Sell Chapel

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Sell Chapel

Welcome!

Welcome to the Congregation of Sell Chapel, a non-denominational church located at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.

Wishing to provide an appropriate place of worship at the Masonic Village, and at the same time honor the memory of her late husband, Mrs. Kate E. Sell, widow of John S. Sell, donated the funds for the chapel. Her vision became reality with the service of dedication on June 30, 1927.

The first worship service conducted in the new chapel took place on Sunday, July 3, 1927. The beauty and grandeur of the chapel is surpassed only by the comfort and spiritual well-being that is perpetuated through the various religious services offered.

Through the years, though regular religious services were conducted in the chapel, a formal congregation was not established until January 11, 2004, when the first members of the Congregation of Sell Chapel were received. The membership continues to grow, and we invite you to join us. If you choose to maintain your current church membership, you are always welcome to worship with us.

Services

Every Sunday
8:15 a.m. & 10 a.m.

  • Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of each month
  • Special services conducted during Lent, Holy Week, Advent and Christmas, including ‘Hanging of the Greens’
  • Outreach offering taken on the third Sunday of each month

Additional Service
Roosevelt Assembly Room located in the Masonic Health Care Center
Every Sunday, 2 p.m.

Sell Chapel services are broadcast on Masonic Village cable channels.

Outreach Ministry

Hymnals

One of the commitments of the Masonic fraternity is to lend a helping hand to individuals in need. This is a responsibility we take seriously at Sell Chapel. Your Outreach Committee has identified three areas of opportunity where each of us can help: through donating to individual response requests and Employee Assistance Fund, community-wide programs and annual special funds.

Your gifts – from the dollars in the offering plates to the checks in the mail – make it possible for Sell Chapel to respond to needs on the Masonic Village campus, in our surrounding community and throughout the world. We appreciate your interest in aiding us in our mission to reach out to those in need.

Areas of Opportunity

The Outreach Committee of the Sell Chapel has chosen to support certain ministries on an annual basis through regular donations.

  • The Children’s Playroom of Lancaster – Offers teenage parents of young children training, care and essential support so that they can become effective parents.
  • CROP Walk – A yearly activity and fundraiser sponsored by Church World Services. Part of the funds raised go directly to people living in this area.
  • Jewel David Ministries – Offers hope and healing to traumatized women and their families through affordable Christian counseling.
  • Hope Within – Community health center that provides free primary health care services for the finacially needy.
  • Communities That Care – Community change process for reducing youth violence, alcohol and tobacco use and delinquency.
  • Emergency Fund – Readily available money can help solve serious problems as they occur.
These programs directly benefit the community of Elizabethtown homeless and surrounding communities.
Here on campus, there is often a need for help when a crisis arises or a devastating health problem overcomes the family of a resident or employee. Such needs also exist in the surrounding Elizabethtown community and the greater Lancaster County area.

We learn of special cases where aid is needed by watching or reading the news and through direct requests for help. Our ministerial staff is constantly aware of these special requests, and it is important that we respond as quickly as possible.

Annual Special Funds

    • Make a donation to any outreach program
    • Donate money at any time using our designated envelopes
    • Add a notation to membership envelopes for the “Outreach” program
    • Make a designated donation to the chapel offering boxes
Make a donation to one of our special programs, including:

  • The Children’s Playroom of Lancaster
  • CROP Walk
  • Jewel David Ministries
  • Hope Within
  • Communities That Care
  • Employee Assistance Fund

Sunday Sermons

The sermons published here are not necessarily the most recent Sunday’s messages, but rather a collection of sermons from the last several years.