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At Camp Creation, kids will celebrate the gospel by learning from Jesus how to care for everything in Gods world. Through activities in Cabin Crafts, Discovery Outpost, Snack Shack, games and drama kids of ages 4 and older, will learn lessons that will guide them on a lifetime of adventures!
Plan on the week of July 12-16 to join us at Holy Cross VBC for a fun week of adventure. VBC Staff and Camper signup will be at the Ministry Fair on Sunday May 2nd. The fee for each camper will be $20.00 (Scholarships available for those who need them).
Camp Creation includes an outreach project of donating funds to dig wells in Bangladesh to supply safe drinking water. Look for the registration table in the Narthex
Items and Craft Supplies We Need for VBC This Summer
Parents and Members, The steering committee for this summers VBC has been very busy planning a fun and exciting time for our youth, but we need your help! Below are two lists of items and craft supplies we need for VBC. Look for the sign up sheet in the Narthex or call Elaine Ballute if you can help us with any of these items.
Used Plastic containers with lids Office supply dot stickers in assorted colors
Round Coffee Filters (Box of 100)
2 Pieces large white poster board
2 packages neon colored 8x10 poster board
Liquid Food Coloring (various colors)
Disposable Foil Pie Tins (new or used)
Electricians tape in assorted colors
Clean glass jars (small to medium)
Glossy decoupage product
One quart resealable plastic bags with zipper locks
Small can wood stain
Unfinished wooden boxes or chests with hinges (12)
Wood burners (to be borrowed and returned)
Kid's Band-Aids (neon colors, graphics, special designs)
1 Skein yarn with metallic thread
Moist Towelettes in single foil packages (like Wash & Dri)
Votive or tea light candles
Vinyl covered paper clips (silver, gold, multicolored)
1 Box Q-Tips
2 Rolls of paper towels
Plaster of Paris
3 Rolls of scotch tape
1 Roll of Wax Paper
Various recycled items (i.e. clean used soda cans, milk jugs, other plastic containers like dish detergent bottles, egg cartons metal springs, nuts, bolts, twist ties from bread wrappers, old CD's.)
Items we need to borrow for Camp Creation
Artificial and living plants, trees and Vines
Inflatable raft/and or canoe
Fishing poles no hooks, please!
Pup tents and canopy tent
Nature sounds CD or tape
Folding camping tables
Journey Together Faithfully
A group of approximately 18 people at Holy Cross are currently engaged in a study called "Journey Together Faithfully". The study materials were prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), after a resolution requesting such materials was passed at the ELCA Assembly in 2001. The intent of the study is to provide members of the ELCA with an opportunity to pray about, read about, reflect upon, think about, and discuss with fellow Christians the issue of homosexuality. The ELCA is also actively seeking feedback on this issue from all the members of the church. Additional study packets have been ordered and will soon be available in the Narthex. Although group study can be beneficial, it is not "required." Everyone is invited and encouraged to study the issue, and to convey their thoughts to the ELCA. (A response form is included in the packets) If you have an interest in being part of a second study group here at Holy Cross, please let Pastor Horner know of your interest, as well as what time(s) of day you would be available. (Church office 985-4803 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org). Summertime may pose some scheduling difficulties due to vacations, but if people want to be part of a group, Pastor Horner will do his best to provide one.
On June 27th Karen Indorf will be installed as an Associate in Ministry at Holy Cross. The service will take place at 4:00 p.m. as we celebrate this big step in both Karen's life and the life of our congregation. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to join in worship that afternoon. If you would like to make a contribution toward an installation gift for Karen, you may do so by marking in "A.I.M. gift" and putting it in the collection place or mailing it to the church office.
All kids in 3rd-6th grade are invited to a fun time at the beach. On Saturday, June 12th (note this is a change in date from June 5th), meet at church at 3:00. We will spend some time cleaning up the beach and then have a fun time building sand castles, doing relay races and other fun activities, then ending with a picnic supper. A $5 donation will cover the meal and snacks. Signup sheet is in the narthex. We hope that you will join us. Friends are always welcome.
Grief and Loss Support Group
The Grief and Loss Support Group continues to meet every other Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00. We will meet on June 8th and 22nd. This group is a support group for anyone who has experienced any kind of loss - through death or divorce, through loss of health or job, through someone leaving, or any other situation, which has brought grief. All are welcome. You do not need to be a member of Holy Cross. This is not a class and it is not therapy. You don't need to come every time or do homework! But there is healing in the sharing of pain and sorrow. And wisdom gained from
Young At Heart LOGOS Luncheon
hearing another's journey. And comfort and hope in prayer and mutual support.
Once again the youth in our LOGOS program will be honoring our seniors, retirees, and anyone nearing retirement. As they did last year, they will be preparing a delicious luncheon to be served LOGOS-style at noon on June 12th. They hope that all of you, including those who have returned from warmer winter climates, will join them for fun and fellowship. After lunch, we will take a few minutes to plan some interesting activities for summer. Sign-up sheet is on the board in the narthex.
A Mid-Summers Evening Intergenerational Series
Coming in July and August on Wednesday evenings:
-A light meal
-Devotions for adults and children
-Fun and games for everyone
Watch for further details in your next Crier or on the board in the narthex.
Prayers Prepared For Youth Sunday By 3rd - 6th Grade Students
Thank You for putting food on the table. Thank You for sending your Son to die for us.
We thank You for the miracles you do each day like the miracle of birth and the rebirth of spring every year. Your word is such a miracle, help us to appreciate it.
Please help end the war in Iraq. Please be with all the soldiers who are fighting for their country. Have mercy on them.
Thank You for Your love. Help us to witness Your love especially to non-believers.
Guide the nations of the world to peace that they may become the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We thank You for being so awesome. We know You can do anything. We thank You for Your mighty power and for helping with our problems.
Please let everybody who needs help, be in Your hands.
Hear now the prayers of Your people, spoken aloud or in their hearts.
Praise and Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving for a safe return home from serving in the military in the Middle East: Jeffrey Rich and Rick Bancroft.
David Cherry from Kennebunk High School. David plans to attend the University of Maine in Orono.
Ingrid Roeder from the University of Southern Maine with a BFA
To the young people who will be affirming their faith in the Rite of Confirmation:
Kaitlyn, Ryan, Sean, William, Brendan, Patrick, Alison, Jenna, Christine
Good wishes to Arlene and Stu who have moved to Florida. We will miss you and wish you all of God's blessings in your new home.
A Special Thank You and Blessing
To Barbara Nurnberger, after serving as chairman of the Evangelism Committee for over 10 years Barbara has resigned to purse other positions in the church. Part of her job was to provide greeters and shepards for our services. She loved that responsibility as it helped her to meet and greet so many of the members and visitors. As of June 1st Susan and Jim Kanak will take over the responsibility of providing the services with greeters. If you are interested in greeting speak to Susan or Jim.
A Special Thank You
Thank you to this year's Sunday School teachers.
Cathy Bansmer, Stephen Doe, Deadra Hamilton, Dorothy Haws, Mary Keating, Michele Noble, Cheryl Richmond, Mike Scott.
Thank You Youth of Holy Cross
On May 16th, 40 members of our youth, from pre-K to Senior High, helped to lead both of the worship services. Whether as greeter or usher, as cantor or scripture reader, as leader of psalm or creed, as participant in the sermon skit, as singer or musician in the LOGOS choir, as leaders of prayers of the church, as assistants with Communion, all did a wonderful job. The congregation appreciates your participation in church every Sunday - but most especially your leadership on Youth Sunday! A special thanks also to Vicky Cherry who rehearsed and directed the choir and cantors, Ruth Bentley who accompanied them, Dorothy Haws who helped to rehearse and direct the skit, Cathy Bansmer and Deadra Hamilton who encouraged the 3rd-6th graders to write the prayers and Mary Keating and Steve Doe who coached the Pre-K - 2nd graders to lead the prayer response.
The mothers and daughters who attended the Mothers and Daughters Banquet were so appreciative of the delicious meal, friendly waiters, and not having to clean up after dinner! A special thanks to Mike Scott for preparing the meal, along with his second mate, Bob Kreie. And to all the youth and men who set-up, served, and cleaned-up, we c
It was good of you to allow us to use the hall for our Benefit Bazaar. It was successful thanks to you and your parishioners who were generous with their "stuff". Thank you for all you do for Harvest Cafe and now Community Harvest. Love Eva Barnfather
A Father is like a lighthouse
Standing tall above the seas.
When the storms of life come crashing in,
The light from your father you'll see.
Dana Roberts Clark
Happy Fathers Day!!