We meet as a community of faith and learning each Tuesday during the semester to worship God in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel. Each semester we focus our chapel services on a specific theme. This semester's theme is "Hosanna! In excelsis deo!"
Both the prelude and the climax of Jesus’ life in the gospels are marked by congregational worship. At His birth, a host of angels announced to shepherds in the fields that their Savior had been born. “Glory to God in the highest,” they proclaimed in jubilant praise, “and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Then days before he died, as he descended the Mount of Olives, “the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God,” saying “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” In doing so, they echoed an ancient Israelite song, “Save us, we pray, O Lord! . . . Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118).
Hodges Chapel will resound with similar praises this term. We will build upon a centuries-old ecclesial tradition and focus our services on songs in the Bible given by God to shape our Christian faith and worship. Won’t you join us this semester as we enter into this everlasting praise of the Lord, both by learning about many of the songs in the Bible and by using them to glorify our God as we worship?
Hosanna! In excelsis deo!
All services will take place at 11 a.m. in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.
Paul R. House will preach The Word of the Lord Stands Forever, a sermon from Isaiah 40:1-31.
Archbishop Foley Beach will preach during Community Worship as part of the second Annual Anglican Theology Conference.
Christy Harper will preach on the Magnificat from Luke 1:46-55.
Miriam Adeney will preach on Jeremiah 31:10-14 for Go Global week at Beeson Divinity School.
Mark Gignilliat will preach a sermon from Romans 11:33-36 called, "Soli Deo Gloria!"
Robert Smith, Jr. will preach "The Relentless Romance," a sermon based on 1 Corinthians 13.
Kelly M. Kapic will deliver a sermon to begin Beeson Divinity School's Reformation Heritage Lectures.
Piotr Malysz will preach a sermon on Philippians 2:5-11, "Name Above All Names."
Reginald Calvert will preach on "The Preeminence of Jesus Christ" from Colossians 1:15-20.
The student winner of the James Earl Massey Preaching Award will preach a sermon on Revelation 7:9-17.