Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Newman Night Kick-Off

 Newman Club hosted their first meeting of the year, with the monthly Justice Park Clean-Up!  We had 8 students willing to help their adopted community through this service project.  Newman Club meets on a weekly basis, at 7p on Tuesdays.  From April through October, the last meeting of the month is the clean-up at Justice Park. 

We are grateful for Father Shawn's prayers (and photography skills) as we started our year off on the right foot!   Join us next week for trivia.  It will be all about the Mass!

Welcome Grill-Out

The Welcome Grill-Out was held on Tuesday, August 30.  It was a beautiful day for outdoor games and fresh off the grill hamburgers and hot dogs.  More than 50 people stopped by for supper with even more pausing on the lawn for games and to listen to Jeff James as he provided the musical entertainment.

As always, we appreciate the volunteers who support the effort at Lutheran and Catholic Campus Ministries.  Our grateful appreciation to our grillers (Stan and Jeff), providers of dessert (Dealyn, Paul, Tanya and their daughter), servers and clean up crew (Tonya, Paul, Tanya, and Doreen), our clergy (Fr. Tony, Fr. Shawn and Pastor Chuck) and our Newman leadership team (Elaina, Nate and Levi).  We could not have done it without you!

It is with great joy we see our Newman leadership team serving as the hands and feet of Christ to their brothers and sisters on Campus.  We had a large turnout of Catholic-connected students.  This is primarily because of the welcoming and inviting atmosphere provided by Elaina, Nate, Levi and the rest of our students.  We look forward to seeing them continue develop their leadership skills!

Join us the next time you see something happening at the Campus Religious Center!  We would be happy to have you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Welcome Worship

  On Tuesday, August 23rd, the Campus Religious Center hosted their annual ecumenical Welcome Worship.  Seven students were in attendance, along with members of the community.  Pastor Chuck Swanson, of St. Olaf and English Lutheran, in Walnut Grove, delivered the welcome.  Pastor Mike Mannisto, of First Lutheran, in Marshall, gave the sermon challenging us to all be more participating in Christian unity.  Father Shawn Polman, of Holy Redeemer, Marshall, gave the blessing to the students.  Father Paul Schumacher, of Cottonwood, shared some stories of the Christian unity that brought the building into existence.  It was a well-thought out and personal experience for all in attendance.

Shanda Walker and Becki Johnson, who serve in Lutheran Campus Ministry and Catholic Campus Ministry respectively were also participants in the service.  Our special thanks to Quentin Brunsvold and Amy Bauer for serving as music ministers.  We especially appreciated the bakers of Holy Redeemer who provided the treats!

Our student attendees were able to enjoy snacks and fellowship after the service.  It was so good to hear the sounds of talking and laughing in the building after it has been so quiet for the summer!  With such a wonderful kickoff, we have many good things to look forward to this year!