Hillcrest Chapels April 4-22

Hillcrest Chapels April 4-22

A visual and reflections from students during Nick Stoddard’s chapel.

We’ve had a variety of emphases over the last two weeks in our chapel life. During this time we’ve also had two days off school and two days that we didn’t have chapel because of testing days for ISASP tests.

We had no school on Monday April, 4. On the 5th, we met in small groups. April 6 and 7 were days for ISASP tests. We wrapped up the week with a hymn sing in the Celebration Hall foyer.

On Monday, April 11, we hosted Jason Potsander ’95 via zoom as our speaker. Jason shared with us about how God has been at work in his life as he deals with pancreatic cancer. 

Tuesday’s chapel time was spent in small groups.

On Wednesday, we were privileged to host Nick Stoddard ’03, pastor at Washington Mennonite Church. Nick shared with us about the story of the woman washing Jesus’ feet with her tears and anointing his feet with expensive perfume. We were encouraged to think of how we can take a step toward doing something extravagant for Jesus.

Thursday’s chapel was an exploration of the scripture from John 6:25-69. This is when Jesus and his followers had a conversation about Jesus being the bread of life. We had a reader’s theatre of the scripture and then responded to discussion questions in our small groups. There was no school on Friday for Good Friday.

On Monday April 18, we celebrated Easter by having a hymn sing of Easter songs about Jesus’ resurrection.

There was no chapel time on Tuesday for a planned late start. 

On Wednesday, junior Rebecca Farrier led us in thinking about the meaning of Jesus as the bread of life. Bread as food represents life as Jesus, the bread of life, gives us true life.

Thursday’s chapel was led by the Hillcrest Academy Praise Band.

We wrapped our chapel week emphasis on John 6 by looking at verses 60-69 where many people stopped following Jesus because it seemed too hard. We then discussed in our small groups times that we may have turned away from following Jesus.