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Our Sunday Worship service times are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

We also offer a Worship service on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m.                  Both services will offer Holy Communion.

 

Announcements

For the Week Starting 01/14 

ANNUAL VOTERS’ MEETING.  Next Sunday at 11:45 a.m.  Should you attend?  Absolutely!  There will be refreshments to sustain you through the 90 minutes.  And our wonderful Youth Group has volunteered to watch our younger members.  It’s your congregation.  Be there.

THE 2016 ANNUAL REPORT is available in the back of the sanctuary, behind the last pew, in a labeled box.  As stated in the Annual Voters’ Meeting notice, this Annual Report was published a month earlier than usual so that you would have time to read through it prior to attending next Sunday’s meeting.  This annual document contains reports from the Pastor, Board President, commission directors and program chairs detailing events, projects/programs and commission activities that occurred in 2016.  Whether or not you are able to attend the Annual Voters’ Meeting next Sunday, please take a copy of the Annual Report as you leave Worship today.  NEWSLETTER NOTE:  The deadline for the February edition of our newsletter is TODAY.  Submit your news item to the newsletter mailbox, located outside the church office, or send it via e-mail to office@holycrosstrumbull.com .

THE COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HOST SIGN-UP SHEET for the next several weeks is on the narthex table.  Pick a week to host that fits with your schedule.  We have an immediate need for a host(s) for the remainder of January, into early February.  If you can help, please put your name on the sign-up sheet.

LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTIONS are due no later than Sunday, January 22.  Please adhere to this deadline as set by the District Office.  The cost is $10.80 for 12 issues.  Make your check payable to Holy Cross Lutheran, noting “Lutheran Witness” on your check.  DO NOT PUT THIS SUBSCRIPTION FEE IN THE OFFERING PLATE.  Please put your check in the “Church Office” mailbox—the subscriber information needs to be recorded in the church office.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION will begin for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, January 17. We offer part-day and full-day programs, for these age groups: Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  Please share this information with your family and friends who may need a preschool.  To arrange a visit, phone or e-mail our Preschool Director, Michele Glennon, at 203-268-6471 or preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com.

THE 2017 WORSHIP SUPPLIES AND ALTAR FLOWER CHARTS are on the hallway bulletin board.  Whoever you would like to honor or remember will be included in our bulletin…it’s a nice way to honor or remember a loved one!  Altar flowers for a week, or one of our worship supplies for a month are available to fund, and need your support.  It’s always nice to celebrate someone’s birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion in this fashion.  If the person you are honoring does not attend Holy Cross, perhaps you could mail the bulletin listing to them.  The monthly cost of Worship supplies varies, as listed on the chart.  Altar flowers are $25 per week (2 vases) and you may take the flowers home after the late service.

2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on the back narthex table.  A special, single envelope is included in your box to help offset the cost of supplying envelopes to the congregation (about $3 per box).  Please consider contributing $3 in this envelope.  If you find that you do not have envelopes and would like a set, please speak with Andrew Struzik or leave a note in the Financial Secretary mailbox, located outside the church office.  Finally, please remember, EGiving can be an attractive option to weekly envelopes.  If you have any questions on how to get started, please speak with Andrew.

CHRISTIAN DISCUSSION GROUP:  Come out and join us at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, in the Conference Room.  We’ll be watching and discussing a 12-part DVD series called “Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis.”  Hope to see you there!

STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CHURCH!  Read the newsletter via the Holy Cross websitewww.holycrosstrumbull.org (navigate to the Resources heading, click Newsletter; scroll down and click on current month).   Paper copies of the January newsletter are on the narthex table.  Sign up for the e-mail blast—Receive notifications of services, events, and cancellations, etc.  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! “Like” us to begin seeing postings and pictures.