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.)



For the Week Starting 7/31

SPECIAL THANKS to Gary Jackson who will serve as the Worship Leader at Monday evening’s service.

OUR NEXT DAY TO COOK AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY SUPPER is this week, on Tuesday, August 2.  See the sign-up sheet on the narthex table and indicate your availability to help with the specific tasks – helping to cook at 1:15 p.m. or serving at 4:45 p.m. 

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.

A FLOWER-ARRANGING WORKSHOP will take place Saturday, August 13, at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Learn how to make a simple flower arrangement from garden or supermarket flowers.  Bring some flowers and 2 containers (one small and one medium height).  Perhaps we can use your creations some time for the altar vases.  Sign up on the sheet on the narthex table.  If you have any questions, phone Edith Skoog: 203-268-2774.  Hope to see you there.

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROJECT for Covenant to Care for Children.  Nearly all the 3 X 5 index cards have been taken from the poster in the narthex.  It looks like all we need to complete this project are folders and travel-size Kleenex. If you are willing to donate these items, please stop by the display board in the narthex to select the card(s) which give the specific quantity needed.  Just a reminder that all backpacks and supplies are due by August 14.  Thank you again for helping to support less fortunate children within our community.  If you have questions, please speak with our Covenant to Care liaison, Mary Schrock.

PLEASE NOTE—THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on the following days: Friday, Aug. 5 and Monday, Aug. 8.

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!

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!

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.  Visit holycrosstrumbull.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!!

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 July/August 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.