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This Sunday:

Worship Service: Begins at 10:00 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 1 Corinthians 4:6-13. Here is an excerpt from this passage:

11 Up to the present hour we are both hungry and thirsty; we are poorly clothed, roughly treated, homeless; 12 we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we respond graciously. Even now, we are like the scum of the earth, like everyone’s garbage.

Worship Songs: Enjoy listening to and learning a few of this week’s worship songs prior to coming to service by visiting www.holdenchapel.org/worship.

HCA Sunday: HCA staff will be sharing about our school, providing tours, and hosting the Sunday Café. If you have been a part of HCA and have HCA spirit wear, please wear it on Sunday.

Sunday Fellowship Café: Visit with us immediately following service in the Welcome Center.

Main South Outreach: 11:30 – 2 pm. Join this ministry that serves the spiritual and physical needs of the poor in Worcester. See Mike or Ginni Hanlon with questions or sign up online.

Special Events:

*NEW 9:00 AM CLASS* The Last Days: What We Know, What We Don’t, and Why It Matters: 6-week class begins April 14, 9:00 – 9:45 am in the Small Chapel. Join Pastor Gary Hayward as we learn to be biblically-minded in order to live faithfully during these Last Days (which are already 2000 years old). Sign up online. Please Note: There is no childcare during this class.

Christ in the Passover Seder Dinner: Friday, April 19, 6:00 pm. Join us as we joyously celebrate Jesus Christ and the Jewish ceremonial tradition of the Passover meal. $25/adult; $10/child under 12. If interested, sign up and pay by April 14 as follows:

  1. Sign Up: Go to this link to reserve your seats.
  2. Payment: Go to this link (electronic payment) or give a check to Steve Sigel on April 14 after service at the Connect Desk.

Baptism: Our next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, April 28. If you are interested in being baptized, please come to the Baptism Information Class in the Small Chapel on April 14 at 11:30 am.  

Life Groups:

For Men

For Women

For Men and Women

Bible Studies:

Women's Monday Evening Bible Study: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Welcome Center. Studying the Biblical Names of God. Sign up online or contact Monique Pappas at artgirl3@verizon.net.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study: Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am in Balcony Room A and via Zoom. Studying the Gospel of John. Sign up online or contact Tom Banyai at tombanyai46@gmail.com.

Men’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Small Chapel and via Zoom. Studying End Times: A Study of Prophecy. Sign up online or contact Don DiPietro at dipietrodon@gmail.com.

Mom’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am in the Welcome Center. Studying Esther: For Such a Time as This. Childcare provided. Sign up online or contact JoAnne T. or Tanya Legro at tlegro@holdenchapel.org.

Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study: Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am in the Welcome Center. Studying Galatians: The Gospel of Grace. Sign up online or contact Elizabeth Tienhaara at singplastic@charter.net.

Precept Bible Study: Thursdays, 6:30 pm via Zoom. Studying Psalms: Part 1 this week and Psalms: Part 2 (Psalms 23-41) beginning April 18. Contact Wendy Stewart at 508-845-9585 or hs7777ws@townisp.com for the Zoom link. 

Men's Ministry:

There are no Men’s Ministry events planned at this time. Please check out one of the Men’s Bible Studies on Tuesdays.

Women's Ministry:

Fireside Chat: First Friday of each Month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Jean Tatis at mjtatis@charter.net or Kim Hughes at thehughesfamily14@gmail.com.

DivorceCare for Women Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Welcome Center and via Zoom. A hope and healing divorce recovery support group for women. Contact DivorceCareForWomen@holdenchapel.org.

Youth Ministry:

Elevate Youth Group (Grades 6 thru 12): Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Youth Center. Contact Josh Curtis, Youth Ministry Director, at jcurtis@holdenchapel.org.

Children's Ministry:

*SAVE THE DATES* SCUBA Vacation Bible School: July 8-12 at First Baptist Church of Holden. We are teaming up with First Baptist Church of Holden and other area churches to share the love of Jesus with kids in our community this summer. Adult and teen volunteers needed. For more information, contact Tanya Legro at tlegro@holdenchapel.org.


Prayer Meetings: Sundays, 9:30 – 9:50 am, Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:15 am, Third Saturday of Each Month, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Praying together allows us to join in a unified voice for the needs of 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.

Prayer Requests: If you have a prayer request, we have a team of people who are ready to intercede on your behalf. Submit your prayer request here.

Holden Christian Academy:

HCA is a Pre-K thru Grade 8 school that is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International.

HCA 30th Celebration: Holden Christian Academy is celebrating 30 years of God’s faithfulness with a very special celebration on May 4! All are invited to this event which will be jam-packed with fun for your whole family. All-inclusive wristbands will be sold to cover admission, food, and all activities at the event. Mark your calendar, and reserve your admission now. Read more details at www.holdenchristianacademy.org/thirty. We hope you will join us as we celebrate!

Job Opportunities: HCA is currently accepting applications for this semester for After School Program subs and a Middle School Science (long-term, part-time) sub. Visit www.holdenchristianacademy.org/jobopportunities for more information and to apply.

Pathways Newsletter: Check out all that is going on at HCA each month by visiting www.holdenchristianacademy.org/pathways.

Missionary Spotlight:

Rick S (Christian Revival Church Association):  Dr. Rick has recently been accepted as a missionary partner with CRCA to collaborate in reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ holistically in several locations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea through medical outreach and the training of local indigenous healthcare workers. Currently, there are locations for ministry in Lofa and Bomi Counties (North and West of Liberia, respectively). Other possible locations may arise in the future. Dr. Rick will perform his work through several short-term trips each year. This collaborative partnership will support long-term CRCA church planting movement efforts in evangelism and discipleship; thereby populating Heaven and depopulating hell.