510 N. Guadalupe St. - P.O. Box 1803 - San Marcos, TX 78666 512.557.8836

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Welcome to The JOHN!
A Ministry of Christ Chapel


The JOHN was dedicated during the worship service on Nov. 15.

The Jumble of Hygenic Necessities (JOHN) is the pantry for items not often available at the food bank or other places where students and university staff in need can go. With the help of congregations in our area, we have gathered all the items one might need behind a bathroom door, including deodorant, toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene products, and soap.

So if you find yourself debating whether to purchase deodorant or dinner, come by The John and get what you need. It's located in Jaime's office.


Recently at Christ Chapel

All Saints' Altar

We will be remembering the saints in our lives on Sunday, Nov. 1. Bring
photos or other mementos to place on our All Saints altar.

St. Francis Day Pet Blessing

Thanksgiving as a Way of Life

Sure, Thanksgiving is a national holiday, an excuse to eat more than necessary and to watch a seemingly endless series of football games. Oh, and it's the starting gun for the Christmas shopping season, as Black Fridayhas now rolled back in time to late Thursday, giving consumers more opportunities to trample each other when the doors of Big Gadgets bust open at 10:00 p.m.That's entertainment that can't be found on just any day of the year. But thanksgiving itself - the giving of thanks - if it is to be truly practiced and not just the name of a day, is surely more than a once-a-year event.

Linguists tell us that the words "think" and "thank" come from the same root. Thoughtfulness and thankfulness are much closer than we might have expected. A thoughtful person, it would appear, can't help but be a thankful person. Likewise, thoughtless people are likely not very thankful.

Think about it . . . how many things do you have to be thankful for? A list of them all would surely be longer than a list of the things we might have to gripe about. As the Psalmist writes, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. . . ." Forget not: in other words, remember. Think about all God has done for you.

A Christian mystic named Meister Eckhardt once said, "If the only prayer you ever learn to say is "thank you," it will be enough." It's a short prayer, easy to remember, and one we can, and if you think about it, should say every day. Because in the end, thanksgiving is more than a holiday; it's a habit of the heart.


Join Us for Worship

Sunday Nights @ 5:30 p.m. & Wednesdays at 5:30
Free Lunch Mondays @ Noon