Lutheran

People: 

Pastor Kari Henkelmann Keyl is the Campus Pastor and Director of Luther House at Yale.  Feel free to contact her at karihenkelmann.keyl@yale.edu or call/text 603-533-5274. Jon Lavin is our ministry intern from the Divinity School, and Stevie Roets leads our student organization.

The Social Justice Community at Luther House is an intentional residential community of college and graduate students committed to social justice, living in the top two floors of the Luther House building.

Faith Community: 

Luther House is a community, a home, and a center for students, faculty, and community members seeking spiritual connection and discovery. While grounded in Lutheran understandings of God’s grace, the Luther House community is made up of people of many faith backgrounds or none at all. Celebrating diversity, we welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and are recognized as a “Reconciling in Christ” community.

Worship Schedule: 

House Church Worship (Monday, 6:00 pm). Each Sunday during the academic year, we gather in our living room to pray, read and reflect on scripture, receive communion and sing! Our table fellowship continues after worship with a home-cooked meal which includes vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Taizé Evening Prayer (Wednesdays, 9 pm, Battell Chapel). Meeting on Old Campus, Taizé prayer combines music, reading, candlelight and silence, opening our hearts to the presence and love of God.  It’s the perfect mid-week remedy for the too-busy-ness of our lives. Cosponsored with the Episcopal Church at Yale.

Festival Worship (Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter). Together with the Episcopal Church at Yale and the University Church in Yale, we celebrate the Christian holy days, hearing the great stories of faith –  of the incarnation, suffering, death and resurrection of God-with-us.

Programs: 

Bible Study with Episcopal Church at Yale (Mondays, time  and place TBA). The Bible is an important conversation partner in our journey to know and learn about God, ourselves, and each other.  We begin with a light meal and invite each participant to bring their questions and perspectives.  No experience necessary!

Community Meals: Every Sunday following worship and every Monday before Bible Study.  All are welcome!

Community Garden: Our backyard garden of fruits and vegetables is harvested, consumed, and shared with our neighbors in the early fall. There’s nothing quite like a home-grown tomato…

Theological Coffeehouse: Several times each semester we invite a guest to reflect and lead a discussion on the intersections of Christian faith and life. Cosponsored by the Episcopal Church at Yale and the University Church in Yale,

Tutoring (Thursdays, 6:00pm, at Resurrection in the Hill neighborhood). Our tutoring program for New Haven elementary school students offers opportunities for learning, mentoring, and forming valuable relationships. 

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