ULC Luther House Dedication Event Held

Luther Bulliten0001c“Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously, since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. Also the Lord tells you that He will make you a house” 2 Samuel 7:10-11

ULC Luther House Dedication Event Held

By Douglas M. Denzler

University Lutheran Chapel, Minneapolis, MN celebrated the dedication of the Luther House on April 5, 2013. Over 150 people attended the open house and dedication service including students, pastors and visitors from other congregations and guests as far away as Missouri and Wyoming. They had the chance to see firsthand the progress that ULC has made in returning to campus after being evicted from her chapel last June.

Architect's-Drawing-Exterior-Side2The night of celebration and thanksgiving for ULC, who after less than a year after being removed from their place of worship, opened the doors to its new place for campus ministry. The evening included a short dedication worship service officiated by Rev. David Kind, campus pastor, as well as entertainment performed by ULC members. Guests were given the opportunity to take a tour of the house as well as view preliminary plans to build a chapel.

ULC plans to build a chapel on the lot next to the Luther House. For further information go here to see blueprints and drawings on the proposed chapel and updates on upcoming fundraising events.



ULC Build It Back! Website is found here at buildulc.org

Proposed floor plans for chapel

Build it Back brochure

Bulletin from dedication service

Homily from Dedication


Here are photos of the Luther House Dedication. Click on any of them for larger pictures.

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at KNFA.net.


ULC Luther House Dedication Event Held — 7 Comments

  1. I am looking forward to the glossy three-page spread in the Lutheran Witness, complete w/ an appeal to help our brothers and sisters at ULC rebuild!
    Easter Blessings+,
    -Matt Mills

  2. @Matthew Mills #1 “I am looking forward to the glossy three-page spread in the Lutheran Witness, complete w/ an appeal to help our brothers and sisters at ULC rebuild!”

    That may be like searching the articles on church buildings in the current Lutheran Witness for descriptions and pictures of the kanzelaltar, prominent in many Lutheran church buildings in Europe and even in America.

  3. @Carl Vehse #2

    That’s an impressive display, Rick, even including the “painted churches” in Texas, or something very like them. You might also have included OSL in Houston, which is built in the same spirit. (Pulpit higher than but somewhat behind the altar table.


    This is not the best picture I’ve seen, but a set taken at the time of their dedication is at home.
    I’m not finding it on line. [Now, you probably will.] 🙂

    But your point is that LW, though better, sometimes misses “Lutheran” opportunities, I think.
    E.g. a March issue with, as I remember, one ‘incidental’ page about Easter…….

  4. The baroque development of the kanzelaltar, is one I usually lament, as I see the pastor appearing in the Lutheran altarpiece where traditionally (for 200 years) the crucifixion image was to be found.

    However, the best I have seen of the usually poorly done genre, some even sawing out the crucifixion to build a pulpit into an older altarpiece, is the kanzelaltar in the Blasiikirche in Quedlinburg (see link to rundgang images).

    Quedlinburg was ruled by Lutheran abbesses until the mediatization in the first 10 years of the 19th century. You will see the Abbess’ coat of arms depicted in several locations within this 18th century chruch (very Baroque).


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