Greetings from the Campus Chaplains at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan! This is a busy time of year for us in the church – many of us are finishing up harvest or are still in the thick of it, fall routines are beginning to take shape, and parishes are becoming busy places as the “unofficial” church year swings into motion. It’s a busy time of year for students as well, and it is that time of year again when we in the church are given the opportunity to focus on the students in our synod. Campus Ministry Sunday (formerly known as Loonie Sunday) is a great opportunity for you to bring attention to our church’s ministry and the ministry of students at Luther College at the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan.
We who work in Campus Ministry are privileged to spend our days surrounded by the energy, the insight, and the considerable gifts of the young people of this synod. Campus Ministry Sunday has become one of the many ways in which we in this church support these students. The money raised goes toward furthering our programs, such as:
– Peer ministry (students ministering to students)
– Hospitality (welcome barbeque, buying a student lunch, pizza suppers, etc.)
– Study & worship resources
This year we invite you to designate a Sunday in October or early November as Campus Ministry Sunday. Please use this as a day to raise awareness about campus ministry, to pray and give thanks for students, and to invite your members to support campus ministry financially by offering a loonie or toonie, a ten or twenty dollar bill or even a cheque.
Please find enclosed some materials to help you draw attention about campus ministry to your congregation including bulletin announcements, a “Did you know…” bulletin information insert (to photocopy), and a prayer petition that we ask you to include in the prayers for the day.
We also ask that you draw people’s attention to our contact information on the bulletin insert. Students are always welcome to contact us; we’ll gladly take them out for lunch as a welcome to university!
Cheques are payable to: Saskatchewan Synod, ELCIC. Donations are divided equally between the Regina and Saskatoon campus ministries. Please note it is for Campus Ministry Sunday and mail to:
Saskatchewan Synod, ELCIC
714 Preston Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7H 2V2
In Christ’s service,
Rev. Paul Sartison Rev.Sean Bell
Lutheran Campus Centre – Saskatoon Luther College (University), Regina
Please view attachments for use in bulletins.