Worship & study
8 am Holy Communion (simpler service)
9:15 am Sunday Forum & Sunday School (during academic semester)
10:30 am Holy Communion (worship with choir, instrumental ensembles)
Monday – Friday
9 am Morning Prayer
10:45 am Bible Study
12 pm Organ Recital (during academic semester)
Worship: rooted in tradition
Luther Memorial’s worship is deeply rooted in tradition. Believing passionately that the church is the assembly of believers gathered around the Gospel and the sacraments, Luther Memorial celebrates the Holy Communion every Sunday morning and also on other holy days throughout the church year. We also hold a simple service of morning prayer Monday through Friday at 9 am in the west transept of the nave.
The congregation embraces its location amid the campus of a great university, the consequent juxtaposition of faith and reason dynamically articulated in the grand tradition of the best Lutheran liturgical style, sacramental substance, architectural and musical beauty. Worship at Luther Memorial Church is challenging and rewarding, solemn yet joyful, a rich expression of both catholic substance and evangelical freedom. Those seeking Holy Baptism are invited to speak with one of the pastors.
Many resources are available for daily study and reflection in the church’s devotional life. A daily series of Bible readings (Daily Lectionary) is printed in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW), the church’s red worship book, pages 1121—1153. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism and other daily prayers appear in ELW, pages 1160—1167. Additional prayers can be found in ELW, pages 72-87. Devotional resources are also available in the Luther Memorial Church Library; other resources may be accessed through the ELCA website at www.elca.org.
Audio recordings and some text from Sunday services at Luther Memorial are available for devotional reflection and further consideration.