Sunday Worship

Worship in Christ Chapel with Holy Communion - 6:30 pm

sunday worship

A home away from home, the Christ Chapel Worshiping Community is a group where you can feel welcome whoever you are, wherever you are, and however you are. Every Sunday while school is in session, we gather to pray, sing, explore sacred texts, and be a community. This is a service of Holy Communion, in which all are invited to participate. Pizza, snacks, and community are available after worship. 

This service takes place during the academic year on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm and lasts for one hour. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Statement of Invitation

  1. We are not perfect; God loves us and makes us holy in our imperfections. We try to love ourselves and others as God loves us - unconditionally.
  2. When we mess up, we practice confession by asking for forgiveness and offering compassion.
  3. We care about the world God loves; that means we value science and other academic disciplines, we partner with people of other religious and philosophical traditions to build a more just and equitable society, and we give preferential treatment, as Jesus did, to the most hated and the most oppressed people in our communities.
  4. We bring our whole selves - our complex identities and life experiences, our longings and imaginations - as we wrestle with scripture and try to figure out what it means for our lives today.
  5. We love questions, and we bring curious minds as we learn and grow together in the way of Jesus.

Preaching Internship Program

For Gustavus students exploring a call to ordained ministry, each semester the Chaplains' Office offers a Preaching Internship program. For more information, please see the Preaching Internship position description

Your Talents Are Welcome

Gustavus students lead many aspects of Sunday worship, including serving as assisting ministers, writing prayers, singing, leading and playing music, serving communion, dancing, and ushering. If you would like to get involved with worship leading in any of these ways, please contact Cantor Chad Winterfeldt via email at cwinterf@gustavus.edu or Mari Schumaker at mshumake@gustavus.edu