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April 2012

April 2012

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Chapel Chimes April 2012 Newsletter
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On the Road to Emmaus
 
St Luke 24:13-32
Two disciples were on the road to Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem…on
Easter afternoon. I have been on that road! Then again, so have many of 
you! It’s a road marked by:
 Grief Disappointment, andPain.Today, March 9, I received an email about my friend, Mike. He absolutelyloves to ride horses. He and his family spend entire vacations on some trail
ride…in Colorado, Missouri, South Dakota or Nebraska. Mike often worksthe rodeo. Today I received the sad news…Mike is dying, currently a patient
of hospice. Mike and his precious wife, Carol, are on the Road to Emmaus.
Then, here’s a man on his second year of unemployment. It’s about to runout. He feels nothing but discouragement and uselessness. He’s on his Road
to Emmaus.We have several beautiful people who are numbered among our family and
friends at Chapel…they are somewhere along the Road to Emmaus.
 Surely, you have walked this way yourself.When Jesus and the two disciples arrived in Emmaus, it was supper time.They urged Jesus to join them for a meal. As they sat at supper with Him,
they asked Him to offer grace. And Jesus “took bread, blessed and broke it
and gave it to them.
Then their eyes were opened
, and they recognized Him;
and He vanished from their sight.” St. Luke 24:30
-31On the Road to Emmaus, they
doubted
that Jesus was alive again.In the breaking of the bread, they
believed
that Jesus had been raised to life.
Every time we “eat the bread” and “drink the cup,” we experience the pres-
ence of the Risen Christ!
CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY!
CHAPEL
chimes
 
Growing in Faith
Sharing God’s Love
 
April 2012
SUNRISE BREAKFASTFUNDRAISER 
The Love In Action mission team to Be-lize, along with the YF, will be prepar-ing and serving the Easter Sunrise Break-fast on Sunday, April 8, following theSunrise Service at the church. Any dona-tions for the meal will be used for thework project(s) at Cayo Deaf Institutethis summer. Come enjoy a heartybreakfast of biscuits and gravy, fruit,rolls, and drinks.
“We must not love with word or speech,but with truth and action.” 1 John 3:18
 
I want to thank everyone for welcomingme and my family to serve with youJanuary and February. You have a vibrantcongregation and it was truly a joy toserve you and worship with you. We lookforward to visiting you and staying intouch. You are a beautiful church familyand God is definitely alive in your con-gregation. Keep looking to Him andtrusting Him on your journey together.Pastor Dean and Marvalyn, WelcomeHome and
Happy St. Patrick’s Day (Top
of the morning to you). You weremissed and are deeply loved.~Jennifer Daniel
 Kelly’s Korner
 
 
Page 2 CHAPELchimes
DidYou
Know
 
Participating in the musical "Annie" atGMG were Morgan Burt, MadelynNewcomb, Summer Langenbau, SieraRichter, Mackenzie Burt, Austin Groth,Autumn Rosacker, Caitlin Appelgate &Mikaella Koster.Receiving I ratings at State IndividualSpeech Contest were Caitlin Appelgate,Prose; Siera Richter, Storytelling;Mackenzie Burt, Prose; and AustinGroth, Radio News.Emily Havelka was selected 2nd teamall-conference in basketball in the IowaStar Conference.Emily Havelka, Morgan Burt and AustinGroth were selected Times RepublicanLeaders of Tomorrow 2012 .
New inductees in GMG’s National Honor
Society include Shannon Fleming, LoganBurt, Mackenzie Burt, Jennifer Borota,Codi Groth, Mikaella Koster and CaitlinAppelgate. Congratulations!Coe College Jazz Summit results forGMG: Autumn Rosacker & CaitlinAppelgate received an OutstandingSoloist; Austin Groth received anOutstanding Soloist Award and Jazz Ireceived 1
st
place in Class IA.VBS will be hosted in Garwin this year.
 
Receiving I ratings at District Speechand advancing to the State Contest wereSiera Richter, Storytelling; Austin Groth,Radio News; Caitlin Appelgate, Prose;Mackenzie Burt, Prose.
Our Circle of 
concern: 
 
Tammy Burt, surgery recoveryPhil Collins, recuperating from surgeryBill & Cindy Ormston, cancer
Noah Ohrt, 15, cancer; Susan Beichley’s
cousinDoc Schaeferle, 100, fluid on lungsFamily of Bobbie Verwers, 75, whopassed away Feb. 25.Rich McKibben of Albion, 56, passedaway March 15 of cancer; Donald &Phyllis Mann's nephew
 
Dee Burt upcoming surgery
 
Nancy Peshel health concerns andrecent hospitalizations
 
Claire Handorf test results
 
Larry Collins rotator cuff surgery
 
Jeff Koster upcoming surgery
 
Anna Mae Rohweder, 76, passed away
March 4; Melva Vint’s sister in law
 
Ken Arnote, Sr. health concerns
 
April Sunday School Teachers
Jr SS Openings 9:30-9:40: Marci KrullPreschool-K: Marla HlasGrades 1-3: Marci KrullGrades 4-6: Carol Lamer 
Jr & Sr High: Allen Burt’s
 M&M: Lynn Handorf 
Lenten Groups
The concluding Adult Lenten study will meet at 6 pm Sunday night, April1, in four different homes. Hosts include Dan & Tricia Steen; Donald &Phyllis Mann; Doug & Linda Svendsen; and Dick & Jo Svendsen. Thanks tothe Witness Committee: Cathy Vint, Beverly Iverson, Marci Krull, *Barbara
Burt, Lynn Handorf, Dan Beane, for organizing this year’s Lenten small
groups.
Holy Thursday, April 5, 7 pm
Commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus in which Jesus gave several finalcommands to his disciples - to love one another, to serve one another andto remember him through the breaking of the bread. The Holy Thursdayservice, including communion, will be held at Chapel on April 5 at 7:00pm.
Good Friday, April 6, 7:30 pm
Join us in a powerful service in remembering Christ’s great sacrifice asthe story is retold of Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion and death on Good Friday.
The Garwin United Methodist Church will host the service on April 6 at7:30 pm. Area pastors will join together to lead the service, includingChapel lay people who will be participants. For more information, contactJoAnne Lambertson, 499-2567.
Easter Sunday, April 8, 7:30 am
The fact that Jesus rose from death demonstrated He has the power overdeath, and only through Him can people have hope for eternal life. Jesus
said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John3:16).Join us for an Easter Sunrise Service with a program at 7:30 am by theVolunteers. Breakfast will follow prepared and served by the missionteam and YF.Sunday School will be held as normal at 9:30 am. Easter services start at
10:30 am. “Christ the Lord is risen today!” The Boys and Girls Fellowship
will have an Easter Egg Hunt during church on the next Sunday on April15.
Easter, A time of Reflection
 
4-6th Graders Endure a LONG Movie
The 4-6 Grade Class just finished watching themovie The Ten Commandments. It took 7 weeksfor us to complete it. Grace Shewe and Kasey Win-ters both had perfect attendance-for which theywere rewarded with a little gift. We sang a songabout the Ten Commandments to the tune ofFarmer in the Dell. We also played a card gameanswering questions pertaining to them. They dida great job answering them! We also built an Arkof the Covenant and put in it: Tablets of the TenCommandments, manna in a golden jar, andAaron's blooming staff. We also have a blue veil tocover it. What a great group of kids. I do have theCD if anyone would want to borrow it. ~ CarolLamer
Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars now for summer fun! Thecombined VBS will be held in Garwin,
June 11-15
,2012. Please watch for further information, regis-tration and how we can help make this a greattime of fellowship for the kids.
Welcome…
 
A warm Chapel-handshake to Jason and JanineAnderson and their two children, Madi and Carter.They live at 1335 N. Longhorn Lane, Garwin, andemail address is jayander2@iowatelecom.net.
Page 3April 2012
For Your Information {FYI}
Save the Date!
Chapel’s Ice Cream Social date has been set for
Tuesday evening,
June 19
, with serving beginning at5:00 pm. Most workers have worn purple t-shirts thelast couple of years during the Social. If you wouldlike to order one, please sign up on the back bulletinboard starting April 1. Committee members arechairpersons Dan & Tricia Steen; Jim & LeAnn Flem-ing, and Chris & Amy Bland with Leon & Carol Lameras advisors to the committee members.
Graduation Recognition May 13
High school and college graduates will be recognized
during church on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. If
your child will be graduating this year, please emailLinda Svendsen, chair of Worship Committee, atsven@heartofiowa.net,as soon as possible. Con-gratulations, graduates!
Items for Bulletin & Newsletter
Please forward any items or announcements for theweekly bulletin to Marvalyn Kelly atirish@slrmail.com. Marvalyn will be doing the bulle-tins each week until summer. Newsletter items canbe sent to lodle@heartofiowa.net until summer.
Iron Sharpens Iron
All men of the church are encouraged to check out
the national men’s equipping conference, called Iron
Sharpens Iron coming to Cedar Rapids on May 5. Ifyou are interested in attending, please talk to ChuckRosacker, 641-752-6276 or email cdrosa@mchsi.com
by April 15th
. More info can be found here,www.ironsharpensiron.net. Who should attend?Emerging men, ages 13-19, Pioneering Men, ages 20-29; Full Throttle Men, ages 30-55; and SeasonedMen, ages 55+. The conference will be held at theFirst Assembly Cedar Rapids, 3233 Blairs Ferry Rd.NE, Cedar Rapids, from 8:30-4:55 pm. There is aspecial group rate for 10 or more men registered to-gether, of $39 per person, for early registration.There are flyers on the narthex table.
Attendance for February
Feb 5: 85 plus 27 scouts!Feb 12: 107Feb 19: 76Feb 26: 102Mar 4: 88
M&M TEACHERS FOR 2012Apr: Lynn HandorfMay: Ross IversonJune: Vaugn KlosterJuly: Stan KosterAug: Mike VintSept: Dan BeaneOct: Ron GrothNov: Karen HandorfDec: Lynn Handorf

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