Forest Home Chapel
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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 ~ 

August 9, 2020

Click HERE to join us for Zoom Worship at 10 a.m. 
(site opens at 9:45 for "visiting")
or call 922-1585-9097

Greetings and Announcements

Rev. Rebecca Dolch

Time with Young Christians

Paula Winner


Maria Rabbia, Music Director

Call to Worship

 This is a time where believers worship what cannot be seen.
We choose to participate in a living mystery and try--with all of the Spirit's help--to allow transformation within our lives, the church, and the world.

This is a place where seekers try with all of the Spirit's grace--
to risk letting go of familiar but stubborn ways, in order to believe,
receive, and love anew.

(Diane Zaerr Brenneman)


Blest Be the Tie that Binds our Hearts
(with new words for the pandemic)

 Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.

In worship and at home
we pray our ardent prayers;
our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
our comforts and our cares.

We share each other's woes,
our mutual burdens bear;
and often for each other
flows the sympathizing tear.

When we must stay apart,
it gives us inward pain;
but we are always joined in heart;
we'll sing together again.

Bible Reading

Selections from Joshua 6: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho
Melissa Stephenson and Deb Harper, Readers

Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayers
Lord’s Prayer

Special Music

Joshua Fit the Battle Jericho
Kristy Shuck


What It Takes to Bring Down Walls
Rebecca Dolch


It is well with My Soul

When peace, like a river, attends my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, you have taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

REFRAIN: It is well — with my soul, it is well — with my soul it is well with my soul.

Though evil should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control:
Christ has regarded our helpless estate
and has given his life for our souls.

It is well — with my soul, it is well — with my soul it is well with my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trumpet shall sound, and the Lord shall descend,
even so, it is well with my soul.

It is well — with my soul, it is well — with my soul it is well with my soul.



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

Sara Haefeli, Crystal Peebles and Joe Falo gave a socially distanced concert of waltzes and hymns for Roy Wollney and friends at his house in Enfield. 



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


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.  



How to Be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi

Forest Home Chapel Zoom -

Led by Rebecca Dolch and Others

TUESDAYS from 4-4:45 p.m.
Starting August 4 - September 8

This week we will discuss Chapters 3, 4 and 5..


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.

Chapel Events are suspended at this time.