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August 14, 2014

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (NRSV)

Messiah 411

Plan to attend Community Day Aug. 26

All employees are encouraged to gather together for worship and fellowship on Community Day, Tuesday, Aug. 26. This annual Messiah tradition is the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees. President Kim S. Phipps will be sharing her “State of the College” address outlining the College’s key priorities for the coming year. The Community Day gathering is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, followed by light refreshments from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the Eisenhower Campus Center lawn. (Rain location for refreshments is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall.) All offices and departments (except dispatch and Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. to enable employees to attend the gathering and reception that follows. If you have questions, please contact Anne Barnes, executive assistant to the president, at

September Wellness Workshop announced

The first wellness workshop of the year will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 12-12:45 p.m. in Parmer Cinema.  Dr. Amy Meoli, medical director at Penn State Hershey Sleep Center, will be presenting “If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose: The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation.” You won’t want to miss this presentation on one of the most important health topics of our day.  Employees receive 15 wellness points for attending the workshop.

Messiah Team Triathlon moved to the fall

The 7th annual Messiah Team Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.  Teams must be comprised of any combination of three Messiah students, alumni or staff (or family members).  Each person does one leg (800-yd. swim, 12-mile ride, or 5K run) of the triathlon.  Start putting your team together now and let the training begin.  Every team must complete the online registration form (one form per team) by Tuesday, Sept. 30. Join us for this on-campus fun, free fitness event.  Employees participating receive 15 wellness points.

Opportunity to study the Bible in Turkey

After having led student trips to study the Bible in Turkey, I’ve volunteered to take members of my church in Harrisburg to do the same next summer from June 15-28 and wanted to extend the invitation to any interested adult learners at Messiah, as well. So if you ever considered taking a holiday to the beautiful turquoise Mediterranean coast while also learning more about the Bible and your faith at the same time, then consider joining us on a pilgrimage next summer to the “other holy land.” There we’ll walk the roads trod by Paul on his three missionary journeys (Acts 13-21) and explore several of the cities and earliest Christian communities to which he wrote letters (Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon and more). We will also visit some of John’s “seven churches of Revelation” (Rev. 2-3) and travel across the regions to which Peter wrote his two letters. Since two-thirds of our New Testament books were either written from or to ancient Asia Minor (now modern-day Turkey), this land holds many clues to understanding the Bible better. Consider it an adult Vacation Bible School!

In addition to learning more about the Bible, there will also be free time and opportunities for relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea, soaking in calcium hot springs, sampling fabulous Turkish cuisine and coffee, seeing Turkish rugs woven, bartering in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, visiting mosques to understand Muslims and their faith better, learning more about the modern secular state of Turkey and how religion and politics interact in a different country and visiting two UNESCO world heritage sites! Spanning the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey really is the place where East meets West and it is a country full of beauty, hospitality and history. So come and join the adventure!

If you are interested in learning more about the trip, please email Dr. Ramey at Deadline for trip deposits is Oct. 15


Position available:

The Department of Development has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Gift Processing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Jaycox, Director of Development Services and Data Analytics, at


Roommate—Two Messiah male alumni are looking for one or two males to share a house in Grantham. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at or 717-623-0735.

Fore rent:

Apartment— First floor, two bedroom, one bath apartment and large living room and an eat-in kitchen provide a spacious living area. Off-street parking is also provided in this three-unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking. Seeking long-term renters.  Interested parties should contact Lisa Snyder at or Prowell Management at or 717-364-6764.

For sale:

Two guinea pig/rabbit/chinchilla cages—One low model 20.5 in. long × 30.5 in. wide × 18.5 in. high, asking $25 obo; cost $75 new; One high model 20 in. long × 30 in. wide × 36 in. high, asking $45 obo; cost $95 new. Both are in excellent shape.  Call Amelia at 717-697-6977 if interested.

Furniture—Moving overseas. Dining table and six chairs, patio table and four chairs, futon, assorted tables. For photos and prices, please contact

2003 Buick Rendezvous—AWD, good condition, 146,000 miles, with hitch and bike rack if desired.  $3,075 with rack; $3,000 without. Contact

Lightly used Haan Slim and Light Floor Cleaning Steam Sanitizer — Model SI35. Red color with original box and accessories, asking $40. Contact Jim at 717-379-9813.