Community of Compasion
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We are a Reconciling in Christ Community

No matter your economic situation, political persuasion, marital status, gender identity, physical ability, ethnic background, or sexual orientation – you are welcome here. "All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place!"

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Pastor Jim

The Jim Norlie Campus Engagement Fund

With the untimely passing of Jim Norlie, our beloved Campus Pastor Emeritus, we lost a cherished partner of this ministry way too soon.  But Pastor Jim left behind a tremendous legacy of campus engagement which still lives on.... To read more, please visit this page.

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Our Location

Luther House is located near the OSU campus at 211 NW 23rd Street. The office phone number is 541.753.5213. Stop by the house for a cup of coffee, tea or treat.  Luther House is a great place to enjoy conversation, relax, take a nap or study.

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Pastor Mike

Living the Compassion of Jesus

When Jesus of Nazareth arrived on the scene some 2000 years ago, he did so with this announcement: “The kingdom of God has come near!”

These words perked the ears of his first hearers, but they can sound strange to ours. We aren’t expecting God to establish a new kingdom among us like the first century Jews did (we prefer democracy over monarchy anyway). 

But deep down we do want the gift that Jesus brings. If Jesus were to come to us today he would surely use different words to express himself. His announcement might sound something like this:

“The Spirit of compassion has come upon earth!”

Luther House Campus Ministry is born of God’s compassion. We are swept up in the divine Spirit of compassion. We feel moved and called to be an outpost of compassion on the Oregon State University campus, living the compassion of Jesus with our words and our deeds.

Compassion is rooted in kinship. It is more than sympathy or empathy. With compassion, we don’t simply support each other or bear one another’s burdens; your burden becomes my own because we belong to each other. In relationship to Jesus we are family, brothers, sisters, siblings, kin.

That’s a great promise on a big, sprawling college campus like OSU. We all need a place to belong, a community of belonging we can count on. Compassion is the key.

At Luther House you will be cared for as God cares for you and for all. The gift Jesus came to give is here. Join us!

Pastor Mike

This is Luther House

 

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Lutheran Campus Ministry at Oregon State University

The name of the OSU-recognized student organization is called Lutheran Campus Ministry at OSU. It's one of many religious groups on campus that, together, form the Spiritual Life at OSU organization. LCM welcomes all students to participate in activities, programs, social events and service projects sponsored by the organization. It's governed by a Student Leadership Team. The SLT meets monthly, usually on Thursday evenings, to plan activities. LCM is part of the national Lutheran Student Movement organization LSM-USA.