Contact

The Rev. Amy Reumann
lampa@lutheranadvocacypa.org
717-545-3500

When

Tuesday May 7, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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Where

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
2000 Chestnut Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011


 
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Lutheran Day at the Capitol 2013 

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.

  • "Feed My Lambs" Campaign Launch: Lutheran Day will launch the 2013 LAMPa Campaign to expand and improve the School Breakfast Program in Pennsylvania, to increase food security and improve education outcomes for children in our Commonwealth.
  • Location: Lutheran Day will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill PA, just across the river and minutes from the State Capitol. See map at the left of the page for directions.
  •  Capitol Visits: The agenda includes background and training for all participants to stop by their state legislators offices to lift up common concerns on current issues. The LAMPa office will schedule sit down visits for those who wish to visit their legislators during their time at the Capitol.
     
  • Registration fee is $25.00/15.00 for students through April 19, $35.00/15.00 through May 3 and $40.00 at the door. Payment can be made through PayPal, by sending in your check or at the door. For those who cannot afford the fee, registration scholarships are available by contacting the LAMPa office. Registration will include providing the names of your state legislators. If you do not know them, find them here.
     
  • Accommodations - A block of hotel rooms is being held at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (located in Camp Hill) until April 30 - mention LAMPa to receive a reduced rate. Contact the LAMPa office for a list of other hotels in the area. Click here to access the Radisson website.
  • Transportation - Ample parking is available at Trinity. If you are coming by Amtrak please contact the LAMPa office to arrange a shuttle from the Harrisburg station.
     

    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