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, during which 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.
Examples of complete services are provided below.
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. The service was offered as the official Good Friday service for Columbia Theological Seminary.
As the Dabney and Tom Dixon Creation Care Preaching Award recipient, I was invited to adapt this Earth Day service into an online format. It was the first online service for Columbia Theological Seminary in the early days of the pandemic.
Below are samples of bulletins for services I planned or co-planned. They are from services that were not recorded or not recorded in their entirety.
This service was co-planned with Benjamin Smith, MDiv student at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. The service was our final project for the course: Liberationist Preaching and Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary, and it was adapted for a service at Columbia Theological Seminary.
This service was planned as part of the senior chapel requirement for Columbia Theological Seminary. Responding to the uncertainty in the early days of the pandemic, the administration canceled the service. My group later reunited (online) to enact the Earth Day service above, CTS's first online service.
I organized this service as part of a series on creation care. The sermon was the recipient of the Dabney and Tom Dixon Creation Care Preaching Award and was later adapted into an online format for an Earth Day service at Columbia Theological Seminary.