Worship

Worship with Holy Communion

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Starting Sunday, September 1, 2013, University Lutheran Church returns to its academic year worship schedule with services at 10:30 a.m.

Worship in the Lutheran tradition occurs at ULC every Sunday and is the central event of our life together. We gather to praise our gracious God and to meet Christ who is alive in word and sacrament.

By definition, the liturgy is the work of the whole people of God. Thus, ULC’s worship invites and employs the gifts and interests of all those who wish to share them. Every week, students serve as assisting ministers, lectors, choir members, greeters, and ushers. Sometimes they present temple talks or special vocal or instrumental music. At announcement time, worshipers advertise ULC events that they’re helping to plan, as well as concerts, recitals, plays, or athletic events that they’re involved in on campus.

ULC’s Worship Committee selects a variety of liturgies. During the 2012-13 academic year, liturgies included Marty Haugen’s Now the Feast Liturgy, a historical liturgy on Reformation Day written by Luther and translated to English, and a service from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Worship suggestions may be sent to our Worship Committee chair, senior Philip McPeek (philipmcpeek2013@u.northwestern.edu).

After worship, we have coffee and conversation in the living room, followed by a free brunch made by a ULC student.

Late-Night Worship

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (note the time change from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Winter Quarter 2014)

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights, we gather for a late-night midweek prayer service. Favorite orders are Holden Vespers, ELW Evening Prayer, and Holden Prayer Around the Cross.

Late-Night Worship serves a variety of people: those who desire an additional experience of worship together each week, those with a conflict on Sundays, and those who find a late-night service to be a renewing break from their evening of studies. We especially recommend it to anyone who has had to miss Sunday worship, and to those who are looking for a less traditional worship experience.