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  • Spring Gatherings 2023

  • Cross Trails Ministry Fall Fest

  • Save the Date: SWT WELCA Convention 2023

  • Faith Practices: Deacon Darcy Mittelstaedt

  • Immanuel Lutheran, Pflugerville

  • Triennial 2023 update!

  • Volunteers Needed for Ingathering 2023

  • Trinity Lutheran, Victoria

  • Synod Communication Information
Spring Gatherings 2023
Cibolo Creek Conference – April 22nd
Gulf Coast Conference – April 29th
Capital North & South April 29th

Cross Trails Ministry
Fall Fest
Saturday, September 16th
Fredericksburg Marktplatz
Come to picturesque Fredericksburg to…

  • Admire and bid on quilts at our Quilt Auction, or contribute one!
  • Enjoy music as you visit the food booth and trucks!
  • Visit the Craft Booths and choose your favorite items!
  • Spin the wheel at the Gift Card Pull for your chance to win!
  • Eat something tasty from one of our Food Trucks!
  • Enjoy Kids Carnival Games for the whole family!
  • Participate in the NEW Fall Festival Fun Run!

Know that you are supporting a great cause! Cross Trails holds a few fundraising events each year. The Fall Festival funds help keep camp affordable by being used toward capital improvements, such as the new dam at Chrysalis and the new entrance road at Ebert Ranch.

This year we are continuing to raise funds for the Ebert Ranch Pond!

Ways You Can Get Involved:
Fall Festival Sponsorships
Be a Fall Festival Sponsor for $500!
What your sponsorship does:

Helps fund all aspects of the online and in-person event – Gets you/your logo/your business/your church recognition in the following places:
* Cross Trails Social Media Platforms
* Cross Trails Fall Festival GiveSmart Quilt Auction Website
* Cross Trails Website
* Fall Festival Fun Run Swag
* Signage at our in-person event
* Special Thank You during Announcements at our in-person event Sponsorship Sign Up Form (Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law)

Donate a Quilt to the Auction
Help us raise funds by donating a quilt or quilts to our Fall Festival Quilt Auction. This auction will take place online and in person at the Fall Festival.

Craft Vendor Sign Up
Be part of this year’s event by signing up to be a craft vendor at the Fall Festival! Space is limited so sign up for your booth today!

Volunteer Sign Up
The Fall Festival couldn’t run as smoothly as it does without our wonderful volunteers! Get a group together and come out to have some fun, interact with the community, and support camp!

Contact Jessica P. Jackson, Outreach Director
Cross Trails Ministry
SWT Women of the ELCA Convention:

1 Day Event

Saturday, October 21, 2023
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Cuero, Texas
Faith Practices
Submitted by: Deacon Darcy Mittelstaedt (Bishop’s Associate for Leadership & Lifelong Faith Formation)
While It Was Yet Dark:

A 7-week Easter Practice

Resource Credit – Kate Bowler

Did you know that Easter is not just a day? It is the stretch of fifty days that begins Resurrection Sunday and lasts until Pentecost. This is the season of practicing hope… even when hope doesn’t seem easy to come by. Here is a resource (Life Together Apart) for you to use individually or with a group of friends. There are seven sessions which includes a short video
(between 6 to 9 minutes in length).

Below each video, you’ll find 3-4 video discussion questions as well as a prayer you can use for individual reflection or to guide a group conversation.

Below each video, you’ll also find a link to download daily journaling pages (that are available to be printed or filled in digitally) if you want to dive deeper into a daily practice of prayer, connection, and self-reflection.

This resource is from Kate Bowler who is an author, speaker, and professor. Click here for more information about her. 
 Deacon Darcy Mittelstaedt (she/her/ella)
Bishop's Associate for Leadership & Lifelong Faith Formation

God's grace transforms & connects us 
WELCA, Immanuel Lutheran, Pflugerville
Our WELCA unit has recently been given a nice large room for ministry. Prior to this we used at least 4-5 places in the church complex for storage. Photos indicate how we are now able to consolidate and organize. Everything is now so efficient. We never have to take down and put up the quilting frame each time when used. The crafts and prayer shawls are in another room. If you are in the area please come by Immanuel to see our new space.
                                                                                                    Janelle Hebbe
                                                                                                    Unit President

Join Us At Our Gathering

We invite you to experience a life-changing event
with other bold women
of faith in September 2023.
LWR Ingathering 2023
Date:     Wednesday November 1st
Time:        9am - 2pm
Location:  St John Lutheran Church
                600 S Center Street
                 Marion Tx 78124

Please call Debbie at 210 415-0365
if you can help.

Thank you!! 
Click the link below to read the article:
Trinity Lutheran Victoria Quilters: 12 LADIES, 440 QUILTS FOR CHARITY

The Victoria Advocate spotlights a group of local ladies who churned out 440 colorful and expertly crafted handmade quilts in 2022 to donate to charities.
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