9:30AM Holy Communion Service
Feb. 10: Bill Hofmann; Feb. 11; Brent Smith; Feb. 13: Toni Cone, Sarah Jaskowski; Charlotte
Somerville; Feb. 14: John Poquette; Feb. 16: Bud Danker
ALTAR FLOWERS are given in celebration of Anja Olsen’s birthday by Kris & Tom Olsen and to
Martha Wehrenberg and Jane Wehrenberg in celebration of their birthdays by Dolores Wehrenberg.
BULLETINS this month are given in celebration of Karen Lewis’ birthday! Happy Birthday!
DEDICATION OF FLOWERS AND BULLETINS If you would like to have the flowers on the table
dedicated or in honor of someone please see the sign up notebook on the sign up table in front of the
office. Dedications for flowers and bulletins are listed in the notebook and are $10. Please write in
the memo of your check what you are offering either bulletins or flowers. Thank you in advance for
your kind donations and memorials.
MARK THE CALENDAR: When using the church building for meetings etc. please mark the
day and time on the calendar, on the bulletin board by the women’s bathroom, so a reminder
can be put in the announcements. It is important for the office to have this information.
MONTH OF WORLD HUNGER COLLECTIONS AND NOISY OFFERING! This year we have a piggy
bank for each home for the month of February. Sit them on your eating table and every time you
gather for a meal or a snack put in some change or money. Bring them on Sunday, February 23rd
when we collect them and bless them to be sent to Lutheran World Hunger. Ash Wednesday falls on
February 26th this year and you will also receive a 40 day devotional in your box. This will help us
focus through our Lenten journey.
THE DANIEL PLAN: Dean Tahtinen will begin a class on the book and study called The Daniel Plan
and it looks at our wellness in different areas of our life. He will meet after church for one hour for 5-6
weeks. Please look at the fliers in your box and on the bulletin board for more information. There is a
sign up sheet so that he can order the books…so please sign up in the pink notebook at the sign up
YOUTH SALE! VALENTINE CANDY BOUQUETS!!! The Middle and Senior High Students are
selling candy bouquets for $20 a piece. The bouquets will be delivered to the church where you can
pick them up on February 13. If you would like to order some you can email the church at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your information to the sign up sheet, or the sign up sheet is
sitting in the upper fellowship area with samples of the bouquet. We thank Thrivent for the start up
money for this project! Any questions? Contact Heather Engel, Kasi Meckstroth or Sheri Popp.
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS We would love to have nursery volunteers during the worship service.
The nursery can be held upstairs if you would like. Please sign up in the volunteer folder for nursery
volunteer for any Sunday that you would like to help! Thank you.
COTTAGE MEETING TIMES These meetings for the congregation and for friends of our
congregation will meet in small groups around our area. The purpose is to talk about the forward
motion of Cross of Christ. Each meeting is being led by a leader in our church. There will be a few
questions for you to discuss and then share ideas for the building up of our ministry. If you can’t
make your cottage meeting time, please try to attend another meeting. Here are the locations:
Gary Engel, leader: Feb. 6 at 6:30PM at the church;
Sommer Poquette, leader: Sunday, February 9 at 9AM in the lower level fellowship area.
Kasi Meckstroth, leader: February 11at 6:30 at their home.
Bryan Young, leader: Feb. 13 at 7:45 at Southwoods.
Gordy Engdahl leader: Feb. 16 at 10:30AM after church at the church.
Jean Smith, leader: Feb. 16 at 2:30pm at Svetlana and Ron Ottney’s home.
Melissa Hansen, leader: Feb. 18 at Riverview Terrace at 6:15 where a light meal will be served.
The list of where each member is invited is on the list on the door and you should have heard from
your group leader. If you have not, please RSVP to them or call the church office and we will tell you
ALL YOUTH CAMP SIGN UP FOR STONY LAKE!!!! Registration for camp begins now through the
end of February and we can save $35 per child. If you register March 1st on, then it cost $35 more.
Children and students grades 1st-12th can attend. We are planning for week 1 June 14-19th. Please
see Pastor Sherry or Kasi Meckstroth to get signed up ASAP. Remember we have financial aid for all
GIFTS TO BE GIVEN!!! When people ask you where you give donations…tell them Cross of Christ.
We welcome all financial donations so give in honor of someone or in memory of beloved.
STEWARDSHIP OF THE CHURCH:
Due to high winds and wet window frames, one of our windows blew out of the frame. We are raising
funds at this time to replace our windows…even just one at a time. If you would like to give towards
our window campaign or if you know someone looking for a place to donate funds, offer to do so at
Cross of Christ! Remember to make a note in the memo of your check or on your offering envelope.
Thank you for praying about your donations to Cross of Christ. We are so very grateful! As we
continue to move forward in ministry and mission you will be invited to a cottage meeting/small group
meeting. We really are looking forward to hear from you all! We are so very blessed.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH are planning a mission trip this summer. We will need more
adults to attend with us if possible. We will need help with transportation and organization. You do
not have to have a child attend youth group to go! Just let Pastor Sherry know as soon as possible.
The trip will happen in August.
SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GATHERING IN KALAMAZOO February 7-9, 2020. We ask for prayers for
Wesley Meckstroth, Chase Bellanger, Mr. Dan and Pastor Sherry as they prepare to go to the
Gathering in Kalamazoo this year. Your donations and support of our youth not only sends our
children but opens the door for children in our area. Thank you!!!
BIBLE STUDIES: 8:15AM #Metoo Bible study will meet at the church on Mondays at 8:15AM! We
are studying “The Prayer-Filled Life (The Contemplative Tradition)” in Devotional Classics edited by
Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith. If you would like a book, please see Pastor Sherry
McGuffin-Bays or let her know and she will place it in your box.
TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY will meet at 5:30PM on Tuesday, February 11th. We meet evenings
at Cindy Bergstrom and Patty Schmoldt’s home. Please contact Cindy Bergstrom if you plan to
attend…this is a great group discussion and light meal. We are reading chapters 28-30 of the
Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Cindy’s phone number is 231-838-9675.
SHARING HOPE: Support group for anyone who has a loved one with suicidal tendencies. Second
Thursday of every month, Genesis Community Center, 1124 Northmen Drive, 6:00PM – 7:30PM,
contact Wendy Kuebler 231-881-7248.
CHURCH RAFFLE FOR THE GENERAL FUND will begin as soon as we receive our license from
the state. We have a painting by Thomas Kincaide, a beautiful quilt by Karen Hamal, an afghan by
Sheri Popp and a cash prize of $250. Each family unit will receive 10 tickets to sell for $10 each!
This should be a fun time and the drawing will happen right after Easter.
ANNUAL DIRECTORY are in your boxes. We have an addition:
Merle and Arlene Good 701 Vogel St. D6 Boyne City, MI 49712 (989) 335-0712
Please add the Goods to your directory. Thank you!
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2019:
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
Fund Income What we need Difference
General $10,267.73 $10,130.58 $137.15
Benevolence $277.00 - -
Property $778.00 $1038.00 ($260)
Totals $11,322.73 $11,168.58 ($122.85)
Fund Status Year to Date:
General Fund Property Fund
Opening Balance $2,216.53 -
+ income $117,155.69 $8070.00
-expense $112,291.91 $15,238.33
Ending Balance $7,080.31 ($7168.33)
Ending total balance year to date: ($88.02)
Note that in our benevolence we have over $12,000 as a gift from Women Who Care for the Paper
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR SUNDAY SERVICES! WE CERTAINLY
February 9, 2020
9:30AM: Greeter: Ron Marshall & Carolyn Matzinger; Usher: Ron Marshall & Carolyn Matzinger;
Lector: Melissa Hansen; Acolyte: Wesley Meckstroth; Head Usher: Carolyn Matzinger; Assistant
to the Minister: Mary Michelsen; Coffee Hour: Joan & DeWayne Cox and Dean & Diana Tahtinen;
Nursery Attendant: Nicole Ottney; Counters: Kasi Meckstroth and Mike Smith; Bread Baker FOR
THE MONTH: Dan Bays; Recycling FOR THE MONTH: Gary Engel
February 16, 2020
9:30AM: Greeter: Bill & Gail Drake; Usher: Bill & Marla Hofmann; Lector: Mary Michelsen;
Acolyte: Teague Meckstorth; Head Usher: Bill Drake; Assistant to the Minister: Mary Michelsen;
Coffee Hour: Ann & Jeff Ebert and Gail & Preston Kloss; Nursery Attendant: Nicole Ottney;
Counters: Deb Manker and Carolyn Matzinger; Bread Baker FOR THE MONTH: Dan Bays;
Recycling FOR THE MONTH: Gary Engel
HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS! (Don’t forget to sign up on the
calendar when you are planning your events.)
Sunday, Feb 9: 9AM Sommer Poquette Cottage meeting at church 9:30 Worship with Holy
Monday, Feb. 10: 8:15AM #MeToo Bible Study ; Girl Scouts 6-7PM; NMC 6-9PM
Tuesday, Feb. 11: Kasi Meckstroth Cottage meeting at her home at 6:30PM
Wednesday, Feb. 12: Chimes 6PM; Choir 7PM
Thursday, Feb. 13: Bryan Young Cottage Meeting at Southwoods at 7:45PM
Friday, Feb. 14: Happy Valentine’s Day! Pick up your candy bouquets.
Saturday, Feb. 15:
Sunday, Feb. 16: 9:30 Worship with Holy Communion; Gordy Engdahl Cottage Meeting 10:30 at the
church. Jean Smith Cottage Meeting at 2:30 at the Ottney home.
For those in the armed services: Michael Drake, Ryan Finley, Jeremy Hamal, Douglas Dinger,
Chelsea Duffiney, niece to Jean & Mike Smith
Earl Griffin and Ed Mathews for healing and comfort
Josh Yingling, son of Cyndi Yingling
Reb Nicholson, Pastor Sherry’s cousin
Carrie Swadling, friend of Pam Campbell
Mackenzie Espinoza, family of Pam Campbell
Greg Howard, son of Ann and John Howard, for healing
Sabine, the granddaughter of Lynn and Gordy Engdahl, for healing
John Foltz, brother of Ann Howard
Joe McClatchie, family of Dagny King
Jim Popp, Jeff Popp’s father
Dale Courtney, Kris Olsen’s sister
Joel Colbry, cancer, uncle of the Morfords
Rebecca Johnson, friend of Irene Feeley
Marcia Froelich, family of Kathy Phelps-Rusche
Rob Sarki for healing presence
Craig Finley and family, brother of Sue Finley
Ruth Koski, mother of Gail Drake
Erica Riviera, cousin of Dean Morford
The Luke Ulrich family in Malawi who are in the midst of political unrest and protesting.