Psalm 119:105

YOUR WORD IS A LAMP FOR MY FEET, A LIGHT ON MY PATH. Psalm 119:105

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saint-Vil, Small Groups, Middle School Hymn Sing

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL

Tuesday: Charles Saint-Vil shared with us his life story. Born in Haiti, he was orphaned at age 7. He came to the U.S. in his late teens. Fast forward to today...he has committed his life to Jesus Christ and is a civil engineer with a masters degree. God has called him to bless children in Haiti, so be began the Light Up Our Youth Foundationhttp://luoyfoundation.org 
To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: Small Group Chapel today. The groups scattered throughout the school to read 1 Peter 1:3-4 and to discuss "what was a highlight in corporate worship for you in the last two weeks, thinking of special TC chapels, church services, youth events?" and "how is God calling you to respond to Jesus' death and resurrection?"


MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Mr. VanderBill's Homeroom sponsored a good old fashioned hymn sing. Lombard CRC's worship leader, Joel Jupp, played piano. We sang Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, Holy, Holy, Holy, A Mighty Fortress, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross and Be Thou My Vision.

NEXT WEEK
High School: Tuesday, Tim Shoemaker; Thursday, Mr. Pelt’s class
Middle School Tuesday: Tim Shoemaker

Friday, April 14, 2017

Holy Week Chapels


HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Lots of student involvement in today's chapel. After Matt F. led the opening prayer, Ariana and Mr. Pelt led us in singing. Then we watched a 5 minute video put together by Olivia H., Josh and Emily. They interviewed people in downtown Elmhurst about their views on Easter. Josh and Andy shared their perspective on the importance of Easter. Olivia S. then led us in a responsive reading focusing on the cross of Christ.  To watch the chapel CLICK HERE



Thursday: Our “Good Friday” prayer chapel. Tommy read the crucifixion story from Luke 23. We all sang When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. Then Mrs. Lanenga sang O, Sacred Head Now Wounded. Our prayer time involved coming to the front and writing our sin on a piece of paper. After a time of confession, students attached the paper to a cross that was full of nails. While we prayed Mrs. Fox played the piano and Mary S. played the cello.
To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: The middle school also had a “Good Friday” prayer chapel. Words cannot explain the beauty of the sacred prayer time as middle school students spent time confessing sin and committing to Jesus. In addition, we sang In Christ Alone and How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.

NEXT WEEK
High School: Tuesday, Charles Saint-Vil; Thursday, small groups

Middle School Wednesday: VanderBill Homeroom

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mr. Mitchell, Chapel Band, Fernandes' Homeroom

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Mr. Mitchell spoke about money and treasure. After giving us some interesting trivia facts about money and teen influence on spending in America, he gave us the challenge to be givers and to start now in life to tithe (or give even more!). But ultimately, we should give because God first gave to us. Jesus is an amazing grace gift to us. God sees us as his treasure. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: The chapel band led us in worship. We sang Prince of Peace (You are Holy), Lay Me Down, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) and Great are You Lord (It's your breath in our lungs)
To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Mr. Fernandes' homeroom was in charge of chapel today. With a video and a skit, they communicated that God calls us to use our words to encourage others. 

NEXT WEEK
High School: Tuesday & Thursday: student-led chapels focusing on Good Friday & Easter


Middle School Wednesday: Good Friday prayer chapel

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bill Lodewyk and Brother Bob

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Bill Lodewyk, executive director of Elim Christian Services, and his friend, "Brother Bob" led chapel. With a skit that involved TCMS students, Kate & Sam, Dr. Lodewyk shared about the different ways we interact with people with disabilities: ignorance, pity, care, friendship and co-laborers. As we become friends and co-laborers with people with disabilities, we allow God's glory to shine through their lives and through our lives as well!

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE TIMOTHY CHRISTIAN HALLWAY:

No high school chapel this week due to Fine Arts Week
NEXT WEEK after spring break
High School: Tuesday: Mr. Mitchell; Thursday: chapel band
Middle School Wednesday: Fernandes Homeroom

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chapel Band, Mr. Pelt, Schutte Homeroom

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The chapel band led us. We sang In Christ Alone, The Revelation Song, Lead Me to the Cross and It is Well With My Soul. Brett shared some words of encouragement and peace. We also spent time in prayer. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: Our band director, Mr. Pelt led chapel. He spoke on our theme verses, Matthew 6:19-20. To build treasures in heaven, we must focus on relationships: our relationship with Jesus and our relationships with one another. He also organized a small band to perform the U2 song, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Mr. Schutte's homeroom led chapel. They focused on the power of words. Through a lunchroom skit, Scripture and a video, they powerfully communicated the importance of using words that build up our fellow classmates.

NEXT WEEK
High School: none due to Fine Arts Week


Middle School Wednesday: Bill Lodewyk

Friday, March 10, 2017

Small Group, Prayer, VanDenBerg Homeroom

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Small Group Chapel. After a mixer game, we focused on the Passion narrative from Mark 15:21-41. Students were challenged to share their reflections after they heard the story of Jesus' crucifixion.

Thursday: Student Prayer Chapel. All the teachers left and went into the hallway to pray for students. The students stayed in the auditorium to seek God in prayer. Students were invited to move around the auditorium to find a spot to pray and also to gather with others to pray. To watch the opening of the chapel CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Ms. VanDenBerg's homeroom led chapel. How do we see ourselves? Jesus can transform us so that we identify with beautiful messages, instead of negative ones. Through a video, skits and spray paint, they powerfully communicated this message.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Chapel Band. Thursday: Mr. Pelt
Middle School Wednesday: Schutte Homeroom

Saturday, March 4, 2017

TCHS Band, Grace F., Jonathan Barney

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The TCHS Band blessed us with beautiful music! To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: Today was one of the "heavier" chapels of the year. We thought about the issues of sexual exploitation and assault. This chapel offered information, wisdom and an understanding of the attitudes & beliefs that reinforce deeply hurtful comments, jokes and actions. God calls us to see one another as created in the image of God. Student, Grace F., led our chapel with Mrs. Piersma contributing.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Jonathan Barney, youth director at Faith CRC, spoke on our theme verse for the year, Matthew 6:19-20. He gave a relevant message on following Jesus in a world where we are surrounded by "earthly treasures".

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Small Groups. Thursday: Student Prayer


Middle School Wednesday: VanDenBerg Homeroom