2023-2024 chapel series follows the revised common lectionary, following the liturgical calendar of scriptures studied in faith communities throughout our region and the world. We strive for every student, 6-12th grade to have the opportunity to participate as a chapel leader, involving Bible classes and other groups so we can learn from each other.
"Community" was our theme for Chapel for the 2022-23 school year.
"Faith at Work" was the theme for Chapel for 2021-22, a year in which students watched from their classroom as well as the auditorium until January 2021 when we returned to gathering in the auditorium, spaced apart, but happily in one room again. .
"This is my story," was the theme for 2020-21, a year in which Chapel for grades 6 to 12 took place by video or live stream in classrooms simultaneously due to COVID-19 distancing.
"Sabbath" was the theme for chapel during the 2019-20 school year. Read an article about a week of special activities.
We welcome alumni, area pastors, and friends as Chapel speakers regularly. If you would like to offer to speak, please complete this online form and our Chapel Planning Committee will review your proposal. Thank you!
The Chapel schedule is posted at easternmennonite.org/calendar. Everyone is welcome to view chapel services on the EMS Chapel Youtube channel. Usually chapel is livestreamed at that link. Chapels that are approved for public sharing can be found on the YouTube site indefinitely. Subscribe to get a notification when a new video is posted.
Guests are welcome to attend Chapel. Park in front of the school and enter through the glass doors to sign in at the main office. Doors to the auditorium are locked during the school day. Call 540-236-6000 with questions.