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Cross Lutheran
PEEK OF THE WEEK! 
for the week of 
September 29th, 2019
Faithful Giving: Time, Talents and Financial Contributions Needed in Our Time of Change
 
Summer is nearly over. With that, our Congregation now moves into our more active ministries seasons - Interim Pastor Welcome and Support, New Pastor Search, Capital Campaign, Confirmation, Cookie Fair, Sunday School, Advent, Christmas, Adult Education, Lent, Easter, Grace Place Support, Blood Drive Support plus much more.
 
Our Congregation lives a culture of stepping in and stepping up when the call to action needs us the most. So, please continue to generously share your time and talents where you see a calling to serve. And, continue your gracious financial to support our ministries to the benefit of our Congregation, Community and the World.
 
    Blessings to you all!
 
    Steve Smart, Treasurer
 
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

 
What was the building project total cost and how much does Cross currently owe on our mortgage?
 
The cost of the building project was approximately $950,000. Over the past 3 years we have successfully raised approximately $250,000 and because of our members’ generosity, Cross has made our monthly payments and reduced our mortgage down to approximately $869,000.
 
We ask that you pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and entire faith community. This is an important moment in Cross’ history and we thank you for your interest!
 
Volunteers Needed
 
An important aspect of this campaign involves volunteers contacting households through a personal visit. Soon you may receive a phone call asking you to become a Visitor for the campaign.
 
Each Visitor will be asked to simply deliver sealed envelopes, with campaign information, to approximately five households of the church on Sunday, November 3. The following Sunday, November 10, Visitors will return to the same households and pick up their commitment card in a sealed security envelope. This task should only take about one hour of your time on each Sunday. Visitors will be fully trained on how to make these contacts and the best part is you will not have to ask people for money! The success of this campaign depends on our ability to visit all households. 
Weekly Ministers
09.29.19
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:
Ushers:

Greeters:
Acolyte:
PowerPoint Assist:
Daniel Kachel
Pam Miles
Tom & Sue Cody
Steve Smart, Steve Powell
Bill & Jan Manore
Savannah Briese
Logan Traynor
Coffee Servers:
Tellers:

Eternal Candle:

Altar Flowers:
Paul & Joan Nyhus
Sue Gibb, Laura Daher
Steve & Diane Smart
Denise Arntson
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10.06.19
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:

Ushers:

Greeters:
Acolyte:
PowerPoint Assist:
Barb Dull
Will Daher
Dave & Ardie Peterson
Jim Hartmon,
Tom Sullwold

Weinandt Family
Emmie Collins
James Vogt
Coffee Servers:

Tellers:

Eternal Candle:

Altar Flowers:
 
Evangelism Committee?
Diane Smart, Will Daher
Sue Gibb
Needed
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WEBSITE SPONSOR FOR OCTOBER: 

Denise Wakefield

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If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position, please  contact a replacement. Thank you!  
Click HERE for the OCTOBER Weekly Minister Schedule
Sunday, September 29th
9:00 am: Worship 
10:15 am: Sunday School
 
Monday, September 30th
NO Adult Bible Study - Colossians
 
Tuesday, October 1st
9:00 am: Quilting
10:30 am: Knitting
 
Wednesday, October 2nd
6:00 pm: Confirmation 
6:00 pm: Adult Bible Study 101 - Mark

7:00 pm: Worship
7:30 pm: Choir Practice 

 
Thursday, October 3rd
5:30 pm: AA (Open) "12x12" Mtg.
7:00 pm: AA (Open) Speaker Mtg.
7:00 pm: E-Team Meeting @ Bobtown Brewhouse

 
Friday, October 4th
GRACE PLACE MEAL
 
Saturday, October 5th
 
Sunday, October 6th
9:00 am: Worship 
10:15 am: Sunday School
10:15 AM: Confirmands Final Project Meeting
10:30 am: Ministry Fair!

 

CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Sunday October 6 and 13
Confirmand Planning Sessions
 
Sunday, October 20 or 27
Trunk or Treat! 2-3 pm
 
Sunday, October 27
Confirmation Sunday
 
Friday, November 15
Youth Game Night for Grades 6-12
 
Sunday November 10

Operation Christmas Child

 
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WE WILL NOW HAVE NOISY OFFERING ON CROSS KIDS SUNDAYS!
(See Peek of the Week for Dates)
 
 
CROSS LUTHERAN CHOIR
 
Choir rehearsals began on Wednesday, September 25th (at 7:30, immediately following worship), with a GREAT turnout!  IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! It is my hope that it will be more convenient for everyone to remain after worship, and have the choir practice immediately following.  

I am excited to be your director again, for the about the third time since 1977, when I organized our very 1st choir here at Cross!! Like I have said, I am “kind of like an old tire that you keep retreading!!”

We really need new members, as we have lost several in moves and for health reasons over the last few years. Especially needed are tenors and basses. Without those voices we are very limited in the kind of music we are able to sing. You do not need to have a trained voice, only enjoy singing. Together we can make a” joyful noise!!” I am hoping to do a few anthems with our Praise Band this year also!!!

I believe our choir is vital to the ministry here at Cross, so with commitment of new members we will continue!

Everyone ages Grade 8 through 100 are welcome!  If anyone needs a ride either to or from home to attend, we will see that is available.

I'm looking forward to a great year! If you have questions or concerns, please give me a call  me a call or email.

Barbara Dull
715 222 0832
Lbdull91@gmail.com

 
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
Click HERE to check out the NEW September Prayer Ministry Update
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
Have you tried out our new app? 
We would love your feedback! 
  


Use our new ‘Give Plus Church” App, or sign up via our website, for one-time or recurring gifts   
(for General Fund and/or Building Fund!).  


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www.robertscrosslutheran.com/give/
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY 101!
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Books available at class for $10.00
  • Led by Lanae Nelson
Questions? Call or Text Lanae at: (715) 497-3005
FAMILY EVENT
Saturday, November, 9
7:00 PM
TARGET CENTER


More Details to Come  
See Amanda w/Questions
Missed Sunday Worship?
Here are the Scripture Readings for this week!
 
09.29.19
Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22
Daniel 10:10-14, 12:1-3

Revelation 12:7-12
Gospel of Luke 10:17-20
Noisy Offering 2019
now on Cross Kids Sunday
(usually the 3rd Sunday)!

Next Noisy Offering is: October 20th, 2019
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JANUARY:    
ROBERTS FOOD SHELF  
FEBRUARY: 
GOOD SAMARITAN FUND
MARCH: 
RED SHOVEL CAMPAIGN
APRIL: 
RED SHOVEL CAMPAIGN
MAY: 
TURNING POINT
JUNE: 
ROBERTS FOOD SHELF
JULY: 
HEARING LOOP FUND
AUGUST: 
ROBERTS FOOD SHELF
SEPTEMBER: 
SCC BACKPACK PROGRAM
OCTOBER: 
GOOD SAMARITAN FUND
NOVEMBER: 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
DECEMBER:    
SCC BACKPACK PROGRAM

      

$ 152.33

$   78.58

$
534.36

$ 2240.21

$ _ 58.86

$
_ 81.95

$ _111.35

$ _ 85.79

$ _97.45

$ ______

$ ______

$ ______


 
Wednesday Night Worship
continues at 7pm with our
AMAZING Worship Team

“By Faith” ! 

 



Take a look at all the good works our congregation has been up to this year!
 

Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. 
 

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Cross Lutheran Community, 

Thank you for helping me celebrate my baptism! Your love & support will help guide my journey with God! Thank you for the lovely gifts as well. 
~ Love, Randall Graf

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Roberts Food Pantry
(RE: 2019 June Noisy Offering Donation $81.95
and the Worship Committee Donation of $75.00
in the name of Joyful Brass)

Thank you for both recent donations.  The one for $81.95 and the "Joyful Brass" Contribution.  The fact that Cross Lutheran is so generous and loyal is of great importance to us. 
~ With deep appreciation and gratitude.  Thank you and God Bless.  The Roberts Food Pantry.  

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Turningpoint
(RE: 2019 May Noisy Offering Donation $58.86)


Dear Pastor Peterson and Members of Cross Lutheran Church:
Thank you so much for your donation of $58.86 received on 6/11/2019.
Every act of generosity helps us further our mission: 
to provide support and resources to achieve freedom from domestic and sexual violence. In fact, your recent gift will support families in need of crisis support, advocacy, and emotional support.  Thank you!  
Thank you for your support in helping to make our community a better place. 
~ With Warm Regards, Amy Berg, Development Director

 

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HALOS of the St. Croix Valley
(RE: 2019 Red Shovel Donation $2774.57)
 

Dear Cross Lutheran Church - 
Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of Halos of the St. Croix Valley for your generous donation.  
We are grateful for generous people like you.  It is because of you that we are able to continue providing so many supportive resources to those families facing the loss of a child.  
Thank you for making our mission a success.  Thank you for supporting families who have lost a child. 
~ Halos of the St. Croix Valley


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Turningpoint
(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

 

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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 

 

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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
 

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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, www.empowertz.org


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

Gift personally delivered by Steve Smart

 

Dear WELCA,
"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

 

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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

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
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.

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

Coffee Server:
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 ($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. 
 
These are our Cross Lutheran  Connections! groups:
* 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 
          led by Tom & Fran (Heinbuch) Sullwold
* 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 group leader,
Pastor Durk, or the Church Office.
 
The Giving Station is available each Sunday for financial offerings and other special appeals! 
WE STILL 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:

During the transition to an Interim Pastor, if you have any Pastoral needs
(i.e. hospitalizations, home communion visits, counseling, etc.)
please contact Pastor Burt Williams (from the Roberts UCC Church) at: 
1- (563) 387-7093.
You may also contact the Church Office at: 
churchoffice@robertscrosslutheran.com or (715) 749-3551


EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST: PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE. 
PASTOR JOHN SUTHERLAND'S CONTACT INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED NEXT WEEK.  
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