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Tag Archive: Pastor Sarah

All Means All Community Meal
October 7, 2022

Four ways the Chapel & Pastor Sarah are here to support you

Led by Campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith, Campus Ministry seeks to support students’ spiritual growth wherever they are on their journey. Whether you are Lutheran by background, new to Christianity, or exploring other religious traditions, Finlandia seeks to meet you there.

In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Semmler Smith shares four ways that Campus Ministry is here to support FinnU students. Campus Ministry is an open and affirming ministry of Finlandia University. In other words, you are welcome here.

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September 3, 2021

Finlandia Fridays with Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith

This week on Finlandia Fridays, campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith joins Season 6 host, Jordan Shawhan, to speak about all that is happening this fall at the Chapel of St. Matthew. Semmler Smith talks about the resources, both spiritual and tangible, that she and St. Matt’s can provide as well as the ways for students to get involved or reach out to her anytime they are in need.

“In some ways, you can think of me as the spiritual support animal of [...]

January 14, 2021

Find Your Center for Spring Semester with FinnU Campus Ministry Events

FinnU Campus Ministry is ready to kick off the Spring Semester with a number of great events to help students, faculty and staff find their center, reflect and search for peace.

Monday, Jan. 18 Your Monday Breath – Faculty & Staff

Move from scattered to centered to start your week. Join Pr. Sarah and Zoe Lincoln each Monday for a midday mindfulness practice to add focus, balance, and motivation for your week. Link for the semester:   https://zoom.us/j/98144199745?pwd=c2oxZjR6dm5NYzNiNEVjRlRUeEhsQT09  Meeting [...]

Devotions Pastor Sarah
December 15, 2020

Pastor Sarah writing daily devotions for Northern Great Lakes Synod Dec. 13-19

Finlandia University’s campus pastor, Rev. Sarah Semmler Smith, is the featured writer for the Northern Great Lakes Area Synod “Prayerfully” devotions the week of December 13-19. The entire week of Pastor Sarah’s devotions are available in video format below. They will also be shared on the @FinnU_FaithLife campus ministry Instagram account.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 Matthew 1:1-17 “Generations”

Monday, December 14, 2020 Luke 1:26-29 “Perplexed”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Mark 1:2-8 “Bug!”

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Luke 1:35-37 “Blue Christmas”

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Luke 1:39-40 “Hearts Leaping”

Friday, December 18, 2020 Luke 1:38, [...]