This is where you can find ALL that is happening in the near future at T.A.C. Our monthly calendar can be seen by clicking HERE.
WHAT’S HAPPENING in SEPTEMBER at T.A.C.
3rd – NO Saturday Night Service – SNS will return after Thanksgiving in November
4th – Sunday Service 9am – Pastor Michael sharing – Special Outdoor Service – Click HERE for more info. “TIME TO BLOOM”
5th – Labor Day – Church and Coffee House are closed due to the holiday.
6th – Men’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 11am [lunch afterwards]
6th – Young Adults Bible Study in basement of the church at 6pm with Pastor Skye
7th – Women’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 10am
11th – Sunday Service – 9am – Pastor Michael gets back to our verse-by-verse study in Genesis (chapter 21).
11th – – Mountain Top Service Begins at top of Lift 7 at Noon (only a 15 minute service outside – led by Pastor Isam, worship led by Pastor Skye)
13th – Men’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 11am [lunch afterwards]
13th – Family Fellowship/Food Night – 6-7:30pm in basement of the church – click HERE for more information
14th – Women’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 10am
18th – Sunday Service – 9am
18th – – Mountain Top Service Begins at top of Lift 7 at Noon (only a 15 minute service outside – led by Pastor Isam, worship led by Pastor Skye)
20th – Men’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 11am [lunch afterwards]
20th – Young Adults Bible Study in basement of the church at 6pm with Pastor Skye
21st – Women’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 10am
25th – Sunday Service – 9am
25th – – Mountain Top Service Begins at top of Lift 7 at Noon (only a 15 minute service outside – led by Pastor Isam, worship led by Pastor Skye) THIS IS OUR LAST MOUNTAIN TOP SERVICE until the ski season
25th – Special Church Business Meeting at 10:15am – property next door will be available to walk thru
27th – Men’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 11am [lunch afterwards]
27th-29th – Pastors are all away at a pastor’s retreat. The Well Coffee House will be closed 28th & 30th.
28th – Women’s Bible Study in basement of the church at 10am
Our NORMAL SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Saturdays – During the ON-SEASON we have service at 6pm and lasts one hour. This Saturday 6pm service is identical to the Sunday 9am service, but will have no children’s ministry. If you have children, the Sunday service is a better option.
Sundays – Service is at 9am and lasts one hour. This 9am service will have children’s ministry available and can be found online LIVE on our FaceBook page as well as on this website later in the day.
Sundays – During the ON-SEASONS – Mountain Top Service is at 12pm sharp and meets at the top of Lift 7 during the winter and Summer only.
Tuesdays – Men’s Bible Study at 11am in basement of the church.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays – Young Adults Bible Study/Gathering downstairs in the Coffee Shop or, occasionally, at Pastor Skye’s home. 6pm. For directions or more information click HERE.
2nd Tuesdays – ALL CHURCH FELLOWSHIP/FOOD in the basement of the church at 6pm – click HERE for more information
4th Tuesdays – ALL CHURCH SELAH NIGHT – click HERE for more information
Wednesdays – Women’s Bible Study at 10am in foyer of the church (please see this week’s calendar to see if this meeting is still happening. Just click HERE.)
Thursdays – The church is closed. All staff have this day off. Sorry for any inconvenience.
QUICK NOTE ON RETURNING TO IN-PERSON GATHERING:
Now it is time to return to in-person gathered worship. Though this statement is admittedly not theologically precise, it is time to “return to church.” Why is it important to get back in the habit of regular and faithful attendance? Why should those connected to The Alpine Chapel make a new commitment to attend as regularly as possible? Here are four reasons.
The Bible mandates we gather for worship. The writer of Hebrews is straight to the point: “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:25, NLT). Gathering for worship is not an optional activity. It is not an occasional activity. It is an ongoing and regular commitment.
The Bible emphasizes the importance of the local church. Think about it. After the four gospels, almost all of the New Testament is about the local church or directed to the local church. Throughout the New Testament, different local congregations met together and worshipped together. It is simply what believers do.
When we gather together, we encourage each other. Many of us have become introverts since March of 2019. We’ve adjusted too well to streaming services and Zoom Bible studies. But isn’t it true that we have not gotten or given the same level of encouragement as those times when we were physically present with each other? Look at Hebrews 10:25 again. The act of gathering is an act of encouragement.
We grow spiritually when we commit to faithful attendance. We grow as a believer in Christ when we have a committed prayer life. We grow when we are committed to read Scripture daily. We grow when we share our faith regularly. We grow when we serve in ministry. And we grow when we commit to attend worship services faithfully. That attendance is a spiritual discipline. It is a vital and necessary act toward greater spiritual maturity.
The pandemic and quarantine have been transformational moments for our world and our church. We now have the incredible opportunity to hit the reset button in our own lives. For many Christians, committed church attendance was waning before the pandemic. God has reminded us, perhaps even given us a major wake-up call, how really important the gathered church is. Get ready to return to the gathered church in Telluride. But do so this time with a new enthusiasm and faithful commitment every week. It’s a habit we cannot and should not neglect.
For those interested, I am posting the official statement released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) who have released an amended public health order modifying the COVID-19 Dial Framework.:
“Worship and ceremonies such as weddings and funerals are classified as essential. This means that they must do their best to follow public health recommendations but may exceed recommended capacity caps if they cannot conduct their essential activity within those restrictions.”
You are free to wear a mask if you would like during our services. We will also ask that everyone practice social distancing the best they can in our small building. Hand sanitizer is located near each door.
We are so excited to see you Sunday! May Jesus continue to shine on you and through you!
As our world grapples with how to handle the evolving coronavirus pandemic, we know that your heart is being bombarded with many different messages. Our prayer is that you feel supported and strengthened in this time by your church family.
If at any point over the next few weeks you are in need of assistance pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Alpine Chapel is here to help! Whether it is going to the store on your behalf, picking up a prescription, or connecting in prayer, we’d like to know.
Please send an email to: pastor@TheAlpineChapel.com and provide us with information on how T.A.C. can help you. Your request will be reviewed immediately and we will contact you with more information.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Pray for us, your church family. We need wisdom on how we can continue to reach the lost, disciple people, and be a light to our community.
Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience and prudence. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid contact with the sick. Stay home from public functions if you’re sick. Enjoy our online service, either on our Facebook page or on this website.
Below you will find an EXCELLENT article that I highly recommend concerning the subject: “Where is God when pandemics strike? A Biblical and practical response” by James C. Denison, PhD CVO. WE pray it ministers to you.