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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Regent community gathers for Chapel through Zoom on Tuesdays at 11 am (PDT). You can find Zoom login details in the Weekly Announcements email. If you don’t currently receive our Weekly Announcements email, you can subscribe by clicking the 'Subscribe’ button on this page.

If you are unable to join us at that time the recording of Chapel will be available on Moodle.


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship

Based on Churchly Joy: Orthodox Devotions for the Church Year by Sergius Bulgakov, 111-115. Trans. Boris Jakim.

ONE: The heavens and earth rejoice! The rays of light of Christ's resurrection illuminate the entire cosmos!
ALL: O great and most holy Easter, Christ; Grant that we may partake of Thee fully in the unfading day of Thy Kingdom!
ONE: He appears to us this morning just as He appeared to the apostles before the Ascension.
ALL: Easter fills us with the Holy Spirit, who is the joy of love. Earthly colors fade in the shining of the white Paschal light!
ONE: In the Paschal love we come to know God's love, which surpasses all understanding. In this light there is no place for darkness or shadow.
ALL: In this light, injuries done to us fade, our unkind feelings disappear, and our hearts open up to the exultant joy of his love as we gather to worship.
ONE: Our hearts burn with the joy of love in the same way that the joy of love burned in the hearts of the two disciples when they saw and heard him walking together with them on the way to Emmaus.
ALL: And in the same way He is with us even now; We see this not with our eyes but with our hearts. Amen.

The Solid Rock

William Batchelder Bradbury and Edward Mote. Public Domain.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus' name

His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When darkness veils His lovely face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When He shall come with trumpet sound
O may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless to stand before the throne

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

10,000 Reasons

By Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman | Arrangement: Andres Perez

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul
Will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years
And then forevermore!

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Litany: Sitting at Your Feet

A Litany by Esther Doerksen

Jesus,
Many of us have come to a place that feels like an end.
Yet we have arrived at a season of new beginnings.
We reflect on a year filled with countless moments of joy and pain, doubt and hope.
We stand in awe and wonder at how you have been present with us through it all.
You invite us to take a posture of humility.
We kneel before the One who is the hope and light of the world.
The One from whom all glory, power, and love flows.
Love that knows no bounds and is deeper and wider than all things
We pray to be filled once again with your love and strength.
So we may go out from this place embodying your love.
With you walking beside us down the path ahead.

Jesus,
You invite us into a space of being instead of doing.
Because in the end,
Sitting at your feet is where we truly know you and we are known.
And as we wait and rest with resurrection hope for the future.
You remind us daily.
You will do what you have promised.
You will restore and renew all things.
Until then,
We kneel before you Jesus and we sit at your feet, knowing it is here we are filled and find true love and belonging.

O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Samuel Trevor Francis and Thomas J. Williams. Public Domain.

O the deep deep love of Jesus
Vast unmeasured boundless free
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me

Underneath me, all around me
Is the current of thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To thy glorious rest above

    O the deep deep love of Je - sus!
    'Tis a heav'n of heavens to me
    And it lifts me up to glory
    For it lifts me up to thee

O the deep deep love of Jesus
Spread his praise from shore to shore
How he loveth, ever loveth
Changeth never nevermore

How he watches o'er his loved ones
Died to call them all his own
How for them he intercedeth
Watches over them from the throne

    O the deep deep love of Je - sus!
    'Tis a heav'n of heavens to me
    And it lifts me up to glory
    For it lifts me up to thee

O the deep deep love of Jesus
Love of every love the best
Still an ocean vast of blessing
Still a haven sweet of rest

Testimony

Steven Gomez

Scripture | Ephesians 3:14-21 (NIV)

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Homily | Knowing the Unknowable

Jeff Greenman | President; Professor of Theology and Ethics

Prayer for Leaving Students


Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost

Benediction

Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community, p. 19

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness and protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors


After the benediction, volunteers are available to pray with you. If you would like someone to join you in prayer, send a private chat message to Claire Perini.

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