Weekly N ews
S taffing Update

The Youth Ministry Team is excited to announce that Anna Sanders will be serving as the Youth Ministry Intern this summer! She will begin her role on May 20, and will be helping coordinate a variety of youth activities this summer as well as helping to plan into the fall. Anna is uniquely qualified for this role because she desires to help others and has built relationships with some of our current students during her time as a leader at The Great Escape last year. She is excited to continue building meaningful relationships with students and investing in them this summer.

The Human Resources Ministry Team is happy to announce that as we continue to evaluate and strategically plan for permanent directors, Lara Hauser and Christa Middleton have agreed to stay as Interim Children's Ministry Co-Directors and Dave Carpenter has agreed to stay as Interim Youth Ministries Director through December 31, 2019.
This Sunday
(Children's Worship and Childcare available)
Black Sheep and Bloodsuckers

Confirmation Sunday, Rev. Dr. Brett Swanson preaching at 9:30 a.m.
Highlights
The 2019 summer worship schedule runs from Confirmation Sunday on May 19 through Fall Festival on September 8. It features a single worship service at 9:30 a.m. with childcare and Children’s Worship.


Join the herd as we go on safari with Sarah Savannah to find out that no matter what is happening in life, God is good! Don’t miss this chance to share God’s love with your friends – invite them along for a ROARing good time! Crossroads welcomes children who have completed a 3K program through grade 4 this school year. Click h ere to register your child for VBS.
On Call Pastoral Care
Pastors in the area are providing weekly Pastoral Care Support for our congregation should the need arise. If you or a loved one is facing a difficult situation, contact Kim Steffen at 262-705-5530.
Rev. Bill Petterson
May 13 through May 19
  • Retired PC(USA) pastor
  • Enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and traveling with his wife
Rev. Catherine Neal
May 20 through May 26
  • Retired PC(USA) pastor.
  • Board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains.
  • Resides in Racine with husband, Ben.
Ministry Team News
Youth
For parents and students attending The Great Escape. May 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. we will review procedures, answer questions, and complete forms. The final payment is due at this meeting.

High School Senior Recognition June 2
We will be honoring our graduating seniors during worship on Sunday, June 2. Stop in the narthex to write notes of encouragement for these students May 19 and 26. Contact:  Dave Carpenter .

For students who have completed grades 5 and 6. We will be meeting at a different park each day exploring new games, messy and impactful lessons, and memories that will keep the kids smiling. June 17–21. Register online .

Here’s your chance to give back to the Crossroads community! Serve on the work crew for either VBS (ages 3–grade 4) or VBX (grades 5–6) where you will lead games, sing songs, and have fun hanging out with kids! June 17–21. Register online .
 
Students currently in grades 6-8, join us July 8-13 in Green Lake, WI for a week of games, speakers, worship music, small groups, and much more. $475. Register online . Scholarships available. Contact: Dave Carpenter .
Worship
Festival Choir and Orchestra Needed
Youth and adults of all abilities are needed to sing and play in the Festival Choir and Orchestra on Communion Sunday, June 2. Rehearsals are at 7:00 p.m. May 23 for the choir and May 30 for all musicians, with dress rehearsal June 1 at 9:00 a.m. Please contact Todd O’Connor by May 23 for instrumental music.

Music and Worship Ministries Potluck
The O’Connors are hosting a Memorial Day cookout for anyone who has participated on any music or worship ministry team over the past year (or so)! Monday, May 27, N87W6261 Willowbrooke Drive, Cedarburg, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Bring a dessert or side dish. Drinks provided. RSVP to Todd O’Connor.

Children's Choir
Do you have a black “Joyful Noise Children’s Choir” t-shirt at home? Please wash it and bring it to the music room by June 1. Thank you to all of the families that participated in the May 12 children’s musical. Contact: Jenee O’Connor .

Crossroads is a busy and vital place all summer long, thanks to the many people who give of their time to support our many active ministries. If you will be serving this summer, we want to commission you during the 9:30 a.m. Festival worship service. Please be sure to come pray and be prayed for that morning! 

Click here to see what is happening at upcoming Sunday morning services.
Session
There will be a brief congregational meeting on Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. for the purpose of electing new Elders and Deacons.
Buildings & Grounds
Please help Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Bring your rakes and shovels. Youth may claim this activity for service hours. Sign up in the narthex or call the church office. Contact: Dave Schigoda .
Mission
The home the Presbyterian Coalition will be building this year is at 1912 N. 30th Street. Workers are needed to help frame the house, build walls, and install windows and siding. We also need help to prepare lunch for the group. Work days are every Saturday in June. Anyone over 16 years of age can help, but you must be 18 to operate power tools. Click here to sign up to build. If you are willing to prepare lunches, email Bonnie Patton . Contact: Bob Patton .

Work in the Mission Garden’s new raised beds will begin soon! Many hands will be needed. Scheduling is flexible and variable. Contact: Karen McKinney.
Congregational Care
After the 9:30 a.m. Festival Communion service, in the CLC! Besides being a great opportunity for fellowship, it will be Teacher Appreciation Day! We will be recognizing individuals who have served as teachers, leaders, and shepherds in the past year. Bring a dish to pass. This is a celebration for our entire church family. We hope to see you there! Click here or sign up in the narthex soon. 

The Welcome Center could use your help Sundays, May 19 and 26. Click here to sign up.
Children
We are searching for adults who love children and the Lord. Come be part of our pride! We are eager to help match your gifts—whatever they may be—to our VBS needs! There is something for everyone, regardless of your interests or skills. Sign up here . Childcare provided for 3 and under if you have an older child in the program.
Feeling Generous?
There are so many ways to help make VBS a faith-forming week for more than 125 kids from our church and community. One way is to donate supplies ( click here for a list.) Another way is to donate to the many costs of providing a top-notch experience. Please donate online, in the VBS envelopes in the pews or office, or text "CPC VBS" followed by your donation amount to 73256. Example "CPC VBS 20" to text a $20 donation.
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