Cross Lutheran PEEK OF THE WEEK

A Word of Thanks and Challenge from Pastor Durk:

I want to thank you for your commitment to Cross Lutheran and our mission in Christ.  Your financial offerings and involvement in the congregation are helping us move forward into God’s future.

Our current 3 year Capital Appeal Drive / Building Fund is on track to move toward our goal of $268,000 by next May.  Thank you so much for your dedicated giving toward this effort that enables us to make our monthly mortgage payments.

Our General Fund is running about $11,000 behind our budget.  This year’s annual budget is very close to last year’s budget.

Please consider a special gift or donation to the General Fund to cover staff and operations costs.  If you can increase your giving in anyway, that would be a huge help. If you are currently not giving a financial offering, I would like to invite you to step into giving toward our mission.

God has blessed us all with time, talent and resources for his mission in Christ. May God inspire us and guide us forward.


-Pastor Durk Peterson 

This Week at Cross
  • Sunday, October 21st 
    • 9:00 am: Cross Kids Worship 
    • 10:15 am: Sunday School **
  • Monday, October 22nd
    • 4:00 pm: Gospel of John Adult Bible Study
    • 6:30 pm: WELCA Meeting
    • 7:00 pm: E-Team Meeting @Bobtown Brewhouse
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
    • 9:00 am: Quilting
    • 10:30 am: Knitting
    • 7:00 pm: Cross Lutheran Book Club
  • Wednesday, October 24th
    • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop**
    • 7:00 pm: Worship 
  • Thursday, October 25th
    • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
    • 7:00 pm: Women & Wine
  • Friday, October 26th - 27th
    •  7:00 pm - 7:00 am Youth Group Lock In (RSVP to Amanda)
  • Saturday, October 27th
  • Sunday, October 28th
    • 9:00 am: Worship 
    • 9:00 am: Confirmation Sunday!
    • 10:15 am: Sunday School **
    • 3:00 pm: Trunk or Treat
    • 6:30 pm: Bible Study 101
** Please remember to turn in your completed Confirmation Registrations & Fees
and/or Sunday School Registrations and Donations to the Office
Click HERE for Confirmation Registration Forms
Click HERE for Sunday School Registration Forms
WELCA Meeting
* All Women of Cross Lutheran Church are welcome *

6:30 pm: Monday, October 22nd
Cookie Fair Planning
Voting on Distribution of Funds
Learn about WELCA and how you can get involved
Scripture Reader: Rita Martin
Communion Assistants: Tom & Sue Cody
Ushers: Sandy & Lynn Steglich
Acolyte: Kendra Fox
Greeters: Dan Tokheim & Natalie Hoppe
Worship Assistant: Teri Peterson

Coffee Server: Doug & Celeste Boles
PowerPoint Assistant
: Logan Traynor
Altar Flowers: Needed
Eternal Candle: Worship Committee

Tellers: Sue Gibb and Ellen Beer

Scripture Reader: Kelly Mansell
Communion Assistants: Dave & Ardie Peterson
Ushers: Myron & Linda Kempen
Acolyte: Matthew Johnson
Greeters: Geno & Rena Hanson 
Worship Assistant: Pam Miles

Coffee Server: Tom & Fran Sullwold

PowerPoint Assistant: Needed
Altar Flowers: Needed
Eternal Candle: Worship Committee

Tellers: Kelly Mansell and Geno Hanson
 October Web Site Host: Welsh Family 
Please click on the link below to view the October Weekly Minister schedule.
If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position; please contact a replacement or the church office. 
Thank you!
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:
Blood Drive 
Friday November 9th
     § Cross Lutheran Church (12:00 pm – 6:00 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)  
Children, Youth and Family Activities
Happy fall, everyone!  Cross’s Lutheran Youth Group or LYG!!  will start meeting on Sunday, September 16 at 10:15 am (after September, the group will meet 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!  Also, Cross will be hosting a teen night at the end of September-watch the Peek for additional information!
Family Play Area:
Family Play Area is located in classroom 1.  Please feel free to utilize this space at any time.  There is also a basket of activities on one of the tables in the fellowship hall for families and children to use.  Please contact Amanda with questions. 
Important Dates:
  • Friday, October 26-27th: 7pm - 7am:
    • Youth Lock In
      • Parent Chaperone's are needed for this event!
      • Please contact Amanda if you are able to help out with this event.  
  • Sunday, October 28th: 3:00 - 5:00 pm:
    • Trunk or Treat! 
    • Volunteers are needed to help set up games, help plan and just…help!  😊     Please contact Amanda. 
  • Friday, November 9th: 4:30 - 8:30 pm:
    • Feed My Starving Children   
      • Volunteers Needed!
      • 40 spots available!                                                                              
Trunk or Treat Event Flyer
Volunteer Opportunity! 
§  Friday, November 9th
§  Eagan, MN packing facility
§  Leave Cross at 4:30 pm
§  Return by 8:30 pm
§  Transportation provided if needed
§  Open to all; Children over the age of 5
§  40 spots available
Click here for more information, or to sign up!
NEW Fall Adult Bible Study!
Bible Book of the Month Seminar
§  Sunday, November 11th
§  10:30 – 11:15 am
§  Fellowship Hall
§  Book of Isaiah

As the dog days of summer come to an end, the tell-tale signs of Fall start to arrive. One such sign of Fall is that Cross Choir will be starting back up for the year! We are excited to announce that we will be collaborating with the Sunday school children in their Christmas program and several instrumentalists this year, so you can definitely look forward to some awesome music coming your way. 

 Please note that Cross Choir is a community group that welcomes all age groups and voice parts. We are hoping to strengthen our sound with even more singers this year and encourage you to join us. All who enjoy singing and lifting up your voice in joyful praise are welcome. New this year: choir members will receive optional, free, 15-minute, weekly voice lessons from Chelsea. Rehearsals will be held Thursdays at 7pm and a few Sundays after church.

Our first rehearsal will be Thursday 9/6. Also, please visit our booth at the Ministry Fair on 9/30 for a chance to win three 30-minute voice or piano lessons!
Contact Chelsea at: chelsea.lloyd@my.uwrf or (507)-269-9786 for more information.
By Rally Sunday, you will see our play set back up and ready for kiddos! 
Cross is also proceeding with plans to purchase a Noah’s Arc playset which will include a slide, and a rock climbing wall!  The Arc will be set up in addition to our existing playset.  We will also be adding a basketball hoop and either tetherball or frisbee golf to the outdoor area for our older youth (or adults!) to enjoy. 

Special thank you to Jim Hartmon, Pam Miles, Melissa Briese, Rachel Welsh and Dan Briese for their research and development on the outdoor play space at Cross. This team has also reviewed ideas from Melissa Briese on adding to our space and creating a fall-safe ground cover (until a decision has been made on a different ground cover, please know that the grass does qualify as fall-safe 😊). 

The Building Committee allocated $5,000 towards the cost of renovating our play space
from the original Building Project.

Exciting additions coming to Cross for all to enjoy!    
THANK YOU to both of these groups!   


Missed Sunday worship? 


Here are the scripture readings for this week:

Psalm 91:9-16
Isaiah 53:4-12
Hebrews 5:1-10
Gospel of Mark 10:35-45

Wednesday Night Worship
led by our
contemporary worship team

We are looking for a piano player or guitarist to lead music with the Sunday School kiddos once or twice a month. Please contact Melissa Briese or Amanda Swanson if you are interested and available.  

We also need people to fill the weekly minister positions for Fall.  From coffee service, to greeting and ushering.  Several positions available.

Please consider signing up to help!

Thank you!

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. 
If you did not get a chance to and would like to join one of the following groups, please contact the Church Office.
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
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 Prayer Ministry Update
Grace Place is in need of cleaning supplies. If you can help out, please bring items to the office. 
Items needed are:
  • Cleaning products (without alcohol in them) 
  • Dish soap
  • 13 gallon garbage bags 
  • 55 gallon garbage bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Bath towels (new or gently used) 
  • Wash cloths (new or gently used)
  • Disinfectant wipes

Giving Station 

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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