We are together, even when apart

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?

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For more information about programs for children and families at the Chapel of the Cross, contact Boykin Dunlap Bell at bbell@thechapelofthecross.org. 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/

Children’s Chapel – July 11

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.

Children’s Chapel – July 4

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.

In 2020, most of us were not traveling to see the purple mountains or the shining sea. This video is from back then, when the Little People went on a vacation across the country – or really, across the coffee table. “America the Beautiful” is a song we’ll sing in church this morning. The words were written by Katharine Lee Bates and it’s hymn 719 in our hymnal.