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Chestnut Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday October 15, 2023 

“Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”

Matthew 16:16-18 NIV

Prayer – 8:45 am –All are invited to a time of prayer located in the room past the bulletin board.

Worship – 9:30 am 

Sermon Mathew 16:13-23 – Daniel C 


Prayer List:  

  • Leroy Fisher (Sam and Will’s father) who has a long road ahead in his battle with cancer. Let’s pray for peace and strength during all the treatments.
  • Lena Petersheim broke a bone in her arm. She is doing well, but let’s pray for a speedy recovery.
  • Dave Nissley: Pray for him as he pursues a calling to lead in the political realm.
  • Christian Lantz has returned to Oxford England to continue his studies. Pray that he can thrive in his studies and feel connected to the community.
  • Chris and Ashton Beiler: for their wedding this Sunday October 15th.
  •  Bill Cochrane and his family as they grieve the loss of his brother-in-law Charles.

Sunday school 

Lesson 173

 Important Dates and Information:


  • Sharpen Men’s ministry. Our first event is Wednesday October 25th, at 630 pm. We will try to keep the 4th Wednesday of the month our main day and a more consistent time. This month we will meet for a campfire and cookout at the Nissley woods.
  • Abide Women’s group will be at Dan and Linda Stoltzfus’ house on Wednesday evening, October 18, at 6:45.
  • Through the Word Bible Study on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Checkout our new website at There’s a giving option on the site. It will take you to a link, and you can even set up recurring gifts.

  • GOD Speaks Makhua Challenge – Donations can be made via . If you’re willing, you can write your personal(anonymous) commitment towards the God speaks Makhua. Challenge on a card and drop it into the Prayer and Praise box next to the piano. 
  • Memory verse challenge for kids ages 10-18.  The memory challenge includes memorizing Genesis chapters 1-3, and Romans 1:14-23, 3:18-28 completed by January 31, 2024 and will receive $100.  If you are interested in participating in this, please contact Elmer Lapp. 

Daniel Crandall Pastor: 

Dan Stoltzfus Pastor:  

Wayne Petersheim Elder: 

Heinrich Botes Elder:

Elder team email:

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