Students in chapel singing
Photo by John Froschauer

Welcome to Chapel

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

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 Spring 2018 is Journeys of Faith (through the metaphors of road signs –  U-Turns, Scenic Overlooks, Dead Ends, Construction Zones, etc). Each week we will have a different road sign as our theme for exploring our journeys of faith.

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):

February 7    On Ramp – Dr. Joanna Gregson, PLU Acting Provost

February 14   Ash Wednesday – service with Holy Communion

February 21  Crosswalk – Matthew Salzano, ’18

February 28  Share the Road – Dawn Mikalatos, Career Connections

March 7   Intersections – Holy Communion

March 14   Yield – John Noltner, artist, Creator of A Peace of My Mind

March 21  Rest Area – Rev. John Rosenberg, Interim Director of Congregational Engagement


April 4     Limited Sight Distance – Jp Avila, Associate Professor of Art and Design

April 11  U-Turn  – Holy Communion

April 18  Road Closed – Teri Woo, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs

April 25  Under Construction – Kara Barkman, ’19

May 2   Delays Ahead – Krisztina Nagy, Economics Dept

May 9   Curvy Road – Holy Communion

May 16  Exit – Michael Zbaraschuk, Religion Dept.

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