September 2018 - In This Issue:
Worship Services
Sunday Worship
8:00 am Traditional
10:30 am Contemporary
9:15 am Adult Education
9:30 am  Children's  Sunday School

Holy Communion
Communion is served at both services every Sunday.
Lutheran Church of the Cross
28253 Meadow Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
PO Box 2800
Evergreen, CO 80437-2800

P - 303-674-4130
F - 303-670-7987

Church Office Hours
Tues thru Fri - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Church e-mail

Church Website
Church Staff
Pastor - Philip Reimers
Ministers - All of our People
Volunteer Youth Director - Elizabeth Reimers
Music Director - Patrick Stone
Choir Director - Elinore Quander
Office Manager - Stephanie Park
Council Members
Nonie Willisch - President
Mark Selman - Vice-President
Mike Lofing  - Treasurer
Sara Esau - Secretary
Open  - Business Manager
Claire O'Brien - Education
Gloria Owens - Evangelism
Open -  Activities
Eunice Bollinger-O utreach/Missions
Paul Mohrmann - Prop & Grounds
Open  - Stewardship
Vicki Thompson - Worship & Music
Open - Youth & Family

Welcome Visitors
We want to welcome last month's visitors. Thank you for worshiping with us!
    

   Sign up to sponsor flowers on the chart posted in the Fellowship Hall or talk to Stephanie in the church office.  The cost is $30 for two bouquets and you get to take them home following the last service!  Thank you for helping make the sanctuary beautiful during our Sunday services.
Saints Alive!
"We have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all our saints..." Col. 1:4
 
We give thanks for all people who have helped support our life together as a community of faith!




Prayer Requests
Please remember to check the Prayer Request page on the back of the Sunday bulletin and contact the church office to update any prayer requests!
Pastor's Message
This month we will be focusing our attention on Evangelism. It is one of the most important roles of the church and believers but yet is one of the greatest weaknesses in the church today. First, why is it the one of the most important things that a church should do? That is pretty simple. God's Word is clear that it is God's desire that no one be lost. God's Word also makes it clear how that can occur. Through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Finally, for this to happen two things work in unison. The moving of the Holy Spirit and the partnership of believers.
This month we will do our best to help overcome some fears around sharing our faith. We will utilize God's word to examine how this best occurs. And hopefully some tools and encouragement will be provided so that there is a comfortability and excitement about sharing our faith and helping others to know Jesus.
If we know people who don't have Jesus in their lives it should break our heart. It should move us to wise and thoughtful action to play a role in helping others grow closer to their loving God. It is my prayer that in the coming months our confidence will grow. That the number of brothers and sisters in Christ that we have will grow. And ultimately that the kingdom of God will Grow. Please join us in this exciting adventure!


Blessings,
 
Pastor Philip Reimers

                         
Women's Bible Study
Eunice Bollinger
                       
Hi Ladies,
Exciting news!!! We are preparing for WBS to start up in September, and what an exciting study we have planned for you. Please see the attachment, and a brief description below:
 
What does it mean to be a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven? The words of Jesus in Matthew 7-9 are a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers hold. Join friends and neighbors in this
 thought provoking study at Lutheran Church of the Cross. Babysitting and Bible  study workbooks are available
 
Who: Women's Bible Study
 
What: Sermon on the Mount, by Jen Wilkin
 
Where: 
Lutheran Church of the Cross 
28253 Meadow Drive Evergreen, CO 80439
 
When:
Starting Tuesday, September 11th, 9:15 for coffee, 9:30 for study. 
 
It is sure to be a special day as we gather back together after our summer break. We have missed you, and look forward to being together in the Word soon. Blessings dear ones!
 
Eunice 303.883.1541
and your WBS Leadership Team

Take and Bake Pies for Sale
 
The Pie Ladies have pies available for you to take  & bake. Get yours for $10 before they're all gone.  Proceeds go to fund mission work locally &  internationally. See Sondra, Pat or Jill for a pie  today. Thanks for your support .

Semi-Annual Meeting Chili Luncheon
Jill Hansen

It's time to start planning the lunch for our semi-
annual meeting September 30th after 2nd service.
We already have 6 amazing cooks committed to 
bring chili, but we will need some side dishes to 
serve, and we need your help. Please see the sign  up board outside of the Sanctuary for ideas on  how you can help with the meal. Please plan to
join us for lunch and catch up on LCC news.


Love Offering
Each month we will highlight an outreach or special ministry. Loose cash offerings and designated offerings will be given directly to those ministry opportunities.
 
In August we collected
$422.49
 
for Pioneers
  
September Love Offering
Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity- a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. 

Men's Bible Study
Our Men's Bible Study is scheduled for the  first and  third Thursday  of the month. 

Conta ct Mike Lofing with any questions - mllofing@gmail.com

Thursday, September 6 - 6:30 am
Thursday, September 20 - 6:30 am

Please join us in the church fellowship hall.
Women's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  Contact Eunice Bollinger for more information -
Service Helpers Needed
We are always looking for helpers for Altar Guild, Sacrament Assistants, Ushers, Coffee Hour, Sunday School and Children's Church. If you'd like to share your gifts in any of these categories please speak to Suzanne Pecoraro.
Reloadable Grocery Cards
We have joined the Reward Programs with King Soopers AND Safeway! We have $5 reloadable grocery gift cards here at LCC! Just reload it and use it for all of your groceries! 5% of the sales at King Soopers and 4% at Safeway will be donated to LCC! We have already earned OVER $500 from King Soopers - just from buying our groceries!! So don't forget to reload your card! Contact Stephanie in the office for more information or to pick up your very own shopping card!
Happy Birthday!
9/03      Claire O'Brien
9/04      Larry Von Thun
9/05      Chris Blake
9/06      Laura Harms
9/08      Helen Odom
9/10      Hanna Esau
9/11      Stephanie Park
9/11      Shelley Willson
9/18      Carole Lofing
9/21      Jeanne Cannon
9/21      Rhoda Hill
9/21      Ivett Moore
9/23      Orville Strain
9/31      Elliott Walters
9/27      Becky Tullberg
9/28      Marlene Selman
9/30      Jill Hansen
9/30      Quinn Willson


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Happy Anniversary!
9/05    Rev. Philip & Elizabeth Reimers
9/17    Kent & Wendy Barnes
9/19    Mike & Carole Lofing

September Service Helpers
Suzanne Pecoraro
 

Praise God & Sing!
  Choir is starting up again and new members are welcome! Practices are Wednesdays at 6:30 and Sundays at noon. Please join us at either or both! 
New Members
Gloria Owens
 
For those interested in joining Lutheran Church of t he Cross, you are invited to attend an orientation class on Sunday, September 16 following our second worship service at 12 NOON.  Members will be received on Sunday, September 23 at the 8:30 and 10:30 worship  hours, with a reception following.  God is doing great things right now in and through this church and we would be excited to have you partner with us.
LCC Library
Linda Mohrmann

As always, you are appreciated for your donations to the LCC library and for taking advantage of all it has to offer. We need good teen
books to add to our library so if you have any that could be donated we would be most appreciative.
Happy reading!

Featured Book found in the War Room on the fireplace.
Prayer Warriors
Cheryl Touryan

We will resume our weekly hour of prayer beginning
Wednesday, September 5, at 2:00 pm, in the War Room at LCC. Please join us as we bring the needs of our congregation, our community and our nation before God's Throne of Grace. "Be alert, and always keep on praying for all the saints."  (Ephesians 6:18)
The Prayer Team: Gloria Owens and Cheryl Touryan


Church Directory Photos
 

Your last opportunity to have your picture taken for the church directory is Sunday, September 9th between services.  It is also Grandparent's Day, so bring along the family! A big THANK YOU to Eric Esau for taking all of the pictures!

 
Let's Go Hiking!
 
If you are interested in participating in occasional, moderately difficult,
3 - 6 mile hikes, please contact Jill Hansen at jeff-jill@msn.com to be put on the email list. 



 
Youth Group
 
Contact Elizabeth Reimers for more information about Wild Wednesdays! 


 
Mission Statement:

As people of Church of the Cross,
we proclaim the Love of Jesus Christ in all we do for the Glory of God.