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.  

YOU’RE INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER……
for Elizabeth Meissner, wife of our missionary in Belize (and daughter of Paul & Anne Troutman), in the Fellowship Center on Saturday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m.  Elizabeth will be presenting a slide show of her family’s life in Belize during the baby shower.  Due to shipping costs and to help the Meissner Family purchase some bigger items, there will be a MONEY TREE!!  If you prefer, Elizabeth is also registered at Target and Amazon.

ATTENTION ALL LADIES
A new Bible Study is beginning and YOU’RE INVITED!  We will meet at Nadine Fink’s house on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month beginning June 27 at 6pm.  Please purchase the book “Bless These Lips” by Sharla Fritz or let Nadine know and she can order one for you. (A description of the book is on the table in the Narthex if you’d like to read about it.)  We’d love to have you join us for snacks, fellowship and God’s Word. 
 

CONGREGATION MEMBERS & TEACHERS - KEY IDENTIFICATION UPDATE
If you have a Cross Lutheran Church & School key that is marked with following identifiers: “A”, “AA”, “A1”, “A2”, “A3”, “A4”. “A5”, “A6”, “A7”, “AA1” or “AA2”, please either send an email to the Church Secretary or call her.  The Secretary needs to know your name, the key identifier, and how many keys you have for each of the identifiers.  It is very important that all holders of these keys be identified so that the Security Committee can make a reasonable estimate of number of security cards and fobs needed so that a total cost for the security system can be determined.  If you have any questions concerning this request please call Glen Hendricks on his cell phone 210-287-2498.

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!

HELP NEEDED!
We need volunteers to help with CPH--attendance cards, pencils, and hymnals.We will show you what to do and you would have duty only once a month. Please contact Trixy in the church office at 625-3666.  Thanks!
 

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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