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, November 4th 
    • 2:00 am: Daylight Savings Time Ends - Set your clocks back 1 hour !!
      • Don't be late for church! 
    • 9:00 am: Youth Led Worship 
      • Noisy Offering! 
      • This month's Noisy offering will go towards Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
    • 10:15 am: Sunday School 
      • Pre-K FaithMarkers
  • Monday, November 5th
    • 4:00 pm: Gospel of John Adult Bible Study
  • Tuesday, November 6th
    • 9:00 am: Quilting
    • 10:30 am: Knitting
  • Wednesday, November 7th
    • 6:00 pm: Confirmation Workshop**
    • 7:00 pm: Worship 
    • 7:30 pm: By-Law Meeting
  • Thursday, November 8th
    • WELCA Lefse Making Day 1
    • 7:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Friday, November 9th
    • Feed My Starving Children 
      • Meet at Cross at 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 10th
    • WELCA Lefse Making Day 2
    • 8:00 am: Men's Ministry
  • Sunday, November 11th
    • 9:00 am: Worship 
    • 10:15 am: Sunday School 
    • 10:30 am: Bible Book of the Month Seminar 
      • Book of Isaiah
Scripture Reader: Confirmands
Ushers: Confirmands
Acolyte: James Vogt
Greeters: Confirmands
Worship Assistant: Confirmands

Coffee Server: Jacobs Family
PowerPoint Assistant
: Confirmands
Altar Flowers: Vogt Family (in honor of James' 12th Birthday)
Eternal Candle: NEEDED

Tellers: Kim Olson, Diane Smart
Scripture Reader: Lea Swanson
Communion Assistants: Dave & Ardie Peterson
Ushers: Lee Kempf, Dana Flanders
Acolyte: Garrett Melstrom
Greeters: Geno & Rena Hanson
Worship Assistant: Pam Miles

Coffee Server: Schlueter Family
PowerPoint Assistant
: Needed
Altar Flowers: Fouks Family (in honor of Bryce's Birthday)
Eternal Candle: NEEDED

Tellers: Sue Gibb, Steve Smart
November Web Site Host: Fouks 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!
Weekly Ministers for November
New November Sermon Series! 
November 11th:  The Calling of Parents
November 18th:  The Calling of Children
November 25th:  The Calling of Our Church Family
NEW Fall Adult Bible Study!
Bible Book of the Month Seminar
§  Sunday, November 11th
§  10:30 – 11:15 am
§  Fellowship Hall
§  Book of Isaiah

  • Thursday November 8th
  • Sunday November 10th
    • All church members welcome! 
    • We need helpers to stack, bag and general help. 
    • If you want to just come help or learn to make lefse we can certainly use help, even for a partial day! 
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, November 9th: 4:30 - 8:30 pm:
    • Feed My Starving Children   
      • Volunteers Needed!
      • 40 spots available!                                                                              
Operation Christmas Child
Donated Items Due November 11th!
  • Box Packing on Nov 18th During Sunday School
  • Boxes are available for Congregation Members
  • Boxes Due November 18th
Thank you to Carrie Weinandt for leading this effort!
Adult Events
Come Paint, Sip, Create! 
  • Sunday, December 9th (at Cross Lutheran) from 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
  • Minimum of 25 guests
  • Signs range in price from $25 - $100
  • Sign designs include:
    • Christmas, Thanksgiving, Bible verses, family names... and more. 
    • SO MANY to choose from!!
Enjoy time and fellowship with your church family while painting, eating, and sipping! 


Please use the online registration link where you will choose your sign design and get signed up:

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!


Missed Sunday worship? 


Here are the scripture readings for this week:

Psalm 23:2-6
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
Isaiah 53:4-12
Joshua 1:5-9

Gospel of John 9:1-11

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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1246 County Road TT
Roberts, Wisconsin 54023

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