APRIL 5th, 9:30AM SERVICE ON FACEBOOK LIVE: CROSS OF CHRIST LUTHERAN, PETOSKEY MI
“Empowered by the grace of God to love, lead, and serve.”
FLU/VIRUS SEASON: We are asking that each of us take extra care of keeping the assembly healthy! You can
do the following things for helping us with that according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control):
* Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or with the disinfectant for at least 20 seconds
* Hand sanitizer needs be at least 60% alcohol
* Cough into your elbow or into a tissue and then throw the tissue away.
* REST AND STAY HOME if you are sick.
* Avoid close contact with people.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
* Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
* Stay at home…stay at home…stay at home
Because of the different illnesses at this time we will continue to pass the peace through word only. Peace be
And from your pastor:
*Read scripture, books, newspapers…watch concerts or virtual tour art museums
* Walk or exercise in your home
* Play a game or do a puzzle
* Keep a journal or a list of things that you are thankful for
* Make a difference where you are…clean up trash, send a card, reach out beyond yourself
* Know that you are loved and this will change
* Try to do activities that will bring calmness to you life.
* BE PATIENT with each other!
BIRTHDAYS for APRIL
April 5: Janece Clark; April 8: Kyle Grosvenor, Skylar Smith; April 9: Oktaveon Lind Ryan;
April 11: MaryKay O’Donnell; April 12: Ken Michelsen
April 2: Joan & DeWayne Cox; April 7: Ken & Mary Michelsen
ALTAR FLOWERS were given in honor of Elaina Engel who turned 12 and in honor of Grant Engel
who turned 9 by Grandma and Grandpa Engel
BULLETINS this month are given in honor of our Lord and Savior by Priscilla & Wayne Meyer.
CHURCH OFFERINGS You can mail your offering to the church at Cross of Christ Lutheran 1450
East Mitchell St. Petoskey, Michigan 49770. There is also a “Give” app on our facebook page for you
to use as a one time giving or you can get automatic giving through VANCO and you will need to
contact David Meckstroth at 231-420-4830 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for
remembering the church and its ministry and mission every day! We are so very blessed.
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.
CHURCH RAFFLE FOR THE GENERAL FUND IS ON A ROLL!!!! Tickets and a flyer have been
mailed to you. Sell away!!! If you need more tickets, contact Pastor Sherry. We are raffling
“Christmas Memories” by Thomas Kinkade donated by Judy O’Brien, Jean Smith’s sister; a beautiful
quilt hand quilted by Karen Hamal; an awesome afghan knitted 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. If you do not want to sell your tickets, please place them in
Pastor Sherry’s box. We need to account for all tickets. All proceeds are for our general fund. ¼ of
our tickets have been sold at this point! THANK YOU FOR SELLING THEM AND SUPPORTING
WORSHIP BIBLE STUDY AND CLASSES THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK
Our studies and classes will be hosted on ZOOM where we can hear and interact with everyone
participating. So join in! ZOOM is free to join in and there will always be a link sent on our facebook
page. If you would like the link in an email, please email me at email@example.com and I will
make sure that you get the link! It changes each week. Please call Pastor Sherry McGuffin for help
in navigating this or if you need to talk or if you have questions, or because you want to!
To get onto Facebook Live you need to be a friend of the congregation. Since starting facebook live
sermons and worship we have had an influx of neighbors and friends join us. This is live. I do save it
so that you can go back and look and I will begin to put them under videos on our facebook page so
that you can find them quickly.
Children’s sermons will be found on both of our facebook pages…Cross of Christ Lutheran, Petoskey
MI and Cross of Christ Lutheran Youth, Petoskey MI
Sunday, March 29th: 9:30AM service Facebook Live
Monday, March 30th: 8:15AM Bible Study; Bible Study at 5:30 Join ZOOM for the Bible studies
Tuesday, March 31: Confirmation at 10AM (ZOOM) Bible Study at 5:30 (ZOOM)
Wednesday, April 1: Bible Study at 5:30 (ZOOM)
Thursday, April 2: Bible Study at 5:30 (ZOOM)
Friday, April 3
Saturday, April 4
Sunday, April 5: Palm Sunday with service at 9:30AM (Facebook live)
Monday, April 6: Bible study at 8:15AM (ZOOM); Bible Study at 5:30 (ZOOM)
Tuesday, April 7: Confirmation 10AM(ZOOM) Bible Study at 5:30pm(ZOOM)
Wednesday, April 8: Get materials ready for Maundy Thursday Worship: Towel, bowl of water, drop
of olive oil on a dish.
Thursday, April 9: Maundy Thursday at 7pm on (Facebook live)
Friday, April 10: Good Friday service at noon (Facebook live)
Saturday, April 11: Easter Vigil prayer 6AM (Facebook live)
Sunday, April 12th: Easter Celebration! 9:30AM(Facebook live)
STILL LOOKING FOR A CHAIR TO ORGANIZE SPECIAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES TO BE HELD
AT CROSS OF CHRIST WHEN WE GATHER AGAIN! This ministry is now more important than
ever. We need to be present in this community when we return from self quarantine and time away
from each other. We can and will be present in ways that build up community, welcome one another
and our friends and neighbors home again…like a block party for this neighborhood and all of
Petoskey…a home coming perhaps!
MARK THE CALENDAR: NO MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD AT THE CHURCH AT THIS TIME
UNTIL THE QUARANTINE IS LIFTED. SO WHEN WE RETURN: 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.
THE DANIEL PLAN BIBLE STUDY: Dean Tahtinen began teaching this study. This book is
wonderful to read right now and to help us focus on what it means to be children of God in this time
and place when it is hard to find a new rhythm to life. Remember to eat healthy, exercise and PRAY
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.
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. And as you
prepare for your future planning remember Cross of Christ in your giving!
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 leave for
Chicago the last week of August for 4 days. We will be working in soup kitchens and with those in
need in and through the city with the help of local Lutheran Churches and Elliott Drake!
BIBLE STUDIES: 8:15AM #Metoo Bible study is not meeting but we invite you to join in reading the
devotions from “The Virtuous Life (The Holiness Tradition)” in Devotional Classics edited by Richard
J. Foster and James Bryan Smith. This week we are reading Blaise Pascal’s EXCERPTS FROM
PENSEES. 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 is not meeting but will begin when the isolations are liften. 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. Cindy’s phone number is 231-
838-9675. We Are studying the book The Seven Last Words of Jesus Please let Cindy know if you
would like to attend or need a book.
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.
ANNUAL DIRECTORY are in your boxes. We have 2 additions:
Merle and Arlene Good 701 Vogel St. D6 Boyne City, MI 49712 (989) 335-0712
Aileen and Brandan Ryan, Jack and Adam 10514 Burtlake Trail Brutus Michigan 49716
Julie and Ric Pierpont 2214 Elmhurst Rd Brutus, MI 49716 (address change)
Jean Smith telephone number change: 231-218-1946
Boyd Manges email correction: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Morgan cell phone is 231-373-7007
Janelle Warnemeunde cell phone number correction: 269-838-7152
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2020:
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
Fund Income What we budgeted Difference
General $10836.43 10130.58 708.85
Benevolence $289.00 (direct pass thru to Synod) 0
Property $620.00 $1038.00 ($418.00)
Totals $11,748.43 $11,168.58 $290.85
Fund Status Year to Date: February 2020
General Fund Property Fund
+ income $24,607.07 $1,788.00
- expense $28,378.59 $4,436.4
Ending Balance ($3,771.52) ($2,648.40)
Ending total balance year to date: ($6,419.92)
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, April 5: 9:30 Live worship on Cross of Christ Lutheran Petoskey, Michigan facebook
page. Today we celebrate Palm Sunday
Monday, April 6: 8:15AM #MeToo Bible Study Blaise Pascal…it will be on line at 8:15…pajamas
and coffee are a must!!! Bible Study at 5:30PM
Tuesday, April 7: last study for the seven last words from the cross…discussion at 5:30PM
Wednesday, April 8: Get your bowl of water, towel and small drop of Olive Oil ready for worship
Thursday, April 9: 7:00pm Live worship on Cross of Christ Lutheran Petoskey, Michigan Facebook
page with washing of the hands for Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 10: 12:00 noon - Live worship on Cross of Christ Lutheran Petoskey, Michigan Facebook
page for Good Friday.
Saturday, April 11: 6AM for prayer for Easter Vigil on Facebook.
Sunday, April 12: 9:30 Live worship on Cross of Christ Lutheran Petoskey, Michigan facebook
page.…make sure you are there!!! We miss you
*For those in the armed services: Michael Drake, Ryan Finley, Jeremy Hamal, Douglas Dinger,
*Medical field who are our first responders to the COVID -19. Thank you! we pray for courage
and rest and wisdom and we pray that we are able to serve you in this time.
*All those who are suffering from COVID-19, their friends and family and this unknown journey.
*Larry “Grouse” Cummings and his wife Shannon and their children
*Amy, niece to JoAnn Wilder and Boyd Manges
*Joe Harris, cousin of Bryan Young, at home now and healing of COVID 19
*Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Godspeed to Father Alan as he moves to Grand Rapids and as
they seek discernment for a new priest.
*Chelsea Duffiney, niece to Jean & Mike Smith
*Earl Griffin and Ed Mathews for healing and comfort
*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
*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.