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. 

 

 

October 31, Reformation Sunday Celebration

60 Year Anniversary of Holy Cross & Pastor Brian’s 20 Years as Pastor

Here is the schedule for the weekend, October 30-31:

5:00 p.m.        Saturday Service

9:00 a.m.        Worship service

10:00a.m.        Fellowship Time and Concert in the Sanctuary

10:45 a.m.      Brunch

Noon:             Program – 60th Anniversary and retirement celebration

For those who are attending the luncheon on October 31, we ask that you consider signing up to bring a side dish, desserts or beverages.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin table in the sanctuary, or you can call the church office and talk to Shirley Tuesdays-Thursdays between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Feel free to leave a message on the answering machine if no one answers.  We mainly have need for cold green bean salad and coleslaw.

As we celebrate Pastor Brian’s retirement, we encourage you to consider bringing a card and/or gift for him to receive on October 31.  We thank God for blessing Holy Cross with 20 years of service from Pastor Brian.

 

Missions Opportunities

We are supporting a young man who recently arrived from Turkey after growing up in Afghanistan.  His name is Ramin Nuri and we are helping him settle in our community.  We are currently gathering gift cards from Target or Walmart to help get the items he needs to stock the apartment he recently moved into.  They can be dropped off at the church office, given to Pastor Jon or given to one of our Council members.

Thank you for your generous support of the mission project for Vista Del Camino.  We filled up a van with the supplies that were collected.  It was an amazing event.  We are looking at similar events through the Shoe Box ministry and Feed My Starving Children. Watch the bulletin and website for more information.

 
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. (Starting September 14) – Women’s Bible study,  “Women of the Old Testament”, led by Dee Kett in the Amen Corner.

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.

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (Starting September 15) –  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.

During the months of September and October we are doing a book study on “I Will…” by Thom Rainer.  Each week Pastor Jon will preach a mini-sermon on the chapter for the week.  If you do not have the book, there are copies at Holy Cross. The purpose of this book and study is to help us grow more deeply in our lives of being followers of Jesus and to strengthen our lives and the life of our church.

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”

 

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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