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Cross Lutheran
for the week of 
March 3rd, 2019

An Invitation from Pastor Durk
How do you express thanks to God and to others? 
What difference can giving thanks have on your life and faith?

You are invited to join me on a journey to the cross with Jesus this Lenten Season at Cross Lutheran.
Each Wed. during Lent we will explore an aspect of living a grateful life in Christ.  The weekly themes come from Diana Butler-Bass’s book entitled Grateful.  I encourage you to read this book during Lent.

Wednesday Lenten Worship
March 6:      “The Gratitude Gap”
March 13:    “Feeling Grateful”
March 20:    “A Grateful Heart”
March 27:    “Habits of Gratitude”
April 3:        “Grateful Together”
April 10:      “Thankful and Festive”

Lenten Meals: Come early and enjoy a prepared dinner that will be served from 5:30-6:45 pm.
Workshops and Classes: Confirmation workshops will be held a 6 pm-6:50 pm and a Financial Fundamentals class taught by Pam Herink will be held from 6:00-6:50 pm.

Holy Week and EASTER: 
Maundy Thursday, April 18, Choir Cantata.
Easter Sunday Festival Worship, April 21, 7 and 9 am.

See you on the journey- all the way to our Easter Celebration!
-Pastor Durk
This Week at Cross
Sunday, March 3rd
Noisy Offering!
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School  
  • 10:30 am: Worship
Monday, March 4th
New Adult Bible Study!
  • 4:00 pm: Adult Bible Study of Jeremiah
Tuesday, March 5th
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
Wednesday, March 6th - Ash Wednesday
  • 5:30 pm: Lenten Meal
  • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop
  • 6:00 pm: Financial Fundamentals
  • 7:00 pm: Worship 
Thursday, March 7th
  • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
Friday, March 8th
Saturday, March 9th
  • 8:00 am: Men's Ministry
Sunday, March 10th
Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School  
  • 10:30 am: Worship
Weekly Ministers
9:00 am
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:


Power Point Asst:

10:30 am
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:
Power Point Asst:
Dave Peterson
Pam Miles
Dave & Ardie Peterson
Lee Kempf, Denise Arntson
Steve & Diane Smart
Kendall Sundby
Logan Traynor

Ellen Beer   
Will Daher 
Ellie Meyers 
Coffee Servers:
Eternal Candle:

in honor of :
Altar Flowers:
Sue Gibb, Will Daher
Traynor Family  

9:00 am
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:

Power Point Asst:

10:30 am
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:
Power Point Asst:
Mary Roen
Jane Hamlin
Tom & Sue Cody
Myron & Hannah Kempen
Tom & Fran Sullwold
Kylee Collins

Pam Herink
Sue Gibb
Garrett Melstrom
Coffee Servers:
Eternal Candle:

in honor of :
Altar Flowers:
Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Lee Kempf


Lee Kempf

If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position, please contact a replacement or the church office.  
Thank you! 
Click HERE for the March Weekly Minister Schedule

First Communion Workshops Coming Up! 
  • All current 3rd grade students 
  • Students above 3rd grade that may not have received their First Communion yet
Sunday, March 3rd :
(during the Sunday School hour) 
  • Chalice decorating with Jason Rohde
  • cost is $15, payable to Cross Lutheran on or before 3/3/19
Sunday, March 10th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm: 
(lunch will be served)
  • First Communion Class with Pastor Durk (Parents Attend also)
Sunday, March 17th: 
(during the Sunday School hour)
  • Communion Bread Baking w/ Jen Leen
Sunday, April 7th:
  • First Communion during the 9:00 am worship service!
Please contact Pastor Durk or Amanda with questions.  
Thank you! 


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!  

THANK YOU to all who participated in the Youth Lock-In on Friday, Feb 15th!

23 youth attended!
  • Marshmallow Baseball
  • Church Scavenger Hunt
  • Saran Wrap prize game
  • Music with Mindy and Alex Hanson
  • Movies
  • Art
  • and a service project…just to name a few!
9 chaperones helped:
Thank you to: Molly Fox, Jackie Collins, Janelle Pizzi, Dan Meyers, Adam Osegard, Heidi Martin, Lanny Erickson, and Kelly Mansell. 
Special thank you to Mindy Dykes for being here the whole time!

You Can Now Sign Up For Weekly Minister Duties ONLINE!
  We’re trying out a new system for managing our worship volunteers!

The links below will take you to a site that will allow you to choose what you’d like to volunteer for, provide the same information as on our sign-up sheets, and automatically receive a reminder the week you signed up.  With the addition of a second service, the need for volunteers is greater than ever.  I ask that you give full consideration to volunteering, even if you never have before.  Helping out with worship is a great way to feel more connected with the church and meet members you may not have engaged with in the past.  The descriptions are listed below the links in case you’re not sure what each position’s responsibilities are.  We do ask that Greeters, Ushers, and Communion Assistants arrive early, as part of their responsibilities take place before service starts.

Here is the run down of what each worship position does:

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.

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)

- Thank you for your time and being a part of our worship family!

Will Daher, Worship Committee Chair

Sign up here!

April 7th:
April 14th:
April 21st:
April 28th:

Missed Sunday Worship?
Scriptures Readings for this week:
Exodus 34:29-35
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Gospel of Luke 9:28-36


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

T.H.U.G. Ministry
(RE: 2018 Donation $1257.20)

“I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your support of T.H.U.G. Life Ministry Corporation in 2018.  The commitment you made by your donation was greatly appreciated.  Your donation allowed us to assist many more homeless teens than would otherwise been possible.  On behalf of the board members, myself, and the homeless teens who have been helped due to your generosity, we would like to thank you for your support.”  
~ Sincerely, Sara Rank, Executive Director

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:
FROM JAN 8th TO MAR 16th,
While Kay is away...  contact Sue at:
(715) 781-3925

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.
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 did not get a chance to and 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* 
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Cross Lutheran Church
1246 County Road TT
Roberts, Wisconsin 54023

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