“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree and pay my debts.”

— Martin Luther

Morning and Evening Prayer provide a “30-minute Sabbath” in the midst of our busy lives; time to pray. sing, reflect, be challenged, and have our spirits nourished and renewed.

Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer is a Mattins style chapel service held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Ness Family Chapel, in the Karen Hille Philips Center. The service observes the rich liturgical and musical tradition of the Lutheran church, led by our University Organist and Chapel Choir, but from time-to-time, offers different worship styles. Faculty, staff, students, the University Pastor, chaplains, local ministers, and our resident bishop are among those who offer a brief message at these services.

Morning Prayer Spring Speakers

2/10 Ash Wednesday jpr
2/17 Melannie Cunningham, Director of Multicultural Recruitment, PLU Gospel Choir
2/24 Mary K. Sanders, Pastor, United Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA
3/2 Very Rev. Abbot Tryphon, All Merciful Saviour Monastery, Vashon Island, WA
3/9 Toney Montgomery, Pastor of Our Father’s House and President of the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance
3/16 Eddie McCoven ‘16, Cantor
3/23 Kim Latterell, Bishop’s Associate, Southwestern Washington Synod
4/6 Lynn Hunnicutt, Professor of Economics and Director of the Wild Hope Center
4/13 University Pastor Candidate #1
4/20 University Pastor Candidate #2
*4/22 Special Earth Day Morning Prayer: University Pastor Candidate #3 
4/27 Daniel Lee, Vice-President for Advancement
5/4 Melanie Wallschlaeger, Director for Evangelical Mission, Southwestern Washington Synod
5/11 Maylen Anthony ‘16, Worship and Music Coordinator
5/18 Brian Naasz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies

Evening Prayer
Evening Prayer is a student led chapel service held Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Ness Family Chapel, in the Karen Hille Philips Center. The style of this candlelight evening worship can vary from traditional vespers to a compline service led by our University Men’s Chorus, to something more modern and contemplative. There is no message during the evening service in order to provide more time for reading the scripture and prayer. This service was inspired by, and often uses, the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy, which was written by Marty Haugen for Holden Village in Chelan, WA.