Our chapel time this school year has been great! We have 165 students and teachers all singing, praying, and growing in God’s Word together. Chapel for K-4th grade meets on Wednesday mornings. We have a variety of speakers, and starting in January our preschool students join in our worship time.
2012 - 2013 School Year Chapel Highlights
May 1: Ben Fowlkes, COD Children’s Pastor, was our speaker. Ben spoke on loving God with all of our heart. Sometimes we tend to give God what is left of our time instead of keeping him first in our lives. Matthew 22 says that all the commandments can be summed up in loving God with all our heart. He is worthy of the best time we have and not just the time we have “left” in a day. Thanks, Pastor Ben!
April 17th: Mr. Perris, ODCS first grade teacher, led our chapel. This month we are focusing on all the ROCKS(respect, obedience, consideration, kindness, and service) during chapel times and throughout the day. Mr. Perris used Jesus as our true example of ROCKS. Jesus was kind to many people when others were not, He was considerate of others, and He came to serve. He is our ultimate example. Thanks Mr. Perris for showing us Eph. 5:1 which says “Be imitators of Christ”.
April 10th: Our speaker was Gab Haff from Family Fellowship Church. We learned about the story of Mary and Martha. The story is found in Luke 10:38-42. Martha was busy getting things prepared and was upset that Mary wasn’t helping her. Mary was listening to Jesus and spending time with him. Gabe helped us see that, although we have many things in our life that take up time, we should always have time for the Lord. We should make that our first priority. Spending time with God helps us grow closer to Him.
March 13th: Mrs. Andrea Mindling presented a chapel on service. Her son, ODCS graduate, Ryan Mindling is on an extended missions trip. He is traveling to 11 countries in 11 months! He recorded a message for everyone which was really a challenge. He challenged us to find someone to serve at school or at home and to pray for him that he will serve like Jesus. She had pictures of Ryan in different countries praying and serving others. Mrs. Mindling reminded us of Matthew 20:28 which reads, “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” We are praying that Ryan will continue to serve like Jesus and return home safely