Sunday, January 29 Fourth after Epiphany Family Worship
8:00am Worship/Comm 9:30am Worship/Comm / SS to Worship / Adult Ed 11:00am Worship/Comm/Williams bapt / SS to Worship / Beyond Baptism 12:00pm Congregational Meeting 12:15pm Annual Meeting
Monday, January 30
6:00pm Saving Grace 7-9pm Financial Peace University
Tuesday, January 31
9:00am Staff Meeting 7–9pm Hope & Praise Practice
Wednesday, February 1 All Choirs rehearse 5:30-6:20pm 5:30pm 6:30-7pm 6:30pm 7-8:15pm 7:30pm
Adult Ed “Faithful Parenting” Midweek SS (pre-4th) / 5th-6th Confirmation Adult Ed “A Time to Connect” 7th-8th Confirmation Adult Ed “The One Who Is...” W.N.L. (9th-12th)
Thursday, February 2
6:30am Women at the Well 6:30pm Fellowship Team / Library Prep
Friday, February 3
6:30am Friday Guys
Saturday, February 4 Camp Weekend 4:30pm Day6 Practice 6:00pm Worship/Comm
Sunday, February 5 Fifth after Epiphany Camp Weekend 8:00am 9-9:30am 9:30am 10:30-11am 11:00am
Worship/Comm Blood Pressure Screenings (PA’s office) Worship/Comm / SS / Adult Ed Blood Pressure Screenings (PA’s office Worship/Comm/ SS
Feb. 4 & 5 — Guest Preacher
Pastor Marlin Wangsness, who is now serving the St. Dysmas congregation at the SD State Penitentiary, will be preaching during every service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. A special offering will be taken to help provide financial support. St. Dysmas does not receive funding from the SD Synod, the state of SD, or any prison related organizations. Inmates, who often earn 25¢ an hour at prison jobs, do not have resources to support a congregation. St. Dysmas exists only due to the generous gifts from individuals, congregations, and groups such as WELCA and LMM.
Mission and Ministry Offering (as of 01/25/12) Bills Paid Bills Pending
$ 7,517.50 $ 7,342.20 $ 55,485.26
Building Mort. & Maint. Fund
Offering (as of 01/25/12) $ 1,803.50 Bills Paid $ 5,560.39 Bills Pending $ 19,543.70 “NOW IS THE TIME!” (AS OF 01/25/2012) Given $ 380,837.13 Used for expenses on addition
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
Endowment Fund Balance
SAVING GRACE WOMEN’S AA meets
on Mondays at 6:00pm in the Fireside Room. 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.)
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
Fourth Weekend after Epiphany
8:30am-12:30pm Life’s Journey 4:30pm Day6 Practice 6:00pm Worship/Comm
HOLY CROSS FINANCIAL Attendance on Jan. 21 & 22:
January 28 & 29, 2012
H O LY C R O S S H A P P E N I N G S Saturday, January 28 Family Worship
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.
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 AY E R S
MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & FAMILIES
Bryan Beringer, Joshua Duus, James Frank, Caleb Hockel, Whitney Hockel, Jeremy Pollock, Kevin Pollock, Brady Purdie, and Chris Tinklenberg
ALTAR FLOWERS GIVEN IN...
...honor of Amy Cauble’s birthday
CELEBRATION — BAPTISM
Kaitlyn Renee Williams (daughter of Eric & Tammi)
SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILIES OF...
Joe Bertrand, father of Nicole (Corey) Pechous and grandfather of Weston
Darlene Baker, Charles Barker, Zade Davis, Jim Fjerestad, Abby Hanson, Donna Hogstad, Kristofer Jensen, Judy Johnson-Albright, Homer Knopf, Christopher Miller, Curtis Moulton, Connie Peterson, Joyce Roberts, Lana Rustman, Jim Schaefer, Jodi Traub-Jensen, Marion Velder, Sandy Wahle, Bill Williams, and Jean Zimbrick
CARE & CONCERN
The Cook family, the families of John Droge; the Jerke family; the Latza family the Olinger family; the Thies family; the Wipf family; Evelyn Witkop
“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.
N URSERY C ARE / C OORDINATOR Now! An employment opportunity for those who enjoy (Young & Restless Room) If your child becomes restless during watching children of all ages – primarily Sunday mornings & Wednesday evenings, as well as other ministry events. worship, the Young & Restless Contact Pastor Amy or the office today! Room is available in the southwest Until this position is filled, we are in need of corner just outside the Sanctuary. Adults are still able to participate in worship from this location!
volunteers who would be able to help in our Nursery on Sundays (9:30am-12pm) !!!
Beary Fun Bags
are available in the backof 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 Fourth Weekend after the Epiphany:
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28
Family Devotions: Read the texts from Deuteronomy, Psalms and Mark! In Deuteronomy, God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God. In Psalm 111, God shows the people the power of God’s works. For the church, these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus’ actions and words. We encounter that authority in God’s Word, around which we gather, the Word that trumps any lesser spirit that would claim power over us, freeing us to follow Jesus. Caring Conversation: Make it a focus of your home prayer time this week to pray for teachers, including those who teach others about Christ in seminaries, schools, and churches. 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: The Gospel story from Mark shows Jesus’ power over evil. Read together:
FROM MARTIN LUTHER’S SMALL CATECHISM The Lord’s Prayer: Deliver us from evil.
What does this mean?
Answer: In this prayer we sum up all our prayers. We are asking, “Father, save us from every kind of evil – anything that could hurt our body or soul, our possessions or reputation. Be with us when we die. Be kind to us and take us from the troubles of this world to be with you in heaven.”
SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR
MARK 1:27 (CEV)
“They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, ‘What is this? A new teaching – with authority! Jesus commands the unclean spirits, and they obey him.’” 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 ...
(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
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!”
MORNINGS AT 9:30 IN THE F IRESIDE R OOM : January 29:
“Estate Planning: the Time Is Now!,” Robin Eich,
* NO Class Jan. 29th. * February 5 at 9:30am:
attorney & Holy Cross member,
shares her insights regarding planning for the future. Topics include: making a will, assignment of a power of attorney, and a living will.
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.
"Life’s Not Fair & the Bible Tells Us So."
LOOKING TO LENT!
Ash Wednesday is February 22, which means You are never too young – or too old – the time to prepare for Lent is now! to get these important documents “Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear,” by Max Lucado. in order for your family. – Winter Small Group –
What if faith, not fear was your default reaction to threats?
“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 that continues Wednesday, February 1 (7:00–8:15pm). Please sign up at the kiosk if you plan to attend.
Together we will read and discuss this book that speaks directly to the climate of fear & 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 (6:30-7:45pm.) 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. meets the 3rd Th every month 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 9: “King Xerxes & Esther” prior to Feb. 16th meeting.
All Wom of the E en are memLCA of W/EL bers CA!
W/ELCA will being a new study in March on Genesis. Contact Twyla Sine (JTSINE@SIO.MIDCO.NET) if you are interested, so the material can be ordered.for all.
If you have any questions regarding Adult or Caring Ministries, please contact Angie Smith at 362-1947 or ANGIES@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
If you have any questions regardingMusic, please contact Rachael Fode at 362-1947 or RACHAELF@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
— Service of Healing & Prayer —
“Soup for the Soul!”
Sunday, February 19 at 7:00pm
Soup is a wonderful way to show that one is cared for and thought of as it feeds both the body and soul. On Saturday, February 18 you are invited to come & make soup (or bring prepared soup) to share with members and friends of Holy Cross. The soup will be delivered that day. Here is how you can help:
“Jesus said, Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”
You are invited to the Holy Cross chapel. Come…pray for yourself or others – along with others.
This is an intentional time of reflective worship in Word & in prayer. Please feel free to invite your loved ones & friends.
Soup Preparation (9:30am)
Looking for a pick-me-up in these dreary days? Flocks of Flamingos will be heading to yards and
Bring everything you need.
Bring Prepared Soups (by 11:30am) Drop off in disposable containers.
offices of Holy Cross in the coming weeks! If you want to send a flock to the yard of your friend or neighbor – or send a single flamingo – friend to the desk of a co-worker, stop by the table next weekend and get those flamingos flying!
Delivery (begins at 12:00pm) Drivers are needed.
If you can help in any way, please sign up at the kiosk. Questions & suggestions can be sent to Angie.
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:
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.
W HAT ’ S H APPENING
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!
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
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
~ 5:30-6:30pm ~ 5th-6th Confirmation Class
Camp Weekend – February 4-5 –
Lutherans Outdoors & Lake Shetek camp representatives will be here to answer questions, provide dates, and share in some fun!
~ 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!
Dakota Road Music: You know their songs!!!
— Sunday, February 12th — Dakota Road is coming to Holy Cross! Come to worship or Sunday School at 9:30 & 11am to hear this awesome group & their original songs with which we are all so familiar!
If you have any questions regarding Confirmation or Youth news & events, please contact Pastor Amy Eisenmann at 362-1947 or AMYE@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 FEB 1ST. Calendars are on the bulletin board in the south wing near the Young & Restless Room.
Adult Choir Event (9:30am only): Adult Choir & First United Methodist Choir
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)
** H A L F N O T E S (4 T H – 6 T H ) ** 6:30–7:00pm ~ Sanctuary
Methodist Church, as they join with the Holy Cross Adult Choir to share prelude, offering, & communion music during 9:30am worship.
8:00–8:30pm ~ Band Room (S102)
Let’s Get Back to “Mugging”!
If you are interested, please contact Jen Beck in the office at JENB@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG or 362-1947. If you have any questions regarding Preschool or Extended-Care, please contact Tricia Murphy at 951-1813 or TRICIAM@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
Kids’ Choir Sunday: Tiny Tunes & Half Notes at 9:30am Mustard Seeds & Praise Band at 11am
Adult Choirs – February 5th at 9:30am We welcome the Adult Choir from First United
February 10, 2012 at 7:00pm
The muggers are people who deliver a welcome gift (a Holy Cross 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.
~ Sunday, February 12 ~
Weds., February 15 & 22 ~ NO Choirs rehearse
** 7 T H & 8 T H P R A I S E B A N D **
Popcorn & Soda will be served in the narthex before the show & during intermission!
Weds., February 1 & 8 ~ All Choirs rehearse
~ Sunday, February 5 ~
Contact Rachael with questions!
“Broadway & Worship” Attention musical theatre fans! Admission is FREE!
F EBRUARY 2012 S CHEDULES :
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!
Hope to see you there at 9:30am on Feb. 5th!
SUNDAY SCHOOL DATES & ACTIVITIES FOR FEBRUARY: Wed., Feb. 1 & 8 and Sun., Feb. 5 & 12 – Meet in class, as usual Feb. 4 & 5 – Camp Weekend with visitors from Lutherans Outdoors Wed., Feb 15 & Sun., Feb. 19 – No Class for holiday weekend. Ash Wednesday, 22 – No class; attend Soup Supper & Worship Sun., Feb. 26 & Wed., Feb. 29 – No class for Family Worship
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 HEARTY SOUP (ANY KIND) for the month of January.
— “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: February 5 at 3:00pm — ALL are welcome to help serve! EMAIL PASTOR ANN ROSENDALE (PASTORANN@PEACELUTHERAN.COM) TO HELP WITH “N-4-N.”