Sunday, May 27
P P E N I NG S
Weekend of Pentecost
OFFICE C LOSED 8:00am Worship/Comm 9:30am Worship 11:00am Worship Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
OFFICE & E XTENDED -C ARE C LOSED 6:00pm Saving Grace 7:00pm SA Group Tuesday, May 29 9:00am Staff Meeting 7-9pm Hope & Praise Practice Wednesday, May 30 Thursday, May 31 6:30am Women at the Well (Hy-Vee on 49th) 1:00pm Newsletter Assembly Friday, June 1 6:30am Friday Guys 5:30pm Wedding Rehearsal Saturday, June 2 Family Worship Weekend 3:30pm Wagner/Knitten Wedding 4:30pm Day 6 Practice 6:00pm Worship/Comm Sunday, June 3 Family Worship Weekend (Team 1) 8:00am Worship/Comm 9:30am Worship/Comm 11:00am Worship/Comm
Holy Trinity Weekend
Memorial Weekend Holiday: Sun. & Mon., May 27th & 28th
H OLY C ROSS I S G REEN ! — Visitors & Guests —
See inside for more options to receive Newsletters & Mass Emails... In attempt to conserve our natural resources, Holy Cross provides paperless worship services. An abbreviated order of worship is available in the inside cover of the red ELW hymnals for your convenience.
Thank you for joining us in our endeavor to save trees!
HOLY CROSS FINANCIAL UPDATES
Attendance on May 19 & 20:
Mission and Ministry Offering
...Received (as of May 16) $ 16,261.05 ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense $ 12,387.25
Building Mort. & Maint. Offering ...Received (as of May 16) ...Needed for weekly Budgeted Expense
“NOW IS THE TIME!”
Given (AS OF 05/16/2012) Used for expenses on addition BALANCE
$ 1,561.50 $ 5,038.75
$ 418,752.39 $ 391,532.09 $ 27,220.30
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.
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
May 26 & 27, 2012
Weekend of Pentecost Memorial Weekend
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! MEMORIAL DAY: NEVER FORGET, EVER HONOR
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 8am 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.
R A Y E R S MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & FAMILIES
Joshua Duus, James Frank, Caleb Hockel, Whitney Hockel, Ryan McNamara, Jeremy Pollock, Kevin Pollock, and Brady Purdie
SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILIES OF...
...Gloria Albers, mother of Steven (Cheryl) Nothdurft, grandmother of Josh Carrie (Nothdurft), and great-granmother of Ayden & Avery ...the Cook family in the death of Marion Velder ...Lana Rustman, wife of Jim
T H E HEALING
H U R C H
Jackson Bender, Ron Davis, Zade Davis, Janet Erickson, Pierce Hanson, Ardis Iverson, Homer Knopf, Judy Knutson, Judy Johnson-Albright, Curtis Moulton, Diann Nelson, Jim Schaefer, Diane Stamp, Sandy Wahle, Bill Williams, and Roxanne Wolfgang
CARE & CONCERN
The Hanson family; Debra Waltner
CELEBRATION – WEDDING
Krystine Vollan & William Reavis
“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
2012 ALTAR CHARTS
Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35(b); Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4(b)-15 Pentecost is observe 50 days after Passover
Posted on the large bulletin board near the Fellowship Hall, so add your flowers & event!
The Four Keys are provided to help you nourish your child’s/grandchild’s faith.
Scripture Readings for Weekend of Pentecost:
On this day we celebrate the Holy Spirit as the power of God among us that heals, forgives, inspires, and unites.
Family Devotions: Read the text from Romans 8:22-27. Talk about what it means to have hope – especially in something we cannot see. How is hope like trust?
Caring Conversation: Discuss in your household or small group: Share about a time when you felt weak in some
way. The Bible tells us that when we are feeling weak as Christians, the Holy Spirit strengthens us. How have you experienced the strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit? What is the hope we have as Christians? 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: Read together the words from Luther’s Small Catechism. It is the third petition of the Apostles’ Creed and its explanation. Talk about what the Holy Spirit is doing.
The Third Petition: I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
What does this mean?
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith; even as He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith; in which Christian Church He forgives daily and richly all sins to me and all believers, and at the last day will raise up me and all the dead, and will give to me and to all believers in Christ everlasting life. This is most certainly true.
SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK: ROMANS 8:24-25 (NRSV)
“For in hope we are saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see; we wait for it with patience.” 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
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.
Endowment Fund Candle
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! 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? Then stop by the hallway outside the Fellowship Hall and choose a ‘Sponsor-A-Youth’ card.
Whether you are sponsoring our kids through prayer or financially, please know that we appreciate your support! Need more info? Check out our website or talk to Pastor Amy today!
High School Students and Holy Cross Families: Are you looking for a way to spend some time together this summer?
SIGN UP TO HELP:
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY.
Who? Caring adults & youth, preferred for students 6th grade & up When? Thursday, June 14th Time(s)? Two start times: 4:30pm 4-5 people needed 5:15pm 16-20 people Why? To assist with the set up & distribution of food to those in need Where? Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church (5001 East Madison Street 57110)
Sign up at the kiosk today!
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
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!
Do You Love Working with Children?
H OLY C ROSS L UTHERAN PCRESCHOOL
HAS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY IN A FUN, LOVING,
Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool & Extended-Care is hiring:
T ODDLER L EAD T EACHER
A Job Description is available on the kiosk.
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! 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!
Thank you for helping us support the Youth going to New Orleans!
Ava Tiahrt is the winner of the FREE camp!!! 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?
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 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
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.
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!
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.
W HERE IN S IOUX FALLS I S B UHLA ?
Remember this contest from May’s monthly CrossFormation newsletter (page 9)?
Watch for Buhla’s new location in June’s CrossFormation... Don’t forget to post her location on the Holy Cross Facebook page!
Do you know where she is? Where is Buhla?
— Falls Park —
Winners: Barb Quartier & Heather Salone Stop in the office & pick up your prize today!
A N EW B OOK C LUB !
Meet Thursday, June 7th at 7:00pm
(on Louise Ave by Johnny Carino’s)
If the weather is good, we’ll meet on the patio!
This month’s book: by Sarah Gruen, “WATER FOR ELEPHANTS”
Grab it from your local library, or book store, & come join our discussion:
If you would like more info, talk to Pastor Amy today, or check out the website!
A Quick Note from Pastor Amy: I am away on vacation this week & next. I will be seeing friends & family in MN, as well as enjoying as many lakes & pine trees as I can. ☺ I will keep you in my prayers as I am away, & I ask that you keep me in yours as well! See you in June.
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
The Bibles & ELWs for the Chapel are here.
Looking for a fun way to spend an evening with your family?
40 Bibles & 20 ELWs were purchased...
Come & join us at the
Thanks to your generous donations. If you would like to honor or remember a loved one, an additional 20 ELWs are desired. Contact Angie or stop by the office for more information.
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. It will be taken to the SD Synod Assembly June 8 & 9.
Thank you for your generous donations!
WILD GAME FEED
on Saturday, June 9th at 7:00pm.
If you are interested in bringing your game to share (or other foods) with the rest of the congregation, sign up on the kiosk.
Have questions? Talk to Mike Venekamp today!
“WALKING IN THE WORD” RESUMING!
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! 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 _-_ prior to the June 21st 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
M USICAL M OMENTS
CHOIR REGISTRATIONS: Don’t forget to sign up
ARE DONE FOR THE SUMMER!!! Contact Rachael with questions!
to participate in choirs for the next school year. Registrations are being accepted now. Hope to see you this fall!!!
Summer Classes & Music Groups <Corrected> ~ All FREE
Beginning Guitar Class: June 4-7 & 11-14 (10:30-11:30am). We’ll learn how to tune a guitar, basic chords, & how to play songs.
We’ll play Sunday, June 17th at 9:30am & 11:00am!
HS Music Group I: June 11, 13, 14 (9:30-10:30am).
HS Music Group II: July 9, 11, 12 (9:30-10:30am).
We’ll rehearse & prepare music to share in worship.
We’ll rehearse & prepare music to share in worship.
We’ll play Saturday, June 16th at 6pm!
We’ll play Sunday, July 15th at ALL 3 services!
Youth Bell Choir Class: July 26 (9:30am-3:00pm).
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!
Intermediate Guitar Class: August 13-16 (5:00-6:30pm).
We’ll learn how to tune a guitar, review basic chords & strum patterns, learn how to play a “lead melody” in songs.
We’ll play Saturday, August 18th at 6pm!
Sign-up sheets for each group in the Narthex.
Do you love to cook? Do you have some extra time this summer? We could use your help!
We are in need of a Vacation Bible School Chef for the week of July 29-August 2 (4:30pm-6:30pm) to help organize & prepare light meals for families attending VBS. Contact Amy Cauble for more information or if you can help.
“Side by Side” — July 7 & 8
Telling the story of Ruth & Naomi, the Summer Musical consists of a week-long camp & four weekend performances during worship!
5:30-8:30pm on Sun., July 1 – Fri, July 6 (excluding Wed., July 4th)
July 7 (6:00pm) & July 8 (8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am)
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
HYGIENE PACKS ARE
YOU: Mobile Food Pantry
‘Food of the Month’ We are collecting TUNA & TUNA HELPER, again, for the month of June.
— “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: 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.”