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CROSS TIES DEADLINE - OCTOBER
If you would like to include an article in the October newsletter, please submit it to the office no later than the 15th of September.  You may leave it in the box outside of the church office door or you may email it to: ChurchSec@crosslcms.org.  Thanks!

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.  

HEALTH MINISTRY REQUEST 
Now that we are back to having two church services each Sunday, the health ministry team is asking for volunteers to help clean the church after the early service to sanitize prior to the late service.This is actually very simple. The church provides gloves, bucket, soap, wash rag and water, we need you to provide the elbow grease! After early service, all surfaces need to be wiped down, namely the wood surfaces of the pews, countertops, and the door handles. While it sounds like a lot, Jennifer Kimmet and I have been doing it, and with only 2 of us, we are finished in less than 15 minutes. When others help, it takes even less time! The elders have been wonderful with helping, but they still have their elder duties to complete, so we are asking members who are able to give a few minutes of your time.We are hoping to have enough volunteers that each of us will only clean once a month. Please consider helping us keep Cross safe and healthy! To volunteer, contact the church office or Tammy Krueger by phone or email, 830-627-8197 or  
tkrueger6@satx.rr.com     Thank you! 

WEEKDAY COMMUNION BY APPOINTMENT
If you would like to come to the Sanctuary and receive the Lord’s Supper from your pastors, please call the church office to schedule a time.  The schedule runs Monday through Friday in the afternoons.

ONLINE BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
If you have been at Cross in the month of September, you’ll know that we usually have baby bottles available—loaned to us by Options for Life, the Life Ministry in our community.  We spend the month of September collecting money in those bottles that are returned on the first Sunday in October and given back to Options.  This year we have the opportunity to support this life ministry via their online baby bottle campaign.  Please see the insert in the bulletin, or on our website and social media.  God bless you, and thank you for standing for life—and for loving and serving those who choose life!

SOS FOOD BANK
Our church-supported and operated Food Bank (S.O.S.) located at 248 W. Merriweather Street in New Braunfels is open Monday through Friday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  It is also open Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The Cross crew work the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the afternoon.   Volunteer workers (2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoons) are welcome and needed!  Larry & Verlea Potter, Roger & Mary Kay Wilkie, Carolyn Culbertson, Mary Schmoldt, Richard & Karen Gabriel, Ray & Pat West and Chuck and Virginia Witte will enjoy giving information.  You’re welcome to drop by the Food Bank for a visit on our work afternoons.  

SUNDAY SCHOOL 
If you would like to receive Sunday School lessons via e-mail each week, please send your e-mail address to ChurchSec@crosslcms.org. 

IF YOU HAVE NEED FOR ASSISTANCE 
Please send your request via email or regular mail. You may also send a direct message on Facebook. Thank you!

ALTAR FLOWERS
If you’d like to order flowers for the altar, sign up in the altar flower book on the small table by the entrance.  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. Please call the church office to give the correct wording for the ‘bulletin’ or email Trixy at churchsec@crosslcms.org 

ONLINE GIVING UPDATE
Livestream Ministry has been added to the online giving form.  If you have any questions regarding online giving, call Glen Hendricks 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!

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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