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Our Worship Service times are: Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Monday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Announcements

OUR NEXT DAY TO COOK AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY SUPPER is this week, on Tuesday, May 3.  See the sign-up sheet on the narthex table and indicate your availability to help with the specific tasks…either cooking or serving. 

TODAY WE WILL BEGIN WORKING WITH THE TRUMBULL FOOD PANTRY where currently 148 seniors and families are in need of supplemental food.  You will receive a shopping list and if you feel so moved, purchase an item or two.  Please drop off your donations in the collection box in the narthex.  We will be making monthly deliveries so keep this list when you are shopping and look for future announcements.

THE 2016 HUNGER CROP WALK will take place Sunday, May 22, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Seaside Park, Bridgeport (NOTE NEW LOCATION).  There will be parking just outside of the park on Waldemere Ave.  Please come and support world and local hunger.  Walk as little or as far as you like.  If unable to walk, please support our walkers with a donation.  Sign up begins today, between services, and will continue May 8 and 15.  Walkers should bring a non-perishable healthy food item to donate at the walk.  See Carol Burns for questions.

TWO NEWSLETTER NOTES:  1.  The May 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 as you leave worship this morning, from the red basket in the rear of the sanctuary.  2. The deadline for the June edition of our newsletter is in two weeks, on May 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 .

DO YOU LIKE TO HEAR SPECIAL MUSICIANS play for us during service?  Help us sponsor a musician in May.  Any amount is welcome.  Just write down the amount you would like to help out with and who you would like to honor.  It’s that simple.  Sign up on the “Worship Supplies” chart, located on the hallway bulletin board.

THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER is this Thursday, May 5.  There will be an interfaith event with prayer and music at noon at the Trumbull Town Hall gazebo. 

IF YOU ARE GRADUATING from high school or college this month or in June, we encourage you to share the details about this milestone with your church family.  We plan to recognize all of our graduates in the July/August newsletter.  Please take a lavender-colored “Graduate Information” form, found on the narthex table, fill it out, and return it by June 12 to the church office mailbox.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION is underway for the 2016-2017 school year.  We offer both part-day and full-day programs, and have classes for three age groups: Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  For all 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 May newsletter are in the red basket behind the last pew.  Sign up for the e-mail blast—Receive notifications of upcoming 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): YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:  How can you make an important contribution and still get your money back – with interest?  When you invest through the Church Extension Fund, you contribute to another congregation’s ability to spread the Word of Jesus Christ.  The Fund offers your investment dollars as low-cost loans to congregation for building needs, and your contribution is returned to you – with interest.  To learn more, call 1-800-THE LCEF (843-5233) for more information.