P P E N I NG S
N ARTHEX N OTIONS F OR J ULY 14 & 15:
Hy-Vee Cards & Breadsmith Cards – in the Narthex: Before Saturday’s & between Sunday’s services
Church Directories Are Here!!!
Please, one per family to ensure everyone gets a copy.
HOLY CROSS FINANCIAL UPDATES
Attendance on July 7 & 8:
Mission and Ministry Offering
...Received (as of July 11) $ 5,790.06 ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense $ 12,387.25
Building Mort. & Maint. Offering ...Received (as of July 11) ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense
“NOW IS THE TIME!”
Given (AS OF 07/11/2012) Used for expenses on addition BALANCE
$ 1,504.50 $ 5,038.75
$ 439,732.63 $ 430,496.05 $ 9,236.58
Summer is here & the A/C is running. If you want to stay cool, please remember your M&M and BM&M giving along with ‘Now Is the Time!’
T RY T O C AT C H U P
Endowment Fund Balance
7th Weekend after Pentecost
July 14 & 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14 10:00am Pop On Over Delivery (Tea/Ellis) 4:30pm Day 6 Practice 6:00pm Worship/Comm Sunday, July 15 7th Weekend of Pentecost (Team 3) 8:00am Worship/Comm/High School Group 9:30am Worship/Comm/Vanorny bapt/High School Group Sending for New Orleans Group 11:00am Worship/Comm/High School Group (2012 Y OUTH G ATHERING – J ULY 15-24) Monday, July 16 5:30pm Adult Ed Team 6:00pm Saving Grace 6:30pm Visitation Team 7:00pm SA Group Tuesday, July 17 9:00am Staff Meeting & Comm 1:00pm 55 Plus 7-9pm Hope & Praise Practice Wednesday, July 18 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE Thursday, July 19 6:30am Women at the Well (Hy-Vee on 49th) 11:30am Support Staff Meeting Friday, July 20 6:30am Friday Guys (Fry’n Pan on 41st) Saturday, July 21 4:30pm Day 6 Practice 6:00pm Worship Sunday, July 22 8th Weekend of Pentecost (Team 4) 8:00am Worship/Comm 9:30am Worship 11:00am Worship
HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF JOINING HOLY CROSS?!
The next New Member Class is...
Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30pm.
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, indicate your interest in the welcome pad found in the pews, or contact the office today!
(Childcare is available with RSVP.) If you are unable to attend this class, the next one will be held Saturday, November 17 at 10:00am.
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 Jen Beck (JENNIFERB@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG). or call her 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
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! Prayers & Blessing for our youth & adults going to New Orleans this week. 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. Bible & ELWs are now in the chapel – Thanks for your gifts!
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.
SAVING GRACE WOMEN’S AA meets
on Mondays at 6:00pm in the Fireside Room. For more information call 929-7311.
INSTALLATION SERVICES: Pastor Tony Haglund our new Senior Pastor August 4 & 5 during regular worship services
Find more details inside about the services & receptions... Please keep Pastor Tony, his family, and Canton Lutheran Church in prayer throughout this transition in ministry.
MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & FAMILIES
Joshua Duus, James Frank, Caleb Hockel, Whitney Hockel, Ryan McNamara, Jeremy Pollock, and Kevin Pollock
CELEBRATION — BAPTISM
Cason James Vanorny (son of Brian & Kaylee)
CARE & CONCERN
The Ritchie family; Jim Rustman; and Debra Waltner
Mary Blinkerd, Kathy Cook, Ron Davis, Zade Davis, Hunter Farr, Marilyn Harms, Donna & Jim Jorgensen, Val Klinker, Homer Knopf, Judy Johnson-Albright, Faye Peschke, Connie Peterson, Jim Schaefer, Diane Stamp, Sandy Wahle, Bill Williams, and Roxanne Wolfgang
NEW ORLEANS YOUTH, ADULTS, & PASTOR AMY
“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)
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!
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 may hang their coats in the children’s lockers.
Beary Fun Bags are available in the back of the sanctuary for children to use during worship services!
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 Seventh Weekend after Pentecost: Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29
Family Devotions: Together, read the text from Ephesians. In Jesus, all of God’s plans and purposes have been made known as heaven and earth are united in Christ. Through Jesus, we have been chosen as God’s children and have been promised eternal salvation. Talk with your children about what this promise means to you.
Caring Conversation: Discuss in your household or small group: Share about a time when you were especially chosen for something. How did you respond? The apostle Paul tells us that even before the world was made, it was decided you would be God’s own child (Ephesians 1:4). How does this make you feel? Why? 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: Together, read the verses from Psalm 85. Take a drive in the country or visit the local Farmer’s Market at the Falls. Point out and talk about the abundance from God’s creation – and of God’s abundant grace.
SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK: EPHESIANS 1:7-8(A) (NRSV) “In [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us.”
Are you, your household, or your youth in need of a Bible? Contact Angie at the church. Please continue... to save your Crossroads receipts and turn them in at the library: The Holy Cross library receives a percentage of the total purchases, which will be used to purchase books for the new library. We have already been able to purchase 2 new books, thanks to you & this program!
WOMEN AT THE WELL BIBLE STUDY: Pastor Amy & the ladies will be meeting at the Hy-Vee Cafe
on 49th Street. If you have ever wanted to check out this early morning Bible Study, join them Thursdays at 6:30am. FRIDAY GUYS BIBLE STUDY: You are invited to join this group of guys, including Pastor Dave Johnson, Fridays at 6:30am at the Fryn’ Pan on W 41st Street.
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.
If you have any questions regarding Family Ministry & Milestone Events, please contact Pastor Amy Eisenmann at 362-1947 or AMYE@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
All are welcome, the door is open.
If you have any questions regarding Adult or Caring Ministries, please contact Angie Smith at 362-1947 or ANGIES@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
H O L Y C O W !!!
2012 ALTAR CHARTS Flower Chart...
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.
During the summer months, we will be placing a cow piñata out at offering that children of all ages are invited to put coins inside!
All the money raised in our “holy cow” will go to the World Hunger Appeal to help feed hungry kids across our community & world!
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.
Sunday, July 28 at 9:30am only!
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.
Come to worship outside at a different location, stay to enjoy the park at a discount!
Endowment Fund Candle
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.
THRIVENT “CHOICE DOLLARS” Can Be Directed to Holy Cross!
For those who own any Thrivent products (e.g., ins., 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!
WORSHIP SERVICE AT WILD WATER WEST
26767 466th Ave 57106 (5 miles W of the Sioux Empire Mall on 41st St & 1/4 miles S on Hwy 17)
A LWAYS AVAILABLE ...
(An automated way of giving)
It’s free to you!
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.MOBILEFOODPANTRY.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION
AND UPCOMING “FOODS OF THE MONTH.”
COLLECTION BINS are located in the alcove just off the Fellowship Hall.
HYGIENE PACKS ARE
YOU: Mobile Food Pantry
‘Food of the Month’ We are collecting PASTA (ANY KIND), for the month of July.
— “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: August 5th 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.”
M USICAL M OMENTS CHOIRS
ARE DONE FOR THE SUMMER!!! Contact Rachael with questions!
CHOIR REGISTRATIONS: Don’t forget to sign up to participate in choirs for the next school year. Registrations are being accepted now. Hope to see you this fall!!!
Summer Classes & Music Groups ~ All FREE
We’ll learn how to count together as a group, read music, & play bells in harmony. (Bring a sack lunch; snacks provided.)
We’ll play Saturday, July 28th at 6pm!
Sign-up sheets in the Narthex.
Julie Thomas & Angie Smith will leave the end of July for Stephen Leaders training. In the fall (October), classes will begin for those interested in being trained as Stephen Ministers. Visit WWW.STEPHENMINISTRY.ORG or contact Angie for more information. Previous Elizabeth Ministers! You will be receiving information regarding a new way to share your gifts as this program is “re-birthed” in a new way, using the Stephen Ministry resources.
W a s te N o t , W a n t N o t . . .
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.ORG) know with your current address, & she’ll be happy to email you a copy each month.
If you have any questions regarding Confirmation or Youth news & events, please contact Pastor Amy Eisenmann at 362-1947 or AMYE@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
Help to setup for Communion – FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE –
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Cheryl Ziegler (359-1585).
HOLY CROSS PRESCHOOL
...is looking for new HIGH CHAIRS and PACK & PLAYS for the fall!
Contact the preschool for more information:
Tricia Murphy, Preschool Director:
Many are new releases & best sellers.
The Altar Guild needs more volunteers:
Youth Bell Choir Class: July 26 (9:30am-3:00pm).
Stephen Ministry Leaders Training.
NEW BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY!
Thanks for your support:
HCLP was able to give $380 to the youth going to New Orleans from May’s Hy-Vee sales & summer camp tickets!
Thank You to all who contributed toward the purchase of a laptop for Pastor Tony! We have received the funds needed and are grateful for your generosity!!!
“WALKING IN THE WORD”
Will not meet this Wednesday, as Pastor Amy will be in New Orleans with our youth.
Come join us next week (July 25th) at 9am and hear about her trip!
UNIQUE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE: ST DYSMAS
Pick up the registration forms with guidelines at the kiosk in the Narthex. Return them to Tami Matson in the office by July 24. Worship Service is Thursday, August 16th at 6:00pm.
If you have any questions regarding Preschool or Extended-Care, please contact Tricia Murphy at 951-1813 or TRICIAM@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
Pastor Tony Haglund has accepted our call:
Welcome, Pastor Tony,
Holy Cross’ new Senior Pastor!
Installation Services will be held during worship Sat. & Sun., August 4 & 5, conducted by Rev. Bill Tesch, SD Synod. Sign up in the Narthex to share a treat and/or to serve at the receptions before & after each worship service.
How Can I Join Holy Cross? Are you wanting to be a member of Holy Cross but have a hard time attending the New Member Classes offered?
There is now going to be an alternate ‘class’ for those who can’t make the Tuesday or Saturday classes!
If you are interested, email Pastor Amy (AMYE@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG) for more details.
YOU WILL BE MISSED! Amy Cauble has stepped down as our Director of Children’s Ministry. Please direct any questions
concerning Christian Education
– Sunday School, VBS, Club Serve – to Jackie Kuchenreuther
the Christian Education Assistant.
THANK YOU...TO ALL WHO HELPED...
...with last weekend's summer musical "Side by Side"! It was so much fun and a terrific way to learn more about the Bible!
WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
meets the 3rd Thursday every month Fireside Room at 7:00pm. We have a Bible study with a short business meeting & refreshments.
Our new study is from the Christian Worker Bible Study Series on the Book of Genesis.
Please review chapters 12-14 prior to the August meeting. Contact Twyla Sine (JTSINE@SIO.MIDCO.NET) with any questions.
NO W/ELCA MEETING IN JULY; MEETINGS RESUME AUGUST 16TH.
If you have any questions regarding Sunday School, VBS, or Club Serve, please contact Jackie Kuchenreuther at 362-1947 or JACKIEK@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG
All Wom of the E en are memLCA of W/EL bers CA!
If you have any questions regarding music, please contact Rachael Fode at 362-1947 or RACHAELF@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG