Family Worship Celebrations (10:30 AM Services)
Our Service Time will be limited to one hour including Partnership; Prayer; Praise (as possible); and Proclamation!
Downstairs will be closed off except for essential need.
This is our current plan which will be adjusted as necessary and needed as we proceed.
Until further notice we will not be having:
Nursery or Child Care
In accordance with the Guidelines, Suggestions, and Recommendations of the Harford County Government, Maryland Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control…
We encourage you to refrain from greeting by handshaking or hugging for the foreseeable future. We will have the doors open at this time.
We encourage ‘physical distancing’ as far as possible and reasonable while at and in Fellowship Chapel.
We encourage you, for your and others health and welfare, to use a face covering at all gatherings in compliance with the Governor’s new ‘Executive Order’ going into effect 5 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020 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 for the foreseeable future. We are thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting highly used areas as necessary. We have had our ventilation and filtration system serviced in the last few weeks.
We have spaced our rows so you can sit in any row and we encourage spacing of families (households).
At this time we will not be using Family Connectors, hymnals, or other published materials out of an abundance of caution. 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 @ home and utilize virtual venues for the physical health of others. (If @ FC and you sense the need to sneeze or cough, please cover adequately.)
Thanking and appreciating you in advance for your participation!
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!
If you have any insights / input, please inform us ‘US’ by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.557.8859.
In addition to Online Streaming of our Family Worship Celebration (Service) on the weekend, we invite you to check out a new mid-week feature we’re calling ‘Pastor’s Perspective’ a 3 to 5 minute video on YouTube: Fellowship Chapel YouTube
As a symbol of hope in Christ during this time, for our community we have lit our North Harford Community Christmas Tree as others in our nation are doing!
In addition to our current ‘New Normal’ during the COVID-19 Pandemic detailed above, we have decided to safely integrate a plan to partake of Communion! When you enter the Sanctuary we have placed sealed communion and wafer cups on a table in a sanitized manner. (Chris Dawson went over and above in safe preparation. Thank you Chris!) If you plan on partaking, please only touch and take what you plan to use. We are enthused about this opportunity, fully understanding and respecting you and your level of participation!
Pray for those who are making plans to start back with Awana in September. Pray for wisdom as they follow the recommendations in making it safe for the children to return.
Mike Dorn had knee surgery last Friday and he and Missy are traveling with Lauren to Ireland tonight to settle her to attend veterinary school. Please pray for them!
Prayer for Rachel Semon and her family as Rachel’s father recently went to be with the Lord.
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 Mark Daniel (Josh Kenley’s father-in-law) as Mark’s father went to be with the Lord on Thursday. Mark is also battling cancer.
Pray for Mike Dorn’s nephew, Brandon, diagnosed with Leukemia.
Pray for Jack Taft’s aunt, Sandy, diagnosed with breast 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.
John Schmidt is experiencing health challenges, John and wife, Diana, live in Canada and are related to Paul and Linda McAndrew through the marriage of Joel and Kari.
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.
Continue to pray for Audrina Smith.
Please pray for a very close friend of Brian and Jen Holbrook who has recently been diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer. Her name is Marcella.
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 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 our Elders as they pray / meet / plan / prepare for how to wisely lead ‘US’ in these uncharted times and plan on what FC will look like as we continue gathering again physically!
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!)
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.
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!
Pray for our Awana ministry and for those teaching, for Duane & Val Williams as they lead, for all the children who will be coming. Pray many of the children will be saved as a result of this ministry.
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.
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.
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 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, from our own families and loved ones, who are serving our country: Daniel Lightfoot, Josh Lewis, Travis Lewis, Nicholas Soyk, Hugh Rich, Ryan Wainwright and Sarah Russell.
Please note a new name has been added – Sarah Russell is the daughter of Eric and Holly Feustel. If you would like to send her a note of encouragement, please contact the Chapel Office for her address.
Pray that our Heavenly Father would ‘grant us (Fellowship Chapel) according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through the Holy Spirit in our inner man, that our love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.’ (Ephesians 3:16; Philippians 1:9)
Pray that the Lord may ‘give to us (Fellowship Chapel) the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened.’ (Ephesians 1:18)
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)
Pray that our Heavenly Father would ‘give us (Fellowship Chapel) the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened.’ (Ephesians 1:17-18a
Pray that our Heavenly Father would ‘count us (Fellowship Chapel) worthy of His calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power!’ (II Thessalonians 1:11)
Pray that our Heavenly Father would ‘fill us (Fellowship Chapel) with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.’ (Colossians 1:9)
Pray for our Elders and Deacons. Thank the Lord for each one as they minister to us here at Fellowship Chapel.
Fellowship Chapel Prayer Chain: Contact Carol Clough with your prayer requests by calling 410.836.7784.
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!
As we celebrate THE GIFT, we thank your church for the gift you are to us!
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 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
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 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: 7–9 AM Tuesday and Thursday
WALMART: 6–7 AM Tuesday
TARGET: 8–9 AM Wednesday
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!