“PRAYER CARE TEAM” – To more prayerfully care for our church, we will begin in September to offer times of additional prayer after each of our worship services. The Worship & Music committee is seeking volunteers who would be available to meet with anyone wanting additional prayer after each church service. Please let someone on the committee know if you’re interested. Thank you! Committee members: Sharon Branigan, Karen Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), Pastor Brown, Nancy Cook, Wendy Harwick, Sally Stein (610-867-6599), Jan Stryker.
11/1 – Memorial Service for Milt Froehlich – at 11AM in the Sanctuary
11/6 – ALL SAINTS SUNDAY with Communion at 7:45 & 10:30 AM
Election Discussion led by Pastor David at 9:15AM in the Adult Sunday School Class
11/8 – ELECTION DAY – pray and vote!
11/13 – WORSHIP, followed by a potluck luncheon. 1:00PM – Walk Through the Old Testament
11/20 – CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY with Communion at 7:45 & 10:30 AM
11/23 – COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE at 7:00PM. Soup and Salad Supper at 5:30PM. Invite family, friend, neighbors, etc…
11/27 – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. 11:45AM – Congregational Meeting, followed by a potluck luncheon. 2:00PM – Advent Workshop
12/10 – CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – reserve the date!
FALL BIBLE STUDIES HAVE BEGUN. We meet every other week (except 9:15 Sunday, which is weekly). Please sign up across from the church office, and check the best time for your schedule.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES for 5th graders and their parents begin Sunday, November 6th, at 9:15AM in Fellowship Hall.
INGATHERING 2016 – Holy Cross is responsible for 80 shampoos and 50 combs. A box is in the Gathering Place. Deadline is November 20th. Monetary donations are also accepted. Please see Darlene Treisner for additional information.
NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY – Save the dates: Pictures will be taken December 1-3, 2016.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – 12/10 at 1PM. More information to follow.
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
Church Council has invited Rev. Eric Johnson to help with promoting reconciliation and healing in our congregation. Rev. Johnson’s contact information will be placed in the bulletin for all members of the congregation who would like to meet with him.
Bits & Pieces
- Prayer Group- Jesus told us to ask, seek, and knock, and to always pray and not give up. In obedience to His words, every Wednesday at 7:00PM we will meet for prayer in the Adult Sunday School Room. Won’t you pray and see if the Lord is calling you to come and pray? Please contact Judy Miller or Judy Iasiello.
- 2016 Altar Flower & Bulletin Sponsor Sheets are posted.
- Office Volunteers- The office is staffed with friendly volunteers on Wednesdays 10AM to 1PM, and on days when Lisa is on vacation & not in the office. Thank you to our volunteers!
- Piano Lessons – Nancy Cook offers piano lessons. Please contact her for more information.
- Help Celebrate Our 60th- We are beginning the process of developing a pictorial directory for 2017, celebrating our 60 years of Christian Ministry. If you would like to serve on this special committee, please contact Pat Davis.
HOLY CROSS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL has started enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year. At this time, there are several families who are in need of financial assistance. The 3-year old program is $115, and the 4-year old program is $140 per month. Won’t you consider sponsoring a preschooler? Any amount you can contribute toward tuition is greatly appreciated. Please contact Karen Steiner at 610-867-9735 or 610-868-4935. Thank you in advance!
For $10 you can sponsor the Sunday Bulletin for a week. Please use the Bulletin Sponsor Chart on the bulletin board.
Comment/Request Forms are in mailbox B-2. Have a comment or request about worship? Please fill out and sign a form and place it in the offering plate or in the Pastor’s mailbox. Thanks.
We are still collecting Redner’s Tapes. Please place all receipts in the “Redner’s Box”. Note: when saving tapes, please remember to NOT cut off “todays contributions” . We cannot use them if that part is missing. It is right before pump perks.
Please sign up to host the coffee hour. Sign-up sheet is posted outside the church office. Thank you to everyone who continues to bake for the coffee hour. Effective October, if you would like to bake I will gladly place out your goodies and clean up. A sign-up sheet has been posted outside the church office. Thanks! – Yvonne
Please continue to bring food items that are distributed to the food bank. The need is very great this year.
Worship Service Tapes
If you would like a copy of a particular service or to receive a copy each week, please put a note in mailbox E-4
Reminder – All Information is due on the 15th of each month for the newsletter.