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News and upcoming events


Dear friends,

Today we begin ‘The Great Three Days” when we get to experience the love of God in Jesus, for us and for the whole world! Below is my invitation to you, to enter into these holy days with me and with other faith journeyers. Please be in touch with me if I can give you a ride to any or all of these services, or if you have any questions.

Be blessed,

Pr. Kari

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The Drama of Holy Week (April 13-16)
All are welcome to come and experience God’s love in community!
(Text Pastor Kari at 603-533-5274 if you would like a ride.)

Maundy Thursday 7:30 pm
(With Bethesda Lutheran Church – 450 Whitney
Meet at High St. gate at 7:15 for a ride)
Laying on of hands for forgiveness
Receiving communion and the command to love
Solemn stripping of the altar

Good Friday 5:00pm in Dwight Chapel
(co-sponsored with UCY and ECY)
Celebrating Christ’s life-giving passion
Praying for the whole world
Finding strength and hope in the cross

Easter Vigil 8:00 pm Saturday night
(With Bethesda Lutheran Church – 450 Whitney
Contact Kari at 603-533-274 to arrange for a ride)
Lighting of the Easter fire
Luminaria-lit community processions
Dramatic readings of deliverance!
First Easter Eucharist (followed by Easter partying!)

Easter Sunday 8:30am Easter Breakfast (yum!)
10:00am Festival Easter Worship
(With Bethesda Lutheran Church – 450 Whitney
Meet at High St. gate at 8:15am for a ride)


Two soul-filling opportunities, one coming soon, and the other coming in two weeks…

Worship&Dinner–  Feb. 6 at 6pm at the Dwight Hall Library

Come to have your spirit and body nourished, this week focusing on the many ways we are called to make a difference in the world… in so many different situations! Yale student Paul Strike will be our awesome leader.


Volunteering for (and getting to know) 12 people experiencing homelessness – Monday, Feb. 26

Serving up food, playing ping pong, listening, learning… that’s what we’ll be doing with the truly unique Columbus House program Abraham’s Tent. More details coming soon. Let me know of your interest and when you are free: whether its dinnertime, evening, or overnight, and I’ll make sure you have a ride! (And if you don’t have Mondays free at all, I’ll get you signed up for a better day.)


Kari Henkelmann Keyl
Pastor, Luther House Campus Ministry
Call/text 603-533-5274



Candlelight Vigil in Support of Immigrant and Refugee Communities  – Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6pm

Bring a candle and meet in front of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale at 6PM.  At 7PM, there is a benefit concert for IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services-at Battell Chapel. Over 1000 people have already said they are coming.  I’ll be near The Women’s Table, if you’d like to meet me there. I’ll bring some extra candles to share.

~ Kari

Kari Henkelmann Keyl
Pastor, Luther House Campus Ministry
Call/text 603-533-5274


Hey, everyone! Pastor Kari here. I’m excited about going to Yale’s MLK, Jr. Day keynote address at Battell Chapel, Jan. 25 at 6:00pm, to hear Diane Nash speak on “Courage, Conflict, and Creative “Maladjustment: Speaking Truth to Power Across Generations.”

I’ll be there when the doors open at 5:30, so just let me know if you’d like to meet me there or have me save you a seat. (Text/call me at 603-533-5274.)

Civil Rights Movement in 1960

Diane Nash, a prominent civil rights leader, served as one of the key strategists for the 1960 Nashville sit-ins, 1961 Freedom Rides, and the 1965 voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama.

Sometimes it’s good to click on pause, stop the action, and take a good look. After all that’s been happening this past week — from shopping classes to watching the unfolding of inaugural and protest events — it might be a good time to do just that.
Today at 6pm all are welcome to come to the Dwight Hall Library (on Yale’s Old Campus)
~ to reflect in the safety of caring community,
~ to be free to let your thoughts be known or to ponder silently,
~ to feel the hope singing powerful lyrics can bring, and to enjoy a homemade meal with friends!
And if Monday at 6pm doesn’t work for you, drop me an email or text and we’ll meet for coffee. Or consider the peaceful community you can find Wednesdays at 9pm in Dwight Chapel. Any time and any way you’d like to enter in, is up to you!
Peace to you in all your beginnings,
Kari Henkelmann Keyl
Pastor, Luther House Campus Ministry
Call/text 603-533-5274
Now that students are coming back to campus, we are back in action!
Starting with…
Monday, Jan. 16, 4:30pm –  Pierson College “Tea” on Food Justice 
We’ll be observing MLK Day by sitting at the feet of Blain Snipstal, who identifies as a Baltimore peasant farmer and food-sovereignty/racial-justice activist. Sound intriguing? Let’s meet at 4:15 at Dwight Hall, and then walk over to Pierson together. This living room presentation and conversation is co-sponsored by Pierson College and Yale Sustainable Food Project, so it’s bound to be good!
All are welcome, so come if you can, and bring a friend if you like. You can sign up here, so we will know to look for you!
Looking forward to welcoming you back,
~  Kari
Kari Henkelmann Keyl
Pastor, Luther House Campus Ministry
Call/text 603-533-5274
Dear fabulous students,
Now that the thrill and the challenge of class-shopping is past, maybe it’s time to step back and take a look…  What is it about starting off this year that makes you feel full-of-life grateful?  And what’s been disappointing or daunting?
Come by the Dwight Hall Library tonight (Monday) at 6:00pm for a time of being ourselves in the presence of God, celebrating what we’re excited about, and being nourished for the journey ahead. I hope you can come! Please drop me an email or text if you have any questions or if you’d like to meet for coffee to chat a bit.
Kari Henkelmann Keyl
Pastor, Luther House Campus Ministry
Call/text 603-533-5274

Living a welcoming life… 

Small pic of Paul and me 8.16

LH Intern, Paul Strike, and I welcoming students to campus!

Being out on Yale’s campus yesterday reminded me of how great it is to be powerfully welcomed! As in: we’ve been waiting for you, and now you’re here! Come join the party!

The joy of being welcomed gets even better when you get to extend that welcome to someone else, doesn’t it? Welcoming becomes a way of life, a reason for being. And when you’re surrounded by others filled with welcoming purpose, that holy love can fill you up like nothing else!

Such as…  Come by Dwight Chapel  tomorrow, Sunday 5pm, as the Luther House Community and the Episcopal Church at Yale  join together for our Welcome Worship and Picnic.  Come when you can, and come as you are!

* If you’re going to Bethesda’s awesome  Ice Cream Social  at 4pm, feel free to come over to Dwight Hall afterward, to catch the end of the service (the Chapel doors will be wide open!) or the beginning of the picnic (no shame in dessert first, sustenance next!

So looking forward to welcoming you,

Kari Henkelmann Keyl
Pastor, Luther House Campus Ministry
Call/text 603-533-5274

2 thoughts on “News and upcoming events

  1. Happy Summer, everyone!

    Just wanted to let you all know that the “house” at 27 High Street has been sold, but our Luther House ministry is getting ready for a brand new year!

    I am looking forward to:

    joining you in your college or school dining halls
    meeting you for coffee, on campus or off
    hanging out with you on Cross Campus, or Science Hill or wherever you are
    worshipping with you on Mondays in the Library at Dwight Hall (note the change of day of the week)
    supporting you in your journey
    learning from you
    discerning new ways we can make a difference
    My office has moved to the parish house of Bethesda Lutheran Church (305 St. Ronan St) – if you are around before school starts, I’d love to give you a tour.

    Enjoy this time for rest, re-creation, and preparation!

    Pastor Kari

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