Director of Christian Education Message


God’s blessing to all of you and welcome to summer! There’s so much going on this summer and I can’t wait to share it with all of you but before I do, I want to encourage you as members of Cross Lutheran, parents to children, volunteers who are busy, and most importantly, people of God. See, we’ve started potty-training Riley and even though this girl is ready and able, I find that my attitude plays an important factor in her success. If we’re honest with ourselves, our attitudes; how we act and react influences those around us. 

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8-9, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

I tell people all the time, whatever is good is of God. Truth, honor, purity, love, etc, are all good things and good things come from Jesus and bear more good things—like peace! If this is true, and because God’s Word says it is, then sisters and brothers I’m going to set my lawn chair and cup of iced tea down in this spot and soak up His peace. Because sitting there will keep Riley from feeling overwhelmed all day long, it’s going to encourage a relationship of love and community between myself and those I serve, or the people you work with or drive next to. 

My prayer for you this summer, and every day, is that God blesses you with an attitude of peace and joy; one that point people to the cross and blesses you in more ways than we can count. 

How is God working in this place…

Family Life Melodrama: June 3rd

It’s fun to get together as a church family and do something good for one another at the same time. Purchase tickets to this really funny melodrama, filled with really funny cross family members, and help support our youth and the ministries that help them grow. 

Vacation Bible School: June 19th-23rd

Join us as we get together for a week of games, crafts, snacks, music and fun! We’ll be learning what it means to find refuge and strength in Christ Jesus, our rock! Registration is now open at www.crosslcms.org. If you’re interested in volunteering let me know! We can always use support!

Summer Serve: June 8th-11th

We’re taking 14 middle school youth to our annual junior high servant event. Please keep them, our adult chaperones and the rest of the Summer Serve participants in your prayers!

Sr. High Servant Event “Unplugged”: July 16th-21st

Please keep our youth and adult chaperones in your prayers as they travel to Bethany Lutheran in Austin to serve the community.

Camp Lone Star Pioneer Camp: July 15th-21st

Please keep our 11 young youth and their chaperone, Cheryl Moehring in your prayers as they spend a week at Camp Lone Star, learning and growing in their Faith. 

dce@crosslcms.org 

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