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 SundayWorship Service is at 9 a.m. 

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 September 1.  See the sign-up sheet on the narthex table to indicate your availability to help with either cooking or serving.

LOOK IN YOUR FAMILY MAILBOX.  The new Membership Directory and the Fall Worship and Fellowship events postcard are available.

THE WEEKLY MONDAY NIGHT SERVICE RESUMES SEPT. 14.  The Monday service begins at 7 p.m.  Communion will be offered on the 3rd Monday every month.  Please take advantage of these services if you are unable to join us on Sunday.  Please note:  There will notbe a service on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

CHRISTIAN DISCUSSION GROUP:  We’re starting up again!  Yay!!!  Come out and join us this Wednesday, September 2, at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room.  We'll also be meeting on Sept. 23 and Sept. 30.  Our first topic of discussion will focus on some interesting creation/evolution questions, as well as evidence for how “Science Confirms The Bible.”

ATTENTION FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 3 THROUGH GRADE 12:  Join us for an exciting adventure in Sunday School this year!  We will be using the church-wide program titled:  “According to Plan.”  Through Bible Study, music and activities, students will journey through the Bible on the path to discovering God’s marvelous plan for their lives.  Registration forms are on the narthex table; please register your children today.  Sunday School begins next Sunday, Sept. 6, following the 9 a.m. service, with our first annual adult and student “meet n’ greet!”  It’s Sunday School for the entire family.  Can’t wait to see you there!  Questions can be directed to Kimberly Atkinson, 203-924-2883.

PLAN TO ATTEND OUR PASTA NIGHT!  Save this date—Saturday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  A delicious menu and fun fellowship is on tap!  Tickets will be on sale next Sunday, Sept. 6.

NOTICE TO ALL ACOLYTES – We will have a meeting on September 20.  Please join us either right after the early service or after the late service.  There are some changes that we need to address.  If you are unable to make it please let Lydia Struzik know—203-268-0201.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We are looking for people to help with photo sign-ups, telephone our members, layout design, or serve as a host/hostess during the photo sessions.  If interested, please contact the pictorial directory coordinator, Donna Bogen at(203) 261-4605, or pasnaab@yahoo.com. 

SAVE THE DATE—OCTOBER 2ND & 3RD:  Do you see people here at church and wonder what their names are?  Have you 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.  More information to come!

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 worship@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.