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PEEK OF THE WEEK! 
for the week of 
May 19th, 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.

Also... when sending in committee meeting minutes,  please make a note of future meeting dates at the top of the email.  The office is not always able to read all the minutes thoroughly before the next meeting.  

Thank you! 

Important Marketing Director Update:

Heidi Sandstrom, our marketing director, has resigned her marketing duties and council has decided to eliminate this paid position.

Heidi will continue on for 4-5 hours/month to keep our web site updated.  She did an excellent job designing our web site. We are grateful for her work on this and appreciate her for keeping it current as we move forward. 

 

Council would like the entire congregation to be engaged in marketing our building for community use. So, if you are connected with a non-profit or for-profit group in the area, please let Pastor Durk know.


Capital Appeal Update:

Thanks to everyone who went through an interview with Michael Davy for the feasibility study in preparation for our Fall Capital Appeal. Also, thanks goes out to all who filled out surveys for feedback as well.  The results were very positive for Cross in terms of our membership's perspective on our mission and how we are doing as a congregation.


If you would like to read the entire report, please stop by the front office to look it over.

Questions? Contact Pastor Durk

Congratulations to our Cross Lutheran 2019 St. Croix Central Graduates! 
Sunday, May 19, 2019
after worship (AT CROSS)

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! **
05.19.19
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:
Ushers:
Greeters:
Acolyte:
Cross Kids Worship
Amanda Swanson
Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship
Connor Dykes
Welcome Center:
Coffee Servers:

Tellers:

Eternal Candle:

In Honor of:
Altar Flowers:
NEEDED
Tom & Fran Sullwold

Laura Daher
Steve Smart,
Steve Powell

Mandy Bohatta

 
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05.26.19
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:

Ushers:

Greeters:

Acolyte:
Mary Ann Hartmon
Natalie Hoppe
Mary Roen, Joan Nyhus
Steve Smart, Steve Powell
Jim & Carolyn Hartmon
Jamie Martin
Welcome Center:
Coffee Servers:

Tellers:
Eternal Candle:

In Honor of:
Altar Flowers:
NEEDED
NEEDED


Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Diane Ullom

 
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WEBSITE SPONSOR FOR MAY: 
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 19th
  • 9:00 am: Cross Kids Worship 
    • Baccalaureate Sunday
    • Oden Spenningsby Baptism
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School last day
  • 10:30 am: Annual Picnic
Monday, May 20th
  • 4:00 pm: Adult Bible Study (Jeremiah)
  • 5:15 pm: Worship Committee @ Barnboard
  • 6:30 pm: Stewardship Committee
Tuesday, May 21st
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
Wednesday, May 22nd
  • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop & End of Year Party
  • 6:15 pm: New Member Welcome
  • 7:00 pm: Worship
Thursday, May 23rd
  • 7:00 pm: E-Team Meeting @ Bobtown Brewhouse
  • 7:00 pm: Women & Wine
Friday, May 24th
 
Saturday, May 25th
 
Sunday, May 26th
  • 9:00 am: Worship  (Hymn Sing Sunday!)

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 was 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

CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS
 
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FAMILY EVENTS
 
Sunday May 19th:
Annual Picnic at Cross (after Worship)
 
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LUTHER POINT BIBLE CAMP
 
WELCA has scholarships available again this year for youth interested in attending Luther Point - some awesome camps happening!! Check out https://lutherpoint.org/ for more info.  Please contact Amanda for more information.
 
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YOUTH GROUP (LYG!!)
 
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!  
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
Updated Website Launch!
Check out the updated look of our website at:
www.robertscrosslutheran.com
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
Missed Sunday Worship?
Here are the Scripture Readings for this week!

Letter of Titus 3:5-8
Gospel of Matthew 3:13-17, 28:16-20
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 redcrossblood.org and enter: Roberts
  • Download the Blood Donor App
  • Scan the QR Code on the Red Cross flyer (church office Bulletin Board)
redcrossblood.org
Noisy Offering 2019
1st Sunday of each month!

Next Noisy Offering is: June 2nd, 2019

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

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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

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 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: 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. 
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) 
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 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:
pastor@robertscrosslutheran.com or (612)702-5509.
You may also contact the Church Office at: 
churchoffice@robertscrosslutheran.com or (715) 749-3551
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