Jesus is present in the Storm: Chapel Nov. 2-6
For this week of chapels, we had a variety of emphases. Our scripture for this week was Mark 4:35-41, Jesus calms the storm.
On Monday, November 2, we celebrated All Saints Day, a day to remember and honor those persons who have gone before us who were influential in our lives. We heard from 11th grader, Kyleigh Dolan, who spoke about her grandfather, and then Marcus Miller, teacher, who spoke of his uncle who passed away the previous weekend. Then all were invited to light a candle in remembrance of a loved one in their lives while Sarah Miller sang “Go Light Your World.”
Tuesday’s chapel was in the small group setting. Groups were encouraged to pray for our nation on election day.
Wednesday’s chapel featured the story of Jesus calming the storm from Mark 4. Julia Boller then shared a story of being in the midst of a “storm” and how Jesus is present with her in that.
On Thursday, we met in Celebration Hall and gathered in groups to talk about storms in our lives and then pray together for us to have a “Kingdom of God” perspective in the midst of the storms.
Friday’s chapel featured Frank Yoder ’69, local historian. Frank shared a historical perspective of the relationship between Anabaptists/Mennonites and the government. For Christians, our first loyalty is to follow Jesus, therefore other entities that call for loyalty may present conflicts when those demands contradict with our loyalties to Jesus. Frank told stories from the 16th century and the 20th century of how Anabaptists/Mennonites expressed their loyalty to Jesus in trying times.