The eSojourner 

Chalice Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Lent 2016

"Where you go I will go; where you stay I will stay." Those words were spoken by Ruth to her mother-in-law Naomi. I memorized the longer, King James version as a child, "Whither thou goest I will go, whither thou lodgest I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people and thy God shall be my God."  Ruth said all of those to Naomi after her husband died, choosing to remain with her mother-in-law and be a stranger in a strange land. This text and her story are the focus of the Week of Compassion offering this year. 

Most congregations receive the Week of Compassion offering on two Sundays each year, as they do every other special offering. As we did last year, we'll draw out our study for the season of Lent, with congregational focus on Week of Compassion's work in human development and aid throughout the world. We'll hear stories of refugees and building projects, immigrants and people who choose to walk alongside them. You can download your calendar now or pick up a printed copy on Sunday, along with coin box. 

You're also invited to participate in our photo-a-day challenge on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can pick up a copy of that challenge on Sunday, too, or download one that can be shared via all those social media platforms. 

Blessings on your Lent journey. 

peace--Rev. Abby

The Duttons Concert

A special fellowship night out for our Chalice family and friends will be held 7:00 PM on Saturday night, February 27, 2016. Join us for the award winning variety show of the Dutton Family.  The Duttons main theater is in Branson, MO and they winter in Mesa each year. 

All ticket proceeds for this show go to support the AZ Wall Project, an 80% replica of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall, which is being built in Gilbert, AZ.  
Ticket prices for this special performance are: Adult (19+) – $30.00, Teen (13-18) - $15.00 and Child (4-12) - $7.00.  Ticket orders and payment must be received by Sunday, February 21.  Contact Noel Stephens for more information.

East Valley

Youth Group

East Valley Youth Group will not meet tomorrow night. 

Instead, we'll meet Friday, February 19 at First Christian in Scottsdale, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you're coming, you should say so!

Serving in Worship February 14th  

    James Barton
Elder: Mike Ingraham
 Charlene G. Doley 
 Carla Ingraham
   Kathy Corner
     Kelly Pearson & Scotty Pearson


Next Week at Chalice

Monday:        Office Open 1:30-6:30 p.m.
                    Leadership Council  6:30 p.m.
Wednesday:   Alas de Salvacion Worship 7 p.m.
Thursday:      Office Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Sunday:         Faith Development 8:45 a.m.
                      Fellowship Time 9:30 a.m.
                      Worship 10 a.m
                      ADS Worship 1:30 p.m.


Check out Rev. Abigail's latest blog!
A Few Notes 
  • Leadership Council Meeting Monday, February 15 at 6:15pm.  Team Leaders, please email your reports to the church office by 2:00pm Monday.