Forest Home Chapel
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

Worship
at the Chapel

There is NO in-person worship for the time being, but please contact Rev. Dolch if you have any spiritual concerns.

 

Rev. Rebecca Dolch 

Cell & Text: 
(607) 351-7416

Email: 
rebadolch@gmail.com

 


A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850  +  (607) 257-4329

Virtual Sunday Worship

THE CHAPEL'S MISSION STATEMENT

Embracing God’s will for our community through education, compassion, and justice.
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.”

~ Micah 6:8 ~ 


You are invited to zoom worship on
Sunday, October 18, 2020
09:45 A.M. Eastern Time
(service starts at 10)

Click on the link below or dial or Dial +1 646-558-8656 US (New York)

https://zoom.us/j/99305704272
Meeting ID: 993 0570 4272

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adpGxeMuhU

ORDER OF WORSHIP

GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rebecca Dolch, Pastor

TIME WITH YOUNG CHRISTIANS

Simka Dolch

PRELUDE

Maria Rabbia, Music Director

CALL TO WORSHIP

Adapted from Proverbs 3:5-18

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Let us seek God’s will in all we do, and God will show us the paths to take.


Everyone who finds wisdom is joyful! Happy are those who gain understanding.
Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her;
Happy are those who hold her tightly. Let us worship God!

HYMN

Trust and Obey

When we walk with the Lord in the light of God's Word,
what a glory God sheds on our way!
While we do God's good will, God abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of God's love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor God show, for the joy God bestows,
are for them who will trust and obey.

Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

SCRIPTURE READING

2 Corinthians 1 ~ Selections
Bob Hutchens, Reader

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
PASTORAL PRAYERS
LORD’S PRAYER

SPECIAL MUSIC

Give Yourself to Love
Tom Hodgson

SERMON

Restoration Power
Rebecca Dolch

Step two on the spiritual path: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

HYMN

How Firm a Foundation

(These three verses were written as the voice of God speaking to us)

“Fear Not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,
For I am your God and will still give you aid;
I'll strengthen and help you, and cause you to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

 

“When through fiery trials your pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, will be your supply;
The flame shall not hurt you; I only design,
your dross to consume, and your gold to refine.

 

“The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake."

BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE

After the service you are welcome to stay on Zoom and visit with other Chapel friends in our breakout rooms.
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

SERMON SERIES AND BIBLE STUDY STARTING IN OCTOBER

Starting October 11, Rebecca Dolch will begin a sermon series based on the book, Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps, by Richard Rohr, a Roman Catholic Bible scholar and spiritual teacher.

Rohr calls addiction "an honest description for what the Bible calls 'sin' and medieval Christians called attachments."

He explains the 12 steps recovery program as parallel to the traditional Christian stages of the Spiritual journey, and spiritual transformation within the context of a loving community.

One definition of addiction: attachment to substances, circumstances, relationships, beliefs/thinking, and cultural practices, etc. that do not serve us. Rohr says: "We are all addicts. Human beings are addictive by nature," and he wrote the book for all people, not just people with substance abuse issues.

 

Tuesday October 20, join us for Bible study related to the themes and scripture quotes in this book. We will be covering Chapter 3. If you would like to be part of the study, please let Rebecca Dolch or Susan Spear know! The book can be purchased through Amazon, including used copies.


OPEN DOORS ENGLISH

is looking for more community volunteers to participate in our conversation partners program. Open Doors English provides guidelines and other support — no ESL teaching experience required! We're just looking for people who would like to spend a small amount of time each week getting to know an adult English-language learner and provide an opportunity for them to practice their English.

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Sara Schaffzin at ss86@cornell.edu. 


PLEDGES

Thanks to all of you for sending in your tithes and offerings to Forest Home Chapel, 224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850. It makes a big difference! 

We are working towards putting a link on our website for making donations online, and are working with Tompkins Trust Company (where we have our accounts) to create automatic transfers for people who would like to donate without having to write a check. The world keeps changing!

FOOD MINISTRIES

We are also continuing to support Kitchen Cupboard and Foodnet Meals on Wheels, so if you would like to designate offerings for these important local food ministries, please include that information on the memo line of a separate check.  


The Chapel Peace Garden in Fall.
Elizabeth Mount, Betsy Shrier and Alphonse Pieper keep it looking lovely!
 

Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


Chapel Events are suspended at this time.