July 19 Virtual Worship

July 19, 2020 by  
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Summertime greetings from Ivy Chapel! We continue to pray for healing and health. As you strive in your own way to make sense of the world, we hope you are able to find joy when you need it most.

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July 5 Virtual Worship

July 4, 2020 by  
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This week, we invite you to join us for a virtual communion experience. Gather your own elements, and we can share them together.

As our Independence Day celebrations wind down, we pause to pray for peace and unity in our county and our world. Thank you for continuing to join us for our virtual worship experiences. And while we anxiously await the time when we may be able to worship together again, we will always put the health and safety of our members, friends and community first. Be safe, be healthy, and stay connected as best you can.

America

  1. My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing;
    Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
    From every mountain side Let freedom ring!
  2. Let music sweet the breeze, and ring from all the trees Sweet freedom’s song:
    Let mortal tongues awake, Let all that breathe partake;
    Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong.

America the Beautiful

  1. O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!
    America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
  2. O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern impassioned stress
    A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness!
    America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
    Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!

Battle Hymn of the Republic

  1. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword; lory! glory, hallelujah!
    His truth is marching on.

REFRAIN
Glory! glory, hallelujah! Glory! glory, hallelujah!
Glory! glory, hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

  1. In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
    As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
    While God is marching on.

REFRAIN

Spirit

REFRAIN
Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

  1. You move on the waters, you called to the deep,
    then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep,
    and over the eons you called to each thing,
    “Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”

REFRAIN

  1. You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand,
    and you gifted your people with a law and a land,
    When they were confounded with idols and lies,
    Then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.

REFRAIN

  1. You sand in a stable, you cried from a hill,
    then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still,
    and down in the city you called once again
    when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

REFRAIN

  1. You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes,
    from the bondage of sorrow the captives dream dreams;
    our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.
    With bold new decisions your people arise.

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June 21 (Father’s Day) Virtual Worship

June 21, 2020 by  
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Happy Father’s Day from Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ.

About the United Church of Christ

Purpose Statement

To love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength 

and our neighbor as ourselves. (Matthew 22)

Vision Statement

United in Christ’s love, a just world for all.

Mission Statement

United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace,

we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.      

This week’s worship hymns:

The Greatest Thing

1.         The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You;

            The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.

            I want to know You more, I want to know You more.

            The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.

2.         The greatest thing in all my life is loving You;

            The greatest thing in all my life is loving You;

            I want to love You more, I want to love you more.

            The greatest thing in all my life is loving You.

3.         The greatest thing in all my life is serving  You;

            The greatest thing in all my life is serving You;

            I want to serve You more, I want to serve You more.

            The greatest thing in all my life is serving You.

Hymn of Promise

1.         In the bulb there is a flower; In the seed, an apple tree;

            In cocoons, a hidden promise; Butterflies will soon be free!

            In the cold and snow of winter There’s a spring that waits to be,

            Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see.

2.         There’s a song in evry silence, Seeking word and melody;

            There’s a dawn in every darkness, Bringing hope to you and me.

            From the past will come the future; What it holds, a mystery,

            Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see.

3.         In our end is our beginning; In our time, infinity.

            In our doubt there is believing; in our life eternity.

            In our death a resurrection; At the last, a victory. 

            Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see.

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April 26 Virtual Worship

April 26, 2020 by  
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Of course we wish we could worship in person. However, we are blessed to be able to share this virtual experience with you.

Today’s scripture reading is Luke 24:13-35

Here, O My Lord, I See Thee

  1.  Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;

       Here would I touch and handle things unseen,

       Here grasp with firmer hand h’eternal grace,

       And all my weariness upon Thee Lean.

3.    I have no help but Thine; nor do I need

       Another arm save Thine to lean upon;

       It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;

       My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone.

4.    Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness;

       Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood.

       Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace;

       Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord, my God.

Shine, Jesus, Shine

Lord, the light of your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness, shining

Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us

Set us free by the truth you now bring us

Shine on me, shine on me

Shine, Jesus, shine

Fill this land with the Father’s glory

Blaze, Spirit, blaze

Set our hearts on fire

Flow, river, flow

Flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth your word

Lord, and let there be light

Lord, I come to your awesome presence

From the shadows into your radiance

By the blood I may enter your brightness

Search me, try me, consume all my darkness

Shine on me, shine on me

As we gaze on your kingly brightness

So our faces display your likeness

Ever changing from glory to glory

Mirrored here may our lives tell your story

Shine on me, shine on me

Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.

March 20, 2020 by  
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This is an enormously challenging moment in time for humankind and for God’s Church.  The current world health situation is extremely serious.  It is crucial now for each one of us to act responsibly.  “Love one another as I have loved you,” Jesus commands.

As people who are loved and cared for by God, we recognize that God calls us to love and care for one another.  We accept and we value this high calling.  We must do our faithful best to be as considerate as possible of everyone’s health and well-being.  With genuine consideration for each other, Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ is striving to respond appropriately to the situation and to follow protocols for minimizing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Until further notice, all Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ activities, events, gatherings and “in-person” worship services are suspended.

For the time being, there will be no “in-person” gatherings of more than 10 people at Ivy Chapel UCC.  This is not an easy decision.  As Christ’s followers, we pattern our lives after the life of our Savior Jesus, and faithful discipleship involves inter-personal relationships.  This makes refraining from public worship a difficult thing for us to do.  Nevertheless, we must.  We do so out of genuine consideration for all people.

For daily spiritual nourishment; please subscribe free of charge to our United Church of Christ Stillspeaking Daily Devotional at   https://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional

We will post virtual worship experiences – including Holy Week – here on this website and on our YouTube channel.

By God’s grace and with God’s help, we are able to love one another.  God is with you.  Thank you for displaying mutual respect and loving care for all people.

If you have questions or need to reach out to us, please do not hesitate to do so via email.

Find the answers at Ivy Chapel Trivia Night – June 29

June 16, 2019 by  
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Trivia Night at Ivy Chapel UCC

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Ivy Chapel UCC invites you to a family friendly night of trivia.

All are welcome!

Tables of 8 are $80 or $10 per person.

There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions with mulligans available for purchase.  Other surprises and prizes are also in store!

Please get in touch with us via email to reserve your table or call 314-434-4991.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Questions will start at 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Ivy Chapel UCC

620 North Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Fellowship Hall

Tea, lemonade, popcorn and pretzels are provided and you are welcome to bring outside food and drink (beer, wine, soda).

Join us for Holy Week 2019

April 12, 2019 by  
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holyweek-2018Join us here at Ivy Chapel as we celebrate Holy Week, and mark the journey to Easter.

Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. for Palm Sunday worship as we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.

Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. for Maundy Thursday, sometimes called Holy Thursday, the night of the Last Supper.

Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. for Good Friday worship commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.

On Easter Sunday, at 6:30 a.m. we gather for Sunrise Worship to celebrate the resurrection.

We gather again at 10 a.m for our Easter worship service. He is Risen!

Ivy reaches out during Lent

February 17, 2018 by  
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Giving is Christian outreach “Ivy-style”! Our congregation is responding to multiple offering invitations this Lenten Season. We give God glory for the many, additional ways in which people of Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ are reaching out beyond our church.

Rejoice over this extensive array of things our congregation has done and is doing this Lent: supporting World Vision in connection with Ivy Youth 30-Hour Famine; Lenten canned food drive which will go to three local food pantries; supporting Shannondale, a mission project with the Missouri Mid-south Conference of the UCC with its craft center, lodge for retreats and outdoor programs; supporting Baby Blue Pantry (operating through Wee Care Learning Center of Festus, providing money for baby diapers and formula for families in need); and supporting ecumenical, global ministries by offering gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing (all donations accepted through Easter).
Praise God for Ivy’s faithful responses to these invitations to give!

Please send us an email to learn more about the organizations we support, or if you would like to learn how you can help.

HarvestFest Fundraiser, Nov. 4

October 4, 2017 by  
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You are invited to a vintage (but that does not mean old and stuffy) evening of wine, cheese, appetizers, desserts, music and more. And oh yeah, did we mention the auction? Silent and oral auctions, secret bubbly bags and other surprises are in store all evening long.

Here are the details on HarvestFest 2017:

November 4, 2017
6:30 p.m. – ?
Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ
620 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield

$15 per person in advance, $20 at the door

Proceeds will benefit Ivy Chapel programs.

Looking for a ticket? Have an auction item to donate? Drop us a line or call 314-434-4991 and we’ll set you up.

Thank you… and see you there.

Want to help promote HarvestFest? Use these flyers and invitations to spread the word.

Blessing of the Animals – Sept. 16, 2017

September 6, 2017 by  
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Calling all creatures great and small! You’re invited to bring your owners (sorry guys, you’ll have to be on a leash or in a cage most of the time) to the annual Ivy Chapel Blessing of the Animals.

Here are the details you can pass on to your most important people:
(that is, the people who can drive you to our church):

Blessing of the Animals
at Ivy Chapel UCC
620 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
1-3 p.m., Saturday, September 16

Please let your owners know that this year, we are partnering with SNUGGLE (Special Needs Under Gentle Guided Love Everyday).

Visit SNUGGLE’s website to learn more.

We’ll have a collection for SNUGGLE at the event. Items they particularly need include:
bleach
baby receiving blankets
top loading hard carriers
nebulizer
Swisspers cotton balls

By wing or by tail, spread the word to all the critters you know!

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