Hello and Welcome - We are Glad You Found Us!

Note our Sunday Worship time for Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend:

Sunday, May 29, through Sunday, Sept. 4, our Sunday Worship Service time is at 9:00 a.m.

We also offer a Worship Service on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (However, there is not a Monday service on the summer holidays, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.)

 

Announcements

A NOTE FROM OUR PROPERTY DIRECTOR:  Please do not touch the controls for the air-conditioning units and the overhead fans during church services.  Thank you!

OUR NEXT DAY TO COOK AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY SUPPER is next week, on Tuesday, July 5.  See the sign-up sheet on the narthex table and indicate your availability to help with the specific tasks…either cooking or serving. 

PLEASE JOIN US SUNDAYS, JULY 3, 10, 17 & 24 FOR GOAL SETTING GROUP SESSIONS.  Members of our BOD will lead our Goal Setting sessions focused on the Strategic Objectives defined by the congregation. Goal Setting sessions are as follows: July 3—Leadership, Discipleship and Education;  July 10—Evangelism, Social Ministry and Shepherds;  July 17—Property, Worship and Finance;  July 24—Make Up session.  We strongly encourage all to participate in setting our goals and planning for the future of our church.

COME JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST-EVER HCLC SIP & PAINT fundraising and fellowship event at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, in the Fellowship Hall!  Appetizers, desserts and BYOB.  Attendance will be capped at 27 participants so sign up early—invite your friends and family!  Sign up in the narthex or online—see the recent HCLC news blast.  Cost is $40 per person (adults/older youth only this time)—all proceeds will benefit Holy Cross Lutheran Church.  Please advise if childcare is required.  Questions—contact Sabine Bonnar or Sherry Duff.

ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRONIC GIVING.  E-giving offers a convenient way to automate your regular weekly offering via automatic withdrawal from your bank account, or charging your debit or credit card.  Visitholycrosstrumbull.org, and click the green button at the bottom of the page to get started.  Contact Andrew Struzik at financialsecretary@holycrosstrumbull.org with any questions, and go digital today!!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…we are getting ready for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2016 and we’d love to see you there!  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.  Our VBS will be August 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.  We would love to see you be a part of this valuable outreach program.  Need more information?  Phone Kimberly Atkinson.

EACH SUNDAY WE OFFER PRAYERS on behalf of those who are in need, listing them by name in the bulletin.  If you submitted a prayer request, 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!

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION is underway for the 2016-2017 school year.  We offer part-day and full-day programs, and have openings for all age groups: Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  Please share this with your family and friends who may need a preschool!  For details and to set up a visit, phone or e-mail our Preschool Director, Michele Glennon, at 203-268-6471 or  preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com.

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 June newsletter are on the narthex table.  Sign up for the e-mail blastReceive 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.

 From the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF):SMALL INVESTMENTS REAP A BIG REWARD.  With only $100 you can make a big difference.  You can open a StewardAccount with Church Extension Fund.  Your savings will be drawing interest (with higher interest rates for larger amounts) as others use those funds to spread the Gospel through new, expanded or improved facilities.  To learn more, call 1-800-THE LCEF (843-5233) for more information.