Emulate & Y-Trip Sending

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

Listen in on the launch of Emulate* as they bring some of their music and reflections to chapel. There is also a time of sending for this musical ensemble and the Spring Break Y-Trip groups.

*Emulate is a fresh and elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University under the direction of Ryan Keebaugh. The group specializes in madrigals, jazz, modern, and contemporary concert literature, both secular and sacred. Their inaugural tour will feature the works of Duruflé, Tavener, and Nystedt amid additional selections that will uplift, touch, and reflect upon the human soul and condition.

“A History Forgotten” – Reverend Basil Marin

& University Chapels.

As part of Black History Month, Basil Marin from New Song Anabaptist Church in Harrisonburg speaks in chapel on “A History Forgotten.”

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Pete Geoffrion

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Pete Geoffrion,
Our Lips & the Lord’s Word:
Looking at 1 Kings 2:1-3 as Covenanting Hope

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation

“Ministry in Context” – Dr. Ervin Stutzman

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA speaks in Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary about navigating pastoral ministry in the present context.

Parable of the Mustard Seed – Pastor John Murray

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join John Murray, Pastor of Hesston Mennonite Church, as he teaches on the parable of the mustard seed. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

John Murray is participating in the Visiting Pastor program at EMU this week.

“Living the Resurrection with Scarlet Letters” – Amy Yoder McGloughlin

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Amy Yoder McGloughlin, Pastor at Germantown Mennonite Church, Germantown, PA, reflects on the Emmaus story as she tells her own story about fellowship and pastoring in a church that was excommunicated from the denomination. Germantown Mennonite Church is the Oldest Mennonite Congregation In North America.

“Old Order Amish Women’s Literacy Practices” – Vi Dutcher

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Vi Dutcher, professor of language and literature, presents on “’I bet this thing would really go!’: Old Order Amish Women’s Literacy Practices.”

“Chapel – Ash Wednesday: Song and Prayer” – Chamber Singers

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

The EMU Chamber Singers and Campus Pastors lead in a service of songs, scripture and readings for Ash Wednesday.

Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear students, faculty and staff share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a song performed by Giulio Garner.

Storytellers: Gloria Rhodes, Eldon Kurtz, and Erin Hershey
(inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

“Songs of the Church: My Musical Journey through Seminary” – Seth Thomas Crissman

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Graduating Senior Seth Thomas Crissman shares some of the original songs that have emerged out of his coursework at EMS.