The 8th Annual Mission Auction and Variety Show
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Olson Campus Center
4:30 pm: Display of items for Silent Auction begins
5:00 - 6:00 pm Eat, view items, keep bidding. The Chef is working on a simple meal for you to purchase at $5 per person.
6:00-6:15 pm Silent Auction ends
6:30 pm The "Show" begins. There will be live auction items during the show.
WHY A VARIETY SHOW AND MISSION AUCTION?
This is one way we foster community life on campus among students, staff, and faculty as we share our interests, talents, and gifts. The variety show is a light-hearted but not mean-spirited look at our community. At the same time, the mission auction is a way to share – either by participating as a donor or bidder in the silent auction.
The beneficiary for 2013 are the sons of Tony Fair. Tony died in December of 2012. Before coming to Luther Seminary to study in the MDIV program, he worked as an actor and was in the Marine Corp. Tony and his sons were much loved by the Luther Seminary members of this community.
Please consider contributing an item or a service to the mission auction. We are especially looking for items or activities that will increase student-faculty, student-student, and student-staff interactions. The more creative you can be the better.
Items donated in previous years include crafts, artwork, dinners, services like babysitting or tickets to a theater/concert, an autographed copy of your recent book, wine-tasting with an expert. The donations most sought are those that allow us to share a part of ourselves or our interests with someone else.
Donations are already coming in from local businesses and others with connections to Luther Seminary.
Please use this form to make a commitment to donate
PS: Donations will be displayed in the Student Affairs office and listed on this web page as soon as possible.
Here's how the silent auction works: All items to be auctioned will be displayed on tables in the OCC narthex. Bidders roam throughout the narthex, enjoying food and writing their bid on a piece of paper located near the item. Your goal is to outbid everyone else for the item(s) you want. Since the silent auction is open for almost an hour, you’ll have plenty of time to view the items and visit with visitors and classmates.
These are some of the items and activities already donated.
- Quilt hand made by Sarah Henrich, Professor of New Testament
- Professional-grade family or group photographs
- Tickets to Chanhassen Dinner Theater
- Behind the Scenes tour of the Guthrie Theater
- Gift baskets galore: cooking, coffee, movie, and relaxation themes
- Handmade items from ties to hand towels, soup to cookies
- Outings with faculty, staff, students: Beer making, dinner with the faculty women, pub crawls, bowling with the Bible division
- Gift certificates from local business
- more to come!!
The first year of this event, the show was called a “talent” show. And while there is much talent in this community, it was clear that “variety” was a better description. How else to describe a bottle band that plays “A Mighty Fortress”, a skit based on what not to do for a children's sermon, a spoof on the latest reality show, or a "seminary" version of a Beyonce hit. Yes, these are all recent “acts”.
There will be acts featuring music (well-known hits and original compositions), humor, skits, quizz shows, and feets of daring. The host is our own Rolf Jacobson and includes performaces by The Fleshpots. The show will be recorded and broadcast live.
Have an idea for "can't miss" entertainment? Submit your idea to the Student Affairs office at email@example.com