"Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!" (Psalm 95: 1-2; ESV)
The people of God have always responded to His mighty works by prayer, praise and thanksgiving. We are a Christian community, and so worship of the Triune God is not an inconvenience or a side-light—it is our life-blood.
All students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcome to make use of our many worship opportunities.
Daily worship is the heart and soul of this Christian community. Monday through Friday, from 11 to 11:20 a.m. is considered "Sacred Time"—set apart for a special purpose. No classes or meetings are scheduled, and everyone is encouraged to make chapel a regular part of their day.
Sunday Morning Worship
Resurrection Lutheran Church (LCMS) hosts Sunday morning (10 a.m.) worship on campus. The Rev. Dr. Gary Bertels, an emeritus theology professor at Concordia, conducts the services. A large number of students attend, and the entire campus community is welcome.
There are a number of houses of Christian worship in the River Forest and Oak Park communities. Feel free to speak with the University Pastor to find one that fits your needs.
Weekly Prayer Services
Prayer and Praise
Sunday night, 9:30 p.m., student-led and Spirit-filled. Led by the Prayer and Praise Ensemble, students gather for an informal time of word, fellowship, prayer and praise.
Monday night, 9:45 p.m., student-led prayer service used at the close of the day.
Tuesday morning, 7:30 a.m., student-led prayer service used at the beginning of the day.
Tuesday evening, 9:45 p.m., student-led evening prayer service.
Thursday night, 9:45 p.m., student-led evening prayer service.
Wednesday Evening Eucharist
A brief, mid-week Holy Eucharist from 6:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday during the academic year.
Hymn of the Week Meditations
A weekly devotional based on the great hymn-texts of the Church.