One of my favorite things to do as President is attend Chapel. I’m sure sometimes there are other “presidential” things I should tend to during that time, but there is something about being in the Chapel to hear student worship. This week I heard the place to be is outside the chapel.
On Friday I was home battling sickness. I watched the chapel service live from Facebook. Dylan Amundson shared his testimony. A link to the video is below. Before Dylan shared, and I must tell you he did a great job, the praise team led the student body in chapel. A faculty member was outside the chapel and said that the halls were filled with the voices of the students in chapel. Another student told a staff member that he started tearing up in chapel because they were singing a song that is special to him. There is something that happens to us when we sing together. I am really looking forward to singing in heaven. The way the Bible talks about singing, I can only imagine that our times of singing at Hillcrest are a glimpse of it.
Singing together is a staple of the Hillcrest experience. It’s a tradition that spans generations. We’re hosting a special time of singing and praise and worship during homecoming for our families, friends, and alumni next Saturday. I’m really looking forward to the old fashioned singspiration portion, where we get to call out chorus numbers from the audience and sing them together by direction of Pastor Mark Tungseth.
This event will cap our homecoming week, but it will also cap our Giving Day, where a Hillcrest alumnus has given a $50,000 matching gift. We’re hosting the day of giving on Friday, October 12, with the Night of Worship as a time of celebration for what God is doing and has done at Hillcrest. I hope you’ll join us at Homecoming at one of the events, they are listed below, or that you will partner with us on our Giving Day by making a contribution either online, in person, or by mail or phone. We’re so thankful for what God is doing here, and are excited to have you join us in celebrating during homecoming weekend.
Grace and Peace!
WEEKLY VIDEO UPDATE
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Hillcrest Senior Dylan Amundson made something clear in his testimony on Friday. His story is actually God's story. Dylan believes he is simply the narrator of what God is writing for all of humanity. LISTEN TO DYLAN'S TESTIMONY HERE>>
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