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PEEK OF THE WEEK! 
for the week of 
March 31st, 2019

An Invitation from Pastor Durk
How do you express thanks to God and to others? 
What difference can giving thanks have on your life and faith?

 
You are invited to join me on a journey to the cross with Jesus this Lenten Season at Cross Lutheran.
Each Wed. during Lent we will explore an aspect of living a grateful life in Christ.  The weekly themes come from Diana Butler-Bass’s book entitled Grateful.  I encourage you to read this book during Lent.

Wednesday Lenten Worship
  • April 03:       “Grateful Together”
  • April 10:       “Thankful and Festive”
Lenten Meals:
Come early and enjoy a prepared dinner that will be served from 5:30-6:45 pm.

Workshops and Classes:
Confirmation workshops will be held a 6 pm-6:50 pm  
Financial Fundamentals class taught by Pam Herink will be held from 6:00-6:50 pm.

Holy Week and EASTER: 
April 18th 
  • Maundy Thursday: Choir Cantata.
April 21st 
  • Easter Sunday Festival Worship: 7 and 9 am
  • Easter Sunday Brunch: 8 - 9:30 am

See you on the journey- all the way to our Easter Celebration!
-Pastor Durk
Important Constitution/By-Law Update Meeting and Vote

A special informational meeting regarding updates to our constitution and by-laws will be held on Sunday, March 31st at 10:30 a.m. 
 
Voting on updates will take place at a special congregational meeting
on Sunday, April 14th at 10:30 am.
 
Copies of the proposed updated constitution/by-laws are available
at the Welcome Center. 

Questions? 
Contact Council President Darin Schlueter or Pastor Peterson 

 
Cross Lutheran Church to conduct a Feasibility Study!

Cross is inviting all households to participate in a feasibility study,
with the purpose to determine if our congregation will support a
Capital Campaign to reduce the building mortgage.

We have hired Mark Davy & Associates to conduct the study.

All households will soon receive an invitation to participate in a confidential interview. Please respond as soon as possible.

 
The feasibility study will take place in April and focus on the following areas:
 
•Clarity and importance of our vision
•Cross’s strengths
•Communication preferences of members
•Level of potential volunteers to conduct a successful campaign
•Financial support available
 
Results from the study will be shared with church leaders and the congregation
to help in deciding our next steps.
Easter Sunday,
April 21st, 2019

Please help us create a garden in the Sanctuary
on Easter Sunday, April 21st!

Order forms available on the
Welcome Center or in the link below!

** Turn orders into the office by
 Thursday, April, 4th **
Easter Flower Order form
Print and complete or open the fillable form
and choose "Enable Editing".
Once completed, email to:
churchoffice@robertscrosslutheran.com
This Week at Cross
 
Effective Sunday March 17th, the 10:30 pm pilot service is being discontinued.
Sunday School will remain at 9:15 am.

 
Sunday, March 31st
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School  
  • 10:30 am: Congregational Info Meeting RE: Constitution / By-Law updates 
Monday, April 1st
New Adult Bible Study!
  • 4:00 pm: Adult Bible Study of Jeremiah
  • 6:00 pm: Stewardship Meeting
  • 6:30 pm: Mutual Ministry Meeting
Tuesday, April 2nd
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
Wednesday, April 3rd 
  • 5:30 pm: Lenten Meal
  • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop
  • 6:00 pm: Financial Fundamentals
  • 7:00 pm: Lenten Worship 
Thursday, April 4th
  • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • 7:00 pm: E-Team Meeting @ Bobtown Brewhouse
Friday, April 5th
Confirmation Service Project - Serve      
GRACE PLACE MEAL

Saturday, March 30th
 
Sunday, April 6th
First Communion Sunday!
  • 9:00 am: Cross Kids Worship
    • Noisy Offering: Red Shovel Campaign
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School  
  • 6:00 pm: CYF Ministry Team Meeting
  • 6:30 pm: Bible Study 101
Weekly Ministers
03.31.19
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:
Ushers:

Greeters:
Acolyte:
Power Point Asst:
Barb Dull
Jane Hamlin

Denise Wakefield, Denise Arntson
Bill & Gwen Couch
Grace Melstrom
NEEDED
Coffee Servers:
Tellers:
Eternal Candle:

in honor of :
Altar Flowers:
Jane Hamlin
Sue Gibb, Will Daher
Lee Kempf   


 
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WEBSITE SPONSOR FOR MARCH  
Lee Kempf
              ----------------------------
04.07.19
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:
Ushers:

Greeters:
Acolyte:
Power Point Asst:
Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship

Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship

Lauren Nilssen
NEEDED
Coffee Servers:
Tellers:

Eternal Candle:

in honor of :
Altar Flowers:

Sue Gibb, Lee Kempf
Lee Kempf

 
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WEBSITE SPONSOR FOR APRIL: 
Tom & Sue Cody

If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position, please contact a replacement or the church office.  
Thank you! 
Click HERE for the March Weekly Minister Schedule
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS
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Friday April 5th (5-6:30 pm):
  • Confirmation Youth Service Project: Serve Grace Place Meal
Sunday, April 7th:
  • First Communion during worship service!
  • Sunday School memory work recitation
 

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

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)

Missed Sunday Worship?
Scriptures Readings for this week:
Joshua 5:9-12
2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Gospel of Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Women of the ELCA St. Croix Valley
2019 Morning of Renewal
Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • 1097 Scott Rd., Burkhardt WI.
REGISTRATION / COFFEE / LUNCH
  • Registration and coffee: 8:15 - 8:45 am
  • Session begins at 8:45 am
  • Cost: $10.00 at the door (includes lunch)
** Please bring socks to donate to
“Starts with Socks” **

 
Contact Rachel Wesh with Questions
Noisy Offering 2019
1st Sunday of each month!

Next Noisy Offering is: April 7th, 2019
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

$ 499.36

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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

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.
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)
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 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:
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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