Students in chapel singing
Photo by John Froschauer

Welcome to Chapel

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 am, Ness Family Chapel (3rd floor of Karen Hille Philips Center)

University Chapel takes place on Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters.  It is held during Chapel Break on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Ness Family Chapel, third floor of 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 throughout the academic year.

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.

Speaker Schedule

February 8 – Mare Blocker,  Professor, Art and Design, PLU

February 15 – Rev. Melanie Wallschlaeger, Director for Evangelical Mission, Southwest Washington Synod, ELCA

February 22 – Paul Metellus, Residential Director and Partner Chaplain, PLU

March 1 – Ash Wednesday with Holy  Communion and imposition of ashes

March 8 – Rev. Kim Latterell, Bishop’s Associate, Southwestern Washington Synod, ELCA

March 15 – Mary Jo Larsen, Assistant Dean, School of Education and Kinesiology, PLU

March 22 – Rev. Jeffery Gaustad, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Parkland

March 29 – SPRING BREAK, no chapel

April 5 – Bishop Rick Jaech, Bishop of Southwestern Washington Synod, ELCA

April 12 – Terry Bergeson, Interim Dean, School of Education and Kinesiology

April 19 – Father Tryphon, Igumen of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery, PLU Partner Chaplain

April 26 – Dan Lee, Vice President for Advancement, PLU

May 3 – Doug Oakman, Professor or Religion, PLU

May 10 – Laree Winer, Associate Director for Student Success, PLU

May 17 – Tom Krise, President and Professor of English, PLU

Students holding candles
Photo by McKenna Morin '19