Worship at Lutheran Campus Ministry
Thursday evening "Body and Soul" worship and dinner, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Sunday morning congregational worship, 8:15 a.m and 10:45 a.m. (July-August, 9:30 a.m.)
Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. (Between University and Woodlawn on 55th Street)
What Is Worship Like at Lutheran Campus Ministry?
We worship on Sunday mornings at Augustana Lutheran Church, a neighborhood congregation rooted in the depth and diversity of the Lutheran theological and liturgical traditions. We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday at both services, and all who are baptized and desire the sacrament are welcome to receive it. Worship is led by Pastor Nancy Goede, Interim Cantor Jerrad Fenske, and the parish choir (Augustana Cantorei). Augustana’s Sunday morning worship is comprised of people of many ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds: students, faculty, and staff, as well as many local families and Hyde Parkers who aren't directly associated with the University of Chicago or the Lutheran School of Theology.
In addition, Lutheran Campus Ministry worships and eats together every Thursday night during the academic quarter, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This service takes on a variety of forms (Holden Evening Prayer, Mountain Vespers, Evening Prayer from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Taize) but it is always followed by dinner and conversation on scripture and faith life.
All are welcome to come and worship with us. You don’t have to be Lutheran; you don't have to know how to read music or sing with gusto; you don’t have to receive communion; you don’t have to stay afterward for the coffee hour. Come as you are—tired from a night of studying or energized by caffeine; casual or dressy; questioning or charismatic; exuberant or skeptical—all are welcome! At the heart of worship is God’s gift of grace—given for all. If you would like to know more about how Lutherans practice Christianity, visit our national church's web site or talk with one of the pastors. If you are interested in being baptized, talk with one of the pastors.