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JUNE | 19 | 2020

•You can pick Sunday School materials for students 2nd grade and younger from the office 9:00 a.m. – noon today. Lesson information is available here.

 

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 20 "Satan Will Meet His Doom"

  

Noon Prayer with Vicar Mason

 

Chapel will celebrate public, in-person worship this weekend WITH COMMUNION! Please watch this video so you know what to expect.

In order to be able to worship in person while allowing for social distancing, we need your help. We will add two Saturday services (at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.) during this transitional time. We will still have the Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services and the Monday 7:00 p.m. service, as well as the Wednesday 11:00 a.m. service (set aside for higher risk members). The pews and Narthex will be cleaned between services. We highly encourage you to abide by the following guidelines:

1. If you usually worship at the Monday 7:00 p.m. service or the Wednesday 11:00 a.m. service, then please continue to do so.

2. If you usually would not worship Monday at 7:00 p.m. but would like to for the time being, then please do. We anticipate being able to accommodate the current Monday night crowd with more added to that service.

3. If you are 75 years or older, please consider attending the Wednesday 11:00 a.m. service. If you are not in this higher risk category and would normally not have attended this service, please allow this service to remain exclusively for our most at-risk members. We feel we can accommodate those who regularly attended and our 75 and older members at this service.

4. If you regularly attended Sunday 8:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. services, we ask that you would alternate throughout the summer between the newly offered Saturday and your normal Sunday services if possible.

If your last name begins with A–K, worship on Saturday, June 20, at 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. If your last name begins with L–Z, worship on Sunday, June 21, at 8:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. The following week, June 27–28, L–Z  worship on Saturday and A–K on Sunday. Obviously, this may not be possible every week, but if we all try our best to accommodate this schedule, it will help us keep Worship safer, more evenly distributed, and orderly. Our goal is to have 80–100 people per service on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate our average weekend attendance. As always, our Livestream will be available every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and then On Demand at chapelofthecrosslutheran.org/online.

Sunday morning Bible class will continue to be offered online. 

 


 

(Lesson 5)

This weekend's Sunday School Lesson is "Jesus Is True Man: Jesus Is Born" from Luke 2.

The Take-Home Belief this week is "I believe Jesus is true man." Please see below for this week's leader and student resources:


 

Greetings family and friends in Christ! 

This year our congregation made the difficult decision to not hold our Vacation Bible School in person. In the midst of our summer programming with Sunday Morning opportunities and resources, we are excited to announce an opportunity to participate in a VBS from your own home with very simple at home materials! 

Trinity Lutheran Church, an urban congregation nestled in the Bronx, NY has been on a mission since 1913 to bring Jesus to the city. Vacation Bible School is a part of this charge! This year, we have the opportunity to participate with them in their VBS online. So mark your calendar for this upcoming week to jump in the RACE with our friends in Christ at Trinity. 

How will this work? 

  • First, check out the VBS page at Trinity that gives an overview of the week. 
  • For your home, do some minimal prep by getting ready with your supplies as listed on the Supply List HERE.
  • With your family, our church family and Trinity tune into the daily videos on the VBS page. The videos will be posted Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. (CT) NOTE that the times on the website are in the Eastern Time Zone. 
  • If you would like, as a family you may also join in on their worship Sunday at 9:30am on both the 21st (will include a little introduction to VBS music and theme) and the 28th (will include a closing service “VBS celebration”).

Every year in our VBS we are happy to come together to LEARN more about God’s good gifts for us and SHARE some of these gifts with others by raising money for different missions and ministry opportunities. This year we are encouraging all who attend to give to Trinity-Bronx to support their many ministries and missions in the city of New York. HERE is a link where you can do just that!

What a blessing to partner with another church across the country to RUN THE RACE together! We pray that this week is a refreshing time for your family to join in God’s good word and celebrate the church rooted in Christ alone.

Sincerely,
Your Chapel of the Cross VBS Leadership Team


 

JUNE | 18 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 19:11–21 "Is Your Understanding of Jesus Growing Up with You?"

 

Bible Study (Revelation) with Pastor Mark and Vicar Mason @ 11:00 a.m.

 

Beginners' Greek (Class 4) with Pastor Mark @ Noon 

Contact Pastor Mark or the Office if you're interested in joining the class!


 

JUNE | 17 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 19:1–10 "Don't Worship the Messenger"

  

Worship at Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

This is our weekly service set aside for our members who are 75 or better.

 

Leader Devotion/Training for this week's Sunday School. Early Childhood Materials can be picked up from the Chapel office Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.

Early Childhood Leader Guide

Elementary Leader Guide

Student Leaflet

Science Experiment to illustrate last week's lesson: Discovering Our Triune God

 

Connections Bible Study (Romans) on Zoom @ 7:00 p.m.

Check the Grapevine email or contact Pastor James for log-in information.

  

High School Youth Group Midweek (for those entering 9th grade and older) at 7:30 p.m. Check it out for fun and games, conversation, and devotions! Zoom codes and details were sent via email in the Youth Connection and via Remind.                 

 


 

JUNE | 16 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 18 – "Get Rich Quick or Be Rich Forever"

 

Ladies' Prayer @ 9:30 a.m.

Check your email, contact Mary Stroup or Tammy Hausman, or call the Office for more information.

 

 

Beginners' Greek (Class 3) with Pastor Mark @ Noon. 

Contact Pastor Mark or the Office if you're interested in joining the class!

 

Run for God with Pastor James @ 6:30 p.m.

We meet at Covenant Park (2059 Willott Rd.) for prayer and then hit the trails for 30 minutes or so. All fitness levels are welcome!


 

JUNE | 15 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 17 — "The Making of a Martyr"

 

Youth Ministry Bible Study @ 4:00 p.m.

Students in grades 7–12 are invited. Meeting ID and password were sent out via our Youth communication channels, or you can contact the Office or Mason Vieth for details.

 

Ladies' Prayer @ 6:30 p.m.

Meeting ID and password were sent out via email, or you can contact the Office or Mary Stroup for details.

 

Worship @ 7:00 p.m. at Chapel

The doors will be opened 30 minutes prior to service. Check our Facebook page, website, or your email for a review of all procedures.

 


 

Chapel of the Cross will be open for in-person, public worship Saturday (4:30 and 6:00 p.m.), Sunday (8:00 and 10:45 a.m.), and Monday (7:00 p.m.). Doors will open 30 minutes before each service. Check Precautions and Procedures on our website. Our 8:00 a.m. service on Sunday will be available via Livestream here. Our bulletin and announcements are also available. Sunday Bible class, "Seeing Christ in the Text," will also be streamed at 9:30 a.m. 

This weekend's Sunday School Lesson is "God Made the Angels: An Angel Rescues Peter" from Acts 12.

The Take-Home Belief this week is "I believe God made the angels." Please see below for this week's leader and student resources:


 

JUNE | 11 | 2020

•You can pick Sunday School materials for students 2nd grade and younger from the office 9:00 a.m. – noon today. Lesson information is available here.

 

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 16"What's the Purpose of Wrath?"

  

Noon Prayer with Vicar Mason

 

The doors of Chapel will celebrate public, in-person worship this weekend! Please watch this video so you know what to expect.

In order to be able to worship in person while allowing for social distancing, we need your help. We will add two Saturday services (at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.) during this transitional time. We will still have the Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services and the Monday 7:00 p.m. service, as well as the Wednesday 11:00 a.m. service (set aside for higher risk members). The pews and Narthex will be cleaned between services. We highly encourage you to abide by the following guidelines:

1. If you usually worship at the Monday 7:00 p.m. service or the Wednesday 11:00 a.m. service, then please continue to do so.

2. If you usually would not worship Monday at 7:00 p.m. but would like to for the time being, then please do. We anticipate being able to accommodate the current Monday night crowd with more added to that service.

3. If you are 75 years or older, please consider attending the Wednesday 11:00 a.m. service. If you are not in this higher risk category and would normally not have attended this service, please allow this service to remain exclusively for our most at-risk members. We feel we can accommodate those who regularly attended and our 75 and older members at this service.

4. If you regularly attended Sunday 8:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. services, we ask that you would alternate throughout the summer between the newly offered Saturday and your normal Sunday services if possible.

If your last name begins with L–Z, worship on Saturday, June 13, at 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. If your last name begins with A–K, worship on Sunday, June 14, at 8:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. The following week, June 120–21, A–K  worship on Saturday and L–Z on Sunday. Obviously, this may not be possible every week, but if we all try our best to accommodate this schedule, it will help us keep Worship safer, more evenly distributed, and orderly. Our goal is to have 80–100 people per service on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate our average weekend attendance. As always, our Livestream will be available every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and then On Demand at chapelofthecrosslutheran.org/online.

Sunday morning Bible class will continue to be offered online. 

 


 

(Lesson 2)

This weekend's Sunday School Lesson is "God Made the Angels: An Angel Rescues Peter" from Acts 12.

The Take-Home Belief this week is "I believe God made the angels." Please see below for this week's leader and student resources:


 

JUNE | 11 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 15 "Just Wait. Things Are Going To Get Better."

 

Bible Study with Pastor Mark and Vicar Mason @ 11:00 a.m.

 

Beginners' Greek (Class 2) with Pastor Mark @ Noon 

Contact Pastor Mark or the Office if you're interested in joining the class!


 

JUNE | 10 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 14 "Christianity Is Not a Magic Wand"

  

 Worship at Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

This is our weekly service set aside for our members who are 75 or better.

 

Leader Devotion/Training for this week's Sunday School

Early Childhood Leader Guide

Elementary Leader Guide

Student Leaflet

NEW Science Experiment to illustrate last week's lesson: Discovering Our Triune God

 

Connections Bible Study (Romans) on Zoom @ 7:00 p.m.

Check the Grapevine email or contact Pastor James for log-in information.

 


 

JUNE | 9 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 13 – "Where Do You Find Your Joy?"

 

Ladies' Prayer @ 9:30 a.m.

Check your email, contact Mary Stroup or Tammy Hausman, or call the Office for more information.

 

 

Beginners' Greek (Class 1) with Pastor Mark @ Noon. 

Contact Pastor Mark or the Office if you're interested in joining the class!

 

Run for God with Pastor James @ 6:30 p.m.

We meet at Covenant Park (2059 Willott Rd.) for prayer and then hit the trails for 30 minutes or so. All fitness levels are welcome!


 

JUNE | 8 | 2020

Morning Devotion with Pastor James

Revelation 12 — "What You Need To Know When Satan Attacks"

 

Youth Ministry Bible Study @ 4:00 p.m.

Students in grades 7–12 are invited. Meeting ID and password were sent out via our Youth communication channels, or you can contact the Office or Andrew Nelson for details.

 

Ladies' Prayer @ 6:30 p.m.

Meeting ID and password were sent out via email, or you can contact the Office or Mary Stroup for details.

 

Worship @ 7:00 p.m. at Chapel

The doors will be opened 30 minutes prior to service. Check our Facebook page, website, or your email for a review of all procedures.