Worship at Luther

Did You Know?

  • Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony

  • The Luther College Residence is a great place for student athletes; it’s conveniently located and comes with a great meal plan.

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the U of R.

  • Luther students can sign up for the UR Guarantee program - get a guaranteed job after you graduate!

  • Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.

  • Luther College opened the first residence on campus in 1971, and is still a “home away from home” to students: meals, laundry, and lifelong friendship included.

  • Luther College welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

  • Luther students enjoy personalized one-on-one academic advising: our academic advisors are here to help you from registration to graduation.

Worship at Luther

Encouraged to Grow

Students are encouraged to continue in their faith while studying at Luther. We are a unique community in which people of many different faiths cross paths and join in dialogue, and we actively encourage engagement with questions of spirituality and faith. Growth, in the type of religiously and culturally diverse community that characterizes Luther College, is fostered in those moments of exposure to multi-faith experiences, which serve as opportunities for us to contemplate our own faith backgrounds. We hope that you encounter many of these opportunities in your time at Luther.

Luther College as a school is, by its nature, transient. Although we have a Chaplain on staff, we are not a full time worshipping community and we do not strive to become one. Finding a local community of faith is important and our Chaplain can help you find whatever community you are looking for.


Christian Worship – Tuesday Timeout – 2:30 p.m. (Offered during the Fall and Winter semesters only)

On Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m., we offer a Christian Worship service that is rooted in our tradition of Lutheran Word and Sacrament. Musically, we are blessed with the varied talents of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to keep the service to thirty minutes to ensure that we offer a reprieve from a busy academic and/or professional schedule, as opposed to adding to it. Following Tuesday worship, at 3:00 p.m. we have coffee and snacks in the cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to meet with the staff, faculty, and other students.

Note: Guests are always welcome and we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable while you are with us. Please feel free to participate in whatever parts of the service you are comfortable contributing to, or simply be with us and observe. As a member of the Positive Space Network, we ask that all our guests work hard to create a spirit of inclusivity for all people.


The Meal of Inclusivity – A Multi-Faith/Justice exploration – Thursdays – 4:47 p.m.

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, we are excited to introduce a new initiative entitled “The Meal of Inclusivity”.

On Thursday evenings, students are invited to come and eat a simple meal of soup and buns together. The cost is $3.00, but if you can’t afford the fee, we encourage you to come and eat with us anyway.

The goal of the meal is to gather around food and create community while discussing an element of religion, spirituality, or justice. Check our Events Calendar for specific themes that might be coming up. It is also our hope that as the meal finishes, other student activities and programs will use this as the launch point.

We welcome students to attend and play a role in shaping what this mealtime experience will become.