CHAPEL VIEWS

Regular glances at faith, culture, and news. Grab some coffee and join the conversation!

Click here to read Chris Keating’s Faith Perspectives columns from the St.  Louis Post Dispatch. 

Giving to, not only giving up

Giving to, not up By Chris Keating Lent is a season of invitation. It is an opportunity to deepen our faith through prayer and spiritual disciplines. It is a time when worship is focused on themes of pilgrimage and discipleship, centering ourselves in the power of...

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We need each other

“A person is a person through other persons. None of us comes into the world fully formed. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it from other human beings. We need other human beings in order to be human. I am...

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New Covid-19 Operating Plan

The Session has recently adjusted our Covid-19 Operating plan Stage Four conditions to include the following: Stage Four (amended by WPC Session) Based on current direction from the CDC that lists in-person worship services as relatively safe for those that are fully...

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The Little Church That Could!

 Here’s a story I am calling “The little church that could.”             A week or so ago,  one of our wonderful members, noticed a flyer advertising an event sponsored by the St. Louis Diaper Bank, whose mission is to strengthen low-income families in the St. Louis...

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Lift up your heads, o gates!

From our beginnings, Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church has held its doors open wide to all of God’s people. Many of us remember the warm and genuine welcome we experienced when we first attended Woodlawn Chapel—a welcome enhanced by these words, often repeated in...

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Seeking healing in times of division

“I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the body...

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Finding rest in a nonstop world

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be on vacation through July 29.  You’ll see me in worship both Sundays – but only because we prerecorded those services earlier this week. I am grateful for the vacation time the congregation provides, and thankful to pastor a church that takes...

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Writing with joy

It’s a muggy St. Louis summer day. It’s a day when we should be watching our beloved Cardinals play baseball or waiting for the Blues to dominate the ice. Neither one will happen, but still I’m filled with gratitude and joy. I’m excited to announce that our online...

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Moving Forward

Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church A Congregational Plan to be the Church and the Body of Christ during Covid-19 While sheltering at home during this unprecedented time we hold images of Woodlawn members united and celebrating the pandemic’s end. We hope for a...

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Response to Covid-19

"Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart." (2 Corinthians 4:1) Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church Emergency Operations Policies and Communications Approved, March 22, 2020 For more information, please email the...

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