STUDENT WORSHIP

Every Tuesday, our students, faculty, and staff gather for a time of worship and a message from God’s Word. Chapels are held for preschool, lower school, middle school, and high school – each with grade-level appropriate speakers, messages, and music. Speakers include members of our own staff, as well as guest pastors, missionaries, and Bible teachers. Music is provided by our own chapel band students, faculty, and guest musicians.
 
Parents are encouraged and welcome to be a part of any of our chapel services. The times and speakers are listed below. Our only request is you please sit in the balcony, as our students fill the main floor. Preschool parents are welcome to join us starting in September to get younger students accustomed to chapels and chapel etiquette. Chapels are held in the locations below unless a change is noted.
 
PRESCHOOL CHAPEL:  Wednesdays from 9:00-9:30 a.m. |  Sewell Cottage

LOWER SCHOOL CHAPEL:  Tuesdays 8:05-8:30 a.m.  |  Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL:  Tuesdays 12:05-12:45 p.m. |  Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL:  Tuesdays 10:55 to 11:40 a.m. |  Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre

To begin the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, chapel will be held live in the Kristi Lynn Theatre on a rotation. Other grade-levels in each division will tune in live in each classroom. We will continue this rotation until large-gathering restrictions are lifted.


CHAPEL VIDEO 9/22/20

MPCS Christian Life is excited to share a chapel video each week. The MPCS family is invited to experience this tradition at home while attendance to chapel is limited due to physical distancing. New videos will be posted here each week.

This week, check out our lower school chapel by Dana Gray, and worship with A. Bridges and her father Joel.

 


UPCOMING CHAPELS

OCTOBER Chapel (Tuesdays):

Date Lower School Speaker Middle School Speaker High School Speaker
October 6 Penny Harrison Steve Kyle World Vision
October 13 Lindy Jones Dr. Tim Wiens Dr. Tim Wiens
October 20 Steve Kyle Chris Middleton Chris Middleton
October 27 Deborah Davis TBD Scott Minear

 

NOVEMBER Chapel (Tuesdays):

Date Lower School Speaker Middle School Speaker High School Speaker
November 3 Lower School Counselors TBD TBD
November 10 Veterans Day Veterans Day Veterans Day
November 17 Lindy Jones Matt Manry Matt Manry
November 24 No chapel No chapel No chapel

 

DECEMBER Chapel (Tuesdays):

Date Lower School Speaker Middle School Speaker High School Speaker
December 1 Lower School Counselors    
December 8 Lindy Jones    
December 15 Christmas chapel    

 

 

High School Retreat Worship
WHAT ALUMNI SAY:

“Seeing Christianity in action through my interactions with the MPCS faculty was what really taught me how to walk in truth and carry out my purpose of expanding God’s kingdom, honoring God in my real life. As I was navigating my faith, my teachers supported and guided me, while praying for protection and blessings over my life constantly. Every day, I feel so blessed to have the foundational knowledge of the Bible that I have, because I know how to study and interpret the Bible on my own. Mount Paran also fully equipped me to be able to defend my faith to anyone at any time, while remaining kind and tolerant to others’ diverse beliefs.”

-B. Underwood '18

Preschool chapel singing


"Worship the LORD with joy;
come before him with happy songs!"

—Psalm 100:2

worship

FEATURED CHAPEL: Campaign for CommUNITY Chapel by Mr. Kyle

Worship Highlights:

SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS DAYS

Special time is set aside throughout the year for our students to focus on God and their relationship with Him. Middle school has a spiritual emphasis day each fall and spring. The day is held off campus to give students specific God-focused time. High school has a spiritual emphasis week each spring that helps to remind all of us that God is the priority. The day is always brought to a close with a time of prayer and reflection, where students and staff huddle together in small groups, pouring their hearts to God and each other. 

Middle School Spiritual Emphasis at NMC
Chapel Band

As part of curriculum, students in grades 8-12 may participate in Chapel Band. It is a tremendous opportunity for student singers and musicians to join together to lead worship with their peers in the middle and high school chapel services. There are auditions for this class, which meets in the LeFevre SoundLab recording studio as part of their curricular course load. 

MPCS Chapel Band High School Worship Band