Mid-December Spiritual & Financial Update - December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020
Dear Chapel Family,
In less than one week, we will gather together – inside, outside, and online – to celebrate the birth of our Savior and worship Him on Christmas Eve. I hope you will plan to join us on Thursday for one of these worship opportunities:
• 2pm - Inside & Streamed Online 2pm - Inside & Streamed Online
• 4pm - Outside & Streamed Online
• 7pm - Inside & Streamed Online
• Online anytime - pre-recorded service with communion. We will include a note for when to start the service if you want to hear us say “Merry Christmas” at 12:01am on Christmas morning.
After Christmas, on Sunday, December 27, we look forward to welcoming a guest speaker, Joe Marks, to deliver our morning message. Joe is the Regional Director for the Young Life Old Dominion Region. He has served on Young Life staff for 26 years and currently oversees more than 60 staff members. Young Life is an organization dedicated to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. I first met Joe while co-officiating a wedding for two Chapel congregants and am privileged to currently serve alongside him on the Young Life Old Dominion Regional Committee.
Join us on December 27th inside, outside, or online as Joe helps us Fix Our Eyes on Jesus in John 8:2-11. For this Sunday after Christmas, we will not have a condensed online service. I invite our online worshippers to stream either service live or to visit wcchapel.org/worship to worship anytime after the services. Our 2019 Christmas Concert will also be available throughout the season at wcchapel.org/concert for all who would like to experience or share that worship opportunity.
As I mentioned in my spiritual and financial update last week, December represents the largest portion of our annual budget ($510,000). With that in mind, I want to provide a mid-month update to let everyone know where we are as a family of faith. Please click the image below for a brief video.
Let us praise God for His provision in this season and continue to trust His ability to meet our needs as we close out the year.
Our scripture passage for our Christmas Eve services will be Luke 2:1-20, which ends with the shepherds returning to the fields, “glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen” (Luke 2:20). It’s my prayer that our Christmas Eve services will help us do the same, as we worship the God who has given everything for us.
See you Sunday – inside, outside, and online,
P.S. If you will be worshipping with our pre-recorded online service for Christmas Eve, you can pick up communion elements this Sunday and Christmas Eve in the Foyer or under the South Portico. In addition, our January communion service will take place on January 10th – inside, outside, and online.