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           Cross Lutheran
    for the week of December 16th, 2018

Dear Cross Lutheran Friends, 


Thanks to all your efforts we have had another successful year at the Cookie Fair. 


We succeeded in opening our hearts and doors, sharing our church with over 200 people from our community.   


We succeeded in raising money that will go out to help our friends, neighbors, local school children and many families around the world. 


We spent a morning laughing, working and  just "being together" as a congregation.  


Thank you to all the very busy families that took time and made cookies, fudge, lefse, crafts and everything else we served.  I am always filled with gratitude to see how much comes through our doors!  


  • Thank you to the men who helped set up and take down. 
  • Thank to the young helpers who carried boxes and served the elderly. 
  • Thank you Renee LaGrander and Rena Hanson for all the help with promotions. 
  • Thank you Pastor Durk and Council for supporting WELCA. 


Lastly thank-you to our dear friend Diane Smart who was essential in making sure everything went smoothly. Diane spent many extra hours this year taking care of details, organizing, last minute shopping and baking. She was around for what ever was needed and kept us on track for this to be a successful year.  


Gods Work through our hands. 

Rachel Welsh

This Week at Cross
Sunday, December 9th
  • 9:00 am: Worship 
    • Christmas Program
  • 10:30 am: Bible Book of the Month Seminar: 
    • Gospel of Luke
  • 2:00 pm: Adult Only Painting Party
Monday, December 10th
  • 4:00 pm: Gospel of John Adult Bible Study
Tuesday, December 11th
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
Wednesday, December 12th
  • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop
  • 7:00 pm: Worship with "By Faith"
  • 8:00 pm: Council Meeting
Thursday, December 13th
  • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
Friday, December 14th

Saturday, December 15th
  • 9:00 am: Women's Bible Study
Sunday, December 16th
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 10:15 am: Sunday School
  • 3:00 pm: Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration
  • 6:30 pm: Bible Study 101
 ** Last week's Noisy Offering raised $140.97 for the Hearing Loop Fund **
Christmas Eve Services at Cross
4 pm: Interactive Christmas Eve worship service geared toward children and families.
  • Special music from “By Faith” and Candle Lighting.
6 pm: Traditional Service with Adult Choir and Candle Lighting.
Weekly Ministers
Communion Assistants:  Barb & Leroy Dull
Ushers:  Steve & Diane Smart
Acolyte:  Needed
Greeters:  Myron & Linda Kempen
Worship Assistant:  N/A - Sunday School Program
Coffee Servers:  Jane Hamlin, Celeste Boles       (SS Parents bringing treats)

Power Point Assistant: James Vogt
Tellers:  Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Altar Flowers: 

Eternal Candle:  NEEDED

Scripture Reader:  Chad Svacina           
Communion Assistants:  Steve & Diane Smart
Ushers:  Lee Kempf, Will Daher
Acolyte:  James Vogt
Greeters:  Cary & Jennifer Leen
Worship Assistant:  Teri Peterson
Coffee Servers:  Dan Tokheim & Natalie Hoppe

Power Point Assistant: Aidan Schlueter
Tellers:  Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Altar Flowers: 

Eternal Candle:  Needed


Please click on the link below to view the December Weekly Minister Schedule.
If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position, please contact a replacement or the church office.  

Thank you! 
Weekly Minister Schedule for December
Poinsettia order forms are now available!
Order forms are available at the  Welcome Center and in the Church Office.  
6.5" Red, Pink and White are $8.50. 
10" Red Fireside Poinsettias are also available for $30.00. 
Please note: This Sunday (12.09.18) will be the FINAL day to order Poinsettia's.  Please turn your order into the office.  Thank you!    
  • Sunday, December 9: Christmas Program during worship with Advent activities after worship for children and families
  • Interactive Christmas Eve worship service at 4:00 pm - geared toward children and families, but of course, all are welcome!
  • January 6: Faith Marker for 1st grade class during Sunday School
  • Friday, January 18: Family Movie Night at Cross!  Incredibles 2! Dinner! Movie! Popcorn! 
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!  
Wednesday Night Worship 
led by our 
Contemporary Worship Team
Missed Sunday Worship?
Scriptures Readings for this week:
Children's Christmas Program

Lighting of the Advent Candles
12.02: Prophecy Candle 
12.09: Bethlehem Candle
12.16: Shepherds Candle
12>23: Angels Candle
New Fall Adult Bible Study!
Bible Book of the Month Seminar
  • Sunday, December 9th
  • 10:30 - 11:15 am
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Gospel of Luke
Women's Bible Study: Session 4
* Dec 15th
* Bring an item to share with the group that makes a family tradition or memory special for you
  • Poem
  • Song
  • Book
  • Ornament
Holy Land Trip
11 Day Trip: June 24 – July 4, 2019
  • Tel Aviv
  • Tiberias
  • Bethlehem
  • Jerusalem
Please see Pastor Durk for questions.
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. You may email Kay at:
Click HERE for the December 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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1246 County Road TT
Roberts, Wisconsin 54023

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