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Announcements

For the Week Starting 07/22

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL!  Plan to join us this coming Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m. to watch the movie “Sing” and enjoy an ice cream sundae.  We need to make sure we have enough ice cream and toppings!  Please, if you plan to attend, sign up on the sheet on the narthex table.

SHIPWRECKED: RESCUED BY JESUS— It’s that time of year again…we are getting ready for Vacation Bible School 2018 and we’d love to see you there!  This year’s VBS is the week of August 6-10, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.  The volunteer sign-up sheet is on the narthex table, along with registration forms.  We are also looking for juice and peanut-free snack donations.  We would love to see you be a part of this valuable outreach program.  Need more information?  Contact Kimberly Atkinson.

HOLY CROSS WILL COOK AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY SUPPER at St. John’s Episcopal in Bridgeport on Tuesday, August 7.  Cooks are needed that day beginning at 1 p.m. and servers are needed from 4:45 to 6.  If you are able to volunteer to serve, please put your name on the sign-up sheet on the narthex table. 

THE BACK-TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION for Covenant to Care for Children is ongoing through the deadline date of August 5.  Please stop by the display board in the narthex to select 3 X 5 cards for a backpack and/or school supplies that are needed for the 29 school-age children in the caseload of our “adopted” DCF social worker.  Giving a new backpack and school supplies to these children will give them a positive start to the 2018-2019 school year.  If you are unable to shop but would like to donate financially, you may make a check out to Holy Cross Lutheran with “Cov to Care” in the memo section and put it in the Covenant to Care mailbox.  Thank you in advance for supporting these less fortunate children.

AN ALTERNATE SERVICE will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 19.

LCMS NEWS:  Nominations are being solicited for officer, Board, and other positions in the Synod.  Information including the nomination form were sent out via email blast for our online members; and a limited supply of print copies are available on the narthex table for those who are not online.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR at our very own Holy Cross Christian Preschool is ongoing!  Part-day and full-day programs are offered for Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  For details about the curriculum, or to schedule a visit, phone or e-mail our Preschool Director, Michele Glennon: 203-268-6471, preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com.

NAMES OF THOSE REQUESTING PRAYERS are listed in our weekly bulletin.  If you submitted a prayer request, please keep Pastor updated on the individual’s condition.  We want to keep this list current, offering a prayer of thanksgiving when appropriate.  If you would like someone added or removed from the list, please let us know!

STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CHURCH! – Read the newsletter via the Holy Cross website—www.holycrosstrumbull.org (navigate on the banner to Resources, click Newsletter; scroll down, click on current month).  Paper copies of the July-August edition are on the narthex table.   Sign up for e-mailed news—Receive reminders of church services, events, cancellations, etc.  To be added, send an e-mail to congregation@holycrosstrumbull.com 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.