Cultivate your spiritual life
Chapel is a time set aside in the daily life of our community to come together as people of God in prayer, praise, and proclamation of the gospel through word, sacrament, prayer, music, and silence. As we come together our individual faith is nurtured, our communal beliefs and habits develop, and the community is provided the opportunity for mutual conversation and consolation.
If you are unable to join in person, you may view most services live online at luthersem.edu/live.Some, but not all, chapel services are available to watch at a later date on Luther Seminary’s YouTube channel.
Some, but not all, chapel services are available to watch at a later date on Luther Seminary’s YouTube channel.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to be part of the music ministry at Luther Seminary. Soloists, instrumentalists, and music ensembles support the worship life at Luther.
Our general pattern for chapel during the Fall 2021 semester is as follows (all services at 11 a.m. Central):
|Tuesdays||Service of the Word with preaching from senior preachers, staff, and guest preachers.|
|Wednesdays||Service of Holy Communion with preaching from faculty and staff. Music led by the Luther Seminary choir.|
|Thursdays||On most Thursdays, we will offer Morning prayer, Service of the Word, or a Hymn Sing|
|Fridays||Normally, a student-led service of morning, contemplative or praise and prayer.|
Rev. Jeni Grangaard
Communion Bread Recipe
From Luther Seminary to your table
Sift dry ingredients together three times: (important!)
2 c whole wheat flour
1 c white flour
1 & 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 & 1/4 tsp salt
Stir in 4 tsp oil. Set aside.
Mix wet ingredients together until dissolved:
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp very hot water (minimum of 180 degrees F)
3 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp molasses
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Dough should be slightly sticky. Do not knead.
Divide into four balls and flatten each into a 1/4 inch thick disk.
With a knife, score the top of each loaf into eight pie-shaped sections, so that the sections can be more easily broken off while serving. Alternatively, you could score a cross onto the loaf.
Lay the loaves on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and brush the tops of the loaves with oil. Bake an additional 5-8 minutes. Let cool.
Yield: four 8 oz. loaves. Each loaf serves 60-70 people, depending upon the size of the piece given. The loaves freeze well.
A well-used, well-loved recipe
Luther Seminary’s communion bread recipe has been used here for more than 25 years. It is baked by Luther Seminary dining services staff and served as part of our weekly Holy Communion service in chapel each Wednesday.
This recipe is known throughout the country as one of the best tasting and easiest to make. It’s become quite popular! In July 2012 Luther Seminary dining services staff baked an estimated 1,900 loaves and Fed-Ex-ed them to the ELCA’s youth gathering in New Orleans for their Sunday Eucharist!