September 24, 2023
Worship Service: Starts at 10 am.
This week’s Scripture: Prepare your heart for what God wants to say to you through this week’s sermon by reading and reflecting on Matthew 4:18-22, “The First Disciples”:
18 As he was walking along the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter), and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 “Follow me,” he told them, “and I will make you fish for[i] people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, preparing their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.”
This week’s worship songs: Enjoy listening and learning the worship songs prior to coming to service this week:
- Worthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak5WTb-mgeA&t=1s
- Great Are You Lord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W88H5aF1eLM
Events Coming Soon:
Women’s Ministry: Fireside Chat, Friday, October 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Welcome Center). Our topic is “The Fear of GOD.” For questions, see Jean Tatis or Kim Hughes.
Prayer Meetings: Praying together allows us to join in a unified voice to lift the needs of our family, friends, community, and the world. It is an opportunity to experience the Spirit and power of God tangibly and often brings miraculous results when believers unite in faith.
- Sundays, 9:15 to 9:45 am (Small Chapel)
- Tuesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 am (Sanctuary)
- Third Saturday Each Month, 7:00 to 8:00 pm (Sanctuary)
Regular Weekly Events:
Christmas Musical Rehearsals (Grades K through 8): Begins THIS SUNDAY! Rehearsals for the Christmas musical are on Sundays, 5:00 to 6:30 pm (Small Chapel). For Elementary and Middle School students interested in participating. See Tanya Legro, Children’s Ministry Director, for details or sign up online*.
Women's Monday Evening Bible Study: Starting October 2, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in person (Welcome Center). We will begin a two-part study on the Names of God in the Bible followed by the Names of Jesus in the Bible. For questions, contact Monique Pappas or sign up online*.
Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study: 9:30 – 11:00 am, in person (Balcony Room A) and online. We will begin with studying the Gospel of John. See Tom Banyai or sign up online*.
Men’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in person (Small Chapel). We will begin on the subject of prayer. See Don DiPietro or sign up online*.
DivorceCare for Women Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in person (Welcome Center) and online. A hope and healing divorce recovery support group for women. For questions, email DivorceCareForWomen@holdenchapel.org.
Foundations for Kids Discipleship Course (Grades K through 5): Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Small Chapel). Kids in Kindergarten thru fifth grade are invited for fun, fellowship and discipleship based on the book, “Foundations for Kids: New Testament.” See Tanya Legro, Children’s Ministry Director, for details or sign up online*.
Elevate Youth Group (Grades 6 through 12): Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, in person (Youth Center). See Josh Curtis or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study: Starting September 28, 9:30 – 11:30 am, in person (Welcome Center), contact Elizabeth Tienhaara or sign up online*.
Precepts Bible Studies: Thursdays, 6:30 pm (Zoom Only). We will continue studying 2 Corinthians (Chapters 6 to 10). For questions, contact Wendy Stewart at 508-845-9585 or by email at email@example.com.
Food Pantry: Need help? Make an appointment. Contact Craig Smith at 774-479-1333 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry Highlights (please pray about these needs):
Volunteers Needed: Children’s Sunday Team, Main South Outreach, Mercy Meals, No One Left Behind, Stephen Ministry, and Worship Service Teams for Audio, Livestream, and Visual.
See an Elder, Pastor Tom, a Holden Chapel staff member, or the respective Ministry Coordinator if interested in an opening.
Holden Christian Academy (Pre-K to Grade 8 School):
- Job Opportunitiesare available at Holden Christian Academy for the 2023-2024 school year. Positions available include Part-Time Middle School Science Teacher, After School Coordinator, and After School Assistants. Please visit our website for more information.
- Pathways Monthly Newsletter: You can find our newsletters on our website on our Pathways page.
Church Center Directory and Calendar of Events: Connect with us via Church Center (either by the smartphone app OR a desktop link) to access our secure directory and a calendar of events. Need help? Get “Cheat Sheet” instructions at the Connect Center.
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Bible Studies on RightNow Media: For a streaming library, click here to sign up. This service is free to the chapel family.
Missionary of the Month:
Olga and Yasha (Spring of Revival): We are currently living in the United States while continuing to minister to the people of our home country. Prayer Requests: Pray for our home church as the building was bulldozed by the government in July. Pray for the pastors as they were imprisoned in August. Pray for the safety of our family as we travel to and from our home country to minister to the family home youth, orphans, and families with special needs.