Welcome Members and Visitors!
Coming Events: check "This Week..." for more details.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, Greening of the Church
8:30am, Traditional Worship,
9:30am, Fellowship with Coffee and Cookie
10:15am Sunday School
10:30am, Contemporary Worship and Fellowship Time
Sunday, December 15, 2013, Choir Christmas Cantata
8:30 am and 10:30 am Services
Sunday, December 22, 2013, Children's Christmas Program at 10:30
8:30 am Traditonal Worship
Sunday, December 24, 2013, Christmas Eve Services
4:00 pm Family Service
10:00 pm Candlelight Service
Pastor Anne will be out of the office from December 5th (noon) through December 1th3. She will be back in the office on December 14th.
Mark your calendars! January 12, 2014 is the day we celebrate Bud Schuette’s work as custodian. Bud has asked for a time of fellowship around cake and coffee with friends between services. More to come!
2014 Pledges can be given directly to Char Nun, Financial Secretary, who will oversee the recording of the 2014 pledge information. Forms are available at the church office.
A copy of the 2014 budget is available in the back of the church.
Director of Music Ministry
The Personnel Committee is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Music Ministry at Holy Cross. Download the Job description here. To apply, send your application letter and resume to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6355 10th St. North, Oakdale, MN 55128, attention: Personnel Committee. Contact Kristin Duffy, Marla Davenport, or Pastor Anne with your questions and/or concerns.
Adult Bible Study—Daily Discipleship is a class to discover how the Bible, faith in God, and daily life meet. This class will be offered twice during the week. The Monday Class meets from 7:00-8:00pm. The Thursday Class meets from 9:30-10:30am.
There are areas of God’s mission at Holy Cross that are in need of your gifts and talents. God has given Holy Cross all the resources to care for needs and build our dreams. You are the resource! You are the gift to empower God’s mission at Holy Cross. Consider the number of volunteer opportunities. Please complete your Shared Ministry Card today!
The Gift Cards are returning! The profits from our gift cards will be for supporting a member in need.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE OTHERS
COUNTERS ARE NEEDED – PLEASE TALK TO CHAR NUN OR SCOTT SORENSEN
COOKIE BAKERS NEEDED, please contact JAMMIE KLINGSPORN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are in need of volunteers for our nursery. If you are interested in volunteering in the Holy Cross nursery about once every 2 months, please contact Amber Niebuhr at email@example.com
WANT TO TRAVEL TO TANZANIA?
If you are interested in being a part of a future Holy Cross mission team to Tanzania, please email Sarah Lipker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN YOU HELP??
Remember, many hands make for light work. Below is the list of volunteer needs.
Contact the church office or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday school teachers
Sound Board Operators
DIASTER RELIEF: Often in the face of tragedies, we are drawn to despair. How could God allow such loss of life and human suffering? As people of Holy Cross, we point to the one who experienced this first hand. We also point to the new day that dawned at Easter, bringing hope and new life. YOU CAN HELP! Commit yourself to prayer for the victims ofdisasters. Sign up to help on a work crew by visiting urbanhomeworks.com. And finally, make a donation to disaster relief. You can do that securely online, over the phone, or through the mail at the following charities.
Lutheran Disaster Response
mail: ELCA Disaster Response / 39220 Treasury Center / Chicago, IL 60694-9300
text: 'BLESSING' to 85944
mail: The Salvation Army / 2445 Prior Ave N / Roseville, MN 55113
mail: American Red Cross of Minnesota / 1201 West River Parkway / Minneapolis, MN 55454
"God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns." --Psalm 46:5
PASTOR ANNE'S CONTACT INFORMATION
Pastor Anne can be reached at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. She can be reached in the Holy Cross church office Monday – Thursday. The church number is 651-793-0643. Pastor Anne is in the office at various times on Mondays-Thursday. She is available to meet with Holy Cross members during the day and some evenings. Friday is her day off. If you are in need of emergency pastoral care or in the case of a death, please call her on her mobile phone at 651-468-5773.
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ANNUAL MEETING REPORT
The annual meeting was held Sunday, January 27, 2013. Download the 2012 Annual Report here .