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PS Portions: Farewell Edition

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Farewell Edition – August 2017

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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, joy, sadness, mourning, memories, reflection, and fellowship. The very next day, the communities consolidated to become United Lutheran Seminary – One Seminary, Two Campuses.

Read about Closings and Beginnings…

See reports on the closing events on June 30:
Gettysburg-Philadelphia Closing Day Gettysburg Seminary | Philadelphia Seminary

ULS President Theresa Latini

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.

Read more about the start of the first year of ULS…

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

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.

Read Karol’s reflections and watch her preaching…

Passages: Harold Weiss and Raymond Bost

Passages: LTSP Distinguished Alumnus and former Trustee Bishop Harold Weiss and former LTSP President Raymond Bost

Two distinguished servants to the seminary, the church, and the world died in July.

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.

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.

Read the obituaries for Bishop Weiss and Dr. Bost


Class Notes

Read August’s Class Notes with 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.

United Notes

In August’s 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.


Upcoming at ULS

First Day of the 2017-18 Academic Year

Monday, August 28, 2017 | Philadelphia and Gettysburg Campuses

Inauguration of ULS President

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
President Latini’s Inauguration as first president of United Lutheran Seminary will be marked by a series of events scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Save the date, and be watching for more information

New United Lutheran Seminary Enews

This Fall | Your email and on social media
With the consolidation of the Philadelphia and Gettysburg seminaries into United Lutheran Seminary, this also brings to a close to PS Portions – enews from Philadelphia Seminary. ULS will be introducing a new enews this fall – be watching!

Name that publication!

United Lutheran Seminary will publish a print and digital magazine this year, but it needs a name. Can you suggest a word, phrase, title that will fit the mission of this interpretive tool? Please share your inspiration on the ULS Alumni Page, or write to today!


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