Daily Sabbath

Daily Sabbath is a good and beautiful gift; it is a time to pause from our regular work and tend to our spiritual and relational wellbeing.

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Daily Sabbath is an opportunity to gather, pause, pray, sing, and listen to reflections on faith and learning from diverse members of the campus community. With daily events and worship services in both Christ Chapel and the Bonnier Multifaith Center, Daily Sabbath has something to offer everyone.

That we have time set aside each morning to pause from our regular work and tend to our spiritual and relational wellbeing is a gift that stems directly from the traditions and values of Lutheran higher education. For much of the College‚Äôs history, Lutherans made up the overwhelming majority of the student body, and thus a Chapel program focused on offering daily, short Christian worship services made good sense. Four years ago, in order to meet the needs of our religiously diverse student body, we embarked on a new vision for the program that included a name change from Daily Chapel to Daily Sabbath. Sabbath is a concept with rich and varied meanings in both the Jewish and Christian traditions.

Today at Gustavus, we extend and broaden the good and beautiful gift of this sabbath time in a way that includes people from all backgrounds. With the opening of the new Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall, we are excited to be able to offer Daily Sabbath practices in two locations.

Daily Sabbath takes place from 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM Monday through Friday. 

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January 2018 Weekly Schedule 

Monday

Christ Chapel - Prayer Around the Cross
Prayer connects us to God and to each other. On Mondays we gather to pray in the Christian tradition and to light candles around the cross.
Bonnier Multifaith Center
The space will be open for personal prayer and reflection.

Tuesday

Christ Chapel - Open Table Communion Service
A service of holy communion. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Bonnier Multifaith Center
The space will be open for personal prayer and reflection.

Wednesday

Christ Chapel - Morning Praise
On Wednesdays, we join together to sing the Morning Praise liturgy, which comes from the Roman Catholic tradition and is beloved by many Gusties.
Bonnier Multifaith Center
The space will be open for personal prayer and reflection.

Thursday

Christ Chapel
The space will be open for personal prayer and reflection.
Bonnier Multifaith Center - Sabbath Yoga
Yoga cultivates mindfulness through movement and breath. On Thursdays, Kelly Karstad will lead the community in a gentle yoga practice. Come as you are, no need to change. Mats provided.

Friday

Christ Chapel
The space will be open for personal prayer and reflection.
Bonnier Multifaith Center - Contemplative Practices
Students will lead contemplative practices.

Special Events during Daily Sabbath in Christ Chapel - January 2018
Jan 15 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: "The Civil Rights Movement, Still Marching After All These Years"