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Our name is our mission: to Love Chapel Hill with the Heart of Jesus


Whether with us in person or virtually, we are happy you are here.


We are excited to worship together this week at Coker Arboretum


If you need a restroom go to Person Hall. It is a 5 min walk near the Old Well.

Click below for directions


RESTroom


Today we welcome our friends from Life Church to worship with us. We are so happy you are here with us!




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Week of Welcome!

We are so excited to see our college students return to Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is doing a "Week of Welcome" for the students and we are joining in. 


Saturday 8/13 we will be welcoming students and families on our "Front Porch" aka under the marquee at the Varsity from 10am - 2 pm.


Sunday evening 8/14 we will be joining with Fall Fest on UNC Campus to welcome students


If you would like to help at either of these events you can reach out to Joel


Join us for Adopt-A-Heel

Adopt-A Heel is an opportunity to create intentional relationships with those at Love Chapel Hill that are local with college students from far away.


Hosts and Students can enjoy creating a bond through shared meals, providing an off-campus place to study, guidance through mentorship, prayer and support throughout the year, and the best of all, friendship.


Hosts=Anyone (Families, couples, or individuals) that want to open up their homes and lives to a student.

To sign up to be a Host use this link


Students=Any undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill that wants to get to know someone a part of Love Chapel Hill while in Chapel Hill.

To sign up to be a Student use this link

Great Opportunity for all Students!

Our friends at the Study Center have a great opportunity for student to go deeper in understanding what following Jesus is all about. They have created a Fellow Program for both undergraduate and graduate level students .

The Fellows Program provides you with a Biblical and theological foundation during your time at UNC.


Info on the Fellows Program


On August 23 they are holding an interest dinner from 5-6:45. This time will include dinner and the first lesson.

LOVE CHAPEL HILL:

Our Name is Our Mission to Love Chapel Hill with the Heart of Jesus

August 7th Worship Service at Coker Arboretum

Welcome by: Pastor Justin Simmons

Call To Worship by: Minister Maralis Emerson

Litany from Psalm 133


Leader: Though we may be inclined to suffer alone,

let us come together in the love of Jesus.


People: How good a thing it is when God's people live together in unity.


Leader: Though we may be tempted to use harsh words

let us come together in gentleness.


People: How good a thing it is when God's people live together in unity.


Leader: Though we may want to go alone,

let us serve the Lord together.


People: How good a thing it is when God's people live together in unity.


Leader: Though the world around us encourages hate,

let us come together in love.


People: How good a thing it is when God's people live together in unity.


Leader: In humility, gentleness, service, love, and unity,


People: Let us worship God who has called us together.

Amen.



Let Us Worship Together

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God is Able

by: Hillsong Worship

Led by: Sam Feaver


God is able
He will never fail
He is almighty God
Greater than all we seek
Greater than all we ask
He has done great things


Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able


God is with us
God is on our side
He will make a way
Far above all we know
Far above all we hope
He has done great things


Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able, yeah


God is with us
He will go before
He will never leave us
He will never leave us
God is for us
He has open arms
He will never fail us
He will never fail us


Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able


Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able


For the Lord
Our God is able
For the Lord
Our God is able


Lead me to the Cross

By: Brooke Fraiser

Led by:  Sam Feaver


Savior I come
Quiet my soul, remember
Redemption's hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost


Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross


You were as I
Tempted and trialed
Human
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen


Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost


Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross


To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart


Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross


Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross


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Child Dedication


Today we honored to celebrate with the parents who are dedicating their children to the Lord.


Sienna Otwell: Parents Wesley and Allison Otwell

William "Liam" Duncan: Parents Bryce and Emily Duncan

Lydia "Lulu" Diddams: Parents Max and Caitlin Diddams

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Generosity Liturgy

As we continue to worship together, we invite you to consider joining us in the practice of generosity today through financial giving. You can give online here, or if in person, you can use the donation box in the back.


Let us pray together: 

Thank you, Father, for all you have given us. Everything comes from you, and we give back to you only what comes from your hand. We are grateful, Lord Jesus, for your extravagant generosity in becoming poor for us that we, through your poverty, might experience the riches of your love. Free us as a church community to excel in the grace of generosity that you may be glorified, others may benefit, and we might overflow with joy. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Before the Throne of God Above

By: Shane and Shane

Led by: Sam Feaver


Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and a perfect plea
A great high priest, whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me


My name is graven on his hands
My name is written on his heart
I know that while in heaven he stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart


When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin


Because a sinless savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on him and pardon me
To look on him and pardon me


Hallelujah, Hallelujah, praise the one
Risen son of God


Behold him there, the risen lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I am
The king of glory and of grace


One in himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by his blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ, my savior and my God
With Christ, my savior and my God


Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Praise the one, risen son of God
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Praise the one, risen son of God


Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Praise the one, risen son of God
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Praise the one, risen son of God


Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Praise the one, risen son of God
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Praise the one, risen son of God


Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Praise the one, risen son of God

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Pastoral Prayer by Rev. Kelvin Bullock


Message by Pastor Marc Johnson


Go to the Message Section for today's Scripture


Communion following the message

all are welcome to participate

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God I look to You

By: Jenn Johnson

Led by: Sam Feaver


God I look to You, I wont be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, You're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do


God I look to You, and I wont be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, and You're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do
Yeah yeah


And I will love You Lord my strength
And I will love You Lord my shield
And I will love You Lord my rock
Forever all my days I will love You God


Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Oh hallelujah our God you reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


Hallelujah our God reigns
And hallelujah our God reigns
Oh hallelujah our God you reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


And hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God you reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


And hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


And hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


And hallelujah our God reigns
And hallelujah our God reigns
Yes hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah

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Announcements/Benediction by:

Pastor Joel Philbrook


You are Sent to Love Chapel Hill with the Heart of Jesus!



August 7, 2022

"Dwell in Unity"

Pastor Marc Johnson

Psalm 133 (NIV)


                                                                                                  A song of ascents. Of David.


1 How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together in unity!


2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
    were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
    even life forevermore.

                                                                                  

                                                            


Connection

New with us? Say hello! Let us know you are with us. We want to hear your story and answer any questions you might have. Especially if you are interested in knowing more about what following Jesus is all about, wanting to be baptized, or how to love others. 


Fill out this simple information so we can start a conversation.


Virtual Connect Card


If you are with us today, look for one of our amazing Connection Team Members at the table in the back. They would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have.


Also, check out our calendar for upcoming events!

Summer Small Groups for Everyone!

  • Take It Easy Tuesdays at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro at 7 PM. Come meet a friend!
  • Love Chapel Hill Dinner Club. You can learn more Here
  • Wednesday Morning Prayer Group at 8 am. (Virtual) Zoom ID: 845 0945 8360 Password: 938242
  • OMC Breakfast for everyone at Merritt's Grill from 7:30-10 am. Come whenever you can! 
  • Discipleship Bands: Go deeper in learning what following Jesus means with a group of 3-5 friends. Learn more Here

Next Steps

Together lets take the next step to helping you grow in understanding what following Jesus is all about. We have both in-person and virtual options for you to join in Community, Mission, and Discipleship.


Select the area you are interest in and our Connections Team will be with you to help you.

  • Small Groups

    Discipleship Bands

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  • Serve with us

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  • questions about Jesus? Interested in Baptism?

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Welcome Families

We have exciting opportunities for families to enjoy our time of worship together while at Coker Arboretum this summer. Our LCH Kids ministry is designed for children from birth to 5th grade. As the children build friendships and learn what following Jesus looks like for them, we will provide a safe, comfortable, and fun environment. Here are the LCH Kids' plans for the summer. 


1st and 3rd Sundays, we will have a time together of learning and fun in a separate location at Coker Arboretum. Here the children will grow together in learning about Jesus while enjoying fun games together. Look for the LCH Kids signs when arriving at the Arboretum.


2nd Sunday of each month, we will have family Sundays. The children will be with their parents while activities and snacks are provided. 


4th Sunday of each month, we will have a game Sunday. The beauty of the Arboretum is the space that is allowed us to be in community together. For the children to be able to have games provided in the back of the main worship area will be provided. 


Nursery-age (Birth-3 years) children will have a designated area in the back of the main worship area with volunteers each week. Parents are welcome to be with their children in this area and still be able to hear and participate in the worship service. 



If you would like to volunteer to love and care for the children who attend our Sunday worship services, you can let us know Here.

For questions, you can reach Pastor Dominique at LCHkids@lovechapelhill.com

All Teens are Welcome

Teens 12 and up are welcome to join the Love Chapel Hill Youth Group every other Sunday from 6:30-8 pm.

Go to the Love Chapel Hill Calendar to see when the next date is. 


If you have any questions, you are welcome to reach out to us Here.

Let us Love others

Love is more than our name. It is our mission, the very essence of who we are and everything we do. For we love because He loved first. We ask you join us in mission to Love Chapel Hill with the Heart of Jesus. Embrace the rejected, the outsider, and the forgotten to know they are loved.


Here are some options for you to love others and embrace the mission to love Chapel Hill with the Heart of Jesus.

  • Love Missions Team

    One of our Marks as a church is a Reckless Love that the Gospel is a love that gives itself away. It is our mission, the very essence of who we are and everything we do. Our Love Mission Team was formed to ensure our mission to Love those in need is a part of our rhythm of partnering in our community to serve those on the outskirts and love them as Jesus calls us to do. We will have monthly opportunities for you to participate in Loving Chapel Hill with the Heart of Jesus.


    If you want to know more or would like to join the Love Mission Team, reach out to Pastor Joel.

  • Love Mission for Ukraine

    We continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for the defense of the oppressed and that war may cease. As homes, families and cities are being separated and destroyed by the advance of Russia's aggression, there are now over 1 million refugees fleeing Ukraine for safety. We've been praying also for ways to express the heart of Jesus to those impacted by war, and learned quickly this week of a small ministry on the ground, making a big impact by receiving refugee families in Moldova and getting them safely to Romania. New Hope Eurasia normally does work throughout the region, serving orphans and people living in poverty, loving them with the heart of Jesus. 


    We invite you to financially support their work, by giving to them directly, or give to LCH (put "Ukraine" in the comments) and we will do one larger gift all together from our Church family. Whether $10 or $500, your gift will enable the on-going work they are doing for those directly impacted by this war. Learn more about their work. 

  • help with sunday services

    Our goal is to love people in a safe and simple manner at our Sunday services. If you are interested in serving (Example: Hospitality, Media, Love Bus Driver, Communications) we can use your help. If you want to know more click Here

  • LCHKids volunteers

    LCHkids is a ministry that leads and serves children from birth to 5th grade. If you have a heart for the young our amazing LCHkids teachers and administrators would love to have you join the team. If interested you can fill out an application

  • Support Table

    Our friends at TABLE are mobilizing to care for kids who are food insecure. They are particularly in need during school closures, like we are experiencing now. They need out help with food, money, and time. TABLENC.org

Need a Ride?

If you need a ride to our Sunday Worship gatherings, we would love to help. Call the Love Bus at 919-960-1584 before 8:30 am on Sunday mornings and leave a message with the following:

-Your name

-Pickup Location

-Call back number



Note: The Love Bus is limited for pickup based on time availability to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.

Upcoming Events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

WAYS TO GIVE TODAY

We invite you to support the mission of Love Chapel Hill by giving financially. 


Give by check or cash using the donation box in the back


Giving online is easy by debit or credit card or ACH payment.

GIVE ONLINE HERE


You can also use your phone to give by text.

Text "GIVE"  to 919-887-9577


Prefer to give using PayPal?

Give via PayPal HERE

Thank you for Worshiping with Us!

We hope to see you again next week. Sundays at 10 am at Coker Arboretum

or Online


You are sent to Love Chapel Hill with the Heart of Jesus