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 Gail and Preston Kloss in honor of Dakota Westbrook’s birthday!
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 8
8:30AM: Greeter: Trudy Day; Usher: Jim & Cyndi Knibbs; Lector: Priscilla Meyer; Acolyte: Head Usher; Head
Usher: Wayne Meyer; Cantor: Julie Pierpont; Assistant to the Minister: Sue Finley; Coffee Hour: Jim & Cyndi
10AM: Greeter: norm Cutshall; Usher: Meckstroth family; Lector: Mary Michelsen; Acolyte: Teague
Meckstroth; Head Usher: Bill Drake; Cantor: Mary Michelsen ; Assistant to the Minister: Gail Drake; Coffee
Hour: Mary Michelsen and Mark & Grosvenor & Mary Kay O’Donnell Recycling: Bryan Young; Bread Baker:
Trudy Day; Nursery: Olivia Nolff; Counters: Mary Kay O’Donnell and Mike Smith
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
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS!
April 1: Jackson Love; April 5: Janece Clark; April 8: Kyle Grosvenor, Skylar Smith
April 8: Kyle Grosvenor, Skylar Smith; April 9 Oktaveon Lind-Ryan;
April 11 MaryKay O’Donnell; April 12 Ken Michelsen; April 13 Collin Sommerville; April 14 Lynn Engdahl,
ELDERBERRY MEETING will be Friday, April 13 at 12:30 PM at the Perry Hotel. A trip to the railroad museum
might be taken after a short meeting. Please call Joan Cox at 231-526- 6126 to let her know that you will be
attending so she can make a reservation.
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! Giving your treasures to the church for the ministry of the kingdom of God! On our
envelopes there are three choices as to where your donations go: Property, Benevolence, General. These
three categories help us to budget in our giving to our synod and to the ministries of the building and
community. BENEVOLENCE dollars go directly to the North/West Lower Michigan synod who uses them for
administration, education and scholarships and church start ups and congregational emergencies and needs,
just to name a few. Then our synod tithes those dollars and gives that to the ELCA which goes towards
seminary education, synod outreach, colleges, workshops, Lutheran World Hunger, disaster relief. We send
our benevolence dollars which we have pledged at $782.75 per month toward the building up of the church
outside of our walls here at Cross of Christ…but also…we have used those benevolence dollars. Our church
began, funds came from this benevolence fund through the ELCA and through the North/West Lower
Michigan Synod. These dollars are pretty important. This is the area where we have the greatest shortfall and
we believe that these ministries are really important for the growth of the Gospel. If you are looking for a
place to donate extra money, then maybe add some to this fund!
BIBLE STUDIES: #metoo Bible study will continue at 8:15AM on APRIL 9; Monday evening Bible Study will
meet at Pastor Sherry’s at 314 W. Lake St at 6PM to continue the study of REVELATION on APRIL 9 Read
Revelation 7-10. Everyone is invited to come…make a plan! Join the groups!
ADOPT A HIGHWAY - Look on the bulletin board to see the thank you we received by the Governor of
Michigan for our part in the roadside beautification program.
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 8: 8:30 & 10AM Holy Communion Sunday School begins for children at 9:45AM
Mon., April 9: 8:15 AM #metoo Bible Study; 6PM Bible study at Pastor Sherry’s on Revelation.
Tues., April 10:
Wed., April 11:
Thurs., April 12:
Fri., April 13:
Sat., April 14:
Sun., April 15: 8:30 & 10AM Holy Communion Services, Sunday school for children from 9:45-10:30;
Confirmation at 11:30-1PM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
April: soup kitchen
April 29 th ONE SERVICE and meeting after church on financial update. Forum following the meeting
with a pot luck on caregiving for ourselves as we get older and life changes happen
Elementary school pool party coming up!!!
Confirmation Schedule: April 15, April 22, May 6, May 20.