Wednesday Chapel. 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).

Monday’s service (“Monday Word”) is a chapel service open to all and is rooted in Black church traditions and includes 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.

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.

Our Fall 2018 theme is Life Paths: Challenging and Renewing our Faith. We’ll explore this theme through the imagery of Psalm 23.

Wednesday Speakers

September 5 (Psalm 23) – Jen Rude, University Pastor

September 12 (“The Lord is my Shepherd”) – Dan Lee, VP for Advancement

September 19  (“I shall not want”) – Kevin O’Brien, Dean of Humanities

September 26 (“God makes me lie down in green pastures”) –Marco Polo Ramirez Becerra, Community Director

October 3  (“God leads me beside still waters”) – Jenny James, Associate Professor of English

October 10 (“God restores my soul”) – Lace Smith, Associate VP for Marketing and Communications

October 17 (“God leads me in right paths for God’s name’s sake”)

October 24 (“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me.”)

October 31 (“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies”), All Saints remembrance – Joanna Royce Davis, VP for Student Life

November 7 (“You anoint my head with oil”)

November 14 (“My cup overflows”) – Brant McAdams, Head Football Coach

November 21 – NO CHAPEL, Thanksgiving Break

November 28 (“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.”)

December 5 – Advent Readings and Songs

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