Due to the inclement weather and poor road conditions, the Ladies Guild/LWML will not be meeting tonight. The Holy Cross Ladies Guild meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 26 at 7:00 pm. Holy Cross and Ladies Guild members, please continue collecting your items for ICU Mobile. See the February 18 “Happenings” for more info on the ICU Mobile (Sharing Love in Our Community) collection.
Today, February 14, is Ash Wednesday (and Valentine’s Day). It marks the start of the penitential season of the church year called Lent. As in ancient Christian tradition, worshipers are invited forward to receive the imposition of ashes upon their forehead. The Ash Wednesday service begins at 7:00 pm. The sermon, “What is the Mission of God?”, is based on Colossians 1:19-20. “For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.”
As a church family, we will be gathering for our annual Lenten Supper at 6:00 pm. It is a perfect opportunity to reconnect over a delicious meal.
The Holy Cross Ladies Guild (LWML) is having a sensationally sweet bake sale between the worship services TODAY, Sunday, February 11, 2018. Delicious treats can be purchased at the tables in the Commons area. All proceeds benefit the mission projects of the Holy Cross Ladies Guild and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
January was Life month where we heard about valuing life at all stages on Life Sunday. During the month of February join with the Holy Cross Ladies Guild and show your love for those that value life. Image Clear Ultrasound (ICU Mobile) is a local medical facility which operates from a 31-foot renovated RV, furnished with an ultrasound, exam table, and flat screen TV for viewing ultrasounds. Formerly known as Alpha Women’s Center, ICU Mobile has existed since 1982 to support women with unintended pregnancies through the provision of spiritual, physical, and emotional support. Their confidential free medical services enable women of all financial circumstances to receive a free pregnancy test and, if appropriate, a free limited obstetrical ultrasound.
ICU Mobile give little gift packs that include pampering items, a bible and prayer book to the moms-to-be that visit. It’s their way to help show someone cares for them when so many of them aren’t yet too excited about having a baby.
During the month of February we will be collecting lip balm, small lotions, cozy socks, small wrapped chocolates, or $5 gift cards to area coffee shops or Subway. Items can be dropped off in the collection box under the LWML bulletin board in the Commons Area. Contact Joy Anderson at 612-423-1204 if you have questions.
Join us Saturday, February 17 as we help assemble food packets bound for various areas of the world where children are starving. We will be working at the Chanhassen FMSC location from 9am – 11am. A sign-up sheet is posted on the Missions board. Questions – contact Pam Hunter.
A kind reminder: Night to Shine volunteer training is TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 14085 Pike Lake Trail, Prior Lake, MN 55372.
Night to Shine is Friday, February 9, 2018 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 9201 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55437. Please contact Shari Schulze at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Holy Cross Youth Group, B.A.S.I.C., will be assisting during the worship services as acolytes, readers, ushers, musicians, and vocalists. Bonnie Nowak has authored a new drama, “Wanted: You”, for the Holy Cross youth. Refreshments, between the services, will provided by the youth. Excitement has been building, as they are eager to share the Good News of Jesus and service you and LORD this Sunday, January 28.