At Western Theological Seminary, we worship together on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:55 AM EST when classes are in session. All are welcome, in person or online.
Worship Is at the heart of Community
Frequently Asked Questions
When and Where is Chapel?
Chapel is held in Mulder Chapel Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays day at 9:55 AM when school is in session. Services are usually 30 minutes long.
You can also join us online via Livestream on YouTube.
What are the services like?
Our pattern Monday through Thursday conforms to the structure of daily prayer followed for centuries by the precursors of academics, the medieval monks. It has four primary components: Praise, Psalm, Proclamation, and Prayer.
- Services begin with an acknowledgement of who God is, and the natural response to that knowledge, Praise.
- We then turn to the ancient prayer-book of God’s people, the Psalms, and pray one of them as our own, in word or song or images or actions.
- The Word is then Proclaimed as a way of telling God’s story, of getting a God’s-eye view of the world the way it really is.
- Finally, we focus on Prayer as the place where we re-present the world and its concerns to God, where God and God’s people speak to one other heart to heart.
Who leads the services?
Students plan and lead services on Monday through Thursday with the assistance of faculty and members of the Worship Committee. Faculty lead worship on Friday, as the WTS community participates in our weekly practice of coming around the Lord’s Table to celebrate Holy Communion and to “taste and see” how good God is.
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