About Our ChurchWelcome to Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church's website. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), one of two such congregations in Midland, Michigan.
Who We Are
One of the greatest needs of people today is the need for a sense of belonging. Our lives are so fractured and disjointed with schedules running at light speed, children who are into just about everything, families flung out to the farthest reaches of the globe, jobs that call upon us to wear many different hats, concerns and cares that weigh down our spirits and our souls.
Where do we get rest for our souls? Where do we find some breathing space in the frenetic pace of our daily lives? Where do we gain a footing and a grounding so that we can stand and feel secure even while other things seem to be spinning out of control? Where do we find the reassurance that there is something of permanence, something lasting, something we can count on?
Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church believes that the answer to these and other questions about our need for a sense of purpose and meaning and our need for community can be found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and in the midst of God’s people as they gather for worship and service, for support and encouragement, day by day and week by week.
There is a reason why God says in Genesis “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him as his partner.” (Gen. 2:18) It seems God was into “fitness” long before we joined any club or started any diet! God is into equality and relationships of mutual trust and love. Such relationships may be found in many areas of our lives. Here at Chapel Lane we believe that these kinds of relationships can be found in a church family. We hope and pray that the desire to build such relationships with God and with one another lies at the heart of all we say and do.
Jesus said, “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matt. 18:20) The immediate context had to do with decision-making in the church, but the larger context is also an echo of Genesis and the reminder to us that it is not good to be alone, that God is with us. We need one another. Together we grow in our understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. We gain a more mature awareness of what it means to be a good steward of our lives and life all around us. We learn that life does have purpose and meaning and that God sent Jesus the Christ to show us how to be fully alive and alert to God’s presence in the world and to free us from the anxiety that all too easily takes over our hearts and minds.
April 30, 2017
Chapel Lane: #989-631-2081
5501 Jefferson Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
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Please note that the Afternoon Circle meets on the third Monday of each month, in the church library, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Evening Circle meets at 7:00 p.m. at a member's home on the first Monday of each month. Consult the Worship Bulletin or call the Church Office for details.
Find out about the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the history of this wonderful organization on our About the Presbyterian Church page.