Church is being together. We sing, we pray, we pass the peace. We share the bread and the wine.
Church looks different right now. We’re not in the same place but we’re still together. We’re thinking about each other. We’re singing and praying. We’re passing the peace by calling our friends. Or maybe we’re sending them emails or letters. The bread and the wine are still part of us, even if we’re not at the table.
The Chapel of the Cross is our church, and we are the Chapel of the Cross. We are the church no matter where we are, which is kind of funny to think about. How are you the church today? How are you singing and praying and passing the peace? How are the bread and wine a part of you today?
For more information about programs for children and families at the Chapel of the Cross, contact Boykin Dunlap Bell at email@example.com. To support the mission and ministry of the Chapel of the Cross, text “COTC” to 73256 or follow this link:https://www.thechapelofthecross.org/make-a-gift/
Let’s take a tour of the church that is being cleaned and readied for us. Let’s sing and pray in the chapel. And let’s set an altar in the courtyard, where we gather for in-person worship each Sunday. We’ll keep posting virtual Children’s Chapel on this website but if you want to attend an in-person service, we would love to see you there, too! You can register for in-person summer services here.
It’s the Fourth of July – a day we celebrate our country but also a day when we acknowledge the ways it falls short of being the beloved community. Look around you. Where do you see beauty and hope? Where do you see problems? How will you share the good news like an evangelist? How will you inspire change? Note: Children’s Chapel will not meet in person today. You can register for next week’s service at this link.
Melinda Van Niel tells the story of Jesus calming the storm (and Noah Van Niel acts as cinematographer) in today’s virtual Children’s Chapel. We are worshiping outdoors and in person at the Chapel of the Cross, too! You can register for our masked and distanced summer services here.
Look at the beautiful floor in the Chapel! It was underneath the fraying carpet the whole time. Look at the bird’s nest hidden in the churchyard tree! It was in the branches all spring. Look at the tiny mustard seed! It grows into something great.