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.  

HELP NEEDED!
SPECIAL SERVICES & CROSS TIES ASSEMBLY PARTY is Friday, December 21, at 9:00 a.m. in the Music Room located in the Fellowship Center if you would like to help.

ADVENT CHOCOLATE!! 
The tradition continues!  The Season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 2.  While the Liturgical Color of the Advent Season is 
blue, and the theological framework and focus is the coming of Christ…the “unofficial” flavor of the season is CHOCOLATE!  Once again this year—Pastor Fraker’s Study will be decked out with all kinds of chocolaty goodness…and you are invited to sample and enjoy!  Stop by and treat yourself to some Advent/Christmas chocolate cheer!

CHOIR DIRECTORSHIP CHANGE 
Spencer Gremmer has “stepped down from the podium” of directing the Cross Adult Choir.  Thank you, Spencer, for your years of dedicated and wonderful service and leadership in this way for the music ministry of Cross!  In addition, we welcome to the podium Mary Miller, who has taken up the baton!  God’s rich blessings to you, Mary, as you serve and lead in this way, and thank you!

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!  

NEW ELECTED ELDERS AND BOARD MEMBERS please notify Glen Hendricks, ghendricks001@att.net or 210-287-2498, if you would like a key card or fob.

$CRIP FOR CHRISTMAS
SCRIP is sold in the large kitchen on Sundays during the fellowship time and in the school office during weekday business hours. Thanks for your generosity and support!

“…I was hungry and you gave me food…” – Matthew 25:35 – ESV
Remember that we now have
two “food drives”, two different Sundays each month!  On the first Sunday of the month we gather canned goods, etc., for the Spirit of Sharing (SOS) Food Bank.  This we have done for decades!  Thank you!!  In addition to all kinds of canned goods, they certainly welcome bags of sugar, flour, and the like.

We are just in the third month of our newest drive!  On the third Sunday of each month, we gather food for “Cross Cares”—a partnership we have with Gruene United Methodist congregation and their outreach efforts to the homeless in our city.  That “menu” is more specific:  easy-open containers of meats & fish, macaroni & cheese, fruit cups…ready-to-eat kinds of things that can be placed in the bags and distributed to those in need.  Once again, thank you!!

KEEP NEW BRAUNFELS WARM
This year we will be collecting for people that need assistance in our area. will collect ANYTHING that people might need as the weather turns colder. Examples are new or gently used coats (all sizes), blankets, sleeping bags, easily opened/ready-to-eat food items, sweatshirts, and clothing. will begin collecting on Sunday, December 9, and will continue through mid January. Please bring items to the Sanctuary Narthex or the Office. you for sharing God’s love with those in need.

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

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS (NEEDED) 
If you are willing to join our nursery team during the early service or late service and make a difference for our mothers and visitors, please contact
sgremmer@crossslcmsschool.org or text me at 830-832-2944!  Join us in our Nursery ministry here at Cross!

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.

*WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE “E-CONNECTED” TO CROSS LUTHERAN?
What does this mean?  You might be asking yourself just that!  Simply, it means receiving electronic news and announcements from your church!  Did you know that you can receive this monthly newsletter electronically?  You can…and it helps your church save on paper and postage!  Simply let Trixy in the church office know!  Easiest way to let her know is via her email:  churchsec@crosslcms.org

In addition to the newsletter, there is also a weekly news & notes update that Trixy sends out to all who would like it and give us their email addresses.  It highlights what’s coming up for Sunday Worship and other events.  If you’d like that instead or as well, again—please let her know!

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. 

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.

FOOD BANK COLLECTION
The Food Bank Collection Sunday is always the first Sunday of each month. Our church-supported and operated Food Bank (S.O.S.) is in need of:  can goods: vegetables, fruit, potatoes, meats, spaghetti sauce; also spaghetti, crackers, pancake mix and syrup — all of the items typically needed by a family.  Your reflection of Christ’s love is greatly appreciated and much needed.  Just leave your items in the cart marked, “S.O.S.

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.

SCRIP?
Find info about SCRIP on the School link on the Menu above on this page.

TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND + AUSTRIA + OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY
A 13-day journey is planned from June 15-27, 2020.  It is the Oberammergau Passion Play & Best of the Holy Land – with Pastor Tim Fraker, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Weatherford, Texas, and son of Pastor & Sharon.  Join fellow Lutherans from Texas, Wisconsin, and elsewhere on an exciting journey to Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, and more!  Then, fly to Munich, visit castles and churches in Salzburg and Innsbruck.  Highlighting the trip is the June 25th performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.  Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau.  The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, depicts the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ.  It is performed every ten years, and is presented for the 42nd time in 2020.

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