Join us for an all-campus and community Advent-Christmas worship service. Enjoy special music, congregational singing, Scripture and readings featuring the EMU Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Theater program.
Senior Jacob Landis preaches on the Advent theme of peace – “Comfort, comfort O my people” – but not too much or displaced comfort! Readings for this second week of Advent include Isaiah 40:1-11 (God comforting the people in exile) and Mark 1:1-8 (John calling people in the wilderness).
Jacob is a congregational ministry / Biblical studies major, x-c runner extraordinaire and also serves as a pastoral assistant with campus ministries. Next semester he’ll be on Cross-Cultural to the Middle East.
Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.
Listen to a hymn sing of songs suggested by students, faculty and staff that are inspired by the theme of Parables. (Parables: everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers.)
The selected songs will be based on parables or stories from scripture or from the lives of students, faculty and staff. They may be songs from a particular moment in such a way that it helped to confront a worldview or sense of self and God. They may be songs that were given by someone in a moment of need – or perhaps a song used for a significant life event or the life of someone close that has continued to be meaningful.
Led by Worship and Liturgy class students Darin Buse, Terry Hendricks, Sarah Payne, and Larry Friedland.
Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Matt Schwartz, Pastor at Eastside Church, as he shares about the Parable of the Great Banquet, from Matthew 22:1-14. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.
“Demetrius the Prophet: A Sailing Acts course engagement and response”
Message by Matt Weaver based on Acts 19:21-41
Hear reflections from the WCSC interns on what’s been happening in D.C. this semester. The EMU Wind Ensemble opens chapel with the song Parable by Elliot Del Borgo.
Matthew 25: 14-30
Led by Worship and Liturgy class students Larry Aikens, Julie Nitzsche, Kevin Poeckert and Andrea Yoder.
How can I respond to privilege? Engage this question through a sermon from Rev. Walt Ghant, pastor of Union Baptist Church in Waynesboro and Associate Director of Community Service Learning at JMU. This chapel is part of the Dialogue on Race and Diversity series.