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Experiencing Jubilee

By Judy Hagey

Judy Hagey

Judy Hagey

It had been a demanding and at the same time exhilarating weekend. Nearly 200 students performed in three three-hour concerts on three nights. Jubilee concerts in Sioux Falls, Des Moines, and Minneapolis had drawn full houses and receptive audiences. And now on Sunday afternoon as we waited for the buses to rendezvous in the church parking lot, students (and at least one staff member) launched into a childís game of elbow tag. All the months of planning and hours of rehearsing over, it was time to relax, to release the tensions of a busy weekend at the end of a long semester; to let down and enjoy being together, to soak up the warm sun from the pavement, to recall briefly carefree childhood games.

Iíll remember it as one Jubilee moment in our Jubilee year. While there have been many rewarding and enjoyable times throughout this year, in this moment there was a sense of release and sheer joy that comes when we allow ourselves to rest in Godís sufficient and abundant provisionóa real Sabbath blessing.

All of the large Dordt College music ensembles performed in a Jubilee concert in major venues in Sioux Falls, Des Moines, and Minneapolis (shown here) during the third weekend in April.

All of the large Dordt College music ensembles performed in a Jubilee concert in major venues in Sioux Falls, Des Moines, and Minneapolis (shown here) during the third weekend in April.

If you havenít been a part of one of our Jubilee celebrations yet, I hope you will be able to join us for the final celebration here in July. But I also hope youíll find Jubilee moments throughout your lifeómoments that offer the joy of release and perfect rest.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Alumni & Friends Baseball Outings

   San Diego, California
   July 16; 7:00 p.m.
   Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

   Minneapolis, Minnesota
   August 6; 6:00 p.m.
   Twins vs. Boston Red Sox

Contact the alumni office for tickets.

Parents Weekend

Reserve October 21 & 22 for Parents Weekend on the Dordt College campus.

Donít miss this actionpacked time for family and friends. The schedule of events and registration will be available Aug. 15 at

http://www.dordt.edu/events/parents_weekend/ or by calling 18003436738 (option 3)