Weekly Update

 Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dear Chapel Family,

What a beautiful week it has been.  If you were not here last weekend, we had a great day of serving our community on Saturday and a great day of worship on Sunday.  This Sunday will be my last sermon at Chapel of the Cross as the associate pastor.  It will be very bittersweet for me.  Like we saw in our passage in Hebrews 12 last week, God uses difficult things to help us mature in our faith.  While it will be a sad, day it will also be a joy to be with you all and it will be a joy to begin to pursue God's calling in our next step of faith.  I love you Chapel family and look forward to worshiping with you all this Sunday.

We Get To,

Daryl Reininger
Associate Pastor
Chapel of the Cross

The Quest Book Study:  The Quest is a daily expedition toward a deeper relationship with God with weekly check-ins for fellow sojourners on this quest. Women, teens, and kids are invited to join us as we seek to develop a deeper intimacy with God. For more information about registering, visit www.chapelcares.com/the-quest.

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

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 August 26 at 4:30pm.  Start inviting your friends and neighbors today! If you would like to help plan this event, please contact Tanya.

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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

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.

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 Friday Morning Study:  Crazy Love by Francis Chan begins July 13 through August 24 at 9:30am, led by Stephanie Stuchlik. This study will look at our Christian walk in light of the urgency of the Gospel and the relentless love of God, and we will challenge and encourage each other to passionately live out what we believe.

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.

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 Wednesdays, July 25, August 8 and August 22.  If you have any questions, please email Bob.

Berea Summer Camp:  Berea is a refuge where students can build a faith that matters on July 29 - August 4.  You can register for camp HERE or feel free to contact 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 Event:  Bring your family and invite your neighbors to our Summer Family Fun event: Movie Matinee on Tuesday, July 24 at noon (bring a bag lunch).  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.

School Supplies for Kids in Foster Care: We will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for kids in foster care during the month of July, followed by a Backpack Packing Party and Cookout on Saturday, August 11 at 11:00am. Tags with supply needs are available at the Welcome Center.

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:  Our missionary partner for the month of July is Claire Angus with CRU Florida.  Visit the Missions Area in the lobby for details regarding all of our partners and their ministries.    

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.