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Chapel

Worship is a time set apart for the seminary community to turn our whole attention toward God as we continue to seek to cultivate a love for scholarship, piety, and justice.

At Memphis Theological Seminary we worship in the classroom, the hallways, and in the sacred space of our chapel.

Christian worship in an ecumenical setting is especially about love. We are called to be open, patient and generous as we strive to find ways of worshiping together, share the best of our own traditions, learn about other people’s traditions, and discern the patterns that we hold and create in common.

Services

Chapel is on Tuesdays at 11:00 am (central) while Fall and Spring semester classes are in session.

During the pandemic, chapel services have taken place virtually. Students, faculty, and staff are emailed the link each week to join on Zoom.

Chapel services are also streamed live on the seminary’s Facebook page.

Recordings of chapel services are available below.

If you have any questions about chapel, please contact Dr. Christy Woodbury-Moore.

Spring 2022 Chapel Schedule

February 1: Dr. Michael Qualls, Director of the Cumberland Presbyterian House of Studies (Founders Day) [Order of Worship]

February 8: Rev. Dr. Karren Todd, Program Director of the House of Black Church Studies (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

February 15: Rev. Dr. Byron Moore, Senior Pastor of St. Andrew AME Church (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

February 22: Rev. Melvin Watkins (MDiv, ’12), Pastor at Mt. Vernon-Westwood (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 1: Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols (MDiv, ’96), Organizing Pastor of Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church (Women’s History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 2: Dr. Mary Lin Hudson, Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics (Ash Wednesday)

March 8: Dr. Tricia Vesely, Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Christian Ethics (Lenten Focus: Cultivating Concern for Creation Care) [Order of Worship]

March 15: Dr. Peter Gathje, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean (Lenten Focus: Cultivating Concern for Creation Care) [Order of Worship]

March 22: Nathan Brasfield, Coordinator of Academic and Alumni Affairs and DMin student in Land, Food, and Faith Formation (Lenten Focus: Cultivating Concern for Creation Care) [Order of Worship]

March 29: Rev. Dr. Lacette Cross (Lenten Focus: Cultivating Concern for Creation Care)

April 5: Rev. Lincoln Barnett (MDiv, ’17), Executive Minister of Metropolitan Baptist Church and Mayor of Hughes, Arkansas (Lenten Focus: Cultivating Concern for Creation Care) [Order of Worship]

April 12: HOLY WEEK/SPRING BREAK

April 19: Rev. Dr. Willa M. Ross (MDiv, ’02; DMin, ’08) [Order of Worship]

April 26: Dr. Jody Hill, President (Graduates Blessing) [Order of Worship]