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SPECIAL PALM SUNDAY MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTORS
Hey Cross NBTX Family,
Even though we will have to be in different places for  Palm Sunday  this year, there's still so many reasons to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week in a special way. So get your branches and your "Hosannas" ready for this weekend! Jesus is coming to you!

We are so excited to see everyone's pictures when y'all share them with us! If you'd like to email your pictures to us, please send them to pastorm@crosslcms.org by noon on Saturday."Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" - John 12:13

NEW MESSAGE FROM YOUR PASTORS
We have reached the end of the original 15-day time period where we were encouraged to NOT gather in groups larger than 10.  Now, the Stay Home / Work Safe Declaration has been published by our City leaders, and it does not include an end date at this time.  Our Cross Board of Elders met recently to discuss the need to extend the time when our campus is considered "closed" for Sunday Morning Worship and other activities.  Their decision is as follows:  Our campus will remain closed until further notice.  The expectation is that the closure will run until at least the end of April.  The Board will continue to monitor the situation and may adjust the date as necessary.  We will continue to conduct Worship and stream it online through various media platforms.  May the Lord of all continue to hear our prayers in His great mercy as we are confident He always does, unfolding His good and gracious will.  
In the name of Christ, in Whom we are one,
                 Pastor Don Fraker and Pastor Mark Harris

LENT MIDWEEK WORSHIP
This Wednesday we continue our Lenten journey with special attention, devotion, and Worship. We gather via Facebook Live at 7:00 p.m. With our overall theme of "EYES ON JESUS", this week our focus is: "WORLDLY EYES." Please plan to bring your family (and friends!) and join your church family as we ponder Christ's Passion (suffering and death) and prepare to behold Holy Week and then celebrate Easter. The at-home family devotions booklets, Deliver Us: Jesus Sets Us Free, are available online at www.lhm.org

Click HERE for free devotional resources from Concordia Publishing House.

ONLINE WORSHIP LINKS
If you have a Facebook account here is the link to take you to the Facebook page of Cross: https://www.facebook.com/crosslcms/  The Live stream is accessible there. 

If you're unable to watch the live stream, you can also access a recording that will be uploaded here:  http://clcnb.sermon.net/main/main/21553570

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRY
"Labors of Love"
Guest Speaker: Pastor Ryan Tinetti
The plagues described in Exodus show us the wrath of God and the lengths to which God will go to save His people.
(Exodus 10)

During this critical period, Lutheran Hour Ministries has free resources available online for you! The Lutheran Hour delivers sermons every Sunday morning that are relevant and share truth. The sermon is available to listen to online and as a podcast. LHM Learn is an online learning platform that has free courses on many different topics. Take some classes while you have some extra time on your hands. Gospel Adventures provides kids and adults a way to take a mission trip, from your living room! And, don't forget the daily devotions, available as a mobile app or via email! Visit https://www.lhm.org/covid-19/ to find these resources and more!

MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS 
Biblical Manhood is the title of the booklet we will study together at the Men's Breakfast Bible Class-when we are able to gather again! Stay tuned for the notification of when we will start to meet again at the IHOP on the I-35 frontage road from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. This study will conclude on the last Friday in May, when we break for the months of June, July and August. Please consider joining with other brothers in Christ for some great food, fellowship, and growth in faith!

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

Of Interest….In the Vineyard
 

NEW MEMBERS
Received and welcomed into the Cross Family on Sunday, March 15 was Fred Goltermann.

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link. 

PLEASE SEE THE MESSAGES FROM OUR PASTORS TO YOU, OUR MEMBERS at http://crosslcms.org/covid19.html

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.

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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