Chapel Themes for 2019-20:
I invite you to join me this year as we explore God’s Word and the power it has for our lives in our yearlong theme: Cover to Cover: Discovering Our Place in God’s Story. The entirety of scripture is a story for us and has the power to change us. May we be marked as a people of His Word, who read His Word, and treasure it every day, just as Deuteronomy 11:18-19 instructs: “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
The Bible is not just a book of morality, but has the power to change and transform. A book we read alone and in community, it is the active and living Word of God. We will meditate on this Truth while we consider the entirety of God’s Word in the coming school year. Each day in Opening and throughout our studies, we seek to lay His words in our hearts and souls. This focus builds on many concepts which will be covered integrally throughout each Form. Our youngest friends in The Shire will learn about the attributes of God and see Him at work in each story they read. Form 1 wonders all year what is “Real and Pretend,” and will be digging for truth to discover what they will find when they look at the Bible from cover to cover. Form 2’s Heroic Quest examines what it means to be a hero in God’s eyes through the redemptive story of Scripture. Form 3 will be busy considering the life and calling of a Disciple as Scripture tells us -- journeying throughout the world learning how to be and make disciples. Just as Watershed learns of Virginia history and what it means to live in this place, we will learn from those who have gone before in Scripture, loving and serving Him in their unique time and place. Finally, discovering our place in God’s story is precisely the kind of journey Form 4 takes this year as they think about what it means to be an individual in the context of a larger community. No matter the age, we will see the good news of the Gospel through all of scripture, knowing it is God’s story for us, with the power to change us!
Join us each week as we dig into every book of the Bible! It’s going to be an amazing journey reading from Cover to Cover!