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.  

SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AFTER 11AM SERVICE.

A BABY IS BREWING
Please join us at a baby shower in honor of Roseann Wyeth  on February 25th
at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Center. 
Roseann is registered at Target and Amazon.
(It’s a boy!)

CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL KEYS
The keys currently issued to Cross Members will undergo a realignment.  However, not every holder will be affected but a physical key validation and if necessary realignment can be accomplished.  We respectfully request Cross Lutheran Church and School key holders see Mr. Glen Hendricks so that he can physically verify the key series and issue a replacement key if your key is part of the realignment effort.  Please see Glen Hendricks either after the 8:30AM service or the 11AM service.  He will be in the Administration/School building hallway as you enter doors from the plaza area.  Thank you for your participation and support!

REMEMBERDaylight Saving Time begins March 11th

THE DORCAS GUILD…… invites all ladies to the Prayer Service March 10, 2018, at 
9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Center.

EASTER EGG DONATIONS DUE BY MARCH 18th
It’s that time of year again to bring in Easter eggs and candy for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Look for small cards in the Narthex for help in knowing what to shop for. We appreciate your help in this way!  DCE Hailey Jo

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.

DAILY BIBLE READING RESOURCES FOR 2018
A wonderful resource to help your daily Bible reading is found on our Cross Lutheran app.(Our app is free!) Load the app, click ‘more’ (it looks like 3 parallel lines), then ‘Faith Resources’, then Daily Bible Readings.There are several options (one or two years) but right on the page are listed readings for ‘Read the Bible in a Year’.You may click on ‘All Readings’ and be ready to go!There is also a way to return to previous days.

FABRIC NEEDED FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF QUILTERS
It’s that time of year again...we need more fabric to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Any color, any print of washable cotton or cotton blend fabric will do! Sheets, curtains, remnants,  tablecloths—bring it to the church office or bring on Sunday and put in donation box marked -“Quilt Fabric”. If you would like to make a donation to help us purchase fabric make the check out to “Dorcas Guild” and put in the offering.   We can always use more helpers, too. Come on Mondays from 9am-1pm and see what we are all about! If you can cut, iron, use a sewing machine, or tie a knot—bring your lunch and just show up. Some things can also be done at home. Call Glenda Chandler if you need more information 713-408-2818

CAPS FOR CHEMO
Please save your plastic caps and lids. We discovered a chemo center that credits patients for each gallon bag of plastic caps brought in. Please put them in the basket in the back of the sanctuary. Thank you!

CAMPING TRIP HOSTED BY FLM BOARD
The Family Life Ministry Board would love for you to join us for a fun-filled camping trip to Kerrville-Schreiner State Park, April 14th!  If you are interested in going, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex marked, “CAMPING” — this will give the Board an idea of how many would like to go.  If you can’t stay overnight, you are still welcome to come out during the day!  For more information, contact Shanna Smith via email
: shannadsmith@hotmail.com

“OFFICE” PARKING LOT 
With the transition to the new security system, we are also inaugurating a different entry/access to the church/school office area.  When coming to the office on weekdays, please use the small parking lot—marked with the sign that reads:  OFFICE PARKING.  Then, please proceed up the sidewalk by the mailbox, and you will enter through the door at the end of the building.

2017 GIVING STATEMENTS have been placed in member mailboxes in the Fellowship Center.

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!

ONLINE GIVING IS NOW 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 Queen, 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 Jim Queen 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 Queen at jwqueen@mac.com call him at 830-626-0334.

Below are a few of our Standing Announcements. Also more information
may be found at the link  FAQ.

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.

GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS
Pastor Fraker is able to provide gluten-free wafers at the Lord’s Supper.  If you desire to receive the special wafer, please contact the church office so we can make a note of it.  Thank you!

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. 
 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 Shanna 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.

READ THE NEW FREE TO BE FAITHFUL NEWSLETTER HERE.  
Important information including Protecting Your Ministry, and other vital current Issues in contemporary society that threaten the Church’s message and ministry.




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