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1 What s Happening at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church June 27 th 2010 TODAY JOIN US FOR SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL (see next page) LAST CHANCE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR VBS WHICH BEGINS TOMORROW!! (see page 6) ORDINATION OF JAMES UGLUM 2PM STRENGTHENING One Another SHARING the Gospel At Work In Christ STUDYING God's Word Lutheran Church SEEKING the Lost THIS WEEK AT CHAPEL see pg 11 WELCOME to Chapel of the Cross! If you are visiting today, please introduce yourself and be sure to sign our GUEST REGISTER located in the Narthex and the burgundy FELLOWSHIP BOOK which is passed along the pew during the offering. COFFEE is served from 9:00-9:30am in the Coffee Shoppe. A NURSERY is available from 9:25am until the end of the late service. The Nursery is located off of the Lower Level Lobby. A FAMILY ROOM is also available where you may hear and view the service in comfort if you feel your children are restless. The Family Room is located off of the Coffee Shoppe. Our LIBRARY is open from 9-9:30am and 10:15-10:45am Our OFFICE HOURS are: Monday through Friday; 9:00am-4:30pm. You may reach us by PHONE at or FAX at or Don t forget to visit our website at: PASTORAL CARE: Do you need Pastoral Care or have an emergency requiring pastoral assistance? Life can sometimes bring struggles our way. If you or a member of your family are experiencing some of life s difficulties, our Pastors are here for you, whether it be personal, family, work or church related struggles. Pastor Scholle can be reached at the church office ( ), or his home ( ). Pastor Hoehner can be reached at the church office ( ) or at his home ( ). Your Elders are also available for you. Please see page 4. PLEASE NOTE: if you are scheduled for tests or surgery, or any need where you would like the Pastor to be present, please call the church office so that this may be arranged. Friendly Reminder: Both Pastors take Fridays for a day off, but Vicar Mark is available and the Pastors are always on call for emergencies. PRAYER REQUESTS: Do you have a specific prayer request? If so, please feel free to fill out a prayer card. Please hand it to the usher prior to the start of service. 1

2 OUR BIBLE STUDIES denotes new or updated article Sun: IT SJUNE - WHICH MEANS IT S TIME FOR SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL! CONTINUE OR BEGIN STUDYING GOD S WORD DURING SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL! JOIN US TODAY - JUNE 27 TH Adult Bible Classes: How do I share my faith in this world? Led by Vicar Mark in the Gym (see below) Dealing with Life Issues: Guilt, Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Compulsive Behavior, Not Enough Time Led by Pastor Scholle in the Coffee Shoppe Sr. High Youth meet in the Youth Room With Pastor Hoehner Moms & Babes meets in the Nursery. Beginning June 20th and going through the summer, we will take a look at A New Song - a Bible study on the book of Psalms Going into 5 th Going into 8 th Grade Meet in Rm 3 & 4 with Seminarian Geoff Gronewold Going into 2 nd Grade Going into 4 th Grade Meet in Room 10 with Sarah Kustchkau Toddlers through going into 1 st grade meet in Room 12 for family interactive Bible study NEW BIBLE STUDY: How do I share my faith in this world? During the month of June, Vicar Mark will be doing a Bible study on Evangelism. For various reasons, Evangelism is a touchy subject for many of us. It s something that we either don t want to talk about, or don t like to talk about. But, we know and understand that Jesus Christ has made us a light to the world, a light to shine in the darkness. We are beacons of hope for a lost world. It is our job not only to act Christian, but to profess Christ by our words. The series of Sunday morning Bible studies beginning June 6 will help us understand Biblical ideas of Evangelism, understandings and misunderstandings, helpful tips and methods, and learning the importance of context and culture. The Bible studies will climax in our going out on June 20 into a local neighborhood during the late afternoon or early evening to hand out Vacation Bible School information to invite people to attend. For those of you who, because of health concerns or disabilities, cannot go out into the neighborhood, you are invited to stay at Chapel during that time to pray for the success of our efforts or help in other ways. We shouldn t be out longer than about an hour. During our last Bible study on June 27, we will discuss our experiences and tie up any loose ends. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend everyone from youth to older adults! 2

3 Mon: Little Lambs We are a group for all parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their children birth - 5 years. We are taking a break for the summer but will resume in September. Note your calendars for the 2nd & 4th Mondays at 9:30am. Tues: Ladies Tuesday Morning Bible Study: We will not be meeting during the summer months. Please join us in September, when we will begin a new study titled The Heart of Jesus: Women of the Gospel of Luke. For more information and/or to request a book and workbook be ordered for you please contact Linda Little at or Wed: Early Morning Bible Study with Bob VanGilder at 6:30am at Bob Evans on Mid Rivers Mall Dr near the Mall. Join us for our study on 1 & 2 Corinthians. For more information, call Bob VanGilder Sat: Men s Bible Study We meet the 2 nd & 4 th Saturdays of the month from 7:30am 9:00am in Room 12 on the lower level. A light breakfast is served at 7:30am with our study beginning at 8:00am. Any questions? Call Butch Schleicher at Ladies Sat Morning Bible Study Our current study is, A New Song from CPH. We meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month from 8:30-9:30am. Please join us at any time, it s easy to jump right in & new ladies are always welcome. Any questions, call Bev Piehl Look forward to seeing you there!! 3

4 DAILY BIBLE READINGS for 2 yr. Reading Plan (may be started at any time) An accompanying study guide for the listed readings, Today s Light, is published monthly by CPH. For details on how to subscribe, please call the Church office. JUNE 28: 1 SAMUEL 28 JULY 1: 1 SAMUEL 31 JUNE 29: 1 SAMUEL 29 JULY 2: 2 SAMUEL 1 JUNE 30: 1 SAMUEL 30 JULY 3/4: 2 SAMUEL 2-3 Chapel s ELDERS are there for You As a member of Chapel of the Cross, you have a person working for you whose duties are to Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care (1 Peter 5:2) If you have questions, concerns, or if you or someone you love are simply having difficulties and aren t sure if you need pastoral care, please pick up the phone and call your elder. If your last name begins with: Your Elder is: Contact Number: K, X, O Doug Seifert R, N Wyatt Gross H Allen Herbst M-Me, Z Geoff Karstens S-She Brandon Kemper Lew-Lu, W Martin Koeneman Shr-Sw John Lomax C, Y Wade McKee D, T Dave Riedemann J, P, U Barry Sage A, F, I, L-Lei, Q Ed Sittner Benz-By Duane Theilen E, Mi-My, V Doug White B-Bens, G Howard Woodruff The Elder Chairman is Chris Becker CHAPEL S FIRST FRUITS OF FAITH Income: Weekend of June 20, 2010 This week Yr to Date 09 YTD Budgeted Income Required: $ 14, $ 356, Actual Budget Funds: $ 15, $ 334, $ 342, Week 25: 10 Actual 10 Wkly Ave 09 Actual 09 Wkly Ave And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God s will. 2 Corinthians 8:5 4

5 CHAPEL S GENERATIONS JOURNEY Campaign to Date Week of 6/20/10 $ 2, $ 361, CHAPEL YOUTH HAPPENINGS: SR HIGH: WEDS NIGHT FELLOWSHIPS : 6:00PM-7:30PM Every Wednesday we meet as a group from 6-7:30pm. We play games, spend time together and have a Bible study. Nat l Youth Gathering Money Due TODAY!! June 27 The remainder of your balance is due for the trip. See Vicar Mark for any questions. James Ordination TODAY!! June 27 Our own James Uglum will be officially ordained as a pastor at 2:00 at Chapel. Come support your newest pastor! Reception to follow. Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 28-July 2 From 9:00-12:00 each morning this week, children of all ages will come to hear the Word of God, do crafts, play games, sing songs, and praise the Lord! There are many ways in which the youth group can participate. See Vicar Mark or James for more details. Car Wash at McDonalds July 10 Our final fundraiser (mandatory for all those attending the Gathering!). McDonalds (next to church) has been gracious enough to offer their space and water for our car wash. We will be washing cars from Please sign up for either early (10-12) or late (12-2) shift. Bring a sponge and towel, and make sure to wear a smile! Mandatory Mtg/Bible Study for Nat l Youth Gathering July 11 Meet after the late service to get to know the other youth and chaperones, ask any questions about the trip, receive information, pray and experience a time of reflection and Bible study. Lunch will be provided. National Youth Gathering!! July New Orleans, here we come! 5

6 OTHER CHAPEL ANNOUNCEMENTS NOTE: We WILL have our usual 7pm Service on Monday, July 5 CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN!! The grading has begun on our expansion. Please note, during this time, the handicap accessible ramp has been removed from behind the church. If you normally use the ramp, please park in the front of church & take the elevator to the lower level. Also, the exterior kitchen door, the exterior storage room door and the exterior west gym door are not accessible for exiting or entering the building during the construction. It s exciting to see the work progress on our new building. ARE YOU PLANNING A TRIP THIS SUMMER?? Please remember Chapel Scrip for your travel needs. We have a wide variety of travel gift cards. We offer transportation such as American Airlines and Budget and Avis Car Rental. Going to Disney or on a Cruise? We can order Disney cards and Carnival Cruise Lines. For your hotel accommodation we offer Comfort Inns, Marriott, Hyatt, Best Western, and Ritz Carlton. For those of you not familiar with Chapel Scrip, we sell gift cards for most of your shopping needs, and then the proceeds go to help Chapel s Future Church Workers. Please stop by our booth in the Coffee shop to pick up an order form or to purchase one of the many gift cards we have on hand. Thank you so much for your support!!! For any questions, please call Roger or Lisa Kutschkau at THANK YOU Just a short note to thank all of you for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers. Eileen has completed her chemo and radiation and is doing well and my sister-in-law, Audrey received good news. Her cancerous tumor has been removed and no further treatment is necessary at this time. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. You are a great Church Family. God's Blessings, Rich Matt 6

7 USHERS NEEDED! That means we need YOU! Several ushers are needed for our 10:45am Sunday service. As we now have five teams it means each team only has to usher once every five weeks. Ushers are essential to have a smooth flowing service! We also have an opening on one of the teams for an Usher Captain. If you have any questions or would like to serve your church as an Usher, please call Wade McKee at THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TENNIS SHOES & SOCKS! The Lutheran Women s Missionary League (LWML) Convention held their convention on June During the In-Gathering Event, the convention collected 816 pairs of tennis shoes, 4157 pairs of socks and $909 in cash/checks to go towards the purchase of more shoes. The Chapel Circle Ladies and the LWML wish to thank all who contributed to this worthwhile cause. LONG MAY SHE WAVE Have you seen the flags hanging in church? These are the flags that were hanging in front of our church. After about a year of ALL kinds of weather, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week they look like this. This year we are starting a new tradition with the kids in Summer Sunday School. We are going to use our offerings to buy new flags for our church. We will have the flag raising during our Annual 4 th of July Summer Sunday School event. Since our flag and our church are for ALL generations, we are inviting you to help by donating your change in the patriotic cans located throughout the church. (After July 4 th, the money will go towards next years flag. Any overage will be donated to Lutheran World Relief.) Thanks for your help!!! God Bless You and God Bless America!!! 7

8 COFFEE HOSTESS STILL NEEDED for July!! If you could help with set-up/take-down for refreshments on Sunday mornings, please call Margaret Schulz at No experience necessary! THANK YOU TRUSTEES WOULD LIKE YOUR HELP The board of trustees is looking for 3 or 4 more members. We are the board that takes care of maintenance issues around the property. We meet once a month with the occasional side project and work day. If anyone is interested contact Erin Schlottach at (636) or ATTN QUILTERS: Due to all the VBS activities, we will not be quilting on June 30 th. Please join us again on July 6 th. KEENager NEWS Everyone 55 or better is also invited to join us. Tuesday, June 29 th we will have lunch at Fair Park in Illinois. Thursday, July 15 th we are invited for a swim party in the Wiegand s beautiful backyard. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. If you are interested in any of these, call Paul We will gladly put you on the list for these events. ARE YOU A MEMBER AT CHAPEL? Did you know we produced a pictorial directory for your family, even if you did not get your picture taken? We have a directory for you, too! Please pick up one in the Coffee Shoppe today. Thanks & praise to the Lord for all our members. 8

9 OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS (SEE BULLETIN BOARD FOR FURTHER INFO ON ANY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES/AREA EVENTS) DEAR CHAPEL FAMILY Please could we ask you to notify the church office of ANY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES that you hear of so that we may share this information with our members. Thank you. At this time we do have several members looking for employment, especially in the following areas: office, clerical, warehouse/factory, sales 2 P/T JANITORIAL POSITIONS AT OUR SAVIOR, ST CHARLES See bulletin board for more information. OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROGRAM Wanda Grueneberg, a foreign exchange program coordinator, is looking for homes for 2 foreign exchange students that will be attending Lutheran High School in St Charles. A Girl from Thailand: She is a Christian and likes to talk with others about things in the Bible; she loves to read and plays the violin. She has a high grade point average and speaks English. A Boy from Germany: He has been active and lead a youth group. He also has a high grade point average and speaks English. CONCORDIA SEMINARY TO OFFER ON-CAMPUS SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Please check your Chapel Light newsletter or the bulletin board for further info or contact the seminary at or LUTHERAN HIGH NEWSLETTER - see bulletin board 9

10 DID YOU KNOW??? PRAYER CHAIN: Do you wish to have the Prayer Chain started for yourself or a loved one? Please call Marion Harris at or Ruth Koeneman at You are always welcome to join us as a Prayer Partner of the Prayer Chain. MEALS OF LOVE: Are you, or someone you know, in need of a meal due to sickness or just coming home from the hospital. Please call Kim Harnagel at to arrange for a Meal of Love to be delivered to your home. This is not affiliated or associated with Meals on Wheels. Meals of Love are members of Chapel helping out fellow members. They provide up to four meals per illness/occurrence. If you wish to help make meals, please also call Kim. Memorial Cards, Portals of Prayer & Prayer Booklets are located in the Narthex in the Info Rack. Mail Tubs are located on the table in The Coffee Shoppe. Application for Facility Use forms are located in the Mail Tubs. Please complete and submit to the Church Office when making your request. Lost & Found is in a box in the cloak room to the left of the narthex. Items will be kept for one month, and if not claimed, will be donated to Goodwill. Thanks for helping to keep our church clutter-free. CDs of our Sunday Service are available upon request please call church office. Doodle Bags are hanging on the wood post in the narthex and are for your child s enjoyment during the church service. PARENTS: Please see that the bags get returned to the blue tub in the narthex at the end of the worship service. Thank you! Want a ride to church?? Chapel s bus service is up & running!! Please call the church office ( ) by 11am on the Thursday prior to the Sunday that you wish to be driven to church. If you are an on-going rider & will be going out of town, please let us know that you will not need to be picked up. Chapel is blessed to be able to provide this special ministry. Pink Prayer Folder We Need Your Help!! Please review the names of your family members and friends listed in the pink prayer folder and kindly inform the church office of any changes. If at any time a name is removed and you know that person is in need of continued prayers, please be sure to let us know. Thanks for you help. Chapel Scrip!! Need a gift card?? We offer gift cards for groceries, restaurants, clothing, home improvements, travel, electronics and much more. Stop by our table in the Coffee Shoppe to see the great selection of cards available for you to buy today, or you can use our convenient order form to order as needed. All proceeds go to help Chapel s Future Church Workers!! 10

11 THIS WEEK AT CHAPEL Feed My Sheep Sunday 27 8:00AM Worship Service 9:00AMCoffee in Coffee Shoppe 9:30AMSummer Sunday School Bible Studies CS/FH 10:45AM Worship Service 7:00PM Worship Service pm ORDINATION + RECEPTION 6:00PM Al-A Set Up for VBS 2010 VBS :00am-12Noon VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 30 6:30AM Bible Study at Bob Evans 9:30AM Quilt Tacking in LLL 6:00PM High Sch/College Bible Hr 1 2 Help at OASIS VBS :00am-12Noon VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 8:30AM Ladies Sat AM Bible Study Rm12 9:45AM AA Rm12 3 INDEPENDENCE DAY 4 8:00AM Communion Service 9:00AMCoffee in Coffee Shoppe 9:30AMSummer Sunday School Bible Studies CS/FH 10:45AM Communion Service 2pm ORDINATION + RECEPTION 6:00PM Al-A Set Up for VBS 2010 NOTE: We WILL have our usual 7pm Service on Monday, July 5 Key: CS-Coffee Shoppe FH-Fellowship Hall/ Gym LLL-Lower Level Lobby S-Sanctuary YthRm-Youth Rm Please submit your articles for WHAT S HAPPENING BY 12 NOON ON WEDS Send to NOTE: An updated calendar is posted 11 on the bulletin boards on both levels

12 GREETERS: WEEK Beginning Sunday, June 27 ACOLYTES: 8:00-10:45 - NURSERY: USHERS: ELDER ON DUTY: TRUSTEE: COUNTERS: 8:00 Ed & Shirley Mabuce 10:45 Cornel & Margo Savala Callie Karstens 8:00 Robert Klos (Capt), Diane Klos, Chris Brooks, Chris & Kelly Becker, Larry Wuestenberg and Jack Muckey 10:45 Brandon Kemper (Capt), Dianna Carroll, Emily Carroll and Rosalyn Cunningham Mon Team D - 10:45am Larry Diehl & Tyler Schmuke Duane Theilen Al Schuettpelz Duane & Debbie Theilen, Rich & Janet Minasian, John & Joy Lomax WORSHIP ASSISTANTS GREETERS: ACOLYTES: NURSERY: USHERS: WEEK Beginning Sunday, July 4 8:00 Jodie Schneider & David Lah 10:45 Marty & Sherry Wittmus 8:00 Kathy Perry Sloan Schneider 10:45 Nora Frank Jordyn McCulley Maecy Becker 8:00 Mike Conant*, Bob & Joyce Gaugh, Don Sugar, Bob Jones & Kathy Wilson 10:45 Ruby Kramer*, Paul Ludy, Dan Tanner, Rose Mary Tanner, Rosa Ludy, & Anoushka Bergmann Mon Team E - 10:45am Larry Diehl & Tyler Schmuke ASSISTING 8:00 Elders Koeneman, Sittner, Schleicher WITH 10:45 Elders Seifert, Herbst, Riedemann, Lomax COMMUNION Mon Elders Miller ELDER ON DUTY: Wade McKee TRUSTEE: COUNTERS: Erin Schlottach John & Pat Middendorf, Leon Heitgerd, Rachelle Lilge, Angela Worley SERVICE 8:00 COORD: 10:45 Ruby Kramer ALTAR GUILD for July: Barbara & Jim Rellman Doris Braudis Ruby Kramer Mon: Susan Meyer, Ruth Conant, Heather Carbray COFFEE HOSTESS for July: HOSTESS STILL NEEDED!! Please call Margaret Schulz at BULLETIN FOLDERS: Bob & Helen Renken Ruby Kramer, Betty Choate, Diane Klos, Kathy Mortenson Marlene Singleton, Marie Meyer & Gladys Smart 12