Discipleship and Citizen Action
Tuesday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, MAY 3.
Registrations after May 1 will no longer be able to request appointments with legislators.
WALK INS ARE WELCOME FOR $40 AT THE DOOR.
Join Lutherans from around the state for worship, learning, advocacy and action for a more just Commonwealth. The day will equip you for the ELCA Strategic Direction "to step forward as a public church that witnesses boldly to God's love for all the God has created." Lutheran Day at the Capitol will focus on our baptismal call to ministry in the public square and the unique voice of Lutheran Christians. The day will include worship, a keynote address, a legislative briefing and visit training, workshops, a continental breakfast and lunch. Come to be inspired, prepared and equipped to act on issues that matter.
"Discipleship and Citizen Action", the keynote address, will be delivered by The Rev. Andrew D. Genszler, the Director for Advocacy and the Washington Office for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). A graduate of Wittenberg University in political science, he completed his M. Div. at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 2000. He was a domestic policy intern in the Washington Office while completing a thesis in Christian ethics at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He was the Associate Director for Public Policy for Lutheran Services in America 2001-02. Andrew then earned a Masters degree in public theology from the University of Oxford in England in 2004. Most recently he was the Director for Domestic Policy for the ELCA before being named to his current position in April, 2007. Pastor Genszler is also a chaplain in the US Navy Reserve.
The Capitol Complex can be difficult to navigate, involving many steps and uneven floor surfaces. If you will need assistance accessing the building, or wonder if you might, please contact LAMPa staff.
AGENDA Registration begins at 8:30 AM
8:30 AM Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM Worship
10:15 AM Issue Briefing
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Board Busses to Capitol (shuttle will run continuously)
12:30 AM Buffet Lunch followed by Keynote Address
2:00 PM Workshops (no preregistration necessary)
The United States of ALEC - Common Cause PA
Mastering the Advocacy Basics - ELCA Washington Office
Feed My Lambs - Fighting Hunger through Expanding School Breakfast
3:00 PM Evaluation and Conclude