NOISY OFFERING for the month of April will be for our Paper Pantry. The Paper Pantry is a ministry at Cross of Christ that helps families who are in need to supplement their home cleaners and paper products. At this time we offer laundry detergent, deodorant, shampoos/conditioners, tooth paste, tooth brushes, toilet paper, paper towels and Kleenex and plastic garbage bags and other items that people cannot purchase with WIC or bridge cards. We serve 40- 80 families two times per month. Thank you for your donations and your financial support and volunteer hours!
ALTAR FLOWERS This morning are placed by Cyndi Yingling in loving memory of the birthday of her grandfather.
BULLETINS this week are given by Wayne and Priscilla Meyer to the glory of God.
Dedications for both the bulletins and the flowers are found at SIGN UP CENTRAL in the green notebook. $10 for flowers and $10 for bulletin dedications. Each week our flowers are donated to Flowers for Friends to be distributed throughout the community.
THANKS BE TO GOD FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS Please check the volunteer schedule in the green binder at the sign up table. The volunteer list beginning January 2018 is available in the green notebook. Please cross your
name off of the list if you are unable to volunteer. If you can find a substitute please fill in the name. If you
can’t find one, let Pastor Sherry know.
Sunday, April 15
8:30AM: Greeter: Wayne & Priscilla Meyer; Usher: Wayne & Priscilla Myer; Lector: Priscilla Meyer; Acolyte: Head Usher; Head Usher: Trudy Day; Cantor: Julie Pierpont; Assistant to the Minister: Sue Finley; Coffee Hour:Bev & Gary Engel, Betony & Keith Braddock
10AM: Greeter: Deb & Mark Manker; Usher: Wesley Meckstroth & Oktaveon Lind Ryan; Lector: Melissa Hansen; Acolyte: Josie Poquette; Head Usher: Ron Marshall; Cantor: Choir ; Assistant to the Minister:; Coffee Hour: Emily & Collin Sommerville and Mike & Jean Smith Recycling: Bryan Young; Bread Baker: Trudy Day; Nursery: Olivia Nolff; Counters: Kasi Meckstroth and Gail Drake
Sunday, April 22
8:30AM: Greeter: Tom & Kris Olsen; Usher: Wayne & Priscilla Meyer; Lector: Kris Olsen; Acolyte: Head Usher; Head Usher: Gary Engel; Cantor: Choir; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich; Coffee Hour: Carol Lemkuhl, DeWayne Cox
10AM: Greeter: Dan Bays & Grant Engel; Usher: Bill Drake & Mike Smith; Lector: Jean Smith; Acolyte: Alaina Engel; Head Usher: Melissa Hansen; Cantor: Jean Smith; Assistant to the Minister: Jean Smith; Coffee Hour: Jeff & Sheri Popp, John & Sommer Poquette; Recycling: Bryan Young; Bread Baker: Trudy Day; Nursery: Olivia Nolff; Counters: Gary Engel & Sommer Poquette
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS!
April 16: Kathy Phelps Rusche; April 18 Cheryll Morford
SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL AND JULY: Thank you to all who brought the delicious food to the table! Please sign up in the green 3 ring binder at the sign up center outside of the church office.
FILL AN ENVELOPE FOR OUR YOUTH! Senior High and the Middle School Youth and Elementary School youth! Our children are beginning to sign up for Middle School Gathering and Summer camp which is open to all ages…there is even a camp for adults with special needs. Please go to elcalivingwater.com to learn more about the camps. We ask the families to pay a portion of the camp while we work to raise scholarship.
CHURCH TRIVIA! Have you ever thought about volunteering during our worship service. Think about these possibilities: Head Usher: Make sure every volunteer position is filled on Sunday, make sure the acolyte is lighting the candles, double check after the service for trash and open windows or unlocked doors. Ushers…our ushers pass out bulletins and collect offerings and help get the rail ready for communion and usher people to the table for Holy Communion. These two opportunities really help keep worship flowing and helps us to see how even collecting offering has been a part of the worship times even before Jesus! There are time and talent folders in our green notebook on the cabinet at the church office. If you did not turn one in, please take one and pray about how you get to serve God through ministries at Cross of Christ. Thank you for all who have signed up…if you decide that you would like to try something new, go ahead and fill out a sheet as well…put them in the offering plate or give them to the office. Thank you!
BIBLE STUDIES: Monday evening Bible Study will meet at the church at 314 W. Lake St at 6PM to continue the study of REVELATION. Everyone is invited to come…make a plan! Join the groups!
ADOPT A HIGHWAY CLEAN UP Our Adopt a Highway Spring Clean Up will be on Sunday, April 29, 2018. At 1:00 p.m. we will meet in the parking lot on the left hand side of the road just past the M-68 traffic light in Alanson. We will be cleaning the road for two miles north of the parking lot. There will be a sign up sheet in the sign up book on the table next to the church office. Questions - call Wayne or Priscilla Meyer at 347-8567.
ART EXHIBIT IN HARBOR SPRINGS: THE LIFE OF OUR LORD - Pierre has been asking God in his prayers to use him for spreading the word. God has answered his prayers. His paintings are displayed in sequence from the Annunciation to the Ascension to Heaven at his gallery at 188 East Main Street, Harbor Springs. If you get a chance go and see his paintings.
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018:
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
Income Need Difference
General Fund 9263.31 10842.59 (858.50)
Synod Benevolence 302.00 782.75 (480.75)
Property Fund 615.00 1762.50 (1147.50)
10180.31 13387.84 (2486.75)
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.)
Sun., April 15 : 8:30 & 10AM Holy Communion Sunday School begins for children at 9:45AM; Confirmation 11:30AM-1PM
Mon., April 16: 8:15 AM #metoo Bible Study; 6PM Bible study at the church on Revelation, Council Meeting 7PM
Tues., April 17: Yoga 6:15PM
Wed., April 18: Chimes 6PM, Choir 7PM
Thurs., April 19: Soup Kitchen Lunch 12 Noon
Fri., April 20:
Sat., April 21:
Sun., April : 8:30 & 10AM Holy Communion Services, Sunday school for children from 9:45-10:30; Confirmation at 11:30-1PM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
ü April: soup kitchen
ü April 29th ONE SERVICE and meeting after church on financial update. Forum following the meeting with a pot luck on care giving for ourselves as we get older and life changes happen
ü Elementary school pool party coming up!!!
ü Confirmation Schedule: April 15, April 22, May 6, May 20.