Advent by Candlelight
ABC is a special evening for women to be renewed and refreshed by this reminder to stay focused on Christ during the busy Christmas season. This evening provides an opportunity for women of the congregation and their guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company while remembering the meaning of Advent.
Chapel hosts AA meetings on Mondays 6:00–7:30 p.m., Wednesdays 9:00–11:00 a.m., and Saturdays 9:45–11:15 a.m. The first Saturday of the month is open to visitor, while the remainder are closed for the purpose of anonymity. For more information, contact Bob at 314.374.3388.
This group of women meet to plan many events to connect women within our congregation as well as with other local congregations. Anyone is welcome to help plan these events. The Girlfriend Gathering is hosted every other year with a Friendship Breakfast on alternate years. Other past events have included Soup’s On, Jewelry Swap, and Summer Soiree’.
We are moms with children who meet monthly, alternating between lunch and dinner, and interact through an active online group. We pray for each other and nourish friendships.
Gift cards to various local grocery stores, restaurants, and retail outlets are available on Sundays 9:00–10:35 a.m. and the second Monday of the month immediately following the 7 p.m. worship service. Proceeds support our Benevolent Fund and also offer scholarships for Chapel youth who are pursuing church-related careers.
Members visit other members who cannot attend church or leave their residences. Teams of two bring cheer to families and individuals at the request of one of the pastors.
Giving Tree / Adopt a Family
The Giving Tree and the Mitten Tree are set up in the Narthex the weekend before Thanksgiving. Members of Chapel anonymously provide gift cards and mittens for those in need as we celebrate Christ’s birth.
We gather on the first Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 114 for fellowship and time to work on your own projects without distractions. Bring a drink for yourself, a snack to share, and your favorite craft project.
Members help to keep the kitchen stocked and organized for the various events held at Chapel.
The library is located in Room 220 and has a great collection of books that range from Bible study material to Christian fiction to children’s books. The library is open between services on Sunday.
Meals of Comfort
Volunteers prepare and serve a meal at the church to the bereaved family and friends following a funeral, at the request of the grieving family.
Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study
We meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month to study God’s Word and encourage each other. A light breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. and we have discussion 8:00–9:00 a.m.
Men (16+) of Chapel enjoy friendly competition with teams from other local churches. The season generally begins in early May with doubleheaders each Saturday morning through the end of July (holiday weekends excepted). A $40 fee per player covers the cost of field rental and paid umpires. Grab your glove and join us!
Teams of members from various churches staff the pantry to assist clients with food items provided. Chapel serves two times each month.
Each team of 5–6 members is assigned counting duties one weekend per month. Usually on Sunday of that weekend, these groups count all the collections received that week, fill out applicable forms and tally sheets, and make a bank deposit.
Members help with answering phone calls and various office tasks throughout the week at Chapel. With their help, Chapel can run smoothly!
A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out can be eternal. Each year in November we help put together and send out boxes with special Christmas gifts and the Word of God.
The mission of Our Lady’s Inn is to provide a safe and loving home with an array of services to support pregnant women age 18 and older and their children suffering with homelessness. There are a variety of opportunities to serve.
Skilled nurses can be a resource and provide support or information regarding a medical or health-related situation. The parish nurses provide blood pressure checks on the second Sunday of the month after both services, and they are available to promote and nurture health, wellness, and healing within the congregation.
Members gather to crochet shawls that pastors will deliver to homebound individuals and hospital patients to physically surround them in the prayers of the one who created their shawl.
These dedicated volunteers run the sound board on Sunday mornings and also put together the live feed for the worship service that is live-streamed to reach many with God’s Word online.
The mission of the Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home is to provide a Christ-centered shelter and to educate homeless pregnant and parenting young women age 18 and under by providing a wide range of services that empower them to make positive and healthy life decisions for themselves and their babies.
The stewardship committee exists to encourage members to deepen their faith in Christ by educating and guiding our fellow members to share their God-given time, talent, and treasure. We also help organize guest speakers and our annual prayer vigil.
Located at Mark Twain Lake (approximately a two-hour drive from Chapel). Activities include fishing, golfing, skeet shooting, hiking, Bible Study, and just relaxing.
We enable and facilitate all ministries at Chapel by providing a clean, safe, and efficient environment in which to work.
We assist with passing out bulletins, seating people, and directing people up to receive Communion.
We help those who need to stay warm when their lives are turned upside down following disasters. Completed quilts are sent to Lutheran World Relief, which distributes them worldwide. We meet to tack/tie quilts from 9:00 a.m. to around 12:00 p.m. in the lower lobby of the church on the first and last Wednesdays of every month.
This organization serves to connect the many women’s ministries at Chapel by providing and supporting church-wide programs and events for women. We strive to find additional means to encourage spiritual growth and opportunities to serve others. We communicate six times a year via an optional electronic newsletter and a once-a-year meeting.
Young at Heart (Keenagers):
Adults 50+ meet for fun and fellowship.