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               Cross Lutheran
for the week of December 30th, 2018

Finishing the Year Strong!

Would you please consider giving a special year-end financial offering to Cross?

This fall our giving increased so that we were able to make great progress in meeting our financial obligations as a congregation.

Now, we are in the position to finish the year strong financially. By ending the year in a healthy position  financially we will then position ourselves to have great  start for 2019.

The growth of our ministries along with maintaining and utilizing our new facility will require extra support.

Our giving to the mission of our congregation at this time of year can move us to be all the more grateful for the gift of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this request and for your generosity.

-Pastor Durk Peterson

This Week at Cross
Sunday, December 30th
  • 9:00 am: Worship
Monday, December 31st
  • New Years Eve  
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019!
  • New Year's Day - Office Closed
Wednesday, January 2nd
  • 6:00 pm: NO Confirmation 
  • 7:00 pm: Worship 
Thursday, January 3rd
  • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
Friday, January 4th
  • Red Cross Blood Drive (1-6 pm)
  • Grace Place Meal
Saturday, January 5th
Sunday, January 6th
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 10:15 Sunday School
    • Faith Markers for 1st grade class
    • January Noisy Offering will benefit the Roberts Food Pantry
 ** December's Noisy Offering raised $140.97 for the Hearing Loop Fund **

Upcoming Events
Monday, January 7th
  • 7:00 pm Council Meeting
Friday, January 18th
  • Family Movie Night! Incredibles 2! Dinner, Movie, Popcorn!
Weekly Ministers
Scripture Reader:  Dana Flanders          
Communion Assistants:  Dave & Ardie Peterson
Ushers:  Barb & Leroy Dull
Acolyte:  Libby Collins
Greeters:  Diane Ullom, Mary Roen
Worship Assistant:  Amanda Swanson
Coffee Servers:  Dana Flanders

Power Point Assistant: Kendra Fox
Tellers:  Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Eternal Candle:  Worship Committee

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
  • Sunday, 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!  
2019 Summer Mission Trip to
Rapid City, South Dakota!
  • Students may serve all or part of the week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program or elder care facility.
  • You'll have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore or the Crazy Horse Memorial for an additional per-vehicle cost.
  • July 28 to August 2, 2019
  • Leave Cross on Sunday morning and return on Friday afternoon        
  • Middle School and High School students
  • $324.00 (for the trip) and $200 (approximate) for van rental and gas.
  • Fundraising efforts will begin as soon as all spots are filled
Wednesday Night Worship 
led by our 
Contemporary Worship Team
  • Thank you to everyone involved; for your great effort, the turnout, and for coming together to support such a worthy cause.
  • The Celebration raised $ 988.21 for the Cross Lutheran Hearing Loop Fund! 
  • Cross Lutheran Hearing Fund balance now totals: $ 1414.18.

Last Call for Shelter Donations !

WELCA has been collecting items to benefit several charities* in Western WI.
Some of the items that are most needed:  
  • Diapers
    • (larger children’s sizes) 
  • Towels 
  • Bedding 
  • Warm Clothing 
  • Cleaning Products 
* Donations will benefit Turning Point Women’s Shelter (RF), Grace Place (NR), or Bolton House (Menomonie and Eau Claire). 
Missed Sunday Worship?
Scriptures Readings for this week:
1 Samuel 2:18-26
Colossians 3:12-17
Gospel of Luke 2:41-52
Psalm 148:1-6, 13-14

Friday January 4th, 2019
Cross Lutheran Church (1 pm – 6 pm)
Volunteers Needed!

To schedule an appointment:
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS     (1-800-733-2767)
  • VISIT and enter: Roberts
  • Download the Blood Donor App
  • Scan the QR Code on the Red Cross flyer (see the church office Bulletin Board) 
** Free long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt when you donate Dec. 20th – Jan 6th, while supplies last**

New Fall Adult Bible Study!
Bible Book of the Month Seminar
  • Sunday, January 13th
  • 10:30 - 11:15 am
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Jeremiah
Warm Hearts, Warm Hands!
  • During the month of January, we will be collecting NEW hats, mittens, scarves and gloves for children and adults, to be donated to a local non-profit.
  • Items can be placed on the Christmas tree in the Fireside Room.   
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:
While Kay is away...  contact Sue at:

Phone:     (715) 781-3925

Click HERE for the Prayer Ministry Update
Holy Land Trip
11 Day Trip: June 24 – July 4, 2019
  • Tel Aviv
  • Tiberias
  • Bethlehem
  • Jerusalem
Please see Pastor Durk for questions.
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
1246 County Road TT
Roberts, Wisconsin 54023

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