Join Us For Worship

Here at Scarritt Bennett Center we have two worship services each week. Tuesdays in the Chapel, a service of preaching, scripture, prayer and music is held every Tuesday at 12:30-1:00 in Wightman Chapel. Vespers & All That Jazz is held each Sunday evening from 6:30-7:15. This is a contemplative service with poetry, contemporary readings, scripture, prayer and all the music in the jazz format. See all summer events.

Tuesdays in the Chapel

Our summer schedule for the Tuesdays service is:
June 19 – Brian Marcoulier Bellevue United Methodist Church
June 26 – A Jazz Service
July 3 – “Bold Women” led by Doris Stewart, Jan Lowe and Joyce Sohl
July 10 – Amy Harkness Presbyterian Pastor
July 17 – Kay Gray United Methodist retired clergy
July 24 – Cynthia Wilson United Methodist Board of Discipleship
July 31 – Debra Tyree Bellevue United Methodist Church
August 7 – Paula Smith Liberty United Methodist Church, Franklin
August 14 – Stacey Croft Christ Presbyterian Church
August 21 – Kennard Murray Red River District, United Methodist Church
August 28 – Scott Aleridge Cumberland River District, United Methodist
This service is open to the public and is a good way to take a “Sabbath break” during the week.

Vespers & All That Jazz

Vespers & All That Jazz is also a service open to the public and provides a non-traditional worship experience centered in music as an expression of God’s innovation, love and mercy. The following is the topics and scriptures through August:
June 17 – The Prophet Micah Micah 3:1-5; 4:1-5
June 24 -Ezekiel, Seer of the Unseen Ezekiel 37:1-14
July 1 – Jesus as Prophet Selected passages from Mark and Luke
July 8 – God, the Creator Genesis 1
July 15 – God, Great Companion and Guide Psalm 116:1-6
July 22 – God is Faithful Lamentations 3:22-24
July 29 – God, Merciful Forgiver Psalm 86:1-7
August 5 – God, Giver of the Word Psalm 19:6, 10-14
August 12 – A God Worthy of Praise Psalm 147:1-11, 20b
August 19 – God as Healer Psalm 107:17-22
August 26 – God of Judgement and Justice Matthew 13:24-30
Note that most of the summer topics are centered on attributes of God.

Come and join us in worship.

Joyce D. Sohl, Laywoman-in-Residence


Joyce D. Sohl has been Laywoman-in-Residence since 2009 as a full-time volunteer. She retired as CEO of United Methodist Women in 2004. She is the author of 4 books, a teacher, retreat leader, writer and non-professional musician. Here at the Center her work is in the area of Spirituality & the Arts with such programs as Tuesdays in the Chapel, Vespers & All That Jazz, Poet’s Corner, quarterly retreats, and art exhibits.