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Undergrad chapel to explore Songs of Ascent in Psalms during Spring 2019

Trinity CommunicationsJanuary 25, 2019

This spring, Trinity undergraduate chapel will explore a series titled “‘Lift My Eyes’: Psalms 120–134.” Focusing specifically on the Songs of Ascent found in Psalms, the series will take the undergraduate community into the Scriptures for learning and encouragement.

“Having done the topical, culturally engaged series, we wanted to address a place we haven’t been in a while,” Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life and University Ministries Taylor Worley said. “[The Psalms are] very engaging, very accessible, display a range of human emotion and a range of concern about what God is up to, where he is in midst of everything.”

A variety of speakers from various churches in and out of the country, as well as from within Trinity’s own staff and faculty, will touch on some of the uplifting elements in the Songs of Ascent. Like the series title notes, the undergraduate community will receive encouragement from these psalms to keep their focus on the Lord, experiencing the same “high highs and low lows” the authors of the Songs of Ascent did.

“These are the songs and prayers of Jesus and his disciples, of the earliest church,” Worley said. “They don’t just engage the mind; they also engage the heart in very deep ways. God loves us so much that he’s not only given us in the Psalms words that we can use to describe how we feel, but also the songs to sing and the prayers to pray when we don’t know what to say.”

In addition to hearing from the book of Psalms in chapel, students will also learn a bit more about the variety of God’s Word found in the entirety of the collection of Psalms in Life Together groups, headed by Director of Leadership and Formation Scott Samuelson.

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