Forest Home Chapel
Saturday, July 24, 2021
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

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



A Reconciling Congregation

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

Virtual Sunday Worship


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 ~ 

Greetings Forest Home Chapel Friends - 

We look forward to seeing you at Zoom worship on 
Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (meeting opens at 9:45)

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Susan Spear, Lay Servant

Linda Sharpe, Lay Servant

PRELUDE — Let Thy Holy Spirit Guide
Maria Rabbia, Music Director

(from Psalm 36:7-9 in the Good News Translation)
How precious, O God, is your constant love!
     We find protection under the shadow of your wings.
We feast on the abundant food you provide;
     you let us drink from the river of your goodness.
You are the source of all life,
     and because of your light we see the light.

HYMN # 577 — God of Grace and God of Glory
God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy pow’r.
Crown thine ancient church’s story,
bring its bud to glorious flow’r.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
From the fears that long have bound us,
free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

Cure thy children’s warring madness;
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal,
lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.

SCRIPTURE READING — 2 Peter 1:5-9 and Galatians 5:22-23
Jean Snow, Hospitality Ministry


Kristy Shuck, Soprano

MESSAGE — Mature Fruit
Linda Sharpe

HYMN # 2145 (The Faith We Sing)— I've Got Peace Like a River 
I've got peace like a river, 
I've got peace like a river,
I've got peace like a river in my soul.
I've got peace like a river, 
I've got peace like a river,
I've got peace like a river in my soul.

I've got love like a river,
I've got love like a river,
I've got love like a river in my soul.
I've got love like a river,
I've got love like a river,
I've got love like a river in my soul

I've got joy like a river,
I've got joy like a river,
I've got joy like a river in my soul.
I've got joy like a river,
I've got joy like a river,
I've got joy like a river in my soul.

Fruit of the Spirit, as inspired by Philippians 1:6-11 and Galatians 5:22-23
May God, who began a good work in you, 
continue to be at work in your life,
guiding, teaching and equipping you 
until Jesus Christ returns.

May your love and compassion continue to grow— 
a love that is full of knowledge and wise insight,
so that you will be able to recognize what really matters,
and live a pure and blameless life.

May you live a life centered in the Holy Spirit,
a life that bears rich fruit —
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
generosity, faithfulness, tolerance and self-control —
all the good things that come from following the Spirit,
for living this way will bring much glory and praise to God.

POSTLUDE — Non mi dir


Thanks to all for your continued financial support of the ministries of Forest Home Chapel. Donations may be sent to 
Forest Home Chapel United Methodist Church
224 Forest Home Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

Bible Study
Bible Study will resume in late August or September on Tuesday afternoons at 4 p.m. on Zoom. If you are interested in a morning, in-person Bible study starting in September, please let Rebecca Dolch know.

Bible Passages for Meditation for the Summer:
Attached in a document below are 17 very short Bible Passages for people to ponder this summer. It is fun to print them out, cut out each passage separately, put them all in a bowl, and draw one per day to read and pray and think about! These are the passages that our Bible study group chose to speak about this morning.

Book Study and Sermon Series for Fall 2021
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies, by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung. A book on modern ethics, exploring why our hearts are captivated by glittery but false substitutes for true human goodness and happiness. Sara Haefeli and Rebecca Dolch will be leading a zoom class on this book and the scriptures that correspond.

Back to Church!
In-person worship starts next Sunday, August 1! We have been experimenting with a hybrid worship service of in-person and Zoom. We will also experiment with a live-streaming service from the Chapel.

Church and State Guidelines 
In accordance with New York State guidelines, churches now have the option to allow fully vaccinated individuals to attend in-person services without a mask.

Donate Good Used Clothing to Varna UMC
All are welcome to donate good used clothing for the Varna UMC clothing giveaway in September. Carol Hockett is coordinating the Chapel donations.

On Vacation
Pastor Rebecca Dolch will be on vacation until August 1. In case of emergency please call Lay Leader Sara Haefeli, Church Council Chair Susan Spear, or Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee Chair, Carol Hockett.

Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


18: Zoom Worship, Linda Sharpe preaching

25: Zoom Worship, Rebecca Dolch preaching


1: In person worship resumes! Communion

19: Church Council Meeting


12: Communion


3: Communion

21: Church Council Meeting