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Public Invited to Contemporary Worship Service at Susquehanna University

Published on February 6, 2012

Susquehanna University’s Worship in a New Key series will conclude with an alternative/contemporary worship service Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel. The public is invited to attend.

Members of the Resonate and IMAJN (I Make A Joyful Noise) praise bands from First Lutheran Church in Mifflinburg will provide musical leadership under the direction of Susquehanna alumnus Phil Hollister. First Lutheran pastors the Revs. Kris and Vickie Brown will preside and preach at the service of Holy Communion.

“When applied to worship, the terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘alternative’ mean different things to different people,” said Susquehanna Chaplain Mark Wm. Radecke. “Typically, they signify a desire to use diverse and evolving musical styles and leadership in service to the proclamation of God’s Word and the administration of the sacraments. A related interest is extending hospitality to those who might find a less formal style of worship more accessible.”

Sponsored by Susquehanna’s Office of the Chaplain and Department of Music, the Worship in a New Key series provides opportunities for campus and community members—including pastors, congregational leaders, and worship and music committees, as well as students and parishioners—to experience diverse styles of worship. Previous services in the series featured Jazz Vespers and Taizé Eucharist worship.


Karen M. Jones


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