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Weekly Update 10/10/2018

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“This is the day the Lord has made…Rejoice!”Psalm 118


FaTHoM Wednesday Breaks

There will be NO FaTHoM Wednesday classes this next week, October 17, due to Fall Break for most of the participants. We WILL meet on October 24, and then take ANOTHER break on October 31, for Halloween.

Holy Cross annual 5K Run, October 27.

Support The Sharing Place Food Pantry by participating in the “Neighbors Sharing with Neighbors” 5K Run/Walk at Holy Cross Saturday October 27, 2018. 
Holy Cross has held our annual 5K Run/Walk since 2003 to benefit those in need. This is a community family event that is timed but most participants just enjoy the fellowship and the opportunity to make an impact on the community. Families, children, and a few dogs participate in this fun morning! The course route wanders through the neighborhoods just north of Holy Cross (Highlands at Geist). Download the map here. Registration fee is $10/person, $30/family, and the first 100 registrants receive a free Holy Cross 5K Run/Walk T-shirt.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Euchre Night

You’re invited to our fall Euchre Tournament! Come to the Holy Cross Gym on Saturday, October 13th at 7 pm. Cost is just $5 per person which will be collected at the door. Please sign up so that we have an idea of numbers attending and can purchase enough supplies, refreshments, snacks and door prizes. You can sign up at or at the Welcome Center in the Great Room.  Any questions ask Susan Muhl at or the church office at (317) 823-5801 x225.

Special Voters Meeting – October 14 10:00am

The Voter’s Representative Board (VRB) of Holy Cross has called a Special Voters Assembly meeting for THIS SUNDAY, October 14, at 10:00a.m. in the Worship Center. Go to The Crossing for the Volunteer Sunday event (see below) and then join us in the Worship Center.
The Special meeting will include 2 agenda items:

  1. The approval of a Job Description for a Divinely Called Director of Christian Education (DCE). To read the Job Description prior to the meeting, copies are available at the Welcome Center, or you may download a copy: CLICK HERE.
  2. The VRB has spent the last year working on editing the Constitution & Bylaws of Holy Cross. Policies & Procedures were clarified, regrouped, and many grammar correction were made. To make it official it will need to be approved by the Voters Assembly. We are required to introduce it with a “First Read” and then, at a subsequent meeting, it can be approved. This meeting will be the “First Read”. Copies are available for download HERE, or at the Welcome Center desk now and also at the meeting.

Volunteer Sunday Event

Volunteer Appreciation and Sign-Up Sunday will take place in The Crossing THIS Sunday, October 14th.  Food goodies will be available to honor and thank our volunteers, and also sign-up tables will be set up to inform and to encourage others to be a part of the volunteer experience at Holy Cross.  If your volunteer group would like to participate by having an information table that morning,  please contact Paul Groth at

There will be no Adult Studies that morning. There WILL be Sunday School for the children.

Holy Cross Mission Team in Port Arthur Texas

Please keep our Mission Team and the people still recovering from Hurricane Henry in your prayers this week.  Cleanup work in Texas will be a 5-10 year recovery effort.  The eye of the storm went over Port Arthur and many people are still in the rebuilding process.  Here is our Team: Jan Aikman, Sherry Brown, Gary and Kim Chmielewski, Matthew Clark, Kathy Dalla Costa, Tom and Rachel Engler, Josh Heideman, Clara Lehman, Bill Martikke, David McClean, Dave and Linda Olson, Jason Woodruff and Daniel Halliday, Gary Wilkie and Laren Zeeck.
(The boat is where Dave & Linda Olson now live in Houston Texas)

Here is an Opportunity to Make a Difference

Volunteer Sunday

Our Volunteer Appreciation Brunch and Volunteer Sign Up will occur in The Crossing this Sunday, October 14  to honor our volunteers. THANK YOU to those who have volunteered in the past and continue to do so. We will also have an array of Volunteer Opportunities on display in The Crossing all morning. Visit the displays, partake of some of the goodies, and sign up to serve.  If you need display space, and have not as yet signed up to reserve space, please contact Paul Groth at as soon as possible.


Do you have a couple hours a month, or occasionally during the year, to help deliver meals and brighten a senior’s day? Holy Cross members have been delivering Meals on Wheels to seniors who live near church, in the Fort Ben area, etc. for several years. We are looking for more volunteers to help deliver meals (approximately 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) along with a smile on the third Monday of each month as well as the fifth Monday during four or five months of the year. Please contact Kathy Dalla Costa with questions or to sign up to volunteer at 317-941-3599 or

Other Volunteer Help needed:

Child Care during worship and during the Christian Education Hour on Sunday mornings. To sign up, go to
And Children’s Church during worship. To raise your hand to help, email Worship Director Paul Groth (


The Holy Cross Orchestra will hold its next rehearsal next Sunday, October 21, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 109 in preparation for performing at our Reformation celebration on October 28. Anyone with instrumental experience, brass, percussion, strings, or woodwinds, high school age or older, is invited and encouraged to participate.  Questions?  Contact Paul Groth at
Holy Cross Women’s Choir will be singing in 8:30 and 10:45 worship services on Sunday, October 21.  Any female vocalist, high school age or older, is welcome to participate. A brief rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at 8:30 p.m. in the Worship Center with another practice opportunity on Sunday, October 21, at 8:10 a.m. in Room 143. Contact Paul Groth for more information at

FaTHoM Wednesday Meals

To order a meal for Wednesday FaTHoM
Pizza is $3.50 & Chick-fil-A is $5.00.
If you have any questions or just want to make sure your order is correct, feel free to call Susan Muhl in the church office at (317) 823-5801 x225 or email her at Don’t forget to place your order by 11:00 pm on Tuesday of the week you want food. Thank you for your patience while we transition to the new system!

FamJam Parenting Workshop

November 3, 9:00am-1:00pm
$5/adult $5/child

We want to support parents in their responsibility to raise their children in “the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4)
FamJam is here to help!  
This morning event includes three session times where you choose from fifteen speakers presenting on a variety of topics. The topics will benefit anyone who cares for children.
Bring the whole family!  There are fun activities for all the kids, including Camp Lakeview for the 4th-8th graders.
Lunch is included.  Visit the website to check out the presenters and to register!
If you’re willing to help with children’s activities, please contact Anna Stachel at (317)446‑3175.
HERE is a VIDEO all about FamJam

Are you able to help get the word out about FamJam?

Do you work somewhere that would allow you to display a poster or brochures? Maybe your neighborhood clubhouse? Your gym? Posters & brochures are available at the Welcome Center desk. Take as many as you need. We have plenty. This event is for the whole community!

Are you on Facebook?

Share the FamJam Event on Facebook with your friends.
Go to
and click “share”. Be sure to signup yourself!

“20 Somethings”

Are you in your 20’s and interested in meeting other 20-somethings from Holy Cross? Join the 20-Somethings group on October 24th for a Broad Ripple restaurant tour. We will meet at Holy Cross at 6:00pm and carpool to Broad Ripple. Contact Emily (317-439-7144) for restaurant locations if coming after 6pm.

FaTHoM Trunk or Treat is October 24thPlease join us for some Bible-themed fall fun on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.! Regularly scheduled Wednesday FaTHoM classes meet as usual; students will end their classes early and report to the Crossing to begin “Trunk or Treat.” Adult FaTHoM guides will lead their groups through the parking lot and meet back in the Crossing at 7:25 p.m. for costume judging. This would be a good evening to invite family and friends who aren’t normally at FaTHoM to join us, both for the lesson and for the Trunk or Treat time. For more information for parents and children, click here…..

Stephen Ministry Caring Ministry

We are planning a Stephen Ministry Training Session in January 2019. Are you interested in Stephen Ministry? Want to know more? CLICK HERE. Or contact Sherry Brown (


We need some volunteers to help with the development of a new Holy Cross Photo Directory. The last one was 5 years ago. A lot has changed! Lots of new faces around here! Serving on the Directory Committee is a great way for our newest members (and our oldest ones!) to meet your other Holy Cross family members. Willing to help? Contact Church Secretary, Lynn Conlin or call 317-823-5801 x221.


In your prayers, please remember:
• Allie Muhl & Shane Green who were joined in Christian marriage last weekend,
• Jason Duff & Cathleen Buckland to be join ed in Christian marriage this Saturday.
• For our mission team helping with the hurricane recovery in Port Arthur Texas this week.
• For the Call Committee seeking a new Director of Christian Education, that they would be open to God’s leading to select the candidate He has already divinely chosen to serve.
• For our Kairos Prison Ministry Team spending this weekend in prison bringing Jesus to the offenders.
• Edie DelCecato undergoing a procedure this week.
• Carol Jacobson recovering from surgery AND facing another procedure
• Rex Bucher recovering from hip replacement surgery.
• Those in longterm care: Thelma Pontius, Sally Beck, Margaret Ellis, Sue Gardin, Pauline Jefferson, Dora & Gunter John,  Doreen Quammen.
• Those who are struggling with cancer: Ed Boon, Jan Gillespie, Jill Goeglein…
as well as… a friend of Katie Soffietti; a friend of Vicki Hinton; a friend of the Speddings, sister-in-law of Carol Young; cousin of Denisa Hanania; the mother of Becky McLear; Steve Walton’s niece;  sister of Dave Clark.
• For the protection of those who serve to protect us.
• For those who serve in our defense in the military, including those who currently serve from our midst:
Andrés & Marco Alejos, Mandy Braasch, Nathaniel Eakins, Kelsey Geiger, Craig Hall, Jacob & Jan January, Andrew Rauscher, Bobby Reeves, Hamilton Rencurrel, Hunter Rogers, Connor Searcy, Justin Scheumann, Chris Slade, Brian Welsh, & Zac Wehmeyer.

Do you wish to add someone to the Prayer List? Just click “reply” and fill us in on the details, and then be sure to update us on their condition/situation. 
Serve Him with Joy!
Pastor Sattler


In the Community
Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hiring addition staff for our Children’s Care program.  We are looking for dedicated adults who desire to serve God by serving families through caring for children.  There are opportunities to work up to 30 hours a week.  Trinity Children’s Care provides care and education for children 6 weeks old to 5 years old.  If you or someone you know are interested in hearing more details please contact Matt Riley, Trinity Lutheran School principal, at 317-897-0243 or by email  God bless your week!


Jokes from a joke contest. You be the judge if they’re funny.

My dog had a bad case of fleas. So I took him to the vet.
The doctor told me, “I’m going to have to put him down.”
I said, “What? Just because he’s got fleas?”
“No,” the doctor said, “because he’s so heavy.”

So grateful somebody invented window blinds…
Or it would be curtains for all of us!

“Daddy, I inherited my intelligence from you, didn’t I?”
“That’s right my clever girl!”
“That makes sense, because mommy still has hers.”



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