Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
Pastor Dana Jackson Pastor's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Number: 507-896-3102
Church Office Email: email@example.com
As a fellowship of believers, it is our mission to joyfully proclaim the gospel of Christ in word and deed, inviting people to worship together, nurturing them in the Christian faith, loving one another, and serving a world in need. We invite you to visit us.
Noisy offering Collection
Sunday March 26, 2023
Easter Flowers for Easter Sunday
If you would like to provide a flower (Easter lily, Easter mum or other) in memory or in honor of someone special to you, please complete an Easter Flower Form. Easter Flower Forms are available in the narthex.
Wednesdays during Lent
Church Service at 9:30 AM
Sunday School at 10:30 AM
Coffee Hour at 10:30 AM
CROSS OF CHRIST SERVICES
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Reflections and Prayers
John 8:7 "But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, 'He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.'"
Devotional: Don't Throw Stones!
The phrase "throwing stones" (or "casting stones") comes from the biblical event in which the Pharisees dragged an adulterous woman (but not the man) before Jesus to be stoned. Jesus told the accusers that whoever was without sin could be the first to throw a stone at her.
Only Jesus has the right to throw a stone, and He chooses not to. Instead, He chooses to use grace and forgiveness. Remember that you can't recover that stone after it's thrown at someone. Jesus asks that each of us throw away our stones and follow His example of being kind, tolerant and respectful to one another. God reminds us that our task is not to judge others but, instead, to forgive them even when they act badly toward us.
I recently read something worth repeating: Positions are temporary. Ranks and titles are limited. But the way you treat people will always be remembered.
Jesus teaches us to meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, and cruelty with kindness. We are to greet grimaces with smiles; to forgive and forget about finding fault.
Don't throw stones because love is the weapon of the future!
Let us Pray: . Heavenly Father, we pray that you teach us how to not rush to judgment of others for their weaknesses, their opinions which differ from ours, their unfortunate circumstances over which they have no control, their bad choices in life or their negative actions toward us. Help us forgive them and treat them with the kindness and respect we all deserve. Teach us how to show others by example how to use love rather than stones as our weapon of choice to create a more positive, equitable and harmonious world for everyone. In Thy Holy Name we pray, Amen.
(Submitted by Lynn Meyer/CoC Prayer Group)
AT CROSS OF CHRIST THIS WEEK: 3/26/23-4/2/23
9:30 In-Person Fifth Sunday of Lent Worship Service with Holy Communion at Cross of Christ w/Noisy Offering/FB Live
10:30 Coffee Hour/Sunday School/First Communion Class
11:00 - 1:00 After-Prom Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in Fellowship Hall
1:00 Prayer Group
6:30 Confirmation (Simple supper 6:00)
6:30 Wednesday Lent Worship Service
SATURDAY:WELCA Spring Bake Sale (10:00-1:00)
9:30 In-Person Palm Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion at Cross of Christ w/FB Live
10:30 Coffee Hour/Sunday School/First Communion Class
April 3 Ruth Circle (Rae Evenson)
April 6 Maundy Thursday Service with First Communion at 6:30 p.m.
April 7 Good Friday Worship Service 1:00 p.m. with Coffee & Treats to follow
April 9 Easter Worship Services at 7:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. with Easter Breakfast served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (No Sunday School)
March 29-31 Immanuel Lutheran Church Caledonia Pop Up Thrift Store 12-6
March 31 St. Mary's Annual Fish Fry & Raffles in Caledonia 4-8
April 23 North Prairie Lutheran Church Lanesboro Meatball Dinner 11-1
Schedule -Coffee hour Hosts-10:30 AM
March 26 Carrie Herek
April 2 Cheryl Skifton
Egg Donations Needed
Please consider donating eggs to help with the Easter breakfast happening at Cross of Christ on Easter Sunday.
Please bring your donations to the church before Thursday April 6, 2023
Submitted By Ron Evenson
I was thinking about summer music this past week and wondered if anyone is willing to volunteer to sing or provide special music for the summer services - from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Ideally the volunteers would provide special music for the 8:30 service at the Stone Church and the service in town. Please consider either volunteering or suggesting someone or a group to participate. Let me know by phone with a call or text at 507-459-2143 or a call to 507-896-3385 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
With everyone's help or suggestions I hope we can have a full summer of music at our church.
Cross of Christ W/ELCA Spring Bake Sale
Saturday, April 1
10 am to 1 pm
• Cakes, cookies, bars, breads
• Spring and Easter crafts
• Coffee and treats for sale
Fundraiser for new carpeting for Fellowship Hall
We are asking for donations of your favorite baked goods!! See you there!
Our Lenten services will begin at 6:30 p.m. this year instead of 7:00 p.m., and confirmation students will be helping with the services as part of their confirmation training.
After Ash Wednesday, we will use the Holden Evening Prayer service for our Lenten services again. We hope that during these forty (40) days of Lent, we can come together in prayer and worship and help support our confirmation students as they journey through their confirmation training.
For Sunday School and Confirmation Information, Click here to check for new announcement.
Cross of Christ Prayer Time
Wednesday morning prayer time will be resuming. The Sanctuary will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for quiet prayer time and reflection. All are welcome.
Sunday Morning at Cross of Christ
From Communion to Mac and Cheese to Toilet Paper - we did it all! Communion for cleansing the soul and TP and Mac and Cheese for filling the Food Shelves!