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Cross Lutheran
for the week of 
May 12th, 2019

Please remember to notify the Church Office when scheduling (or rescheduling) a meeting. 
 Meeting notices / reminders are listed in multiple places (Wednesday and Sunday Service PowerPoints, Website, Peek of the Week, and Church Bulletins). 
If the office isn't made aware,
your meeting could be mis-advertised,
not advertised at all,
or conflict with other meetings in the building.

Thank you! 
Sunday, May 19, 2019
after worship (AT CROSS)

Potluck Sign Up sheet is at the WELCOME CENTER

The Men’s group is providing and grilling burgers and hot dogs.

We are looking for outdoor games
for the picnic! 

Corn hole/bean bag, Yard Yahtzee, or anything else that you think others would enjoy!

Please contact Amanda.
Weekly Ministers
We are looking for Welcome Center volunteers for the rest of the May, as well as Coffee Servers for May 26th, and Altar Flowers (any week).

Please contact the Office
if you would like to help.   

** Thank you to all our volunteers
for all you do! **
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:


Power Point Asst:
Daniel Kachel
Amanda Swanson
Steve & Mary Ellen Melby
Bill Couch,
Geno Hanson
Tom & Fran Sullwold

Emmie Collins
Rena Hanson
Welcome Center:
Coffee Servers:

Eternal Candle:

In Honor of:
Altar Flowers:
Bill & Jan Manore

Weinandt Family
Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Poeschel Family

Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:
Power Point Asst:
Cross Kids Worship
Amanda Swanson
Tom & Sue Cody
Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship
Connor Dykes
Jack Tokheim
Welcome Center:
Coffee Servers:


Eternal Candle:

In Honor of:
Altar Flowers:
Tom & Fran Sullwold

Laura Daher
Steve Smart, Steve Powell
Mandy Bohatta


Cody & Laura Graf Family

If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position, please contact a replacement or the church office.  
Thank you! 
Click HERE for the May Weekly Minister Schedule
Sunday, May 12th
  • 9:00 am: Worship 
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School
Monday, May 13th
  • 4:00 pm: Adult Bible Study (Jeremiah)
  • 7:00 pm: Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 14th
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
Wednesday, May 15th 
  • 5:30 pm: Pasta with a Purpose
  • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop
  • 7:00 pm: Worship
Thursday, May 16th
  • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
Friday, May 17th
Saturday, May 18th
  • 9:00 am: Women's Bible Study
Sunday, May 19th
  • 9:00 am: Cross Kids Worship 
    • Baccalaureate Sunday
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School last day
  • 10:30 am: Annual Picnic

Thank You Chelsea Lloyd!

Our adult choir director, Chelsea Lloyd, is finishing her work for Cross in May to pursue graduate music studies at the U. of Minnesota and her current job of teaching voice lessons.  She has done an excellent job of directing our choir for the last two years.  Cross has been richly blessed by her presence and leadership.  Chelsea will be recognized and thanked in worship on Sunday, May 12th.   

The Mutual Ministry Committee of Cross will begin a search this summer for a new choir director.  If you have any questions or input on this search, please contact Sarah Host, Mutual Ministry chair.

 -Pastor Durk Peterson

Wednesday, May 15th:
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Pasta with a Purpose! 
  • Free-Will Donations accepted
  • Fundraiser to Benefit the Youth Mission Trip
  • To Go Meals Available!
 Sunday, May 19th:
Cross Kids Worship
  • Last Day of Sunday School
  • Oden Spenningsby Baptism
  • Baccalaureate Sunday (Graduating Seniors)
Annual Picnic at Cross (after Worship)
  • Men's Group is providing and grilling burgers and hot dogs
  • Sign-up Sheet at Welcome Center
Sunday May 19th:
Annual Picnic at Cross (after Worship)

Luther Point Bible Camp
WELCA has scholarships available again this year for youth interested in attending Luther Point - some awesome camps happening!! Check out for more info.  Please contact Amanda for more information.

Cross’s Lutheran Youth Group or LYG!!  started meeting on Sunday, September 16 at 10:15 am (starting in October, the group meets on the second Sunday at 10:15 am). 

LYG!! is open to all youth in grades 8-12; non-Cross teens are invited to attend too!  The mission of the LYG!! is provide a safe space for teens to connect with one another and have conversation about topics they are facing and how this relates to their faith journey.  Come and check out this group!  
Updated Website Launch!
Check out the updated look of our website at:
Grab a cup of coffee and join us on Monday’s at 4:00 pm
for our new Bible Study Series
from Life Change:

Jeremiah & Lamentations
Missed Sunday Worship?
Scriptures Readings for this week:
Book of Revelation 7:9-17
Letter of Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23
Gospel of John 10:22-30
We have a new church giving app!
We are excited to share with you a new way to give to the church 
GivePlus Church is a mobile giving app that enables you to make
one-time or recurring gifts from your smartphone.

Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “GivePlus Church”
to download the app for free and start donating today!
Thank you for supporting our mission.
Cross Lutheran/Give Plus Mobile
Next RED CROSS Blood Drive!
Friday, May 31st
  • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
To schedule an appointment:
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS                            (1-800-733-2767)
  • VISIT and enter: Roberts
  • Download the Blood Donor App
  • Scan the QR Code on the Red Cross flyer (church office Bulletin Board)
Noisy Offering 2019
1st Sunday of each month!

Next Noisy Offering is: June 2nd, 2019

* We raised a total of $ 2774.57 for HALOS! *


$ 152.33

$   78.58


$ 2240.21

$ _ 58.86

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(RE: 2019 WELCA Donation $500.00)

Dear Cross Lutheran Church WELCA:

Thank you for your recent gift of $500.00 to Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  Your support is deeply appreciated and will be used to fund the general operations of Turningpoint.  
Thanks to your generosity, we will meet our mission: to provide support and resources to achieve freedom from domestic and sexual violence
Thank you again for your support of Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  
Thank you very much for this generous support!
~ Warmest Regards, Amy Berg, Development Director



ELCA Good Gifts
(RE: 2019 WELCA Donation $500.00)

Dear Cross Lutheran Church,
"What a good gift you've given!  Thank you for your recent gift of $500.00 to ELCA ministries through ELCA Good Gifts.  
Your Good Gift is a very good gift, indeed.  With resources like seedlings and seminary courses, vaccinations and vegetable gardens, Bibles and blankets, you're equipping God's people - around the world and around the corner - with what they need to live abundant lives.  
Thank you for your support of the vital ministries that we do together - and for your very good gift." 

~ In God's abundant grace, Christina Jackson-Skelton, Executive Director, Mission Advancement 



Roberts Food Pantry
(RE: 2019 WELCA Donation $500.00)

“Thank you for your amazing generosity.  Your ongoing support is of great importance to the food pantry.  The shelves are looking very well kept as well as our clients being taken care of properly.  Thank you again and God Bless"

~ The Roberts Food Pantry


Empower Tanzania
(RE: WELCA $500.00 Donation)


"Once again, we reach out with grateful hearts! We were so thrilled to see your most recent donation.  My goodness! On behalf of all of us at Empower Tanzania, I want to thank you again for your incredible generosity.  As you have witnessed over the last months, we believe in empowering the people we work with in rural Tanzania. Part of what makes our work come alive is our expectation that those we reach contribute something of value towards the projects we do.  Not surprisingly, we've found that our Tanzanian friends are incredibly smart, resourceful, and willing to work hard.  What they lack are means, but thanks to communities like yours, we can help them along and impact incredible change that provides continued growth and opportunity for generations.  
We appreciate your continued support of the work being done in rural Tanzania.  We received your donation of $500.00 on 03/18/19.  We are thrilled with our relationship with the good people of Cross Lutheran and are grateful for your generosity."   

~ Kindly, Leslie Klipsch, Director of Communications,


Herald of Faith - Honduras
(RE: WELCA $1000.00 Donation; Men's Group 350.00 Donation)

Gift personally delivered by Steve Smart


"Thanks so much for your gift to Herald of Faith for Maria to help young women learn to sew.  Your gift will help her get the villages to instruct girls.  It will also help a couple of "graduates" get a new sewing machine.  Your gifts go a long ways to continue helping these young ladies obtain income to support themselves and often a young family too.  Steve Smart shares that your team does a great job of helping many others.  Please keep up the great work.  May you all be blessed as you bless others." 
~ Thank again, Dave



Roberts Food Pantry
(RE: 2019 Donation $152.33)


“Thank you for the “noisy” donation.  Cross Lutheran has been a great source of support for the food pantry for many years now.  It has been so very appreciated.  Thank you, and God Bless the Noise!" 

~ The Roberts Food Pantry


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:
Click HERE for the Prayer Ministry Update
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:
Save your Family Fresh/Econofoods grocery ​receipts!
We’re raising money for Grace Place meals through the
Direct Your Dollars Program!
  • Every time you shop at a Family Fresh or Econofoods store, save your receipts!
    • Complete original receipt
  • Once we’ve collected $150,000 in receipts, we can turn them in, and receive a $1,000 check for Grace Place!
  • We will be doing this indefinitely.
  • For every $150,000 in receipts, we get $1000!
A Direct Your Dollars box is located near the Welcome Center in the entry.


Curious about what is involved with each of the Weekly Minister Duties? Here is a description!

We are always in need of new volunteers! 

Scripture Reader:
Read scripture during worship service (this is a great way to get kids involved!)

Communion Assistant:
Prepare wine & bread prior to service and helps serve during service 

Hand out bulletins prior to service, help with offering plates, help with communion, and count worship attendance for office & Synod purposes.

Greet congregation members as they arrive before worship (arrive 8:30 am)

Worship Assistant:
Lead the Psalm, Apostles’ Creed and Prayers of the Church

PowerPoint Assistant:
Advance the PowerPoint in time with worship service

Coffee Server:
Bring treats, serve coffee, and greet people after worship

Help count the offering and prepare bank deposit after worship

Eternal Candle:
A donation to maintain the eternal candle each week ($6 / week or $24 / month)

Website Host:
A donation to maintain the church’s website; this option is only available on the first signup for each month ($30 / month)

We are excited at the generous response to the small group sign ups! Small groups are beginning to meet so watch for information from small group leaders if you have signed up. We are grateful for the volunteers who are leading each group. The hope and purpose of these groups is to build relationships and devotional lives in Christ. 
Here are the Connections! groups that have formed:
* Book Group
               led by Diane Ullom
* Bible Study 101
               led by Teri Peterson
* Brew and Bible
               led by Dan Tokheim & Natalie Hoppe
* Women and Wine
               led by Megan Spenningsby
* Dinner Group (x2)
               led by Jan Manore, and 
               Tom &
Fran (Heinbuch) 
* Parents of Younger Children
               led by Nate & Carrie Weinandt
* Woodworking
               led by Bill Couch
* Board and Card Games
               led by Heidi Martin
* Life Transitions & Changes
               led by Mary Roen
* Knitting
               led by Sadie Varela 
* Community Gardens
               led by Mike Deneen
If you would like to join one of the following groups, please contact the Church Office.  
The Giving Station is available each Sunday for financial offerings and other special appeals! 
We now have a chip reader for those with chipped cards! 
You can still swipe your card if you don't have a chipped card yet.
If you have questions,
please see Pastor Durk.

Need to Contact Pastor Durk?

If you have any Pastoral needs
(i.e. hospitalizations, home communion visits, counseling, etc.)
please contact Pastor Durk at: or (612)702-5509.
You may also contact the Church Office at: or (715) 749-3551
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Cross Lutheran Church
1246 County Road TT
Roberts, Wisconsin 54023

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