ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 23, 2019
One service Sundays will be held June 30, July 28, August 25, September 1 and September 29 at 9:30AM
June 25 David Rodgers Happy Birthday!
June 25 Ernst & Kathy Rusche; June 26 Dear & Diana Tahtinen Happy Anniversary!
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed by Gordon & Lynn Engdahl in celebration of the birthday of their grandchild, Aidare.
BULLETINS this month are given by Cyndi Yingling.
NOISY OFFERING: This month our Noisy offering goes to the continued support of our Paper Pantry. The pantry offers a place for those in need to receive toilet paper, paper towels, personal products like shampoo and deodorant, feminine hygiene products and tooth brushes and tooth paste. The money collected is used to purchase the items that are not donated by local business and our church. Please donate towards this ministry that serves up to 700 people in one month! Thank you!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR WORSHIP HELPERS! USHERS, ALTAR CARE, ACOLYTES, ASSISTING MINISTERS, COFFEE HOUR!!!! Chose your Sunday to serve and we will fill in the blanks with other volunteers! Thank you so much for sharing your faith through service! Sign up in the God’s Work our Hands Notebook at the sign up counter.
Minutes from Council meeting June 10, 2019
Minutes approved from May meeting.
Discussion to make people aware to place mail in the box next to the office when they retrieve it from the mail box outside. The office needs to go through the mail in order to deliver it appropriately.
Motion made by Sommer Poquette that as of July 31, 2019 Deb Manker will no longer be an authorized signer nor Treasurer to Cross of Christ and as of August 1, 2019 Sheri Popp will be an authorized signer and Treasurer of Cross of Christ. Kasi Meckstroth 2nd. Passed. We want to officially thank Deb Manker for her time and talents during her tenure. We look forward to seeing her activity with us continue! Thanks so much Deb!
Council agreed to begin sending Paper Pantry thank yous to the News Review, Harbor Light and the Straightlander. Paper Pantry has no funding at this time and we are in dire need of financing. If you business or company would like to make a donation we would sure appreciate it!
Stewardship: Sommer Poquette lead the meeting. Marty and Heather Engel are working on beautification projects for the church. More news to come. Shelby Laser has agreed to look at what we need architecturally to make our vision for the land take place.
Management: Gary Engel is working with folks to replace windows and to nail down the most efficient window and cost.
Community Life: Melissa Hansen and Gordy Engdahl gave a list of upcoming noisy offerings: June: Paper Pantry; August: Missions/Mission Trips.
There will be a Congregational Update Meeting on Sunday, July 14th between services.
We received a thank you from the North/West Lower Michigan Synod for our financial support this quarter
Pastor Sherry McGuffin reported that we are still in search of two Sunday School teachers, we need help financially with the Paper Pantry.
New members were received through Holy Baptism: Norah Morris and Ayvan Parsons. Welcome them and their families.
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.
A GREEN TEAM is forming at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church to inspire and lead in Creation Care. Green Team Members will help implement Interfaith Power & Light activities, promoting wise energy use and other creation care activities through education and action. Let’s work together to honor and protect God’s wonderful gift of nature to us! Contact Melissa (231-881-2387 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or MaryKay O’Donnell (269-352-7032 or mkodonnell, email@example.com) to ask questions or join.
BIBLE STUDIES: All will resume in September. Look to our summer book discussions!
SUMMER BOOK READ: This summer we will read two different books: Nadia Boltz Weber’s Shameless: A Sexual Revolution (Monday, June 24th) and Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. (Monday, July 29th) . The discussion group will be held at the church at 5PM each given date.
FUN AND GAME DAY: Join the group for “Fun and Games” each Wednesday at 1:00PM. If you have a favorite game, bring it and teach the group how to play it. Questions, call Lois Ulrich at 231-330-8811.
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.
SWEET FREEDOM’S SONG ON SUNDAY, JULY 7TH AT CROSS OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH AT 4PM!! This year we will be joined by other church choirs from the community as we celebrate veterans. There will be a BBQ following the music and a free drawing for a basket of patriotic goodies.
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR SUNDAY SERVICES! WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOU!
Sunday, June 23, 2019
8:30AM: Greeter: Stan & Marilynn Smiyh; Usher: Jim & Cyndi Knibbs; Lector: Marilynn Smith; Cantor: Acolyte & Head Usher: Stan Smith; Assistant to the Minister: Sue Finley; Coffee Hour: Gary & Bev Engel
10:00AM: Greeter: Bill & Gail Drake; Usher: Gail Drake; Lector: JoAnn Wilder; Acolyte: Josie Poquette; Head Usher: Mike Smith; Cantor: Choir; Assistant to the Minister: Jean Smith; Coffee Hour: Mary Michelsen; Counters: Gordy Engdahl and Bryan Young; Bread Baker FOR THE MONTH: Jean Smith; Recycling FOR THE MONTH: Donna Smith
Sunday, June 30, 2019
9:30AM: Greeter: Donna Smith; Usher: Bill and Gail Drake; Lector: Dean Tahtinen; Acolyte:; Head Usher: David Meckstroth; Cantor: Choir; Assistant to the Minister: Dean Tahtinen; Coffee Hour: Donna Smith & Gail Drake; Counters: Melissa Hansen & Gary Engel; Bread Baker FOR THE MONTH: Jean Smith; Recycling FOR THE MONTH: Donna Smith
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019:
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
General April 2019 6440.49 What we need 10,130.58 (3690.09)
252.00 - -
7270.49 11,168.58 (4,150.09)
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, June 23: 8:30 & 10AM Worship Services with Holy Communion
Monday, June 24:
Tuesday, June 25:
Wednesday, June 26: 1:00PM Game Day
Thursday, June 27:9:00-10:30AM Paper Pantry; 5PM Petoskey Club
Friday, June 28:
Saturday, June 29:
Sunday June 30: 9:30 worship with Holy Communion