Friday, February 27, 2015

Join us for Beyond the Mask in NYC... or anywhere in the US

You are invited to see the movie, Beyond the Mask!
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Beyond the Mask is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure that celebrates grace, liberty, and true freedom that can only be found in Christ.
Rich Swingle plays the doctor who nurses a repentant assassin back to health in a village where he is thought to be the new pastor. He must dig into Scripture in order to preach, and runs headlong into Grace.

Adventure. Romance. Patriotism. Faith,
and Family values.

This is the upcoming movie, Beyond the Mask!
Synopsis: The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds has just been double-crossed and now is on the run to the American Colonies.

Working to redeem his name and win back the affections of the woman with whom he's never been fully truthful, Will must gain the trust and help of his beloved Charlotte - and Ben Franklin - as he races against time to defuse a plot of historical proportions.

You can watch the movie trailer and more by visiting the link below.


“A film that will give Hollywood a run for its money!”

- Stephen Kendrick // Producer of Fireproof and Courageous
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Monday, April 6 @ 7:30PM
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Union Square Stadium 14, NYC
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  • There will be no "previews" with material that is inappropriate for families.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Receive All

Joyce preaches on Romans 15:7-13. Pastor Jim Warren opens with a reading from Psalm 9 and shares announcements. He also prays for the Ukraine. Tim B., who led worship, prays for the families of the 20 Egyptian martyrs.



Pastor Joyce mentions our denominational position on women in ministry. Here is that link: Why women pastors?

Join us April 6 for Beyond the Mask.



See more preview videos and order your tickets at RichDrama.com/BeyondTheMask. Reserve now to insure that the film is shown.

This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you've been blessed by the ministry of Westchester Chapel we'd be blessed by any contribution, which could help us continue our work for the Lord.

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WCCC Worship 2/22/15 by RichS on Grooveshark

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Photo of Joyce courtesy of NicolettiPhoto.com.


Now taking applications for the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp and sign-ups for Engage Rio.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Michael Day

With Mike with the van he never let me drive. I believe it's in front of his
parents' home.

Mike with our host in the depths
of Hexham Abbey
before my performance at
Queen's Hall.
I was just shocked to learn that Michael Day​, who managed my tour of A Clear Leading through England 14 years ago, just died of heart failure. He was a physical trainer, and one of the healthiest people I've ever met!

If you're waiting to give your heart to the Lord, don't bet your eternity on later. I now treasure more than ever the long conversations Mike and I had about the Lord on that 16-city tour.

Why not give your life to the Lord now.

Mike in Plymouth, Devon,
with our host at that
performance.
Favorite memories with Mike
His creative excuses for not letting me drive: Mike: "You're not on the insurance." Hundreds of miles roll by. Me: "There's the rental shop!" Mike: "Yeah, but because you're an actor they might assume you'll connect with other actors and make mischief." Me: "You just don't want me to drive." Turns out his father was a lorry driver, and one morning he met a car coming off the slip THE WRONG WAY after traveling at least 14 miles on the wrong side of the expressway!  He was sure that the "wrong way" driver was a foreigner so my chances of driving on that trip were zero.

Mike atop Hadrian's
Wall.
The incident that landed me in Martha Bolton's book Living It Down by Laughing It Up: On the way out of one host's home the lady of the house asked how I was able to pack all of my costumes, props and clothes in one suitcase. Mike said, "That's because he only brought one pair of pants." I proudly smiled at the ingenious packing plan I'd shared with Mike early in the tour, but a few hours up the road I remembered that in England pants are what you wear under your trousers! I was relieved to know that our hosts had spent enough time in the States to know that I didn't do laundry every other day... or worse.

One night we were parking, and I mentioned to Mike and his daughter Rachel (who was with us at the time) that in the States I had never seen anyone park on the sidewalk. "It's a path," Rachel corrected. Me: "What?" Rachel: "It's not a sidewalk, it's a path." Between Mike's family and the many wonderful people I met on that journey I picked up 21 new British phrases on the 21 days of the tour. They were all things I'd never heard before at that time of my life.

Mike was insistent on some cardio work before stretching, so my acting students have Mike to thank for many of the regulars in my warm-up routines.

Though I haven't seen Mike in almost 15 years, thanks to Facebook we reconnected rather recently, and I just sobbed and sobbed when I read the news of his death. It's amazing the impact one soul can have on another. My prayers and condolences cross the Pond to Linda and his girls and all who knew and appreciated him.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Word of God Visualized

Our Pastor, Jim Warren just launched WOHHStudios.com: The Word of God Visualized. His first offering is a pamphlet on The Armor of God. Here's the direct link.


Now taking applications for the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp and sign-ups for Engage Rio.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Old Fashioned

I clapped and cheered so loudly when I saw this trailer. We're heading out now to see it on Times Square...



We just loved it. I've been praying for a film like this for decades. It lays out the principles which helped Joyce and I build a fantastic marriage that has been getting better and better as the years go by.

Seems it's answering a great many prayers! It broke the box office record for per screen: Over $1M in less than 300 theaters!


After it was over we struck up a conversation with two single women sitting behind us. They were concerned because it seemed that the man and the woman in the movie were unequally yoked.

This was a concern of mine as well, and it was the only thing that kept me from bursting out with applause at the end. But my brilliant bride pointed out that he was not in a grace-based relationship with the Lord at the start of the movie. Through the course of the story we see her digging into Scripture, breaking her old patterns, and leading him in a path of truly accepting Christ's forgiveness. Though the movie doesn't make it clear, there is a strong sense in which they will both enter marriage as Believers.

Looking at it another way, I pointed out to the women we met in the theatre, that by following the principles of building a friendship first, the man allowed the woman to fall in love with the One who made the man so special.

We ended up praying with those young women right there in the Times Square theater,  quite loudly once the ads for the next showing began. We prayed they would find men who respected them the way the man in the film respected the woman.

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material.

Christians might want to know:
* A dreamcatcher is displayed
* Characters are shown drinking alcohol and in various states of sobriety
* A woman dances suggestively and starts to strip (but doesn't get very far)
* A video series is mentioned several times, and it is suggested that in the videos college women strip. Clips from one of the videos are shown and heard, but there is no nudity.
* Past sexual lives are discussed clinically

Now taking applications for the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp and sign-ups for Engage Rio.

Do You Believe?

Joyce saw a screening of the next film by the producers of God's Not Dead: Do You Believe? She shared her thoughts during this morning's service at our church, Westchester Chapel:





Now taking applications for the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Walking in the Armor

Pastor Joyce Swingle finishes the Armor Series with one last look at Ephesians 6:10-20. Bill H. opens by reading parts of Psalm 146. Story and close by Liz H. Prayer and announcements by Pastor Randy Solomon.



This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

Here's the video series we created the last time we studied the Armor of God...



The last men's group for the study of the Book of Daniel will be this coming Saturday at Dave L's.
During Bible study, Pastory Randy Solomon shared about a boy who had come back to life after being dead for 45 minutes when his mother prayed that the Holy Spirit would save her son. Here's a link to that article: Doctor says mother's prayer restarted dead boy's heart.

If you've been blessed by the ministry of Westchester Chapel we'd be blessed by any contribution, which could help us continue our work for the Lord.


 
Other Options

WCCC Worship 2/8/15 by RichS on Grooveshark
Grooveshark is a third party source. If you listen on their website you will encounter advertisements, none of which are vetted or endorsed by Westchester Chapel. We encourage you to click Settings, then Preferences, then check the box for "Only show me family-friendly themes." If there are still ads that you find offensive we encourage you to click the "Report Ad" link below the ad.

 Photo courtesy of NicolettiPhoto.com.

Now taking applications for the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp and sign-ups for Engage Rio.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Lighting the rocket fuel!

Here are a couple of tweets that describe the fun we had with last night's Graceworks workshop in Paramus, NJ...