Join Us for Sunday Worship! 
 
We’re still operating on a modified Sunday Schedule. Worship hours are held at 8:30 am and 10:00 am in the sanctuary. We also continue to provide ‘Car Church’ in the parking lot via your FM car radio – for those who would like to participate on-site, while also keeping their distance.
 
We encourage you to choose what option is right for you because…
 
We love people and want to take care of you!
 
Weekly Sermons –
We continue to upload both video and audio versions of the sermon each week. The video version of this Sunday’s sermon will be available by mid-afternoon Sunday by clicking on the underlined date here: April 18,2021. The audio only version is available on the ‘sermon’ tab! (See Menu).
 
Note: Video links for recent sermons are listed below for easy access as well as on the ‘sermon’ page.
 
 
Sunday – April 11, 2021
Sunday – April 4, 2021
Sunday – March 28, 2021
Sunday – March 21, 2021
Sunday – March 14, 2021
Sunday – March 7, 2021
 
What’s Happening?
 
1. Schedules & Precautions – We’re pleased that COVID cases are decreasing in our state. As restrictions are lifted – hopefully in the near future – our weekly schedule and social-distancing practices will be modified. A mandatory face mask policy continues to be observed as requested by the state guidelines and to protect all those in attendance. To help us stay connected, Pastor Denny continues to communicate a 90-second message with church family each week using the “phone tree.” It is important for you to listen to those updated messages! These phone calls, and the church website, help to keep us all up-to-date. If you would like to be added to the calling list, please contact the church office.
 
2. Commit & Partner with Chris Wimer! Pastor Denny recently invited the church family to a new 3-year commitment to pray for and/or commit finances to Chris’ endeavors in Quito, Ecuador. Pledge sheets and a drop-off basket are available at the Welcome Center in the church foyer. Extra ‘Wimer’ giving envelopes are also available. We ask that all pledges be turned in by May 1 to help Chris plan for his future. To learn more about what is currently happening in Chris’ life and ministry click on this video link
 
3. Campfire Church Returns! Join us for another season of outdoor food and fellowship – around a campfire. We’ll be meeting again on the back lawn of the church for a light hot dog meal on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month – that’s April 14 & 28th this month! A light hot dog meal will be served from 6-6:30 pm with a short Bible study to follow. Bring a chair, a drink and any other items that will make you feel more comfortable (jacket, mask, etc). Bible study will conclude at 7:15, and the campfire will be put out by 8 pm. Please feel free to bring kids, teens, neighbors and friends! Note: In case of inclement weather, schedule updates will be made via the ‘phone tree.’
 
4. Daily Bible Reading Schedule Each month, we post a Bible Reading Schedule on our website (see tab above). We encourage you to use this guide, or another resource, to keep you in God’s Word each week. A printed copy is available on the table in the church foyer. However, if you’d like a copy mailed to your home, simply make that request by contacting the church office. We’d be happy to get you a copy to enjoy in the days ahead.
 
5. OfferingWhether you attend worship services at the church property or online, you may still share your tithes and offerings. Gifts may be placed in the offering plates which are available weekly in the foyer. Or, they may be mailed to the church office (935 Jerusalem Chapel Rd) which will then be forwarded to our financial secretary in a timely manner. Or, you can hold onto your gifts until we’re back together in person at the church – or until you are comfortable joining us in the future.
 
6. Prayers & PraisesWhile we continue to adjust to an ever-changing and new way of doing things, we invite you to share any prayer requests or praises with us through the church office voicemail or by using the prayer request book in the church foyer. The pastors and others in the church would like to lift up your needs before the Lord.
 
7. Pastoral Transition – The Personnel Relations Committee continues to work alongside the Stationing Committee to secure a new Senior Pastor for our church following Pastor Denny’s retirement in July of this year. If you’d like to learn more about the process of appointing a new Senior Pastor, check out what Bishop Todd Fetters shared about our upcoming transition. If you missed the congregational meeting held in August of 2020, we encourage you to check out this link.
 
~ We are not alone in this. ~
 
So, remember that even though we are still separated in distance – at least in part – we can still Be the Church in our own homes and community. Share a prayer, send a card, make a call. Reach out with God’s love to bless and encourage others. 
 
For our High Risk Population – 
Here’s an excerpt from a statement given by Bishop Todd Fetters when this began back in March of 2020. It still holds true today… “We know the coronavirus is especially deadly for elderly people, and for people with compromised immune systems. You know who those people are in your church. Be proactive. Tell them, “I know you want to be in church and that you’re not afraid of catching this virus. But we don’t want anything to happen to you. We encourage you to skip church on Sunday morning, just until this blows over.” Until we meet again. Please take care, and be safe!
 
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We Welcome You to Jerusalem Chapel!
 
Sunday Worship Schedule
 
 ~ Pre-Covid ~
(See times and schedule above for our current Sunday schedule.)
 
8:30 AM Early Worship Hour*
 
9:45 AM  Sunday School for all ages (and including nursery)
 
11:00 AM  Late Worship Hour*
 
*Children’s Church is typically available on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. During the summer months, that schedule may change. See the Opportunities Tab/Children for more details.
 
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We are located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley – near Staunton, Virginia. For over 160 years, Jerusalem Chapel has faithfully shared the message of hope and Christ’s love in our community and beyond. We would love to have you come and visit us some time for a worship service or other event.