Jesus said, “…the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” -Mark 10:44
Sunday, October 21
9:30 AM Church of the Cross Worship and Children’s Ministry
Loving Jesus, Serving Others
Serene Hills Elementary School; 3301 Serene Hills Drive in Lakeway
Texts in Worship: Isaiah 53:4-12; Mark 10:35-45
In KidsQuest: Being a Friend of Jesus at school
This week’s KidsQuest verse: Joseph said, “God sent me before you to make sure you’d survive and to rescue your lives in this amazing way. You didn’t send me here; it was God.” -Genesis 45:7-8a
The congregational meeting originally scheduled for after worship this Sunday has been moved to Sunday, October 28. Please plan to stay afterwards next Sunday to be part of this time together. Thanks!
Welcome to Jon Slimack, Youth Minister with Church of the Cross!
We’re pleased to announce that Jon Slimack has accepted a call to serve as Youth Minister with Church of the Cross! Jon brings to this ministry experience working with students and households, a heart for young people, and a passion to see students grow and mature in their faith. As youth minister, he’ll be ministering with students in grades six through twelve and their households. Jon begins his service with Church of the Cross on Sunday, October 28. We hope you’ll be with us next to welcome Jon, and greet him and his wife Jordan as they worship with the ECC!
ECC Response to area flooding
Many area communities have been affected by the recent rains and flooding. Here’s how the ECC is responding at the moment:
Prayer: With special intention, please place before the Lord those affected and displaced by the rain and floods.
Donations: We will funnel donations of materials through Austin Disaster Relief Network. Specific requests from ADRN are for new undergarments (all sizes for adults); new socks (all sizes for adults); baby bottles, formula, and diapers; inflatable mattresses; box fans; new bed pillows and new blankets. We are also invited to donate clean up supplies: Brooms; heavy duty mops and mop buckets; shovels; utility knives and leather work gloves; 30 gallon contractor black trash bags. To give an ADRN Care Kit Survivor Care Kit, please go to www.adrn.org/give and select the “Survivor Supply Registry” button. Items are listed online to build care kits at home.
Bring these items to worship, and we’ll get them to ADRN.
Service: We’ll stay in touch with ADRN and other groups about opportunities to help with clean-up. When we know more, we’ll pass on that information.
Safeguarding God’s People Training
9:00 AM to Noon in Room 208 of the Fellowship Building of Lakeway Church
To begin the Safeguarding God’s People certification process, please be in touch with our children’s minister, Emily Pellegrini, at email@example.com.
Thursday nights…Bible Study at Craig O’s
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on the second floor of Craig O’s Pizza and Pastaria
2501 RR 620 S. in Lakeway
Arrive at 6:30 to share a meal together; Study begins at 7:00 PM
We’re studying Paul’s First and Second Letter to the Thessalonians
Friday, October 26…
Men’s Bible Study First Gathering
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Hat Creek Burgers on 620, near the Oaks at Lakeway
Mobile Loaves and Fishes
Our next Mobile Loaves and Fishes journeys are:
Tuesday, November 7; 4:45 PM Truck Departure
Tuesday, November 21; 4:00 PM Truck Prep; 4:45 PM Truck Departure
Meet at the Spur Building of Lake Hills Church
Please let us know you’ll be participating in this ministry of sharing and fellowship by being in touch with our Office Administrator, Courtney Clark, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 3, 2018
Safeguarding God’s Children Training
Saturday, November 3; 9:00 AM to Noon at the Lakeway Church
Safeguarding is an essential ministry by which the ECC ensures we are the safest, most whole, and most life-giving community possible. To begin the certification processes for either Safeguarding God’s Children or Safeguarding God’s People, please be in touch Emily Pellegrini at email@example.com.
Daily Scripture Readings
Look for daily scripture readings and weekly prayers in your in-box this Monday morning!
November Worship Ministry Roster Preparation
We’re preparing the November Worship Ministry Roster. Please let Paul know any dates you are unable to serve at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Sunday, November 4
The Feast of All Saints
On the Feast of All Saints’ we remember with special intention the saints in our lives who have walked with us on our journey of faith. In particular, in our litany we remember those who have entered the Lord’s nearer presence this past year.
We’ll include a litany of the saints during our worship on November 4. Please let us know of persons you’d like remembered by being in touch with Courtney Clark at email@example.com.
Also…Holy Baptism on November 4…
All Saints is the celebration of God’s gift of the Church, the Community of Faith, stretching through space and time. It is a beautiful time for a baptism! If there is someone in your household to be baptized, please be in touch with Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.