Worship Service

Service of Word and Table with Professor Will Willimon Preaching

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold a worship service with the Rev. Will Willimon, professor of the practice of Christian ministry, preaching. The Rev. Sally Bates, Divinity School chaplain, will preside at the Eucharist. The Divinity School Choir will provide music.

Anyone may attend the service.

Service of the Word with Associate Dean Sujin Pak Preaching

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold a service of worship with Sujin Pak, Divinity School associate dean for academic programs and assistant professor of the history of Christianity, preaching. The Divinity Praise Band will provide music.

Anyone is welcome to attend the service.

Duke Divinity School Baccalaureate Service

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:30pm
Duke Chapel
sbates@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will celebrate its 87th Baccalaureate service with J. Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology at the Divinity School, preaching. This 90-minute service of worship includes the traditional ritual of hooding for degree recipients and is open to the public.

Smith was selected by Divinity School Dean Richard B. Hays to preach after graduating students made nominations. His sermon will be based on the Old Testament text from 2 Samuel 6:1-12 and the New Testament text from 1 John 4:1-12.

The Baccalaureate service will be webcast live on the Duke Chapel webcast page and on Duke's Ustream.

Duke Divinity graduating students should meet before the Baccalaureate service in Goodson Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

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Duke Divinity School Closing Convocation

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:25am
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold its 87th Closing Convocation with Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, preaching. Richard Hays, dean of the Divinity School and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, will preside at this Service of Word and Table that marks the end of the academic year and honors graduating students.

Graduating Students Cross Service

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:25am
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will offer a public worship service with Richard Hays, dean of the Divinity School and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, preaching. At this service, each graduating student will be honored with the presentation of a glass cross.

Worship Service of Testimony, Hymns and Praise

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:25am
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will offer a public worship service featuring testimonials and hymns. Sally Bates, school chaplain, will preside.

Service of Music, Dance, Praise and Spoken Word

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:25am
Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold a Worship Service of Music, Dance, Praise and Spoken Word. The public service will feature the Divinity Praise Team, Sacred Dance and others assisted by the New Creation Arts Group at the school. 

Service of Word with Matthew Sleeth of the"Blessed Earth" Organization Preaching

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:25am
Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539


Duke Divinity School will hold a Worship Service of the Word with Matthew Sleeth, founder of "Blessed Earth," preaching. The educational nonprofit's mission is to inspire and equip people of faith to become better stewards of the earth. 

Duke University Sunday Worship Service with Shane Claiborne Preaching

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

(919) 681-9488

The Duke University Sunday Worship Service will feature preaching by Shane Claiborne, a co-founder of a New Monastic community, The Simple Way (now the Potter Street community), in Philadelphia, Pa., and a prominent voice for nonviolence and redistribution of wealth to the poor.

Duke Chapel Holy Week Services

Monday, March 25, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, March 31, 2013 (All day)
Duke Chapel
(919) 681-9488

Duke University Chapel will hold numerous worship services during Holy Week, March 25-31.

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