The Last Chapel

Bittersweet. The one word I would use to describe chapel. I remember the many years I would sit in the very front of the church right before the stage. I would not even sit in the pew, but sit close enough to where I would see spit dribbling off of speakers like Tony Campolo. I remember watching the different chapel band members come and go, wondering along the way if the next group would top the one before it.

I remember the beginning of this semester, when it never crossed my mind that this was it: the last semester of chapel attendance. Now, I realize those days are done. Getting up at 9:45, taking a shower and running through cold weather to reach the church right on time, will never happen again. I loved worshipping with great people and offering my praise with great songs. I will miss the amazing speakers that come and bring the word. Chapel has always helped me wake up on a positive note because the chapels I have attended always provide hope for the day and the future.

This past chapel was Christmas chapel, and it was a great reminder of the season we are in. There was Christmas music, Christmas skits, and a short word from Chaplain Ron Kopicko. Even the Ormston Hall guys took part in a Christmas song. It was a wonderful way to end the semester, and for some, their college career.

I will miss those chapels and will forever be grateful for what they have taught me.

Josh

In this video, SAU students in choir let their voices be heard in Christmas chapel.

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