Chapel at Grace Christian School is designed to provide a time of worship, biblical instruction, and fellowship. Chapel is held once a week for fifty minutes. Chapel speakers are comprised of local ministers from various churches. We believe that corporate worship is an integral part of a believer’s life. Chapel provides an opportunity to corporately meditate on and glorify God. Students are able to participate in worship by singing, praying, and reading God’s Word. We believe that biblical instruction is imperative for a believer to grow in his/her faith and learn to apply the Word of God to their life. As our students listen and interact with chapel speakers, our desire is to see God’s Word change their hearts and minds to a complete understanding of the value of a life-long relationship with God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, the Son. Fellowship among the students, faculty, and parents provides unity and encouragement among the school community. We believe this unity is essential in creating a non-threatening atmosphere that students can thrive in, not only spiritually, but academically as well.


2020-2021 Chapel Schedule

GCS Chapel services are led by student worship team, One True King, and a different youth/senior pastor
each week from a GCS student’s home church.

GCS family members and friends are always welcome to attend.
Chapel is from 9:45 – 10:45 AM on Mondays for the 2020/21 School Year.  If Monday is a holiday, Chapel is on the next school day.

January

1/18/21 Martin Luther King Jr day chapel moved to Tuesday 1/19
We are EXCITED to launch our New Chapel series in January! We are adapting the EMOTIONS sermon series from Life Church:
Joy. Sadness. Anger. Compassion. God has given each of us the capacity to feel deeply. And when we can better process our powerful emotions, we can start to understand how He will use them for His good.

Friday, Jan 8

New Year. 
Eternal Hope.

It’s 2021 and 2020 is OUT. Praise the LORD.   But truth be told, God did some amazing things in 2020.  We tend to think on the negative, but praise God for the victories won and the souls saved in 2020!

Now, let’s press on and see what God has in store for a new year with the eternal hope we have in Christ Jesus.

Heather Ferguson
Grace Christian

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.     Isaiah 43:18-19

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3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3

Friday, Jan 15

New You.

Someone once said, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.     We want peace.  We want joy.  We want to feel loved.   We want to be accepted.

So, if you aren’t feeling those things.  What are you going to change this year?

Heather Ferguson
Grace Christian

22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24

Tuesday, Jan 19

EMOTIONS—3
ANGRY LIKE JESUS

Jesus is known for his love, not his anger.  Yet, there are notable times in scripture where Jesus is angry.  Why?   Jesus was angry when people were mistreated.  When Jesus got angry, he flipped tables…not people! Then he loved and healed people. 

Are we known for our anger?   Or for our love? Do we get angry when we are insulted, hurt or disrespected? Or did we get angry when others are mistreated?  

Let’s follow Jesus’ example.  Love people. Flip tables (do something to stop injustices).

Billy Dyer
Connections Minister at LifePointe Christian Church

26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. Eph 4:26-27

12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’” 14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. Matthew 21:12-14

Monday, Jan 25

EMOTIONS—4
FEELING LOST IN SADNESS? EXPERIENCE JOY AGAIN

Have you done some things ashamed of and feeling lost in sadness/grief/shame?   Have you said some things can’t unsay?

Feel dirty? Unworthy? Unlovable?

Get up… Take one step toward your father!

The journey toward—Healing—Forgiveness—Joy

Starts. With. Just. One. Step.

 Conner Dunn
Youth Minister
Gethsemane Church of Christ

20 “But while he [the son] was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:20

February 

Complete EMOTIONS Series and transition to Power in Praise

Monday, Feb 1

EMOTIONS—1
WHERE IS GOD WHEN YOU HURT?

Jesus sees you.  However you’re feeling today, Jesus sees, and he cares. 

How do you feel in one word?
Unsettled, Anxious, Depressed. Hopeless.

Cry out to him—Cast your cares on him—He cares for you!

David Moore-
Youth Pastor
Cool Spring Baptist
11 Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him. 12 A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said. 14 Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “I tell you, get up.” 15 Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited his people today.”
Luke 7:11-16 NLT

Monday, Feb 8

  EMOTIONS—2
FINDING RELIEF FROM ANXIETY

Feeling anxious?   That’s OK! Jesus actually dealt with anxiety while he walked this earth and he gave us an example for how to deal with our anxious feelings.

  1. He talked to close friends.
  2. He talked to His Father in heaven.

 

Jesus entered the garden with anxiety. He left the garden resolute and unshakable.

Tyson Banks  
Youth Minister
Broadus Memorial Baptist

32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.
34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”  35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Mark 14:32-36

Power in Praise

Worship Music    2/15/21 President’s Day chapel moved to Tuesday 2/16/21
Our next 4 week Chapel theme will be in the power and ministry of music that is rooted in God’s Word.    Each week we will dive deep into the lyrics of a special praise song and apply God’s truth to our everyday walk.

Tuesday, Feb 16

Surrounded (Fight My Battles) by Upperroom

“You have already overcome, Oh, this is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles, Grace, grace, grace”

It can be so easy to become discouraged and feel like we are losing the war when we see the heartache, violence and division all around us.  But take heart, Jesus has overcome the world and if you are in Christ, HE is in you.

Joseph Collier
Mechanicsville Christian Center

 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.  1 John 4:4

Monday, Feb 22

Wake Up Sleeper by Austin French

“Thank God for the daylight
I spent a long time in the dark
Felt good saying goodbye
Waking up to a brand new heart
And if you're sleeping like I used to be
In a grave that holds you tight
There's a Savior calling
Promising a brand new life”

Wake up! When we sleep, we are unaware of our surroundings or what’s going on around us.  We aren’t working.  We aren’t serving.  We aren’t learning.    Now actual rest is a good thing but the verse is talking about being alert and aware – uncompromised and ready to serve our Lord! So let’s wake up if we’ve tuned out what’s important and are stuck somewhere in social media dreamland, our own pursuits, or even a sin we don’t want to acknowledge.

 

Eddie Granell Youth Pastor
pastoreddie@newlife1.org
New Life Church

“This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.””  Ephesians 5:14

Monday, Mar 1

TBD

Ben Berumez
Praise Ministry Grace Christian

Monday, Mar 8

No Hold on Me by Matty Mullins

“The devil thought he had a hold of me
He told so many lies that I believed
Got to weak to carry on
I thought that I was too far gone
But then I heard a voice from Calvary”

Satan used different tactics to steal, kill and destroy.  But I think one of his favorites to use against believers is the weapon of guilt.   Guilt can paralyze the believer – making us feel unworthy and ashamed.    But because of Christ, the devil’s got no hold on me.

Heather Ferguson
Grace Christian School

John 8:32
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 

 

 

 


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