UPDATED SEPT 19
Dear Chapel Family,
This weekend, we are looking forward to the finish of our The Good Life message series with the beatitude “God Blesses those who are persecuted for doing what is right.”. Together, we will learn how NOT to suffer like the Savior & how TO suffer like the Savior.
This is also the last weekend for our #BeTheLight Challenge. This time, we are asking you to write a letter to someone who has made a significant difference in your life.
We also want to encourage you to send in your own story to BeTheLight@thechapel.family of how you've been impacted by doing acts of kindness in the community. For every story we receive (long or short), we will make a donation in your honor to help pay for someone's electric bill.
What's New this Week?
1. Missed last weekend - It's not too late!
2. Chapel Kids & Middle School Returns
We were so excited to welcome back so many kids and students during our fall launch this weekend!
We hope to see you (and many more) again this weekend.Pre-School continues to be available at all campuses for all services. Pre-Registration is required. Click here to register!
3. State-wide mandate continues
As the Ohio statewide mandate continues, masks are required at all Chapel services this weekend. (exclusions apply)
Free masks are available at the welcome center at each campus.
Please know our hearts and that our intention is to honor the government authorities, love people, provide a caring and safe environment for worship, and not make anyone feel shamed or judged regardless of their opinions about masks.
Service Times remain the same:
Saturday 5pm (SAN only)
Sunday 8:30am, 10am & 11:30am (ALL)
4. Important events coming up - Mark your calendar:
There are a variety of ways to watch:
RightNow Media (text RIGHTNOW to 419.504.1777 to sign up)
TheChapel-OH app (text APP to 419.504.1777 for a link to download the app)
You can always find an audio version of the current weekend message on your favorite podcast app. Just search for “The Chapel – Sandusky” (or insert your campus). If you subscribe, like, or turn on notifications, you will receive updates automatically.
Missed any messages? Go to thechapel.family/messages (audio) or on our YouTube channel for video (http://youtube.com/c/TheChapelFamily or search for “The Chapel Sandusky”). There is now a playlist of all “Weekend Services” available for you to find them easier.
If this is your first time tuning in with us, please let us know by texting NEW to 419.504.1777 or CLICK HERE to let us know about your experience. If you do, we will make a donation in your honor to benefit our Crisis Fund to assist people with financial needs inside and outside our church walls.
Generosity Changes Everything…we continue to see this now more than ever! Thanks to your continual generosity, our ministries, local/global outreach efforts, and entire church family continues to be blessed by you! Each gift is an encouragement to us! Sadly, our giving has been down over the last two weekends which puts us currently behind our expected giving by 5.5%. We will continue to be transparent with you regarding our finances.
You can continue to give in these easy and secure ways:
Online giving (CLICK HERE)
Sending checks via mail (The Chapel, Attn: Finance Department, 4444 Galloway Road, Sandusky OH 44870)
You can also give directly to our Crisis Fund where currently 100% of gifts will go towards our community relief efforts. All gifts are secure, confidential and tax-deductible.
Outreach: Make sure to check out Pastor Jay’s 1-minute videos on relevant outreach topics. There is new content every couple of days from The Chapel Outreach Facebook page. Additionally, you can find out what God is doing around the world through our ministry partners on our improved outreach webpage (CLICK HERE).
Prayer & Care: Feeling lost? Alone? Need someone to pray with you? Our prayer team and staff are standing by daily for anyone that needs prayer. Simply send your request to email@example.com. All prayer requests are kept confidential. We will even call you back and pray with you over the phone. Just include your phone number, and let us know you want us to reach out to you in this manner.
Reflection Park: Many of you have already enjoyed your quiet time with God in the comfort of your car. Continue to stop by our Sandusky Campus, tune your radio into 99.7fm and be alone with him anytime.
Daily Devotional: As we are shifting our focus more and more towards re-opening our church doors in person, please note that we have changed the daily devotional schedule from our Pastors on Facebook and our YouTube Channel to Monday’s and Thursday’s as we continue in our series on the Fruit of the Spirit.
Marriage: Looking for new and creative ways to connect with your spouse and invest in your marriage? Join our The Chapel – Marriage Ministry Facebook group.
…and finally, please be aware that our offices are open again to the public with limited office hours:
Sandusky: Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-5pm
Norwalk: Thur 10am-3pm
Our staff will continue to work from home whenever possible; and as always, we can be reached by phone or e-mail at any time.
Thank you for your continual efforts to stay together while apart, and we look forward to seeing many of you again next weekend.
We miss you,