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Cross Lutheran
for the week of 
March 24th, 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
  • March 27:    “Habits of Gratitude”
  • 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. 

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!
Easter Flower Order form
Print and complete or open the fillable form
and choose "Enable Editing".
Once completed, email to:
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 24th
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School  
Monday, March 25th
New Adult Bible Study!
  • 4:00 pm: Adult Bible Study of Jeremiah
  • 7:00 pm: E-Team Meeting @ Bobtown Brewhouse
Tuesday, March 26th
  • 9:00 am: Quilting
  • 10:30 am: Knitting
  • 7:00 pm: Cross Lutheran Book Club
Wednesday, March 27th 
  • 5:30 pm: Lenten Meal
  • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop
  • 6:00 pm: Financial Fundamentals
  • 7:00 pm: Worship 
Thursday, March 28th
  • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • 7:00 pm: Women & Wine
Friday, March 29th
1:00 - 6:00 pm: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE (Volunteers still needed!!)
Saturday, March 30th
Sunday, March 31st
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 9:15 am: Sunday School  
  • 10:30 am: Congregational Info Meeting RE: Constitution / By-Law updates. 
Weekly Ministers
Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:


Power Point Asst:
Daniel Kachel
Linda Kempen
Steve & Diane Smart
Sandy & Lynn Steglich
Geno & Rena Hanson
Trey Jourdeans

Coffee Servers:
Eternal Candle:

in honor of :
Altar Flowers:

Sue Gibb, Jen Leen
Lee Kempf

Scripture Reader:
Worship Assistant:
Communion Asst:

Power Point Asst:
Barb Dull
Jane Hamlin
Paul & Joan Nyhus
Lee Kempf, Denise Wakefield
Bill & Gwen Couch
Grace Melstrom
Coffee Servers:
Eternal Candle:

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


Lee Kempf

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

Sunday, April 7th:
  • First Communion during worship service!
  • Sunday School memory work recitation
Friday April 5th (5-6:30 pm):
  • Confirmation Youth Service Project: Serve Grace Place Meal

Luther Point Bible Camp
WELCA has camperships available again this year for youth interested in attending Luther Point - some awesome camps happening!! Check out for more info.  Please contact Amanda for campership information.

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!  


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)

Missed Sunday Worship?
Scriptures Readings for this week:
Isaiah 55:1-9
1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Gospel of Luke 13:1-9
Blood Drive!
Friday, March 29th
  • 1:00 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 (church office Bulletin Board)

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

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
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* 
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Cross Lutheran Church
1246 County Road TT
Roberts, Wisconsin 54023

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