Announcements


Check the NewsCalendar links above as well.
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.  

INVITATION TO INSTALLATION 
The Cross Family is invited to the Installation of the Rev. Alex Lahue as Associate Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Boerne.  The Service will be held Sunday, August 18, 3:00 p.m.  Messiah is located at 9401 Dietz Elkhorn Road in Boerne.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Want more joy in your life?   Women's Bible study begins a new book:  Joy!  A Bible study on PhilippiansJoin us Sept. 4 at 9:00 AM in the Conference Room by the church office.

YOU ARE INVITED!
All God's children have a place in the choir,  Some sing low, some sing higher,
Some are bold and some are shy-er.   We all just praise the Lord!
Join us for choir starting Sept. 4th at 7:00  as we praise the Lord together.

ATTENTION ALL LADIES! 
You are invited to join a new 7 session video Bible Study entitled Armor of God. We’ll begin the study at Nadine Fink’s house (2437 Angelina Dr.) on Aug. 20 at 6 pm and then meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (Sept - Nov). This study will help you develop an action plan for putting on the armor of God and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.  Please purchase the book “Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer or contact Nadine (830 708-7011) by Aug. 4 and she’ll place a group order ($19). 

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? The Family Life Ministry Board is hosting a fun event on Saturday, September 14th entitled, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your fellow members here at Cross in the comfort of a home setting where you will enjoy a home cooked meal. Here's the scoop: (1) you can host a group of 6-8 adults in your home for dinner or (2) you can attend dinner at someone's home. If you are interested in participating, you will find an insert/sign up sheet in the bulletin. Please fill out the form and drop it in the basket on the table in the Narthex. Please note that this event is for adults only. If you have any questions, please contact Shanna Smith at 830-606-5876.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
Please contact Sandy Gremmer at 830-832-2944 or send an email to sgremmer@crosslcmsschool.org to be added to the schedule.  Thank you!

TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND
Last year, the generosity of our congregation members and school families ensured that nearly $25,000.00 in tuition assistance could be shared with student families at Cross Lutheran School.  This tuition assistance fund often meant the difference between a student staying to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ or going somewhere else.  By funding tuition assistance above and beyond your general offering, you are ensuring that students will have access to a Christ-centered education each day at Cross.  Thank you for your continued support of the school ministry.  If you are making a donation to the fund, please be sure that it is marked Tuition Assistance Fund, so that our Financial Secretary knows where to apply it!  If you have any questions, please let Mr. Brandenburger know!  (cbrandenburger@crosslcmsschool.org) 

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!  

ELEXIO COMMUNITY
If you would like access to Elexio Community to view the church’s online member directory and your personal giving history, please email churchsec@crosslcms.org for your user name and login information.

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.

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.

CROSS CARES
Cross Cares is our Homeless Ministry that started as an after-school club stuffing bags with “easy-open” food items and hygiene kits.  Cross Lutheran has partnered with Steve’s Pantry at Gruene United Methodist Church.  They provide us with the bags; we fill them up; and then they pass them out to the homeless in our community.  On the 3rd Sunday of the month we are asking you to bring “easy-open” food items and personal size hygiene items to support this ministry.  Easy-open items mean that they can be opened without a can opener.  SAMS’s Club and Costco are great places to shop for these items.  Thank you for supporting this ministry.

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!

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.

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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