I have no greater joy
than to hear
that my children
are walking in
the truth. 
3 John 4
 
 
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WELCOME
Come join us at
Martin Luther Chapel
4100 Terrace Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
(Parking lot access from Baker Avenue)
 
Worship:
 
10am every Sunday
    Season of Easter
    Sermons based on the Gospels of
        St Mark and St John
 
Join us after the service for fellowship over coffee, tea, juice, water and cookies.  
 
 
 
                  Bible Study Times
Sundays: 
            8:45am
                                                Luther’s Catechisms
                                                                      Mar-Jun 2018
 
        Noon
                                        A New Testament Epistle
                                                    Ongoing Schedule
 
Wednesdays:
          11am
                            The Holy Spirit
                                                                      Apr – May 2018
 
 

What we believe, teach and confess.

 
We confess and hold fast to the teachings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
as found in the Book of Concord (Which is drawn from the Holy Scriptures).
 
 
 
 
We are a Christian congregation that conforms to the divine Word of God in doctrine and practice.
It is the will of our Lord Jesus Christ that His disciples preach the gospel to the whole world.
That Christ’s mission for His Church might be carried out according to His will, He commanded that Christians:
     Unite in Worship.
     Practice fellowship with one another.
     Witness to all men.
     Help each other grow in the Word.
     Serve the needs of all men in Christian love..
     Administer the Office of the Keys as His Church.
     and maintain decency and order.
 
We are affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) as long as the confession and constitution of LCMS are in accord with the confession and constitution of this congregation as laid down in Article 2.
 
This congregation shall, to the best of its ability, actively support the LCMS and assist it in effecting all sound measures intended for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
Membership of this congregation shall be designated by two different terms:
     Baptized member.
     Communicant member.
About Martin Luther Chapel

All members of MLC are sinners, broken and hurting, but God has called us into His family where He forgives us and loves us in His Son, Jesus Christ, and then sends us to others.  Because of that, we are always growing, ever reaching and tirelessly proclaiming the Good News of Jesus.  There is a place here for you!  Won’t you come and experience God’s peace, joy and comfort.

Life and Times in the Life of Martin Luther Chapel

 

           Ministries       

 
 
 
 
MERCY MINISTRY
 
Homebound Visitation
 
Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry
 
Shoebox Project
 
 
 
           
 
           
 
Scripture and Song
every Wednesday at 11AM
          featuring bible study
                     prayer
       and Christian fellowship
 
 
Pastoral  Outreach Visitations
        
          
 
YOUTH MINISTRY
 
   *Youth Group
 
   *Youth Confirmation
      Sept. – April
 
   *Sunday School
       Sept. – May
 
   *Vacation Bible School
                  either July or August
                  please call to inquire
 
 
 
          Martin Luther
        Christian School 
                from
           pre 3 to 7th grade
           Aug to June
     School Chapel:  Wed 9am
 
      with Christian Instruction:
             every Wednesday
              6-7 grades;  10am
               4-5 grades;  1pm
 
 
 
 
 
fire
 
 
 
YOUNG ADULT
 
 Social Gatherings
 
Central America Outreach
 
 
 

Church Leadership Team

 
Pastor   Robert Bruggeman
 
 
Exec. Director   Ed Fitzgerald
Lay Ministry   Calvin Fowler
Property   Charlie Dawson
Asst. Exec. Director   Fred Schuck
Stewardship   John Doose
Public Relations   Kathy Dawson
Treasurer   Jane Duffy
Evangelism   
Youth   Lisa Evans
Secretary   Terri Schuck
Christian Education   Jim Moore
Sunday School
Financial Secretary   Jan Wagner
Fellowship   Judy Fitzgerald
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Pastor
                                                                                                                                                                        
 
 
Pastor Bob and Kim Bruggeman
 
I grew up in Nebraska and enlisted in the U.S. Marines immediately after graduating High School.  I was promoted to sergeant and was married in 1977.  After my enlistment was completed, I moved to Florida and became a police officer.  Kurt and Arthur (my two oldest sons) were born during this time in Florida. 
In 1983 I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps and for the next 23+ years served in various assignments as an Infantry Officer.  Kyle (my third son) was born while I was receiving initial training as an Infantry Officer at Quantico, VA.  Over the course of the 23 years I was stationed at Quantico, VA (3 times), Camp Lejeune, NC (2 times), 29 Palms, CA (once) and Indian Head, MD (once).  I served in combat zones in the North Arabian Sea, Somalia and Iraq.  I made three routine peace time deployments to Okinawa, Japan and served in the Republic of Korea for two years.  I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006.

I began Seminary Training in 2009 and in 2010 I had to take a leave of absence from studies.  Unfortunately, my marriage of 34 years ended in divorce in May of 2012.  I returned to the Seminary after receiving approval from the Call and Placement Committee in March of 2014.  

I was introduced to Kim Hannaman by a close friend in April 2013 and we were married in October 2014 by my field work pastor.  We completed the 2014-2015 School Year and were placed at the Northeast Kansas Lutheran Partnership for vicarage.  It was a great year of learning and growing in many areas.
 
We returned to Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne the first week of August 2016 and began the last year of course work for pastoral education.  I completed all the course work at the end of the Winter Term 2016-2017, passed the Theological Interview and awaited the Call Service on April 25, 2017.  That evening I received a divine call to Martin Luther Chapel and Martin Luther
Christian School, Pennsauken, NJ.
 
Kim and I arrived the beginning of May 2017 and I was ordained and installed as the pastor for Martin Luther Chapel on 21 May 2017.   
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor Derek Mathers, preached the sermon and then ordained and installed me.
 
 
 
 
Pastor Mathers and Ed Fitzgerald (Executive Director of the Parish Planning Council).
 
 
 
 
Pastor Mather (Left) was the Liturgist and my brothers in the ministry.
 
 
 
One of the multitude of joys I get to experience everyday is listening to the children.
 
 
 
 
Kim has a varied background: a flight attendant, newspaper and hotel marketer and a real estate asset manager [specializing in HOAs] manager for firms in the greater Los Angeles area.

Kurt is my oldest son and is married to Christina and they have two children, Steven and Alyssa.  Kurt is an Air Force Fighter Pilot and flies for Southwest airlines.  Christina home schools Steven and Alyssa.

Arthur is my middle son and is married to Chrissey and they have two children, Ethan and Connor.  Arthur is a Marine Attack Jet Pilot and Chrissey is a full time mother for Ethan and Connor.

Kyle is my youngest son and was a Marine Rifleman but is now undergoing coursework for a career in medicine. 

 

 

 
Executive Director, Parish Planning Council:  Ed Fitzgerald
 
Lay Ministry Board
 
 
 
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.

John 3:16

 
 
LCMS Youth Gathering      San Antonio, Texas    30,000 in the Alamodome!
 
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      New Photo Gallery     

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 Visit MLC This Sunday !

8:45 AM  for Bible Study
 
10 AM  for Divine Service of the Word and the Service of the Sacrament
(the Lord’s Table)
 
Please join us for fellowship over coffee and cookies after the Divine Service in the lower Narthex.
 
 
 
The parking for Chapel and Christian School functions is from the 4100 block of Baker Avenue (between Rte 130 and Roosevelt Ave.)
 
 
4100 Terrace Avenue      Pennsauken, NJ 08109
 
telephone  856 665 0116
 
email address   mlcemail@juno.com
 
 
The Old Rugged Cross   Jesus Loves Me  
 
 
Recent Church Song List includes, but is not limited to: 
 
Here I Am to Worship
In Christ Alone
Heart of Worship
Shine Jesus Shine
Our God is Greater
You are God Alone
10,000 Reasons
Better Is One Day
Here I Am Lord
                                                       Good, Good Father
                                                   Blessed Be Your Name
Lead Me To The Cross
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                       When Peace Like a River    
                                                                                                                                                           What a Friend We Have in Jesus
 
 
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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies
proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1
 
 
 

 

 
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Martin Luther Chapel
Contact Information
 
Mailing Address:
4100 Terrace Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
 
Telephone Numbers:
Office:    856…665…0116
FAX:    856…665…5312
 
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  Martin Luther Christian School is enjoying a number of successes:  our student population continues to increase, Pastor Mather, our principal, recently joined the Administration and provides a wealth of spiritual gifts and strength, and we have a number of new teachers that bring enthusiasm and current thoughts on education.  This is helping Martin Luther Christian School proclaim the Gospel to a student body that is largely unchurched and is now being encouraged to attend either Martin Luther Chapel or another Christian Church.

  The School is also experiencing a number of challenges:  a budget deficit that the Chapel is trying to help with; families that are seeking a Christian and safe school but are financially unable to send their children without scholarships, aging computers and data systems; curriculum that needs to be updated; facility maintenance that has been deferred; and low salaries for the entire administration, staff and faculty.
 
Please consider helping us in this good work with a financial giift