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.  

AT-HOME DEVOTION BOOKLETS FOR THE ADVENT & CHRISTMAS JOURNEY 
Call His Name Jesus is the title of the devotion booklet that will be available to all this season!  You’ll find copies of the take-home devotion in the narthex of the Sanctuary.  Take one to give to a friend or neighbor as an invitation to join you at church!

INSTALLATION INVITATION
The Cross Family is invited to the Installation Service of the Rev. Roger Hotopp as Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Seguin this afternoon.  The Service begins at 3:30 p.m., and a BBQ meal will be served after.

DRIVER NEEDED – Karen Miller lives in the Augusta Gruene Apartments, and would like a ride to church on Sunday mornings.  If you are available, please contact her at kmiller3@prodigy.net or 678-313-8680.  Thank you!

GOODIE BAG DONATIONS NEEDED
Christmas is right around the corner, and the Board of Christian Education is again handing out goodie bags! Donation cards are set out on the table in the narthex. Please return the items to church (the narthex or church office) no later than Wednesday, December 11. Thank you for your support!

COFFEE AND CRAFTING for the Cross Christmas Market
Join us Friday, December 13th from 9 to 12 in the Parlor.  Come for all or part of the time; bring your own projects or just yourself to help, as there will be items available to make.  Contact Lori Miller at 830-822-0783 or Sandy Jankauskas at 830-708-4782 if you have any questions.

CHRISTMAS MARKET! IT’S TIME!
The Cross Christmas Market is scheduled for December 17-20, and we need volunteers to help kids shop and wrap their items. We’re short handed on volunteers this year, and we need YOU! Sign up for one hour or all day. Anything helps! The sign up sheet is in the narthex. Thanks!

ANNUAL CROSS LUTHERAN CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Family Life Ministry Board is once again hosting their annual Christmas party and this year they will be Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!The event will take place on Tuesday, December 17th, beginning at 6pm at the McKenna Event Center.Tickets are $20 per person with the option of purchasing two drink tickets for $5.We have special entertainment this year performed by River Town starring our very own John Thiem and buddy Jay Pfannstiel.Tickets will be on sale starting  SUNDAY, November 24th after each Service.

LET THE DORCAS GUILD HELP !……with your Christmas Shopping!
The Dorcas will be taking orders for Tamales on 12/1 and 12/8 just in time for the holiday season.  The money raised from the Tamales will go to support Vicar Wyeth and his family with continuing medical bills for his son.  Rada knives will be on sale on the 1st and 8th.  Rada knives are high quality knives made in the United States.  We will have several knives on hand to purchase or you can order them out of the catalog.  Several styles of auto magnets will be available to purchase on the 1st and 8th.   

PRIME TIME LUTHERANS
The Prime Time Lutherans meet on the 2nd Monday of every month, at 1:00 p.m., in the Parlor.  Please come and join us for a variety of games, fun and fellowship!! The December meeting will be Monday, December 9th, in the Parlor.  For more information, please contact Sue Wittenborn at 830-625-1675.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED …….
…….to assemble and place first-time visitor gift bags in the Narthex for Sunday mornings.

Employment Opportunities at Cross!  
Are you looking for some exciting part-time employment that will enrich the lives of some amazing children?We’ve got some pretty great opportunities: Part-time Elementary Spanish Teacher (5-6 hours/week); After Care Teacher (10-12 hours/week); Hot Lunch Assistant (10-12+ hours/week).  If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Mr. Brandenburger or the school office. (cbrandenburger@crosslcmsschool.org; office #: 830-625-3969)Background checks will be required.

COMMON STREET CONSTRUCTION—PLEASE NOTE! 
Construction is set to begin on November 7, improving Common Street between Gruene Road and Sundance Parkway.  Cross Lutheran fronts the section of roadway that will be under construction.  Work will be restricted to weekdays between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm in an effort to cause as little interference with school drop-off and pickup traffic.  During the hours of construction various locations along the roadway will be closed in one lane of traffic, utilizing the turn lane as a lane of travel.  The improvements include subgrade repair, resurfacing, pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Gruene Road and Common Street, as well as the construction of stretches of sidewalk to connect existing sidewalks.

FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE  
The Hand Quilters challenge the congregational members to contribute to the Quilter/Youth Modular Building Fire Panel replacement fund.  If congregational members make contributions totaling up to $1,000 or more, the Hand Quilters will match with a $1,000 contribution.  Please put “Fire Panel Fund” on the check memo line or indicate “Fire Panel Fund” on your contribution envelope.  Additional contribution envelopes are available on the table on the right side as you enter the Sanctuary. If you have any questions, please call Barbara Pinson at 830-964-4373.

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.

C3 – CROSS COALITION CONNECTION  
"You don’t have to stop asteroids with one hand or push a nuclear bomb through a black hole to be a world class hero.  The truth is, what you do to help others on a daily basis is what counts the most.  Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one.”  Mark Bezos – Lesson from a Firefighter.  As followers of Jesus Christ, we should find ourselves moved to help those in need and step forward, grasping opportunities to affect lives in a positive way.  C3Cross Coalition Connection, which stands for , is a new group ministry here at Cross.  Our goal is to help support local foster and adoptive families in need.  Stay tuned!  In the coming weeks, our ministry group will share with you opportunities where you can help.  If you have any questions, please talk to one of our group members, Jan & Ernie Simon, James & Shanna Smith or Patsy Saputa.  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

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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