Psalm 119:105

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Senior Chapel & Last Chapels of the Year

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: We had our yearly senior slide show (Thanks, Olivia, for making it). All the seniors sat on the stage, and we all enjoyed the pictures. At the end of the chapel, TC faculty & staff formed a circle around the seniors for a closing prayer. Mr. Piersma, Ms. Park and Mr. Rink led us in prayer. To see the Senior Slideshow: CLICK HERE

Thursday: Last chapel of the year! Students are randomly called on to share what they are doing this summer. Mr. Pelt led us in singing Cornerstone. Mr. Wiener gave a short talk on building heavenly treasures. We ended with Kate B.'s video that she made for Bible class. You should watch it!

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: This chapel was basically the same as the last HS chapel. To watch Kate's video, see above.

THIS SUMMER:

Read the Bible everyday. Enjoy God's creation (trees, animals, beautiful places)!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Orchestra, Senior Testimonies, Aaron Foster

Middle School Chapel!
HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The Orchestra performed for us. They glorified God with beautiful music!

Thursday: Senior Testimony Chapel. Eleven seniors shared a testimony of how God worked in their life during their high school years. It was a holy moment as students testified to God's love and faithfulness. Mrs. Grandlienard, who will not be returning next year, also shared. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE




MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The 6th graders joined us today. Aaron Foster, on the youth ministry staff at Christ Church of Oak Brook, spoke. He shared about the need to live for Jesus with others. We need each other and we also need to reach out to others.


NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Senior Slide-show; Thursday: Last chapel of the year

Middle School Wednesday: Last chapel of the year

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Wing Sing!, Small Groups, Meyer Homeroom

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Today was a special "Wing Sing" chapel. We sang some of the beloved songs from elementary school wing sings. Retiring teacher Mr. VanderNaald led with Mr. Bosman, retired TC teacher and master of wing sings. Additionally Mrs. LeGrand and Jonah VanderNaald added their voices and guitars. Some of the songs we sang: Ah La La, Every Move I Make, I am a C, Grin Again Gang, and Lean on Me.
To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: Our last small group chapel of the year. We looked at our theme verses, Matthew 6:20-21. We reflected on this past year and thought about the summer ahead.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Mrs. Meyer's Homeroom led chapel. Through skits, Scriptures and a video, they made us think about what it means to follow Jesus in today's world. The students wrote their own skits, and each one was delivered a powerful message. Here is the clever video they showed: https://vimeo.com/22305133

NEXT WEEK
High School: Tuesday, Orchestra; Thursday, senior testimonies

Middle School Wednesday: Strauss Homeroom

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tim Shoemaker & Student Praise Songs

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Today for both middle and high school chapels we had Tim Shoemaker, an author and speaker. He warned against being a "compromising Christian" and encouraged us to be completely devoted to Jesus. His talk involved a number of volunteers, object lessons, and even a science experiment! If you are interested in learning more about Tim's ministry, check out his website: http://www.timshoemakersmashedtomatoes.com. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: Mr. Pelt's Contemporary Musicianship class led our chapel. One of the class projects was to select a Scripture passage and write a praise song based on the passage. The class presented five of the students' songs. What a great chapel! To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Tim Shoemaker. See above!

NEXT WEEK
High School: Tuesday, Wing Sing; Thursday, small groups

Middle School Wednesday: Meyer Homeroom

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Persecuted Church, McNeil, MS Chapel

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The Persecuted Church. We learned about them, sought to empathize with them and prayed for them. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE
Also, we watched a powerful video of persecution that involved a high school student.

Thursday: Our very own Ms. McNeil spoke. She shared a spoken word piece that resonated with all. We were also blessed by the orchestra, performing Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen and Soon I'll be Done. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Our singing included the songs, This is Amazing Grace, Here I Am to Worship and You are My King. Joey & Trevor had a very interactive announcement about the upcoming Jog-a-thon. Mr. Wiener spoke about empathy and not letting our phones get in the way of loving people.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Band Assembly. Thursday: Exploitation 


Middle School Wednesday: Jonathan Barney

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chapel Band, Pastor Kyle Haack, Mr. Ridder's Homeroom

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The chapel band led us in worship. On this Valentine's Day we focused on the source of love: the Lord God Almighty. We sang Beautiful Things, One Thing Remains, How Deep the Father's Love for Us and How He Loves. The photos show our greeting time! To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: Kyle Haack, pastor of Wheaton CRC, blessed us. Through a story and great pictures of white water rafting, he spoke of how we often can feel like we are caught in the rapids of life. We need to look to God as our rock. In God we are secure (Psalm 61:2-3 & Hebrews 12:28). With guitar and mandolin, Pastor Kyle, along with a Wheaton College student, Henry, sang about the rock. We concluded by all singing the hymn, The Solid Rock. To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Mr. Ridder's homeroom led chapel. The chapel used the idea of "Pay it Forward". Through video, Scripture, reflections and prayer, students made the point that God is the one who invented "pay it forward". As faithful disciples of Jesus, we pay it forward when we witness and shine for Jesus in all we do.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Persecuted Church. Thursday: Black Culture Club

Middle School Tuesday: Mr. Wiener