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Our Sunday Worship Service time is at 9:00 a.m. 

(This one-service Sunday schedule continues through the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.)

In June, July and August we also offer a Worship Service on the second and fourth Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Announcements

For the Week Starting 08/20

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. 

MONDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES are offered this summer on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m.  Our next Monday evening service is on August 28.  

O-70!  B-7!  I-23!  COME TO OUR GAME NIGHT!  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 26.  The game is BINGO and the prizes are supplied by you – it’s a “White Elephant” event.  We ask that everyone bring a “knick knack” to put on the table for the game winners to choose from…your “white elephant” item can be old, but still in decent shape.

CAN YOU SERVE AS A FELLOWSHIP HOST ON A SUNDAY MORNING?  The new chart is on the narthex table.  Pick a week that works with your schedule.  We have an immediate need for a host for next Sunday, August 27.

THE UPDATED PHONE/ADDRESS HOLY CROSS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY has been distributed into the family mailboxes.  

ATTENTION FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 3 THROUGH GRADE 12: Please join us for another exciting adventure in Sunday School this year!  We will be using Bible study, extension activities and projects to learn and grow in Christ.  Registration forms are on the narthex table and on our church website, so register your children today!  Sunday School begins on Sunday, September 10. Can’t wait to see you there!  (Questions can be directed to Kimberly or James Atkinson.)

SUNDAY SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS ARE NEEDED!  Your Sunday School teachers give an “all-year” commitment, but sometimes they need to do other things too!  Please consider allowing us to add your name to our substitute list, in the event we need a substitute.  All lesson plans will be left for you, all you need is a love of children and God!  Please contact Kimberly or James Atkinson for more information.

PASTOR WISMAR’S ADDRESS:  Some parishioners have asked for Pastor’s mailing address.  There is no need to list the country; this APO address only requires one first-class stamp.

Major Eric Wismar — PSC 1300, Box G/D — APO AA 34042

SAVE THE DATE—OCTOBER 29, REFORMATION DAY—For the celebration of Holy Cross’ 60th anniversary.  Details forthcoming.

NAMES OF THOSE REQUESTING PRAYERS are listed in our weekly bulletin.  If you submitted a prayer request, please keep the church office updated on the individual’s condition.  Especially during Pastor’s deployment, we want to keep this list current, offering a prayer of thanksgiving when appropriate.  If you would like someone added/removed from the list, please let us know!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT—THANK YOU!  Holy Cross provided our “adopted” DCF social worker, Mimose Laurenard, with 32 backpacks completely filled with assorted school supplies.  Mimose will be delivering these filled backpacks to the children in her caseload this week.  Your generosity is heart-warming—please know that you made a difference in the lives of children within our community who are less fortunate. 

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION continues for the 2017-2018 school year.  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.  

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 July-August newsletter are in 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 begin seeing postings and pictures.