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LIFE VERSE 3.0 SERMON SERIES: After the overwhelmingly positive response to last summer’s Life Verse Sermon Series 2.0, we decided to do it again! We welcomed Mark Perry July 26 and pray you were blessed as you heard his Life Verse and learned something of his faith journey. Sunday, August 3, Ann Tamkus will share her story.
BISHOP MILLER IS COMING TO HOLY CROSS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 17: Wayne Miller, bishop of the Metro Chicago Synod of the ELCA, will preach and preside at the installation of Pastor Aimonette as pastor of Holy Cross at the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 17. Make sure you mark your calendar to be at Holy Cross to hear Bishop Miller’s gifted preaching, and for this exciting moment in the mission of this community of faith.
CHURCH PICNIC: The church picnic and 2nd Annual Kickball Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 10, following the 9:30 service. Please check the sign ups for both the picnic and kickball tournament, which are available in the Narthex, for what to bring. With the church providing part of the meal (chicken, rolls, coleslaw and beans), we are anxious to have an accurate count so that we are sure to have enough food on-hand. We hope to see you there!
ADULT BIBLE STUDY BEGINNING RALLY DAY: Beginning Sunday, September 7, and continuing through October 26, Pastor Hanson will lead a conversation during the Adult Bible Study between the worship services based on David Lose’s book, Making Sense of the Christian Faith. Although it is not necessary to have a copy of the book to be part of the discussion, please contact the church office if you would like a copy of your own. Orders, including payment of $10 per book, must be placed no later than Monday, August 18.
SPECIAL CONGREGATION MEETING: The Congregation Council has called for a special Congregation Meeting on Sunday, August 24, 10:15 a.m. The sole item on the agenda will be the election of a Call Committee. All voting members of the congregation are encouraged to attend.
MEN’S 9-HOLE GOLF SCRAMBLE is set for Sunday, August 24, 1:00 p.m. at Arrowhead Golf Club; 10th hole BBQ to follow. Please sign up in the Narthex.
RALLY DAY ORCHESTRA: We invite brass, string and woodwind instrumentalists to come "join the band" to add a festive touch to September 7 Rally Day's 8:30 a.m. worship service. The orchestra will accompany congregational hymn singing. There will be two rehearsals to prepare: Saturdays, August 30 and September 6, 9-10 a.m. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.
OFFICE HANGOUTS: We will be taking a break from Office Hangouts while we are on our mission trip and the week after (July 30 and August 6). We will get right back into it, though, on Wednesday, August 13, so be sure to check your schedule! Contact Jake Bower for more information.
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN: A group from Holy Cross will serve at Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, August 16, starting at 11:30 a.m. Space is limited, so sign up in the Narthex today! Questions? Please see Vicki Broberg.
MISSION TRIP PRAYER CARDS: Following the July 20 worship service, prayer cards were distributed as a tangible resource for us to support the Cornerstone high school youth group’s mission trip to South Carolina through prayer. If you didn’t receive one, we encourage you to request one from Amanda Dudgeon.
REND COLLECTIVE CONCERT: If you are in Rock! (middle school) or Cornerstone (high school) youth group and would like to travel to Lisle to see the Christian band, Rend Collective, on Friday, August 8, tickets are now on sale at $15 each. We will leave Holy Cross at 6:00; the concert begins at 7:00. For more information, or to purchase a ticket, please contact Jake Bower or Amanda Dudgeon.
SUMMER SCHEDULE: We continue through Sunday, August 17, our summer single worship service at 9:30 a.m.
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.
PHOTO DIRECTORY: Holy Cross will be producing a new pictorial directory through Lifetouch later this year. Dates for photography at the church are October 28, 29, 30 and November 1. Online and face-to-face sign-ups will be available approximately six weeks prior to photography dates, but if you know your family will not be together for a photo this fall, please contact Brenda Davis or Renee Evans to learn how you might schedule a sitting over the summer.