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Announcements

For the Week Starting 03/26 

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO ORDER EASTER FLOWERS! Order forms 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 before you leave church today.

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 29, we focus on the word declaration and hear the account of Peter being asked to declare whether or not he knows Jesus; as you know, he decides to deny his Savior.  When questioned about our Lord, we are called to boldly declare our faith in Christ.  We will use the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy, and the service will include readings from Scripture, a sermon dialogue and hymns that help us come to the crossroads of declaration ready to announce our allegiance to the Lord.

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 29 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.

COVENANT TO CARE EASTER BASKETS:  Next Sunday, April 2, is the deadline for the Easter baskets.  If you took a bunny or egg tag from the basket poster earlier this month, you may put your completed basket on the back table in the narthex.  Be sure to attached the bunny/egg tag and cover the basket with a cellophane wrap.

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.  TODAY 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 are on the narthex table.

TOWN HALL:  Come one!  Come all!  Attend Holy Cross’ first quarterly Town Hall for 2017, on Sunday, April 9, at 9:30 a.m. (between services).  Let’s discuss:  1) The proposal to refurbish our pews; and 2) Our observance of Holy Cross’ 60th anniversary.  Plus, what’s on your mind about our church?

HOLY CROSS HOSTS THE TOUR CONCERT CHOIR from Concordia-Bronxville, on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m.  This Choir will present a “Hymn Festival” highlighting the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  Concertgoers will be treated to an afternoon of festival selections performed by this professional and talented group of Concordia College students.  A free-will offering will be taken to help defray expenses.

THRIVENT MEMBERS – Have you designated all your Choice Dollars for 2016?  The deadline is March 31.  Please call 1-800-THRIVENT to find out if you have any designated Choice Dollars.  Holy Cross and its ministry would be an obvious choice.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION for the 2017-2018 school year is ongoing!  Part-day and full-day programs are offered for Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  For details contact our Preschool Director, Michele Glennon: 203-268-6471 / preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com.

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.

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