Ministry Highlights: September 2018

Adult Luncheon


Our Fall launch started with a delicious luncheon banquet at Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille for our Adult Fellowship Ministry. 20 people gathered to enjoy a time of connecting and conversation. This ministry meets four times per year and is a time for our adults to get together for a time of food and fellowship. Our Christmas Luncheon is scheduled for December 18th at Main Street Pub in Allendale - we would love for you to join us!


-Kelli McCready,

Grand Rapids Youth Ministry – Camp Concordia Service Day

12 Holy Cross students and 3 adult leaders joined 25 other adults and students from 4 other Lutheran churches for the first Grand Rapids Youth Ministry Servant Event. They traveled to Camp Concordia where they helped put in large drains pipes for a mountain bike trail. “Messy, buggy, hot, hard work” were the words used by adult leader Nancy Lentner on her Facebook update describing the service day.
It was great to struggle alongside students as we dug in the mud and cut through roots all the while dodging swarms of mosquitoes. These opportunities to serve provide a great chance to build community among students and adult leaders.

-DCE Jim Hueseman,

Fall Launch

September 9 marked Holy Cross’ launch of our fall programs – for children, youth and adults. We started with a celebration of our oneness in Jesus as we gathered in the sanctuary that day. In addition to hearing about our desire to share the undeserved love of Jesus in all we do this fall, we were also challenged to walk with each other in that process – experiencing community in Jesus.
Following our orientation, we created the first “Holy Cross” in the sanctuary – see the video of this great piece of art. See if you can spot your place in the cross. This cross truly represents Holy Cross at its' best - focusing on the cross of Jesus and doing that together in celebration and sharing.
If you were not part of the Fall Launch, fear not. You are welcome to join at any point to continue or start your journey in following Jesus.
-Dennis Dressler,

Selah + Potluck

On September 9, around 100 members of Holy Cross joined together for a good ol' fashioned potluck in the Mission Hall.  Each family brought a different main dish, side dish, or dessert to share.  Many that attended said a potluck was something they missed at Holy Cross and hope to have more of them in the future.
After the potluck, they all gathered to sing and pray at Selah {a night of praise + prayer}.  It was a great way to start our program year.  If you're bummed you missed out on the potluck, we are having another one on October 14th at 6pm in the Mission Hall! We'd love for you to join us as we eat together and sing some hymns at Selah!
-Johanna Dexter,

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