The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Ecumenism: Campus 'breathes easy'

Joint Episcopal-Lutheran efforts aren’t just relegated to congregations. At Agape House on the campus of San Diego State University, ELCA pastor Molly Knutson-Keller and an Episcopal student-assistant lead Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry, an outreach that invites students to “unconditional love, unending exploration, unlimited possibility in Christ.”

Every Wednesday evening Episcopal and Lutheran students gather with their United Methodist and Roman Catholic counterparts for a 99-cent supper. Then they adjourn to Agape House for the weekly “Breathe” service of song, prayer and communion.

“We breathe easy,” Knutson-Keller says. “It’s a relaxed service with a basic order that doesn’t signal either strictly Lutheran or Episcopal tradition.”


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