Welcome to Luther House

Expanding minds
Deepening faith
Inspiring service

We are students, faculty, university staff, international guests, and community members linked by faith and committed to academic life. End fo story

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Update on Pastor Jim

Many of you have learned that retired Luther House Pastor Jim Norlie was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. We are holding are dear brother in prayer and following developments. For the latest information on Jim’s condition, please visit this page.

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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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Luther House is located near the OSU campus at 211 NW 23rd Street. The office phone number is 541.753.5213 and is generally open Monday through Thursday 9am to 6pm, and often on Sundays too.

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GRACEnotes

Welcome to Luther House Campus Ministry!

At Luther House we offer college students a home away from home, a place for students to find the support and care they need to thrive in this crucial chapter in life.

A proverb from the Talmud captures our vision for ministry: “Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow! Grow!”

We seek to be angels for each other at Luther House.

College is an adventure, a time for students to dream, to explore, to spread their wings and fly. Students need flying companions to share the experience with. They need a home base to refuel and recharge. They need to hear the voice of God cheering them on.

College is overwhelming too. Students face difficult challenges, painful disappointments, occasional detours and the need to recalculate. There’s no growth without pain. Students need supportive friends to help them weather the storms. They need to know the hope of God for fresh starts and new beginnings.

This is the work of angels, the crucial ingredients of the campus ministry job description. We put the recipe together this way:

Luther House serves up… food for the body… food of friendship… food of the Spirit.

...food for the body. Students come for home cooked meals at our Tuesday Come & Go Lunches and Sunday Table Talk Suppers. We serve up a warm welcome, wholesome food, and a much needed break.

…food of friendship. Students make friends at Come & Play Fridays. At the end of a long week of classes, they come to enjoy a game of corn hole or Pictionary or take a hike up Bald Hill. We expand our circle of friends by engaging in service projects that impact people’s lives.

…food of the Spirit. Students come to worship, to pray, to sit in the quiet of candlelight and feel the strength of God. They read scripture together. They have conversation about things that matter like faith, justice, healing, and peace. They come to hear the promise of God’s love and to love God back with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.

Luther House feeds and nourishes the lives of students. Come experience our ministry yourself. There’s a place for you at our table!

Pastor Mike

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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.