Nourish Your Spiritual Life
Faith development is an integral component of any student's experience at Luther Seminary. Luther Seminary nurtures a strong faith community through daily chapel, musical ensembles, spiritual formation and ecumenical activities.
Worship activities are coordinated by the seminary pastor and chapel staff.
Worship is at the center of our life together. For that reason we gather for chapel every weekday as we set time aside for prayer, praise and proclamation of the gospel through word, sacrament, music and silence. Most services are held at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnation in the Olson Campus Center. Holy Communion is celebrated each Wednesday.
While rooted in the Lutheran tradition, worship of God at Luther Seminary reflects the rich diversity and traditions of our community. From Taizé services to contemporary praise music, to traditional hymnody and global music, we incorporate these varied expressions while making a joyful noise. Faculty, staff, students from all degree programs, international students and guests from the wider church community all join together to preach and offer their gifts and passions in worship and music leadership.
Patterns of our daily worship
Mondays: 5pm Cup of Blessing in OCC Dining Hall (simple meal and holy communion worship around tables)
Tuesdays: 11am Prayer & Praise (emphasis upon eclectic, cross-cultural and global music)
Wednesdays: 11am Service of Holy Communion with preaching
Thursdays: 11am Service of the Word
Fridays: 11am Taizé Prayer Service
- Healing Services are held periodically throughout the year.
- Our Wednesday Chapel Services are around 40 minutes in length. Monday Cup of Blessing meal and worship is 50 minutes; Other services are approximately 25 minutes.
The Luther Seminary Choir participates regularly in the midweek communion service and other occasions. The choir is open to students, faculty, staff, family members and friends of the seminary community. The choir rehearses Tuesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. and sings in worship on most Wednesdays. All are welcome. The ability to read notated music is helpful but not required.
Other community participation
Luther community members also contribute to worship life through:
- Luther brass
- Various instrumental and vocal groups (contemporary and global)
- Liturgical dance
Occasional student recitals, morning and evening prayer services, healing services, hymn sings and festival worship are conducted in one of several chapels on campus:
- The Meditation Chapel in the Olson Campus Center
- The Chapel of the Cross in Northwestern Hall
- The small chapel in Bockman Hall
- Historic Old Muskego Church on the campus
* See our campus map for chapel locations!