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May 24, 2020 - May 30, 2020


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Welcome

You BELONG! You belong to the Lord. He bought and purchased you. He is inviting you to BELIEVE and grow in faith in him. As you do, your life will BEAR FRUIT in Jesus. Holy Cross is a place for you to join others in those three things: belonging, believing, and bearing fruit in Jesus.    

VIRUS UPDATE

In love for others in our communty we are willfully participating in restrictions to minimize the spread of the virus. While the community resrictions are begining to lift slowly, as of now this is what it means for Holy Cross as we progress through Phase 2

New WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES and Childrn's Videos/Lessons Are POSTED on SUNDAY MORNINGS for You to Worship as a Family at Home.

WE WILL HAVE NO IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES AT HOLY CROSS Until Phase 3.

The Physical Office at holy Cross is closed But the work of the Office continues. all calls Are forwarded to where our Office Staff is working from home Coordinating ministry.

Interactive Online Group Studies and Activities are being offered throughout the week for Everyone, Elementary Age to Retirees.

In-Person Groups and Meetings of Five or Less People May meet at Holy Cross under the guidlines listed below for Phase 2. 

 

Weekly Worship: The video and order of service for the most recent worship service is linked above under Events for you to join in from the comfort and safety of your home. We can also mail an audio version of worship to your home on a CD. Please let us know in the office if you prefer that option. 

Youth & Children: We care about your kids! A Children's message video and a simple at home Sunday School lesson are provided weekly with our Sunday resources. We also have interactive online groups meeting for Elementary School kids as well as for Middle and High School age youth. 

Bible Study & Groups: Online interactive study groups are offered every day of the week. Groups are meeting Mondays at 7 PM, Tuesdays at 3 PM, Wednesdays at 10 AM, (these are for anyone) Thursdays at 6 AM (men's study), and Fridays at 9:30 AM (women's study). To join in any of these, or any of the children's or youth groups mentioned above, e-mail us by simply clicking this link: I want to grow in my faith! 

More Links: We have an archive of audio and video sermons from last week through the last year at Holy Cross. Here also are links to free home worship and study resources provided by Lutheran Hour Ministries and from Concordia Publishing House

The Lord's Supper: We are choosing to wait until we can be together in-person in order to share the Lord's Supper. To learn more about that decision, watch this brief video or read more at this link.

Phased Reopening: Governor Inslee's has intoduced a new phased plan for lifting the virus resrictions. As of May 22, we are in Phase 2. This phase allows for gatherings with up to five people outside of one's household per week. Our Holy Cross Board of Directors has decided that in Phase 3 we will be able to begin offering in-person worship opportuniites and activies again. In Phase 3 gatherings of up to fifty people will be permitted. At that time we will continue providing all the in-home materials for online worhship, and CD ministry, for those who feel more comfrotable remaining home, as well as hosting as many in-person worship services as necessary to accomodate all who would like to come. Governor Inslee has indicated that we will be in each phase for at least three weeks, if not more. This means that we will likely not reach Phase 3 until late June or early July. We also may not start in-person worship right away at the begining of Phase 3. We will share more information on how that will work as the time comes. 

Phase 2 Guildelines Set by the Holy Cross Board of Directors: 

  • Meet in groups of only five people or less, no more than once a week.
  • If you are at high-risk, have any symptoms of illness, or suspect you may have been exposed to the Corona Virus, please stay home.
  • Keep a strict six feet of social distance between individuals of differing households at all times.
  • Greet with a smile and a wave; do not shake hands or hug.
  • Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water or use hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol.
  • Sanitize any surfaces in the space where you meet as well as door handles when you are done. (A sanitizer solution and paper towels will be clearly marked and available in the Narthex and in the Fellowship Hall.)
  • The office will not be open during this phase, so you are responsible to know how to enter the building and to lock up when you leave.

REGISTERING PRESCHOOL STUDENTS

Son Shine Preschool is registering students for Preschool (for 3-year-olds) and Pre-K (for 4- and 5-year-olds) for the 2020-21 school year. For more info or to register visit us at www.sonshineearlychildhoodcenter.com.

CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM
A STEPHEN MINISTER?

Do you feel sad, lonely, or as if nobody cares? Do you need someone to listen to you? A Stephen Minister is someone who listens without being judgmental. Stephen Ministry provides Christ-centered confidential care. Call us for more info.