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Last Chapel of Semester Offers Blessings for Students

In the final chapel of the 2017-2018 academic school year, the Lubbock Christian University community spent time in blessing and prayer for students.

Chapel is held at 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during the academic school year, often with special or departmental chapels held on Wednesdays during the same time. It serves as a time of praise, worship, fellowship, and much more, and it is a powerful part of the culture at LCU. 

Several members of the LCU faculty and staff, as well as a student, offered their blessing during the final chapel of the academic year: Rod Blackwood, Ann Sims, Salvador Aguirre, Randal Dement, and Madison Wheeler. Most of their written blessings are included below.

Chapel will return in the fall when most students return to campus after a summer vacation.

Ann Sims

May LCU always be the home of truth and wisdom.A university known for its academic excellence and high standards. May we continue to be blessed with the resources necessary to pursue our vision. And may our identity continue to be a Christ-centered community of faith seeking to transform the lives of our students.

Salvador Aguirre

As you leave this place for summer, graduation, or life transitions – May the Lord continue to bless you with food for nourishment, both physically and spiritually. May the food be the channel for conversation around the table with the fellowship of friends, family, acquaintances, and those in need– and may Jesus be the host of that table. May each of us carry the community of Christ wherever we go.

Randal Dement

As we leave this space where we have gathered since August – we reflect upon God’s goodness and how he has provided in ways never fully realized. Even as we sit in reflection – we ask God’s blessing on the new students who will be added to our community next August. As their journey joins others in the story of LCU, may God carry forward the Christ-centered mission of transforming the hearts, minds, and hands of students for lives of purpose and service—now and in the future. May our current gratitude be a blessing for those that follow.

Madison Wheeler

May the spirit of the living God surround this campus and awaken our hearts. May LCU be a place where we encounter the Father in all of his majesty. May he make himself known on this campus, be that through a gentle whisper or a mighty wind. May the depth of his love for us revive our souls, bringing forth abundant life. May we truly know that we are intimately seen and known by the Father, that he is in continual pursuit of our hearts, that he longs to be with us, that we are his beloved children and he is well pleased with us. May we know that we are being carefully held by the one who holds the whole earth in his hands. May his love compel us to be the hands and feet that bring the kingdom so that the broken may be healed, so that the weary may have rest, and so that we may have peace.