P P E N I NG S
3pm-12am Prayer Vigil
Sunday, April 8 Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter
O FFICE C LOSED NO S UNDAY S CHOOL & A DULT E D C LASSES
12-5am 6:30am 8:00am 9:30am 11:00am
Prayer Vigil Sunrise Worship/Comm Worship/Comm Worship/Comm Worship/Comm
Monday, April 9 O FFICE C LOSED / 6:00pm Saving Grace
9:00am Staff Meeting & Comm 7-9pm Hope & Praise Practice
Wednesday, April 11 All Choirs rehearse * NO CONFIRMATION CLASSES & W.N.L. (5TH-12TH) * Women’s Bible Study Pizza Midweek SS (pre-4th) Classes Adult Ed “Faithful Parenting” Adult Ed “A Time to Connect” Adult Ed Small Group
$ 404,998.89 $ 386,026.86 $ 185,972.03
Please don’t forget your M&M and BM&M Funds along with “N “N OW I S THE T IME !”
T RY T O C AT C H U P
Maybe you have been coming here for a while, but haven’t joined for one reason or another... Become a member of Holy Cross on
Saturday, May 5th at 10am-12pm.
6:30am Friday Guys
Worship/Comm Worship/Comm Worship/Comm/Foster bapt New Orleans Meeting
Given (AS OF 04/04/2012) Used for expenses on addition BALANCE
Are you a member of Holy Cross? Are you new here?
Saturday, April 14
8:00am 9:30am 11:00am 12:00pm
“NOW IS THE TIME!”
$ 2,676.50 $ 5,038.75
on Mondays at 6:00pm in the Fireside Room. For more information call 359-7247.
Friday, April 13
Sunday, April 15 Second in Easter
Building Mort. & Maint. Offering
SAVING GRACE WOMEN’S AA meets
Women at the Well Program Staff Meeting Hosp & Inv Team Stewardship Team Christian Ed Team
4:30pm Day 6 Practice 6:00pm Worship/Hansman bapt
...Received (as of Apr. 4) $ 10,568.75 ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense $ 12,387.25
Thursday, April 12 6:30am 10:30am 5:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm
Mission and Ministry Offering ...Received (as of Apr. 4) ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense
Tuesday, April 10
1:00pm 5-7:30pm 5:30pm 5:30-6:20pm 6:30-7:00pm 7-8:15pm
HOLY CROSS FINANCIAL UPDATES
Attendance on March 31 & April 1:
SATURDAY SOUND TECH NEEDED! Can you help once/month? Twice/month? Once/quarter? We will take you! We need help running the sound board for Saturday nights. All training is provided and scheduled with what works for you! Contact Rachael Fode at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 362-1947 if you are interested! Thanks in advance!
We will get to know each other, talk about all the opportunities available at Holy Cross, and welcome you into our faith-family here.
Sign up on the kiosk (just outside the office), or contact the office today! (Childcare is available with RSVP.)
For your convenience...
A Wheelchair and a Walker (with a seat) are located in the Narthex under the south coat rack.
To schedule a wedding, baptism, or any other event – coordinate room(s), possible fees, setup & cleanup – Email the office (INFO@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG). or call us at 605/362.1947.
H OLY C ROSS L UTHERAN C HURCH Interim Senior Pastor — Dave Johnson Associate in Ministry — Angie Smith Associate Pastor — Amy Eisenmann Ministers — the People of Holy Cross 1300 South Sertoma Avenue WWW.HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG 605-362-1947
April 8, 2012
Resurrection of Our Lord Easter Sunday
Saturday, April 7 Easter Vigil ** NO S ATURDAY C ELEBRATION **
Where Faith and Life Intersect! Our Shared Mission:
“We are called by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, to nurture disciples of every generation, by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ!”
Welcome to Easter Worship at Holy Cross! A special welcome to all visitors and guests.
Go to www.holycrosslutheranchurch.org for a full range of programming & activities.
The new Chapel, located on the North end of the church, is open to you throughout the week. You are invited to enter at any time.
HOLY COMMUNION is celebrated at every worship service by Intinction. (You will receive a wafer to dip in the chalices of either wine or apple juice.)
Everyone, regardless of faith background, is invited to receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ through the bread and the wine.
The bread is dairy-free.
Children who are currently not receiving communion are invited and encouraged to come forward for a blessing.
R A Y E R S
MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & FAMILIES
Bryan Beringer, Joshua Duus, James Frank, Caleb Hockel, Whitney Hockel, Ryan McNamara, Jeremy Pollock, Kevin Pollock, Brady Purdie, and Chris Tinklenberg
T H E
H U R C H
Macie Nicole Miles (daughter of Darci & Christopher)
Zade Davis, Pierce Hanson, Homer Knopf, Andrea Lundstrom, Curtis Moulton, Lana Rustman, Judy Johnson-Albright, Kent Sattler, Jim Schaefer, Diane Stamp, Jodi Stanga, Lee Thompson, Marion Velder, Peggy Voss, Sandy Wahle, Bill Williams, and Roxanne Wolfgang
Mattie Johnson, mother of Coleen (Neil) Wright
The Cook family; Debra Waltner
CELEBRATION — BIRTH
SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILY OF...
CARE & CONCERN
“Circle of Prayer” and “Prayers of the Church”
If you have a prayer request that you wish to be shared with the confidential “Circle of Prayer” or lifted up in the weekend’s “Prayers of the Church,” simply fill out a Prayer Request card located in the pews.
If you or a loved one is hospitalized locally, please contact the church office.
If you would like a visit from one of the pastors, be sure to inform the office staff when you call.
In addition, members of the Visitation Team are available Monday–Friday. Please be sure that “Holy Cross” is listed in your patient information so that when phone calls are made to the hospitals, the Visitation Team member(s) will be informed accordingly.
CRY ROOM: (Young & Restless Room)
A flower in remembrance: We celebrate the gift! of new N URSERY C ARE / C OORDINATOR N EEDED
employment for those whocarnation. enjoy life inNow! theAn birth of a childopportunity with a pink or blue If your child becomes restless during watching children of all ages – primarily Sunday mornings & Holy Cross has begun remembering the death of your worship, the Young & Restless Room Wednesday evenings, as well as other ministry events. loved one and the promise ofornew life, by placing a single is available in the southwest corner Contact Pastor Amy the office today! rose on the altar. If you have a death in your family, just outside the Sanctuary. Until this position is filled, we are in need of volunteers who please contact at theonchurch, Adults are still able to participate in worship! would be able to help in Angie our Nursery Sundays362-1947. (9:30am-12pm)!!!
Beary Fun Bags
are available in the back of the sanctuary for children to use during worship!
The Four Keys of Faith Formation
The Four Keys are provided to help you nourish your child’s/grandchild’s faith.
Scripture Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 118, 1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8
Family Devotions: Traditionally, Easter is celebrated for eight days, called the Octave of Easter, with the first Sunday
after Easter called “Low Sunday.” This was the day when those baptized on Easter Sunday took off their white robes and resumed their normal lives. Observe the Easter Octave in your home by beginning your household meals with these Easter responses (a leader says the first part; the rest of the household the part in italics). Psalm 118 is the Psalm for Easter Sunday.
Monday: “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!” Tuesday: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; His love goes on forever.” (Ps 118:1) Wednesday: “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” (Ps. 118:14) Thursday: “Shout with joy and victory; For the Lord has done mighty things.” (Ps. 118:15)
Friday: “Lord, I give you thanks, for you have answered me; You have become my salvation.” (Ps. 118:21) Saturday: “The stone the builders rejected has become the most important stone; The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.” (Ps. 118:22-23) Easter Sunday: “This is the day that the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Ps. 118:24)
Caring Conversation: Share about a time when you felt very surprised. How do you think the women who went to
Jesus’ tomb felt when they heard that he had risen (Mark 16:1-4)? How do you think you would have responded if you were with them that morning? What does Jesus’ resurrection mean for you? Family Service: As Lutherans, we believe that we respond to what we have heard through the Good News of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ – given for you for the forgiveness of sins. Good works (good fruit) happens, and we do not even know about it. As parents, you can “create” opportunities for your kids to learn about service, with the understanding that service is not a “have-to” but rather a “get-to” – a “response-to.” Having heard the Gospel preached, we move beyond ourselves, caring for our neighbor. Think about the Scripture verses for the week and the conversations you have shared. God has gifted you and your children with abilities, personalities, and certain qualities. As a parent, family member, or friend, you can help them discover their unique gifts by encouraging them in the things that they do well and feel passionate that they can serve others. Family Traditions & Rituals: Make symbols of new life to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Gather a paper coffee filter for each family member and prepare “paint” by mixing small amounts of water with various colors of food coloring. Use cotton swabs as paint brushed; dip these in the colored water and then “paint” the coffee filters. When dry, form these into butterflies by gathering the coffee filters in the middle and wrapping half of a black pipe cleaner around them.
SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK: MARK 16:6 (NRSV)
"But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.’” Are you, your household, or your youth in need of a Bible?
– Contact Angie at the church. –
The Holy Cross Coffee Shop Is Ready for You to Use Anytime...Not Just on Sundays! Have a lunch meeting, meet an old friend for a cup of coffee, or enjoy a change of scenery from your desk at work.
All are welcome, the door is open.
If you have any questions regarding Family Ministry & Milestone Events, please contact Pastor Amy Eisenmann at 362-1947 or AMYE@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
Save your Crossroads receipts!
Save your Crossroads receipts and turn them in to Angie.
The Holy Cross library receives a percentage of the total purchases, which will be used to purchase books for the new library.
2012 Flower Chart...
is posted on the large bulletin board near the Fellowship Hall, so add your flowers & event! Everyone is invited to honor or remember a loved one or special occasion by giving a flower or plant to the church for a designated weekend.
Simply sign up (print clearly), order the flowers, and have them delivered to the Church Office by noon on the Friday before your chosen weekend. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to give a gift that lasts forever. Remember a loved one or special occasion by giving to the Endowment Fund.
Simply sign up on the bulletin board near the Fellowship Hall, make your donation to the “Endowment Fund,” and a candle will be lit on the altar your chosen weekend.
T HRIVENT “C HOICE D OLLARS ” Can Be Directed to Holy Cross!
For those who own any Thrivent products (e.g., insurance, annuities, & more), you are invited to pick up a flyer from the kiosk or visit
WWW. THRIVENT. COM / THRIVENTCHOICE / PROGRAM / DOLLARS _ DETAILS / INDEX . HTML
By following the instructions found, you can direct “CHOICE DOLLARS” to Holy Cross each month!
S PONSOR -A-Y OUTH ! This summer, we have 27 youth & adults going to New Orleans!!! Each student & adult needs to pay approximately $1200in order to be able to go.
While on this trip, our members of Holy Cross will be serving people of Memphis & New Orleans, learning about history through a Justice Immersion experience and meeting 37,000 other Lutheran youth from across the country & world.
We are looking for people that are willing & able to help sponsor our kids in the following ways:
10 Days of Prayer for 1 Person $0 (name of person will be given to you as the trip approaches) 1 Day of Meals $24 1 Day of Justice Immersion $30 1 Night at Plantation Oaks (near Memphis) $35 1 Day on the Bus $40 All Meals for 1 Participant $300 3 Days in New Orleans $315 The Whole Bus Ride for 1 Participant $400 The Entire Trip for 1 Participant $1200 Experience of a lifetime – priceless
If you are interested in helping to sponsor a youth or adult, please talk to Pastor Amy, or take a card off the wall by the Fellowship Hall today!
In whatever ways you help, financially or through prayer, thank you for supporting our kids! A LWAYS AVAILABLE ...
(An automated way of giving)
It’s free to you and to Holy Cross! You may pick up a form at the kiosk or enroll online from the Holy Cross website using the “donate online” link on the left side.
a simple choice; a generous response WWW.THRIVENT.COM/COMMUNITY/OUTREACH/ GIVING/SIMPLYGIVING/INDEX.HTML
NO Adult Ed Sunday, April 8th! S UNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30 IN THE F IRESIDE R OOM :
No Adult Ed April 8. Coming April 15 & 29: “Place & Theology,” led by Dr. Ann Pederson, Augustana College. This world, where we are in the here & now, is a manifestation of God’s commitment to be fully present in the places of our lives.
Coming April 15 in W101 at 9:30am:
"High School: Decision Making." Everything is a “life & death” issue for teens! Some use less emotion and more logic; for other teens, it is the opposite.
Parents just want their child to be happy. The life in making good decisions – and new forgiveness when we don’t. Learn how to help your youth make good decisions. OF THE
meets the 3rd Thursday every month Fireside Room at 7:00pm.
Our new study is from the Christian Worker Bible Study Series on the Book of Genesis.
Please review chapters. 5-8 prior to the April 19th meeting.
All Wom of the E en are memLCA of W/EL bers CA!
Contact Twyla Sine (JTSINE@SIO.MIDCO.NET) with any questions; or if you’d be interested in joining their Bible Study, so the material can be ordered.
If you have any questions regarding Adult or Caring Ministries, please contact Angie Smith at 362-1947 or ANGIES@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
The course is taught by Dr. Steven Paulson, Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary. This is a six-week discussion, facilitated by Angie Smith.
If you wish to order Dr. Paulson’s book, “Lutheran Theology (T & T Clark, 2011), you may do so, however it is not a requirement for this class. Please sign up at the kiosk or email Angie Smith at email@example.com. More information in the form of a handout is available at the Adult Ed bulletin board
Do you have yarn to share?!
A series of conversations to empower parents:
We have a Bible study with a short business meeting & refreshments.
Spring Small Group
Holy Cross has the unique opportunity to experience a Luther Seminary course right here. Starting April 11 (7:00–8:30pm), we will examine the Christian doctrine of the Trinity: One God, three persons, through our Lutheran lenses.
(near the south-end restrooms) and online at www.holycrosslutheranchurch.org.
“Parenting in Faith!”
“Why I Am a Lutheran – Part 2: The Trinity”
If you have any questions regarding music, please contact Rachael Fode at 362-1947 or RACHAELF@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
The 2012 Synod Assembly (June 8-9) will gather around the theme, “Wrapped in Christ’s Love”:
Throughout the Assembly, the Synod will reflect on how God has wrapped us in the love of Christ Jesus and how we are called to clothe ourselves with love.
Rev. Marlin Wangsness of St. Dysmas Prison Ministries is inviting congregations to collect & bring yarn to the Assembly as a donation to the knitting ministry. The ministry donates handmade caps to those who need them. If you have yarn that you are willing to donate, please deposit it in the designated basket located in the Narthex.
Waste Not, Want Not...
Would you like to help save some postage for Holy Cross? You can receive the monthly CrossFormation newsletter in an electronic version rather than a paper copy mailed to you! How? Just let Tami (TAMIM@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH) know with your current address, & she’ll be happy to email you a copy each month.
What Do You Do on Wednesday Nights? Are you already here at Holy Cross? Do you have a little free time?
Pastor Amy is looking for some extra adults to help with the last four weeks of Confirmation Classes. We are hoping to add an adult to each of our small groups. You don’t need to prepare anything, or have all the answers...You just have to be willing to spend an hour a week with our kids! We need 15 extra adults, so we need you! If you are able to help, sign up on the kiosk or email Pastor Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org) today!
For your convenience, coat racks are located throughout the building near the entrances. Here are the locations: Sunday School Classrooms Near the Chapel North & South of the Narthex Sunday School children can hang their coats in the children’s lockers.
W HAT ’ S H APPENING
AT H OLY C ROSS ? Want to stay up-to-date with events and opportunities?
If you wish to receive the bi-weekly mass emails (Tues. & Fri.), please contact the church office with your email address, and you will be “in the know!”
If you have any questions regarding Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, or Club Serve, please contact Amy Cauble at 362-1947 or AMYC@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
Holy Cross Will Be Serving for the Mobile Food Pantry on Thursday, April 26 (5:10-8:30pm).
We need 18-22 volunteers (4-6 arriving at 4:30pm) at St. John Lutheran Church, located at 1912 W. 13th St.
Sign up in the Narthex.
Questions can be directed to Tami Matson (email@example.com).
– Jackie Kuchenreuther – Christian Ed Assistant
“I am so excited and honored to be starting the position of Christian Education Assistant. I look forward to getting to know some of you better and meeting some of you for the first time. I have been blessed to be able to call Holy Cross a place of worship for my family – husband, Derek, with our children Emma (5) & Ayden (2) – and I. Now I get to be able to call it a wonderful place to work as well.” Jackie joined the staff April 3rd.
Believe it or not, we are getting ready for summer (and even fall) events for Christian Education!
Vacation Bible School and Sunday School (Midweek SS) leaders will be signing up soon. If you are interested in teaching but want to learn a little bit more first... Now is a great time to visit the classrooms, shadow a teacher, and see what Sunday School is all about!
As a shadow, you are paired up with an experienced teacher to see how a typical morning (or evening) works & try out some activities to determine where you fit best. Contact Amy Cauble today for more information or to become a “shadow.”
NO Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 8th. NO Confirmation on Wednesday, April 11th.
Midweek SS classes resume Sunday, April 11th. Sunday School classes resume Sunday, April 15th.
Did You Know...
H OLY C ROSS L UTHERAN P RESCHOOL ...has a Toddler Program as well? (Children must be 1 by September 1st.)
90 % of openings are full for Fall 2012-13, so contact the Preschool Director now to become a part of this energetic & exciting ministry that Holy Cross has to offer to the children of Holy Cross & the community.
What fun activities do you have planned for your young children this summer?
Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool has...
VARIOUS S UMMER C AMPS AVAILABLE
...for children ages 3 years through kindergarten.
Camps are filling (90%)... Don’t let your child miss out on the opportunity to investigate God’s world around us! To view additional information regarding classes & tuition, pick up a brochure from the kiosk in the Narthex or visit www.holycrosslutheranchurch.org (click on “preschool” link).
Tricia Murphy, Preschool Director
Direct Cell: 605.951.1813 (texts accepted)
If you have any questions regarding Confirmation or Youth news & events, please contact Pastor Amy Eisenmann at 362-1947 or AMYE@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
If you have any questions regarding Preschool or Extended-Care, please contact Tricia Murphy at 951-1813 or TRICIAM@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
Women at the Well Bible Study - Ladies, come for some coffee and great discussion on Thursdays at 6:30 am at the Holy Cross coffee shop area. Friday Guys Bible Study - You are invited to join this group of guys Fridays at 6:30 am at Fryn’ Pan on 41st Street.
M USICAL M OMENTS
ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE APRIL 11TH!
Contact Rachael with questions! Calendars are on the bulletin board in the south wing near the Young & Restless Room.
M I DW E E K S C H E D U L E S :
** M U S T A R D S E E D S (P R E – K) **
6:30–7:00pm ~ Band Room (S102)
** T I N Y T U N E S (1 S T – 3 R D ) ** 6:30–7:00pm ~ Music Rooms (S103-S104)
OFF YOUR RUNNING/WALKING SHOES
A spring 5K run – and walk – will be held on Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 noon.
Mark your calendars now!
APRIL CHOIR SCHEDULE Wed., April 11 ~ Youth Choirs resume; Adult & Bell Choirs at ‘regular’ times.
** H A L F N O T E S (4 T H – 6 T H ) ** 6:30–7:00pm ~ Sanctuary
Wed., April 18 & 25 ~ All Choirs rehearse.
** 7 T H & 8 T H P R A I S E B A N D **
~ Sunday, April 29 ~
6:00–6:30pm ~ Sanctuary
** A D U L T C H O I R ( > 9 T H ) ** 7:00–8:00pm ~ Sanctuary
** B E L L C H O I R ( > 9 T H ) **
Adult & Bell Choirs
8:00–8:30pm ~ Band Room (S102)
at 9:30am & 11:00am
WWW.MOBILEFOODPANTRY.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION
HYGIENE PACKS ARE
AND UPCOMING “FOODS OF THE MONTH.”
COLLECTION BINS are located in the alcove just off the Fellowship Hall.
YOU: Mobile Food Pantry
‘Food of the Month’ We are collecting PEANUT BUTTER for the month of April.
— “N E C E S S I T I E S
The Hygiene Packs are an on-going need! A roll of toilet paper & a bar of soap with a bottle of shampoo or a tube of toothpaste
Did You Forget Your MFP Donation(s)? No problem! You can put cash or check into the lockbox on the Kiosk in an envelope labeled for “MFP”!
NEIGHBORS” — LAUNDRY DETERGENT —
Please place donations in the bin to be taken to Peace Lutheran Church: May 6th at 3:00pm — ALL are welcome to help serve! EMAIL HOLLY (HOLLY@PEACELUTHERAN.COM) OR JACKIE (JACKIE@PEACELUTHERAN.COM) TO HELP WITH “N-4-N.”
Published on Apr 6, 2012