9:30AM Holy Communion Service
March 2: Nancy Norton; March 5: Brian Chaveriat; March 8: Deb Manker
March 3: Mary Grace & Stan Friesen
ALTAR FLOWERS are given in honor of Svetlana Ottney’s mother, Etela Cholvadova.
BULLETINS this month are given in honor of our Lord and Savior by Priscilla & Wayne Meyer.
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 tickets and a flyer are in your boxes. 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.
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.
THE DANIEL PLAN BEGINS 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. We begin today, Sunday, March 1.
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.
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
ELDERBERRIES will meet at City Park Grill at 12:30PM on Friday, March 13. Please contact Gordy
and Lynn Engdahl if you would like to attend.
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.
BIBLE STUDIES: 8:15AM #Metoo Bible study will meet at the church on Mondays at 8:15AM! We
are studying “The Virtuous Life (The Holiness 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 Tuesdays. 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 37-40 of the Purpose Driven Life
by Rick Warren. Cindy’s phone number is 231-838-9675. The next study will be 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 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!
Julie and Ric Pierpont 2214 Elmhurst Rd Brutus, MI 49716 (address change)
Jean Smith telephone number change: 231-218-1946
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2020:
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
Fund Income What we need Difference
General $8888.40 $9829.33 ($940.93)
Benevolence $277.00 - -
Property $537.00 $1345.83 ($808.83)
Totals $9658.4 $11,175.16 ($1749.76)
Fund Status Year to Date: January 2020
General Fund Property Fund
Opening Balance $0 $400
+ income $8888.40 $537
-expense $9038.06 $1483.86
Ending Balance ($149.66) ($546.86)
Ending total balance year to date: ($696.52)
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR SUNDAY SERVICES! WE CERTAINLY
March 1, 2020
9:30AM: Greeter: Cindy Bergstrom & Patty Schmoldt; Usher: Meckstroths; Lector: Gail Drake;
Acolyte: Elaina Engel; Head Usher: Bill Drake; Assistant to the Minister: Gail Drake; Coffee
Hour: Irene Feeley and Family & Popp Family; Nursery Attendant: Nicole Ottney; Counters: Gail
Drake; Bread Baker FOR THE MONTH: Boyd Manges; Recycling FOR THE MONTH: JoAnn Wilder
March 8, 2020
9:30AM: Greeter: Denny LeVasseur; Usher: Ron & Svetlana Ottney; Lector: Marla Hofmann;
Acolyte: Seth Popp; Head Usher: Sue Finley; Assistant to the Minister: Sue Finley; Coffee Hour:
Sue Finley & Don Honaker and Dean & Diana Tahtinen; Nursery Attendant: Nicole Ottney;
Counters: Kasi Meckstroth & Melissa Hansen; 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, March 1: 9:30 Worship with Holy Communion
Monday, March 2: 8:15AM #MeToo Bible Study ; 6-9PM NMC
Tuesday, March 3: 3:30-5PM Confirmation Class
Wednesday, March 4: 5:15PM Soup Supper; 6PM Lenten Worship; 6:30 Chimes; 7:30PM Choir
Thursday, March 5:
Friday, March 6:
Saturday, March 7:
Sunday, March 8: 9:30 Worship with Holy Communion; 11:30AM Council meeting
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.