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Sharing the meal, the story and the journey.

We’re a vibrant alternative worshipping community drawn from across campus and the broader community. While remaining Lutheran, we explore new ways of “doing church.” In other words, in addition to a group that worships together, we’re an incubator for worship innovation!

thirdspace_ began in 2014 as a pilot project of the missions committee of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s Eastern Synod. Rev. Anne Anderson, the school’s community pastor, leads the thirdspace_ community in worship, service and learning.


Join us for communion services online!

As we all do our best to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are not able to gather as we usually do in Keffer Memorial Chapel at Luther. So Anne is conducting communion services online. To join the service, tune in to the thirdspace_ community's Facebook page Sundays at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! The page also includes past services. Feel free to check it out!


We serve our wider community through projects that include a household lending library for students, support for international relief work and a meal-making session for students once each term. To help people on campus get to know each other, we hold games nights, stuff swaps, potluck meals and more.


We learn together through book studies, yoga classes, movies and gatherings where we dissect contemporary issues.