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4:30pm Day6 Practice 6:00pm Worship/Comm

Sunday, January 15 Second after Epiphany 8:00am 9:30am 11:00am 2-6pm

OFFICE & NURSERY CLOSED

Worship/Comm Worship/Comm / SS / Adult Ed Worship/Comm / SS Cross-Generational First Communion

Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King Jr Day

OFFICE CLOSED

6:00pm Saving Grace 7-9pm Financial Peace University

Tuesday, January 17 9:00am 12:00pm 5:30pm 7:00pm 7–9pm 7-9pm

6:30-7pm 6:30pm 7:30pm

Mission and Ministry Offering (as of 01/11/12) Bills Paid Bills Pending

UPDATES

665

$ 10,045.75 $ 92.03 $ 41,107.71

Building Mort. & Maint. Fund

Offering (as of 01/11/12) $ 2,156.02 Bills Paid $ 0.00 Bills Pending $ 5,208.67 “NOW IS THE TIME!” (AS OF 01/11/2012) Given $ 375,716.76 Used for expenses on addition

BALANCE

$ 17,288.31

** PLEASE

T RY T O C AT C H U P

Endowment Fund Balance

— NEWSLETTER DEADLINE — Caribou chat w/Pastor Amy Pizza Adult Ed “Faithful Parenting” Midweek SS (pre-4th) / 5th-6th Confirmation Adult Ed “A Time to Connect” 7th-8th Confirmation W.N.L. (9th-12th)

Thursday, January 19

6:30am Women at the Well 7:00pm W/ELCA / Worship & Arts Team

Friday, January 20

6:30am Friday Guys

Saturday, January 21

**

$ 18,391.63

SAVING GRACE WOMEN’S AA meets

on Mondays at 6:00pm in the Fireside Room. Child care provided! For more information call 359-7247.

— New Member Class — Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (6:30–8:30pm) is the next time to “officially” join Holy Cross.

Sign up in the welcome pads, in the Narthex, or contact the office. (Childcare is available with RSVP.)

4:30pm Day6 Practice 6:00pm Worship

Sunday, January 22 Third after Epiphany

8:00am Worship/Comm/ Adult & Bell Choirs 9:30am Worship/Lucas-Hernandez bapt/ Mustard Seeds & 7th-8th Praise Band / SS / Adult Ed 11:00am Worship/Tiny Tunes & Half Notes / SS 5:30-8pm Date Night

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

CROSSWALK 24/7

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 Worship with Holy Communion 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.

$ 358,428.45

Please don’t forget your M&M and BM&M Funds along with “N “N OW I S THE T IME !”

Staff Meeting Staff Potluck Executive Team Council Hope & Praise Practice Quilters

Wednesday, January 18 All Choirs rehearse 10am-12pm 5-7:30pm 5:30-6:20pm 5:30pm

HOLY CROSS FINANCIAL Attendance on Jan. 7 & 8:

Second Weekend after Epiphany

Saturday, January 14

January 14 & 15, 2012

H O LY C R O S S H A P P E N I N G S

HOLY COMMUNION is celebrated at every worship service this weekend.

Everyone, regardless of faith background, is invited to receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ through the bread and the wine.

Apple juice is available, and the bread is dairy-free.

Children who are currently not receiving communion are invited and encouraged to come forward for a blessing.

P

R A Y E R S

MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & FAMILIES

O F

Bryan Beringer, Joshua Duus, James Frank, Caleb Hockel, Whitney Hockel, Jeremy Pollock, Kevin Pollock, Brady Purdie, and Chris Tinklenberg

CELEBRATION — BIRTHS

Jocelyn Marie Diedrich (daughter of Georgiann Wornson & Thad Diedrich) Rylee Marie Matzen (daughter of Holly & Nathan)

CARE & CONCERN

The Cook family, the families of John Droge; the Latza family

T H E

HEALING

C

H U R C H

Darlene Baker, Charles Barker, Zade Davis, Jim Fjerestad, Justin Freese, Abby Hanson, Donna Hogstad, Kristoffer Jensen, Judy Johnson-Albright, Homer Knopf, Christopher Miller, Curtis Moulton, Connie Peterson, Joyce Roberts, Lana Rustman, Jim Schaefer, Jodi Traub-Jensen, Marion Velder, and Bill Williams

SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILIES OF...

Betty Harriman, mother of Susan (Pastor Tim) Thies and grandmother of Joshua & Jacob Marva Jerke, wife of Norm

“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.

NURSERY CARE IS AVAILABLE: Care is offered for children ages 6 weeks – 3 years: Sundays (9:30am–12:00pm) Wednesdays (5:30–8:00pm)

CRY ROOM:

(Young & Restless Room)

If your child becomes restless during worship, the Young & Restless Room is available in the southwest corner just outside the Sanctuary. Adults are still able to participate in worship from this location!

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 Second Weekend after the Epiphany:

1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51

Family Devotions: Psalm 139:13-16 tells how each of us was specially and uniquely created by God and of his intimate love and concern for each of us. Read these verses in your home devotional times this week: You created the deepest parts of my being. You put me together inside my mother’s body. How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well. Now on my bones was hidden from you when you made me inside my mother’s body. That place was as dark as the deepest parts of the earth. When you were putting me together there, your eyes saw my body even before it was formed. You planned how many days I would live. You wrote down the number of them in your book before I had lived through even one of them. Share stories of where and when you were born; share with your child the story of his or her birth. If possible, look at baby pictures of household members. Say prayers of thanks for each other. Caring Conversation: Philip looked for Nathanael and brought him to Jesus. Read the lesson from John and talk about what happened next. Is there someone you know that you might invite to church? 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 and Rituals: Make up a “Fun Box” that can help you become more intentional about spending quality time together. The Fun Box will contain slips of paper listing activity ideas for the household. Working together as a household, make up a list of fun, inexpensive activities you can do together; and write each one down on a different slip of paper (e.g., going for a walk, playing a game, singing favorite songs, making biscuits, reading a favorite book together). When you feel the need for some “together time,” have a household member draw out a slip of paper and then work on making the activity happen!

SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK: JOHN 1:49-50 (NRSV)

“Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’” 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

Health Equipment Lending Closet Holy Cross has started a small lending closet of gently used medical equipment. Currently we have a set of crutches and a shower chair. If you have clean, well-cared-for items that you are willing to donate or are in need of items, please contact Angie Smith.

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 in the front office, and a candle will be lit on the altar your chosen weekend.

TEXT Your Offering! HOW?

Visit the church website WWW.HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG locate the “Donate online!” link on the left-hand side, then complete an online profile & check the “Opt In” box. After opting in, texting donations to Holy Cross is quick & easy...Find them in the monthly CrossFormation newsletters!

T HRIVENT “C HOICE D OLLARS ”

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.

Are you HUNGRY?

The Property Team, along with several other male members of Holy Cross will be serving up a delicious pancake & sausage breakfast on Sunday, February 12. They will be serving pancakes from 8:30am until the batter runs out… so come early & bring your friends! A Free Will donation will be taken; the money will support the kids going on a mission trip to New Orleans!

Come and suppor t our kids! — Shrove “Fat” Tuesday —

7th Annual Spaghetti Dinner with Art Gallery & Talent Show Sign up today for any or all of these events on Tuesday, February 21st.

Come for food & stay for the shows!

A LWAYS AVAILABLE ...

SIMPLY GIVING®

(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

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!


NEW! “Parenting in Faith!”

January 15: “What’s Going on in the ELCA?,”

A series of conversations to empower parents: The Luther House of Study (LHoS) in Sioux Falls, in cooperation with Sanford Health & Peace Lutheran Church, has created a series of presentations for parents. The first four courses are geared toward parents of children from birth to elementary. These classes will be facilitated by Angie Smith.

will take us through current events in the ELCA using The Lutheran magazine.

"The Balancing Act: Letting Go."

S UNDAY

MORNINGS AT 9:30 IN THE F IRESIDE R OOM : Dick Peterson & Arlyn Thomas

– Winter Small Group –

“The One Who is and Is to Come” The Greek word for Epiphany is ‘Theofania,’ which means, ‘the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus Christ to the Greeks.’

In this study we will take a look at what God revealed to some of the Minor Prophets of the OT about the coming Christ. Come and see what Christ desires to reveal to you through his Word as we begin 2012. Jim Reich leads this 3-week discussion starting Wednesday, January 25 (7:00–8:15pm). Please sign up at the kiosk if you plan to attend.

WOMEN

OF THE

January 15 at 9:30am:

LOOKING TO LENT!

Ash Wednesday is February 22, which means the time to prepare for Lent is now!

“Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear,” by Max Lucado. What if faith, not fear was your default reaction to threats?

Together we will read and discuss this book that speaks directly to the climate of fear and uncertainty that hovers over our culture today. God speaks a word of hope in the midst of uncertainty, as lifted up by the author.

The first gathering is Wednesday, February 15 (6:30-6:45pm.) The class will then meet starting February 29 (5:30-6:40pm) (during the Lenten soup supper) in Room W101. Registration (at the kiosk) is essential

for planning purposes.

You can purchase books at Crossroads, Barnes & Noble or AMAZON.COM. Contact Angie with questions.

ELCA (W/ELCA)

meets the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Fireside Room at 7:00pm.

We have a Bible study with a short business meeting & refreshments.

Our current study is from “Couples of the Old Testament” by Dale & Sandy Larsen, a Life Guide Bible Study.

Please review Chapter 8: “Hosea and Gomer” prior to the meeting.

January 19, 2012 is the next ‘regular’ meeting.

Contact Twyla Sine (JTSINE@SIO.MIDCO.NET) with any questions.

If you have any questions regarding Adult or Caring Ministries, please contact Angie Smith at 362-1947 or ANGIES@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG

All Wom of the E en are memLCA of W/EL bers CA!

If you have any questions regardingMusic, please contact Rachael Fode at 362-1947 or RACHAELF@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG

A New Position Has Opened at Holy Cross:

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATE If you are interested in working at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, using your gifts of organization and administration, while supporting the Christian Education programs, then check out this new position with Holy Cross. Detailed job duties & information can be found on the Holy Cross website (WWW.HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG) or take home a paper copy from the kiosk today.

Applications received in the church office through January 27th.

The Family Ministry Team Is Looking for Some Help.

If you are able to help on a once in a while basis with making the Milestones happen at Holy Cross (i.e., First Communion, Bibles, etc.), we could really use your help! If you are interested, email Pastor Amy (AMYE@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG) today. Do you have a preschool-age child? It seems so far away, but it is time to start thinking about Fall 2012 (2012-13 School Year) and Summer 2012! Don’t wait, classes are filling quickly!

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL & EXTENDED-CARE – 2012-13 REGISTRATION 2012 Summer Camps Registration:

R EGISTRATION

IS OPEN TO ALL !

Come Discover, Imagine, and Explore with 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

1300 S Sertoma Avenue, Sioux Falls SD 57106

Direct Cell: 605.951.1813 (texts accepted)

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’S HAPPENING

Fax: 605.362.1971

Wednesday Night – Healthy Snacks! The Health & Wellness Team is excited to bring a healthy choice/option to the Wednesday night pizza: veggies! They are free of charge & a simple way to add a healthy addition to our Midweek routines!

AT HOLY CROSS? 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


5 T H -12 T H G R A D E M I D W E E K O P P O R T U N I T I E S

C ONFIRMATION

~ 5:30-6:30pm ~ 5th-6th Confirmation Class

FRIENDS

Camp Weekend – February 4-5 –

Lutherans Outdoors & Lake Shetek camp representatives will be here to answer questions, provide dates, and share in some fun!

C ONFIRMATION

~ 6:30-7:30pm ~ 7th-8th Confirmation Class

W EDNESDAY N IGHT L IVE ~ 7:30-8:30pm ~ 9th-12th grade

ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

WINTER GEAR COLLECTION: Holy Cross is collecting new & gently used

Mark your calendars for this fun weekend!

hats, mittens, and gloves for children at Hayward Elementary.

If you are able to share, please bring them to the Fellowship Hall collection table anytime during the month of January.

Holy Cross Is Looking for a Popcorn Machine!

Thank you for sharing!

If you have one sitting in your garage – or would like to donate toward a new machine – just indicate “popcorn machine” on your offering envelope;

Thanks in advance! or you can stop in the office!

Contact Rachael with questions!

Wed., January 18 ~ All Choirs rehearse

M I DW E E K S C H E D U L E S :

Mustard Seeds & Praise Band at 9:30am Tiny Tunes & Half Notes at 11:00am

** 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)

“Mugging”!

The muggers are people who deliver a welcome gift (a HC Coffee Mug) to those who are visiting Holy Cross for the first time. Here's how it works: a list is generated by the office, you are given the names & addresses of those who are being "mugged," and you deliver to their home that week. It is a simple but powerful way to extend a welcome to those who have visited. The hope is to have enough volunteers that you will be asked to serve only once every 2 months.

See you at the ‘bou!

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

Wed., January 18 & 25 ~ All Choirs rehearse

Adult Choirs – February 5th at 9:30am

We welcome the Adult Choir from First United Methodist Church, as they join with the Holy Cross Adult Choir to share prelude, offering, & communion music during 9:30am worship.

** H A L F N O T E S (4 T H – 6 T H ) ** 6:30–7:00pm ~ Sanctuary

8:00–8:30pm ~ Band Room (S102)

Popcorn & Soda will be served in the narthex before the show & during intermission!

~ Sun. January 22 ~ Kids’ Choir Sunday:

Calendars are on the bulletin board in the south wing near the Young & Restless Room.

February 10, 2012 at 7:00pm

Attention musical theatre fans! Admission is FREE!

J ANUARY 2012 S CHEDULES :

ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE JAN. 11TH.

** 7 T H & 8 T H P R A I S E B A N D **

If you are interested, please contact Jen Beck in the office at JENB@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG or 362-1947.

Text Pastor Amy (605/215-1263) or give her a call (605/362-1947).

M USICAL M OMENTS

“Broadway & Worship”

C A R I B O U C H A T Let’s Get Back to

Sometimes, January can be hard, as we bid farewell to the holidays, and still have a lot of winter to go! So, for the month of January, on Wednesday mornings from 10am–Noon, I will be at Caribou Coffee in the Empire Mall for anyone who would like to come join me for a good cup of coffee & conversation. So come, with your story to tell, or your pictures of kids or grandkids, or your stories from the holidays; & we will just have some time hanging out & getting to know each other better. Questions?

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.

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 ) **

Following worship, the two choirs will travel downtown to share the same special music at First United. What a great way to reach out to the community and share in the Christian faith!

FAMILY WORSHIP WEEKEND

Hope to see you there at 9:30am on Feb. 5th!

IS JANUARY 28 & 29: As a part of the Sunday School program, attend worship with your family in place of classroom activities.

VISIT

NO Midweek SS classes Wednesday, January 25. NO Sunday School classes Sunday, January 29.

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.

FOOD

TO

FOR

ONGOING NEED!

YOU: Mobile Food Pantry

‘Food of the Month’ We are collecting HEARTY SOUP (ANY KIND) for the month of January.

— “N E C E S S I T I E S

AN

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: February 5 at 3:00pm — ALL are welcome to help serve! EMAIL PASTOR ANN ROSENDALE (PASTORANN@PEACELUTHERAN.COM) TO HELP WITH “N-4-N.”






Jan. 14 & 15, 2012 CrossWalk 24/7