Weekly Update

 Sunday, August 19, 2018


Dear Chapel Family,

A special thanks to all that gave and participated in our service project this past Saturday.  Through your generous efforts, we were able to assemble and distribute 95 backpacks loaded with school supplies for kids in the Foster Care system.  This represents a huge gift of encouragement to these kids and families and reinforces our desire to serve others in need.  Way to go Chapel!!
 
Also, I hope you can join us this weekend as we talk about how to discern and respond to the leading of God. Does God, through the Holy Spirit, really want me to do something? Or is it just me?
 
Have a great rest of the week! I hope to see you on Sunday.



Derek Duncan
Lead Pastor
Chapel of the Cross
derek@chapelcares.com







Now Hiring - Administrative Assistant: Chapel of the Cross is hiring a part-time administrative assistant. If you would like to apply for this position, please send your resume to JP Delaney and visit our website for more information HERE.

Connect Sunday:  Mark your calendars for this year’s Connect Sunday Open House on August 26 at 4:30pm.  Start inviting your friends and neighbors today! 

Semi-Annual Business Meeting:  Mark your calendar for the upcoming Semi-Annual Business Meeting that will be held on September 5 at 7:00pm.  

Israel's/Jesus’ Mission Study:  Please join us for a new study starting this Fall on Sundays at 11:00am. Ray Vander Laan's "Israel's/Jesus' Mission" is a video-based study filmed in Israel and focusing on the historical and geographical context of the Bible. There is no homework and an optional study guide is available for $13. Please feel free to contact Jim West or Sandra West if you are interested.

Financial Peace University:  FPU teaches biblical and practical ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely! Join us starting Sunday, September 23 at 4:30 here at Chapel. The cost is $75 for materials and it will be a 9-week course. Register online HERE or contact Rhiannon.

Worship Slide Volunteers:  If you are interested in serving with the Worship Slide Team on Sunday mornings contact Pastor Derek.



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Life Groups: 
 We would love to help you find a Life Group that fits your life. You can learn more about our upcoming Life Group meetings HERE. Please fill out the registration form online or at the Welcome Center and we will contact you soon.

Sunday AM Life Group:  9:30am in the Conference Room.

Marriage Sunday School Class:  Marriage group meets at 11:00am in the Living Room. Please join us for a little snack and fellowship as we watch a video and discuss how the lesson can be applied to our everyday lives to help strengthen our marriages.



For more information about Chapel Life Groups, contact Derek



Chapel Men’s Tuesday Bible Study: 
 Join us as we continue to study God's Word through the summer months in an informal and relational environment. We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00pm and would love to have you join us when you are available.

Chapel Men’s Saturday Breakfast:  Do you like breakfast, fellowship and studying God's Word? Then we want to see you every 3rd Saturday at 8:00am starting September 15 - April 20. We will be going through Andy Stanley's "Christian" series and hope that you can join us.



For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.



Wednesday Pool Days: 
 Carol Wijas has kindly offered to open her home to Chapel Women on Wednesdays (weather permitting) from 10:00am – 1:00pm  so that we and our children can enjoy one another's company poolside. Her address is 3 Old Harry Road in Southborough. For more information, call Carol at (774) 249-2605.

Women's Ministry Facebook Page:  Did you know we have a Facebook page? Please join HERE to connect with other Chapel ladies and find out about the latest announcements.



For more information about Chapel Women events, contact Stephanie.



Sunday Morning Bible Study:  Middle and High School students are invited  to study God’s word together in small group environments at 11:00am.

Summer ReFuel:  Summer ReFuel is a fun gathering for both middle school and high school students.  We will be meeting at the Needham's home, 218 Milk St., Westboro, for games, swimming, and s'mores from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 22.  If you have any questions, please email Bob.



If you would like more information or have any questions about Student Ministries, please contact Bob.



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:  Kids in Kindergarten thru fifth grade check in to Jr. Worship in the foyer then enter the seminar room for worship in song and in prayer.  K-2nd graders then move to the Kidz Zone while the 3rd-5th graders remain in the seminar room as they learn from God's Word in age-appropriate settings.

Summer Family Fun Movie Night:  Bring your family and invite your neighbors to our Summer Family Fun event: Movie Night on Monday, August 20 at 7:00pm. For more information or to register, please email Tanya.



If you would like to receive regular updates about special events for kids as well as weekly devotionals, please contact Tanya.



Help for Acute and Chronic Special Needs:  Do you or a loved one have special needs and could benefit from the help of your Chapel family? The Special Needs Ministry is here to help you whether you have chronic needs or acute, short-term needs. Please feel free to email Tanya.

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

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



For more information about Chapel's Special Needs Ministry, contact Tanya.



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.  We lead a church service on alternating Sundays at 10:00am. If you are interested in serving one time or on a regular basis, please contact Rick Needham.

Serve Worcester Community Dinner:  Join us as we partner with Pleasant Street Baptist at 6 Ashland St., Worcester to serve dinner to needy people. We meet at the church every second Saturday of the month at 5:00pm to set up, serve the meal, and clean up. If you are interested in helping this month, then please arrive at Pleasant Street Baptist Church by 5:00pm.  For more information, please email the office HERE. Attn: Glenn Margosian.





Chapel Missionary Partner:   The Chapel Missionary Partner for the month of August is Rick and Myla Berry with Converge Worldwide in Southeast Asia and are based in Thailand.  More information about their ministry can be found at the missions display. 
 
Chapel Missions Facebook Page:  Missions has a Facebook Page called “Chapel of the Cross Missions” which has regular missions updates and news about our missionaries and ministry partners, along with other helpful information. Like our page HERE.