The Wartburg Chapel completed in 1994, serves as a center for Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry work, including faith initiatives and partnerships across campus. The sanctuary space is the center for campus worship and is also utilized for concerts, weddings, funerals, The Graven Award convocation, and church and community events. The chapel commons (lower level) includes a classroom/conference room, storerooms, and a large space for community gatherings, faith expression groups, small groups, meals, and fellowship events. The third floor of the chapel, accessed from the building’s skyway level, houses a Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry office suite, with a reception area, conference room, and offices for both of the two chaplains (dean of the chapel, campus pastor).
Worship plays an important role in creating community at Wartburg and people of all faith backgrounds are welcome. If you’d like to share your gifts in worship please let us know (link to online form). All worship services take place in the Wartburg Chapel unless otherwise indicated. There are no worship services when the College is not in session.
There are many different worship options at Wartburg but all the services include the telling of God’s story.
We believe that it is important to hear all of God’s story so we start each Fall “in the beginning” with the book of Genesis and work through much of the rest of the Bible in order.
We call this ongoing sermon series 2bcont… because God’s story (and the lives of College students) are always in flux. You can see what this looks like here (link).
Weekday Chapel: M, W, F 10:15 AM-10:35 a.m.
A 20-minute opportunity for worship and reflection led by Senior Students, Faculty, and Staff. There are no classes during Chapel time so it’s a great opportunity to pause and reflect in the midst of a busy day.
Sign up to give a Senior Chapel (Fridays during Fall and Winter Term)
Eucharist: Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Eucharist is a Greek word meaning “give thanks”. Every Wednesday evening you will find Wartburg students doing just that at Eucharist (or “Euchie” as they call it). Students plan and lead much of the service which includes varieties of worship music, a message, prayers, communion and a testimony. Every week is a little different but it’s always a lot of fun.
Sunday Morning Worship: Sunday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship is a liturgical worship service that gathers together people of all backgrounds in a celebration of hope as one body of Christ. Worship often features Wartburg choral groups, and instrumental ensembles, as well as, Dr. Karen Black, college organist. The campus pastors offer the message and preside at Holy Communion where all Christians are welcome. Students do much of the planning for this worship service, and also serve in worship leadership as assisting ministers, readers, hospitality/ushers, and communion servers. Once a month Hope Overflow, a travelling student worship band, provides music leadership for the service.
Off-Campus Worship Services