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What is happening in our congregation.

Dear Friends in Christ -

posted Jul 25, 2017, 3:41 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

On Sunday, we will gather again for our annual Music Festival. This year's festival will feel different but the same spirit of faith, fellowship, and fun remain at the core of the event.
Join us for our regular Sunday service at 9:30am as we continue to make our way through Galatians. Then at 5:30pm, join us for pulled pork sandwiches and salads. There will also be a Quilt & Bake Sale during the afternoon. At 7:00pm, we will be hear the message of Jesus through Song and Witness as the Kingery Family joins us for a concert!

You won't want to miss this!
Pastor Culynn
To prepare for worship this Sunday
July 30), you are invited to read:
Matthew 11:25-30
Galatians 4:21-31

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY...Music Festival

posted Jul 25, 2017, 3:39 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

When: Sunday, July 30
Prior to the music festival pulled pork supper, join us for a bake sale! People may bring baked goods on Sunday morning or prior to the sale. All remaining quilts from the quilting group will be sold.
Supper from 5:30-6:30pm (pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drinks, condiments)
Adults: $7.00; Children under 12: $5.00
Kingery Family concert (country/gospel) at 7:00pm

VBS August 7-10 - It's coming soon!

posted Jul 25, 2017, 3:37 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Join us as we get SWALLOWED UP IN GOD'S GRACE during Vacation Bible School, August 7-10!
Supper served from 5:30pm-6:00pm.
Activity rotations will be from 6:00pm- 8:00pm.
Sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway!

Holy Cross YouTube Channel

posted Jul 25, 2017, 3:37 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Did you miss church this weekend? Each Wednesday after the WOW service, you can catch up on our YouTube channel where "Scripture & Sermon videos" are being posted. 
We noticed the audio is not working properly, so until we fix it, use a pair of headphones to listen!

HC Family Camping Trip

posted Jul 25, 2017, 3:35 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Dear Friends in Christ -

posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:12 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Yesterday afternoon our church was infiltrated with youth and adults who are here for our Service Exchange. The students are a great bunch of kids; we shared food, fun, and fellowship.  We also worshipped together and shared Holy Communion, my first experience of doing that on a "mission trip." Today, we will be helping at the Wise Penny and doing some sprucing up of the church. Tomorrow we will head into the Twin Cities for a service-learning day, and then back to the Maple Lake area for work projects at local residences on Wednesday.
Please hold this group of young people (and us adult leaders) in your prayers that God's Spirit would energize us for the many tasks and that we would be transformed by Word and service.

Have a Blessed Week - 
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship this Sunday
July 16), you are invited to read:
John 14:15-24
Galatians 3:19-29

Sunday Servants Calendar

posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:11 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

The calendar for August is available in the narthex. Thanks for signing up to help with worship duties this summer!

Dear Friends in Christ-

posted Jul 3, 2017, 4:07 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

On Sunday, we heard how the Devil prowls around, taking us captive to his deceptions and leading us astray from the truth of God's Word. He often does it by making us too busy to prioritize God's Word. Or he tries to busy us with other churchy practices so that we think we can create our own destiny in the things of faith. 
Thankfully, the Holy Spirit alone creates faith through the Word of God. Recently, a Gallup poll came out declaring that people care more about the preaching they hear at church than any other aspect of the community (i.e. - music, fellowship, the coffee, etc.) When I read that, I only thought to myself, "Duh! That's what we Lutherans have been trying to say all along." God's Word, both written and proclaimed unites us with Christ through faith, forgives our sins, and confirms our eternal accommodations in him. 
 
Preaching the Word - 
Pastor Culynn
 
P.S. I hope that you have enjoyable celebrations for the Fourth of July. I encourage you to join us for our WOW service at 6:00p on Wednesday or check out the sermon on YouTube. 

To prepare for worship this Sunday
July 9), you are invited to read:
John 12:44-50
Galatians 3:10-18

Holy Cross YouTube Channel

posted Jul 3, 2017, 4:06 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Did you miss church this weekend? Each Wednesday after the WOW service, you can catch up on our YouTube channel where "Scripture & Sermon videos" are being posted. 
We noticed the audio is not working properly, so until we fix it, use a pair of headphones to listen!

VBS Supply & Volunteer Needs

posted Jul 3, 2017, 4:05 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Please contact Jean Wagner (disciple@holycrossmaplelake.org) if you can provide any of the following craft supplies or volunteer needs.  Thanks!
Craft Supplies:
-blue construction paper
-glue sticks
-15 oz. bottle Elmer's (not a generic brand) glue
-15 oz. bottle liquid starch
-paper or plastic bowls
-1 bag chia seeds
-large cardboard boxes
Volunteers:
-8-9 room leaders
-3 game leaders
-5 kitchen crew helpers
-2-4 craft & prop helpers/designers
-Actors: Jonah, Fishermen, Big Fish, King, Bush

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