Updated: Nov 13, 2020
By: Gretchen Cobble
On Oct. 9th, the HSU Chapel Band had the wonderful opportunity to get to lead Abilene’s Midnight Worship. This worship event, held every Friday at midnight, is put on by various worship bands and students in the Abilene area.
“We’ve had a couple of people from HSU help lead Midnight Worship here and there, but this was the first time that the stage was full of HSU Chapel leaders... It was definitely an honor to get to play for Midnight Worship and represent Hardin-Simmons,” said Kenna Hall, a junior and one of the band’s singers.
However, due to COVID-19, Midnight Worship has had to hold off on public gatherings and switch to YouTube livestream on their channel. The group also has their own Spotify account. Both remain extremely popular. You can access all their channels, content and more at linktr.ee/midnightworship.
The HSU Chapel Band members who helped lead us in worship this past Friday were Evan McGrew, Katie Henderson, Kenna Hall, Daron Pacheco, Caleb Queen, Samantha Eberle, Josh Seca, Braden Galvan and Jackson Young.
“I think this last worship service in particular was overall one of my favorites! It was so seamless musically and vocally!” Hall said. “The Spirit was so evident in that place and God was moving through us.”
Midnight Worship is a wonderful way to finish the week and begin the weekend. Whether meeting in person or livestreaming online, these talented groups of students always beautifully serve as a vessel of the Holy Spirit. If you wish to participate, visit their page on Instagram at @midnightworship for more information. All are welcome to serve and volunteer.
“It’s so much more than just getting on a stage and singing or playing. We are leading others in an intimate time of worship, as well as worshiping God ourselves,” Kenna said.
Thank you, leaders of Midnight Worship for allowing Hardin-Simmons Chapel Band to be a part of something so authentically beautiful, especially during these stressful and unprecedented times.