Psalm 119:105


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Last Week of TCHS Chapels

May 22: Senior Chapel. Seniors sit on the stage to watch the 17 minute, 500 plus picture slideshow that Mackenzie put together. To close, the faculty formed a circle around the soon to be graduates and prayed.

May 24: Last chapel of the year. With the seniors gone, students sat where they wanted to. The time began with asking random students what they are doing this summer. We then had a time of Scripture, song, challenge, and prayer.

'12-'13 TC High Students: remember the tree contest! Send photos with you and a tree to Also send devotional highlights from the summer to this address as well.

Location:Timothy Christian High School, 1061 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mr. Day reflects & encourages and "Getting Rid of Idols"

On May 15, Mr. Day spoke words of wisdom in chapel on the eve of his retirement. His message included a brief walk down memory lane from his time at Timothy and a heart-felt exhortation to live with hope and trust in God's goodness.

On May 18 we had a complete worship service in 20ish minutes with the theme of getting rid of idols and focusing on Jesus. We started with a video (Jimmy Needham, "Clear the Stage"). The service then followed this order: Greeting and Opening Prayer, Opening Song, Brief Message (with a student skit), Scripture Readings, Confession, Assurance of Pardon, Brief Message (more skit), Prayer, Closing Song (with the faculty on stage leading), Blessing.

NEXT WEEK: May 22--Senior chapel. Parents welcome.
May 24--Last chapel of the year!

Location:Timothy Christian High School, 1061 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Student-led Worship Band

On May 8,
Rev. Darrell Johnson challenged us from the book of Jonah to answer God's call on our lives.

On May 10, the student-led worship band led us for the last time this school year. The video clip highlights two of the songs.

Next week: May 15-retiring English teacher Tom Day gives his final thoughts to students. May 18 (Friday, not Thursday this week)-a complete worship service with student leaders in 24 minutes.

YouTube Video

Location:Timothy Christian High School, 1061 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Fruit-full Life

John 15:4
(words of Jesus) "Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me."

I read this verse in my devotions this week. We must work hard in life, but in order to bear lasting fruit, we must "trust hard" in Jesus. The picture is of a Serviceberry. We have a lot of these bushes around Timothy. They bear edible fruit in June. They working hard at growing new leaves and fruit. But fruit production is dependent on the sun and rain. Are you depending on Jesus in your life?

May 8 Chapel: Darrell Johnson
May 10 Chapel: Singing with the student-led worship band

Location:Timothy Christian High School, 1061 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL