Chapel – Wednesday, April 15

Trygve Johnson – Dean Of The Chapel

Happy are those
    who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
    or sit in the seat of scoffers;
but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees
    planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
    and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

Psalm 1:1-3 (NRSV)

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Chapel – Monday, April 13

Matt Margaron – Chaplain of Athletics
(Please click the “Watch on YouTube” link above)

The human mind plans the way,
    but the Lord directs the steps.

Proverbs 16:9 (NRSV)

And not only that, but let us also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Romans 5:3-5 (NRSV)

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Gathering – Sunday, April 12

GATHERING LITURGY

Preparation: 

Today is Resurrection Sunday.  Christians around the world, no matter how they are gathered or scattered are celebrating Jesus Christ the Risen King! 

Read Luke 24

Spotify playlist for Singing along

Gather

Welcome

Candle

Welcome to the Gathering Hope College!

And this is why we gather…we believe that Christ is the light of the world and in him there is no darkness at all…the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.  And on this resurrection Sunday we proclaim the one who shone from the empty tomb…  

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

     The Lord is risen indeed!

Jesus Christ is risen from the grave!

      He is risen indeed!

Let us worship the risen God who comes to us as Light from true light!

Song

“King of Kings”

Verse 1
In the darkness we were waiting
Without hope without light
Till from Heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes

To fulfill the law and prophets
To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt

Chorus

Praise the Father
Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit three in one
God of Glory, Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings

Verse 2
To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross

For even in Your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake You died

Verse 3
And the morning that You rose
All of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death

And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who’d come
To the Father are restored

Verse 4
And the Church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this Gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint

By His blood and in His Name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me

CCLI Song # 7127647

Song

“Nothing Like Your Love”

Verse
Spirit of heaven
There is nothing like your love
There is nothing like your love
There is nothing like your love

O Lord of heaven
There is nothing like your love
There is nothing like your love
There is nothing like your love

Chorus
Oh oh oh
Your love is making space
Your heart is generosity
You’ve made an open place beside you
Oh oh oh
Your love is running free
Your heart is calling out to me
You’ve made an open place beside you

Bridge
Its your love of breaking boundaries
Crashing waves into the world
Under bridges, over buildings
Overtaking me
Its your love that travels backwards
to rebuild our yesterdays
So Holy name of glory
Come awaken me!
Come awaken me!

Confession:

Almighty God,

   in raising Jesus from the grave,

   you shattered the power of sin and death.

We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear,

   bound by the ways that lead to death.

We overlook the poor and the hungry

   and pass by those who mourn;

   we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed

   and indifferent to calls for peace;

   we despise the weak

   and abuse the earth you made.

Forgive us, God of mercy.

Help us to trust your power

   to change our lives and make us new,

   that we may know the joy of life abundant

   given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. 

Amen.

(Take a moment to silently confess your sins to God)

Assurance

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 (NRSV)
(Say it outloud!)

“Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Song

“Raised with Christ”

Verse 1
The firstborn of all creation
The world was made for Your delight
Taking on our human nature
Becoming sin to give us life

Pre-Chorus
You hold everything together
From beginning to the end
With a love no one can measure
Stronger than the grip of death

Chorus
I’ve been raised with Christ
The old has gone the new has come to life
I will lift my voice and sing Your praise
Forever I will sing Your praise

Verse 2
I fix my eyes upon the heavens
I set my mind on things above
You are the prize You are my treasure
How sweet the name that rescues us

Bridge
We have found our freedom we are free indeed
The empty grave is our victory
Our sin is cancelled He has nailed it to the cross
The King of heaven is alive in us

CCLI Song # 7118133

CREED

United with Christians around the world, let us proclaim the faith handed down through the ages in the Apostles Creed.

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and buried;
he descended into hell;
the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body
and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Word

The Resurrection Account:
Matthew 28:1-10 | Mark 16:1-8; 9-14
Luke 24:1-44 | John 20:1-29
(Out loud, read through one of the resurrection accounts in the gospels.)

Table

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest . . .I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (Mt. 11:28 and Jn. 6:35)

During this season we will grieve not sharing the Lord’s Supper with our Hope community. Coming to the table together in Dimnent is a moment of shared glory with our beautiful community.  Along with many churches around the world we are in a season of observing “spiritual communion.” As you share a meal in your space this Sunday evening pray that your community would be filled with Christ even in this fasting season of separation. 

Here is a prayer you can pray as you worship through this service.

“Dear Jesus, I believe that you are truly and spiritually present in the bread and wine.  I love you above all things, and I desire to possess you within my soul. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I earnestly pray you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, together with all your faithful people [gathered around every table of your Church], and I embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.”

Prayers of the People: 

Let us pray:

O Christ, you are our life and our light. In your rising, you have defeated death. You are our defense and salvation.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Stir our hearts that we may rejoice in your resurrection daily. Encourage us since your victory over sin, death and Satan is now our victory forever.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

We praise you, O Lord, and we proclaim that your name is exalted. Use us as the heralds of your grace to proclaim your salvation to those near and far who need to know you.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Give your special blessing to those who proclaim your resurrection in word and song. Let your Holy Spirit move those who speak and sing, and create and strengthen faith in the hearts of those who hear.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Give comfort and hope to the families and friends of those you have taken to yourself in the past year. Refresh their faith and dry their tears with the gospel of your resurrection and your victory shared with us.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Jesus Christ, Ruler of the kings of the earth, govern and guide the leaders of the nations, especially the President of the United States, the governor of this state, and all federal and state legislatures, that they may maintain civil peace and security, and we may continue to worship you in peace.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Bless, support and help all who serve those in emergencies, police, fire and ambulance crews, doctors, nurses and other caregivers. Through their work, relieve anxiety and pain, bring comfort and healing to the hurting.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Give patience to those who are out of work or whose hours and pay are reduced, owners of businesses that are closed, and all who struggle at this time. Uplift us with the gospel of your goodness, the great price paid for us, and your mercy that endures forever.

By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Have mercy on the dismayed, the suffering, and those who are burdened with illness of mind or body, especially those afflicted with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Set their hearts on you and on things above, where one day we will all join you in glory. By dying you destroyed our death! By rising you restored our life!

Song

“Living Hope”

Verse 1
How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night
Then through the darkness Your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished the end is written
Jesus Christ my living hope

Verse 2
Who could imagine so great a mercy
What heart could fathom such boundless grace
The God of ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame
The cross has spoken I am forgiven
The King of kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior I’m Yours forever
Jesus Christ my living hope

Chorus
Hallelujah praise the One who set me free
Hallelujah death has lost its grip on me
You have broken every chain
There’s salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ my living hope

Verse 3
Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
Jesus Yours is the victory whoa

CCLI Song # 7106807

Sending

Song

“O Praise the Name”

Verse 1
I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds His hands His feet
My Saviour on that cursed tree

Verse 2
His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone

Chorus
O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord oh Lord our God

Verse 3
Then on the third at break of dawn
The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death where is your sting
The angels roar for Christ the King

Verse 4
He shall return in robes of white
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face

Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

CCLI Song # 7037787

Candle

Trygve: Hope College, no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel basket? That would be like failing to stay home in this quarantine…that would be dumb! 

Trygve: You don’t put it under a bushel basket, you put it on a…

Hope: Lampstand! 

Trygve: And it gives light to the entire…

Hope: Hoooouuuuussssssse. 

Trygve: Conversation, bedroom study session, Zoom class, Google Hangout, Facebook Live event….Wherever you are at, whatever you do, and whoever you are with – may God’s light and love shine through you, so that each person you encounter might experience in some measure the love and light of God.  Stand where you are and hold your hands out….(The Holy Spirit will cover the distance!).  

And as we step into this week together let us sing the song that anchors our hope in God…

Doxology

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


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Chapel – Friday, April 10

Matthew Scogin – President of Hope College

Jesus Stills a Storm
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Mark 4:35-41 (NRSV)

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Gathering – Sunday, April 5

GATHERING LITURGY

Preparation

Churches around the world celebrate today as Palm Sunday. Read through the account of Christ’s Triumphal entry in Matthew 21 and listen to The Belonging Co’s Hosanna.

Spotify playlist for singing along

Gather

Welcome

Candle

Trygve: In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Welcome to the Gathering Hope College!

And this is why we gather… we believe that Christ is the light of the world and in him there is no darkness at all… the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it at all!

Let us worship the God who comes to us as Light from true light!

Song

“Desert Song”

Verse 1
This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

Verse 2
This is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

Chorus
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

Verse 3
This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I’ll stand

Bridge
All of my life in ev’ry season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Verse 4
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favour and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I’ve received I will sow  

CCLI Song # 5060793

Song

“Be Thou My Vision”

Verse 1
Be Thou my vision O Lord of my heart 
Nought be all else to me, save Thou art 
Thou my best thought, by day or by night 
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. 

Verse 2
Be Thou my wisdom, Thou my true word 
I ever with Thee, Thou with me, Lord 
Thou my great Father and I Thy true son;  
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one. 

Verse 3 
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise 
Thou mine inheritance now and always 
Thou and Thou only, but first in my heart 
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art. 

Chorus
O God be my everything, be my delight 
Be Jesus my glory, my soul satisfied (2x) 

Verse 4
High King of heaven, my vict’ry won, 
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, 
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Confession:

Lord Jesus, You came to us as the herald of the Kingdom of God. We confess that we have not been faithful citizens of Your Kingdom. 

(silent confession)

Lord Jesus, You rode a donkey and came bringing peace; You humbled Yourself and gave Yourself for us. We confess that our hearts are not humble in Your presence. 

(silent confession)

Lord Jesus, as You entered Jerusalem, the crowds cried, “Hosanna: Save us now!” Days later, they cried, “Crucify!” We confess that our faith is not steady in the face of trials. 

(silent confession)

Lord Jesus, You chose the path of suffering and death, despite the fact that You could have chosen the way of glory as the crowds greeted You with palms. We confess that our wills have not been quick to suffer for others in our lives. Hear us now as we silently confess the ways that we have not been obedient to You, our King. 

(silent confession)

SONG: Kyrie 2007

Kyrie Eleison, Lord have mercy on us
Kyrie Eleison
Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy, 
Christ have mercy on us

Assurance

Psalm 103:8-11
(say it out loud!)

The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always accuse,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far he removes our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion for his children,
    so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
For he knows how we were made;
    he remembers that we are dust.

Song

“Brokenness Aside”

Verse 1
Will Your grace run out if I let You down
‘Cause all I know is how to run

Chorus
(‘Cause) I am a sinner
If it’s not one thing it’s another
Caught up in words tangled in lies
But You are a Savior
And You take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful beautiful (oh yeah)

Verse 2
Will You call me child when I tell You lies
‘Cause all I know is how to cry

Bridge
You make it beautiful You make it beautiful
You make it beautiful You make it beautiful

CCLI Song # 5881109

Word

John 1:1-16 The Prologue of John

Trygve Johnson

Table

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest . . .I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (Mt. 11:28 and Jn. 6:35)

During this season we will grieve not sharing the Lord’s Supper with our hope community. Coming to the table together in Dimnent is a moment of shared glory with our beautiful Hope community.  Here is a link to the liturgy that we often say together if you’ve been curious and want to spend some more time with it.  As you share a meal in your space this Sunday evening pray that your community would be filled with Christ even in this fasting season of separation. 

Link to Great Prayer

Prayers of the People: 

This day we celebrate the ‘triumphal entry’ of Jesus into Jerusalem.  The crowds lined the streets, and to fulfill the promise of the prophet of old, Jesus came, riding a donkey. (see Zechariah 9:9)

Those who saw him shouted HOSANNA.  It was an exclamation of praise, but it was also a cry for help.  Hosanna literally means ‘save us’ (Ps. 118:25 Save us, we beseech you, O Lord).  

On this last Sunday of Lent, if your heart is like mine, today your prayers, your hosanna, are both praise and plea . . .

Let us pray:

O Jesus, who wept over the death of Lazarus, be with all who grieve.

O Jesus, who wept over the state of Jerusalem, be with our cities, our towns, our places of worship.

O Jesus, who wept alone in Gethsemane, be with all who feel alone, who face uncertainty, who face difficult decisions.

O Jesus, who cried, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” be with all who feel forsakened this day.

O Jesus, who offered up prayers with loud cries and tears, hear our prayers . . .

O Jesus, who wept in sympathy and frustration, O living God, who knows all our pain and joy, all our praise and pleas, bless us and keep us now and forevermore.  Amen.

Song

“King of Kings”

Verse 1
In the darkness we were waiting
Without hope without light
Till from Heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes

To fulfil the law and prophets
To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt

Chorus
Praise the Father
Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit three in one
God of Glory Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings

Verse 2
To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross

For even in Your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake You died

Verse 3
And the morning that You rose
All of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death

And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who’d come
To the Father are restored

Verse 4
And the Church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this Gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint

By His blood and in His Name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me

CCLI Song # 7127647

Sending

Song

“Praise the Lord Ye Heavens”

Verse 1
Praise the Lord Ye heavens adore Him
Praise Him angels in the height
Sun and moon rejoice before Him
Praise Him all ye stars of light

Verse 2
Praise the Lord for He hath spoken
Worlds His mighty voice obeyed
Laws which never shall be broken
For their guidance He hath made

Chorus
All creation join the song of praise
Let every tongue declare His mighty ways
And we will sing of Your goodness and mercy
All of our days

Verse 3
Praise the Lord for He is glorious
Never shall His promise fail
God hath made His saints victorious
Sin and death shall not prevail

Bridge
Glory, Glory, All glory to You Lord

Verse 4
Praise the God of our salvation
Hosts on high His power proclaim
Heaven and earth and all creation
Laud and magnify His Name

CCLI Song # 2728313

Candle

Trygve: Hope College, no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel basket? That would be like failing to stay home in this quarantine…that would be dumb! 

Trygve: You don’t put it under a bushel basket, you put it on a…

Hope: Lampstand! 

Trygve: And it gives light to the entire…

Hope: Hoooouuuuussssssse. 

Trygve: Conversation, bedroom study session, Zoom class, Google Hangout, Facebook Live event….Wherever you are at, whatever you do, and whoever you are with – may God’s light and love shine through you, so that each person you encounter might experience in some measure the love and light of God.  Stand where you are and hold your hands out….(The Holy Spirit will cover the distance!).  

And as we step into this week together let us sing the song that anchors our hope in God…

Doxology

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


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Social Media – Twitter | Instagram

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Chapel – Wednesday, April 1

Matthew Scogin – President of Hope College

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!”
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper
And from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day;
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But it shall not approach you.
You will only look on with your eyes
And see the recompense of the wicked.
For you have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.

For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all your ways.
They will bear you up in their hands,
That you do not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
“With a long life I will satisfy him
And let him see My salvation.”

Psalm 91

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

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Chapel – Monday, March 30

Paul Boersma – Senior Chaplain

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.

Psalm 23

“I am the good shepherd.”

Jesus Christ, John 10:11

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