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PS Portions: Farewell Edition

In this Farewell issue of PS Portions: United We Stand. United We Pray.; Closing activities at Gettysburg and Philadelphia campuses; July 1, 2017: First day for ULS and for the first ULS President; Karol Mason, ULS student and staff member, preaches First Sermon; Passages: LTSP Distinguished Alumnus and former Trustee Bishop Harold Weiss and former LTSP President Raymond Bost; plus Class Notes and United Notes.

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United We Stand. United We Pray.

On June 30, 2017, both The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg marked the end of their respective communities with prayers, sadness, mourning, memories, reflection, and fellowship. The very next day, the communities consolidated to become United Lutheran Seminary — One Seminary, Two Campuses.

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“Wake, Awake!” marks Gettysburg Seminary’s Last Day

On the night of June 30, 1863, Lydia Ziegler (one of the children of the seminary steward) spotted campfires of U.S. troops beyond Seminary Ridge. The Battle of Gettysburg would begin the next day. On the night of June 30, 2017, a group of students, alumni, faculty, faculty emeriti, staff, staff emeriti, and friends gathered to share an evening remembering Gettysburg Seminary’s history.

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Service of Closing and Gathering mark LTSP’s Last Day

On June 30, 2017, over 200 gathered in the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel on campus of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia to pray, congregate, reflect, and give thanks for the history and legacy of the seminary and each other. All then walked across the way to The Brossman Center’s Benbow Hall for feast and fellowship. The gathering marked the final day of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia before joining the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg to become the Philadelphia Campus of United Lutheran Seminary, One Seminary on Two Campuses.

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July 1, 2017: First day for ULS and for the first ULS President

July 1, 2017, marked the first day for the new United Lutheran Seminary – One Seminary on Two Campuses, Gettysburg + Philadelphia. The day also marked the first day in office for the first president of United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), the Rev. Dr. Theresa Latini.

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Karol Mason, ULS student and staff member, preaches First Sermon

United Lutheran Seminary's Karol Mason is both an MDiv student and Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Advancement and Director of Advancement Operations for United Lutheran Seminary (ULS). As a Minister in Training (MIT) at Grace Baptist Church, Mason preached her First Sermon in July.

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Passage: Bishop Harold Weiss (BD 1955), LTSP Distinguished Alumnus, Trustee

The Rev. Harold S. Weiss (BD 1955), 86, Bishop Emeritus of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, died peacefully at home on July 15, 2017. Bishop Weiss graduated from LTSP with a BD in 1955, and served LTSP as a member of the Board of Trustees. He and his wife Mary Anne were presented the Soli Deo Gloria Award in recognition of their decades of service to the church and the seminary.

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Passage: The Rev. Dr. Raymond Morris Bost, past president at LTSP

The Rev. Dr. Raymond Morris Bost, 91, seventh president of Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina, and president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia from 1976 - 1985, died on Monday, July 10th, 2017, at Kingston Residence of Hickory. Dr. Bost served the church in many different capacities during his years in ministry.

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United Notes – Summer 2017

In United Notes: Introducing ULS Associate Director of Admissions the Rev. Becca Erlich (MDiv 2011) and Interim Director of Contextual Formation the Rev. Dr. John Largen, plus updates on Professor Wayne Croft and Emeritus Professor Timothy Wengert.

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Class Notes – Summer 2017

In this Class Notes, updates from the Rev. Cheryl Hoffman, the Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire, the Rev. Phil Shuart, the Rev. Marsha Anderson, and the Rev. Justin Lingenfelter, and the deaths of the Rev. Dr. Arvids Ziedonis, Jr., Cynthia Gillis, and the Rev. Dr. E. Werner Weinreich.

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Krauth Memorial Library

The Doberstein Window

This beautiful stained glass window was installed in the Krauth Memorial Library in March 1975. It is a memorial to Professor John W. Doberstein, whose friends had contributed funds for it in his memory.

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Take a Course

Adults of all educational and religious backgrounds are welcome to take courses at the seminary for personal and professional enrichment or to find out if seminary is right for you through LTSP’s Adult Learning offerings.

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Admissions Policies & Information

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia offers degrees in The Master of Divinity, The Master of Arts in Religion, The Master of Arts in Public Leadership, The Master of Sacred Theology, and The Doctor of Ministry.

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Student Learning Assessment

Assessment of student learning at LTSP is the systematic collection of information about student learning, using the time, knowledge, expertise and resources available, in order to inform decisions about how to improve student learning.

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Accreditation and Statement of Educational Effectiveness

This page contains both the Accreditation Information and the Statement of Educational Effectiveness for The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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Alumni

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Announcing the 2016 LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: The Rev. Roy Almquist '66, the Rev. Paul F. Bosch '56, and the Rev. Harvard Stephens, Jr. ‘87.

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Denominations

Lutheran Studies Program

If you are planning to prepare for a career in a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, you are encouraged to begin the candidacy process with your synod one year prior to the time you plan to...

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The LTSP Experience

Student Services

Student Services staff provide assistance for LTSP students both during and beyond their seminary career. Student Services is located on the second floor of The Brossman Learning Center in part of the Kaufmann Enrollment Services suite which also includes...

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Alumni Giving

As an alumnus/a of LTSP, you know the value of your education and experience while here on campus. Consider joining fellow alumni in making a gift to the seminary.

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Denominations

For persons preparing for servant-leadership in the church, most denominations have a candidacy process that requires contact with the denomination prior to the beginning of seminary.

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

The DOCTOR of PHILOSOPHY (PhD) program at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) equips persons for vocations of teaching and research and for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice in accord with the standards of the Association of...

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Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL)

Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL) Curriculum

The Distributed Learning (DL) curriculum at LTSP is designed so that you can graduate with your Master of Divinity in as little as 3 years or choose to stretch out your program over 4-5 years. You get to choose...

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