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               Cross Lutheran
for the week of December 16th, 2018

** SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 3:00 - 4:30 PM **

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

Dear Cross Friends, 

As WELCA has been in contact with the local shelters in regards to quilt delivery, they have expressed other needs that they would be grateful for. 

Let us remember that there are those this Christmas season who are not as fortunate as we are. They do not have warm homes or families to be with be with.  Let us in this time of preparation and giving to help those who have none with some essential needs. 

Please help if you can by Sunday December 16th to pick up one of the following items and bring to share with someone needy in our community.  

  • Bath Towels
  • diapers (especially larger sizes 4-5-6)
  • new or gently used bed linens 
  • new or gently used blankets and comforters
  • New or gently used coats and warm clothes. All genders and sizes. 
  • Cleaning supplies 

We will deliver all items before Christmas. 

Thank you for your kindness and spirit of giving. 


Seeking volunteers to help with
Christmas Eve Services! 
Please contact Renee in the office
if you can help! 
Scripture Reader:
Power Point Assistant:
Coffee Servers:


Scripture Reader:                           
Communion Assistants:
Worship Assistant:
Power Point Assistant:   
Coffee Servers: 
This Week at Cross
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
Monday, December 17th
  • 11:00 am: Ken Close Funeral (visitation 1 hour prior to service)
  • 4:00 pm: Gospel of John Adult Bible Study
  • 5:00 pm: Worship Committee 
  • 6:30 pm: Stewardship Committee
Tuesday, December 18th
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
Wednesday, December 19th
  • 6:00 pm: CYF Ministry Team Mtg.
  • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop
  • 7:00 pm: Christmas for Travelers Worship with "By Faith"
Thursday, December 20th
  • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
Friday, December 21st
  • Church Office closing at 1:45 pm 
Saturday, December 22nd
Sunday, December 23rd
  • 9:00 am: Worship
 ** December'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
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:  Worship Committee

Communion Assistants:  Dave & Ardie Peterson
Ushers:  Kevin & Braeden Bloom
Acolyte:  Savannah Bloom
Greeters:  Bill & Jan Manore
Worship Assistant:  Jane Hamlin
Coffee Servers:  Myron & Linda Kempen

Power Point Assistant: Logan Traynor
Tellers:  Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Altar Flowers: 

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
  • 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:
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel of Luke 3:7-18

Lighting of the Advent Candles
12.02: Prophecy Candle 
12.09: Bethlehem Candle
12.16: Shepherds Candle
12>23: Angels Candle
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
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
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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