University Chapel Schedule

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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, August 27 (9:50-10:30 a.m.)

Opening Convocation: Working the Soil – President Loren Swartzendruber

President Swartzendruber addresses the campus community drawing from Matthew 13:1-9. At the close of the service we will be sending/blessing the Cross-Cultural seminar group departing for SE Balkans: Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey as well as welcoming those newly joining the EMU campus community with the annual Shenandoah Welcome.

Friday, August 29

Cross-Cultural Chapel: Spain & Lithuania

Gather with students who embarked on summer Cross-Cultural seminars to Spain and Lithuania sharing from their experiences and adventures.

Wednesday, September 3

Chapel Worship: Parables – Campus Ministries Team

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. The parables of Jesus are opened for the campus community by campus pastors and the pastoral assistants. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

Friday, September 5

Cross-Cultural Chapel: Kenya, Iran & Local Context

Gather with students who embarked on summer Cross-Cultural seminars to Kenya, Iran and the local context sharing from their experiences and adventures.


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.

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