Boston University Marsh Chapel

During Lent, Dean Robert Allan Hill continues in his preaching to include guest theological voices from the past, this decade from the Roman Catholic tradition, and this year the work of St. John of the Cross. If you have not already, here is a link to sign up for our weekly Lenten devotional.    

As we move towards Holy Week here at Marsh Chapel we look forward to the joy and celebration of Easter. We hope you will join us for Easter Sunday Services and Easter Breakfast, which is served continuously from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on April 21st on the lower level of Marsh Chapel. A full listing of Holy Week services can be found below.
Holy Communion will be offered this Sunday, March 31st. The Covered Dish Lunch in the Marsh Room will be held this week after the 11:00 a.m. service.
Best wishes,
Heidi Freimanis-Cordts 
Staff Coordinator, Wedding Coordinator, Assistant to the Dean 
Marsh Chapel at Boston University
Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 14 - 11:00 a.m. 
Interdenominational Protestant Worship Service  
The Liturgy of the Palms/The Liturgy of the Passion

Monday, April 15 - 5:30 p.m.
Night Prayer

Wednesday, April 17 - 5:15 p.m.
Ecumenical Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Maundy Thursday, April 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lenten Meditation Stations in Robinson Chapel 

Maundy Thursday, April 18 - 6:00 p.m.
Interdenominational Protestant Worship Service
with Holy Communion 

Good Friday, April 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 20 - 7:30 p.m.
Robinson Chapel 
The Great Vigil of Easter
The Rev. Dr. Holly C. Benzenhafer, preacher
Easter Sunday, April 21
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service - Warren Alpert Mall, BU Beach
 followed by breakfast in the Marsh Room
8:00 a.m. Children's Easter Egg Hunt and Book Giveaway,
BU Beach  
9:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist, Nave
 followed by breakfast in the Marsh Room

11:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist, Nave  

12:00 p.m. Children's Easter Egg Hunt and Book Giveaway, BU Beach
Religion on Tap  
Monday, April 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Fuller's B.U. Pub, 225 Bay State Road

Religion on Tap is a casual gathering during which Boston University friends,
faculty, staff, and (21+) students from all different faiths and walks of life can
join together to have a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, according to your
comfort level and/or religious tradition); talk about faith, God, and life; and be
in authentic community together.
For more information contact Dr. Jessica Chicka, 
BU Giving Day
Wednesday, April 3
On April 3rd, join BU students, alumni, parents, and friends worldwide for #BUGivingDay, an extraordinary 24 hours of giving back to the Boston University community. Show your support for Marsh Chapel by considering a gift to the Friends of Music at Marsh Chapel Fund or the Chaplains Discretionary Fund. 
The Bach Experience
Sunday, April 7, 9:45 a.m. -  Marsh Chapel Nave
 Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8   
Cantata for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

I n this, the twelfth season of The Bach Experience, we begin with two works from Bach's first months in Leipzig and compare them with two works from later in his output.
Each Bach Experience Sunday begins at 9:45 a.m. with a 30-minute discussion of the work's musical and theological significance. After a complimentary breakfast, Music at Marsh Chapel presents a complete performance of the cantata during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning service, which is broadcast live on WBUR 90.9 FM.
Inner Strength Gospel Choir Concert
Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. -  Marsh Chapel Nave
Herbert S. Jones, Director

For tickets visit: Tickets are $8 in advance, $6 each for groups of 5 or more in advance, and $10 at the door. Tickets go on sale in the George Sherman Union Link the week leading up to concert and are also available online. 

The purpose of ISGC is to serve as a home for meaningful, shared religious and spiritual experiences to students on campus; and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, true Christian service, and fellowship within the Boston University community and beyond through the ministry of gospel music.  
Boston Marathon Brunch
Marathon Monday, April 15  - 10:00 a.m. 
Cornwall's - 654 Beacon St. in Kenmore Sq.
Bob and Jan Hill host their annual Marathon Monday Brunch, this year at Cornwall's, 654 Beacon St. in Boston's Kenmore Square. After some casual breakfast, all will venture into Kenmore Square to watch the final mile of the Boston Marathon. Please RSVP by April 8th to (Your RSVP will help us provide adequate space and food for the brunch). 
The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross
Good Friday, April 19, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Marsh Chapel Nave
Marsh Chapel Choir and Arneis Quartet  
Dr. Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Planting in the Spirit
Tuesday, April 23 - 4:00 p.m. - Marsh Room

Create Space will host a green twist on our Painting in the Spirit activity - but instead of going home with a painting you've created, take home your own tiny terrarium. Perfect for bringing some greenery into small spaces! This event often fills to capacity, so reserve your spot quickly.  For more information contact Dr. Jessica Chicka, 
Robert Kyr Resurrection
Saturday, April 27, 8:00 p.m.
Marsh Chapel Nave
Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium
Dr. Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Marsh Chapel Commission & World Premiere  
Marsh Chapel Women's Forum
Sunday, April 28 - 12:30 p.m.
Hill Residence, 96 Bay State Rd. Apt. 10 
Please RSVP to by April 21st. 
Study Retreat
May 4, 5, and 6 - Marsh Chapel, Lower Level 
Study Retreats provide an opportunity to unite head and heart by putting study in the context of spiritual practice. Each day begins with breakfast and Morning Meditation during which participants articulate what they intend to accomplish during the day. After a substantial period of study, participants gather for Mid-Day Meditation followed by lunch and then another study period. The day ends with Evening Meditation during which participants check in about what they accomplished, celebrating successes and encouraging one another to keep working toward unmet goals.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is provided. Participation in Study Retreats is free of charge and available to all Boston
University students. For more information or to register online, visit the Marsh Chapel website under the "Life Together" tab. For more information contact Br. Larry Whitney,
This Month in Children's Education
Sunday - 11:50 a.m. - Marsh Chapel, Lower Level

Every week at Marsh Chapel, we offer an exciting and educational children's lesson, led by our Ministry Assistant for Children's Education, Mahalia Damm. This month, our Children's Education unit is "Seeds of Peace". Inspired by James 3:18, this unit encourages kids to explore how we can be "peacemakers who plant seeds of peace" everywhere we go. In this spirit, the children of Marsh Chapel are participating in a Lenten "conserving creation project,". In collaboration with their families, they will creatively work on sacrifice in service to others (eg: giving up a portion of allowance). All funds raised by the children of Marsh Chapel throughout the Lenten season will be donated to Ocean Conservancy, an international organization working to keep oceans clean, healthy, and safe for the creatures who call it home. For more information regarding Children's Education at Marsh, please contact Mahalia at
Update Your Marsh Chapel Contact Information
This spring Marsh Chapel is running a campaign to update the contact information of all our community members. All community members, including radio listeners, are invited to participate. You may update your contact information by following this link to our online form entitled 'Update Your Marsh Chapel Contact Information' . Please contact Heidi Freimanis-Cordts, with any questions.
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