It’s that time of year ... asked to commit a good portion, and a larger portion,

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 VOL. 31 NO. 37
5:30 p.m.
Taizé Worship
November 19
6:00 p.m. Fireside Room
After dinner, all are invited to this
contemplative approach to worship
with easy-to-sing music, scripture
readings, spoken prayers and
silence in a peaceful, candlelight
setting. Questions? Contact Dieter
Heinzl at 314-993-4771 x 3106.
Did you know your gifts to
Ladue Chapel make such a
Your time and talent support
the many ministries of Ladue
Chapel and its people--so
does your treasure. To
spends on average $5,348 per
day. Think on this as you
make your pledge to support
Lord's ministries in the coming
For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.
~Matthew 6:21
It’s that time of year again, when we are
asked to commit a good portion, and a larger portion,
of our financial resources to the ministry of Jesus
Christ. It’s a good investment.
In my sermon a couple of weeks ago, I
made the case that while the capital campaign
represents the vertical dimension of our faith that
demonstrates our love for God, the stewardship
campaign represents the horizontal dimension of our faith that
demonstrates our love for each other and for our neighbor. Both
dimensions are critically important to our life in faith, and for following in
the footsteps of Jesus by loving the Lord our God with all our heart, soul,
mind, and strength, and our neighbor as our self. But right now, the
invitation is to love our neighbor as our self by providing for the life and
ministry of our church.
We are still emerging emotionally from the Great Recession. Our
confidence in the economy is still a little shaky, and we are spending more
carefully than we once did, and investing our hard-earned money with
greater care.
I have good news in such a time. Economies rise and fall, leaders
come and go, whole nations emerge only to disappear, but the Word of
God endures forever. So the church, often criticized and overlooked, often
considered a bit player on the stage of our culture, is like the Energizer
bunny—it just keeps going, and going, and going. Why? Because it is
upheld by God's enduring Word. If the church depended on us, it would
have collapsed centuries ago like so many other human institutions. But
because it depends on God, the church endures. You can count on it.
As you consider in the next week what kind of financial investment
you will make in our church for the coming year, I invite you to do so filled
with confidence. God is faithful and trustworthy. God's church is rock
solid. No investment is more secure than the one you make in your
church. And the return on your investment is eternal. It makes a
difference in ways that really matter.
Jesus said, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
If your heart is anxious, you have put your treasure in something that is
less than secure. Instead, put your treasure in God and discover the
peace and security that passes understanding. You will never regret it.
Faithfully yours,
An extended calendar
is available at
Homemade Dinner Rolls
freshly baked by our Carillon Ringers!
12 rolls for $10!
Ready to eat or freeze for your Thanksgiving Dinner and are
made with fresh, wholesome ingredients.
Proceeds will go toward Carillon Ringers’
2015 Bell Tour to South Dakota.
Rolls available after worship on November 16
Just in time for Thanksgiving!
Order rolls in advance!
Contact Kathy Noonan ([email protected])
or Anne Peacock (314-993-4771 x3122 or
[email protected])
Men’s Fellowship Retreat
Friday-Saturday, November 21-22
“Gifts of Imperfection: Men’s Courage, Compassion, Comparison, Caring
and Connection” is the topic of this year’s retreat, led by Dale Kuhn,
Lutheran Minister and Clinical Social Worker. The retreat to be held at
the Mercy Center will cost $125 and includes all meals and a private
room with bath. Adult beverages (beer and wine) will be available at
fellowship time on Friday evening. To register, simply mail or bring your
check payable to Ladue Chapel (memo “Men’s Retreat”) to the church
office. For more information, flyers are available on the Welcome Table
in the Gathering Place.
Go Green!
Did you know you can receive The Chapel Bell by email? If you would
like to help us reduce paper usage and receive The Chapel Bell by
email, send your email address to Jessica (VanCleave) Lombardo,
Publications Secretary, at [email protected]
Thursday, November 13
9:15 am LCNS Board Mtg
6:30 pm Chapel Ringers
Choir Rm
6:30 pm Special Gifts Training FH-N
7:30 pm Chancel Choir
Choir Rm
Friday, November 14
7:00 am Food Bank
Service Bldg
5:00 pm Middle School
Various Rms
Saturday, November 15
8:30 am Officer Training
9:00 am Carillon Baking Rolls Kitchen
6:00 pm 55+ Bread Breakers Offsite
Sunday, November 16
8:15 am Infant Care
8:30 am Worship
9:45 am
9:45 am Children’s SS
Educ. Wing
9:45 am Youth Education Upper Rms
9:45 am Golf Recap Mtg
11:00 am Worship
12:00 pm Confirmands Lunch Gulick
4:00 pm Carillon Ringers Choir Rm
Monday, November 17
7:00 am Food Bank
Service Bldg
1:30 pm Kindermusik
Choir Rm
3:45 pm Children’s Snacks
4:00 pm Chorister Choir
Choir Rm
4:00 pm Route 345
Upper Rms
4:45 pm Carol Choir
Choir Rm
5:30 pm Genesis Ringers
5:30 pm Revelation Ringers Choir Rm
6:30 pm DISCIPLE I
7:00 pm Fellowship Comm Leutwiler
7:00 pm Sanctuary Comm
Tuesday, November 18
8:15 am PDO Staff Meeting
9:15 am Staff Calendar Mtg Leutwiler
9:30 am Mailing Angels
9:30 am Program Staff Mtg Staff CR
10:00 am WA Bandages
for Developing Countries
10:30 am WA Mary Circle
12:00 pm
1:00 pm Women’s Study Grp Bickel
5:00 pm Stephen Leaders
6:00 pm Stephen Ministry
7:00 pm AE Guest Speaker Fireside
Wednesday, November 19
8:00 am Men’s Bible Study Leutwiler
9:00 am Contractor Meeting
12:00 pm Staff Lunch
12:00 pm Grief Support Lunch Library
5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Taizé Worship
7:00 pm Session
Thursday, November 20
9:30 am Theology Group
6:30 pm Chapel Ringers
Choir Rm
7:00 pm Lee Institute Board
7:30 pm Chancel Choir
Choir Rm
Fast Forward
Communion Bread Baking
Sunday, November 23
12:30 p.m. in the Kitchen
Grief Support Group
Rev. Sarah Brouwer and two Stephen Ministers continue
to meet at noon in the Library on the 2nd and 4th
Wednesday of the month. Please contact Sarah
Brouwer with questions at 314-993-4771 x 3123 or
[email protected]
PDO “New Twos” Class
Play Day Out is now accepting applications for a
“new twos” class to begin in January. Please contact
Terry Schlueter, PDO Director, at (314) 993-2429 or
[email protected] for more information or to
schedule a tour.
Watcher’s Eve 2014
Sunday, November 30
Join us for the annual Watcher’s Eve at Ladue
Chapel! We will gather together from 4:30—
7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, to
celebrate the beginning of Advent, the
four weeks leading up to Christmas.
At 4:30 p.m. we will gather
in the Sanctuary for worship, which
reminds us of the hopes and
prayers of our ancestors in the
faith and helps us prepare for
Christ’s coming.
Our worship will be
followed by a Pasta House dinner
in Fellowship Hall shortly after 5:00
p.m. After dinner, we’ll make
Christmas crafts, decorate the church,
and write cards to homebound
members. We will finish around 7:00 p.m.
Again this year, there will be an Express
Line for advance tickets. Tickets will be available in
the Gathering Place on Sundays, November 16 & 23.
Deadline for advance ticket price is 4:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, November 25.
Advance Ticket Prices (before Tuesday,
November 25 at 4:00 p.m.): Adults & Youth (ages
11-older) $12, Children (ages 10-younger) $6, family
(same household) maximum is $36. After the
November 25 deadline, prices will be Adults &
Youth $14, Children $8 and the family maximum is
Please make checks payable to Ladue
Chapel (memo Watcher’s Eve) and complete the form
found on the Welcome Table in the Gathering Place.
Return to Sue Schreiner in the church office. If you
would like to make an advance reservation without
payment, you may call Sue Schreiner at 314-9934771
[email protected]
LCNS Holiday Mart 2014
Ladue Chapel Nursery School is proud to host its
22nd annual Holiday Mart, benefiting the school’s
educational and enrichment programs—Thursday,
December 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Friday,
December 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Ladue
Chapel Presbyterian Church.
Admission and
parking are FREE. Come visit our exciting vendors
who will present jewelry, clothing, purses, home
décor, children’s accessories, and much more.
Service of Remembrance, Healing, and
Wholeness for the Holidays
The holidays can be a difficult time for many. As the
days shorten, and we head toward Thanksgiving,
some people are not filled with the joy and
anticipation many of us feel this time of year. For
some, this is a lonely season. When you
have lost loved ones, or family is far
away, the days between Thanksgiving
and Christmas can be very
isolating. For others, the nostalgia
Good memories
can reinforce what has been lost,
and bad memories can bring up
things we'd rather forget. And
there is the stress of the season,
Between parties and giftbuying, the true spirit of the season
is often overshadowed by anxiety and
pressure. This is why the Deacons of
Ladue Chapel always host a service at this
time of year, for those who would like to come
and worship and pray in peace. At the Service of
Remembrance, Healing, and Wholeness, we will read
Scripture and recall words of hope, we will remember
loved ones who have been lost, we will lift up prayers
for peace and wholeness, and we will listen to music
and light candles to encounter the light of Christ. The
Deacons welcome everyone to come worship on
December 3 at 6pm in the Sanctuary (the regular
Worship on Wednesday dinner will be served at
5:30pm in Fellowship Hall). Advent is a time of hope,
where we remember that "the light shines in the
darkness, and the darkness did not overcome
it." (John 1:5).
Organ Blog
Visit Ladue Chapel’s organ blog at
to read about the organ project and track the
progress as our organ is constructed in
~David Erwin
L.E.A.D. Tutoring
5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays:
November 18
December 2, 9, 16
January 6, 13, 20, 27
9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Saturdays:
November 22
December 13 or 20
January 17
Please contact Karen Gheesling Mullis at 314-221-1219 for more
details or to sign up.
Sunday, November 16
Worship Services
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
in the Sanctuary
Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 123; 1
Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew
Music Ministry
At both services, Carillon
Ringers will play “A Festive Peal”
and “Now Thank We All Our God.”
At 11:00, the Chancel and
Youth Choirs will sing “God,
Whose Giving Knows No Ending,”
and the Chancel Choir will sing
“Lay Up for Yourselves Treasures
in Heaven.”
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Christmas Pageant 2014
Parents, mark your calendars!
We are preparing to Journey to Bethlehem, our Children’s Christmas
Pageant. Come and hear the Nativity Story and favorite carols with the
youngest members of our church family.
Saturday, December 13 - Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal for
all children at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, December 14 - Children come to Education wing at 9:30
a.m. to costume and the Pageant will begin in the Fellowship Hall at
10:00 a.m.
Children 3 years old through 5th grade will start singing the Carols
in Good Shepherd and Sunday School next week and bring home
a songbook.
If you have any questions, contact Robin Crawford at
[email protected]
Adult Education
Guest Speaker, Dale Kuhn:
“Family Losses”
Tuesday, November 18
7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room
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