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Our Worship Service times are: Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Monday at 7:00 p.m.

The Lenten Season begins on February 10--Ash Wednesday.  Click on the GROW WITH US heading above and navigate to "Worshipping Opportunities" for the details on our Lenten theme and midweek services.

The pictures in this gallery include photos from Pastor Wismar's installation at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the day volunteers helped his family move into the parsonage, and a few other events and volunteer activities.


Announcements

ASH WEDNESDAY IS THIS WEEK on Feb. 10, and we offer a service with an Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m.  The theme for our midweek services this year is “Living Lent.”  Each service in this series focuses on a word to consider while living Lent as Easter people.  The Ash Wednesday service in the series is based on the word PONDER and reminds us that Lent is a time toponder our relationship with God and with one another and to discover the love of God seen in the cross and empty tomb.  The service includes readings from Scripture, a sermon and hymns that help us to remember that we are people of the resurrection living in Lent.

LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are in a basket on the narthex table—please take one for yourself and/or your family.  Our main devotion booklet this year is called “Living Lent” and goes with the midweek Lenten/Holy Week theme we will follow.  There are also a few devotion books for teens/young adults, families with young children, and sample booklets the church office received.

TWO NEWSLETTER NOTES:  1.  The February newsletter items are posted on the newsletter link of our Holy Cross website:www.holycrosstrumbull.org; if you prefer to read the paper version, pick up a newsletter as you leave worship this morning, from the red basket in the rear of the sanctuary.  2. The deadline for the March newsletter is next week, on February 15.  Submit your news item by the 15th to the newsletter mailbox, or send it via e-mail to office@holycrosstrumbull.com .

CHILI COOK OFF!  COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE HOLY CROSS ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF! Have your taste buds ready to go as you vote for the best chili!  February 20th at 5:30 p.m.  Suggested donation is $10/adult, $5/child, and $30/family MAX.  Tickets are on sale today and next Sunday.  Invite your friends!  Proceeds will be given to the LCC Comfort Dogs Ministry, and to the Worship Committee.  If you would like to enter the contest with your favorite chili, please see Lydia Struzik or Donna Bogen.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION is underway for the 2016-2017 school year.  We offer both part-day and full-day programs, and have classes forthree age groups: Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  For details about the curriculum and tuition fees, or to set up a visit, phone or e-mail our Preschool Director,Michele Glennon, at  preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com.

CHRISTIAN DISCUSSION GROUP:  Come out and join us on Wednesday, February 10 at 10:15 a.m. in the Conference Room.  We’ll be watching Brian Edwards (a popular author, theologian, and Bible teacher who speaks to audiences internationally) speak about “The Authentic Christ.”  This is the fourth and last topic in the DVD Series called “How Do We Know The Bible Is True?”.  We’ll take a break for Lent and start up again on Wednesday, March 30th.

EACH SUNDAY WE OFFER PRAYERS on behalf of those who are in need.  We list them by name in the weekly bulletin.  If you have submitted a prayer request, please keep Pastor and/or the church office updated on the individual’s condition.  We want to keep our prayer list current and offer 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 websitewww.holycrosstrumbull.org.  Paper copies of the February newsletter are available this morning in the red basket in the rear of the sanctuary.  Sign up for the e-mail blast—Receive notifications of upcoming services, events, and cancellations, etc.  To be added, send an e-mail toworship@holycrosstrumbull.com with “Subscribe blasts” in the subject line.  Are you on Facebook?  Holy Cross is!  “Like” us to begin seeing postings and pictures.