University Chapels

“Reflections on Spiritual Journey at EMU” – EMU Seniors

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Undergraduate seniors share reflections on their spiritual journeys in light of the EMU mission, vision and shared values related to faith and discipleship. Worship Leaders: Julia Schmidt, Darian Harnish Speakers: Emily Harnish, Kiersten Rossetto, Nels Akerson, Bekah Enns, Taylor Weidman Saxphone: James Souder

“Finishing Strong, Ending Well” – Dave King

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Director of Athletics, Dave King, reflects on Finishing Strong and Ending Well as we approach the end of the semester and the beginning of whatever is next. He is joined by athletes Keyla Baltimore and Dan Nafziger, and men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean.

“Singing Easter!” – Ken J. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads a hymn sing focusing on the Resurrection.

“A Covenant in Plain Sight” – Ken J. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead this Holy Week chapel service with the gathered campus community. Engage through poetry, scripture, and song, culminating in the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

“Friendship in the Way of Jesus” – Dr. Dana Robert

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Dr. Dana Robert speaks on the topic Friendship in the Way of Jesus for the annual Augsburger Lectureship. Dr. Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University. The Augsburger Lecture Series, or the Myron S. Augsburger… Read more »

“Friendship as Incarnational Mission Practice” – Dr. Dana Robert

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Dr. Dana Robert speaks on the topic, Friendship as Incarnational Mission Practice for the annual Augsburger Lectureship. Dr. Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University. The Augsburger Lecture Series, or the Myron S. Augsburger Annual… Read more »

“Into the Far Country…” – Joni Sancken

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Jesus pursues people into the “far countries” of human existence, blazing a trail for us and making it possible for us to minister and serve in Christ’s name even in the most challenging circumstances. Joni Sancken shares a message based on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. Dr. Joni Sancken serves as assistant professor of preaching at… Read more »

“My Road to Decision” – Dr. Gerald Brunk

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

“My Road to Decision” features an impersonation of Menno Simons which describes his eleven-year journey to his decision to leave the Roman Catholic priesthood and the consequences of that decision. Dr. Gerald Brunk, EMU professor emeritus, brings his impersonation of Menno Simons back to chapel. The first time he did this impersonation in chapel… Read more »

“Sending for Service” – (Y-Trips)

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

This last chapel before Spring Break focuses on Spring Break Y-Trips as Krista Rittenhouse, Andrew Penner, Ardi Hermawan, and Dylan Bomgardner answer the question “Why serve?” Hear and support those who are using their time away from campus to serve others: Jubilee Partners (intentional Christian community offering hospitality to refugees) in Comer, GA – Krista… Read more »

“The Most Important Thing you Can Learn in a Christian University” – Ervin Stutzman

& University Chapels.

Hear what Dr. Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA and former dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, suggests is the most important thing you can learn in a Christian university.  This chapel concludes the major public events of Ervin’s two-day visit to the University to engage various groups on campus, including a Q&A… Read more »