Worship in P.F. Johnson Chapel* 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 and in the hallways, but in order for each of those places of worship to be as meaningful as they can be, we also gather to worship in the sacred space of the 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.
We have two different services held in the chapel during the regular semester:
- Regular chapel services are held on Tuesdays at 11:10 am and last about half an hour to an hour.
- Evening vespers services are scheduled to be held on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm starting on Oct. 14.
Whereas our Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Worship students in the spring coordinate chapel and vespers services, in the fall semester we are pleased to have our faculty members organizing chapel services and our Student Senate organizing the vespers services.
If you have any questions about chapel during the Fall 2019 semester, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Due to renovations to P.F. Johnson Chapel, chapel services during the Fall 2019 semester will be held on the Brockwell Room on the first floor of Founders Hall across from the President’s Office.
Fall 2019 Chapel Schedule
September 17 – NO SERVICE THIS WEEK
October 8 – Rev. Carlos Solito
October 15 – NO SERVICE THIS WEEK (SCHOLARS WEEK)
October 22 – Martha Lyle Ford
November 5 – Dr. Peter Gathje