The chapel theme last week continued with “Worship Is Reflecting.” During the season of Lent, there is an emphasis on examining our relationship with God and making any changes necessary which help that improve. Reflecting on our lives is an important part of that journey.
The season of Lent is based on the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert prior to his public ministry. On Monday there was a skit which was based on the scene of Jesus’ temptations from the Cotton Patch Gospel, a musical which was performed at IMS 2 ½ years ago. We concluded by singing the song, “Jesus, Tempted in the Desert.”
Tuesday is the day for small groups. Groups were encouraged to spend time with the Luke story of Jesus’ time and temptations in the wilderness.
On Wednesday, we met again in the auditorium. Our chapel time today was an opportunity to read several short scriptures and then to reflect on questions based on what those scriptures were calling us to do.
Thursday’s chapel was led by Rachel Geyer and Greta Schrag. Rachel and Greta helped us think about our time of reflecting as not only a time to see change in our own lives but also to help bring about change in the world around us. We were invited to write those things down and bring them to the cross. In exchange, we received small mirrors to encourage us to continue to reflect in this time of Lent.
For Friday’s chapel, Lee Ebersole led in a hymn sing in which we sang several selections from the hymnal.