Christmas Worship at Ashland Seminary

Christmas Worship at Ashland Seminary

12/2/16 ASHLAND, Ohio - The public is invited to join the Ashland Theological Seminary community in a time of worship on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Ronk Memorial Chapel located at 910 Center St.

“Recapturing the Wonder” is the theme of the service and Dr. Dale Stoffer, professor of historial theology, will offer the message titled “Rediscovering the Significance of the Incarnation.”

Under the leadership of Dr. Ron Sprunger, professor emeritus, there will be traditional hymns and carols and a variety of musical offerings including instrumental selections by Angie Hunter, euphonium, and Deborah Holzworth, harp.

Gabe Glass will introduce the carol, “I Wonder as I Wander.” A men’s ensemble comprised of present and former students as well as faculty will sing “Exalt His Name Together” and “Sovereign Lord.” Laura Bedocs, soloist, will offer a prayer set to the music of  “Ave Maria” by Bach-Gounod and arranged by Linda Sprunger.

The service will close with the singing of “Silent Night” introduced by flute and harp and sung in German and  other languages with guitar accompaniment provided by Jacob Moss. Dr. John Byron, academic dean, will open the service while Dr. Paul Chilcote, dean of the Chapel, will offer the closing prayer. Dr. Mark Harden is president of Ashland Seminary.

Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. Its current physical presence comprises Ashland, Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit. The Seminary integrates theological education with Christ Centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry and the world.