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

Our Lenten theme this year is "Thy Will Be Done,"  a series published by Creative Communications for the Parish.  On the night before He went to the cross for our salvation, Jesus prayed to His Father, "Not as I will, but as You will."  And that will be our prayer as well this Lent as we seek to do God's will in our lives.  Beginning with Ash Wednesday, each service in this series will focus on a different aspect of God's will at work among us.  Biblical characters will be used as insightful reference points each week to guide us in following our Lord more nearly day by day.  Our midweek Lenten services are at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday, beginning on Ash Wednesday (February 14).  See the Worshipping Opportunities link under the GROW WITH US banner above for details on each midweek service.

Announcements

For the Week Starting 02/18

OUR MIDWEEK LENTEN SERIES, “THY WILL BE DONE,” continues on Wednesday with worship at 7:30 p.m.  Our service focus will be, “God’s Will and My Inadequacy” and the spotlight will be on Moses:  At first, Moses did not think he could free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, but God gave Moses confidence to set His people free.  In Lent we remember that God sent His Son to do His will and set all people free from the slavery of sin.  We will use the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy, and the service will include readings from Scripture, a sermon monologue and hymns that help us to focus on doing God’s will.

SOUP SUPPERS IN LENT:  Prior to our midweek service on Wednesdays, please join us for soup and fellowship.  Our first soup supper is this week on February 21 at 6:15.  All are welcome!  Look on the narthex table for the sign-up sheet to indicate if you can bring a pot of soup or a plate of finger desserts.  

LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are in a basket on the narthex table—please take one for yourself and/or your family.  Our main devotion booklet this year is called, “Thy Will Be Done” and supplements the midweek Lenten/Holy Week theme we will follow.  This basket also contains a small assortment of samples we received.  We also offer a limited amount of sticker booklets for young children—please, one per family.

500 IN 50 –  WOW!  More than 300 items collected so far!  Your support of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission is terrific.  Let’s keep the momentum going.  A list of needed items is available in the narthex; for cash donations, make checks out to HCLC and indicate “500 in 50” in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!

COMMUNITY SUPPER:  Servers needed on Tuesday, March 6, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 768 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport.  Parking in back of church.  Ring bell to enter. If you can serve, please put your name on the sign-up sheet on the narthex table.

COMFORT DOG FUND-RAISER:  PAWncake Breakfast Fund-raiser with Addie and Leah Comfort Dogs & Club Comfort, on March 4, from 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s, 87 Federal Road Danbury.  Tickets are $10.  To purchase, contact Cindy Ciccia.  You may also pay at the door.  Let us know if you would like to comfort and we will send you home with a personalized plaque to deliver.  To learn more, go to www.facebook.com/clubcomfort

INSTALLATION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS will be held during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday, February 25.  Please join us in praying for and welcoming our new leaders.

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

DO YOU, OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW, NEED A PRESCHOOL? Registration for the 2018-2019 school year at our very own Holy Cross Christian Preschool has begun!  Part-day and full-day programs are offered for Pre-K, 4s, and 3s.  For details about the curriculum, or to schedule a visit, phone or e-mail our Preschool Director, Michele Glennon: 203-268-6471preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com.

STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CHURCH! – Read the newsletter via the Holy Cross website—www.holycrosstrumbull.org (navigate on the banner to Resources, click Newsletter; scroll down, click on current month).  Paper copies of the February edition are on the narthex table.   Sign up for e-mailed news—Receive reminders of church services, events, cancellations, etc.  To be added, send an e-mail to congregation@holycrosstrumbull.com with “Subscribe blasts” in the subject line.  Are you on Facebook?  Holy Cross is!  After you “Like” us, you’ll see postings of upcoming events, pictures from events, and other notifications.