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For the week of:

July 19th, 2020

t Cross Lutheran

Please see our Return to Church Guidelines here

  • This fall, we will implement Prayer Partners for children starting at age 5. We will match adults with children for them to form a relationship, to pray for each other and just so the children have another adult to notice and welcome them to church.  If you are interested in being part of this program, please contact Amanda.  At this point, we are in need of 8-10 adults.  Thank you!

¨  We are moving Wednesday night worship to 6:30 pm in July and August! 

¨ The Parking Lot service was a HIT!
We plan to do this every week throughout the summer and early fall!  Volunteers welcomed!
¨ We are looking for ONE more Sunday School Teacher for this upcoming Fall (1st / 2nd grade). 
Please contact Amanda or Pastor John if you are interested.   

¨ Wednesday July 15th: 5:00 pm: Outdoor Game Night!  6:30 pmWorship!

Please remember to update your email or physical address with the church office if it changes, so you can stay in the loop! 

~ Thank you! 
Email the Church Office
SUNDAY, July 19th
Worship via YouTube** 
 9:00 am: In-Person Parking Lot Worship!

              Baccalaureate Sunday! 

TUESDAY, July 21st
 9:00 am: Quilting

WEDNESDAY, July 22nd
 Worship via YouTube**
 6:30 pm: In Person Worship! 

FRIDAY, July 24th
Pastor John's Day OFF
Church Office Closed

SUNDAY, July 26th
Worship via YouTube** 
 9:00 am: In-Person Parking Lot Worship!

              Baccalaureate Sunday! 

**Parents: please send a grad and baby pic (by WEDNESDAY) of your graduate to: amanda@robertscrosslutheran for our service.  Thank you!  


Cross YouTube Channel

Join us in person for Parking Lot Worship
~ join Pastor John for Sunday Worship 
~join By Faith! on Wednesday's for Worship

or on the CLC YouTube Channel!
Dear Pastor John, Amanda, and CLC Congregation, 

Thank you all SO MUCH for welcoming me as an intern these past two semesters! I loved being a part of each of the kids lives in one way or another.  While I'm off on a new journey (I've accepted a full-time position at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bloomer, WI as their Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Director), know that you all hold a very special place in my heart.  I'll be sure to visit when I can, and I'm sure many of you will hear updates from my grandparents, Bill & Gwen Couch.  Thank you so much again! 

Peace, Katie O'Connell 

** This fall, we will implement Prayer Partners for children starting at age 5. We will match adults with children for them to form a relationship, to pray for each other and just so the children have another adult to notice and welcome them to church.  If you are interested in being part of this program, please contact Amanda.  At this point, we are in need of 8-10 adults.  Thank you! **
Coming Up:
*All events are subject to cancellation depending upon COVID-19 and/or minimum attendance not being met.*
We will be following the guidelines of CDC, our insurance company and the synod.
Please watch your emails for RSVP information. 


July 25 Canoeing/Kayaking Trip
July 26 Invite a friend to worship

May 12th, 2020 
Dear Saints of Cross Lutheran, 
To state the obvious, we are living in strange and new times (for many of us) as the Covid19 pandemic is causing much havoc and financial hardship for many. Therefore, I am pleased to announce a new ministry opportunity designated for the members of Cross Lutheran who may be experiencing economic hardship because of the pandemic.      
This ministry is the Cross Lutheran Covid19 relief fund and will be available to active members of Cross Lutheran that are: furloughed, jobless, whose working hours are reduced or whose businesses have been stopped because of the pandemic. If you have any doubt about your eligibility for help; please speak directly to Pastor John.      
Funds will be sent directly to utility companies, landlords, banks or automotive service and accounts. This is a limited fund, and distribution will be capped at $300 per household until the fund is depleted.   
Distribution of funds will be held in the strictest confidence; although for accounting purposes there will be an application to fill out.  These applications will be secured and then destroyed once the crisis has ended or the account is depleted.  
For donations to the fund please write Covid-19 relief on the line item of the check.  
Please note that Friday is Pastor John’s day off, and so urgent requests should be made by Thursday.   
If there are any unused funds in the account on December 1, 2020; these funds will be turned over to the church council to be used as they deem best.     
God Bless, 
 Pastor John  and the Cross Lutheran Church Council.  
Print out and fill out the COVID 19 Fund Application and return to Pastor John for consideration.  
Copies can be also be picked up from the office 

Prayer support is wonderful when going through a hard time.
This is one of our Ministries at Cross.
Please feel free to come to a Prayer Minister during the Service or afterwards.
We promise you confidentiality.
Or, call to have your prayer request put on the Prayer Ministry Fellowship (email).

We also welcome Praise Prayers


Please check out the link below to the
monthly Prayer Ministry update. 
If you would like to join the Prayer Ministry Fellowship in the ministry of intercessory prayer or have a prayer request, please
call Kay at:
715-381-5802, or 
email Kay at:
JULY - Prayer Ministry Update 2020
(See below for descriptions of the different weekly minister duties)

In the spirit of our Lenten Stewardship Generosity Initiative and being generous with your time and talents, please take a moment to consider the ways you would like to help out here at Cross. Please fill out the survey and turn it into the office.  It's also a great way to meet all the fantastic people in our congregation!  We'd also like to capture your updated contact information.   
Weekly Minister Descriptions
Since we started in the Direct Your Dollars program at Family Fresh, we have collected $16,662 in grocery receipts! We are well on our way to $100,000, when we will get $1000 to give Grace Place!
Thanks to everyone,
and keep them coming!
Did You Know??
Cross Lutheran is registered as an 
AmazonSmile Charity!

What is Amazon Smile? 
  • You shop. Amazon gives.
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

How does it work? 
  • Use this link to shop:  
  • You will need to log in to your existing Amazon account. 
  • You may need to choose  'My Amazon Smile' from the sidebar menu to choose or change your charity to Cross Lutheran Church.  
Shop Amazon Smile for Cross Lutheran Church

Donate via Cross Lutheran's new QR Code
For people that are familiar with PayPal, PayPal has offered up no fees if people pay via their newest contact-less means called QR Code.
There are benefits for both the church and the person donating.
  • Benefit for the church: there are no fees through July! 
  • Easy! for the person to donate!  
  • You need to have the PayPal application on your device to donate this way. 
What is a QR code? 
First, it’s helpful to understand what a QR code is and how it works. In short, a QR code – also known as a Quick-Response Code – is a two-dimensional barcode that you can scan with the camera on your smartphone or with QR-code reader apps. Once scanned, the QR code redirects you to a website or other destination. 
Using a QR code to accept payments works in the same way. We have creates a PayPal-generated QR code for the church. All you need to do is simply scan the QR code below, which will redirect you to your own PayPal account. You log into your account, enters the amount to pay, selects her funding source – like a bank account, credit or debit card – and completes the payment.  (see the examples below)


Instructions (see pics below for examples):
** (if you don't have the PayPal app/account -  you would need to set that up first): 

1. Scan the QR Code with your Smartphone Camera. 
  • click the PayPal QR Code banner that shows up at the at the top of your smartphone screen that ask if you want to Open in PayPal.
2. Enter Donation Amount, along with a message if you wish, and select next.

3. Verify Donation Amount,
  • Verify the account the donation will come from (you will need to choose one) if you have multiple accounts set up in PayPal.   
4.  Confirm the amount you sent to Cross, along with any message.  Done!

  1. Download on the app store - available for Apple and Android (iTunes or Google Play)
  2. Enter our zip code “54023” and choose “Cross Lutheran Church”
  3. Tap “Give Now” and enter your info
You can make one time, or recurring donations (to the General, Building, or Capital Campaign fund). You are able to make donations to multiple funds in 1 transaction.  You can also give to more than one church via the mobile app, so making a visitor donation is EASY!
Cross Lutheran/Give Plus Mobile
Wondering how to make changes to your Simply Giving automatic deductions?  
You are able to make your own changes!
  • Copy or paste this link in to your web browser:
  • Go to the Simply Giving section at the top section of the page.  
  • Go to the Log in / Create Profile button at the top.
  • If you know your Profile Credentials you can log in, if you do not, it will lead you through the process of re-setting your password.  
  • Enter your Email Address and Password you originally registered your donation under.
  • If you do not know either of those, go to the Forgot your Email Address or Password? link to reset your Profile.  
If you would like to set up a new donation go to the Create Profile button under the Create Your Profile section on this page.

Do you ever wonder who to contact when you have a question or an idea? 

Do you want to become more involved in what goes on here at Cross, but don't know where to start? 

Wonder no more! 

Attached is the 2020 Cross Lutheran Ministry Leader and Committee List.  
2020 Ministry Leader & Committee List
The Giving Station is available each Sunday for financial offerings and other special appeals! 
You can still swipe your card if you don't have a chipped card yet.  
**For now and in the near future, we encourage you to use either our Simply Giving or Give Plus Mobile program.  There may be changes coming regarding use of the Giving Kiosk for Covid19 reasons.
We will keep you updated.**  Thank you! 

In the Case of a Pastoral Emergency:

If you have any Pastoral needs
(i.e. hospitalizations, home communion visits, counseling, etc.)
please contact Pastor John Sutherland at: (715) 651- 2710, 
or via email at:
You may also contact the Church Office at: 
(715) 749-3551
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1246 County Road TT
Roberts, Wisconsin 54023
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