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Protestant Chapel Community

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Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  All glory to him, both now and forever.  Amen. 

(2 Peter 3:18, NLT)

MISSION:  We grow in our knowledge of Jesus by educated discipleship, edifying worship and dependent prayer.

To achieve this mission, we…

  • Provide worship services of the highest quality and caliber
  • Preach according to the scriptures
  • Maintain a Sunday School focused on teachings of the Bible
  • Facilitate Bible studies
  • Support praiseworthy music programs
  • Encourage daily prayer and scripture readings
  • Organize functions that strengthen fellowship

Volunteer Ministries

  • Chapel Chorale - rehearses Tuesday evenings (6pm/1800) and participates in the weekly 1100 Worship Service.  Coordinator: Director of chapel choirs and chapel organist:  Monte Maxwell,
  • Children’s Church – provides a ministry for 3 year olds through 3rd graders during the 1100 Worship Service. Coordinator:  Charlene Carr,
  • Communion Servers – prepare and serve holy communion at the 1100 Worship Service. Coordinator: Richard Whitney,
  • Prayer Teams – pray for individuals who share their concerns via the dedicated prayer phone line, 410-293-1109 or through written requests placed in the  prayer box at the 0815 service in Saint Andrews Chapel or the entrance of the Main Chapel at the 1100 service.  Coordinator: Pat Lenham,
  • Scripture Lesson Readers – include chapel community and Midshipmen who read during the 1100 worship service.  Coordinator:  Andrew Combe,
  • Sunday School – offers Bible study classes for preschool through adults including Midshipmen.  Coordinator:  Charlene Carr, Director of Christian Education,

Again He said, “Peace be with you.  As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” 

(John 20:21, NLT)

MISSION:  We enable each worshiper to serve, in Christ’s Name, those on the Yard, in our community and beyond.

To achieve this mission, we…

  • Identify and communicate opportunities for ministry
  • Maintain and make known a variety of well-trained “outreach teams” that focus on the spiritual development of others
  • Establish and preserve assemblies within the chapel community committed to training and development for prayerful service
  • Give generously to Christian causes though the religious offering fund

Volunteer Ministries

  • Chapel Tour Guides – welcome visitors by providing a 15 minute seated tour of the Chapel following the 1100 worship service.  Coordinator:  VADM Ted Parker, USN (Retired),
  • Fisherman’s Table Fellowship – consists of the chapel community including Midshipmen who come together and fellowship over a potluck meal.  Coordinator:  Ellen Leahy Talbott,
  • Lay Eucharistic Teams – provide an extension of ministry to the sick and homebound following the 0815 worship service. Interested persons contact Ann-Marie Koger,
  • Military Mothers of Preschoolers (USNA Chapel Sponsored) – includes time for military moms to develop relationships through speakers, discussion groups, creative activities and fellowship over a shared meal. Contact Charlene Carr,
  • Outreach Teams – support ministries to our troops and families locally and abroad.  Coordinators: Pat Lenham,; Trish Wynkoop,
  • Video Recording Team – supports the recording of every 1100 Sunday Worship Service. Coordinator:  VADM Ted Parker, USN (Retired),
  • Visitation Teams – provide ministry to people in the community who have specific needs and are visited by the team.  Coordinator:  Billie Chappelear,

In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. 

(Matthew 5:16, NLT)

MISSION:  We make the invisible God visible on the Yard, locally within our relational networks and to the ends of the earth!

To achieve this mission, we…

  • Create a welcoming worship experience
  • Train congregants to invite others to worship and to welcome guests in worship
  • Equip congregants to share the gospel appropriately in an institutional military and civilian setting, wherever we go!
  • Support local, national and global mission and evangelism projects.

Volunteer Ministries

  • Brigade Away Ushers – assume acolyte, usher and offertory duties when the Brigade of Midshipmen are away from the Academy.  Brigade Away Usher assignments are made in advance with a watch list promulgated for each academic semester.  Coordinator: John Craighill, USN (Retired),
  • Chapel Guild – performs essential functions in direct support of the chaplains and worship services by enhancing the beauty of the Main Chapel and Saint Andrews Chapel.  Coordinator:  Kathy Roahen,
  • Information Center Team – provides a ministry of hospitality to Midshipmen, visitors, and congregants with updates on information about the Chapel, Protestant Worship Services, ministry activities  before and after 1100 Worship.  Coordinator: Marla Viekman,
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