ANNUAL MEETING TODAY in the Fellowship Hall following worship, beginning at approximately 11:15 am. Adult Faith Formation returns next Sunday, June 12, after the 10 am worship service, and continues on the remaining June Sundays. During July and August Adult Faith Formation is on Summer Break, returning Sunday, September 11.

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION/SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY in the Living Room, at 9:15 am. Today is our last Sunday of the year. We’ll be back after Labor Day with new fun lessons! See you then!

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GLADYS ARNESON – Thank you to the many volunteers and to the staff for preparing a beautiful Memorial Service and Reception for the family. Condolence cards may be sent to: Art Arneson, 3208 Rejoice Way SE, Olympia, WA, 98501.

PASTOR ADRIENNE’S WALKING OFFICE HOURS RETURN – beginning Tuesday! Join Pastor Adrienne for walking every Tuesdays from 9-10 am at the Bellevue Downtown Park: 10201 NE 4th ST.  We will gather 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

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:

 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  Thank you!

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.

 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 to sign up as a lector or assisting minister, or connect with Vernette Rae who coordinates these roles at 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

Helmut Rae is our Head Usher – contact him at 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 –

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

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