Let’s Worship Together During Holy Week 2017

March 22, 2017 by  
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Join us here at Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ as we worship during Holy Week 2017.

Maundy Thursday, April 13     7:30 PM  worship

Good Friday, April 14                 7:30 PM  worship

Easter Sunday, April 16            6:30 AM  sunrise worship

Easter Sunday, April 16           10 AM  worship

Immediately following Easter Sunrise Worship, there will be refreshments for all in Fellowship Hall.

For more information about our Lenten worship services, get in touch with us.

2014 Holy Week Schedule at Ivy Chapel

April 10, 2014 by  
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You are welcome to worship this week with us as we stop to pause and reflect on what it really means to be a follower of Christ. As we move from Palm Sunday to the joys of Easter, we strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Come, make the journey to Easter with us, and celebrate God’s love.

Palm Sunday, April 13

10 a.m. worship

Maundy Thursday, April 17     

7:30 p.m. worship

Good Friday, April 18

7:30 p.m. worship

 Easter Sunday, April 20

6:30 a.m. Sunrise Worship (outdoor pavilion, weather permitting)

10 a.m. worship (Ivy Chapel Sanctuary)


Thanksgiving Worship at St. Thomas UCC

November 4, 2010 by  
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Join us at 7:30 p.m. on November 23 at St. Thomas UCC in Chesterfield for a Community Thanksgiving Worship celebration.

Here is a map and directions to the church:
Map to St. Thomas UCC

From Hwy. 109:
Turn east unto Wild Horse Creek Road. The church is about
2 miles east of Hwy. 109

From Hwy 40/64 Westbound:
Take the Long Road exit. Turn right on Wildhorse Creek Road.
Proceed 1.5 miles. St. Thomas is on the left hand side of the street.

From Hwy 40/64 Eastbound:
Exit on Chesterfield Airport Road. Turn right on Long Road.
Turn right on Wildhorse Creek Road. Proceed 1.5 miles. The church is
on the left hand side of the street.

Honor the work of Lydia’s House, Oct. 24

October 4, 2010 by  
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In connection of Domestic Violence Prevention Month, the Chaplain of Lydia’s House, Rev. Carolyn Held, will join us for worship on Sunday, October 24. We have been blessed by past visits from Rev.Held. Please join us as we welcome her back as she shares with us her mission of healing and hope.

Christ is Risen! Celebrate Easter with Ivy Chapel.

March 17, 2010 by  
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Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!

Celebrate the resurrection at Ivy Chapel’s Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. on April 4 in the Ivy Chapel sanctuary. Rev. Dale Bartels from St. John’s UCC in Chesterfield will lead the celebration.

Our Resurrection Day Worship will take place at 10 a.m., with Open Communion.

Holy Week Services at Ivy Chapel

March 17, 2010 by  
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Join us as we celebrate the coming miracle of Easter. Following is Ivy’s Holy Week schedule:

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 1 at 7:30:  This is the evening of the Last Supper. There is a place at the table for everyone.

Good Friday: Friday, April 2 at 7:30: Worship at the foot of Christ’s Cross for one of the most powerful and meaningful services of the year.

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 4

6:30 a.m. Sunrise Worship at Ivy: Join Rev. Dale Bartels from St. John’s UCC for a celebratory worship in Ivy’s sanctuary.

10 a.m. Resurrection Day worship at Ivy, with Holy Communion (all are welcome to participate)

Journey toward the Miracle of Easter

February 16, 2010 by  
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From the United Church of Christ…
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent—a season of self-examination, prayer, fasting and works of love. In many churches, ashes are placed on the forehead as a reminder of mortality.

The word “Lent” is from the Middle English verb meaning “to lengthen.” In the Northern Hemisphere, the season corresponds with the lengthening of days during late winter and early spring.

During Lent, Christians prepare themselves spiritually for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. The season spans 40 days: the number 40 symbolizes spiritual journeys home, corresponding to the 40 days Jesus fasted in the desert in preparation for his ministry and the 40 years Israel journeyed through the wilderness towards the promised land. The traditional color of Lent is purple. During Holy Week, red is sometimes worn to symbolize the blood shed by Jesus for the salvation of humanity. In some traditions, following Maundy Thursday’s service, the sanctuary is stripped of color and ornament as a gesture which may suggest keeping vigil with Christ on the cross and in the tomb.

For more information about the journey toward the Miracle of Easter, and for information about how to make your own journey, visit the United Church of Christ’s Lent website.

Begin the Lenten journey at Ivy Chapel

February 16, 2010 by  
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The Lenten Season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17th. The Lenten devotional booklet “Where In The World Is God?”, written for the 21st Century sinner, will be available on a table in the Narthex. With the Prayer Vigil we begin our 40-day ‘walk’ of spiritual examination to Easter.

Time line of events:
•The day starts with an all-day Prayer Vigil in the sanctuary from 6am to 5:30pm.
(Half-hour timeslots–7:30am through 9:30am, 11:30am through 1:30pm and 2:30pm through 5:30pm)

•At 6pm we will break bread together in Fellowship Hall. Our meal will be a simple supper prior to worship.
(You can still bring a soup even if you didn’t get to put your name on the bright green Sign-up sheet)

•Beginning at 7:30pm, Ivy Chapel will conclude the day with a worship service in the sanctuary.

The new school year has begun!

August 16, 2009 by  
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rallydayOn August 16, the Ivy Chapel congregation celebrated Rally Day, the beginning of the new Sunday School year. The day began with our 2nd outdoor worship… and while the St. Louis humidity was in fine form, a cool breeze made it more than tolerable. The children joined the service, walking down the hill from the main building holding streamers and artwork they created during the summer depicting their favorite Bible stories. The artwork will hang in the Sunday School hall downstairs.

It’s going to be a great year at Ivy Chapel!

For more photos of Rally Day, visit our Photos page.

For more information about Ivy Chapel’s youth programs, please contact our Youth Program Coordinator, Linda Lowry.