Welcome to Holy Cross

A Greeting from Pastor Jon

 

Please join us for worship:

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Casual Service

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship 

We invite you to stay and enjoy Fellowship Time on our patio after the service.

We are here to serve you in any way we can!  All are welcome. 

 

Upcoming Special Worship Services

 

Midweek Advent Worship – Wednesdays December 1, 8 and 15 at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Reformation Sunday Celebration

We had an amazing day on October 31 as we celebrated 60 years of our existence as a church and also Pastor Brian’s retirement.  Thank you so much for those who worked so hard to put this wonderful event together.  God has greatly blessed our congregation and, as we celebrate 60 years and the 20 years that Pastor Brian led us, we also look forward to the blessings that will come in the future as well. 

Here are the two short videos that were shown at the program.  Pastor Jon wrote and recorded the background music.

The celebration of 60 years

The celebration of Pastor Brian

 

Trusting In His Promises

Two weekends ago was an example of what it means to trust in God’s promises as we celebrated 60 years of our existence as a church and Pastor Brian’s 20 years.  The hope is to now take this legacy and expand it for the next 60 years and beyond.  The goal in “Trusting In His Promises” is to raise $60,000 over the next fourteen months and to have a capital fund to cover the costs of our facility repair and maintenance. We would like our general fund to be used for missional and ministry purposes and have the separate capital fund to cover the care of our facility.  Most of you have received the mailing that was sent out. This month we are asking you to do three things.

  1. To make a general fund commitment for 2022.  This would be what you will give on a regular basis for 2022.
  2. To make a commitment for Trusting in His Promises.  This will be over and above your normal giving (please do not cut back on your normal giving to fulfill this).  You can give a year end gift for 2022.  You can also make a pledge to give over the course of 2022.
  3. Pray for the success of this campaign collectively and also how God is leading you to respond.

This video link will share the basic information about the campaign.  

We encourage you to bring your commitment cards to worship.  You can also mail your form or drop it off at the church office.  We ask that all cards are turned in by the end of November.  It is your option as to whether or not you place your name on the commitment cards. I am happy to report that we have already received five commitments of $5,000 or more to be given over the next fourteen months (That already brings us close to halfway to our goal of $60,000). We have also received $10,000 in gifts already which is a great start.

Missions Opportunities

Our annual drive to collect needed hygiene products begins November 13 and ends December 12.  Shoe Box coordinated the collection of items in the Phoenix Metro area for those experiencing homelessness and others in need who cannot afford hygiene products.  This is an opportunity to show Jesus’ love through our generosity by assisting Shoe Box in their mission.  There will be flyers on the bulletin table listing the needed products.

New Hospice Volunteer Opportunity: Pastor Tim Duerr and Stoneridge Hospice could use your help! Holy Cross’ very own Beverly Fletcher is leading the residents at a Scottsdale group home in Music Therapy on Wednesdays from 1-2PM. We could use a couple of volunteers to assist the residents with finding the songs and turning the pages of their songbooks. If you are interested in this fun opportunity or if you would like to help other patients as they go through this special time we will provide the required training, fingerprinting and Hospice volunteer certification. Contact Pastor Tim Duerr at: tduerr@srhospice.com.

 
Online Giving

This link is for online giving to Holy Cross Lutheran.  Click on the link and it will take you to a secure site that will guide you through the process.

 

Bible Study

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – Study of the Weekly Readings:  Led by Dennis Marten in the Amen Corner.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – Study the Gospel of Matthew.  A verse-by-verse study of the first book in the New Testament. Led by Mike Reese in the conference room next to the church office.

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible study, “Women of the Old Testament,” led by Dee Kett in the Amen Corner. (This group will not meet in December.)

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – Study of Genesis led by Pastor Jon.  This is a Zoom Bible study.  Contact the church office or Pastor Jon for the link. (This group will not meet again until January 5.)

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Overview of the Bible led by Pastor Jon.  The study will cover one Book of the Bible each week.  This class will be live and on Zoom. (This group will meet on December 1 and then will not meet again until January 5.)

Our Book of the Quarter study on, “I Will…” by Thom Rainer has concluded. Here are the video teachings on each chapter.

September 11-12, Chapter 1 – “I Am to I Will”

September 18-19, Chapter 2 – “I Will Worship With Others”

September 25-26, Chapter 3 – “I Will Grow Together With Others”

October 2-3, Chapter 4 – “I Will Serve”

October 9-10, Chapter 5 – “I Will Go”

October 16-17, Chapter 6 – “I Will Live Generously”

October 23-24, Chapter 7 – “I Will Not be a Church Dropout”

November 6-7, Chapter 8 – “I Will Avoid the Traps of Churchianity”

November 13-14, Chapter 9 “I Will Make a Difference” 

 

Bible Study Resources

Check out this link to The Bible Project to find great resources in growing in the Word of God and Understanding the Bible.  

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