at the Chapel
Join us this Sunday, March 9, for worship and fellowship. Pastor Rebecca will preach the sermon Non-chocolate Temptations. Download the bulletin here.
The Reverend Rebecca Dolch
Welcome to Forest Home Chapel
224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.
The First Sunday in Lent
The Temptation of Jesus
New Revised Standard Version
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’”
Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Upcoming Chapel Events
Forest Home Chapel Field Trip
Join Johnson Museum educator Carol Hockett on a tour of the Beyond Earth Art Exhibition at the Johnson Museum of Art March 16th at noon. We'll meet in the main lobby and explore artworks focusing on sustainability, pollution, climate change and water rights by artists from Ansel Adams to Maya Lin.
Lenten Study Starts
Once again, Vanderbilt University Professor Amy-Jill Levine will be with us (via DVD) for our 5-week Bible Study. Rebecca Dolch will lead the discussions Thursday mornings from 10-11:30 on March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10. If anyone is interested in a late afternoon or evening sessions, please let Rebecca know.
Spreading the Mission Glory!
Here are upcoming Chapel missions coming this spring. We will be focusing on the Feinstein Challenge during March and April. Mother’s Day will be Blanket Sunday. An ACT sponsored CROP Hunger Walk may possibly take place at the end of May; feasibility is being explored. And One Great Hour of Sharing will take place in June.
How to Help Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard
Forest Home Chapel dedicates canned or boxed non-perishable food for the Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard once each month. The baskets in the hallway are for your donations anytime.
Please donate nutritious non-perishable foods and most requested hygiene products, such as suggested below. Packaging should be unopened, cans should be dent and rust free, and “best by” dates should not have not passed.
If you would rather donate money, make your check out to Forest Home Chapel, please clearly mark it for the Kitchen Cupboard and place it in the offering plate.
If you can help in the Cupboard (located in the Salvation Army building in downtown Ithaca) on our monthly Tuesday afternoon from 1:00–3:00, please call Debbie Novelli at 539-6628 or email her at email@example.com.
Kitchen Cupboard Needs
- Canned or packaged dinners
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Packaged desserts/snacks
- Baking supplies
- Dry pasta, noodles, ramen noodles, packaged rice
- Canned meat, stew, or fish
- Pasta with sauce, canned or dried soups
- Peanut butter
- Jelly, jam
- Cereal, hot or cold
- Beverages (fruit juices, tea bags, coffee packets, hot chocolate packets)
- Powdered or canned milk
- Baby needs: small jars baby food or baby cereal, diapers (also store coupons)
- Hygiene items: bath soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, other toiletries
We welcome all who seek a church community whose worship and service affirm the spirit of Christ. We encourage your participation in mission projects, theological discussions, spiritual growth, choir, and social fellowship. We value the development of personal friendships in a caring and giving community. Read more about it here.
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Upcoming Events at the Chapel
Sundays are in red.
9: 1st Sunday in Lent (Daylight Savings Begins)
16: 2nd Sunday in Lent. "Beyond Earth" Installation tour at Johnson Art Museum
23: 3rd Sunday in Lent
30: 4th Sunday in Lent. One Great Hour of Sharing
1: Church Council Meeting
6: 5th Sunday in Lent
13: Palm Sunday
17: Holy Thursday - Dish to Pass - Tenebrae Service and Communion
18: Good Friday
20: Easter Sunday
4: Native American Ministries Sunday
11: Mother's Day and Blanket Sunday
18: Heritage Sunday
25: Memorial Day Sunday - Communion (Cornell Graduation)
15: Father's Day