Hello and Welcome - We are Glad You Found Us!

The pictures in this gallery are from Pastor Wismar's installation at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and from the day volunteers helped him move into the parsonage.


WORSHIP NOTES:  Our Summer Worship schedule continues through the Sunday of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 6).  Our Sunday Worship Service is at 9 a.m.  OurMonday evening Worship service schedule has resumed, on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m.  Please note that the service tomorrow evening will include Holy Communion.

PASTOR WISMAR’S CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please note that Pastor now has an e-mail address—  pastor@holycrosstrumbull.com.  Pastor may also be reached on his cell phone regarding any urgent matters (via a call or text message)—  203-240-7906.  The Pastor’s office phone number is 203-268-7555, and that phone line does have an answering machine.

THE COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HOST SIGN-UP SHEET is on the narthex table.  Please pick a week to host that fits best with your schedule.  We have an immediate need for a host next Sunday, Aug. 9.

MONTHLY COMMUNITY SUPPER:  Holy Cross is responsible for preparing/serving the meal on the first Tuesday of the month.  Our next day to cook and serve is this week, on August 4.  See the sign-up sheet on the narthex table to indicate your availability to help with either cooking or serving.

HOLY CROSS’ VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS COMING UP—AUGUST 10-14, and we hope your young children can be a part of it!  We are climbing Mt. Everest where God's mighty power conquers all challenges!  Registration forms with complete details are on the narthex table. 

 ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS:  Please forward Donna Bogen—pasnaab@yahoo.com—your college address, whether you will be living at home or going away to campus living, so that we can send you our caring thoughts and care packages of goodies.

 SAVE THE DATE—OCTOBER 2ND AND 3RD:  Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are?  Have you ever heard an announcement regarding a member and wished you could put a face with a name?  Are you a new member and wish you had something to help you put names with faces?  Help is on the way!  We are producing a pictorial church family album!  There is no cost to have your portraits taken, and you will receive a complimentary 8 X 10 portrait along with a printed directory for participating.  At your session you will be able to view your images electronically and have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends.  More information to come!

 OUR WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED!  Please visit www.holycrosstrumbull.org and see all of the great changes we have made.

 THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES for Covenant to Care for Children are due next Sunday, August 9.  Thank you for the overwhelming support for this project that was received following last Sunday’s announcement!!  To date all 26 backpack shopping cards have been taken, as well as the cards for the binders, pencils, pencil pouches, erasers, highlighters, Kleenex and scissors.  Stop by the display board in the narthex to see what supplies are still needed.  Backpacks filled with supplies will be given to the children under the care of our congregation’s “adopted” DCF social worker.  Thank you in advance for helping to support less fortunate children within our community.

 REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS:  To make our new church pictorial directory a success we need volunteers.  While the Shepherds are overseeing and assisting with the effort we are looking for a coordinator and volunteers to help with photography sign-ups, telephoning our members, or serving as a host or hostess during the photography sessions.  If interested please contact Gary Messerschmitt at g.messerschmitt@gmail.com203-220-8580, or phone the church office.

 CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!  Do you have candid pictures of Holy Cross gatherings or outreach?  Photos from the annual Church Picnic or Crop Walk?  Volunteers at the soup kitchen?  We are gathering photos to put on the website to show our activities and for all to enjoy.  E-mail Gary Messerschmitt (g.messerschmitt@gmail.com) for instructions on how to transfer the photos.

 STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CHURCH!  Read the newsletter via the Holy Cross websitewww.holycrosstrumbull.org (navigate to the Contacts & Resources heading, click on Newsletter; scroll down and click on current month).  Paper copies of the July-August newsletter are on the narthex table.  Sign up for the e-mail blast—Receive reminders of upcoming church services, events, cancellations, etc.  These are “blind e-mails” to ensure privacy.  To be added, send an e-mail to president@holycrosstrumbull.org with “Subscribe blasts” in the subject line.  Are you on Facebook?  Holy Cross is!  After you “Like” us, you’ll see postings of upcoming events, pictures from events, and other notifications.