Cultivate your spiritual life
Chapel is a time set aside in the daily life of the 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 community is strengthened and we are provided the opportunity for mutual conversation and consolation.
If you are unable to join in person, you may stream most services live on Luther Seminary’s YouTube channel or via Zoom. 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 worship and music ministry at Luther Seminary. Liturgists, Assisting Ministers, soloists, instrumentalists, and music ensembles support the worship life at Luther. Contact the Seminary Pastor and Sacristans for more information or to get involved.
Chapel meets at 11am Central in the Chapel of the Incarnation in the Olson Campus Center. Check Inside Luther for updates. Add Chapel Calendar to your Google Calendar.
|Mondays||Join the preacher and chapel staff for a Bible Study on the week’s preaching text.|
|Tuesdays||Chapel with Service of Word and Prayer. You can expect a 25 minute service of preaching, prayer, and song.Hybrid option available at https://www.youtube.com/user/LutherSeminary|
|Wednesdays||Service of Holy Communion with preaching from faculty. You can expect a 45 minute service with preaching, prayer, communion, and song. Hybrid option available at https://www.youtube.com/user/LutherSeminary|
|Thursdays||Lunch Church in the Dining Area. You can expect a meal, a spiritual practice, and community conversation. (from 11-12 Central Time)|
|Fridays||Opportunities to walk and/or pray in the Labyrinth|
|Residential Focus Sessions and Intensives||Chapel meets throughout the RFS and Intensives. Check Inside Luther or Community Announcements for more detail.|
|Anytime||The Liturgy of the Hours Podcast, prayer for wherever you may be.|
Rev. Jeni Grangaard
651-523-1612 or 651-641-3514
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!