On the first Saturday of every month, from
4:00 to 6:00, Holy Cross offers a free meal to the community at large of
home made baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, bread and desert. There is usually
live entertainment offered by our own musicians. Everyone is invited to come
share in a wonderful meal. If anyone from Holy Cross would like to help with
preparing the meal, serving or cleaning up, please see Julie Clapp. Lamb
of God --
the two displays on the walls of the sanctuary were created from
cards signed by those who worshipped at Holy Cross on Easter Sunday
morning. We would like to add to the displays with cards signed by
others who are also part of our "flock." Additional cards
are available on the stand at the back of the church. You can sign
one and put it in the offering plate, or just leave it there on the
stand. We would love to have everyone who is part of our community
included, symbolizing that we are all working together to follow the
Great Shepherd in faith, hope, and love.
Calumet Scholarships and Grants
are available through the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. Scholarships
are available in differing amounts for those who need financial
assistance to cover the cost of sending their son/daughter to camp.
Grants ($100 per child) are available to all members of Holy Cross
attending camp, regardless of financial need, as a way of helping to
defray the cost and encourage children to take part in the wonderful
Calumet summer program. For grants, simply contact the church office
with the name of your child and the week(s) he or she will be at
camp. For scholarships please contact Pastor Rich.
Prayer Partners (a group of about 25 members of Holy Cross) are committed to
lifting up your requests before God - prayers of concern as well as of
celebration. Prayer requests can be made by phone to the church office or to
the prayer e-mail address for e-mail. The prayer list are those who during the
Sunday morning worship are lifted up by name for healing of mind, body, and
spirit. To have a name included on the Prayer List, please contact the church
The Monday morning group will serve a free lunch offered to the community on the 2nd Monday
of each month, at 12 o'clock noon. . Each month we will serve a
luncheon with either soup, bread and dessert or a casserole and dessert etc.
There will be no charge for this, but a donation basket will be available for
any who would like to contribute. Donations of food will come from fellow
members of the congregation. If you would like to help with these luncheons, or
donate food, please contact Mary Keating or Vi Stephens.
Nursery Care We offer nursery care
during the late service for children five and younger. The nursery is located
downstairs in the Sunday School area. For those of you attending early service,
there is a blue box with toys in Luther Hall if you need to take a fussy child
from the church service. The service can also be heard through a speaker placed on the window sill. If anyone is interested in volunteering to assist with nursery
care, please speak with Mary Keating or contact the church office.
Monday Morning Group meets Mondays from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. It is a good time to visit, have coffee and muffins
and on some Mondays, lunch will be served. If you need a ride or have any
questions, please contact Mary Keating or Vi Stephens.
Altar Flowers: The Worship Committee would like to
remind everyone that there is a sign up sheet in the Narthex for altar flowers
in the Sancturary on Sundays. Please fill out the envelope you will find there
or in the pew racks and place it with a check in the offering plate, or drop it
off at the church office. Flower offerings may be made in any amount
comfortable for you, with or without a dedication, or you may bring your own.
Wednesday 8:30 A.M. Bible Study: All are welcome
to join us for prayer and study!
Harvest Cafe: The "Harvest Cafe" serves a dinner every third Thursday of the month that is open to
everyone in the surrounding community. On average, 60 or so people come each
month to enjoy good fellowship and great food. Additional people who could help
with food preparation from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon would be much appreciated.
(This would involve cutting up lots of vegetables). The work takes place in the
Holy Cross kitchen. If you can help, please contact the church office.