Students in chapel singing
Photo by John Froschauer

Welcome to Chapel

Mondays, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00am.

*Fall semester Chapel begins Wednesday September 6, 2017!

University Chapel takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters.  It is held during Chapel Break at 10:30 am in the Karen Hille Phillips Center (Mondays on the 2nd floor and Wednesdays on the 3rd floor/Ness Family Chapel).

Our theme for the year is Re-forming and each week will center around a different “re” word (i.e. refresh, reflect, receive, etc).

Monday’s service (“Monday Word”) is a chapel service open to all and led by students, faculty and staff of color that is rooted in multicultural faith traditions, praise & worship, and opportunities for prayer and expression.

Wednesday’s service observes the rich liturgical and musical tradition of the Lutheran church, led by our University Organist and Chapel Choir. Faculty, staff, students, the University Pastor, chaplains, local ministers, and our resident bishop are among those who offer a brief message at these services throughout the academic year.  See below for schedule of speakers.

Morning Chapel provides 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.

Wednesday Speaker Schedule (and theme for each week):

September 6 – (Return/Refresh) Jen Rude, University Pastor, PLU

September 13 – (Reflect) Allan Belton, Acting President, PLU

September 20 – (Receive) Students from Nicaragua Well project

September 27 – (Re-imagine) Communion Service

October 4 – (Repair) – Kirsten Christensen, Professor of German, PLU

October 11 – (Respect) – Luke Ruiz, Diversity Center, PLU

October 18 – (Renew) – Hannah Peterson, PLU Student

October 25 – (Re-frame) – Communion Service

November 1 – (Remember) All Saints Day – Norris Peterson, Professor of Economics, PLU

November 8 – (Reclaim) – Joseph Smith, intern at Wang Center, PLU

November 15 – (Reconcile) – Ben Cox, PLU Student

November 22 – NO CHAPEL

November 29 – (Rejoice) – Communion Service

December 6 – (Release) – Advent songs and readings

Now the Feast and Celebration

Renowned composer Marty Haugen was commissioned by the university to write  Now the Feast and Celebration, a joyous liturgy that is still used at University Chapel throughout the year, and at numerous Christian churches across the globe. Proceeds of each purchase of sheet music and recorded performances of Now the Feast and Celebration help to financially support Campus Ministry. We encourage you to purchase your own keepsake copy of Now the Feast and encourage your home congregation to purchase copies as well. Purchases should be made directly through GIA Publications, Inc.

Students holding candles
Photo by McKenna Morin '19