JULY | 27 | 2019

8:30–11:30 AM

COTC

We need you! The trustees have come up with a list of projects around Chapel that need immediate attention. It you have a couple of hours and the willingness to serve to make Chapel a better place, please join us! 

AUG | 25 | 2019

9:30 AM

COTC

NEW Sunday Morning Bible Studies begin soon:
 
In the Beginning with Pastor Mark Hoehner
Join Pastor Mark in Room 224 as he shows how reading multiple books of the Bible at one time helps to richly inform you about who your God is, for you. We will begin by reading Genesis and John together. It's gonna be awesome!
 
Young Families Bible Study with Pastor James Uglum
Life with young people can be challenging. Join us downstairs on Sunday mornings in the preschool room for a chance to meet other young families, to pray together, and to study God's Word together. You can either bring your little ones with you, or you can leave them in our staffed nursery.
 
The Church: In the First Three Centuries with Pastor Bob Hoehner
Join Pastor Bob in Room 222 as he leads a Paul Maier study on what the early Church was like — a Church with no churches and cathedrals, a Church where many of its members were fed to lions and crucified daily — a Church that grew faster than at any other time in history.
 
James with Carl Saubert
Join us in Room 225 to examine scriptural guidelines on how faith is to manifest itself in our daily lives, so that we may indeed be doers , and not merely hearers, of the Word. Come discover what has made the letter of James so controversial over the years and what makes it so powerful today. This class will run September 8 through October 6.

SEP | 28–30 | 2019

Mark Twain State Park

 

Description

Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz, former Speaker of the Lutheran Hour and now Executive Director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., will be the featured leader at the 17th Annual T³ Men’s Retreat at Mark Twain State Park on September 28–30, 2019. Dr. Seltz, well known for his dynamic ability to communicate, will focus the group on the theme “Champions for Religious Liberty.” Attendees will explore the “Two Kingdoms” doctrine of our church and discover ways to freely live for others in the American context. In his current role, Dr. Seltz works directly with our nation’s legislators to advocate for religious liberty in our nation. His office in Washington, D.C. was established by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod two years ago.

One of the changes to this year’s retreat is to invite fathers to bring along their sons who have reached the age of 16. In the past attendees had to be 18 years of age, but it is hoped that father-son teams will take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the weekend together.

Activity options planned for the weekend include the traditional fishing tournament at Mark Twain Lake and other lakes in the area, a scramble golf tournament at Norwood Golf Course near Hannibal, a walking tour of Hannibal, horseshoes, a geo-cashing hike, biking, and personal relaxation time. Another new addition this year will include a small group Bible study on Saturday morning. The retreat participants will enjoy evening campfires on Friday and Saturday evenings.   

The cost of the retreat is only $50 per man and that includes all meals, lodging on the camp grounds (group cabins, tents and small campers) and a commemorative shirt. The cost of the golf tournament remains $35. Some choose to stay in local motels which are available at very reasonable rates.

Brochures with details and registration forms are available in the church office and our Welcome Center. The retreat’s website which has details about the camp grounds, maps, and a list of things to bring to the weekend. You can register at the website using PayPal. Visit www.t3mensretreat.org to learn more.

This is the year to attend the T³ Men’s Retreat. Men of many of the St. Charles Lutheran churches will be there so you will make some new friends and the food never disappoints. Pick up a brochure, visit the website, and save the dates. Early registration is greatly appreciated as it helps us plan the housing, meals, and materials. If you have questions about the retreat, call the office.