Worship and Music
At the Chapel, music is a vital part of weekly worship and prepares the congregation’s hearts to receive the Word as it is preached and proclaimed. Our musical worship is a “blended worship” that incorporates choral, instrumental, and modern praise music, as well as traditional hymns.
Special musical events include the Christmas concert, Good Friday service, and concerts at the Chapel. Our Worship ministry is led by Director of Worship Arts, Glenn Lavender. His team members include Ted Cornell, Minister of Worship; Karen Thompson, Worship Assistant; and Alex Mejias, Worship Leader.
To learn more about any of these ministries, please contact Karen Thompson, Worship Assistant, at 941-1202, or by e-mail.
Rehearsals: Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m. If you are interested in singing in the choir and have experience with choral music, have singing ability, and can read music, please join us. Karen Thompson: E-mail, 941-1202.
The Praise Team also participates regularly in Sunday morning worship. Its members contribute contemporary praise songs to our blended musical worship and revive traditional songs of faith in fresh ways. Those who are interested in playing with the praise band or leading singing are invited to make their gifts known by contacting us.
Karen Thompson: E-mail, 941-1202
The Children’s Choir is open to children in Grades 1-6 who have a desire to sing. Todd and Diane Alleman: email@example.com 810-2670
Sundays, beginning Jan. 13, 5 p.m., Room 211 Violins, cellos, flutes, and more compose this growing ministry. Members of the Chapel Orchestra offer their gifts on several occasions during the year. New and returning members are asked to let June Horner know their names and instruments prior to the first rehearsal.
June Horner: 564-8789
Communion Preparation Team
Teams of two to four people prepare communion elements on the Friday morning before each Communion Sunday and for other special occasions. Teams rotate responsibilities and serve three to four times per year.
M.J. Robertson: E-mail, 564-1191
Ushers serve in the Worship Room at Sunday worship services as well as for special events. New ushers are always welcome. At this time we especially need substitute ushers and regular ushers for the 11 a.m. service.
Scott Ellis, 804-557-3224, E-mail or Ron Stulen, 259-7856, E-mail
The Chapel Floral Guild “beautifies the place of His sanctuary for all worshipers” (Isaiah 60:13b) by placing flowers in the Worship Room throughout the year. At Easter and Christmas, the Floral Guild coordinates the placement of lilies and poinsettias in the Worship Room. Orders for Easter lilies will begin on March 15.
Monthly Lunch Meetings
First Thursday of the month begining, Noon - 2 p.m., Room 120
New members are welcome to join at any monthly Floral Guild meeting. For lunch reservations, call Donna Blatner, 229-2917. For information about the Floral Guild, call Beth Villenave, 645-8087.
Order flowers to be placed in the Worship Room to commemorate a special occasion. Cost: $90.