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Chapel Community Worship

Fall Term 2019

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.
Where: Seeley G. Mudd Chapel

This twice-weekly worship service allows the Whitworth community to gather together in an expression of our commitment to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity. Each worship service is led by the campus ministry staff and student leaders as we draw upon all that has been given to us: the Bible, the two millennia of church tradition, the best of contemporary music, the spirituality of written prayers, the sharing of Communion together, the power of liturgical symbols and dance, the joy of global music and the witness of the worldwide Christian community.

Tuesday services are centered on the chapel theme for the semester and typically include two to three songs of praise, prayer and a short sermon connected with the chapel theme. Every Thursday, we gather around the table to celebrate the Lord's Supper as we learn and grow in our various gifts and offer our lives to God through diverse worship styles. Services will be led by Whitworth University choirs and by sacred dancers and many other members of the Whitworth community.

"This Changes Everything: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of Mark"

The focus of the Gospel of Mark is the person and work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark includes very little of Jesus’ teaching; instead, we learn about Jesus from what he does. Throughout his ministry in Galilee (chapters 1-8a) and on his way to his death on the cross in Jerusalem (chapters 8b-16), people are consistently transformed when they encounter Jesus. All who meet him with an open heart emerge somehow different – healed physically, restored emotionally, reconnected communally, reoriented perspectively, redirected vocationally or delivered spiritually. Join us in Chapel this semester as we students, staff and faculty meet Jesus in the Gospel of Mark and experience the ways he changes us and our world in the process.

Date ThemeDate Theme
Sept. 5 Convocation Oct. 24 Music, Testimony and Prayer
Sept. 10 Mark 1:1, 14-15
This Changes Everything: The Gospel of Jesus
Forrest Buckner
Oct. 29 Mark 10:32-45
The Way of Suffering: Jesus the Servant/Ransom
Forrest Buckner
Sept. 12 Commissioning Service - God's Calling Within Your Vocation Oct. 31 Music, Testimony and Prayer
Sept. 17 Mark 1:16-20
Follow Me: The Call of Jesus
Stephy Nobles-Beans
Nov. 5 Mark 10:46-52
Faith that Sees: Jesus the Compassionate
Beck Taylor
Sept. 19 Music, Testimony and Prayer Nov. 7 Music, Testimony and Prayer
Sept. 24 Mark 3:1-6
Answering to God Alone: Faith in Action
Forrest Buckner
Nov. 12 Mark 12:28-34
Kingdom Love: Jesus and the Commandments
Stephy Nobles-Beans
Sept. 26 Music, Testimony and Prayer Nov. 14 Music, Testimony and Prayer
Oct. 1 Mark 5:1-20
Liberated into Life: Jesus vs. Evil
Kent McDonald
Nov. 19 Mark 14:3-9
Extravagant Worship: The Worthy Jesus
Lauren Taylor
Oct. 3 Music, Testimony and Prayer Nov. 21 Music, Testimony and Prayer
Oct. 8 Mark 5:21-43
True Restoration: Jesus vs. Alienation
Lauren Taylor
Nov. 26 Mark 14:53-72; 16:7
Embracing Failure: The Mercy of Jesus
Forrest Buckner
Oct. 10 Music, Testimony and Prayer (Board Chapel) Nov.28  Thanksgiving Break
Oct. 15 Mark 8:27-30, 34-38
A New Center of Life: Jesus the (Suffering) King
Forrest Buckner
Dec. 3 Mark 15:16-41; 16:1-8
"The Son of God": The Crucified and Risen Jesus
Forrest Buckner
Oct. 17 Music, Testimony and Prayer Dec. 5 Music, Testimony and Prayer
Oct. 22 Mark 10:13-16
No Assets Allowed: Jesus and the Children
Lauren Taylor
Monday, Dec. 9,
7 p.m.
Christmas Candlelight Service