BLC Chapel Services

BLC Chapel Services

Join us for 20-minute worship services from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. Chapel at BLC includes hymns, scripture readings, and a devotion or sermon. Some services feature special musical performances by individual students or the choir. Chapel is held weekdays while school is in session for growth in our Christian faith. Additional podcasts, service information, videos and more are available on our Chapelcast web site, filterable by preacher or music leader. Bethany is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), a confessional Lutheran church body.... Show More

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February 19, 2020 24 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 27 - O Holy Spirit, Enter in: vv. 1 & 2 - Psalm 1: Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall ... Read more

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February 18, 2020 23 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 231 - When Israel Through the Desert Passed: vv. 1-4 - The Versicles (pp. 109-110) - Isaiah 55: 10-11: For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall acc... Read more

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February 14, 2020 28 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Lord, You Have the Words: Singers: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life. Congregation: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life. S: The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul; the Lord’s rule is to be trusted, the simple find wisdom. C: Lord, you have the words... S: The fear of the Lord is holy, abiding forever; the decrees of the Lord are true; all of them just. C: Lord, you hav... Read more

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February 13, 2020 23 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn: In Christ Alone vv. 1 & 2: 1) In Christ alone my hope is found He is my light, my strength, my song This Cornerstone, this solid ground Firm through the fiercest drought and storm What heights of love, what depths of peace When fears are stilled, when strivings cease My Comforter, my All in All Here in the love of Christ I stand 2) In Christ alone, who took on flesh Fullness of God i... Read more

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February 12, 2020 22 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 227 - Salvation Unto Us is Come: vv. 1, 2, 5, & 6 - Titus 3: 4-7: But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified b... Read more

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February 11, 2020 24 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 226 - By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless: vv. 1, 2, & 4 - Luke 19:1-10: Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming th... Read more

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February 10, 2020 24 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Office of the Keys & Confession: first three questions - Hymn 460 - O How Great is Thy Compassion - Luke 18: 9-14: (Jesus) spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, “God, I thank You that I am not like other ... Read more

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February 7, 2020 26 min

Order of Service: - Prelude: Seventh Symphony, 2nd Movement by L. V. Beethoven, arranged by Donald E. Olah - Prayer - 1 Samuel 16 & 17 selected verses: So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed (David, the youngest) in the presence of his brothers. The Spirit of the Lord rushed on David with power from that day forward… (King) Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together … and drew up in battle array against the Philist... Read more

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February 6, 2020 22 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 432 - Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness: vv. 1-5 - Romans 4: 1-5: What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace... Read more

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February 5, 2020 21 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 223 - O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair: vv. 1, 2 & 5 - Matthew 17:1-9: Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus,... Read more

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February 4, 2020 31 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 208 - Thy Way and All Thy Sorrows: vv. 1, 3, & 8 - 1 Peter 5: 6-7: Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. - Devotion - Prayer - Hymn 208 - Thy Way and All Thy Sorrows: vv. 11 & 12 - Blessing - Recognition of Anniversaries - Postlude Service Participants: Rev. Mark Bartels, Church of... Read more

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February 3, 2020 22 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Psalm 102 (select verses): P: Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to You. C: Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; P: Incline Your ear to me; in the day that I call, answer me speedily. C: For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. P: He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, C: And shall not despise their prayer. All: Glory be to the Father, and t... Read more

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January 31, 2020 24 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - The Lord is My Light: Robert Kreutz - 1 Corinthians 1: 22-25: For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. -... Read more

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January 30, 2020 23 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 197 - My Hope is Built On Nothing Less - Romans 10: 14-17: How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good thin... Read more

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January 29, 2020 26 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 202 - Thou, Whose Almighty Word: vv. 1-3 - The Versicles (pp. 109-110) - Ezekiel 37: 1-4: The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, “Son of man... Read more

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January 28, 2020 25 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 201 - Spread, O Spread, Thou Mighty Word - I Peter 3: 13-16 : Who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in y... Read more

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January 27, 2020 20 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 193 - Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun: vv. 1-4 - Psalm 97 : The LORD reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad! Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. A fire goes before Him, And burns up His enemies round about. His lightnings light the world; The earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax at the ... Read more

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January 24, 2020 22 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - O Blessed are Those: Soloist: O blessed are those (text sung twice) All: O blessed are those (text sung twice) S:O blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in His ways! By the labor of your hands you shall eat. You will be happy and prosper. / O blessed are those... S: Your wife like a fruitful vine in the heart of your house; Your children like shoots of the olive around your table. / O blessed a... Read more

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January 23, 2020 27 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - Hymn 187 - Our Father, By Whose Name - Genesis 2: 18 & 21-25: And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” …. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought h... Read more

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January 22, 2020 36 min

Order of Service: - Prelude - The Confession of Sin (p. 120) - Hymn 510 - Fear and Love Thy God and Lord - The Versicles (pp. 120-121) - Hymn 569 - Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow: vv. 1-4 sung by the choir - Romans 12: 9-13: Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fer... Read more

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