Mardi Gras Bunko is Coming! Calendar of Events February 13, 7 pm, Hiller Hall Sunday, January 11 8:00 A.M. Classic Celebration Worship 9:00 A.M. Pancake Breakfast—Hiller Hall 9:30 A.M. Majestic Praise Worship with Communion 9:30 A.M. Adult, Youth & Children’s Sunday School 11:00 A.M. Praise Alive! Worship 11:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study Monday, January 12 11:45 A.M. Lifetree Café—Room 120 Tuesday, January 13 11:45 A.M. Lifetree Café—Room 120 6:00 P.M. Stephen Ministry Supervision—Room 120 6:30 P.M. Praise Alive! Worship Team Rehearsal 6:30 P.M. Joint Board of Directors/Lay Ministry—Fireside Room Wednesday, January 14 4:30 P.M. Children’s Choir—Choir Loft 4:45 P.M. Together Meal—Hiller Hall 5:55 P.M. Pioneer Clubs—Education Wing 6:00 P.M. Adult Bible Studies, Confirmation, Senior High Youth 6:00 P.M. Lifetree Café—Room 120 7:00 P.M. Holy Cross Brass Rehearsal 7:30 P.M. Woodwinds Rehearsal Thursday, January 15 6:00 A.M. Men’s Bible Breakfast—Wade’s Cafe 6:00 A.M. Pastor’s Bible Break.—Village Inn, Austin Bluffs/Acad. 6:30 A.M. Women’s Bible Breakfast—Village Inn, Palmer Park 9:00 A.M. Rachel Circle—Fireside Room 9:30 A.M. Women of the Word—Room 102 6:00 P.M. JuBELLation Choir—Choir Loft 7:15 P.M. Celebration Choir—Choir Loft Friday, January 16 Saturday, January 17 6:00 P.M. Trivia Night Fundraiser—Hiller Hall Sunday, January 18 8:00 A.M. Classic Celebration Worship with Communion 9:30 A.M. Majestic Praise Worship 9:30 A.M. Adult, Youth & Children’s Sunday School 11:00 A.M. Praise Alive! Worship with Communion 11:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study 12:15 P.M. Honduras Team Meeting—Fireside Room “Throw me something!” That’s a common phrase you will hear during Mardi Gras Bunko. About 40 of us gather for snacks, laughter, and prizes at this annual FREE event. Child care is available if you sign up in advance. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. Caring & Outreach Ministries Entering the Hospital or Need Prayer? Would you like us to pray for you on Sunday mornings or lift you up through our prayer chain? Are you entering the hospital? Contact Marcy at 596-0661 or fill out the information on the pew card. Note that prayers on pew cards are lifted up by the staff every week. Prayer shawls, quilts, and squares are available at the Ministry Center and in the church office. For a tangible reminder of God’s power through prayer, please record your name and to whom the shawl is given so that we may pray for them. Counseling Holy Cross has two Christian counselors who minister to people in need. The fees are based on a sliding scale. The phone numbers are listed on the back of the bulletin. Stephen Ministry Are you going through a rough time in your life? If you need someone to talk with, please call Pastor Doug to be connected with a caring listener. Bread of Life Food Pantry We take donations every week in the bins located by our doors and serve ZIP codes 80909, 80915, 80951 and 80916 three days per week. Members in need, please call the office. Together Meal Taco Bar, Salad Bar, Beverages, Desserts Offering Attendance—Week of January 4 Sunday Worship—536 Altar Flowers? If you would like to purchase flowers for the altar to commemorate a special day, please write your name and the celebration on the flower chart on the bulletin board across from the office. Cost $25. Next Week’s Worship Theme: “Words of Epiphany: Come” based on John 1:43-51; Add’l Readings: Ps. 139:1-10; I Sam. 3:1-10; I Cor. 6:12-20 Holy Cross Weekly News The week of January 11, 2015 Are You Studying the Word? It’s a great way to start 2015! Fundraisers The Honduras Mission Team is hosting a free-will donation pancake breakfast TODAY from 9 am to New Classes Begin 12 noon in Hiller Hall. Come fill up on some great pancakes while supporting a great cause! Drinks Sundays St. Paul’s Prison Epistles began last week at 9:30 and sausage also included. We will offer gluten free pancakes along with all the toppings to add to am. Join us as we dive deeply into Paul’s letters about God’s grace and peace to believers in Philippi, your pancakes. Ephesus, and Colossae written from St. Paul’s prison Youth Trivia Night—Our annual trivia night is cell in Rome. Leader, Tim Rader; Fireside Room. Saturday, January 17 at 6 pm in Hiller Hall. Fill a Caring Evangelism: This course teaches you how to table of 8 people to represent your ministry at $40 care and share the love of Jesus Christ for others per table or $5 per person. Everyone is welcome— by providing you with the skills to help others even if you are not connected with a ministry. understand their need for a Savior and how to Contact Jeffrey or Kathy to express your interest gently and carefully show others that Jesus Christ in playing. Child care will be available for a free loves them and is waiting for them. All materials will donation. Proceeds defray the costs of youth and books will be provided and are yours to keep events. for easy reference. Leader, Carol Darby; Room 120. Firewood $200/cord, delivered and stacked. Please call Doug Karges at 322-6359. Proceeds defray the Financial Peace University - Dave Ramsey's FPU course is a biblically-based, 9-week series for adults costs of youth events. using a step-by-step guide to restoring your family’s Shoes for Honduras We are continuing to take ALL financial health. FPU will be offered on Sundays from 2 - 3:30 pm beginning January 25 and running shoes through the end of January as a fundraiser through March 22. If you would like to attend or for the Honduras Mission Team. Our goal is 7,500 shoes. Please drop them off at the Ministry Center. receive more information, please sign up at the Ministry Center and register for the Holy Cross class online at www.daveramsey.com/fpu. Leaders, Community Garden Stepping Stones Commemorate a special day or memorialize a loved one. The stone Elda & Neil Ridenour; Fireside Room. will be displayed at the garden. Costs: 1 for $25, 2 for $45, 3 for $65, 4 for $85. Pick up an order form Wednesdays from the Ministry Center and see our sample. Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage is a new Together class that starts THIS Wednesday. The class—welcome to everyone, couples and singles alike—includes 12 hilarious video sessions. Thank You for Christmas Gifts Thank you so much for your generous contributions to the staff. We are honored to work among you in service to our Lord. The Staff of Holy Cross The Memory Minute Thank You from Pastor Meinz Lifetree Café Three Days Every Week Older Adult Seminar Psalm 119:11 states: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” It is important for us to memorize scripture. The Memory Minute is a new program for our congregation to be nourished by God’s word through memorization. This is the same memory verse our children are memorizing in Sunday school. We encourage you to participate by memorizing the following verse: Dear Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Thank you so much for the amazing communion set! How wonderful. I love it. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity. I couldn't be more blessed! Love, Jeffrey Meinz January 12,13, 14 Topic: What Your Black Friend Wants You to Know Lifetree Café is a time to explore life and faith in an atmosphere that encourages conversations and questions. You will also have an opportunity to share Jesus with others who may not have met him. February 21, Bethlehem Lutheran, Lakewood Cost $10/person, includes program and lunch "And this is eternal life, that they may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you sent." John 17:3 Sharing the Caring Christ Banners You may have noticed when you entered worship that our Sharing the Caring Christ banners have been taken down. Margaret Zimmerman made these banners years ago and had expressed her desire for them to be taken down before she passed away last March. We have an opportunity for something new to take their place. If you have ideas for what you could do with this space, talk to Pastor Dave. Annual Pinewood Derby Our annual Pinewood Derby race will be February 21, and we have some exciting changes this year that we believe will make the race run even smoother! The cost is $8 per participant (covers car kit, participant awards, and morning refreshments). The deadline for registration is February 8, but if you register by January 25, the cost is only $6. Forms are at the Ministry Center, and all are welcome to participate. 50th Anniversary FAQs 50th Anniversary Booklets Available Booklets with details about our year of celebration are available at the Ministry Center or the rack next to our bulletin board across from the office. In the booklets, you will find info about: 50th Anniversary Shirts You may purchase 50th Anniversary shirts in a variety of colors (navy, sapphire, sand, forest green, dark gray and gold) at the Ministry Center. Cost $18 each or two for $34. Please pay for your shirts when you place your order. Thank Offering It is customary to have a “thank offering” for special celebrations. Contributions to our thank offering will go toward our mortgage debt reduction. FIFTY 50 Challenge During all of 2015 we will offer several games and personal challenges. The booklet contains complete details. Creative Walking Ken and Charlotte Mock will lead a mile walk around the INSIDE of Holy Cross every Friday at 10 am beginning January 16. You may walk at your own pace—and walk whatever distance you are comfortable with. Your goal is to walk 50 miles in 2015. Optional workday (with power tools, materials, Planning to Get Married in 2015? and weigh-in scale) is February 7. Contact Jon Bock If you are planning to get married at Holy Cross or at [email protected] or 440-0642 with questions. have a Holy Cross pastor officiate at your wedding, please call Marcy to discuss pre-marriage counseling. We hope to offer a group session in February. This year’s theme is “Enhancing One’s Quality of Life;” and topics to be discussed are brain health, living under Nazi occupation, and Lutheran immigration to America. Please call (303) 665-4289 or Lifetree Café is offered on Mondays and Tuesdays (303) 666-9218 with questions. The registration deadline is February 14. from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm and on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm in Room 120. Would you like to LWML Baby Shower join us in conversation? Everyone is invited to join the LWML on Saturday, January 31, from 9:30 to 11 am in the Fireside Room Junior High Confirmation Retreat for a baby shower to support the Colorado Springs January 23-25 at LVR. Cost $70 Registration and payment deadline is January 19. Pregnancy Center. If you cannot attend but would Drivers and adult male and female chaperones (up still like to donate, please bring your unwrapped to date on child protection training) are also needed. gifts to the box at the Ministry Center. Contact Debbie Koster or Eulalia Dory with questions. Adult cost $35. Sign up at the Ministry Center. Activity participation packets are available by the (Note that the 31st is the CORRECT date.) youth bulletin board. For more info contact Pastor Jeffrey or Kathy in the church office. LWML Bible Study Circles Rachel Circle 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9 am, Fireside Want to go to Peru? Room. Child care is provided. Let It Go by Karen There are still spots left for anyone who would like Ehman. Contact Christy Brown. to participate in our 2015 Peru mission trip from June 13-20. Please call Kathy at 596-0661 or Doug Deborah Circle 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, Fireside Room. Becoming a Vessel God Can Use. Karges at 32-6359 ASAP for details. Contact Deb Decker. Music Ministry Needs YOU! If you are like to sing or play an instrument, or if you’d like to play handbells or dance, we would LOVE for you to join our music ministry team. Our Children’s Choir always loves new voices as well. Please call the church office to get connected. Internet Radio Broadcast Pastor Doug is now hosting “Praying With the Eyes,” an internet radio broadcast. Find him at ibnetwork.us on Sundays at 8:00 and 11:30 am and 1:00 and 8:30 pm or go to www.holycrosscs.org and scroll down to “Pastor Doug’s Corner” for all broadcasts. 1/11—Broken Peace, Co-host: Pastor Dave Hall JOY Circle 3rd Tuesday of each month, 9:15 am at various homes. LWML Quarterly Bible Study. Contact Debbie Koster. Sarah Circle 3rd Monday of each month at 6 pm in the Fireside Room. Child care provided upon request. Twelve Extraordinary Women. Contact Bev Smith. Have Your Kids Joined Pioneer Clubs Yet? We would LOVE to spend an hour with them every Wednesday night singing, playing games, making crafts and exploring God’s word. Call Kelly Carter or Marcy Serby if you have questions.
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