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Chapel Opening for Public Worship Services

Dear Chapel Family,

 

As Adams and York counties enter the green phase of lifting COVID-19 restrictions, the Chapel elders and staff have been working on plans to reopen our church building to public worship services. This process will proceed in stages. We will begin live, in-person preaching beginning this Sunday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. The worship music and announcements will continue to be pre-recorded for the live service. We will also continue on-line streaming of the service, just as we have for the last 10 weeks.

We will continue to register online to attend the in-person service on Sunday morning. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years old. At this time, we are not having Kids Church for 4&5’s, Power Source or Teen Church. The kids will join the service upstairs in the auditorium. There will be a “busy bag” prepared for children who normally attend Kids Church. We are working on a phased roll-out of children’s ministry during the month of July. If you would like to volunteer to serve in Kids Church, either with the 4&5s Alive! or elementary Power Source, please contact our Children’s Ministry director, Carlyn Freil.

Please click here to register you and your children for the services, so we know how many to prepare for. Sign-ups will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.

While we cannot guarantee the health and safety of every person entering the building, we are seeking to provide a clean and safe environment for those who choose to come. We encourage those of you with concerns and pre-existing conditions to continue to watch the service from home.

Here is the plan:

  • Doors will be propped open as people enter and exit the service.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby upon entering the building.
  • The staff and all volunteers will wear masks. Pastor Scott will take his mask off to preach. We will seat people 18 feet from the stage for safety.
  • We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask. If you do not have one, we can give you one.
  • Seating will be every third row, with 4 seats between families.
  • No paper bulletins will be handed out and no Bibles or hymnals will be available.
  • The offering plate will not be passed. There will be a basket in the lobby and one on the table in the back of the auditorium.
  • Sanitizing of door handles, bathroom fixtures and other frequently touched surfaces will continue before, during and after the service.
  • The kitchen will be closed. If you desire coffee or tea, please feel free to bring some from home.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Pastor Josh at (717) 476-0825 or Pastor Scott at (717) 226-2999.



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7)

Dear Chapel Family,

This is a quick update about what’s happening at the Chapel.

1. We voluntarily and cheerfully followed the state government’s guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and closed our church building to public worship services. Nevertheless, for the past three months we have continued to worship and gather for fellowship online. I’m grateful to the staff of the Chapel for all the extra things they have had to do to teach and serve remotely. Thank you, dear Chapel Family, for your faithful prayers, participation, and sacrificial giving during these extraordinary times!

2. Now that Gov. Wolf has mandated that Adams and York County are in the green phase of reopening, the elders and staff have been meeting to develop a plan for reopening the Chapel for public worship. On Sunday, June 21 at 10:30 AM, we will begin holding in-person worship services with live preaching. Specific details regarding nursery care and Kids Church are still being worked out, but we will send you a special email bulletin by next Wednesday evening that will outline the procedures we will be following once we reopen.

3. Look for the reopening of the Chapel to take place gradually. Like other churches in our area, the Chapel is eager to begin worshipping and fellowshipping together in-person. We’re balancing that desire with valid concern for the safety and wellbeing of the whole church family. Childcare and modified Kids Church will restart hopefully by the middle of July.

4. VBS-to-Go (June 22-25) will provide you and your children with a wonderful creative outlet for learning that God can always be trusted, no matter how challenging the situation we find ourselves in. Check out the video announcement and see your bulletin for details. Be sure to sign up for the Chapel Luau/drive-in movie night coming up on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 PM. It will be a lot of fun and an opportunity to reconnect with Chapel friends!

5. Mark your calendar: The Chapel will be hosting a church-wide picnic at the home of Mark and Lisa McKinney on Saturday, July 25 at 4:00 PM. The McKinneys live just up the street from the Chapel building. Besides fishing, swimming, and zip-lining, there will be many other wonderful activities for fun and fellowship. Details are coming soon.

6. Celebrate Recovery will resume their in-person gatherings on Friday, June 19 at 7:00 PM. I invite you to come and join me there if you’re wrestling with how to overcome a hurt, habit, or hang-up.

7. And one more time, please watch for an email from the church with instructions on how we will be reopening the church. It should arrive by next Wednesday evening.

God bless each of you!

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

Dear Chapel Family,

 

I hope that each of you are doing well, staying healthy and strong! The summer-like weather that we’ve experienced recently has been a positive mood booster.

We just learned today that Gov. Wolf has authorized Adams and York Counties in Pennsylvania to move into the green phase of reopening as of June 12. This is good news for those who are eager for in-person public worship services to commence. The elders will be meeting shortly to draft a plan for coming back to church, and we will be communicating the details of that information to you as soon as possible. We will continue to offer worship online as we have the past 10+ weeks, as well as holding a scaled back live worship service at the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery will begin holding in-person public gatherings on Friday, June 19.

Be sure to check out this week’s digital bulletin for the latest information on VBS-to-Go. This will be a great time for your family or the children in your neighborhood. Just over the horizon another special event is planned: the Chapel Luau on Saturday, June 27. Imagine a drive-in movie with a Polynesian theme that’s suitable for young and old alike, snow cones, popcorn, and a brief VBS report. Details are forthcoming. Plans are already in the works for a big church picnic later in July.

We’ll keep in touch. God bless each of you!

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

Dear Chapel Family,

 

The Elders and the staff of Littlestown Chapel love you, we church members and attenders love each other, and we – the entire church family – love our neighbors in the community. Therefore, all that we do and say over the next few months as we reopen the Chapel should be done with love. Let all that we say and do in the coming months reflect that attitude of love despite any hardships, disagreements, or unintentional offenses that may occur as we seek to reopen. Jesus commanded his followers to love each other as he has loved us (John 13:34-35).

Littlestown Chapel closed its public, in-person worship services and gatherings at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early March. The church leadership at that time decided to voluntarily participate with Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s stay-at-home order and limitation of the size of public gatherings. As a religious institution, the Chapel has always been exempted from following the quarantine guidelines. Our decision to cheerfully cooperate with the governor’s directives and temporarily let go of our right to in-person worship has been driven by the following:

  1. Compassion for One Another – Closing our in-person gatherings is a way to love and protect one another in our church family, especially those most at-risk.
  2. Common Sense – Closing our in-person gatherings is also a way to love our neighbors by doing our part as concerned fellow-citizens to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.
  3. Christ’s Example – He humbly gave up his rights for our salvation. (Philippians 2:5-8)
  4. Character Development – Shutting the church building has challenged us to trust Jesus more than ever as we have had to adapt to new ways of doing church ministry. We have grown in faith and flexibility in ways we wouldn’t have been able to prior to the quarantine.
  5. Church Staff Needs – The health concerns in several of the church staff families necessitated moving to online worship in place of in-person gatherings.
     

Now that Adams and York Counties have entered the yellow phase of Gov. Wolf’s plan for reopening Pennsylvania, it’s time to consider Littlestown Chapel’s strategy for reopening in-person gatherings. The elders and staff of the Chapel are in complete agreement on the following:

  1. We want everyone who calls the Chapel their home to participate in the corporate life and worship of the church either at home, in a growth group, or in a small group at the church building. Individuals and families should make decisions based on their personal situations without feeling any obligation to participate in behaviors they consider to be higher risk.
     
  2. The weekly worship service will continue to be livestreamed on the internet at 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings and be will available online thereafter.
    1. There will be no live, in-person worship services held in the Chapel building.
    2. There will be livestream worship service watch parties held in growth groups throughout the community and at the church building. (Details are listed below.)
       
  3. Small group gatherings will be the first in-person church activities implemented. Growth groups are encouraged to begin meeting in-person when they understand the risks to their group – specifically, the danger coronavirus poses to the health and age of group participants and the ways to appropriately mitigate the danger. Growth groups are encouraged to meet to watch the worship service together or do some other study. We strongly urge that:
    1. Growth group gatherings be no larger than 25 people.
    2. Proper social distancing is practiced.
    3. Face masks are worn by participants.
       
  4. On Sunday mornings, the church building will be open at 10:30 AM for those who wish to watch the worship service livestream and do not already participate in a growth group. While we cannot guarantee the health and safety of every person entering the building, we are seeking to provide a clean and safe environment for those who choose to come. We will do the following:
    1. All high-touch surfaces will be wiped down with disinfectant before, during, and after the Sunday 10:30 AM livestream services at the church (doorknobs, counter and tabletops, railings, bathroom fixtures, etc.)
    2. Doors will be propped open as people enter and exit the service.
    3. Greeters will wear face masks at all times.
    4. Paper bulletins, pew Bibles, and hymnals will not be available.
    5. Seating will be arranged to maintain appropriate social distancing.
    6. The kitchen will be closed. Serving coffee and refreshments is discouraged. The Keurig coffee machines will not be used.
       
  5. We have determined that three groups of 15-25 people can gather in the building to watch the Sunday livestream: one group the auditorium, another in the Power Source classroom, and a third in the Ignition (teen) room. Each room will show that Sunday’s livestream service. Those Chapel members and friends who choose to worship at the church building must:
    1. Make a reservation for themselves and their family to ensure that there is room available for them. Use this link to place your reservation. Please sign up by 12 noon on Saturday. For now, you will need to sign up each week.
    2. If your growth group is meeting, please attend that gathering.
    3. Wearing a face mask is required at all times inside the church building.
    4. Use hand sanitizer when you enter the building.
    5. Practice social distancing. Families can sit together. Seating will be appropriately spaced apart.
    6. Each room will enter and exit the building by a separate doorway. You can visit with those worshipping in another room outside in the parking lot. Promptly and politely exit the building as soon as the service is over. You are encouraged to socialize with others outside.
    7. If you wish to give your offering, there will be a basket for that purpose in each room.
    8. Wave, smile, and say hello – but refrain from hugging and shaking hands with others.
    9. IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME. Those having a fever, cough, or breathing issues, should stay home to watch the livestream service and come back when they are feeling better.
       
  6. Some growth groups met in the church building prior to the stay-at-home guidelines. These may resume meeting at the church building for their growth group gatherings. If they need to meet at a time other than Sunday morning, the group leader will need to make arrangements ahead of time with the church office to ensure that the building is open when they desire to meet.
     
  7. For now, there will be no children’s ministry at the church, including the nursery. Children are welcome to attend the livestream service at church with their families. Provisions are being developed for a modified VBS program in June. The Ignition student ministry will meet at the discretion of Pastor Josh and his adult volunteer leaders. They also will follow the meeting guidelines listed above.
     
  8. The church staff will continue to work from home and meet by video conference.
     
  9. Other groups who meet at the church building during the week (i.e.: Celebrate Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous) must follow these guidelines:
    1. Group size of 25 people or less.
    2. Face masks worn while inside the building.
    3. Social distancing between participants.
    4. In addition, these groups will need to wipe all high-touch surfaces with disinfectant provided by the church (doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, counter and tabletops, music stands, etc.) BEFORE AND AFTER their meetings.
        

God bless each of you!

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

Dear Chapel Family,

 

As I write this, Gov. Wolf has just given the order for Adams and York Counties to move into the yellow phase for reopening this coming Friday, May 22. Many businesses and individuals are grateful for the lifting of the most restrictive of the quarantine guidelines. Large group gatherings are still limited to no more than 25 attendees, and citizens are asked to stay-at-home and telecommute for work as much as possible. Like all other religious institutions in the commonwealth, Littlestown Chapel is exempt from these restrictions. However, the elders and staff of the Chapel are in complete agreement that we should love our neighbors by voluntarily choosing to abide by the guidelines.

This coming Monday evening, May 18, the elders and ministry council will be gathering on Zoom for our monthly meeting, and on our agenda will be finalizing the details for beginning in-person growth groups and small worship gatherings in homes and at church. We will share the specifics our plans with you by Friday, May 22. Remember, the church was never really closed – just the doors to our building.

We will continue to limit our groups to 25 people or less. The worship service will continue to be livestreamed as it has for the past 10 weeks, which will enable all our members and friends the decide whether or not to attend in person. We recognize that people will come when they feel safe.

We will follow the guidelines for wearing face masks at our gatherings (by the way, wearing a face mask does not spread the coronavirus!), practicing appropriate social distancing, refraining from handshakes and hugs, and wiping high-touch surfaces with disinfectants frequently. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer children’s ministry for now but will do all we can to assist parents in teaching their children God’s Word at home. In truth, opening the church in a safe manner will be more difficult than it was to close it.

Some folks will eagerly come back to the public gatherings as soon as we open the doors, while others are not yet comfortable doing so. Whether we attend or remain home, we need to love and respect one another! As we prepare to reopen our worship gatherings and growth groups, I suggest that each of us read this article: Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You.

Someone suggested that life after the covid-19 quarantine will be much like climbing out of a shelter after a terrible blizzard and finding it not just winter, but a little ice age. Things have changed in major ways, and the normal we’re used to is gone. We’ll now have to learn how to navigate the challenging new ways of ministry that will be required by the new norms of post-pandemic life. It will take much patience, wisdom, and courage from all of us. We’ll need to give each other much grace as we adapt to these changes in our jobs, schools, social life, and church. We don’t have experience; none of us have done this before!

Yet, the Lord Jesus remains the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). As we love him steadfastly and love our neighbors, he will see us through and bring glory to his name. Let’s claim this wonderful promise: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we are able to ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

God bless each of you!

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

 

What’s the Plan for Reopening Public Worship? – The Littlestown/Hanover area is currently in the red phase of the governor’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania. This prohibits large group gatherings and keeps the stay-at-home orders in place. While the Chapel, as a religious institution, is exempt from these guidelines, the elders and staff are in agreement that we should continue not to hold any in-person public meetings until our region enters the yellow phase.

When we do reopen, we will follow the guidelines of the yellow phase that limit the size of our groups to 25 people or less. This means that all of our gatherings will be small. Growth groups could meet in homes or at the Chapel, and the worship service will continue to be livestreamed. Livestreaming the service gives all our members and friends the option to stay home or attend in person as they feel it is safe to do so. At all our public gatherings, we will follow the guidelines for wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, and wiping high-touch surfaces with disinfectants frequently. We are also developing an alternative plan for holding Vacation Bible School in a way that works within the guidelines. Be assured that we will continue to keep you informed as the situation changes.

Will You Pause for Prayer? – One thing that doesn’t change is God’s attentiveness to his children. He loves to hear them call upon him! Join us this Wednesday at 12 noon or 7:00 PM as we pause to pray together as the Chapel family on Zoom. This week Jessica Robinson will be leading our prayer time as I need to help my son in Pittsburgh. Teens and children are welcome to participate! If you can take a break in the middle of the day or meet with us in the evening, pausing to pray is worth it. Hope you can make it this Wednesday! Sign up for a free account with Zoom. Meeting ID: 283-754-6033, Password: Prayer1144.

Don’t Give Up – Keep Praying!

  • Awakening for His Church
  • Salvation for those who are lost
  • Slowing the spread of the coronavirus
  • Healing for those afflicted
  • Comfort for those grieving
  • Provision for those who’ve lost their jobs
  • Strength for those caring for the sick

Celebrate Recovery Crisis Response – Need some encouragement as you work your recovery while you stay-at-home? Check out Celebrate Recovery’s Crisis Response online share groups. There are two ladies’ groups and one men’s group that meet for about an hour each week. Newcomers are welcome! Special group guidelines guarantee confidentiality and give an opportunity for all participants to share, if they would like. Now would be a great time to see if Celebrate Recovery fits you! Just call Scott or Dawn at 717-226-2999 if you’re interested.

Congratulations to Dan and Emily Davis on the birth of their son, Judah Timothy, last Friday, May 1st.

God bless each of you!

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20)

 

Priorities in a Pandemic – What has been most important to you during the Covid-19 quarantine? Your family’s health and safety? Your financial well-being? Your job? Your children’s education? All of these are absolutely necessary, but what about your spiritual health? Are you prioritizing your walk with God? Don’t forget to spend time in the Word each day to listen to Jesus (you can use the Engage study guide in the bulletin for help). Take the worries and anxieties you may have and turn them into prayers. Many of us now have irregular schedules because we are working from home, so it’s easy to let our devotional time with God slide. Ask for his help and he will give it. God is not socially distant – he’s with you always (see above)!

Communion Next Sunday – During next Sunday’s online worship service we will be celebrating the Lord’s Table, otherwise known as Communion. You’ll need to prepare this week so you can participate. Make sure that you have some grape juice/wine on hand, along with bread or crackers (you’ll need enough for each participant in your household). During the service, we will give simple instructions for how to take part. This will be a great learning opportunity for children as they share in this experience! And please, don’t skip communion; Jesus asked us to do this and remember Him.

Join Us as We Pause for Prayer – I have been really blessed by the many different folks who have joined me in pausing to pray on Wednesdays at 12 noon or 7:00 PM on Zoom. Whether you are doing your schoolwork or working from home, you can pause with us and get encouragement from the Word, an opportunity to catch-up with friends, and pray with others in the Chapel family. Hope to see you this Wednesday! Sign up for a free account with Zoom. Meeting ID: 986 145 8288. PW: ShowTheWay

Help Ruth’s Harvest Help Hungry Children – Be sure to see the announcement asking for help supporting Ruth’s Harvest, the local non-profit that provides backpacks with food for needy children in the Littlestown Area School District. Many families are suffering financially during the stay-at-home order and economic downturn. Would you please contribute to this worthy cause?

Hope for the Darker Side of Staying-At-Home – Maybe things haven’t been going well for you as you shelter at home. Perhaps you’ve slipped into a destructive habit or you feel overwhelmed by anxiety. May I suggest that you check out Celebrate Recovery’s Crisis Response online share groups. There are two ladies’ groups and one men’s group that meet for about an hour each week. Special guidelines guarantee confidentiality and give an opportunity for all participants to share, if they would like. Now would be a great time to checkout Celebrate Recovery and see if it fits you. Just call Scott or Dawn at 717-226-2999 if you’re interested.

We’re never alone! The risen Jesus is with us until the end of the age!

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

Then [Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:27-29)

 

“When Are We Reopening Church?” – This question is probably on everyone’s mind in the Chapel Family. The elders and staff are gathering information, assessing the government’s guidelines, and developing a plan that will gradually reopen our public worship services in stages. We’ll keep you fully informed as we work things out. Pray for us that God will give us wisdom to do what’s best at the proper time. In the meanwhile, remember that Littlestown Chapel is still a living and growing church even during stay-at-home times. God is working and moving among us as we pray, study his word, and worship at a physical distance.

Pause for Prayer with Pastor Scott – I invite you to join me on Zoom, Wednesdays at 12 noon or 7:00 PM. Get encouragement from the Word, an opportunity to catch-up with friends, and pray with others in the Chapel family. Sign up for a free account with Zoom. Meeting ID: 986 145 8288. PW: ShowTheWay

Hope for Dark Times – This Sunday we will continue the sermon series called, “More Than Enough” which will explore the famous “I AM” sayings of Jesus found in John’s gospel. You and I will find lasting hope in these trying times as we trust the risen Christ who’s more than enough for every challenging situation. Invite a friend to watch with you.

Backpack Blessings with Ruth’s Harvest – Be sure to see the announcement asking for help supporting Ruth’s Harvest, the local non-profit that provides backpacks with food for needy children in the Littlestown Area School District. Many families are suffering financially during the stay-at-home order and economic downturn. Would you please help this worthy cause?

Good Neighbors – Could God be using the pandemic to open hearts to hear the good news of Jesus? Here are helpful ways to let your neighbors know that God loves them and that you care for them, too.

  • Take a look at the Blessing Box attachment in this week’s bulletin for ideas how to reach out to families with children.
  • Check out the COVID-19 Neighboring Toolkit
  • Your simple phone call or text inviting them to watch the Chapel’s worship services online can make an eternal difference for them.

If You Need Prayer, Food, Medicine, or Other Assistance, please contact one of the elders. We’re here to help you!

  • Pastor Scott Morgan 717-226-2999
  • Pastor Josh Stratton 717-476-0825
  • Jim Greene 717-476-8155
  • Rich Stratton 717-521-4108
  • Brian Robinson 410-852-3639
  • Dan Davis 717-965-6120
  • John Penner 717-965-9127

Our Savior lives, and He is in control. Rest in Him! May He bless you and yours.

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:19-21)

 

It bears repeating: Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! I hope you and your family enjoyed celebrating Jesus’ victory over death.

Jesus is More Than Enough – This Sunday we will begin a new sermon series called, “More Than Enough” which will explore the famous “I AM” sayings of Jesus found in John’s gospel. You and I will find lasting hope in these trying times as we trust the risen Christ who’s more than enough for every challenging situation. Invite a friend to watch with you.

Help Feed the Hungry – Last Sunday we raised over $1500 in a love offering for New Hope Ministries, the local community food bank. Thank you for your generosity! Be sure to see the announcement asking for help supporting Ruth’s Harvest, the local non-profit that provides backpacks with food for needy children in the Littlestown Area School District. Many families are suffering financially during the stay-at-home order and economic downturn. We can help!

Let Your Light Shine in the Neighborhood – Speaking of friends, here are a few suggestions telling your neighbors that God loves them, and you do, too! These are practical, helpful ways to let them know that you’re here for them.

  • Your simple phone call or text inviting them to watch the Chapel’s worship services online can make an eternal difference for them. 
  • Take a look at the Blessing Box attachment in this week’s bulletin for ideas how to reach out to families with children.
  • Check out the COVID-19 Neighboring Toolkit

Pause for Prayer with Pastor Scott – I have enjoyed seeing and praying with some of the Chapel family when we’ve met to Pause to Pray. I invite you to join me on Zoom, Wednesdays at 12 noon or 7:00 PM. Get encouragement from the Word, an opportunity to catch-up with friends, and pray with others in the Chapel family. Sign up for a free account with Zoom. Meeting ID: 986 145 8288. PW: ShowTheWay

Keep praying for

  • Awakening for His Church
  • Salvation for those who are lost
  • Slowing the spread of the coronavirus
  • Healing for those afflicted
  • Comfort for those grieving
  • Provision for those who’ve lost their jobs
  • Strength for those caring for the sick

Looking forward to worshiping with you online this Sunday. God bless you!

Pastor Scott



Littlestown Chapel and the Coronavirus: An Update from Pastor Scott Morgan

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

 

Happy Easter! Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

Join us for our online Easter Celebration – Sunday at 10:30 a.m. live-streaming here on our website. Share in the beautiful singing and message from God’s Word, “Finding Hope in the Face of Death.” Invite a friend to watch. After the service, be sure to jump over to Zoom and visit with your Chapel friends and family in our virtual lobby! Instructions how will be given at the end of worship.

Share the joy Easter morning at 9:00 a.m. – While we can’t gather for Easter worship at church, we can bring the celebration that Christ is Risen to our neighborhoods. Join with Christians across the country in solidarity with our fellow believers living in New York City, and stand outside your house or apartment to joyfully take part in Easter Song 2020. Reciting this simple affirmation of faith and joining in song just might be the most meaningful thing you’ll do this Easter! I can’t wait to cheer for Jesus, our risen King!

Love your neighbor as you love yourself – Here are a few suggestions for showing your neighbors that God loves them and so do you! Let them know that you’re here for them.

  • Take a look at the Blessing Box attachment in this week’s bulletin for ideas how to reach out to families with children.
  • Check out the COVID-19 Neighboring Toolkit.
  • It’s not too late to invite someone you care about to watch the Chapel’s Easter worship service online with you! Your simple phone call or text can make an eternal difference for them.

Love offering for New Hope Ministries – On Easter Sunday one of the ways we’re celebrating Christ’s resurrection is by collecting a love offering to help New Hope Ministries, the community food bank serving people in need living in Adams, York, and Cumberland Counties. Consider giving an extra financial gift online or through the mail with your offering this week in support of this wonderful ministry that’s working hard right here in Littlestown and Hanover. Watch this terrific video message from Eric Saunders, NHM’s executive director, and pray about giving and volunteering to help take care of local families in need.

Pause for Prayer with Pastor Scott – I invite you to join me on Zoom, Wednesdays at 12 noon or 7:00 p.m. Encouragement from the Word, opportunity to share, and prayer with others in the Chapel family. Sign up for a free account with Zoom. (Meeting ID: 986 145 8288. PW: ShowTheWay)

Don’t let up in prayer! – Keep praying for:

  • Slowing the spread of the coronavirus
  • Healing for those afflicted
  • Comfort for those grieving
  • Provision for those who’ve lost their jobs
  • Strength for those caring for the sick
  • Salvation for those who are lost
  • Awakening for His Church

We serve a Risen Savior who’s working powerfully both in us and in the world today!

Pastor Scott