Do you ever yearn for time in your day when you can be mindful and think about the things that really matter in life? Or maybe you find yourself seeking out a few minutes of quiet contemplation to be grateful for what you have been blessed with in life? Then there are times in you just want to gather together with friends to keep a loved one in mind during a trying time. The students, teachers, and staff at North Shore Christian School get the opportunity every week to gather together during Chapel and do these things: be mindful, pray and celebrate together as a community.
Every Wednesday morning the Lynn Campus of NSCS gathers in the multipurpose room to share, pray, learn and celebrate as a community – our Chapel time. This past week was a prayer and worship service facilitated by Patti Cook. As with most of our Chapel experiences we begin and end in song. It is amazing to enter the room with the sweet voices of our NSCS children singing “Here I am to Worship” by Tim Hughes and also during the ending song “Lord I lift Your Name on High.”. Three remarkable students led the group in song today and we encourage all of our students to join in. What a bright spot to start the day with what was looking like a grey and drizzly day outside.
Once the students welcomed each other in song, Ms. Cook began with the verse Colossians 2:6-7.
“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.”
We will continue to discuss this verse as the year progresses and discuss how this touches each of our lives in different ways.
The main focus of our Chapel service today was worship and prayer where we offered up prayers to Jesus and praise for his blessings. Our students were asked if there were any prayers that would like to hold up. So many of our students came up with some wonderful thoughts that included loved ones in their lives like siblings, moms, dads and grandparents. But their prayers also took into mind people a little further away like those impacted by the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley this last week. Other prayers and well wishes were given up to the people who were affected by the flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. Students from preschool to eighth grade added their thoughts that touched on so many people from right here in our own neighborhood to loved ones around the globe. Their heartfelt prayers were beautifully raised up.
Parents and family members are always welcome at our Wednesday Chapel. Please feel free to drop in and join us any time. Each week there is a different theme and focus.