CU to Host Holy Week Chapel April 8

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will host a Holy Week Chapel Service Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. The public is invited.

The service will consist a program on the seven last words of Christ, which will be led by Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology.

The words will be spoken by Bill Holmes, director of international education at CU; Max Wise, assistant professor of political science; Andre’ Tomaz, a student from Brazil; Katie Irwin, a student from Campbellsville; and the Rev. Al Hardy, dean of academic support.

The program begins with an organ prelude by Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, with words of welcome from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university.

The Rev. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, will present the call to worship with audience participation.

Dr. Frieda Gebert, associate professor of music (vocal/choral), will lead in the hymns “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Were You There?”, and Dr. Tony Cunha, assistant professor of music, will lead in the hymns “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and “Crown Him with Many Crowns.”

Thom Jones, women’s head soccer coach, will give the prayer of invocation.

Scripture reading will be by Dr. Dwayne Howell, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries, will lead in the prayer of dedication.

The Holy Week Chapel Service is planned as part of the Robertson Worship series. The purpose of the Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment is to encourage authenticity and vitality in the corporate worship of Baptist people.

The goals of the Endowment are to encourage the rediscovery ofBiblical and historical roots of Christian worship; to study Baptist traditions in worship; to assist in the revitalization of all elements of worship, including overall structure, prayers, music and other art forms, preaching, ordinances, silence, and scripture; to develop greater inclusiveness in worship in the following areas of language about the people of God and God; ethnic and gender identity as well as encouragement of lay leadership and congregational participation of all ages as well as increase ecumenical awareness of other worship traditions including celebration of the church year.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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