Ministry and Service Opportunities

Although this section of opportunities to serve our Lord is very broad in each person's ability, each and every volunteer is vital to the success of the ministry that is done at Chapel of the Cross. " For the body does not consist of one member but of many ." 1 Corinthians 12:14 Therefore, if you have a desire to serve in any of these areas and are interested in becoming more involved please call the church office.

Men Family Life Sr. Youth
Women Children Worship
Young at Heart Jr. Youth Human Care

Music Ministry

Everyone sings at some time or another. So come out and sing with us and you will be welcomed with open arms here at Chapel. For scripture tells us in Psalm 100 to, "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" and to, "come into his presence with singing!" If you would like to know when to show up for rehearsals please call the church office.

  • Adult Choir 
    Provides choral music for Sunday worship services as well as special events which include weddings, funerals, etc.
  • Bell Choir (Chapel Bells) 
    Provides hand bell music for Sunday worship services as well as special events.
  • Instrumental Music 
    Provides opportunities for musicians to use their gifts of music in worship and special events.
  • Cherub Choir and Handbells 
    Provides opportunities for youth to sing in worship services and special events. Children practice Sunday mornings at 9:25.

Men

 

  • Men's Retreat
    Men get together for a weekend in October for Bible study, food, fellowship, and relaxation. Click here to learn more about the Men's Retreat
  • Sausage Supper/Silent Auction
    Annual Fundraiser
  • Softball
    Men's christian softball league for ages 16 and up. Season begins in April and ends in August. Current schedule is Saturdays 8am - noon.

 

Women

  • Women's Ministry
    Special seminars and group events held throughout the year.

  • Advent by Candlelight
    Evening candlelight program for women of Chapel and their friends. Men's Ministry and Choirs also participate.

  • Women's Retreat
    Women get together for a weekend in the spring for Bible study, food, fellowship, and relaxation.

  • Hobby Night
    Held 1st Friday of each month from 7-11pm. Great opportunity for fellowship and time to work on your own projects without disruptions. Bring your own drink and snack to share. Friends and family are welcomed and encouraged.

  • Chapel Circle - LWML
    Lutheran Women's Missionary League meets every 3rd Tuesday in room 12 at 12pm.

  • Spring Tea
    Held in April. A great time for fellowship and includes guest speaker, tea, dessert and activities.

  • Salad Supper/Prayer Service
    A special service held for women in the winter. Fellowship and meal.

Young At Heart

  • Keenagers
    50+ Adults. Meet for fun and fellowship.

Family Life

  • Chili Cook-off
    Is Held in February and is a great time to fellowship and meet new people.
  • New Member Welcome
    Held four times a year to embrace new "families" at Chapel.
  • Easter Breakfast
    A celebration breakfast in recognition of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is a service opportunity for the youth group.

Children

 

  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)
    Held late June/early July every summer. A Christ-centered program designed specifically for children during the summer break. Children's offerings go to designated missions.
  • Birthday Party for Jesus
    A celebration of the birth of Jesus in December with a party for the children.
  • Cradle Roll
    Materials and baptismal remembrances to children newborn through age 3.
  • Doodle Bags
    Age appropriate books and activities for young children to use during the worship service.

Jr. Youth

 

  • Junior Youth Group
    Planned activities for 6-8th grade students, prepared to help them grow in their faith.
  • Confirmation Retreat
    7-8th grade students gather at Heit's Point for a weekend in the fall for fellowship and confirmation study.
  • Confirmation Dinner
    Special dinner held in the spring to recognize and celebrate the students being confirmed on Palm Sunday.
  • Events and Lock-Ins
    Fellowship and fun activities for students 6-8th grade.

Sr. Youth

 

  • Senior Youth Group
    Planned activities for 9th grade though college students to help grow their faith in God. They may participate in the National Youth Gathering every year.
  • 24 Hour Famine
    Held Friday - Saturday in the spring. Youth challenge to raise money and awareness of poverty around the world. Servant event on Saturday followed by celebratory dinner.

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  • Events and Lock-In
    Fellowship and fun activities for High School students and young adults.
  • Mission Trip
    Servant events for Sr. Youth in U.S. and abroad.

Worship

 

  • Altar Guild
    Prepares the altar for worship, communion and liturgical seasons.
  • Greeters/Welcoming Hosts
    Hosts welcome those entering Chapel before worship service and provide welcome folders to guests.
  • Ushers
    Teams provide assistance to those attending worship with bulletins, doors, seating. offering collection and communion.
  • Coffee Service
    This person prepares hot beverages to encourage fellowship between worship services on Sunday.
  • Banner Creation
    Makes banners for all occasions
  • Sanctuary Baptismal Banners
    Makes large banners to be displayed for all of the children that are baptized at Chapel of the Cross.
  • Keepsake Baptismal Banners
    Makes personal banners for all of the children that are baptized at Chapel.

Human Care

 

  • Feed My Sheep 
    Provide food for the needy through the Oasis Food Pantry and the Concordia Seminary Food Bank.
  • Friendly Visitors 
    Teams visit members of Chapel who have an extended illness, hospitalization, are bereaved, homebound, or in a nursing home.
  • Meals of Comfort 
    Provides the set-up, serving, and clean-up for luncheons following funerals at Chapel.
  • Meals of Love 
    To provide home-cooked meals to those in special need.
  • Prayer Chain 
    A group of faithful members who use the power of prayer to help those whose needs or situation can benefit from God's loving intervention.
  • Wacky Tackers (Quilters) 
    This group tacks (knots) quilts to be sent through LCMS World Relief to those in need within third world countries, and are sometimes utilized in cases of major disasters worldwide.\
  • Wheels of Love 
    Provides older adults with transportation to and from worship service and for special needs when they arise.
  • Prayer Shawls
    Handmade shawls provided for the pastors to take to those dealing with personal struggles.