Announcements


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For Youth Activities see the menu at the top of the page please.
Also School News & Events  ; see 'School" …menu at top of the web page.

To view the Worship Assistants for a Sunday Worship Service, click here. It is updated each month.  

CROSS TIES ASSEMBLY is Tuesday, February 25, at 9:00 a.m. in the Parlor.

COFFEE & CRAFTING AT CROSS ON FRIDAYS
Please join us in the Parlor from 9 to 11 on the second and fourth Fridays of the month for fellowship as we work on our craft projects. Please bring your own project, or we will also have some projects available to make for the Cross Christmas Market. Coffee and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions please contact Lori Miller, Sandy Jankauskas, or Alissa Elley if you have questions. 

HEALTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE PLANS
The Cross Lutheran health ministry committee plans to present an educational offering several times per year. Dr. Barbara Geistfeld, the Regional Director of Texas Lutherans for Life, has graciously agreed to give a half day presentation on end of life issues on Saturday, March 14
th at 9 a.m., in the Fellowship Center. Following her presentation, a light lunch will be served.This is such an important topic that touches everyone at some point, whether you are currently working through these issues with family members or friends or will be making decisions regarding your own future care. Expect Dr. Geistfeld to share lots of great information and answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there! 

COPING 2 CONTROL: Living Positive with Diabetes
A free 3-week program sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Comal County & Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. that empowers individuals to manage stress and negative emotions related to diabetes.  Learn how to deal with the emotional side of diabetes; develop positive coping and problem-solving skills; and build healthy, supportive relationships.  The class will be held at First United Methodist Church located at 572 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels on March 5, 12, and 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  RSVP by calling 830-620-3440. 

CROSS LUTHERAN HAND QUILTERS NOTE
This group meets every Thursday in the portable building.  If you have a quilt top that needs to be quilted, contact Barbara Pinson at 830-964-4373 for more information.  We charge for this service and all funds collected go to mission or church and school related projects.

SANCTUARY SIDE DOORS ARE ATTENDED! – For those with mobility issues, and for the occasional inclement weather—the north side doors of the Sanctuary are available.  You will find them attended prior to each Sunday Morning Worship Service.  IF YOU LEAVE THE SANCTUARY THROUGH THOSE DOORS, please close them tightly behind you…they do not close without help!  Thank you! 

ONLINE GIVING IS AVAILABLE
Cross Lutheran Church members are now able to give their contributions to the Lord and their church by way of our church website (see the Home Page). 
We now have a button titled Give Online. Click there and you will go to the online Giving Site and then follow the directions. The financial site is completely secure and reports of your giving are sent to Jim Arnold, the Financial Secretary at Cross.

This Online Giving provides you with the ability to give by self-directed bank transfers, or you may use your debit or credit card, or you may select a one-time gift or set up recurring contributions to the General Fund and Building Ministry Fund, as well as other ‘listed’ funds, including a limited number for our School Ministry.

If you are currently a ‘Simply Giving’ participant and wish to change to online giving—you will need to contact Mr. Arnold to let him know you wish to stop that method of giving, otherwise those contributions will continue.

In addition, visitors to our website will also be able to give a contribution to Cross Lutheran in the same way.  

If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Jim Arnold:
cell: 
817-946-3773; email Finance-2018@crosslcms.org

Below are a few of our Standing Announcements.
Also more information
 may be found at the link  FAQ.

ALTAR FLOWER PROCEDURES
If you would like to reserve a Sunday to place a floral arrangement in the Chancel, please sign up in the Altar Flower book located on the table in the Narthex. 

Then call Petals to Go (625-5522) nine days prior to the Sunday you selected to place your order and make payment. The cost is approximately $40. 

If you would like something included in the bulletin for the week you have chosen to place the flowers, then please write in the space provided next to your name.  If you have questions, please call Trixy in the church office, at 625-3666.You may find the ordering and other related procedures on the  F.A.Q.

CROSS CARES
Cross Cares is our Homeless Ministry that started as an after-school club stuffing bags with “easy-open” food items and hygiene kits.  Cross Lutheran has partnered with Steve’s Pantry at Gruene United Methodist Church.  They provide us with the bags; we fill them up; and then they pass them out to the homeless in our community.  On the 3rd Sunday of the month we are asking you to bring “easy-open” food items and personal size hygiene items to support this ministry.  Easy-open items mean that they can be opened without a can opener.  SAMS’s Club and Costco are great places to shop for these items.  Thank you for supporting this ministry.

ELEXIO-COMMUNITY PERSONAL INFORMATION EDIT FEATURE
The Elexio Administrator Team has implemented the Personal Information Edit capability.  In the very near future, all Cross Lutheran Church members that have a User Id and Password can update their and their family members’ personal information.  Please be looking for an email containing directions on how to edit your personal information in Elexio Community.  If you have any questions, please call Glen Henricks at 210-287-2498.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP!
Did you know that Cross has an app for your mobile device?  Calendars, news, schedules, sermons…and much, much more is available to you!  Simply go to the app store for your device and type in Cross Lutheran Church & School.  You’ll find all kinds of things—from Bible Reading suggestions, to other resources.  You can even watch the sermon from Sunday!

MISSED THE SERMON?
Simply go to Sermon Archive on the menu at the top of this page. It is easy from there to select either watching the video, or just listening to the audio.

C3 – CROSS COALITION CONNECTION  
"You don’t have to stop asteroids with one hand or push a nuclear bomb through a black hole to be a world class hero.  The truth is, what you do to help others on a daily basis is what counts the most.  Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one.”  Mark Bezos – Lesson from a Firefighter.  As followers of Jesus Christ, we should find ourselves moved to help those in need and step forward, grasping opportunities to affect lives in a positive way.  C3Cross Coalition Connection, which stands for , is a new group ministry here at Cross.  Our goal is to help support local foster and adoptive families in need.  Stay tuned!  In the coming weeks, our ministry group will share with you opportunities where you can help.  If you have any questions, please talk to one of our group members, Jan & Ernie Simon, James & Shanna Smith or Patsy Saputa.  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

ONLINE DISASTER-RELIEF SUPPORT – If you wish to support ongoing disaster relief through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, please go to:  lcms.org/givenow/disaster



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