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* NO CHRISTIAN ED (PRE-12TH) CLASSES *

6:30pm Camp Info Meeting 7-8:15pm Adult Ed Small Group Thursday, May 17 6:30am Women at the Well (Hy-Vee on 49th) 11:30am Support Staff Meeting 7:00pm W/ELCA / Worship & Arts Team 7:00pm Health & Wellness Team Friday, May 18 6:30am Friday Guys 6:30-8am the Banquet (4-6 vols. at 5:30am) Saturday, May 19 1-5pm Private Event 4:30pm Day 6 Practice 6:00pm WorshipComm Sunday, May 20 Seventh Weekend of Easter (Team 3)

* NO CHRISTIAN ED (PRE-4TH) CLASSES * * NO ADULT ED CLASSES *

8:00am Worship/Comm 9:30am Worship/Comm 11:00am Worship/Comm

12:00pm Club Serve Lunch 1:00pm Club Serve “Adopt-A-Hwy”

CORRECTION TO MAY’S “THANK YOUS”:

Thank you to all musicians who helped during the month of April! Inadvertantly, left out from the Newsetter Day6 team were: Kerri Cox, Shelly Ritchie & Zach Swanson. Our apologies & thank you for sharing your gifts of music!

HOLY CROSS FINANCIAL UPDATES

Attendance on May 5 & 6:

Mission and Ministry Offering

540

...Received (as of May 9) $ 19,603.43 ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense $ 12,387.25

Building Mort. & Maint. Offering ...Received (as of May 9) ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense

“NOW IS THE TIME!”

Given (AS OF 05/09/2012) Used for expenses on addition BALANCE

$ 2,777.11 $ 5,038.75

$ 413,075.02 $ 391,532.09 $ 21,542.93

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

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T RY T O C AT C H U P

Endowment Fund Balance

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$ 18,391.63

SAVING GRACE WOMEN’S AA meets

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

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!

Are you interested in becoming a member of Holy Cross? Are you new to the Sioux Empire area? Maybe you have been coming here for a while, but haven’t joined for one reason or another...

The Next New Member Class is:

Tues., August 7th 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.)

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

Sixth Weekend of Easter

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Saturday, May 12 Family Worship Weekend 8:00am Avera Race for the Cure 4:30pm Day 6 Practice 6:00pm Worship/Diedrich bapt Sunday, May 13 Sixth Weekend of Easter Mother’s Day Family Worship Weekend (Team 2) 8:00am Worship/Comm 9:30am Worship/SS to worship / Adult Ed 11:00am Worship/SS to worship/Keller bapt Monday, May 14 6:00pm Saving Grace 7:00pm SA Group Tuesday, May 15 9:00am Staff Meeting 12:00pm Staff Potluck 1:00pm 55 Plus 5:30pm Executive Team 7:00pm Council 7-9pm Hope & Praise Practice Wednesday, May 16 NO Choirs rehearse

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 Family Worship at Holy Cross! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Registration Opportunities for children, youth, adults, grandparents, musicians, everyone!!! Visit the tables in the Narthex to get registered for Summer & fall activities today! A special welcome to New Members, as well as 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 the 8:00am 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 MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & FAMILIES

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

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Samuel Paul Kinches (son of Emily & Timothy)

Jackson Bender, Zade Davis, Pierce Hanson, Ardis Iverson, Homer Knopf, Judy Knutson, Curtis Moulton, Jim Schaefer, Judy Johnson-Albright, Christopher Randall, Lana Rustman, Diane Stamp, Jodi Stanga, Marion Velder, Sandy Wahle, Bill Williams, and Roxanne Wolfgang

Jocelyn Marie Diedrich (daughter of Thadius & Georgianne) Reese Kaylen Keller (daughter of Aaron & Bethany)

The Cook family; the Hanson family; Debra Waltner; 8th Grade small groups wrapping up

CELEBRATION — BIRTH

CELEBRATION — BAPTISMS

ALTAR FLOWERS GIVEN IN...

CARE & CONCERN

...honor & memory of those whose mother died this past year and those moms who lost a child ...memory of Landon Hargreaves from his family

NEW MEMBERS OF HOLY CROSS! MOTHERS & SOON-TO-BE MOTHERS – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

“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!

Welcome!!!

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 Sixth Weekend of Easter: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

Family Devotions: In your devotion time this week, read the text from John 15:9-17. Reread verse 16. What does it mean that “God chose us”? How did God do that?

Caring Conversation: Discuss in your household or small group: Share about someone who has been a good

2012 Flower Chart...

S PONSOR-A-Y OUTH!

Everyone is invited to honor or remember

Do you want to hear about our kids’ trip to New Orleans? Do you want to see pictures and hear their own words about their experiences?

is posted on the large bulletin board near the Fellowship Hall, so add your flowers & event! a loved one or special occasion

Then stop by the hallway outside the Fellowship Hall and choose a ‘Sponsor-A-Youth’ card.

friend to you. What has made them a good friend? Jesus calls us his “friends.” How has Jesus been a friend to us? How do you show that you are one of Jesus’ friends? (See John 15:14-16.)

by giving a flower or plant to the church

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.

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

Whether you sponsoring our kids through prayer or financially, please know that we appreciate your support!

Remember a loved one or special occasion

A HUGE ‘thanks’ to all our Confirmation

Family Service: As Lutherans, we believe that we respond to what we have heard through the Good News

Family Traditions & Rituals: Jesus says, “Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Try some of

these ways to say “I love you” to one another: Write “I love you” on notes and place them in surprising places (e.g., in school lunchboxes, under pillows or plates, in purses or wallets); place a favorite flower or a small treat on the seat of a car before someone leaves for school or work; leave an “I love you” message on an answering machine or computer screensaver, or send an:”I love you” text message.

SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK: JOHN 15:16A (NRSV)

“You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last.” Are you, your household, or your youth in need of a Bible?

– Contact Angie at the church. –

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.

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

for a designated weekend.

a gift that lasts forever.

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!

Need more info? Check out our website or talk to Pastor Amy today!

T H ANK Y OU !!!

guides, subs, extra helpers, & special adults who made this Confirmation year possible.

We couldn’t have done it without you!!! Thanks for caring for our kids! 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


GREEN THUMB CLUB...

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30 IN THE FIRESIDE ROOM: May 13: “1 Corinthians,” led by Julie Thomas.

This will be the last Adult Ed class until fall.

We will examine the correspondence from the apostle Paul to the early church in Corinth. This study examines some of the “big questions” the church faced, and that we still face today.

RIBBONS

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LOVE!

Do you have extra sewing ribbon?

Newborns in our congregation receive homemade “taggie blankets.” If you have extra ribbon – even small pieces – please place them in the basket in the Narthex.

YARN COLLECTION: Holy Cross is collecting yarn

to share with the congregation

of St. Dysmas (SD State Penitentiary). If you have yarn that you are willing to

donate, please deposit it in the designated basket found in the Narthex.

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has a few members signed up.

T HANK YOU !

H OLY C ROSS G ARDEN

G REEN T HUMB C LUB

We need a few more to give our garden the attention it needs.

Please sign up at the kiosk, so we can get started!

Contact Amy Cauble with questions.

INTERGENERATIONAL CLUB SERVE BEGINS

MAY 20TH:

Join us for a light lunch, then keep God’s creation clean:

Adopt-A-Highway (12:00-3:00pm)

(about 5 miles away from the church)

ALL are welcome; please sign up today to help us prepare. Sign-up sheet is on the kiosk.

Or email Amy Cauble (AMYC@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG) if you are planning to join us.

ELCA (W/ELCA)

meets the 3rd Thursday every month We have a Bible study with a short business meeting & refreshments. Fireside Room at 7:00pm.

Our new study is from the Christian Worker Bible Study Series on the Book of Genesis.

Please review chapters 9-11 prior to the May 17th 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

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILIES:

There are many wonderful art projects created by Sunday School children on a table in the narthex. Please take home your child’s artwork today and enjoy!

Help Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool S u p p o r t t h e Yo u t h Going to New Orleans This Summer! Purchase a ticket for a chance to win enrollment in one of the Summer Camps offered by the preschool: Camps for children 3 years up to children who have completed kindergarten

Buy your child, grandchild, neighbor, or friend a ticket & see if they win the opporutnity to participate in a week of exciting activities investigating God’s world around us!

50% of May’s Hy-Vee sales (May 1-31) will be given to the youth!

The preschool receives 5$ of every Hy-Vee gift card sold... and May’s sales will ALL be given to the youth of Holy Cross who will be going to New Orleans!!! To support our youth, simply buy cards in $25, $50, & $100 values. Tell Your friends & neighbors to purchase a Hy-Vee card in May!

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?

PRAISE GOD

FOR YOUR

TIME, TALENTS, & TREASURES!

Take the opportunity to share them with your faith-family… You can receive the monthly CrossFormation newsletter in an Fill out a “TIME & TALENTS” worksheet electronic version rather than a paper copy mailed to you! for you & your family…Return it to the basket in the narthex. 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 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


Camp Meeting: May 16th at 6:30pm For All children, youth & families attending Lutherans Outdoors, Shetek, Inspiration Hills,

or Okoboji Camps this summer.

Crow Wing FYI:

We are looking for host families for 10 youth going with us on our Crow Wing trip from Hill City. The youth will arrive the afternoon of Saturday, June 23rd.

That Saturday evening, the host families & the youth from Hill City will share in some activities or an outing. For those interested please give me a call, text or email: Steve Hurley: 988-4508 or SHURLEY@SIO.MIDCO.NET. Thanks in advance for all who are part of this great program – without your support, it wouldn’t exist!

Lace up your shoes, grab your Bible, and join us for “WALKING IN THE WORD” on Wednesday mornings. Starting June 6th, meet at 9:00am in the Fireside Room:  Read the upcoming Gospel lesson

 Walk through the Holy Cross neighborhood  Talk about the Scripture, life in general,

or anything else you might want to talk about!

Sign up on the kiosk, or come join us on June 6th!

Questions? Talk to Pastor Amy today! If you have any questions regarding Confirmation or Youth news & events, please contact Pastor Amy Eisenmann at 362-1947 or AMYE@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG

M USICAL M OMENTS

May Is Swim Gear Collection Month: The Outreach Team is now accepting swim suits & other summer gear for children at the Bowden Youth Center.

NO CHOIRS REHEARSE MAY 9TH: WE ARE DONE FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR!!!

Place items in the “collection pool” found in the NW corner of the Fellowship Hall.

Contact Rachael with questions!

MAY CHOIR SCHEDULE ~ Sunday, May 13 ~

Contact Amy C. or Pastor Amy with questions.

“WALKING IN THE WORD” RESUMING!

WOMEN AT THE WELL BIBLE STUDY – They’re changing things up! For the next few weeks, 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 6:30 am at the Fryn’ Pan on 41st Street.

DO

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LIKE TO READ ?

A new book group is forming at Holy Cross. We will read one book a month, and come together to talk about it.

This month’s book is “Water for Elephants” by Sarah Gruen.

Grab it from your local library, or book store, and come join our discussion. If you would like more info, talk to Pastor Amy today, or check out the website! If you have any questions regarding Preschool or Extended-Care, please contact Tricia Murphy at 951-1813 or TRICIAM@HOLYCROSSLUTHERANCHURCH.ORG

Bell Choir at 9:30am & 11:00am

Breakfast Served at THE BANQUET (900 E. 8th Street)

Choir Registration for 2012-13:

 Prep – 4-5 volunteers at 5:30am

Volunteers Are Needed to:

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!!!

 Serve – 16-20 volunteers at 6:30-8:30am Sign up in the Narthex to help out!

Questions? Contact Tami in the office.

Summer Musical

“Side by Side” – Ruth & Naomi There’s still time to sign up in the Narthex!

Auditions: May 22, 25, or 28 Rehearsals: Sun., July 1 – Fri, July 6 (excluding Wed., July 4th) Performances: July 7 & 8 during worship

VISIT

Contact Rachael with questions.

WWW.MOBILEFOODPANTRY.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION

AND UPCOMING “FOODS OF THE MONTH.”

COLLECTION BINS are located in the alcove just off the Fellowship Hall. OOD TO

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HYGIENE PACKS ARE

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ONGOING NEED!

YOU: Mobile Food Pantry

‘Food of the Month’ We are collecting TUNA & TUNA HELPER for the month of May.

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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: June 3rd 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.”






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