Worship provides a chance to take a break from the chaos of every day life to reflect, rejoice, and give thanks. LCM holds worship every Sunday at noon in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel with brunch served directly after the service (starting at 1 p.m.).During services, we play music from around the world and create an informal and reflective space. Come join us for an inspiring service and a tasty meal!
LCM is an adventure through faith, a mind-expanding journey through the wonderfully different and yet somehow amazingly similar Christian cultures of the world. To exemplify this holistic appreciation, five Sunday morning services of this past spring semester were specifically themed around several ethnic backgrounds. Whether we were singing along in Swahili to the hypnotic beats of African drum hymns, or quietly reflecting on the serene beauty of Asian folk Alleluia, our diverse worship services (and traditional meals provided afterwards) supplied us with insight into the different methods of worship practiced around the world by our brothers and sisters in Christ.”
The Eucharist is central to worship. Each week we transform the Noble Room in the basement of Hendricks Chapel into a place of worship. The reading of scripture, narrative-style preaching, bread, wine and water figure centrally in creating a space for the Spirit to convey a grace-ful experience of God’s love in Jesus Christ.
Students plan an integral part in the planning, organization, and leading of public worship. We work hard to use the resources and experiences that students bring. Many non-music majors join “the professionals” in dusting off their guitars, flutes, oboes, saxes and brass to offer praise and worship to God. We don’t always do things “by the book,” but our goal is to enhance both the old traditions as well as the emerging hymnody from around the world.
Sometimes worship is loud and wild, while other times the gathering is quiet and reflective. In all cases it is not what we do that “creates” the moment, but instead what God does to make worship meaningful.What is most special about our worship? Many students will point to the group gathering around the altar for prayer and communing of one another. “Oh Lord hear our prayer” is coupled with “The body of Christ,” allowing each person the opportunity to experience the grace of God in new ways.
Other worship experiences offered include dorm devotions, retreats, vespers services and personal devotions at certain times of the year. These are all opportunities for people to grow in faith and life as they wrestle with the key questions of life.