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CONFIRMATION CLASSES – Two-year Program – 7th and 8th Grades
Here at Cross Confirmation Instruction is conducted for the youth of our congregation in the years of 7th and 8th Grades.  Pastor Fraker teaches the 8th Grade, and the teacher for the 7th Grade is to be determined.  For the 8th Grade Class—at least one parent is required to attend with their student.  This practice provides a very special and powerful opportunity for the parent and child to interact and grow in their faith and walk with Christ…and to do so together.

Confirmation begins on the first Wednesday in September—September 4, from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m.  Pastor’s 8th Grade Class meets in the Parlor.  The 7th Grade Class meets in the Modular Building—in Teacher Kari Lettow’s Classroom.  

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

+ Confirmation Classes begin on Wednesday, September 4, at 6:00 p.m.  Confirmation is for Grades 7 and 8.

+ Pastor’s next Adult Instruction/Confirmation Seminar will be held on two Saturdays:  September 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided).  And September 14, from 9:00 until noon.  Call the church office (625-3666) by September 5 to register.

+ Our new year for Cross Lutheran School begins August 27.  Stay tuned for your invitation to attend the opening Worship Service!

ACOLYTES
Students in 5th to 8th grade interested in being an Acolyte, please email Trixy at churchsec@crosslcms.org with your service preference, 8:30a.m. or 11:00 p.m., to be added to the schedule.  Training will be provided the first two Wednesdays in October.  


Of Interest
….IN THE VINEYARD  

HOLY BAPTISM
Welcomed into the Cross family, Stephen Gerald Snyder, as his parents—Matt & Sabrina—bring him to the waters of Holy Baptism.  

NEW MEMBERS
New members welcomed into the Cross Family recently are Ron and Barbara Freeman and Keith and Lindsay Monk and daughters. 

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link. 

MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS (M.B.B.C.)
ATTENTION, Men of Cross!  We have resumed gathering every Friday. 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 are currently studying and growing in lives of PRAYER.  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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