Join Us for A Worship Gathering
Worship Gatherings at ULC typically last a little over an hour and include singing, prayer, scripture readings, a sermon, and Communion. During the academic year we enjoy a meal together after each gathering.
8a Traditional Sunday Gathering
Our early gathering includes music from the hymnal, usually played on the organ or piano.
9:45a & 11:30a Contemporary Sunday Gatherings
Our late gatherings are similar to the 8a in format, but include songs led by a band. You can also watch our 11:30a worship gathering live on YouTube!
University Lutheran Chapel is located at 1511 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. ULC across the street from the U of M landmark “The Rock.” You are welcome to park in our lot or use street parking on Sunday mornings
What to Expect
How are we handling COVID-19?
All worship gatherings are in person. The Washtenaw County Health Department released new COVID-19 guidelines (August 4, 2020) that recommend all individuals wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. We request that you be mindful of these new recommendations and considerate of others as we gather for worship. Pastors will be masked while serving communion.
What’s a gathering like?
All gatherings include worship with singing, corporate Confession (admitting to God we need forgiveness), and Absolution (forgiveness through our belief in Christ’s death on the Cross), Scripture readings, the sermon (spoken message from the pastor), the creed (statement of what we believe as the Christian church) and Holy Communion.
What’s the music like?
During the 8AM service, we sing hymns led by the piano or organ and follow the liturgy of the hymnal. The 9:45AM & 11:30AM services are led by a worship team and usually includes a mixture of piano, acoustic guitar, strings, percussion and vocals.
How do people dress?
People wear everything from Michigan t-shirts to sundresses. In general the early birds at the 8AM service lean more towards the khaki and collared shirt end of the spectrum, whereas the later crowd embraces the casual jeans and sweaters.
What about my kids?
Bring them! We love them! At ULC we welcome kids in our worship gatherings and there are also locations for parents to step out with children, if they’d like. Our church body feels like a family where the parents, young professionals and college students alike get to know the kids and enjoy their energy.
Can I take Communion?
We welcome EVERYONE to join us for communion! Because Communion is a statement of our unity of faith, we ask that only those who have been baptized, prepared themselves, and share our beliefs receive communion. If our beliefs are new or unfamiliar to you, or you are not prepared to receive communion today, please join us around the altar and cross your arms over your chest to indicate you will not be receiving communion today. And then after the service please speak with the pastor or ask someone to point out an elder to have a conversation about what we believe and to answer any questions you may have.
How can I get connected?
Pastor Gabe and Pastor Marcus stand outside the front doors to greet all who join for worship on Sunday mornings. They’re always happy to talk about next steps. We also have a host on Sundays who will gladly answer questions. If you’d like more info via email, fill out our connect form. Lastly, be sure to follow our Instagram or Facebook to stay updated during the week.