open minds and open hearts

LEM is an open-minded, progressive Christian community rooted in the Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal traditions and welcoming of all.


Join us every Wednesday:

5:15 — 6:15 Worship in the W11 Main Dining Room
6:15 — 7:15 Home-cooked dinner prepared by LEM students and chaplains
7:15 — 8:30 After-dinner conversations
During the renovation of the MIT chapel -- beginning Sept. 15, 2014 -- we will worship in the Main Dining Room of the Religious Life Building (W11, at the corner of Mass. Ave and Amherst St.) 
Students, staff, and faculty come to the Lutheran Episcopal Ministry (LEM) with a wide variety of prior religious experiences and personal beliefs. Our weekly worship services are rooted in the Episcopal and Lutheran traditions. They include prayers, hymns, readings from the Bible, a sermon and Holy Communion. Our life together as a community is less about making sure we all believe the same things, and more about creating a spiritual home where we can engage the ‘big questions’ together: questions about God, ourselves, our world, discipleship, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, science, believing, knowledge, and much more. Many of us find that praying and thinking about these questions is centrally important to our lives and to the decisions we face every day. All are welcome. Come join us!