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Chestnut Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday August 27, 2023 

“Nicodemus (who had previously come to him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about seventy-five pounds of myrrh and aloes.”

John 19:39 CSB

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

Coffee and Peach Pastries (by Lil Nissley) -9:15 am

Worship – 9:30 am 

Children’s devotional- Levi and Sarah Glick

Sermon – John 19:38-42  Dan Stoltzfus 

Prayer List:  

  • Josiah Nissley- We praise God that Josiah had a great trip to Europe. He will share more details with us next Sunday morning September 3rd.
  • The God speaks Makhuwa Cycle Tour. 

Sunday school will start again on September 10th.

Checkout our new website at

( it’s not 100% finished, but it’s looking great!)

There’s a giving option on the site. It will take you to a tithly link, and you can even set up recurring gifts.

 Important Dates and Information:


  • The God speaks Makhuwa Cycle Tour: Eman and his 4 brothers (with Heinrich in the support vehicle) takes on the 600 mile Skyline Drive plus Blue Ridge Parkway from Friday, August 25 to September 3 to raise funds for the Makhuwa Bible Translation. You can sponsor them and follow their progress on Instagram.
  • The GOD Speaks Makhua Challenge -The Chestnut Team that went to Mozambique gave a report of their visit and the celebrations at the Muapula Mission. The need for funding to complete the next important phase to train Makhua pastors and elders is apparent and we decided to do everything in our ability to help the missionaries to finish their task without having to fret about fundraising. 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. 

You can watch a recording of our team’s feedback here:

  • Sharpen men’s ministry gatherings will begin on Wednesday September 27th.
  • Abide will resume on September 13, 6:45pm, located at Marcy’s house.
  • “Through the Word” study is canceled on August 31st but will resume on September 7th at 6:30pm. Recordings of the study in Acts are available on the new Chestnut Church website. 
  • 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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