Full Worship Services

Office of Worship Life

Serving Columbia Theological Seminary, the Office of Worship Life (OWL) offers two chapel services and one midday prayer service to students, faculty, and staff each week. My role as an intern was during the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point all services were held online.

In this year-long internship, I created and co-created complete liturgies for our pre-recorded and live-on zoom services using media as a ministry storytelling tool. Working as part of a team, we were supervised by Dr. Rebecca Spurrier. Individual videos may be watched on the OWL YouTube page.

Examples of full services are provided below.

Left: A pre-recorded service for Good Friday. I worked with my classmates in the Preaching and Worship through the Christian Year course to organize and implement this service.

Bottom left: One of our typical Tuesday pre-recorded services, this service is composed of individually produced videos and curated images from the Re-Imagining Worship Project, which was the subject of an independent study.

Bottom right: We kicked off Advent with a Magnificat service using artwork from the CTS community and CTS alumni artists part of a Sanctified Art.

The Revelation at Lands End

Scripture: Revelation 21:1–6

Creation Care / Earth Day
North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 09/29/2019
Columbia Theological Seminary, 04/22/2020

This sermon was first preached as part of a sermon series on creation at North Decatur Presbyterian Church.

It was the recipient of the Dabney and Tom Dixon Creation Care Preaching Award in April 2020, and adapted to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as an online format for an Earth Day service.

All photos courtesy of the respective ministries mentioned.