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. 

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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Home Worship for Sunday, March 22

Lenten Home Worship Sunday, March 22, 2020 Gathering Prepared by Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church Chris Keating, pastor Feel free to pass this along to your friends and family. Note that there are several links to other pages embedded below. You are invited to...

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Gesundheit!

Becoming a community of healing & hope By Chris Keating Yesterday a health official from one of the government agencies coordinating responses to the spread of the coronavirus was interviewed on the radio. Among the prevention tips he shared was this little gem:...

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Super Bowls, Super Faith!

Pass the wings, and praise the Lord: it’s Super Bowl Sunday in America! No other event brings our divided nation together like the Super Bowl. It’s a mashup between extreme athleticism and mass merchandising. And since the Kansas City Chiefs will be on the ticket, we...

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