“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
A Plan and Protocol for “Re-Assembling”
9:30 AM Prayer Gathering
10:30 AM Family Worship Celebration
Scripture Adventure during Family Worship following Prayer / Praise
Until further notice we will not be having Discovery Time.
Our Service Time will be limited to approximately one hour including Partnership; Prayer; Praise; and Proclamation
Downstairs will be closed off except for essential need.
AWANA Ministry 6:45 PM on Wednesdays
This is our current plan which will be adjusted as necessary and needed as we proceed.
(In accordance with the Guidelines, Suggestions, and Recommendations of the Harford County Government, Maryland Department of Health, Governor’s Executive Order, and the Center for Disease Control)
We will be on presenting on Facebook Live for those who are not able to attend, or may choose not to attend at this time, or who may be vulnerable and in higher risk category. We also will be posting to the Fellowship Chapel YouTube channel sometime following!
We encourage physical distancing as far as possible and reasonable while at and in FC.
We encourage you, for your and others health and welfare, to use a face covering at all gatherings in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order which went into effect Friday 31 July which states in part:
“b. Requirement to Wear Face Coverings.
i. . . . all persons in Maryland over the age of five (5) years old are required to wear a Face
Covering when they are:
2. indoors at any location where members of the public are generally permitted, including without limitation, Religious Facilities, . . .”
We have anti-bacterial soap in our dispensers (we encourage hand washing for 20 seconds!) and will have hand sanitizer available. (We encourage you to bring your own hand sanitizer and use as you enter the building.)
We will not have coffee service at the present time.
We are thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting highly used areas as necessary.
We have spaced our rows so you can sit in any row and we encourage spacing of families (households).
We will at this time not be using Family Connectors, hymnals, or other published materials out of precaution. We will use our video projection; Website; Facebook; weekly emails, and calling post alerts for communication of Ministry Highlights and Family Updates.
We encourage you if you are showing any symptoms of illness, please remain at home and utilize the virtual venues for the physical health of others. (If at FC and you sense the need to sneeze or cough, please cover adequately.)
If you have any other insights / input, please inform US by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanking and appreciating you in advance for your participation!
Pray for our Presidential election this Tuesday that everything will be done decently and in order.
Continue to pray for the families of Rachel and Rick Semon, for Rachel’s niece, Jessica Bledsoe, who went to be with Jesus recently. Pray for Jessica’s husband, Danny and 10 year old daughter, Camryn, and Jessica’s mother, Barbara Boatwright (Rachel’s sister) and family.
Pray for the health concerns of David and Amy Ice.
Continue to pray for the Smith family in the passing of Audrina. If you would like to send a card / note to the Smiths, please contact the Chapel Office for their address.
Continue to pray for our Awana ministry, we had an incredible “Kick-off” of AWANA Wednesday! Thanks be to God!
Pray for Fran Clayton’s mother as she rehabilitates from a stroke.
Pray for Mike Dorn’s nephew, Brandon, diagnosed with Leukemia.
Pray for Joan Derry’s sister-in-law and husband, Louise and Gary Margoline. Louise recently had a stroke and Gary has kidney / lung cancer.
Pray for Ernie and Marcia Wessel’s daughter-in-law, Leslie who has cancer and pray for Marcia’s brother, Vince Clews who has vision problems.
Pray for the Feustel family as Eric’s father recently passed away; also continue to pray for God’s comfort for those who have recently lost loved ones: Ada Lewis, Barb Hill, and Christine Herhei.
Jack and Barbara Knoppel have moved to PA. Contact the Chapel Office for their new address.
Continue to pray for Kaye Yarrison’s cousin, Carol, for Shirley McCann, and for others associated with FC in various ways who may be in a high risk status.
Please note, there have been changes in addresses for former members of FC who have moved from the area: Jean DeFontes and Nelle Inabinet.
If you’d like to send a card or a letter or call those mentioned above, please contact the Chapel Office by calling 410.557.8859 or via email: email@example.com for more information.
Continue to pray for the planning of North Harford Community Revival: Sharing the Hope of Jesus Christ (10.18-20). Pray for each speaker and those giving testimonies that the message of hope in the Lord Jesus will bring many to salvation and encouragement for all who attend.
Continue to pray for protection for all of us from the Corona-19 Virus, especially first responders and those in the medical profession.
Pray for revival in our land and another Great Awakening which exalts Jesus, glorifies the Father, thru the Spirit!
Pray for the ministries of Fellowship Chapel: Discovery Time, Life Discipling Groups, Awana, Young Adult, Shepherding, Churchtime Ministry, VBS, Scripture Adventure, Family Life Fellowship Ministry, Caring for Others Ministry, Health Care Ministry.
Pray for our Elders and Deacons as they continue planning for our Fall ministries, and thank the Lord for each one as they care for us.
Pray for the missionaries and missionary organizations supported by the Chapel: Chris and Sandy Mikesh with Awana; Grace Mission to the World; Richard Kiser; Jimmy Davis; True Life; Iranian Church of Atonement; Larry and Di Mathews with Wycliffe; Birthright; John and Sharon Metzger with Ariel Ministries; World Hope (Honduras); Chafer Theological Seminary; Dan and Heidi Wright with World Team; Scott and Lynn Jackson with THRIVE Leadership Foundation; Evangelical Institute.
Pray for the young men and women in the armed forces and law enforcement from our own families and loved ones, who are serving our country: Daniel Lightfoot, Josh Lewis, Travis Lewis, Nicholas Soyk, Hugh Rich, Ryan Wainwright, Sarah Russell, Austin Penman, Aaron and Tracey Penman, Paul Oswald, Johnny Lewis, Joey Kenley, Jeremy Skrzypiec.
If we’re missing anyone please let the Chapel Office know. If you would like to send a note of encouragement, please contact the Chapel Office for their address(es).
Pray for protection from COVID-19 for several in our congregation who work in the medical field.
Pray for those who are facing financial challenges because of job uncertainties as well as physical illness from COVID-19.
Continue to pray for our Junior / Senior High young people who attended Camp Areté last year. Thank the Lord for this wonderful opportunity and for the impact it had on those who attended last year. Learn more here.
Pray for those devastated by recent hurricanes and floods. Thank the Lord for Samaritan’s Purse as this ministry goes into situations such as this to give help and hope. Pray for those who have been devastated by fires, floods and other disasters. Pray the Lord will comfort survivors, strengthen firefighters and other first responders, and draw many into a relationship with His Son in the midst of these tragedies.
Pray for our new Ministry year, for God’s direction and blessing.
Pray for the salvation of family and friends for whom you are concerned.
Pray for our community, State and Nation: its leaders and caregivers during this time for not only physical needs but most importantly for reliance on God thru Christ and renewal / revival in our land and the world. (Be ready to give account for the hope you have in Jesus Christ!)
Continue to pray for President Donald Trump, Governor Larry Hogan, and County Executive Barry Glassman for God’s wisdom and direction, that God will protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide them during this uncertain time in our country for the spiritual, physical, relational, financial benefit of our nation, state and community. Continue to pray for all who have authority over us, that we might lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Pray for Christians all over the world who are being persecuted and are suffering for their faith in the Lord Jesus. Pray for God’s protection and encouragement for these dear ones, many of whom have lost everything except their faith in Jesus Christ.
Fellowship Chapel Prayer Chain: Contact Carol Clough with your prayer requests by calling 410.836.7784.
Pray that our Heavenly Father would ‘give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened.’ Ephesians 1:17-18a
Thank the Lord for the wonderful services we had in the tent this past week! Pray that those who attended will have been impacted not only for eternity, but for the hope they have in Jesus Christ right here, right now; and we thank everyone who worked so hard to make this event possible!
Dear Pastor Mike and FC friends!
Your generous monthly donation will not only help to continue the work that we do at Birthright, but will also help us to expand our services. In 2020 we hope to increase our marketing to reach women who are pregnant and deciding, and this will help us in achieving that goal! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity toward the ministry of Birthright. Thank you for helping women choose life & hope!
Executive Director Birthright of BelAir
Dear Fellowship Chapel,
Thank you so much for your monthly generous gift of $250.00 to the training program of Chafer Theological Seminary. We value your participation in this vital effort, and truly could not do this without your support! Your contribution will continue to promote the equipping of believers for the work of the ministry.
In the riches of His Grace,
Dr. Andy Woods, President
Thank the Lord Dorothy Dawson is back home! If you would like to send a card / note to her, please contact the Chapel Office for her address.
Thank the Lord for those who recently helped to clean up the outside of the Chapel and to plant flowers and for those who are on the weekly schedule to mow the grass; also thanks to the Freemans for the Lighthouse contribution!
Again, in a special way, please thank the Knauers, Matt Settle, and Jason Eyler who have made our Online Streaming possible!
Thank you church! God is working through your gifts and prayers.
Ron and the True Life Staff
We would like to thank everyone here at Fellowship Chapel for all your support and prayers for Camp Areté 2019. The theme of camp this year was Saved to Serve. We all received powerful teachings and the kids experienced a LOT of fun. Please visit the Camp Areté Blog and tap each picture for more fun photos. Looking forward to Areté 2020, if it’s the will of our gracious and kind Father God.
Thank you Jesus!
Buck & Chris
Matt & Ethan Lewis, Ben Williams
Harrison Trimble & Cara Dyke
Thank the Lord for our wonderful Baptism Service. Pray for all who were baptized as they continue their walk with the Lord.
Thank the Lord for our Harford County ‘first responders’ – pray for their safety. Pray for everyone affected by the tragic events of recent weeks.
Thank the Lord for our Discovery Time teachers; for their faithfulness in teaching the truth of God’s Word each Sunday.
Thank the Lord for our 2020 Drive-In Easter Sunday Service, our 2019 Live Nativity, for our Christmas Eve Service, for our wonderful December 8 Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Pray our seasonal community outreach blessed all who attended. Give thanks for all who have been involved!
Thank the Lord for the 38 years the Lord has been faithful in His care over and blessing of Fellowship Chapel in the Jarrettsville community.
Congratulations to, and thank the Lord for these who were baptized in 2019’s Believer Baptism Celebration Sunday:
Frankie Lynn Barber
Don & Diane Burk
We are preparing to start Churchtime Nursery back up – If you feel the Lord leading you to help in this area, contact Jen Trimble.
If you have any special need at this time, please contact us at the church office (410.557.8859, firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will do all we can to assist you in this historical season.
We thought many of you might be interested in the following information that was originally sent to us by Paul McAndrew:
Open Early For Shopping Hours for those over 60 and with compromised immune systems:
GIANT: 6–7 AM Daily
SAFEWAY: 5–9 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
WALMART: 7-9 AM Tuesday and Thursdays
TARGET: 8–9 AM Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Please call ahead of your visit to be sure the information provided here is up to date!
If we do not have your updated email or phone, please provide it to us and if you know anyone who we may not have, please contact them and have them reach out to us with that information. It is vital for this season for our communication and continued connection.
2020 Grass Cutting Team
It’s that time of year again! Several men who helped with lawn mowing are unable to be on the Team this year so it’s imperative we have some new volunteers!
In particular, we are in need of some who can handle the riding but also the push mowing and the weed eating! This is a great opportunity in this season (summer and pandemic) to serve Christ and FC!
If you can help contact John Somervell.
As a reminder, if you are able, and we understand the difficulty of this season, please mail in any financial gifts you can! We continue to function and support our Missions Team 2020 in this season! I received this personal note to ‘US‘ from one of them this week: “Hey Mike, wanted to thank you and your leadership team for FC’s recent donation . . .
We understand how financially challenging these times are and appreciate your continued support! Your investment is . . . impacting many! Thank you again . . .!” Beloved, we can only continue with your investment @ FC. If you are able, please mail to: Fellowship Chapel P.O. Box 113, Jarrettsville, MD 21084. Thank you!
Ladies Luncheons: POSTPONED
JoAnn Freeman would like to get our Ladies Luncheons started again. We have some new ladies and this is a good way to get to know each other better. She would like feed-back as to what day of the week most women would be available.
Ladies Bible Study: POSTPONED
Ladies Bible Study, ‘Heaven My Father’s House’ meets every other Saturday. If you plan to attend, please sign up @ the Information Table.
Inquirer’s Seminar (New Members Class)
If you are interested in attending an Inquirer’s Seminar (New Members Class), date TBD, please sign up @ the Information Table or contact the Chapel Office 410.557.8859, or email (email@example.com).
Museum Of The Bible Bus Trip: POSTPONED
We are planning a trip on April 4 to the Bible Museum in D.C. – if you are interested, contact Melissa Eyler for more details.
If you are currently sponsoring a child in Honduras, there is a transition in where to mail your checks. Contact Buck Herhei for information.
If you are interested in taking courses from Chafer Seminary, registration begins January 1 and courses will begin the week of January 27. For more information, visit www.chafer.edu.
Sunday May 5, Melissa Eyler gave a short testimony of her family being miraculously rescued from the ocean. Her original 2010 testimony was recorded and is available on CD. If you would like a copy, put your request in the basket on the Information Table.
There is a need for a Discovery Time Teacher for ages 2-5. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact the Chapel Office.
Some of our members are unable to attend services on a regular basis. If you would like to encourage them with a card, letter, etc., to let them know you’re thinking of them, please call the Chapel Office: 410.557.8859, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Copies of ‘Names of Jesus – Portraits of Christ‘ and ‘Who Am I In Christ‘ plus ‘Scripture Prayers‘ are available on the Information Table. Pastor Mike spoke about these resources / topics just recently.
During our 2018 Baptism Service, Pastor Mike read ‘A Disciple of Christ‘, that had been read at the funeral for Paul Erspamer. Copies of it are available on the Information Table.
Charles Clough has alerted us about two great reports on recent discoveries concerning ‘digital addiction’ among young people that parents need to check on. Digital addiction can be as dangerous to mental and physical health as drug and alcohol addictions. Find the reports here:
Chafer Seminary sends us this reminder:
As a supporting partner church, we just want to remind you that members of your congregation can take classes with us TUITION-FREE! The only expense is any required textbooks, and a $30 registration fee per term. All tuition costs are waived, because of your faithful support of Chafer and our school / ministry. Please note there is a limit of 2 classes at a time, per student. We encourage anyone interested in taking classes to visit our website, www.chafer.edu for more info, and get registered!
Extra copies of the handout, ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names‘, are available on the Information Table. Take one for yourself or for anyone you would like to give it to.
Extra copies of the handout, ‘Making r12 a Way of Living‘ are available on the Information Table. Take one for yourself or for anyone you would like to give it to.
The following ministries have a need for help:
Discovery Time Teachers – If you feel the Lord leading you to help, contact Dave or Dawn Cornwell. 410.357.4563 or email@example.com.
Churchtime Nursery Workers – If you feel the Lord leading you to help in this area, contact Jen Trimble. 443.299.9765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship Chapel has a ROBO CALL implantation to facilitate getting important info out to the Chapel family. If you have not been receiving those calls but would like to, please let the Chapel office know.
January 22, 2020, ‘Sanctity of Human Life‘ Tuesday, marked 47 years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. Pray for reversal of this decision as we have a new administration.
Please note: Lyrics to songs that are displayed overhead during Praise time will no longer be in the ‘Family Connector’. If you would like to have a copy, they are available in the foyer.
The ‘Lost and Found’ container has been moved downstairs. It is in the main room near the stairs.
FYI – If needed, we have hearing devices available for use during services. They can be picked up at the sound booth.
Under normal circumstances, during our Family Worship, as a ministry to our parents with small children, child care is available for infants-age 4. Additionally we have closed circuit, audio / visual capability downstairs for anyone who wishes to utilize that. Stay tuned for updates!