If you are like me, you have many blessings for which to thank God this day - maybe more than you can count. This is a wonderful time to give thanks for all God has done for us at LTSP.
I'm giving thanks for all the faithful years of service by Professors Timothy Wengert and Robin Mattison, whose distinguished years of service are coming to a close in 2013. I'm thankful for the wonderful relationships we have with our supporting synods of Region 7 and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, especially the candidacy committees through Pastor Peggy Wuertele. I'm giving thanks for our dedicated alumni who serve all around the region, the nation, and the world. I'm thankful for our friends and donors who support us in prayer and financial support, and our boards, faculty, and staff who all help to prepare amazing students to be public leaders for the church and the world.
I thank God as we at the seminary are having a good and blessed year, and we thank you for being part of it!
President, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
P.S. We invite you to join us to celebrate and give thanks for our community at the Annual Tree Lighting on William Allen Plaza, Friday, December 6 at 6 pm. Come for caroling, fellowship, and the lighting ceremony, and bring a toy - or several - for a child in need. More information is at Ltsp.edu/TreeLighting.