Today, we’ll look at an ANU chapel service from beginning to end.
Technically, this first picture (above) takes place before chapel begins. The worship team and others involved in the service, pray together.
As the students enter, the praise team is already setting the tone for the day. After a brief welcome, everyone joins in praise to God. Usually, several students take the lead in praise. The picture shows Chale Atikonda. (I will post a video on Facebook.)
Next, the preacher for the day speaks. On this day, it was Greg Crofford who spoke about marriage and sexuality. You can read his message here.
Finally, a response to the message is given – usually by the chaplain or assistant chaplain. On this day, Assistant Chaplain Shaun Bati led this time.
The response could be a recap, a requested student response, or a prayer. On this day, all three happened.
DVC Rod Reed prayed for all who were there to hear the message – students and others.
After that, announcements are made. Chapel ends with everyone saying in unison a benediction based on 2 Cor 13:14: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
Thanks for joining us at chapel.
On another note… I am still enjoying ANU’s birds, both big and small.