This Week at The Chapel – December 18th – 24th

Sunday, December 18th
Pre-Service Prayer
Gather in the Youth Room, 9:00 AM, to pray for our service, our body and our Community. Anyone is welcome to come.

Blessing Tree 2016
We have been gathering gifts for a MLA family we have adopted and also Foster Kids in Gresham. Today is the day to bring them back. If you forgot, please talk to Susan Whitney about getting it to the appropriate destination in time for Christmas.

Monday, December 19th
Hey guys, join Pastor David at Stompin’ Grounds in Fairview for a great time of discussion and accountability. They meet weekly, 7:00-8:00 AM.

Tuesday, December 20th
Chapel Community Lunch
Lunch will be served between 11:00-1:00 PM,  today. If you would like to volunteer, talk to Bob Rieker or Dave Wilson.

Wednesday, December 21st
Mommies Time
Mom’s and kids, gather in the nursery on Wednesday mornings, 9:30 AM for a fun time of fellowship!

Chapel Community Lunch
Lunch will be served between 11:00-1:00 PM,  today. If you would like to volunteer, talk to Bob Rieker or Dave Wilson.

Youth Group
Gather at 6:30 PM in the Youth room for a time of learning, fellowship and fun.

Thursday, December 22nd
Chapel Community Lunch
Lunch will be served between 11:00-1:00 PM,  today. If you would like to volunteer, talk to Bob Rieker or Dave Wilson.

Saturday, December 24th
Christmas Eve Service
Gather at 6:00 PM for a candlelight service, celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus. There will be worship, communion, and other special things at this family style service.

Upcoming Events
Hat, Sock & Glove Drive
Starting January 1, we are collecting warm items for those less fortunate than us. Drop your items in the white barrel in the lobby. Remember the Church Council has said they will match the socks that are donated!

Christmas at The Chapel
Gather Sunday morning, 10:00 AM for a Christmas candlelight service. This is a family style time of worship, prayer and communion.

New Years Day Potluck
Please sign up today for our New Years Day Brunch we are having. Join us at 10:00 AM for a short service and a time of fellowship. Sign up to bring a dish for the morning. Talk to Eve Kaiser if you have any questions.

Holiday Schedule Changes
Holiday Office Hours
The office will be closed starting 12/20 until 1/3. Becky will be in California and returning to work on 1/10. Prayer Requests, phone calls and emails will be answered. For emergencies, please contact Pastor David. Bread will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00-2:00 PM. Lunch is served from 11:00-1:00 PM on those days, as well.

Coming in January!
All Church Business Potluck/Meeting
Gather on Wednesday, 1/11, 6:00 PM. Bring a main dish and a Salad or Dessert to share. Pastor David and the Church Council will update you on the State of the church, you will also ratify new council members and look at the budget for 2017. Please plan to attend!

Mt Hood Division: Women’s Forum- The Blessings & Benefits of Balance
Ladies, mark your calendars for Saturday, 1/28, 9:30 AM for a special Division wide event here at The Chapel. We are inviting women from 9 churches in our Division to gather here, and be encouraged about finding balance in your lives in 2017. There will be music, prayer, great speakers with time for Q & A, as well as a brunch! Don’t miss out and register today! It’s free! We need volunteers to help us with the large event! Talk to Becky.

Vision Fund Fundraisers
Can and Bottle Collection
Turn in your empties to the church, and we will cash them in for the Vision Fund. If you have a large quantity, talk to Suzy Hesson.

Restorante Di Pompello
Don’t forget that by eating at Restorante Di Pompello, in beautiful Downtown Troutdale, you will be getting rewards for our building fund. The church will receive 10% for Lunch & Dinner and 15% for Breakfast! Make sure you ask your server to sign your receipt to validate your reward. Then turn your signed receipts in to the Church Office or drop in the collection jar in the lobby. Invite someone to go to out with you after church!

Coin Collection
If you would like to donate your coins to The Chapel, contact the church office.

Today’s Sermon- Christmas Future

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