Welcome to Holy Cross

A Greeting from Pastor Jon

 

Please join us for worship:

Saturdays at 5 p.m. Casual, Blended Service

Sundays at 9 a.m. Traditional Service

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

 

Sermon for June 25-26:

“Freedom Living”

 

Click HERE to find the complete archive of Pastor Jon’s sermons on YouTube

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Homeless Ministry: Holy Cross has experienced a large uptick in need from our homeless community. Because of this, the food pantry inventory has gotten very low. We are in need of canned meats and spaghetti, applesauce, granola bars, cheese and crackers, beef jerky and canned fruits. The canned food needs to be the “pop top” kind that are easily openable.

June 5 Congregational Meeting Update

  • We are seeing a nice increase in worship attendance as to where we were a year ago.
  • Our Bible study attendance has remained strong and we seem to be on pace to be averaging 75 people in Bible study each week by the end of this year.
  • Our plan is to begin a third worship service by the end of this year and we are proceeding with that plan.
  • We are considering adding a Celebrate Recovery program on our campus. This is a program and ministry to help people struggling with addiction. It would be a very involved program, but there are a number of people who have expressed an interest in helping with it.
  • Our financial position has improved remarkably from where we were a couple years ago. Our savings has grown, our Capital campaign has already reached the goal of $60,000 (we are still encouraging people to fulfill their pledges and see how far God will lead this effort), and we are more than half-way to our goal of $300,000 in revenue this fiscal year. God is leading us to really grow in this area. Thank you for your commitment to serve the Lord in this way!!
  • We presented some By-Law changes to consider, that would be voted on at a future date. If you would like to see a copy of the proposed changes, please contact the church office. The changes are being considered to help streamline our ministry and consolidate boards where there are overlapping job descriptions. 
  • We are expanding our mission work. Thank you to those who will be serving in Feeding My Starving Children this Saturday. The quarterly mission is “Lead a Child”. There will be several other mission opportunities set forth in the coming months.
  • We will be looking to add a part time Director of Contemporary Worship by this Fall. 
  • Mike DeFoe is going through training to become of congregational Mental Health Coach. He was a therapist for the VA for many years and is currently going through extended training through Light University for leading this position. Pastor Jon is also going through the training to support this program as well.
  • We are replacing our computer system in the office to upgrade it.
  • We will be having a new campus security system on our campus that will also change some of our locks to be replaced by key pads. People will be given secure codes to access the sanctuary and other rooms that need more security.

These are some of the things that were discussed. God is doing amazing things in our midst, and we are excited about the path He is leading us on. Thank you for your prayers and support of the mission and ministry of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 

Feed My Starving Children

Thank you to everyone who helped out by preparing meals through Feed My Starving Children. Many children will have enough food to last them a long time because of your outpouring of love

 

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Study of the Weekly Readings: Led by Dennis Marten in the Amen Corner.

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. This class is in person or on Zoom. Contact the church office for the link.

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Led by Dee Kett in the Amen Corner based on Questions Jesus Asked. Note from Dee: Bible study in June-August may be more sporadic during these months, but we will definitely hold a study on June 28 at 9 a.m. We will update as we go for those months. We will be back to the regular weekly studies on September 27 and the study will be on Ecclesiastes.

Wednesdays:
9:00 a.m. Gospel of Mark led by Pastor Jon. This is a Zoom Bible study. Contact the church office or Pastor Jon for the link. (NOT meeting Aug. 3, 10, 17)

7:00 p.m. Class will resume in the fall.

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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