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For the week of:

June 21st, 2020
at Cross Lutheran

Happy Fathers Day!  
 

Hello Once Again Saints of Cross Lutheran,  The long awaited day of returning to the house of worship is soon upon us.  I just did post a video on Facebook about return protocols.  You should also have received some letters through email by now as well.   I just want to once more list the bullet points of what to expect. 
 
  1. Please wear a mask while inside the building. This is a gesture of loving the neighbor and for the good of the congregation.
  2. A thermometer will be available for temp taking if you would like to have your temp monitored.
  3. We will observe social/physical distancing of six feet or more.
  4. Unfortunately, there will not be singing for the immediate future. Singing has proven to be one of the most dangerous activities of these times. There will be music and people singing for us from a safe distance away.
  5. Please drop off your offering in the drop box or use the giving kiosk before worship begins.
  6. Worship will be shorter because mask wearing for long periods is not comfortable.
  7. The entire building will be a worship area to spread out from one another as much as possible.
  8. Unfortunately, we cannot yet exchange the peace; handshakes or hugs.
  9. Please do not sit in front pews or roped off pews, and sit to the right or left of the pink Post It notes.
  10. Please do not move tables or chairs in the fellowship area.
 
I too am anxious for the restrictions or protocols to ease, but as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in the state we can be none to careful.  For those who are not yet comfortable with returning; the worship will be broadcast later in the day.  I am currently planning on a parking lot worship on Sunday June 21st.  We may institute more of these if all goes well.  Doing so will let us worship less restrictions. 
 
God Bless, Pastor John
   

Please remember to update your email or physical address with the church office if it changes, so you can stay in the loop! 

~ Thank you! 
Email the Church Office
SUNDAY, June 21st
 9:00 am: Worship via YouTube** 
 9:00 am: In-Person Parking Lot Worship!

 
Happy Father's Day! 

SUNDAY, July 19th
 9:00 am: Worship via YouTube** 
 9:00 am: In-Person Parking Lot Worship!

              Baccalaureate Sunday! 

**Parents: please send a grad pic and baby pic of your graduate to: amanda@robertscrosslutheran for our service.  Thank you!  


 

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CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS
 
Please stay tuned for lots of info that will come to you this week about returning to using the building and what worship will be like.  I can tell you it will be very different from what we are used to; and unfortunately, it has to be to keep all who are here as safe as possible. We will be following the guidelines of CDC, our insurance company and the synod.
 

Coming Up:
*All events are subject to cancellation depending upon COVID-19 and/or minimum attendance not being met.*
 
Please watch your emails for RSVP information. 
Thanks!

 

SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE
 
June 21
 
Doughnuts with Dad 8:30a
June 24
 
Salad Supper 6p
Outdoor Worship 7p
June 28
 
Invite a friend to worship
July 10
 
Family Movie Night
6p-8p
July 15
 
Outdoor Game Night and Potluck 5p
Outdoor Worship 7p
July 22
 
Salad Supper 6p
 
July 25
 
Canoeing/Kayaking Trip
July 26
 
Invite a friend to worship

 
May 12th, 2020 
 
Dear Saints of Cross Lutheran, 
 
To state the obvious, we are living in strange and new times (for many of us) as the Covid19 pandemic is causing much havoc and financial hardship for many. Therefore, I am pleased to announce a new ministry opportunity designated for the members of Cross Lutheran who may be experiencing economic hardship because of the pandemic.      
This ministry is the Cross Lutheran Covid19 relief fund and will be available to active members of Cross Lutheran that are: furloughed, jobless, whose working hours are reduced or whose businesses have been stopped because of the pandemic. If you have any doubt about your eligibility for help; please speak directly to Pastor John.      
Funds will be sent directly to utility companies, landlords, banks or automotive service and accounts. This is a limited fund, and distribution will be capped at $300 per household until the fund is depleted.   
Distribution of funds will be held in the strictest confidence; although for accounting purposes there will be an application to fill out.  These applications will be secured and then destroyed once the crisis has ended or the account is depleted.  
For donations to the fund please write Covid-19 relief on the line item of the check.  
Please note that Friday is Pastor John’s day off, and so urgent requests should be made by Thursday.   
If there are any unused funds in the account on December 1, 2020; these funds will be turned over to the church council to be used as they deem best.     
 
God Bless, 
 
 Pastor John  and the Cross Lutheran Church Council.  
   
Print out and fill out the COVID 19 Fund Application and return to Pastor John for consideration.  
Copies can be also be picked up from the office 
COVID 19 FUND APPLICATION
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.   
 
Weekly Minister Descriptions
Since we started in the Direct Your Dollars program at Family Fresh, we have collected $16,662 in grocery receipts! We are well on our way to $100,000, when we will get $1000 to give Grace Place!
 
Thanks to everyone,
and keep them coming!
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

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

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
MAY/JUNE - Prayer Ministry Update 2020
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:  
  • You will need to log in to your existing Amazon account. 
  • You may need to choose  'My Amazon Smile' from the sidebar menu to choose or change your charity to Cross Lutheran Church.  
Shop Amazon Smile for Cross Lutheran Church
Donate via Cross Lutheran's new QR Code
 
For people that are familiar with PayPal, PayPal has offered up no fees if people pay via their newest contact-less means called QR Code.
There are benefits for both the church and the person donating.
  • Benefit for the church: there are no fees through July! 
  • Easy! for the person to donate!  
  • You need to have the PayPal application on your device to donate this way. 
What is a QR code? 
First, it’s helpful to understand what a QR code is and how it works. In short, a QR code – also known as a Quick-Response Code – is a two-dimensional barcode that you can scan with the camera on your smartphone or with QR-code reader apps. Once scanned, the QR code redirects you to a website or other destination. 
 
Using a QR code to accept payments works in the same way. We have creates a PayPal-generated QR code for the church. All you need to do is simply scan the QR code below, which will redirect you to your own PayPal account. You log into your account, enters the amount to pay, selects her funding source – like a bank account, credit or debit card – and completes the payment.  (see the examples below)

 

Instructions (see pics below for examples):
** (if you don't have the PayPal app/account -  you would need to set that up first): 

1. Scan the QR Code with your Smartphone Camera. 
  • click the PayPal QR Code banner that shows up at the at the top of your smartphone screen that ask if you want to Open in PayPal.
2. Enter Donation Amount, along with a message if you wish, and select next.

3. Verify Donation Amount,
  • Verify the account the donation will come from (you will need to choose one) if you have multiple accounts set up in PayPal.   
4.  Confirm the amount you sent to Cross, along with any message.  Done!
 

EXAMPLES: 
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
Wondering how to make changes to your Simply Giving automatic deductions?  
 
You are able to make your own changes!
  • Copy or paste this link in to your web browser: www.robertscrosslutheran.com/give/
  • Go to the Simply Giving section at the top section of the page.  
  • 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.  
www.robertscrosslutheran.com/give/
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 List
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.  
**For now and in the near future, we encourage you to use either our Simply Giving or Give Plus Mobile program.  There may be changes coming regarding use of the Giving Kiosk for Covid19 reasons.
We will keep you updated.**  Thank you! 

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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