ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2019
One service Sundays will be May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 1 and September 29 at 9:30AM
June 15: Dewayne Cox
June 15: Kris and Tom Olsen Happy Anniversary!
CHOIR: 10AM “Many Gifts, One Spirit”
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed in celebration of Anniversary of Kris and Tom Olsen! Happy Anniversary Blessings to you!
BULLETINS are given to the glory of God by Cross of Christ Lutheran.
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!!!! Choose 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.
COUNCIL MINUTES FROM APRIL, 2019
Deb Manker, the treasurer, has formally resigned and is working towards a transition with Sheri Popp becoming our new treasurer. Thank you so much to Deb Manker for organizing and getting the books into a working order and for her dedication and faithfulness. We look forward to the work of Sheri Popp and will keep the transition in our prayers.
Committee Reports: Pastor’s report is on file. Pastor Sherry McGuffin addressed the needs of a changing church and where we are in the changes in our world. Management: The front glass doors were fixed. Preston Feather gave a quote for windows and Gary Engel is looking for competitive prices. Zane Westbook is doing community service at the church…say hello to him…he is a hard worker! Tom Olsen and Gordy Engdahl will be spreading grass seed on the lot next to the church. . Sommer Poquette held a Stewardship committee meeting. Website picked up for April. Promotional videos on the website are getting a lot of attention. Sommer Poquette is looking into another photo session shoot for the church. Heather and Marty Engel are looking into carpet for the fellowship area and changing th3e look a little. Elderberries discussed donations using IRA. May is Leave a Legacy month. Community Life: Melissa Hansen reported that the June 26th event with Interfaith Power and Light is coming to an exciting point in the planning. The event is “answering the Call: An Interfaith Response to Climate Action” in Bay View at Voorhies Hall on Wednesday, June 26 7-9PM. Council approved the use of the church for an after meeting for the planning team. Worship and Music: One service Sundays will be May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 1 and September 29. Time change from 10AM until 9:30AM; Visioning and Planning: Council determined that there were projects to be eliminated in the vision of the property. Shelby Laser, architect, said that she would love to be a part of the planning.
New Items: Need 2 Sunday School teachers for next year. Cheryll Morford and Beverly Engel have done a fabulous job for years and we give thanks to God for their faithfulness to our children.
Letters of thanks: Petoskey Club, Samaritas for $527.27; Kathy Phelps-Rusche for flowers and prayers and cards, Barb Lindensmith and Gale Powell for the kindness of the congregation towards their mother and father, Bob and Mick Hoyrup. Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Flint for $401.14 for water.
Next meeting is June 10th.
SENIOR HIGH MISSION PLANNING TEAM MEETING AFTER CHURCH ON JUNE 9TH!: The Senior High School Youth Group would like to take a mission trip this summer/fall. Pastor Sherry is looking for a mission planning team of adults who can help work on the trip planning. Please contact Pastor Sherry by texting at 231-881-1212 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to be a parent to be on the planning team!!! Thank you!
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 email@example.com) or MaryKay O’Donnell (269-352-7032 or mkodonnell, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 and Indepence!
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR SUNDAY SERVICES! WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOU!
Sunday, June 9, 2019
8:30AM: Greeter: Trudy Day; Usher: Dean and Cheryll Morford; Lector: MaryKay O’Donnell; Cantor: Choir; Acolyte & Head Usher: Melissa Hansen; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich; Coffee Hour: MaryKay O’Donnell and Melissa Hansen
10:00AM: Greeter: Vicki Morgan; Usher: Dean Tahtinen and Bill Drake; Lector: John Norton; Acolyte: Josie Poquette; Head Usher: Mike Smith; Cantor: Choir; Assistant to the Minister: Jean Smith; Coffee Hour: Carolyn Matzinger and Ron Marshall and Lori and Jill Lind-Ryan; Counters: Gordy Engdahl and Bryan Young; Bread Baker FOR THE MONTH: Jean Smith; Recycling FOR THE MONTH: Donna Smith
Sunday, June 16, 2019
8:30AM: Greeter: Bev and Gary Engel; Usher: Sue Finley and Don Honaker; Lector: Karen Hamal; Cantor: Choir; Acolyte & Head Usher: Boyd Manges; Assistant to the Minister:; Coffee Hour: Kris & Tom Olsen and Sharon & Russ Scott
10:00AM: 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: Wendy & Ben Laser and Mark & Deb Manker; 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 9: 8:30 & 10AM Worship Services with Holy Communion
Monday, June 10:
Tuesday, June 11:
Wednesday, June 12: 1:00PM Game Day; 4:00PM Girl Scouts
Thursday, June 13: 5PM Petoskey Club 3:30PM set up for paper pantry; 5-6:30 Paper Pantry
Friday, June 14: 12PM Elderberries at the Perry Hotel
Saturday, June 15:
Sunday June 16: 8:30 and 10AM worship with Holy Communion