Weekly Engagement Update

Featured Events

chapel_logo_200_80Semi-Annual Business Meeting


Mark your calendar for the upcoming business meeting that walks through our new strategic vision and 2020 budget, hear ministry updates, and vote on our playground proposal.

Action Needed: Just come!
When:  Wednesday, 1/29, 6:30 pm
Contact:  JP Delaney, Executive Director


 Infant and Child Dedication

Chapel's Infant and Child Dedication service is an opportunity for parents to publicly declare to raise their child in the faith.

Action Needed: Let us know you are interested.
When:  Sunday, 2/2 at 9:30 or 11 am Service
Contact:  Tanya Legro, Director Chapel Kids


 Berea Deep Freeze Deadline

 Sign up for this 6th-12th grade winter retreat by February 2nd. $200/camper.

Action Needed: Register
When:  March 6-8, Deadline 2/2
Contact:  Josh King, Director of Student Ministries

 Becoming a Woman of Faith Study 

Uncover a realistic perspective on being a woman of faith for today’s Christian woman. Meets at the same time as Student Ignite and Kids Grow.

Action Needed: Register online or at the Welcome Desk
When:  Wednesdays, Beginning 2/12, 6:30-8 pm
Contact:  Rhonda Shannon, Leader

Memorial Service for Marion Anderson

We invite everyone to attend a memorial service in honor of Marion Anderson. Marion and her husband, Paul, were early members of Chapel of the Cross and instrumental in the growth and care of the church.  Come celebrate Marion's memory on Saturday, 1/25, at 11 am.

Information Update

We are seeking to refine our communications, and so we are asking everyone to electronically update the information we have on file for each member of their family who attends Chapel.  We want to be sure you receive the information that pertains to your family demographics and interests.  Our Director of Student and Kids Ministries will also use this information to help sort your children into appropriate groups. See Chapel Information to make sure our information is up-to-date.

This Sunday's Service

We invite you to prepare your heart for this Sunday's Worship Service. 

  • Sermon Series:  Praying the King's Agenda
  • Sermon Title:  Part 3: Obedience
  • Scripture: John 14:5

Miss last week's service? Listen online to Praying the King's Agenda: Trust and to access the sermon slides and discussion guide.


Volunteer Opportunities

Student Ministries
Seeking volunteers who want to build relationships with parents, leaders, and 6th-12th graders.

  • Fusion Leaders, 11 am Sundays [1 female, 2 male]
    Skills Needed: build relationships with middle schoolers and facilitate a discussion following the sermon
  • Refuel Leaders, middle and high school, Sundays 4:30-7 pm [4-6 leaders]
    Skills Needed: build relationships with middle and/or high schoolers and give lessons to a small group, have fun and play games.

Contact: Josh King, Director of Student Ministriesector


Prayers and Praises

Pray With Chapel

  • 2020 Vision.  How's your vision? As we look ahead into 2020, none of us can see clearly what the future holds, but we serve a great God who does! While our physical eyes may dim with time,  pray that our spiritual eyes of faith become sharper over time.  As a Chapel community let us pray together in the spirit of Ephesians 1:18-19, "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe."
  • 21 Days of Prayer.  See the information at the beginning of this email on how you can use a prayer guide to deepen your communication with God.
  • Our Ministry Partners
    • John and Karen Ames. The Ames' seek to recruit and develop a team of national movement leaders in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the church and reach the least-reached and unreached peoples of Africa.
    • Bruce and Julie Adamson. The Adamsons work within North America through a "city strategy" where transformational leaders from within the church are identified and trained, coalitions of churches are formed, and apostolic teams are formed and sent out into communities where Jesus is neither named nor known.

Praying for You
Chapel Staff and elders would love to pray for you. To request prayer, 

  • Speak directly with any of the staff, life group leaders, or ministry leaders regarding your prayer need.
  • Fill out the prayer section of the "Get Connected" card found in the seatback pocket of the Sanctuary chairs and place it in the offering plate or bring it to the Welcome Desk on Sunday morning.
  • Fill out our online prayer request form.
  • Leave a phone message on the Chapel Prayer Line, 508-870-0001 X110.


Chapel Weekly Schedule

Unless noted, events meet at Chapel.

Thursday, January 16
9:30 am Kids Play!
1 pm Women in Prayer
7 pm Men's Pick Up Basketball, Elkin's Gym, St Mark's, Southborough

Saturday, January 18
8 am Men's Donuts and Testimony

Sunday, January 19
9:30 am Early Worship Service with children's programming and infant and toddler childcare
9:30 am Financial Peace University, Youth Room
11 am Late Worship Service with children's programming and infant and toddler childcare
11 am Fusion, 6th-8th grade 
4:30 - 7 pm Refuel, 6th-12th grade (NEW SCHEDULE)

Monday, January 20
7 pm Men's Bible Study Fellowship

Tuesday, January 21
7 pm Men's Study, The Truth Project
7 pm Women's "Unseen" Study, Southborough

Wednesday, January 22
6:30 pm Women's "Voice of God" Study
6:30 pm Ignite, 6th-12 Grade
6:30 pm Kids Grow, K-5th grade

Thursday, January 23
9:30 am Kids Play!
7 pm Men's Pick Up Basketball, Elkin's Gym, St Mark's, Southborough

Visit our online calendar and click "Calendar View" or "List View" for more events!


Inclement Weather Closing Notifications

You can learn if Chapel would need to close due to poor weather in the following ways:

  • Email notification. (Sign Up Link)
  • Call the Chapel Cancellation Line: 508.870.0001 Ext. 4.
  • Visit our church website: chapelcares.com
  • Watch the local CBS Boston News (WBZ) or visit their website.