We protect time and space for worship at Gettysburg College so that this community may integrate the deep resources of faith, wisdom, and reason with the ever-expanding knowledge gained in the classroom, laboratory, and life. Our mission is to assist this community of learning in exercising and contemplating life with God.
Every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. (while classes are in session) we celebrate Holy Communion. As an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we practice Eucharistic hospitality. Ecumenically, ELCA Lutherans have standing communion agreements with the Anglican, Episcopal, United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Church of the Brethren, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Moravian communities. Everyone in the community is welcome at our Sunday morning Celebration, led by the Chaplain of the College, with students exercising voluntary ministry roles as readers, greeters, prayer leaders, singers, instrumentalists and communion assistants.
The Quaker community (Society of Friends) also holds a prayer meeting in Glatfelter Lodge on Sunday morning.
Ministry is provided to the Catholic community by the Catholic Campus Ministry team which consists of a Roman Catholic priest and Campus Ministry Associate. Mass is celebrated on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:15p.m. Learn more
Shabbat and Jewish Holidays
Hillel, Jewish Life on Campus, schedules Shabbat services, High Holiday services and other Jewish holiday services throughout the Jewish calendar
We welcome students of all beliefs and practices. This includes those who are searching, as well as those who do not believe. We cherish faith and freedom in inquiry. We serve the Gettysburg College community by providing opportunities to explore religious and spiritual life issues as part of our formation in faith. We do this with the spirit of openness, reason, and tolerance; which we also understand in keeping with the inclusive tradition of Gettysburg College and the Lutheran community.