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Stephen Ministry    

Sunday Services Cancelled Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Covid-19 Virus

As per the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health and the Villages Management, all Chapel services have been cancelled until further notice.

Videos of the sermons  will be published on the web site each Saturday night for use by the congregation on Sunday morning.

Welcome to the Villlages Community Chapel

The Villages Community Chapel is a multi denominational Christian Church serving those who live the Villages Golf and Country Club and the nearby Assisted Living Facilities in San Jose, CA.  Our weekly worship service is held at 10AM Sundays in the Cribari Auditorium in the Villages.

A Word From The Pastor

“Made to Endure”

Author: 
Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, October 16, 2020

     Experiences in life have a way of helping to shape a person’s character. For instance, a person could have had wonderful parents and received about everything imaginable.The challenge of having a life where everything seems to have come easy can contribute to a person becoming filled with pride, entitlement and arrogance.When situations become difficult and not favorable, it has the possibility of creating deep emotional wounds that can cause them to become bitter. I have met people who have become bitter, blaming others and God after the loss of a love or a major failure. A person who is bitter toward God is usually bitter toward others who may be positive toward them. It’s difficult for them to see the silver lining behind the clouds.

     On the other hand, a person who has had a complicated family life may have an opportunity to become better suited at problem solving. The pressures of life can teach lessons of perseverance and faith. During tough times you may learn to withstand the pressures which help to develop your character for future challenges.

     There are stories of many successful people who had to endure difficult circumstances that would have buckled the knees of the most influential person. When you look into their eyes, you may see a humble soul who knows what it’s like to struggle with hardships that set them back and pushed them forward.

     Life is filled with twists, turns, hills, and valleys that can test your soul, stretch your faith and define your character; we are living in such a time. During these days of pandemic, social injustice, rioting, demonstrations, government clashes, global warming, and loss has become emotionally exhausting, to say the least. It’s reassuring to know that through it all there is hope

     Romans 5:3-5 NLT “ We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.”

     Good News! Join us each week at 10 a.m., Pastor Bill will deliver his Sunday Morning Sermon Message on video. You can experience his sermon via our Villages Community Chapel website at Villagescommunitychapel.org.

     May God bless you with good health!