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SUNDAY SCHOOL: Online registration for Sunday School for the 2014-15 program year is online now - click here to be taken to the form for preschool through high school. If you have questions about the upcoming Sunday School program, please speak with Amanda Dudgeon.
CORNERSTONE HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP REPORT: Sunday, August 31, the Cornerstone High School Youth Group will host the coffee hour and share some of their experiences from this past summer’s mission trip to Pawleys Island, South Carolina. If you are an 8:30 service attender, plan to stick around, and if you’re an 11:00 service attender, plan to come early!
SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY IS SEPT 7 @ 9:45 a.m.: Hip Hip Hooray! Rally Day is only a few weeks away! Join Jake and Amanda as they kick off the 2014-2015 program year with worship, inspirational lessons and a few (or more) wacky tricks. All are welcome to attend. Questions? Talk with Amanda Dudgeon.
CONFIRMATION. Confirmation (Affirmation of Baptism) instruction is gearing up for the 2014-2015 program year. If your child will be in seventh or eighth grade this fall and you would like to know more about Confirmation studies at Holy Cross, please plan on attending the Confirmation Student & Parent Orientation meeting on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. If you have questions, please talk with Jake Bower.
NOAH STUDY: This fall (Oct. 9, 16, 23, Nov. 1), Holy Cross will offer a congregational study featuring the account of Noah and the waves he made at the box office. Be on the lookout for more information. Questions? Speak with Amanda Dudgeon.
SPECIAL CONGREGATION MEETING: The Congregation Council had called for a special Congregation Meeting this past Sunday, August 24, 10:15 a.m. The sole item on the agenda was the election of a Call Committee. All voting members of the congregation were encouraged to attend.
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: We have Coffee Hour hosts for this week and next, but thereafter…? Check the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to see if there might be a date when you could serve.
BUSY BAGS: The Busy Bags available for children during worship are a wonderful resource for parents. We are looking for someone to keep these bags cleaned and restocked for Sunday mornings. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please speak with Amanda Dudgeon or Pastor Aimonette.
THE LUTHERAN FELLOWSHIP BOWLING LEAGUE: is an 18 to 50+ year old joint league among area Lutheran churches gathering every other Sunday for fun, fellowship and bowling. You can join as an individual, couple or four person team. The first session is Sunday, September 14, 3:30 p.m. at Bowling Green in West Chicago. If you’re interested in joining, contact Nick Rex (630-742-5836; email@example.com).
WORK DAY: A Work Day has been set for Saturday, September 13, 8:00 a.m.-noon, as we tackle some of the property-related needs of our building and grounds. Mark you calendar, and try to join us, whether it’s for an hour or the full morning. Together, we can accomplish a great deal to help keep our facilities welcoming to those who ache to connect with God through Holy Cross.
FIRST DAY PRAYERS: Parents and students – many of you start of the school year this week and we want you to know that your Holy Cross family is thinking and praying for you all. May you all feel the presence of the Holy Spirit guiding you in your life outside of church! Good luck, and we cannot wait to hear how the start of the year goes!
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS: Parents, sometimes we lament that our children don't come with owner’s manuals. Regardless of efforts to be the best parents we can, sometimes we find ourselves challenged and overwhelmed. Parents struggling with a child's perplexing or changed behavior often feel isolated and at a loss for what to do next. God is not silent and you are not alone. If you are struggling, and looking for help, please contact social workers and members Rhonda Kelloway, Michelle Rogers or Pastor Amy for resources and confidential help.
PADS: Although Holy Cross does not participate in a formal way during the summer months with Public Action to Deliver Shelter, all of us know that issues of homelessness don’t take a summer vacation. If you are interested in seeing whether there might be a way for you to volunteer with PADS during the summer, please check their website. Holy Cross’ participation will begin again in October. Look for the sign-up sheet in the Narthex next month.