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Carthage and COVID-19

Center for Faith and Spirituality

The Center for Faith and Spirituality will continue to offer chapel services through their Instagram@carthage_cfs during the period of remote learning.

Pastor Kara Baylor and Seminary Intern Dalton Ruggieri will lead chapel services at noon every Tuesday from April 14 through Tuesday, May 19, on Instagram. Services include confession, scripture reading, a reflection, and prayer. Participants are encouraged to share their prayer requests via the chat function.

Chapel Service Program

Announcements and Greeting

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.

Confessions and Forgiveness

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. Silence for self-examination.

Holy and gracious God, I confess that I have sinned. Some of my sin I know — the thoughts and words and deeds of which I am ashamed — but some are known only to you. In the name of Jesus Christ, I ask forgiveness. Deliver and restore me, that I may be in peace.

By the mercy of God we are united with Jesus Christ, in whom we are forgiven. We are in the peace of Christ and continue to serve. 


Psalm. Brief silence. Psalm prayer.


Reading. Silence. Reflection.


The Lord be with you. And also with you.
As God’s people called to love one another, let us share our prayers aloud, silently, and through the chat. Let us pray: Please share your prayer request via the chat function.

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence in the words our Savior gave us:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Blessings and Peace

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Almighty God bless us, defend us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
Be in peace.

Adapted from Night Prayer and Responsive Prayer in “Evangelical Lutheran Worship,” Service of Word and Prayer in “With One Voice,” and Midday Prayer in “Daily Prayer: Supplemental Liturgical Resource 5” (from the Presbyterian Church (USA), published in 1987 by Westminster Press).