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Great Stuff — Why Luther House?

February 17th, 2014 3 comments

Great article found by Norm over at Build it Back.   Your congregation is without a permanent place to worship. You’ve got enough money to buy a church somewhere. Why in the world would you purchase an old sorority house instead?  Isn’t having a church building more important than setting up a campus ministry house? Many have likely asked such questions about ULC’s decision to purchase Luther House on the U of M campus. Heck,  our own congregation asked these questions before we bought it. And it was not the easiest decision in the world to make. But what it   More…

Last minute, end of year fundraising opportunities

December 24th, 2013 7 comments

If you happen to be blessed at the end of this year with some extra cash that you would like to donate to some good causes, I would suggest taking a look at these: University Lutheran Chapel – Build it Back Campaign Until the end of the year ULC’s donations (up to a grand total of $10K) will be matched.  At last counting they have only received $5,000 of the $10,000 maximum for matching.  Please consider giving to them (each dollar is doubled by the match!).  Click here to donate.   Lutheran Public Radio According to their site, LPR is   More…

Great Stuff — New building brings new hope for Minnesota’s ULC campus ministry

May 13th, 2013 5 comments

Found on Reporter Online:   By Paula Schlueter Ross Seeing and visiting the new Luther House campus-ministry center at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, has been good for junior Hannah Saunders. Last summer, Saunders, 20, was faced with the wrenching sight of her campus church — University Lutheran Chapel (ULC) — being torn down right across the street from her apartment building. “I was very upset and it took me until we had the new location to feel anything positive about the situation,” she told Reporter. Saunders, a junior who is studying child psychology at the university, said she believes   More…

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ULC closes on Student House

December 14th, 2012 5 comments

Found on ULC’s facebook page: Great news! We have closed on the student house. May our Lord use this house for much good at the U of M and for our congregation!

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The other half of the MNS District Campus Ministry plan

August 20th, 2012 56 comments

I saw this today from the Mankato Free Press.  It is an article describing the transformation of the Campus Lutheran Chapel at Minnesota State University, Mankato to “Hosanna Highland”.  The new name reflects the new owner of the chapel, Hosanna Lutheran Church of Mankato (LCMS).  Here is their website.   The congregation purchased the chapel at a reduced rate thanks to the MNS Convention (the same that gave ULC a portion of the sale of their building). In the Free Press article, it describes the new arrangement of services at the campus site.  Pastor Monte Meyer, who has commented here   More…

Even while steeples are falling UPDATED

ULC’s demolition was completed today.  Peter Wagner, a college student at the U of MN and also a member of ULC created the following video.   Here is an updated version of it: On top of this video, there are a number of photos from the demolition.  I will say thank you to Doran for allowing the folks at ULC to salvage the stained glass and altar from the old building.  I will say thank you to the convention delegates who voted to fund the beginning of the new ULC with $2 million from the sale.  That amount will not   More…

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The Demolition of ULC, by Pastor Mark Preus

August 5th, 2012 6 comments

Found on Pastor Mark Preus’s blog, Lutheran Hymn Revival. This is a blog for me to practice writing Lutheran poetry and discussing it, especially in its hymnic form. Constructive comments are very much appreciated.   This hymn is on the demolition of ULC and its being set aside for profane use; so it contrasts holy use with profane use, and therefore faith with unbelief, Church with world, etc. It is sung to the tune by Stephen van der Hoek; the sheet music is at the bottom.   O Jesus Christ, our temple, True God, enfleshed for us; The dwelling place   More…

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Steadfast Guest — ULC: Looking Back and Looking Forward though the Eyes of a Layperson

by Douglas Denzler One month ago I watched my place of worship, University Lutheran Chapel; hold is final service and close its doors forever.   The congregation was forced to leave by an eviction order by the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, its president, and Board of Directors. For almost 13 years this building was the place where I worshiped, got married, and watched my son be baptized.  What had occurred was personal and brought me much disappointment. The District has treated a faithful and strong campus ministry and congregation with complete disregard and disrespect.  In short, we   More…

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Great Stuff — ULC (MN) Final Services and Thoughts

June 30th, 2012 2 comments

Posted by Pastor Marcus Zill on facebook:   In case you haven’t seen all of it yet, the following page contains a lot of great links to everything (pics, video, bulletin, sermon) related to the closing service at ULC in Minneapolis. I would like to publicly say how proud I am of both ULC and Pastor David Kind for the manner in which they have handled everything over the course of this past year and a half. They have been resolute where they must, yet charitable where they could, in the face of an unspeakable and unwarranted cross, brought on   More…

MNS Convention Update on ULC. UPDATED

The MNS Convention started conducting business today.  The elections went to the Mission Vision MNS candidates, with Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy elected District President. The convention also approved a plan to provide $2,000,000 from the sale of the ULC building to go to ULC.  That being said the building still has to come down and the congregation will lose it’s historic, beloved, and excellent location. MNS will still receive the 1.25 million from ULC and 900,000 from the CLC sale. What I also want to say is this.  Pres. Harrison rightly says that the actions of the MNS District unleashed   More…

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Save ULC – Update including a recent letter sent from MNS District to delegates AND a letter of clarification by President Harrison

There is still no word on the court case with ULC (eviction hearing).  The MNS District Convention begins on Thursday.  This letter was received today by all delegates to the convention. It does actually tell us the probable fate of CLC in Mankato (sold to an LCMS congregation in Mankato).  UPDATE – There is also a letter from Pres. Harrison expressing his thoughts regarding the sale of ULC (since the District’s letter cites him as possibly supporting the action). Here is the letter from President Harrison: Dear Directors, As you well know, I have refrained from involvement in the ULC   More…

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Great Stuff — Everybody Makes Mistakes, Part 2: Mistakes Can be Costly

June 8th, 2012 8 comments

Friends of ULC set up a blog in May giving some additional details about the situation the congregation finds itself in. It contains several articles that should be read, including a series on “Are these Articles of Incorporation Valid”. Today I noticed this post that I thought would be interesting to readers of BJS. It is part 2 of another series; part 1 is found here.   Everybody Makes Mistakes, Part 2: Mistakes Can be Costly Mistakes can be costly.  Sometimes the cost of correcting mistakes overwhelms those who make the mistakes.  This can cause them to make other mistakes,   More…

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Update on ULC Eviction hearing

The past two days have been filled with courtrooms for ULC and the MNS District.  The latest news is that each party has until 4 PM tomorrow to file any more briefs.  The Judge may take until Monday to render judgment in the case.   A reminder to all of you that the Minnesota South District Convention is happening June 14th-16th.  Pray for the delegates as it appears they will have to discuss these matters on the floor. Delegates to the Convention – you may not agree with me on the ULC situation theologically or even politically – but please   More…

Supporting resolutions for ULC stricken, “this” resolution is put to the MNS Convention. UPDATED

  The ongoing struggle over ULC, showing the deepening divisions in our Synod has a new document.  ULC has released a critical evaluation of the resolution that will be put before the Minnesota South District Convention (Resolution 5-01).  Keep in mind this resolution is the one put before delegates for their pre-convention reading and so forth.  I would urge all delegates to the Convention also read ULC’s take on the situation as it greatly differs from the content of the printed resolution. Here is the ULC critique of Resolution 5-01 If you would take a look at this resolution from   More…

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ULC Legal Claims Documents

  Some new documents have put out by ULC in their cause to save their facility from being destroyed by the MNS District’s stewardship and ministry decision to sell the property to a developer.  From ULC: A new document is available related to our legal claims. This one shows from the MN District Convention proceedings just what the donors and the District intended when they built ULC’s chapel. Purpose of ULC-Convention Actions   A second document related to our legal claims has just been posted. This one shows from Official MN District Reports and Promotional Items what the District intended   More…