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Chapel Community Worship

About Chapel

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.
Where: The Chapel and livestream

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.

Please note: During this time, we will be meeting in the Chapel and via livestream. We will be serving communion on Thursdays in prepackaged cups and will be featuring testimonies from various individuals on campus.

Keep up with what is happening with campus ministry on our Instagram, @whitworthcampusministries.

Students singing on campus

I AM, therefore You Are: Freedom with God in the Book of Exodus

The book of Exodus in the Old Testament describes a powerful and loving God who chooses to dwell among his liberated people. God graciously reveals Godself in mighty acts of deliverance and calls a people to live as God’s covenant people who display God’s character to the world. We will see that the book of Exodus is much more than simply about some plagues, the Red Sea and the 10 Commandments. As we journey through Exodus together, we will see God’s amazing purposes for ordinary people, God’s opposition to systemic oppression and evil, God’s invitation to a life that does not greedily grasp for more but rests in God’s provision as we care for ourselves, others, and the earth, God’s initiative to be in real relationship with his people and much more. All of these amazing ways that God reveals himself in Exodus are amplified and fulfilled in the person of Jesus, through whom God sets us free and in whom God came to dwell among us once and for all. Come join us this semester at Chapel Community Worship as we meet the I AM God of Exodus anew.

Date ThemeDate Theme
Feb. 3 Convocation March 22 Exodus 14-15
The First Great Deliverance Pointing to the Ultimate Deliverance: Crossing the Red Sea Echoed Through All of Scripture
Feb. 8 Intro to Exodus
I am Therefore You Are
God Dwelling in the Midst of God's Liberated People
March 24 Communion
Kathy Storm Testimony
Feb. 10 First Communion Spring Semester
Randy Woodley Preparation: Derek Taylor Testimony
April 5 Exodus 16
Manna Economy and the Sabbath: Rest in God’s Enoughness, Instead of Striving
Feb. 15 Exodus 2:1-10
“If it wasn’t for your mama...” Moses is Born and Delivered
April 7 Communion
Faculty/Staff Testimony, Prayer
Feb. 17 Communion & Student Leader Commissioning
God’s Calling within Your Vocation
April 12 Exodus 20:1-17
Holy Week
God’s Covenant People: Individual and Social Morality
Feb. 22 Exodus 3:11-15 (34:4-7)
God's Name I AM: The Gracious and Surprising Name of God
April 14 Communion & Maundy Thursday
Extended Prayer of Confession
Feb. 24 Communion & Neighborly Faith
Neighborly Faith Testimony: Matt Kaemingk and Shadi Hamid
April 19 Exodus 25-27, 30-31
Easter Tuesday
The Tabernacle: A Real Relationship with God, God’s Dwelling with Us
March 1 Exodus 4:10-17
God's Call: God Uses the Ordinary and Available to Accomplish God's Purposes
April 21 Abundance Communion & Trustees
Trustee Travis Downs Testimony God’s Abundance Celebrated with Bread/Flowers
Wednesday, March 2 Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel at 7:30 a.m.
April 26 Exodus 23:10-13
Creation Care: Sabbath for the Land and the Animals
March 3 Communion & Lent’s Beginning
Student Leader Testimony
April 28 Communion
Senior Testimony
March 8 Exodus 5:1-23
Bricks Without Straw: Systemic Oppression and the People of God
May 3 Exodus 32:1-35
Building Our Own Gods: A Gold Cow and Tainted Worship
March 10 Communion
Extended Prayer for World/Justice
May 5 Communion
Senior Testimony
March 15 Exodus 12:1-50
Passover: God’s Power and Deliverance
May 10 Exodus 19, 24:9-18, 40:34
(1 Cor 3:12-18)
Conclusion: God’s Transformational Glory
Mar. 17 Communion
Jubilation
May 12 Final Communion
Sending into the Summer