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May 12, 2019

BIBLE Study Sunday Education Hour (9:45 AM): Children & Youth:  Kingdom Quest; Ages 2 to Gr. 5; Lower Level Classrooms  Jr. High Confirmation; Room A  Sr. High Youth; Youth Room Adult Bible Classes: ● “1 Corinthians”, Room 8, Orv Mueller and Joel Ziegler ● “Grief’s Lessons for Everyday Living”, Room 9, Dave Funke and Christy Uttley Weekday Studies: rd  Naomi Circle; 3 Monday, 9:30 AM; Room A st rd  Women’s Study; 1 /3 Tuesdays, 10:00 AM; Room 8; “Old Testament Gospel and Grace” nd th  Senior’s Study; 2 /4 Tuesdays, 10:00 AM; Room 8; “That The World May Know”  Wednesdays, 6:30 PM room 8 “Feasts of the Bible”

Announcements: Dollar For Missions: We encourage every member of Chapel of the Cross to give one dollar for missions each week. Half of the funds received in the offering box in the narthex will benefit Chapel’s 2019 mission emphases (Helping Hands Food Pantry, Lutherans for Life and Hope Seeds). The other half will benefit the English District’s mission projects (a new church plant in Lebanon, PA and the Lutheran mission in the Dominican Republic). What a blessing as we work together to give to the work of the Lord! Chapel Travelers: Our spring trip is set for Tuesday – Wednesday, May 21-22. On Tuesday we will be going to Dogwood Canyon in the afternoon and the Shepherd of the Hills play in the evening. On Wednesday we will visit the Shrine of the Holy Spirit in the morning, and then do a lunch and show early afternoon. If you’ve never been on a trip with us, please join us for a great time. This trip is not just for Chapel members, so start passing the word to family and friends and encourage them to join us. You can sign up at the welcome center, or email or talk to Dave Funke, Ken & Marilyn Kreitner, Don & Sue Sistek, or Marcia Turvold, and we will put you on the list. More exact details will be given later. Diaper Drive Continues! 374 diapers were donated last Sunday! Thank you! Friend of Moms is partnering with the Ferguson Lutheran Hope Center to provide diapers for families. Diapers, size Newborn through Size 5, will be collected each Sunday in May. You may drop off your diapers in the playpen located in the Commons area. Thank you for showing care to families in need! Friend of Moms is also looking for gently used or new baby clothes and new socks up to size 4 to give to families. Let’s show the families of Ferguson and beyond how much we care! Questions call Clara at 830-3388 Flowers on the Altar are in memory of Diane Schwede’s mother and godmother, and in honor of Stan Schwede’s mother Esther’s 96th birthday. Radio broadcast today is sponsored by Carla Rainey in thanks for the blessing of mothers. LERT Training: Chapel of the Cross will be hosting a LERT training class on Saturday May 18, 2019. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center. The cost is $35. Hope Seeds: The next Hope Seeds packing date is May 13, at 9 AM at Chapel of the Cross. Bring your lunch. More volunteers are always welcome! Mary-Martha Guild will meet on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 on the ballfield (weather permitting). Mark Petersen and his therapy dog,Ticket, will give us a demonstration of what she has learned in her training. We will then meet in room 9 for refreshments and a business meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.

IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK… In Our Prayers this week…

Those with Health Concerns: Jan Arban, Joan Arban, Linda Edgington, Frank Lehner, Ted Vogel, Fay Vogel, Minnie Hein, Jean Thomas, Tanjila Bolden-Myers, Makenzie Lenox (great-niece of Cindy Vogelsang), Elizabeth Cash, Mary Lane (cousin of Georgia Thomas), Eugene Hardin (nephew of Alexis Cunningham), Joan Wolf (mother of Alexis Cunningham’s brother-inlaw), Elsie Meyer, Irma Kendrick (aunt of Jerri Bolden), Barb Jenkins (friend of Dawn Iborg), Joyce Weidner, Geri Sitler, Ralph Purcell, Luxora Crawford (friend of Alexis Cunningham), Verna Evans (friend of Jerri Bolden), Krista Riley (friend of Keith Wetzel), Cheryl Ehmke, Lou Sistek (mother of Don Sistek), Lois Boemer (sister of Joann Steinbrueck), Peggy Miller, Gerald Brooks (friend of Robert and Alexis Cunningham), and Sharon Crecelius. Those Receiving Treatment for Cancer: Gene Hale, Martin Rodgers (cousin of Jerri Bolden), Agnes Gray (friend of Jerri Bolden), Calvin Cooksey (cousin of Alexis Cunningham), Nick Schmitt (husband of Rosilyn Cunningham-Schmitt), Bryan Pines (friend of Alexis Cunningham), Barbara Kelly (friend of Alexis Cunningham), Bob Woodward (uncle of Jerry Bowen), Sandra Boxx (friend of Bill and Annette Rueckert), Paul Barbary (friend of Keith and Paula Neuber), Denise Hildebrand, Lisa Capehart (niece of Art Williams), Arrion Soll (friend of Jerry Bolden), Craig Green (son of Bill and Grace Green), Marc Openlander (grandson of Art Williams), Marguree Jones (mother of Vanessa Morris), Patricia Danner (friend of Jerry Bolden), Kevin Gibbs (cousin of Christy Uttley), Johnny Moore (friend of Rick and Lynda Christian), Ellen Saville (friend of Keith Neuber), Mike Dunn (uncle of Rick Christian), Ann Trail (friend of Glenn and Joyce Lackey), Mike Datillo (uncle of Jayme Zvirgzdins), Linda Podorski (friend of Bill and Annette Rueckert), and Janice Martin (mother of Jen Schmidt). In Thanksgiving to God: for mothers on this Mother’s Day weekend. Those who Mourn: the family of Clifford Balke, who died in the Lord on May 8.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTINUED MISSIONS & OUTREACH: Eric & Linda Funke’s MAY newsletter: is available in the Welcome Center. Be sure to pick up a copy for an update regarding their mission work in Tanzania, and how you can continue to support them. If you would like to correspond with the Funkes their address is: Eric & Linda Funke, P. O Box 252, Shinyanga, Tanzania, East Africa. Military Bible Sticks: Faith Comes by Hearing, an audio Bible ministry, provides audio Bible sticks to our military personnel which has the New Testament and Psalms on it. Military chaplains are requesting 2000 of these each week to distribute. During May, which is Military Appreciation Month, you have an opportunity to help support this valuable ministry to our armed forces. If you would like to purchase one or more Bible sticks, they are only $25 per kit. Make the check out to Chapel of the Cross and put it in the box in the welcome center, or turn it in to the office. We will send the collected money to Faith Comes by Hearing who will then distribute the sticks. You may use one of the envelopes in the pew rack if you wish. Thrivent Financial: The Cross Rivers Group of Thrivent Financial will be hosting a Food Truck/Shred Truck/Open House/Get-to-Know-Us event on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. until noon. Come by our new office at 1144 S. Benton Ave, St. Charles, and get a tour of our new space. We will also be hosting a shred truck that will safely destroy your documents. The food truck, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, will be on hand. We will have children’s activities and information on Thrivent Action Teams. All are welcome. If you have questions, please call our office at 636-493-9220. Members of the Cross Rivers Group are Tim Gerler, CFP®, FIC, RICP®; Brent Stewart, CFP®, ChFP®, FIC; Boone Jackson, FIC, CLTC, CKA®; Brian Wegener, LUTCF, FIC, CLTC; Mark Gerler, CLU®, CLTC; Dave Drewes, CAP®, CUTCF, FIC; Mick Goslin, FIC, CLTC; and Jason Schoppenhorst, MBA. FAMILY MINISTRY: th th st Sidewalk Sunday School: Tuesdays in May are the 7 , 14 and 21 begin at 6:00 p.m.. We’re looking for a person to be our Swaggy mascot! See Bill Rusnak.

Coming up at Chapel Sunday, May 12: 8:30 AM Worship 9:45 AM Education Hour (Adult, Youth and Kingdom Quest) 11:00 AM Worship Monday, May 13: 6:30 PM Mary-Martha Guild 7:00 PM Elders’ Meeting Tuesday, May 14: 10:00 AM Seniors’ Bible Study 6:00 PM Sidewalk Sunday School 6:30 PM Joyful Noise 7:30 PM Choral Singers Wednesday, May 15: 7:30 PM Chapel Bells 6:30 Bible Study “Feasts of the Bible” Saturday, May 18: 10:00 AM-Noon Fine Arts Day 5:00 PM Worship Sunday, May 19: 8:30 AM Worship 9:45 AM Education Hour (Adult, Youth and Kingdom Quest) 11:00 AM Worship

Vacation Bible School 2019: Mark your calendar for June 10-14 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Ministry partners (Volunteer Workers) Sign-Up and Student Registration forms th are at the Welcome Center. Sign-up by Wednesday, May 15 for the all worker’s meeting on Sunday, May 19, after services! VBS Workers! Our theme is Concordia Publishing House’s Miraculous Mission, where children will learn that Jesus saves the world! They’ll look into God’s Holy Word, and explore five Bible accounts where God points to our Savior, Jesus. They will get to learn about God’s amazing love! But we need help! Ministry Partners are more than volunteers- they’re committed to God, our children and community! We need several positions filled. Would you prayerfully consider serving at VBS? See the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center. Consult with Bill Rusnak for the position you are suited to fill. Congratulations to our Graduating High School Seniors: Graduates are asked to submit their biography and photographs to Bill Rusnak on or before Monday, May 20, for annual display. See Bill for your biography! Plant Sale: On Sunday, May 12 we will welcome Mike Mueller to sell plants! Hanging Baskets, planters, flowers and veggies. Proceeds to support Day 3 Seeds and Chapel’s Youth.

M*A*P*P GOD’S WORD: In Our Prayers this week…

Memorize * Apply * Pray * Ponder As we continue to celebrate Christ’s victory over death this Easter season, this week we will focus on all of 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, a passage that tells us about our own “Easter” on the last day. 51


Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, 53 the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable 54 must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been 55 swallowed up in victory." "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is 56 57 your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But 58 thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Note: For more information or to receive verses by email weekly, please visit our website or contact the church office.

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HIS LOVE, OUR RESPONSE Last week’s attendance (5/5/19):  Worship: 215 (includes 28 visitors)  Adult Education Hour: 33  K. Q. Students & Adults: 31 Confirmation, Senior High: 9 Last week’s offering (5/5/19):  General Fund: $9,963  Building / Capital Fund: $1,560  1-1-1 Dollar for Missions: $140 YTD Offerings:  General Fund: $210,765  Building / Capital Fund: $17,923 YTD Need:  General Fund: $256,932  Building / Capital Fund: $31,338

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