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NIM takes Platinum Spatula for second year

Cookin' with Who?

Passing the Golden SpatulaNeighborhood Interfaith Movement: Executive Director Jane Maloney bested the competition with her Autumn Chicken to win the coveted Mr. Airy Platinum Spatula at Cookin' with Who? on November 8, 2012. The spatula was passed to Jane by the 2011 winner, NIM past Executive Director Rabbi George Stern (right).

Community “chefs” who presented their favorite recipes for tasting included: representing the community: Councilwoman Cindy Bass; representing The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia:
Dean J. Jayakiran Sebastian, Prof. Jon Pahl, Prof. Katie Day; representing East Mt. Airy Neighbors:
EMAN President Kent Reichert, Phil “from Mt. Airy” Allen, Executive Director of Mt. Airy USA Anuj Gupta; representing Neighborhood Interfaith Movement: NIM Executive Director Jane Maloney, NIM Early Childhood Specialist Lissette Rivera, Returning Platinum Spatula winner Rabbi George Stern

This was the second year of gathering the Mt. Airy community for an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising benefiting, LTSP, East Mt. Airy Neighbors and Neighborhood Interfaith Movement. You can watch videos of all the competing chefs from 2012 and 2011 online on the Cookin' with Who? pages.

Chefs Katie Day and Cindy Bass  Chef Jon Pahl

Chef Kiran Sebastian

Chef photos starting upper left: Prof. Katie Day with Philadelphia
Councilperson Cindy Bass; Chef Prof. Jon Pahl; 
Chef Dean Kiran Sebastian serving his salmon recipe to Prof. Nelson Rivera. 

Reminder of next week's two special events (Tuesday, November 27):

Peter Paul and Elizabeth Hagan Chair to be awarded to Dr. Jon Pahl

Dr. Jon PahlDr. Jon Pahl, Professor of History of Christianity and Director of MA Programs at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), is being awarded the Peter Paul and Elizabeth Hagan Chair at a special chairing ceremony on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. The ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 am in Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center, on the seminary campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. At the event, Dr. Pahl will present his inaugural lecture as Hagan Professor, which he has titled “Ending the Warfare between Business and Religion – Toward a New Social Gospel.” The ceremony and lecture are free and open to the public.

Memorial Service for Prof. Andrew "Jack" White set for November 27

The Rev. Dr. "Jack" WhiteA memorial service for The Rev. Dr. Andrew J. White, a service-minded activist who profoundly lived out his 30-year career of teaching practical theology at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), is rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel on the LTSP campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. The service begins at 6 pm, with LTSP professor Katie Day preaching, and a reception following. The public is invited to celebrate Dr. White’s many contributions to the community and the wider world, as well as to the seminary and church.



The Annual Advent VespersSunday, December 2, 7:00 pm: Advent Vespers. The annual Advent Vespers service is free and open to the public. The service, lead by the choir of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) under the leadership of LTSP Director of Music Ministries and Seminary Cantor, is on the theme Come and Save Us, found in the Healy Willan settings of the O Antiphons, which the choir will be singing.

Join us for Advent Vespers at Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church, 224 East Gowen Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119, a short walk from the seminary. Parking is available on the seminary campus — go to for more information and directions to the seminary and campus parking information. Limited street parking is also available in the neighborhood near the church.

Women at the WheelRegister now! 

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:00 am-3:45 pm: “Women at the Wheel — the Wellness Wheel for Women” Join us for the 7th annual Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal Day for Women. Save on individual and group registration - register before December 31. Registration online at

Come and See!Prospective Student Days

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:30-8 pm - register online and more information


LTSP is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thanksgiving Day until Monday, November 26.

2012-13 Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel Weekly Schedule

All are always welcome to join the LTSP community at chapel services. The schedule varies during breaks and holidays.


12 Noon
Worship with Preaching


6:00 pm
Evening Worship


11:30 am
Holy Communion


12 Noon
Worship with Preaching


12 Noon