Mission Intern Program
For upcoming high school seniors or college student age members of Ladue Chapel, we offer an opportunity to serve as a summer Mission Intern. These internships, funded by the Mission Committee, offer employment during the summer of 2017 to participate in local Christian mission work, to grow spiritually, and to experience and learn about the mission of the church of Jesus Christ.
Mission Interns will work in the various mission projects to which Ladue Chapel is committed and will meet on select Sundays for reflection, sharing, and fellowship. A partial list of mission opportunities may include work at Mission Intern Retreat, Cornerstone Center, Food Outreach, L.E.A.D. Promising Youth, Ladue Chapel’s Urban Plunge and Vacation Bible School.
Greeters are members of our Hospitality Team and are assigned Sundays to welcome all those who come to worship, and to offer assistance and directions to worshipers as may be needed. It’s a great way to serve and to meet people! Please call Mary Carr at 314-485-1385 for more information.
Ushers serve in teams, are also members of our Hospitality Team, and assist in the conduct of worship on Sunday mornings, handing out worship bulletins, helping worshippers find a place to sit, taking up the offering, as well as providing an atmosphere of hospitality and order so that all who attend feel welcome and comfortable. The commitment is indefinite and each team is assigned about one Sunday out of six.
Lectors are lay persons who make a three-year commitment to serve as readers of scripture in Sunday worship. Lectors meet with the Pastor on the second Wednesday of each month to study the readings and rehearse. Lectors love this ministry!
Acolytes are youth third grade or older who assist in worship. Each week one brings in the light of Christ and another carries in the Bible to demonstrate that it is the book of the people. Acolytes receive the offering from the ushers and assist with baptisms. The Acolyte Insider, an emailed newsletter, teaches them about elements of worship.
Wedding Hostesses/Hosts assist the pastors and bridal parties with wedding ceremonies and rehearsals.
Funeral Hostesses/Hosts assist with funerals and memorial services in the church, acting as greeters and ushers.
Flowers for the sanctuary on Sunday mornings are donated by members, and may be given in memory or in honor of loved ones or to the glory of God. To donate contact Emily Holman.
Sunday Morning Cookies
Coffee Fellowship follows each Sunday worship service and is held in the Gathering Place, a large open room which stands at the crossroads of all the various wings of our building complex. Members are invited to donate cookies for Coffee Fellowship by scheduling with the Church Office. Donors may click here for the Cookie Schedule 2016-2017.
St. Patrick’s Casseroles
The St. Patrick Casserole Program
Every month, each member in this program provides a casserole for the St. Patrick Center. The Center is an important resource for residents of public housing, the aged and the homeless in near north St. Louis City. We appreciate our dedicated group of casserole makers! If you have any questions, email Lucie Staack.
2016 Casserole Due Dates: October 31, November 29, December 29
Ladue Chapel Food Bank
Dedicated volunteer drivers from Ladue Chapel rise early in the morning several times each week. They pick up fresh produce and bread from local food stores and restaurants and drive it to the Service Building (aka the “White House”) in the northwest corner of Ladue Chapel’s parking lot, where it is sorted and repackaged by another cadre of volunteers for pick up by food pantries from the city. Last year over 275,000 pounds of food were distributed! Drivers are needed for this very rewarding effort. This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for anyone who can drive a route before going to work or for young retirees from ages 55 – 70. If you would like to help, email Steve Nichols.
Help Us Feed the Hungry
Ladue Chapel’s first food packing event was very successful with 10,584 meals packed in less than three hours! Pretty good work for a first effort. We made macaroni and cheese, and these meals were made completely nutritious with the addition of soy protein and vitamins. Over 100 volunteers of all ages pitched in – even the ‘little’ kids did their share by coloring the packing boxes!
Our efforts supported the local agencies our Ladue Chapel Food Bank serves, including Isaiah 58, Chapel for the Exceptional and Hosea House. We plan to make this an ongoing mission and host several events during the year.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat For Humanity St. Louis
The Ladue Chapel congregation has helped finance and build numerous homes for struggling families. Reaching out to help those in need is a wonderful tradition in our church and this ministry with Habitat for Humanity is a hands-on example of that commitment. It is an opportunity for us to make a difference in the life of a family, a neighborhood and a community.
Habitat for Humanity provides equipment and construction professionals are on hand to guide us. This is an activity for all ages; we have had people as old as 75 and as young as 8 work on this project in past years. It’s a wonderful family activity! We need at least 6 workers each Saturday.
Jesus’ words to his followers, Truly, I say to you, as you did unto one of the least of these my brethren, you did unto me, (Matt. 25:40 RSV), are as meaningful to us today as they were two thousand years ago. We can make a difference.
If you want to help, email Scott Mullis or call him at 314-596-7056 and he will send you the information you need to register.
Our Mission Committee and individual members of the congregation, as “team” volunteers, support this important agency which addresses the recidivism issues facing those released from prison and re-entering society. Join others from Ladue Chapel as a member of a 4-5 person team providing support to a formerly incarcerated individual for one year. Interested? Contact Candace O’Connor. Click here to learn more about Concordance Academy.