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Announcements

For the Week Starting 01/13

THE HOLY CROSS ANNUAL MEETING is at 11:45 a.m., on Sunday, January 27.  Please show your support for your congregation and plan to attend.  Finger foods will be provided by the Board of Directors.

DO YOU, OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW, NEED A PRESCHOOL?  Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at our very own Holy Cross Christian Preschool begins tomorrow, January 14!  Part-day and full-day programs are offered for Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  To schedule a visit, or to find out more details about the curriculum, contact our Preschool Director, Michele Glennon: 203-268-6471, preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com.

HELP THE STERLING HOUSE FOOD PANTRY:  Supermarkets are running “stock up” sales now. What better time to make your dollar go further as you help stock the shelves of a food bank during a period when their shelves are often empty.  Thank you for your generosity!

FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS:  Please join us at 10:30 on Friday mornings as we study the Bible with lecturer Dr. Craig Koester of the Lutheran Seminary.  His presentations have been found to be fascinating—for example, when he explored Luke through reversals, what is expected does not happen.  Come revisit the Bible with him.  There will be time for discussion.  Pastor will join us.  It is not too late for you to join us – we always welcome new people to our Friday morning study group!

NEWSLETTER NOTES:  1. The January 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 from the narthex table.  2. The deadline for the February edition of our newsletter is this week, on Tuesday, January 15.  Submit your news item by this date to the newsletter mailbox, located outside the church office, or send it via e-mail to office@holycrosstrumbull.com .

LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTIONS are due no later than Sunday, January 27.  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.

THE 2019 WORSHIP SUPPLIES AND ALTAR FLOWER CHARTS are on the hallway bulletin board as you approach the Fellowship Hall.  Altar flowers for a week, or one of our worship supplies for a month, are available to sponsor and in need of your support.  Pick a week to sponsor the flowers or a month to sponsor one of the listed worship supplies.  This is a nice way to honor or remember a loved one; whomever you would like to honor/remember will be included in our bulletin.  

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!

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on the back narthex table.  A special, single envelope is included in your box to help offset the cost of the envelopes (about $3 per box).  If you do not see your envelopes, please speak with Chad Helminger or leave a note in the Financial Secretary mailbox located outside the church office.  Also, remember that eGiving can be an attractive and more efficient option compared to weekly envelopes.  If you have any questions on how to get started, please speak with Chad.  The new year is always a good time to reflect on your blessings and your relationship with God as you commit to your new year of giving.  “Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.” –Deuteronomy 16:17

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