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January 30, 2022
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Cross of Christ Annual Meeting is 1/30/2022 at 11:30 a.m.
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Topic: Annual Meeting
Time: Jan 30, 2022 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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We will be adding Prayer Requests to the Sunday bulletin. If you know someone who is ill, hospitalized, healing at home from surgery, or has other health concerns, let the church office know.
If it is a family member that calls, the person will be added right away. If it is a friend or acquaintance of a fellow member of the church who calls, we will contact them to get their permission. If the person you would like to add is not a member, please give your own name and relationship to them if others would like to ask you how they are because we would probably not have that information at the church. We need to do it this way because of privacy laws.
From The Pastor
Sunday School Break
I want to thank Mary Jore for her work with the Sunday School and Club 56! She is sending out a message to parents of Sunday School aged kids and youth about helping with the Sunday program. According to something I read in the Lutheran Magazine if you have at least 10% of the total available students attending Sunday School during Covid, you are having success.
Mary needs some more help because the Sunday School program is really a successful mission to our young people! If you are considering helping with the program, you can also take the option of just helping out for a month or two.
The Christian Education Cabinet also agreed with Mary that Sunday School should take a break the rest of January. Yes, it is because they need more people to help but the Omicron variant is supposed to peak the last week of January and we want our kids and teachers to be safe. The Cabinet will meet the last week of January to re-evaluate the situation.
So a fresh start is planned for Sunday, February 6th. If you would like to help out, please contact Sandy Erickson or the Church office so we can plan ahead. Thank you
Dear families of our youngest members,
This letter is to inform you we are suspending Sunday School until February 6. It is our hope at that time we will have more volunteerism/participation on Sunday mornings.
We are gaining on our weekly attendance from as few as 3 to as many as 17. The range in age is so vast from one Sunday to the next that we are unable to plan for safety let alone Christian Education.
This church is a treasure house of untapped resources, we have everything we need for a successful Sunday School program to continue, except for adult supervision and teaching.
There are precious few years, age 3-10; to plant the seed of Christian growth for our children, and quite frankly as a congregation we won't know how this unnecessary void will impact the future for these young people. We do know the children are our future. Investing in the time it takes to show up for these kids is not out of your grasp.
Club 56 will continue to meet on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30, up stairs in their clubroom.
Sunday School will resume when we have a better plan.
God Bless you as you contemplate your role in the Christian Education for your kids and the kids of this remarkable congregation.
With Hope for the future,
With Love for the children
With Respect for your personal journey
I Believe in you.
Due to the latest COVID-19 surge and recent changes in Gathering leadership, we are pausing registration so our team can evaluate and discern the most faithful next steps for the 2022 Gathering, MYLE and the tAble. Registration rates and other key dates will be adjusted accordingly. Stay tuned to our social media, website and gNews for updates in the coming weeks.
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From the Cemetery Board
The Stone Church and St Peter's Cemetery Association board has been discussing having a cemetery walk fund raiser. No date has been set for the event. The board would like input from interested persons and volunteers to help selecting the sites to visit.
We have talked about using a theme for the walk such as special couples, single persons, famous people etc. Re-enactors, guides, teams, and background persons are needed. If you are interested in helping with this event let us know... please feel free to attend our monthly meetings. We meet every 2nd Sunday of the month at 9 AM in the Cross of Christ library.
We need to have a fund-raising event to off-set normal expenses and make improvements to the grounds. If this first attempt is successful; it could become an annual event with a different theme each year.
Please consider contributing your time and talents toward this event. We need to have the history researched for each site. Contact the church office: 896-3102or members of the cemetery association board. Cheryl Eaton: 896-3568, Wayne Runningen: 507-450-8316, Denise Rostad: 608-632-0804, Patrick Forsyth: 896-3480, Gene Lundak: 896-3486, LeRoy Thompson: 507-313-0515, Royce Bergsgaard: 507-450-4499
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