Weekly Update

 Sunday, April 16, 2017

Chapel Family,

I am so excited for our upcoming Easter services this weekend. I hope you can join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ. We are also having a Good Friday service on Friday night at 7pm.

This will be a good opportunity to have our hearts focused on what Jesus went through as He gave His life for us on the Cross.

If you are traveling, be safe and enjoy the weekend with family and friends.

Remember, “He has risen!"

God Bless.


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Good Friday Service, April 14, 7:00pm: We invite you to participate in our candlelight Tenebrae Service. Children will have the opportunity to experience the events leading up to the day we call “Good Friday” while parents attend the service.

Israel Tour Blog: Follow along with our journey to the Holy Land at chapelcaresblog.wordpress.com to see how God is speaking and how you can be praying for our group as they travel.

Welcome Team Help: If you are interested in helping our Welcome Team for first service on Sunday mornings contact the office.

Like us on Facebook.

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Chapel Life Groups: Our Life Groups meet in homes around the MetroWest and at Chapel of the Cross. Fill out the online form or contact Daryl Reininger and we will help you find one that fits your life.

Adult Sunday Life Group, 9:30am: Please join us as we study scripture each Sunday morning in the Conference Room. 

Marriage Sunday School Class, 11:00am: Married couples are welcome to join us as we study Holy Spirit by John MacArthur.  If you have questions, please contact Carol Wijas. 

Contact Daryl Reininger if you would like more information about Chapel Students.

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Monday Evening Study, April 17, 7:00pm:  The Men’s Bible Study meets every other Monday evening at 7:00pm at Chapel to grow in God's Word. 

Men’s Iron Sharpens Iron, May 20: Join the men of Chapel for a one-day equipping conference. You can sign up and find more information at the Welcome Desk or contact Pastor Derek.

Contact Chris Kindstedt for more information about Chapel Men events.

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Women In Prayer, 2nd Tuesday, 9:30am: Join together with other women the second Tuesday of every month from 9:30-11:00am at Chapel to spend time in prayer for our families and community. Childcare will not be provided. Contact Tammy for more details.

Monday Evening Study, April 24, 7:00pm: We are studying Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin. Contact Lauren Ames or Laura Kindstedt for more information on this study.

Wednesday Night Castaway Knitting Group, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:00pm:  Our Castaway group is a wonderful drop-in fellowship and knitting group. If you would like more information, contact Carol Wijas.

Thursday Evening Study, Every Thursday, 6:45pm: We are studying Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough by Cynthia Heald. If you would like more information, contact Carol Wijas.

Women’s Simulcast, May 6: Sign up at the Welcome Desk for a full day of worship and bible study led by Priscilla Shirer through simulcast.

Contact Stephanie Stuchlik for more information about Chapel Women events.

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Sunday Morning Bible Study: Middle School and High School students are invited to study God’s word together in the Youth Room at 11:00am. *No Bible Study this Sunday due to Easter. 

ReFuel: ReFuel is a great opportunity for students to worship and fellowship while growing in God’s word. Middle School meets from 4:30-6:30pm and High School meets from 7:00-8:30pm every Sunday. *No ReFuel this Sunday due to Easter. 

Student Summer Activities: Drop by the Welcome Desk to sign up for all of the different summer events offered for students. Summer calendars are also available at the Welcome Desk and online

Contact Bethany Needham if you would like more information about Chapel Students.

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Infants & Toddlers: Childcare is provided during both services in the Pre-K wing.

Pre-K Jr. Worship: 4 & 5 year olds meet during both services in the Pre-K wing for playtime, snack, and a Bible story.

Elementary Jr. Worship: Elementary kids are checked in at the beginning of each service in the foyer and enter the Seminar Room to worship God in music, in the Word, and in prayer in age-appropriate settings. At the end of the service, K-2nd graders may be picked up in the Kidz Zone: 3rd-5th graders in the Seminar Room.

Boys Brigade and GEMS, April 23: Boys in 1st-5th grade and girls in K-5th grade are invited to join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm.

Kids Night Out, May 7: All kids are invited to Kids Night Out from 4:30-6:30pm. RSVP is required by May 3. Sign up at the Welcome Desk.

Contact Tanya Legro if you would like more information about Chapel Kids.

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Play Date & Respite Night, May 21: If you have a child with special needs that would benefit from a play date while you benefit from a little respite, please email Tanya for more information.

For the Hearing Impaired: Assisted Listening Devices are available during our Sunday morning worship services for the hearing impaired.

For the Visually Impaired: Large Print Bibles are available for the visually impaired.

Buddy Ministry: We strive to provide buddies for children with special needs so they can participate in the Chapel Kids ministries. If you would like more information about being a buddy, please contact Kim Chernisky.

Contact Sarah Stine or Kim Chernisky for more information about Chapel's Special Needs Ministry.

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Chapel Missionary Partner:  Chapel Missionary of the Month for April is Ken and Debbie Milhous serving with Boston Japanese Christian Church in Somerville, MA. More info about their work can be found at the missions display.

Detox Ministry @ Healthlink: If you would like to serve in this ministry from 3:00-5:00pm on the first Sunday of every month, please contact Lisa.

Highlands Ministry: We have an ongoing ministry to the residents at the Highlands Retirement Home of Westborough which includes a Sunday morning church service on alternating Sundays at 9:30am. Anyone interested in serving either one time or on a regular basis, please contact Rick Needham.

Serve Worcester Community Dinner, Second Saturday of Each Month, 5:00-7:15pm:  Join us as we partner with Pleasant Street Baptist Church at 6 Ashland Street in Worcester to serve dinner to needy people. If you are interested in helping this month, please arrive at Pleasant Street Baptist Church by 5:00pm to set up, serve the meal, and clean up. For more information, please email office@chapelcares.com, attn: Glenn Margosian.