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Cross Lutheran
for the week of: 
June 16th, 2019
Weekly Ministers
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:

PowerPoint Assist:
Cross Kids Worship
Amanda Swanson
Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship
Cross Kids Worship
Will or Logan Traynor
Coffee Servers:


Eternal Candle:

Altar Flowers:
Lee Kempf, Amanda Swanson
Sue Gibb, Steve Powell
Mary Ann Hartmon
Bill & Gwen Couch
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:


PowerPoint Assist:
Paul Nyhus
Jane Hamlin
Dave & Ardie Peterson
Rachel & James Vogt
Teri & Ray Peterson
Logan Traynor
Will Traynor
Coffee Servers:


Eternal Candle:

Altar Flowers:
Natalie Hoppe & Dan Tokheim
Sue Gibb, Ellen Beer
Mary Ann Hartmon
Sue Gibb
Tokheim / Hoppe Family


If you are not able to fulfill the volunteer position, please contact a replacement or the church office. Thank you!  
Click HERE for the June Weekly Minister Schedule
Sunday, June 16th
  • 8:30 DONUTS with Dad!
  • 9:00 am: Cross Kids Worship
Monday, June 17th
  • NO Adult Bible Study 
  • NO Worship Committee
  • 6:30 pm: Stewardship Committee
  • 7:30 pm: Capital Appeal Team Mtg. 
Tuesday, June 18th
Church Front Office Closed
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
  • 6:00 pm: Building Use Task Force Mtg. @ First Lutheran in NR
Wednesday, June 19th
  • 7:00 pm: Worship
Thursday, June 20th
Friday, June 21st
Saturday, June 22nd

Sunday, June 23rd
  • 9:00 am: Worship
Women's Group,
Thank you so much for being part of the memorial for Sandy. Your bars were delicious. Thanks for serving and cleaning up after the lunch.

Linda and family

Important Marketing Director Update:

Heidi Sandstrom, our marketing director, has resigned her marketing duties and council has decided to eliminate this paid position.

Heidi will continue on for 4-5 hours/month to keep our web site updated.  She did an excellent job designing our web site. We are grateful for her work on this and appreciate her for keeping it current as we move forward. 


Council would like the entire congregation to be engaged in marketing our building for community use. So, if you are connected with a non-profit or for-profit group in the area, please let Pastor Durk know.

Capital Appeal Update:

Thanks to everyone who went through an interview with Michael Davy for the feasibility study in preparation for our Fall Capital Appeal. Also, thanks goes out to all who filled out surveys for feedback as well.  The results were very positive for Cross in terms of our membership's perspective on our mission and how we are doing as a congregation.

If you would like to read the entire report, please stop by the front office to look it over.

Questions? Contact Pastor Durk

Naomi Widell has moved ! 

Mail can be sent to Naomi at:

Naomi Widell
c/o Point Pleasant Heights 
28600 Fairway Ln. #212
Chisago City, MN 55013 
          5:30 pm: Family VBS (RSVP)

          8:30 am: Donuts with Dad!

          6:00 pm: Salad Supper

          Invite a Friend to Worship!

6-8 pm: Family Movie Night (RSVP)

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!  

We are looking to add outdoor activities for our older youth… basketball hoop, Frisbee Golf, or any other outdoor activity that we can offer for our teens and older.  If you are interested in donating to this effort; please contact Amanda.  Thank you for your support and generosity.  Blessings! 

Amanda Swanson, 
Director of Children,Youth & Family


Wednesday Night Worship
continues this summer
at 7pm with our
AMAZING Worship Team
“By Faith” ! 

Join us on June 12th for
Outdoor Worship!
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
Updated Website Launch!
Check out the updated look of our website at:
Please don’t forget your financial gifts and offerings to Cross Lutheran!

Use our new ‘Give Plus Church” App, or sign up via our website, for one-time or recurring gifts   
(for General Fund and/or Building Fund!). 

Thank you!

Have you tried out our new app? 
We would love your feedback!

We have a new church giving app!
We are excited to share with you a new way to give to the church 
GivePlus Church is a mobile giving app that enables you to make
one-time or recurring gifts from your smartphone.

Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “GivePlus Church”
to download the app for free and start donating today!
Thank you for supporting our mission.
Cross Lutheran/Give Plus Mobile
Missed Sunday Worship?
Here are the Scripture Readings for this week!

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Romans 5:1-5
Psalm 8
Gospel of John 16:12-15
Central Community Gardens “CCG” in Hammond & Roberts WI
Community Garden plots are still available to rent in Roberts and Hammond! 
Contact Coordinator Mike Deneen with any questions or interest.  
or (715) 386-9792 
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + +
  • Plots are ready
    (tilling & soil amendments); water; education; group buying, friends, flowers, tools. 
  • Nutrient Dense Food.  
General goal:
  • Established in 2011.               CCG is a Non-profit Community Group, with the goals of improving opportunity for land use, while promoting better health for our community through learning and practicing best horticulture practices, among as many as possible. 
Locations for gardens plots
  • Cross Community Garden: Cross Lutheran Church,                1246 County Rd TT
  • St. Mary's
    • Cemetery “S/W corner”, at 1420 Fithian St, at water station - go North then on left past garage.  
  • FireHall
    • VOH 1055 Clyde Hanson & Cty Rd T, enter from Davis ST. (North 1/2).
  • 1630 Thayer St.
    • VOH West end
Email Mike Deneen

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:
Click HERE for the Prayer Ministry Update
Future RED CROSS Blood Drive Dates!
Friday, August 23rd 
Friday, November 22nd
  • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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 (church office Bulletin Board)
Noisy Offering 2019
1st Sunday of each month!

Next Noisy Offering is: June 2nd, 2019



$ 152.33

$   78.58


$ 2240.21

$ _ 58.86

_ 81.95

$ ______

$ ______

$ ______

$ ______

$ ______

$ ______

Graduation Party for Myah Olson
June 22nd at 3:00 pm - ?
955 Ridgeway Street, Hammond, WI
All Church Friends Welcome!

Take a look at all the good works our congregation has been up to this year!

Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. 


(RE: 2019 May Noisy Offering Donation $58.86)

Dear Pastor Peterson and Members of Cross Lutheran Church:
Thank you so much for your donation of $58.86 received on 6/11/2019.
Every act of generosity helps us further our mission: 
to provide support and resources to achieve freedom from domestic and sexual violence. In fact, your recent gift will support families in need of crisis support, advocacy, and emotional support.  Thank you!  
Thank you for your support in helping to make our community a better place. 
~ With Warm Regards, Amy Berg, Development Director


HALOS of the St. Croix Valley
(RE: 2019 Red Shovel Donation $2774.57)

Dear Cross Lutheran Church - 
Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of Halos of the St. Croix Valley for your generous donation.  
We are grateful for generous people like you.  It is because of you that we are able to continue providing so many supportive resources to those families facing the loss of a child.  
Thank you for making our mission a success.  Thank you for supporting families who have lost a child. 
~ Halos of the St. Croix Valley


(RE: 2019 WELCA Donation $500.00)

Dear Cross Lutheran Church WELCA:

Thank you for your recent gift of $500.00 to Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  Your support is deeply appreciated and will be used to fund the general operations of Turningpoint.  
Thanks to your generosity, we will meet our mission: to provide support and resources to achieve freedom from domestic and sexual violence
Thank you again for your support of Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  
Thank you very much for this generous support!
~ Warmest Regards, Amy Berg, Development Director



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 



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


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,


Herald of Faith - Honduras
(RE: WELCA $1000.00 Donation; Men's Group 350.00 Donation)

Gift personally delivered by Steve Smart


"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



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

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.


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 

Hand out bulletins prior to service, help with offering plates, help with communion, and count worship attendance for office & Synod purposes.

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

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)

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 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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