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All grade levels experienced chapel in the new sanctuary Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Mrs. Miller conducted chapel for 1st-4th grades. The lesson was from Proverbs 24:30-31. It is the story of the sluggard who rests and neglects his garden which then becomes overtaken by thistles. The children were encouraged to apply this scripture to their own lives by tending to what is required of them first so that they can participate in things that they want to do later on.
Pastor Chris Duncan led chapel for 7th-12th graders. He spent the time giving details about the logic behind architectural choices made when designing the new church building. He likened the darkness of the narthex to the secular world and the abundance of light through the many windows in the sanctuary to being in God’s presence. He pointed out the multiple uses of lancets throughout the building which serve to point you toward God. The lancets are in a Trinitarian form on the pulpit as well as the back wall of the sanctuary to represent the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Many other details were strategically chosen and placed around the new church campus.
Mrs. Delong led chapel for 5th and 6th grades. They are reading Pilgrim’s Progress together and completed the first chapter. They are learning about the allegorical aspects of the book and how it is representative of the Christian life. In this lesson, Christian and Pliable are not paying attention to where they are going and fall into the Slough of Despond. Pliable gets bogged down by the burden of his sins and turns back to the City of Destruction while Christian is rescued by Help and continues on toward the Celestial City.