Forest Home Chapel
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

 Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.

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Palm & Passion Sunday

The Institution of the Last Supper

Luke 22: 14-23

New Revised Standard Version

When the hour came, Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

But see, the one who betrays me is with me, and his hand is on the table. For the Son of Man is going as it has been determined, but woe to that one by whom he is betrayed!”

Then they began to ask one another which one of them it could be who would do this.

Thursday, April 17th is Maundy Thursday. Let us observe Jesus’ and his disciples’ last meal together, with a 5:45 p.m. Potluck. At 7 p.m., we will hold a Tenebrae Service in the sanctuary, in which 13 people participate in reading the Passion Narrative and extinguishing the symbolic candles. If you would like to be a disciple reader, please see Elizabeth McMahon, or 844-8734.

Upcoming Chapel Events

Next Sunday is EASTER. We will be receiving a special offering for the Feinstein Challenge. Throughout April and March, the Chapel joins with twenty-four other area congregations who support Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard to raise dollars and food for the Cupboard's shelves. Any donations through April 30 will count to increase the Cupboard's share of Mr. Feinstein's million-dollar challenge to fight hunger. So bring in food items (suggestions on the papers in the pews) or use the envelopes to donate dollars next Sunday for this special collection. Your generosity will provide blessings for people in Ithaca who do not have the resources we are blessed with.

Thanks to all who contributed to the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. Our congregation raised over $400 for this renowned international relief program.

There will be a meeting April 27, during Fellowship Hour, of anyone who has suggestions for the Sunday school area’s needs, such as furniture, storage, functionality, or any other aspect of the area. We will use this information to consider possible future basement renovations. Please see Sue Reid with questions or ideas.

YES! We are having Vacation Bible School (aka Church Day Camp) again this summer, the week before school starts (August 25-29). The theme is “God Feeds Us.”

Bridge News


Bridge abutments concrete being poured, April 9, 2014

Recent Activity (since March 11, 2014)

Thanks to Bruce Brittain, Forest Home resident, for this update. Download his April 8 bridge job-site meeting report here.

Completed excavation at eastern abutment.

Completed footers, both abutments. Formed and poured wingwalls, both abutments. Began forming backwalls, both abutments.

Replacement components of truss are being fabricated off site, for installation later this spring.

A mock-up of the pedestrian handrail has been fabricated, will be available soon for inspection. Bulletin board has been erected at construction trailer, above Flatrock.

Drain inlets have been approved and are being cast. Vent for water line has been approved. 

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.


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)



8: Pentecost

15: Father's Day