Weekly Update

 Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dear Chapel Family,

    We are still in our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting journey, and I hope that you have been able to carve out some daily time to focus on your relationship with the Lord.  God will honor the time that you are sacrificing. I pray that you are learning some good things, as well as hearing God’s voice more clearly.
    We would also really like to hear from you. Please share what you have been learning and hearing from God by emailing us at 21days@chapelcares.com   
   Join us this Sunday as we continue the series, and be expectant that God will do awesome things in your life as well as in the life of Chapel.
God Bless and have a great rest of the week. 
Derek Duncan
Lead Pastor
Chapel of the Cross

Annual Business Meeting:   Join us for our next Business Meeting here at Chapel on January 24. The potluck will begin at 6:00pm followed by the meeting at 7:00pm.

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

Severe Weather Cancellations:  Severe weather in the forecast? Here is how to find out if a Chapel event is cancelled:
- Check your email
- Check www.chapelcares.com
- Check WBZ TV channel 4 or www.cbsboston.com

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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 Daryl

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship:  This group of men from Chapel and the community meet together for an in depth bible study and prayer every Monday night at 7:00pm.

Chapel Men’s Tuesday Bible Study:   Join us as we continue to study God’s Word 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. 

For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.

Women’s Coffee Connection:  Join us at 9:30am on Friday, February 2 at Chapel for an opportunity to connect with other women. Please feel free to contact Monica for more information at mpslayton@gmail.com (No child care for this event)

TUESDAY NIGHT STUDY: "Wait and See" by Wendy Pope 
January 16 - February 27 at 7:00pm
Led by Lauren Ames 
In her book, Wendy draws on the life of King David to transform a season of waiting into a sweet time with God.  Wendy encourages us to focus on the Person of our faith, rather than the object of our wait. 

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY: "Hosea, Unfailing Love Changes Everything" by Jennifer Rothschild
January 18 - March 8 at 9:00am
Led by Evan Reininger
The book of Hosea is a deeply personal and passionate love story, yet it is a difficult story.  As an account full of harsh judgement unfolds, it will show us the kind of love we dream about. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people!  

THURSDAY NIGHT STUDY: "Becoming A Woman of Grace" by Cynthia Held
January 18 - April 26 at 6:45pm
Led by Rhonda Shannon
Prepare to discover a new level of meaning and amazement in your spiritual journey as God's love and favor become more real to you than ever before as we search through the scriptures together!

FRIDAY MORNING STUDY: "None Like Him" by Jen Wilkin
March 2 - April 27 at 9:00am
Led by Kristen Smith
We tend to imagine a heavenly Father who is like us, but Wilkin reminds us that our Creator possesses many attributes we don't---and that's a good thing! Take a closer look at the God who is infinitely knowable, creative, able to provide, timeless, unchanging, powerful, wonderful, and more

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 Small Groups:  Students in grades 6-12 grade are invited to gather in the youth room at 11:00am for a quick time of announcements before they break into small groups.

ReFuel:  This Sunday only we will start ReFuel early at 3:00pm for those of you who are interested in watching the Patriots game. We will have other games and fun stuff to do for students not as interested in the game.  See you there!!

Lead Youth:  Middle School and High School discipleship groups are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00pm!  Discipleship Small Groups are for students who are growing in their faith and want to go deeper.  It's an evening of studying Scripture, prayer, and worship. Parents and/or students please email Bob Elster at Bob@fullofpotential.com to register.

Winter Camp at Berea  |  DEEP FREEZE:  is a high impact weekend for students March 16-18. Everything about Deep Freeze from the main sessions and seminars, to the outrageous fun and free time options is created to maximize the experience of building relationships and seeing lives changed. Registration and deposit must be received by January 21. For those of you who are in need, scholarships are available. Please contact Bob Elster at Bob@fullofpotential.com for more information.

If you would like more information or have any questions about Student Ministries, please Contact Bob Elster at Bob@fullofpotential.com

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 move to the Kidz Zone while the 3rd-5th graders remain in the seminar room as they learn from the Word of God in age-appropriate settings.

Boys Brigade and GEMS:  Boys Brigade for boys in first thru fifth grade and GEMS for girls in Kindergarten thru fifth grade are on the second and fourth Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm.

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 some help from your Chapel family? The Special Needs Ministry is here to help you whether you have chronic needs or acute, short-term needs. Please contact Kim at chernisky126@yahoo.com or Tanya at tanya@chapelcares.com.

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

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

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

Chapel Missionary Partner:  The Chapel of the Cross Ministry Partner for the month of January is Clearway Clinic in Worcester.  This will be in keeping with January 21 being Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  More information can be found at the Missions Display or at https://clearwayclinic.com

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. 

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

Serve Worcester Community Dinner, Second Saturday of Each Month, 5:15-7:15pm:  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, 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.