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What’s Happening at CofC: Week of 6/12/2016

Announcements

TANZANIA MISSION TEAM UPDATES – Only 33 days until the Cross of Christ team departs for Tanzania! We are blessing the 21 team members in worship today as they make their final preparations.  The team meets today at noon for the final time prior to departure.  The team has been gathering monthly for well over a year now. They thank you for your ongoing support and ask for your prayers as the go over final plans, pack, and prepare to travel as representatives of Cross of Christ and eager pilgrims. Another way to support the mission is…

TANZANIA TEAM MISSION NEEDS DONATIONS Part of our mission is to bring needed items to the girl’s school. We are asking for donations for the following items: jewelry findings- stainless steel/ sterling silver earring hooks, barrel clasps, O-rings, (these can be found at JoAnne Fabric, Michaels with coupons), battery-operated smoke alarms for dormitories (can be found at Costco, First Alert that are good for 10 years), school supplies such as new pencils, new pink erasers, rulers, black pens, compasses, protractors (found at Dollars stores), and stethoscopes. Monetary donations are always accepted.  You can make a check to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Tanzania Mission. If you have questions call Mary Mehlum – 425-281-1967. Thank you for your help.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION – returns today after the worship service, and continues on the remaining June Sundays. Join us in the Library at approximately 11:15 am. During July and August Adult Faith Formation is on Summer Break, returning Sunday, September 11.

PASTOR ADRIENNE’S WALKING OFFICE HOURS RETURN – Join Pastor Adrienne for walking on Tuesdays from 9-10 am at the Bellevue Downtown Park: 10201 NE 4th St.  She will gather with you at the south side of the reflecting pond. Don’t forget your water bottle! Need a ride to or from the park? Call or email Pastor Adrienne at 425-746-7300 X105 or pastoradrienne@cofclc.net.

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Mark your calendar: 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Eastside.  Sunday, September 18, at the Redmond Town Center. Join the Cross of Christ Team in the walk to advance Alzheimer’s support, care, and research.  To join the team or to donate, contact Pastor Adrienne or go to:  http://act.alz.org/goto/crossofchrist

MANY THANKS FROM CONGREGATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS – to all who made the month of May with the CFH men so successful.  Thank you to food providers, set-up crew, greeters, shoppers and all those in between.  Your commitment to these men made May extra-special.

CROSSCURRENTS SCHEDULE CrossCurrents Newsletter is published five times a year as follows: September, November, January, March, and May (summer edition).  If you would like to include something in the CrossCurrents please submit to the office by the 15th of the previous month.

HELPING IN WORSHIP There are many roles that are a blessing to fill during worship – usher, lector, communion assistant, assisting minister, choir member, band member, and cantor, to name a few.  Have you ever considered one of these? Would you like to learn more – or maybe even sign up to participate? Go to the Cross of Christ website www.cofclc.org to sign up as a lector or assisting minister, or connect with Vernette Rae who coordinates these roles at vernette.rae@gmail.com to learn more. Director of Music Ministry David Hendrix is the contact for those wanting to know more about being a cantor or singing in choir for the Traditional Service, or to learn more about being a part of the Mosaic Band for our Casual service – David’s email is david.e.hendrix@gmail.com.

Helmut Rae is our Head Usher – contact him at helmut@assemblysolutions.net. Each week worshipers are called on to assist with communion distribution. Would you like to be a part of this meaningful ministry?  Let Altar Guild Chair Gale Hill know – ghill5250@gmail.com.

DO YOU HAVE OLD PICTURES? – Do you have old photos of church activities? Our webpage team would love your old pictures from Cross of Christ activities.  We’re hoping to get photos from a variety of activities featuring groups of all ages. Please label each picture with names, dates (approximate is fine) and the activity (if you can remember).  Then put them in an envelope or folder clearly labeled with your name and leave them in Kristie Walker’s mailbox in the office.  We’ll get them scanned and back to you within the week. If you have questions (or digital pictures!), you can email youth@cofclc.net.  Thank you!

SOPHIA WAY NEEDS –  shampoo, deodorant, toiletry/make-up bags, toothbrushes, make-up, dish detergent, laundry detergent pods, disinfecting wipes, sunglasses, gas cards, feminine hygiene products, twin sheets, clothing and shoes in small amounts (2 grocery bags at a time), breakfast items that can be cooked in a microwave. Donations can be brought directly to the shelter at St. Luke’s Lutheran (3032 Bellevue Way N.E.) between 9am and 3pm, Monday thru Friday.  There is also an Amazon wish list on the Sophia Way website for additional items that are needed,  You will find the wish list under “Get Involved” then “Make a donation” then “Amazon wish list.

AN ORIGINAL BARBERSHOP MUSICAL “DISNEY NOIR” The LARKS invite members and friends to see our own Peter Stewart perform in an original Barbershop Musical “Disney Noir” at 2 pm Saturday, June 25, at the Shorewood Performing Center Arts Center. We will carpool from Church at 12.45 to get early seats. After the show we return to Bellevue for anyone who would like to go to for dinner at Big Fish restaurant. Please pay Heidi Fine by check. Sign up at Information Desk by May 31. Senior seating tickets are $15 per person. Pete Stewart will pick up the tickets for us. Reserved seating located in front and middle is available at $30 per person.  To purchase tickets on your own, go to brownpapertickets.com.