Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Gift of Sight

Pastor Joyce Swingle preached on John 9. Opening and guitar by Bill H. Reflection by Liz H. Sermon in a Sack by Pastor Randy Solomon. Introduction to "Happy Birthday to Jesus" by Eva P.


Arrangement by Liz H.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

Pastor Jim Warren preached from his own home for our Christmas Eve service. Opening prayer by Pastor Joyce Swingle. Luke 2:1-20 read by Rich Swingle.

The Warrens created this picture of celebration to give perspective on the amazing celebration of Jesus' birth, complete with a host of angels singing.



The sermon follows...

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pictures of Holy Living: Joseph

Pastor Randy Solomon preached on Joseph, Jesus' earthly father (Matthew 1:18-2:23). Pastor Randy linked Joseph's faith to that of his namesake, the Joseph who saved his people by properly interpreting heavenly visions (Genesis 37).

Due to a computer crash the recording was lost, but our Christmas carols playlist has been updated with this morning's order...

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pictures of Holy Living: John the Baptist

Pastor Linda Warren finishes a triptych on John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-22), which began with sermons on his parents. You can hear those sermons by clicking Zechariah and Elizabeth. Prayer by Sandy R. Closing and prayer by Pastor Joyce Swingle.



The Treasure Seekers were visited by
a Wise Man.
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We were blessed by a ladies' chorus


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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pictures of Holy Living: Elizabeth

Rich Swingle preaches on Luke 1, focusing on Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. You can hear his wife, Pastor Joyce Swingle, preaching on John's father, Zechariah, here.



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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pictures of Holy Living: Zechariah

Pastor Joyce Swingle preached on Luke 1:5-25.



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We were introduced to "God in Flesh and Blood" this morning. It isn't in Grooveshark yet, so I couldn't put it in our worship lineup above. Instead I'm sharing it via the artist's YouTube channel:
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve

Tonight's service was in Bible study format, so we didn't record it, but we had a wonderful time of worship and celebration of the ways the Lord has been faithful to us, led by Adrienne and John C. We studied Luke 17:11-19. Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one, a Samaritan--despised by most--turned back to thank Him. Adrienne and John even added a bit of choreography to illustrate our need to turn back to the One who is faithful.

Let's not neglect to turn back to the Lord with grateful hearts for all that He's done for us.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

St. Patrick visits Westchester Chapel



Roger Nelson shared his one-man play The Confession of St. Patrick. You can see excerpts of the play below. Rich Swingle introduced Roger, and shared how he influenced not only Rich's career but also the international reach of Westchester Chapel, including the seven person team we're sending to Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics. Pastor Jim Warren opened and closed the service. Guitar background by Bill H.




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Roger's products can be ordered at A1ManPlay.com.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Celebrate Thanksgiving with St. Patrick!

Join us Sunday for Roger Nelson's Confession of St. Patrick, November 24, 11am. Roger was a great inspiration to Rich Swingle, husband of Pastor Joyce Swingle. Rich has also made a career of one-man plays. They teamed for an Off-Broadway run in 2006. Roger performed The Man from Aldersgate, about John Wesley. Wesley founded the Methodist Church, which produced our denomination, The Church of the Nazarene. The symbol of the Methodist Church is the flame of the Holy Spirit. During that Off-Broadway run Rich performed Beyond the Chariots, which tells the rest of the Chariots of Fire story. Together Rich and Roger brought Fire Off-Broadway.

Watch St. Patrick leap to life as he addresses you in 450 AD. Patrick has called for this gathering as an occasion to celebrate God's faithfulness to him and his work in Ireland. What better way to prepare for Thanksgiving!

Prayer for Operation Christmas Child



After creating homemade Christmas ornaments Pastor Jim Warren and members of Westchester Chapel pray over the Operation Christmas Child boxes they filled.



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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Isaiah

Pastor Joyce Swingle preaches on Isaiah 6. Opening prayer by Pastor Linda Warren.



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Monday, November 4, 2013

Samuel

Pastor Randy Solomon preaches on 1 Samuel 8:1-9 and chapter 12. Prayer by Sandy R. and Pastor Linda Warren. Report on film about John Paton by Rich Swingle.



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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pictures of Holy Living

Pastor Joyce Swingle introduced our new sermon series, Pictures of Holy Living. Pastor Linda Warren welcomed and prayed over Rich Swingle, who will leave one week from today for Vanuatu to portray John Paton in a film about him: www.RichDrama.com/Paton. Rachel Hetrick led worship, shared and prayed.



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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Know the Lord

Pastor Randy Solomon preached on Matthew 7:21-23. The service opens with a spoken word poem by Tida Wright, who also led worship with Damaris Rivera. Pastor Joyce Swingle and Eva P. led a celebration of our children and children's workers. John and Adrienne C. announced that the Operation Christmas Child boxes are ready to be filled! Scroll down for more information.



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We're gathering gifts for children around the world through Operation Christmas Child again this year. Boxes will be available at church until we collect them on November 17.

Pastor Joyce Swingle told about how she felt led to share with the check-out clerk why she was making her purchases, and the clerk told how her daughter received an Operation Christmas Child box after their family was effected by Superstorm Sandy. The woman said she didn't realize it was individuals that packed the boxes.

Bless someone where there is a need somewhere in the world close to home or on the other side of the world.

Click here for more information and to register your box online so you can see where in the world a child receives your box.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Living as a Foolish or a Wise One?

Pastor Joyce Swingle preaches on Matthew 7:24-29. Opening prayer by Bill H. and communion by Pastor Linda Warren.



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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Recognize False Prophets

Pastor Joyce Swingle preached on Matthew 7:15-20. Opening prayer by Bill H.



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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Narrow or Wide Way

Pastor Linda Warren preached on Matthew 7:13-14. Madelyn Badillo opened and shared her testimony of being called to Brazil. Musical accompaniment by Piero Gorriti. Rich Swingle performed excerpts from Robert Frost's "Mountain Interval".



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Rich Swingle will be performing an excerpt from Beyond the Chariots at Broadway Blessing. Two Tony Award nominees will also be presenting. That will be Monday at 7pm at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St, Manhattan. 

Then on Saturday from noon to 5pm I'll be performing in Foley Square, 111 Worth St, in Manhattan. There will be face painting for children and free cotton candy as long as it lasts. Pray for many to hear the World of God through the speakers and performers.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Living the Life: Choices series review

Rich Swingle led a special service, which included a review of our Living the Life: Choices sermon series. What you'll hear was preceded by small groups reviewing and reporting on their favorite passages from "The Sermon on the Mount", the text we've been covering in the series so far: Matthew 5:3-7:12.



Here's the full quote by Randall Flinn, artistic director of Ad Deum Dance Company:
I learned today that in order to live a transformational life that I first must learn to live a sacramental life. So what is sacramental living? It is living in the remembrance and to the honor of a greater Sacrifice, broken, shed and given for me. It is for me to receive from that Living Communion and also to give from its same mystery. This majestic Grace which incarnates itself, even in a vessel of flesh, bids me to sup, to be filled, and to pour out. What sweet communion indeed! (On his Facebook Timeline)
And here's the study that shows Christianity in China will double in 6.6 years: The Top 20 Countries Where Christianity is Growing the Fastest.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Golden Rule: Give/Forgive/Receive

Pastor Randy Solomon preached on Matthew 7:12. The sermon was not recorded, but Pastor Randy has shared his notes: Click here to view or download.

Filming Return to the Hiding Place.
In the sermon, Pastor Randy mentions the book The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. You can also see the films The Hiding Place, in which Corrie is played by MasterWorks Festival MasterClass instructor Jeannette Clift George and Return to the Hiding Place, an upcoming film Rich and Pastor Joyce Swingle saw at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. The new film focuses on the work Corrie and her teenage friends were doing before they were thrown into the death camp. The film won "Best Feature Film" and the "Audience Choice Award" at the festival. The film is being shown at other festivals, and producers are in talks with distributors.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Choices in Worship Songs


Our Choices sermon series is coming to a close, and we'll have a special service on September 1 to reflect on the series as a community. Rich Swingle will lead us in some creative reflection, so come ready to have fun. To get you started, we're encouraging you to choose songs for our worship lineup for that morning. You can go back through previous services at www.WestchesterChapel.org/Media and review the scriptures and many of the sermons. You can even listen to the worship lineups of those services to get ideas. Let Pastor Joyce know your choice/s or put them in a post below. We'll use as many of them as time allows.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Eye on the Kingdom or Double Vision

Pastor Linda Warren preaches on Matthew 6:19-24. Bill H. opens, and Pastor Linda prays over Pastor Joyce and Rich Swingle.



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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Treasure in Heaven or Treasure on Earth

Pastor Jim Warren preached on Matthew 6:19-24. Rich Swingle brought the MasterWorks theatre department to the service after they closed Twelve Angry Jurors in an Off-Broadway theatre: MasterWorksFestival.org/NYC. They all sang in the service, led by Robyn Haley. Josh Knox performed excerpts from Freud's Last Session with Rich. The piece shows an imaginary conversation between CS Lewis and Sigmund Freud. After their performance (not included in the recording due to copyright restrictions) Rich talks about how he and Josh performed it the night before for one of Rich's grad school professors who had CS Lewis as his advisor at Oxford. He met with Lewis for an hour every week.



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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jesus Loves

Pastor Joyce Swingle led the lunch devotional today at The MasterWorks Festival, teaching on Mark 9:33-37 and Mark 10:13-16. Intro by the Festival's Artistic Director, Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh.



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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Praying to be Heard or Praying to be Seen

Pastor Randy Solomon preached on Matthew 6:5-6.



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Choose to Change

Pastor Joyce Swingle opened the MasterWorks Festival speaking on Psalm 62:5-8 (read by Rich Swingle) and Matthew 3:1-12 (read by Barbara Kavanaugh). Opening and prayer by Festival Artistic Director Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh. Testimony, song and prayer by Arturo Osorio. Violin solo by Gert Kumi: Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach.



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Unrecorded because of timing and/or copyright restraints: Daniel Paul Horn and Lori Rhoden.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Today's Worship

Though today's service wasn't recorded, we put together the worship set...

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Questions answered after Indescribable


After we showed Indescribable at Westchester Chapel Rich Swingle, who plays Fredrick Lehman in the film, fielded questions about the production. You can hear his answers here:



Prayer by Pastor Jim Warren.

Here are links to some of the things that he mentioned:

Trailers: 
Treasure Seekers
For the Glory
Compassion
Grace to the Nations

MasterWorks Festival
Our performances in an Off-Broadway theatre: MasterWorksFestivalTheatre.org/NYC

IndescribableTheMovie.com
Like our Facebook page
and our page on IMDb.com

Cast we mentioned
Rebekah Cook (played one of our daughters and was the way I found out about the film)
The Fantastic Four:
  Blynn
  Fern
  Susannah
  Donald
Walter
Stacie Graber (Director)
Joseph Graber (Producer)
  The Grabers made the film shortly after getting married!
Bessie, Stacie's first film

NotTodayTheMovie.com (The film playing on Times Square right now that exposes sexual slavery in India)

Ted Baer's MovieGuide.org
Ted Baer's TheCultureWatch.com

I (Rich) mentioned that PG films always do better at the box office than R-rated films. Here are the statistics for 2009, the most recent that I could find in a quick search. It's courtesy of Camelot Entertainment Group:
There were 558 feature films released in 2009, down from 633 in 2008. 28%, or 158, of those were released by the major studios. 400, or 72%, were released by independent distributors. Of the top 25 films in 2009, 1 movie earned more than $400,000,000 at the U.S./Canadian box office in 2009; 1 movie earned more than $300,000,000; 5 earned between $200,000,000 and $300,000,000, and 18 earned between $100,000,000 and $199,000,000. PG-13 films continue to dominate the top 25, with 13 films in the top 25. 9 films were rated PG and 3 films were rated R. Overall, approximately 50% of all movies released theatrically were rated PG-13. 30% were rated PG, 15% were rated R and 5% were rated G.
While I was doing that research I happened upon a fascinating article by Ted Baer backing up a lecture we heard at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and a talk from one of last year's MasterWorks guest artists, Philip TelferWho Stole Our Culture? It outlines how the wrenching of our society from it's Christian moorings is actually a well-documented "long march" toward Marxism.

Someone asked how they could give toward the distribution of Christian films. If you'd like to give toward the film that I mentioned (live only). You can give here: RichDrama.com/Donate. We're looking into whether or not you can receive a tax deduction, so check back here (RichDrama.com/FilmProject) to see if that is possible.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Loving or Hating Your Enemies

Pastor Joyce Swingle continues the Choices Series on the Sermon on the Mount, illuminating Matthew 5:43-48. Pastor Randy Solomon opens with prayer. Pastor Linda Warren prays over Rich and Pastor Joyce Swingle as they prepare to serve at the MasterWorks Festival as director of the theatre program and pastoral care/counseling respectively. Musical interludes by Samhill Road


For information on the MasterWorks Festival Theatre performances visit MasterWorksFestival.org/NYC. The event on July 10 will include comedy improv by the MasterWorks MasterWits, Jeannie Ortega, singing and telling her testimony about performing with Rihanna before finding the Lord, and Broadway performer Stephen Trafton sharing his one-man play on the book of Philippians.

When Joyce and I (Rich) were in Hong Kong we met James Hudson Taylor III, the great-grandson of Hudson Taylor, who made great inroads into sharing the Good News in China. Jamie, as everyone called him, told us about a ceremony the Chinese held at the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of the internment camp in Weihsien, where he and Eric Liddell were imprisoned during World War II. Jamie told us how "Uncle Eric" challenged the students to consider Matthew 5:43-48, the passage in today's sermon: If Jesus says we should love our enemies, shouldn't we love the Japanese? Most of the students were shocked that he would suggest that they love their captors, but a young man named Stephen Metcalf began to pray for the Japanese. In Olympic Hero in China, a documentary I helped create about Eric Liddell, Stephen says about his prayers, "I found that it didn't change the Japanese, but it did change me." He went on to be a missionary to Japan for 40 years. He was asked to speak at the 60th Anniversary ceremony, but his speech had to be cleared by Chinese officials. You can read that speech here.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Retaliation or Love

Pastor Joyce Swingle preached on Matthew 5:43-48. Though not recorded, she was followed by John Forbes, a talented performing artist who has worked on Broadway, produced and performed Off-Broadway and around the world. He invites you to connect with him through Facebook. Also not recorded, Rich Swingle performed his one-man one-act play "The Fall", based on part of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.



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Join us this coming Saturday for Indescribable, the award winning film about the love of God: www.WestchesterChapel.org/Indescribable.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Divided or Faithful

Pastor Joyce Swingle preaches on Matthew 5:31-32, continuing our Choices Series from The Sermon on the Mount.  Comments by Bill and Liz H. Testimony about The Revelation by Vincent N. Pastoral prayer and announcements by Pastor Linda Warren.



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The Mothers Day song that we sang today, "The Sweetest Gift", is included in the lineup below.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Take Up Your Cross

Our guest preacher today works in a region which is closed to the Gospel, so for the safety of all involved in that work we didn't record the message. It was based on Matthew 16:13-28, dramatized by Rich Swingle during the service. That performance is mixed with his performance at Ceasarea Philippi in the following video:



Here are a few approved notes from the sermon:
The stories of people taking up their cross to follow Jesus was so inspiring! The speaker said that in the West these verses about death to self can be drowned out by the sound of the steam creating out lattes or the contractors renovating our kitchens or the growl of our sports cars or SUVs or the ones we wish we had. The people mentioned in the sermon have given up everything to follow Jesus. Though they have nothing in their society they have everything in the Lord. If Jesus were here right now, which He is, would there be something in your life He might point to and ask you to give it up so you could follow Him more closely? 
Here's our worship lineup:
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Living in Sin or Living The Life

Pastor Joyce Swingle preached on Matthew 5:27-30.  Opening and commentary on the Ten Commandments by Bill H. Communion by Pastor Randy Solomon. Prayer and announcements by Pastor Randy and Pastor Linda Warren.



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