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

 

Announcements

For the Week Starting 10/22

DURING PASTOR’S DEPLOYMENT anyone in need of spiritual care may contact the church office, 203-268-7555, (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.); Head Shepherd, Donna Senft or Board President, Kerry Geffert.  We are blessed to have several pastoral resources available. 

LEADING AND SERVING:  The Board of Directors is pleased to announce opportunities for you to lead and serve our congregation.  The following positions are open, terms beginning January 2018:  President, Vice President, Financial Secretary, Worship Director, Discipleship Director, Education Director, Social Ministry Director and Shepherd.  Please contact any Board member or Michele Van Wart for information and to put your name on January’s ballot.

SPECIAL SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS NEXT MONTH:  Join us every Sunday in November between services to find out what spiritual gifts are, which gifts you have, and how we can use them for the betterment of our faith.

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX COLLECTION:  Thank you for your help with this annual project.  Please note these deadlines:  If you took a blue “shopping card” from the poster, these individual items are due by Oct. 29.  If you are putting together your own shoebox (boxes are in the narthex), completed boxes are due by Nov. 5.

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL COFFEE FELLOWSHIP on Sunday, Nov. 5, as we welcome both our church’s “adopted” DCF social worker, Mimose Laurenard, and the regional director for Covenant to Care for Children, Selina Daniels.  During this fellowship time we will renew our two-year “covenant” with this ministry that provides gifts throughout the year to the children in Mimose’s caseload.

ONGOING COLLECTION:  Our Sunday School will be collecting NEW hats and gloves this fall to be used to outfit children with Covenant to Care for Children—the children in our “adopted” DCF social worker’s caseload.  Please put these donations in the designated collection box in the narthex.

IT’S A FUN ADULT FELLOWSHIP EVENT!  Join us on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. to play the card game “Whist.”  No experience needed—rules will be explained that evening.  You do not need to come with a partner, and there is no cost!  Snacks, soda and “coffee-and” will be provided.  The only requirement is that due to the nature of the game, you must sign up on the sheet if you plan to come (see narthex table).  If you can provide a card table, speak with David or Mary Ann Schiller.  The fellowship of Holy Cross friends and a card game that’s been around for 200-plus years will add up to an evening of fun—please join us!

PLEASE NOTE:  The church office will be closed this week on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24.

CHRISTIAN DISCUSSION GROUP meets this Wednesday, October 25.  Come out and join us at 10:15 a.m. in the Conference Room.  Our meeting dates next month are November 1, 8 and 29.  Hope to see you there!

STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CHURCH! – Read the newsletter via the Holy Cross website—www.holycrosstrumbull.org  (navigate to the Resources heading, click Newsletter; scroll down and click on current month).  Paper copies of the October edition are on the narthex table.  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 see postings and pictures.