News and Events

May 8-9, 2021 E-Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of Holy Cross,

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!!  Thank you for showing us what love looks like!!

We have a very important Voters’ Meeting next Sunday, May 16 at 10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Your attendance is very important as we have important updates and decisions to make as a congregation.  

This week the theme of our message is “Loving God”.  We will take a look at I John 5:1-8.  This section of Scripture lays out clearly what loving God looks like as we continue our study of I John.

Pastor Jon’s Sermon for May 8-9,  “Loving God”:

https://youtu.be/goJ5CSCuWfI

Liturgy with Scripture and Prayer:

https://youtu.be/DJYPpn3vCTo

A special Mother’s Day song and video written, performed and produced by Pastor Jon:

https://youtu.be/I2G6ATlYJ_A

Our Next Book Club Meeting – this Wednesday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Our book of the quarter is “We’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado.  On Wednesday, May 12, we will discuss chapters 6-10.  We have purchased more copies of the book for those that want to join us.  Please contact the church office or Pastor Jon.  The 10:00 a.m. session is live in the sanctuary and the 7:00 p.m. is on Zoom (contact the church office to get the link).  

Thank you for supporting the mission and ministry of Holy Cross.  Your sacrifice to God’s work is greatly appreciated and is an expression of thankfulness to God for who He is and all He does for us.  If you are unable to attend worship, please send your offerings to the church office or give through our secure online platform. 

https://givetoholycross.churchcenter.com/giving

Worship hymns and other singing resources:

If you click on the link below, it will take you to a free song library that has 162 worship songs.  There is a search bar on the first page and you can type in hymns you are looking for and it will take you directly to the song.  The other option is to scroll through the songs and pick some you want.  The search tool is quickest and easiest.  You can use this any time you want to sing along with Christians hymns.  It is a great resource that has been put out by the Michigan District for use by the church and public.  Click on the link below and it will open up another way for you to worship the Lord.

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6931887

Thank you to you, the people of Holy Cross,  for your generosity in our last three mission projects.  We provided Tonolea Elementary School with two shipments of water bottles and snacks for standardized testing days at a school in which 85% of the students come from families with great financial need.  We also helped with supplying baby shower gift baskets for mothers in need and restocked our homeless food pantry.  Thank you for your amazing outpouring of love for others.

It has been exciting to see a number of new people attend our services and members who are returning to live worship. With the COVID numbers dropping and with many of our members already vaccinated, it may be time to consider getting back involved in live worship when you feel it is safe.  We also encourage you to consider one of our Bible studies or join our book of the quarter club. If there is any way we can be of help or support, please feel free contact me or the church office.

In His Service,

Pastor Jon Bjorgaard

 

Partnership with Pastor Jon Bjorgaard and St. Mark Lutheran

Pastor Jon Bjorgaard and the people of St. Mark Lutheran will be working with Pastor Murphy and the people of Holy Cross during the upcoming months in helping to plan and implement ideas and initiatives to help lead Holy Cross on a path for long-term health and growth.  It is God who can do all things and Pastor Jon is a strong believer in the power of God and the great potential that Holy Cross has to do even greater things as we move forward into the future in this ever-changing world.

Bible Studies

Sunday Bible Study at 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, focusing on the readings we have each week in our worship services.

We also offer a 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning Bible study on Zoom. 

BOOK CLUB – Important Update!

Our Next Book Club Meeting – May 12 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Our book of the quarter is “We’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado.  On Wednesday, May 12, we will discuss chapters 6-10.  We have purchased more copies of the book for those that want to join us.  Please contact the church office or Pastor Jon.  The 10:00 a.m. session is live in the sanctuary and the 7:00 p.m. is on Zoom (contact the church office to get the link).  

 

AMAZON SMILE

If you have an Amazon Prime account, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Holy Cross. To find out more click HERE. A few of our members have already signed up. It takes only 2-3 minutes.