University Chapel Schedule
A community gathering place for worship and forum, chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective alongside the gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith. Faith, hope and love are nurtured in the way of Jesus.
Wednesday, November 19
Chapel Worship: Parable of the Great Banquet – Matt Schwartz
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.
Friday, November 21
Chapel Worship: Parables Hymn Sing – Matthew Hunsberger
Gather for 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.
Wednesday, December 3
Student Recognition Chapel
Gather as a campus community to recognize and honor one another for significant achievements in this semester.
Friday, December 5
Chapel Worship: Advent Peace – Jacob Landis
Senior Jacob Landis preaches on the Advent theme of peace. “Comfort, comfort O my people”
Readings for this second week of Advent include Isaiah 40 (God comforting the people in exile), Mark 1 (John calling people in the wilderness), 2 Peter 3:8ff (God is patient, waiting until more people have come to faith before returning again) and there’s a Psalm…
University chapel is held Wednesday (worship) and Fridays (forum) at 10 a.m. in Lehman Auditorium. All offices and departments, other than essential services, are to close in order to allow the community to attend and support chapel.
All undergraduate students, faculty and staff of the university are expected to attend at least one chapel each week. (Chapel Attendance Policy, p. 48/49 of the Student Handbook and Faculty/Staff handbook section 7.1, p. 166)
In addition to university chapel, Chapel Gatherings (seminary chapel) are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., and Celebration: Praise Worship is held weekly at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights both in Martin Chapel.