ADULT FAITH FORMATION – Continues today 15 minutes after the first service. Join Pastor Dave in the Library as he continues his series on The Blessing of the Four Gospels. Today we’re focusing on the Gospel of Mark. The series continues through October 18. Up next: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s magnificent book, “The Cost of Discipleship.”

TANZANIA MISSION TEAM – Meets today at 12:30, beginning in the Fellowship Hall.

FUN AND BUSY WEEK FOR YD – We meet on Wednesday 7-8:30 pm in the Youth Room as we continue to make our way through the Old Testament. This week’s lesson is “Exodus – God Saves and Gathers His People.” Friday we head out for our first of three retreats this year. See Kristie Walker for more details.

LWR SCHOOL KITS – Due to the Syrian conflict, Lutheran World Relief has an urgent need for school kits for the children in refugee camps. Money to assemble and send kits is needed; make out checks to Cross of Christ and add either LWR school kits or LWR shipping fund to the memo line.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARGE THOMAS – Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 am there will be a service at Cross of Christ with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. The reception committee is asking for help with the reception. Please call Gale Hill at (425) 747- 6931

FYI OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY – While it is Columbus Day (and Day of Thanksgiving in Canada) the office will be open normal hours, 9:30 am to 2 pm.

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION – Preschool through 3rd grade will be starting today, during the education hour between services. Volunteers needed on an occasional but constant basis; if you could commit to one or more Sundays every couple of months, we can use you! Email Kristie for more info:

THE SOPHIA WAY – Special request for bus passes, food gift cards and gas cards are needed at the Office to give to women who stop by looking for services. Bus passes are also needed at the Day Center. Contact: Dorinda Otto
CROSSCURRENTS DEADLINE – Please submit articles to the office by October 15.

GOD’S WORK OUR FEET – Thank you to everyone who participated! Make sure you pick up your envelope at the Information Desk.
Anderson, Kay Bero, Dennis Clark, Greg Clark, Kirsten
Clark, Liz Conley, Dave Constable, Brian Dykman-Thomas, Barbara
Estes, Eleanor Fine, Heidi Fuentes, Denise Galbraith, Jan
Giseburt, Judy Hanner, Dick Hedlund, Lorelee McAlpine, Mary
Hockett, Julie Huseby, Ann Johnson, Joyce Nelson, Wanda
Mehlum, Mary Meland, Monnie Morgan, Vic Rehmke, Carroll
Otto, Dorinda Otto, Mike Parkin, Katherine Schlosser-Hall, Adrienne
Riemer, Corrine Rogers, Doug Rogers, Margie Stewart, Margie
Schmidt, Hildegard Shelley, Bob Shelley, Carol Volkman, Sandra
Swent, Dorothy Thomas, Dave Thomas, David Walker, Bev

SHOES (used) FOR SOUTH SUDAN – Once again we shall partner with Kent Lutheran Church to assist God’s mission in South Sudan. Your used shoes = Clean Water + Jobs in Africa + Disease Prevention + Less Waste!! Now that’s some good math! Bring used shoes and place in the box marked SHOES FOR SOUTH SUDAN in the narthex. What we can recycle: Men’s women’s, and children’s shoes. Cleats, sandals, dress shoes and athletic shoes alike. We cannot recycle: Shoes with holes, plastic “flip-flop” sandals, “crocs”, rubber boots, and any women’s fashion boots above the ankle. Thanks!

THANKS CLEAN-UP CREW – A big thank you to all who helped clean up the campus and facilities yesterday. Everything looks so nice and inviting. Thanks for being good stewards of our church.

ARK SUBSTITUTE TEACHER – The Ark Child Care is looking for substitutes. Must be over 18 and love children. Experience with group care & Early Childhood Education is preferred, but will train. Jan or Sarah: 425-644-5414 or email

PART-TIME SEXTON – Cross of Christ is accepting resumes for a new part-time sexton (custodian) position. The ideal candidate will have a passion for caring for the church grounds and campus, seeing them as valuable tools entrusted to the congregation for ministry. The sexton position involves working with staff and lay volunteers, interacting with members and members of the public, and coordinating with vendors and service providers, so solid interpersonal skills are important, as is the ability to communicate via telephone and electronically. Other important skills and experiences would be in the areas of landscaping, lawn, and grounds care, minor repairs and maintenance, and custodial/cleaning. The position is open to both internal and external candidates. For more information, or to apply, send a resume to Pastor Dave. The position is open beginning September 28.

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