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Cross School News ….be sure to check the School link in menu above for more updates!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20!!
The Rev. Mark Harris will be Installed as Associate Pastor of Cross with a Service of Installation on Sunday, October 20, at 3:00 p.m., with a congregation-wide POTLUCK DINNER to follow! (See Below) This is a very special Service in the life of a new pastor and his new church family.  Plan now to attend and be part of the family celebration! 
                                       The Potluck menu is:
+If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a main dish and a dessert. 
+If you last name begins with N-Z, please bring a main dish and a salad or vegetable.
            (There will be a basket for cards, gift cards, etc., at the potluck.)

BIBLES & SMALL CATECHISMS GIVEN SUNDAY - Oct. 20
Every year the children of our congregation receive Bibles (at 2nd Grade), and Luther’s Small Catechism (at 5th Grade).  That takes place Sunday, October 20.

THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU…!!! 
A HUGE word of thanks and appreciation for all of the hearts, hands, and hours of labor over the last few days and weeks!  New landscaping now adorns our Sanctuary and Modular buildings.  11 people stood in the annual Life Chain on our sidewalk.  And many folks turned out for the new playground build—and many donated money for the project.  Thank you very much to one and all, and God’s rich blessings to you for your service to Him and to Cross Lutheran!

VOTERS MEETING – Sunday, October 27, 12:15 p.m./FELLOWSHIP CENTER 
On the agenda for this meeting will be the ratification of the slate of Officers & Board Members who will assume positions of leadership for the next term.  In addition, we will vote on an Amendment to the Constitution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  There will be a light lunch served for those who are in attendance.  All Communicant (Confirmed) Members of Cross age 18 and older are eligible to vote—and encouraged to attend!

Youth

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Please find information about Cross’ Sunday School: times, location and more at this link.
SUNDAY MORNING
Our youth thank you for supporting their ministry through the weekly Sunday morning purchase of tacos, etc.!  This is the MAJOR source of fundraising for District and National Youth Gatherings, as well as their Servant Event trips! 

Upcoming


FALL FESTIVAL - Saturday, October 26; 4-7pm

Trunk or Treat; Food & Concessions plus: Bounce Houses; Free Games & Activities; Chili Cook-Off

Of Interest….IN THE VINEYARD  

BAPTIZED
On Sunday, September 29,  Jeff Hart and Son, Tye were baptized.  Also Jeff’s wife, Holly Hart was welcomed by the Rite of Confirmation on Sunday, September 29.

NEW MEMBERS
Welcomed as new members, September 29, were Chuck & Gail Gardner, and Teacher, Sharon Whightsil.

ADULT CONFIRMATION
Confirmed on September 22 was Matthew Fenrich. Welcome Matthew to our
Cross Lutheran family!

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link. 

MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS (M.B.B.C.)
ATTENTION, Men of Cross! You are invited to join us for Bible study/fellowship from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the I-HOP here in town—on the frontage road of I-35.  We have embarked on a study of the Scripture Readings for each Sunday as we gather for Worship.   Hope to see you then!

ALCOHOL-FREE COMMUNION WINE/GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS For those who desire to receive wine that has been dealcoholized, there are white wine cups in the center of each tray.  In addition, gluten-free wafers are available on the paten (plate) held by Pastor Fraker.

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

FREE TO BE FAITHFUL
Are
 pro-life issues the civil rights battle of our age? Lutherans proclaim that life is a God-given gift.  How can Lutherans best make the case for life and advocate for the inherent dignity and value of all people, from the smallest unborn baby to those facing the end of life?  READ THE NEW FREE TO BE FAITHFUL NEWSLETTER HERE. 

President Harrison addresses recent abortion expansion actions
The following statement from President Harrison is intended not only to address the current situation in our country, but also to provide a continued confession of the LCMS’ position opposing abortion. Use this link to read 

https://blogs.lcms.org/2019/lcms-presidents-statement-regarding-gubernatorial-actions-expanding-abortion-in-new-york-and-illinois/


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