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

Announcements

For the Week Starting 03/19 

OUR MIDWEEK LENTEN SERIES, “AT THE CROSSROADS,” continues this Wednesday with worship at 7:30 p.m.   Each service in this series focuses on one word and one Biblical character, while revealing how Christ and His cross lead us to decide the path of God’s will in our many crossroads in life.  OnMarch 22, we hear how Jesus chooses to show compassion to Malchus, a wounded participant in his own arrest.  We are called to love others as Christ loved us, showing compassion – not anger – even to those in our midst whom we might consider our enemies.  We will use the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy, and the service will include readings from Scripture, a sermon dialogue and hymns that help us with the crossroads of compassion.

SOUP SUPPERS IN LENT:  Prior to our midweek service on Wednesdays, please join us for soup and fellowship.  Our next soup supper is this week on March 22 at 6:15.  All are welcome!  Look on the narthex table for the sign-up sheet to indicate if you can bring soup or finger desserts.

ORDER FORMS FOR EASTER FLOWERS are in a basket on the narthex table.  If you would like to order flowers to adorn the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, please fill out a form and put it with your payment in the Altar Flower mailbox no later than next Sunday, March 26.

SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP NEXT SUNDAY—  The congregation is invited to a New Members’ Reception in the Fellowship Hall, Sunday, March 26, between services.

THE ALTAR GUILD IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS to help with the semi-annual “deep cleaning” of the of sanctuary and chancel.  The tasks are being divided into two cleaning sessions:  1.  Sunday, March 26, immediately after the late service—cleaning the wood in the sanctuary; and 2. Saturday, April 8, at 8:30 a.m.—cleaning the woodwork in the chancel area and polishing the communion ware.

EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST:  Come and enjoy our annual Easter breakfast on Sunday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m., between the 7 a.m. and the 10:30 a.m. worship services.  Please indicate on the Attendance Sign-up Sheet if you are able to provide a breakfast item.  Volunteers are needed to assist in set-up, serving, and clean-up.  Attendance and volunteer sign-up sheets will be on the narthex table.

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH-BRIDGEPORT will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sunday, May 7, with a special 10 a.m. worship service led by President Timothy Yeadon.  The service will be followed by a dinner at noon at the Blue Goose Restaurant, Ferry Boulevard, Stratford.  The cost of the dinner is $25 with choice of 4 complete dinners.  For further information or to make reservations, please contact Dorothy Weise at Zionbpt@gmail.com or phone (203) 367-4521 before April 7.

ATTENTION WORSHIP SERVICE VOLUNTEERS:  The 2nd quarter schedules have been distributed into the family mailboxes.  If you are an acolyte, usher, reader, deacon, greeter, or serve on the Altar Guild, please look in your mailbox for the April-May-June schedules.  You can also access the currentmonthly chart of Worship Service Volunteers on our church’s website.  Go to www.holycrosstrumbull.org , click on “Resources” link, and navigate to the “Serving Page” link.

THE HOLY CROSS CHORISTERS (YOUTH CHOIR) meet on the first 3 Mondays of the month (until May).  Rehearsal time is 7–7:30 p.m., and we’d love to have you!  Talk to Sally Finck for more information.

CHRISTIAN DISCUSSION GROUP:  Please note that we’ll be taking a break during Lent.  Our future meeting dates are scheduled for the following Wednesdays:  April 26 and May 3,10 and 24. We meet at 10:15 a.m. in the Conference Room and will watch and discuss a different DVD on Christian apologetics at each meeting.  Hope to see you in the spring!

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 March 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.