June 2022 Worship Services & Media Archive

Here are the descriptions, video recordings and bulletins from the main IWS worship services during the June 2022 on-campus session.
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Catechesis as a Way of Life (January 2022 Chapel Messages)

IWS Chaplain Rev. Dr. Nancy Nethercott, along with Associate Chaplains Rev. Juan Lopez and Rev. Dr. Walter Brown, delivered these six homilies to the community during the January 2022 intensive session.
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Presidential Address January 2022: Catechesis Panel

For the January 2022 Presidential Address, Dr. Jim Hart convened a panel of experts to discuss Catechesis
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2021 Virtual Commencement

IWS held its second Virtual Commencement ceremony September 4, 2021, to honor the Summer 2021 graduates. These 36 new alumni, representing 8 nations and 4 continents, have brought worship renewal around the globe, and we congratulate them for persevering to finish their degrees in the midst of such trying circumstances. The video below features special...
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“Wonderful Words of Life” – June 2021 Chapel Series

Here are the six “Wonderful Words of Life” chapel talks from the June 2021 on-campus intensive session. Rev. Dr. Nancy Nethercott, IWS Chaplain, was joined by Associate Chaplain Rev. Dr. Walter M. Brown, MWS Professor Rev. Dr. Lou Kaloger, and Academic Dean Dr. Dinelle Frankland. Recordings of the complete services can be found on our...
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Videos from Spring 2021 Webinars

IWS Worship Webinars: Live Discussions with the Author The purpose of IWS webinars is to provide ongoing education, worship resources, and inspiration for worship planners and leaders. Each session included a presentation by the author of a recently published book followed by a discussion based on questions asked by the attendees. A series of four...
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Presidential Address June 2021: Lilly Endowment Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative & the Mission of IWS

In the June 2021 Presidential Address, Jim Hart describes six key IWS initiatives being explored and assessed through the help of the Lilly Endowment's Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative.
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Invitations from God – January 2021 Chapel Series

Revisit the chapel homilies from the January 2021 online intensive session's series "Invitations from God."
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Worship & the Great Realignment (Jim Hart, Opening Convocation Homily, January ’21)

IWS began its January 2021 intensive session with worship on the Feast of the Epiphany. IWS President Dr. James R. Hart delivered a homily on “The Great Realignment” testified to by the star over Bethlehem and the response of the Magi to visit the Christ child. The scriptures for the day: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72...
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Jim Hart: Ancient-Future Worship & The Great Tradition (January ’21 Presidential Address)

Full Text Welcome to our new classes: the MWS Kaph 2 class and the DWS Upsilon 2 class, along with our returning students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees. We warmly welcome you to our community of learning and faith. Purpose of Presidential Address: Keep before this community our God-given mission, and to explore various aspects...
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Paradox in the Christian Life – June 2020 Chapel Series

For the June 2020 intensive session, IWS Chaplain Dr. Nancy Nethercott and Associate Chaplains Rev. Dr. Walter Brown and Rev. Juan López discussed six of the paradoxes of the Christian life.
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Justifying God in the Midst of Suffering (Opening Convocation Homily, June 2020)

IWS President Dr. Jim Hart delivered the homily at Opening Convocation on June 10, 2020. In difficult times and discouraging spaces, how do we find our way to intimacy with God? How do we lead our congregations in worship with authenticity and Godly passion?
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Communion in a Time of Pandemic: Eucharistic Alternative Thanksgiving (June ’20 Presidential Address)

In the June 2020 Presidential Address, Jim Hart reviews the IWS mission before delving into a theology of incarnation as it relates to social distancing and the Eucharist.
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“Name Above All Names” – January 2020 Opening Convocation Sermon (Lou Kaloger)

Lou Kaloger, MWS Professor, preaches at Opening Convocation (January 1 2020) on the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Name. The readings were Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 8, Galatians 4:4-7, and Luke 2:15-21.
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The Spiritually-Formative Power of Time – January 2020 Chapel Series

For the January 2020 on-campus intensive, IWS Chaplain Dr. Nancy Nethercott and other speakers presented a series on the way God works through time to form his people.
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