Religious Life & Church Relations  
Worship Services

Chapel Services
Each Thursday at 1:00 p.m. during the academic year, the campus community gathers for a service of worship led by our University Chaplains and students. These 40-minute services vary weekly in style, theme and content and feature many of our talented musicians with John Edwards providing inspirational leadership from the organ. Each week the message is brought by a distinguished voice from our community—local pastors of various denominational backgrounds, OCU and St. Paul’s faculty, nationally renowned theologians, and graduating students. Each service is followed by an Open Forum conversation with the speaker for the day downstairs in Watson Lounge from 1:45-2:30. Visitors from outside the campus community are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Each Monday night at 8:30pm during the academic year the community is also invited to gather for a service of worship led by the Director of Religious Life, students, and our Evensong Band. This contemporary style service includes praise, prayer, Scripture, sermons, and Holy Communion each week. It is an interactive worship experience with Pizza following the service. Mission opportunities take place including a toy drive, food drive, and learning about how to be involved with outreach programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Project Transformation. Additionally, there is a new offering opportunity every month! Everyone is invited.

Spring 2015 Chapel Worship Schedule

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Thursday, January 22
Rev. Rod Newman
OCU Dir. of Religious Life
Celtic Service of Praise & Worship

Thursday, January 29
Rev. Dr. Charles Neff
OCU Dean of the Chapel


Thursday, February 5
Dr. Aaron Gale
WVU Prof. of Religious Studies
Neusadt Lecture Series

Thursday, February 12
Rabbi Abby Jacobson
Emanuel Synagogue
Special Music by the OCU Chamber Choir

Thursday, February 19
Matthew Patrick
Graduating Religion Major

Thursday, February 26
Leigh Smith
Graduating Religion Major


Thursday, March 5
Marilyn Brown Oden
Distinguished Author
Lemon Lecture Series

Thursday, March 12
Imam Imad Enchassi
OCU Chair of Islamic Studies
Interfaith Service

Thursday, March 26
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper
Founder & Chairman, Cooper Aerobics


Thursday, April 2
Rev. Dr. Charles Neff
OCU Dean of the Chapel
Holy Thursday/Easter
Special Music by the OCU Men’s Choir

Thursday, April 9
Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether
Catholic Theologian

Thursday, April 16
Rev. Dr. Joe Meinhart
OCU Prof. of Sociology & Justice Studies
20th Anniversary Memorial, OKC Bombing

Thursday, April 23
Rev. Dr. Mark Davies
OCU Dean of Arts & Sciences
“A Theology of Ecology”

Thursday, April 30
Rev. Rod Newman
OCU Dir. of Religious Life