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Cross Lutheran
PEEK OF THE WEEK! 
for the week of 
March 22, 2020
Thank you to John Dykstra, for sharing this with us.
It came to him from a friend of his of over 40 years. 
It seemed like a really appropriate way to start this week's E-newsletter. 
Please be smart, take care of yourselves, your families, and your neighbors.
Gracious God,
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options. May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go. May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all. May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home. During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. 

Amen
Dear Cross Family,

I just want to say thank you to all of you who sent cards, said prayers, gave hugs, or offered kind words of support and sympathy during my mother Rachel's illness and passing. Having your support and love helped us through a very difficult time. We are so grateful to be part of such a loving, caring church family.


God Bless,

Tom and Sue Cody
 
To the members of Cross Lutheran Church,
 

Thank you for your donations to the Backpack Program, which has allowed us to continue providing food to families of the St. Croix Central School District that are in need.  Cross Lutheran Church is one of our biggest supporters and we wouldn't be able to provide what we currently do without your donations.  We are currently helping 22 families, which includes 37 of our students.  Given the current situation, we anticipate that number to increase in the coming weeks.  We greatly appreciate your kindness & generosity.  

Thank you very much!  

Pat Basche, Andrea Felberg
SCC Backpack Program Coordinators
THROUGH THE END OF MARCH:

SUNDAY

9:00 am: Worship via YouTube 
9:30 - 11:00 am: For now - Church will be open for Communion and Prayer


WEDNESDAY
6:00 pm: Worship via YouTube


GO TO: WWW.ROBERTSCROSSLUTHERAN.COM
(CLICK THE LINK BELOW)
CLICK ON THE 'YOUTUBE' ICON IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE MAIN PAGE

 
www.robertscrosslutheran.com

Weekly Ministers

Stay tuned for more information regarding
when On-Site Worship will resume. 

Until then - join Pastor John on
YouTube
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MARCH WEBSITE SPONSOR:
Steve & Diane Smart

MARCH ETERNAL CANDLE SPONSOR:
Lee Kempf

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If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position, please contact a replacement.
Thank you!  


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SUNDAY, APRIL 5
PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP
FIRST COMMUNION SUNDAY - Postponed

THURSDAY, APRIL 9
6:00 pm: MAUNDY THURSDAY

FRIDAY, APRIL 10
7:00 pm: GOOD FRIDAY ECUMENICAL SERVICE

SUNDAY, APRIL 12
7:00 am: EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP
8:00 – 9:30 am: EASTER BRUNCH
          (MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER)
9:00 am: EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
 

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DINNER SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 - CYF / Mutual Ministry 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SCHEDULE

5:30 PM:
  LENTEN DINNER
6:30 PM:
   CONFIRMATION / WORSHIP
7:30 PM:
  CHOIR PRACTICE

 

CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS

SUNDAY, APRIL 5
First Communion Sunday - POSTPONED

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SUNDAY, APRIL 12
Easter Sunday

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Children recite memory work
Faith Markers for all children

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
11:30 am: Family Event:
       Springtime Fun with lunch


SUNDAY, MAY 17
ANNUAL PICNIC AT CROSS
 
CROSS KIDS NEWS - FALL 2019

“FOSTERING GENEROSITY”
STARTING MARCH 1
NEEDS LIST FOR
ROBERTS FOOD SHELF

Week 1 – SOUP WEEK:  -
Cream Soups, Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup

Week 2 – CANNED MEAL WEEK:
Beef Stew, Chili, Manwich, Chef-Boyardee, Baked Beans

Week 3 – NON-PERISHABLES WEEK:
Knorr Side Dishes, Ramen, Jello, Pudding, Complete Pancake Mix & Syrup, Salt & Pepper, Coffee

Week 4 – PERSON CARE:
Diapers, Wipes, Feminine Hygiene, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap, Shampoo

Week 5 – PAPER PRODUCTS:
Kleenex, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels

Week 6 – CLEANING PRODUCTS:
Cleaning Products, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap


"FOSTERING GENEROSITY" RESULTS!

Week 1 – SOUP WEEK
Week 1: WE COLLECTED 140 SOUPS!
Week 2:
WE COLLECTED 117 MEALS!

Week 3 – NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
Week 3: WE COLLECTED 386 ITEMS!
NEW TIME AND TALENT SURVEY'S ARE LOCATED  ON THE WELCOME CENTER!  
(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.   
IS PRAYER MINISTRY FOR YOU?

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

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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: kmnbjerke@gmail.com
**New** Prayer Ministry Update - MARCH 2020 -
WHO'S WHO? 

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 LISTING
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: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1182384

WEEKLY MINISTER Duties

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 

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

Greeter:
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.  WE WILL TRAIN!

Acolyte:
Light the altar candles before worship.  Anyone can help!

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

Teller:
Help count the offering and prepare bank deposit after worship

Eternal Candle:
A donation to maintain the eternal candle each week ($25 / 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)

FINANCIAL UPDATE
 
Anticipated Needs for 2020
Monthly:   $  27,451
   
FEBRUARY INCOME

GENERAL FUND:           $ 18,476
BUILDING FUND:           $   1,981
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN:           $      962
                                       $ 21,419
Wondering how to make changes to your Simply Giving automatic deductions?  
 
You are able to make your own changes 
(see link below or copy or paste this link in to your web browser: www.robertscrosslutheran.com/give/)

Use the Illustrations below to guide you through the process.   

www.robertscrosslutheran.com/give/
Here is where it's located on our website.  
(I apologize - this isn't a great picture, but I hope it helps)
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.  
GIVING IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3 WITH THE 'GIVE+CHURCH' MOBILE APP!
  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
www.robertscrosslutheran.com/give
The Giving Station is available each Sunday for financial offerings and other special appeals! 
WE HAVE A CHIP READER FOR THOSE WITH CHIPPED CARDS! 
You can still swipe your card if you don't have a chipped card yet.  

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:
pastor@robertscrosslutheran.com
You may also contact the Church Office at: 
(715) 749-3551
 or: churchoffice@robertscrosslutheran.com 
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