A new sermon series will begin at Holy Cross on October 8 entitled “SOLA!” based on a recent book by author Heather Choate Davis & Leann Luchinger. On this 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, the series will examine the Reformation Motto, “Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura” (Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone). We will celebrate and to thank God for working through Martin Luther and the other reformers to help the church get back to the Bible. Books with study guides will be available for purchase in October.
Reformation 500th Anniversary Events (Central Indiana)
Holy Cross Lutheran Church Indianapolis Reformation Festival Worship
October 28 & 29, 5:30p, 8:30, 10:45 & 11:00 a.m.
Central Indiana Reformation Service
The Indiana Central Region of the LCMS celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is Sunday, October 29 at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Carmel at 3:00 p.m. Make your plans to be part of this historic celebration.
The Ministry Staff of Holy Cross could use your talents, interests, & expertise. We have identified some areas of ministry that need tweaking and have formed 3 Focus Groups to discuss them.
- Community Experience (First Impressions, facilities & community)
- Worship Planning & Theming (future worship experiences)
- Digital Engagement (extending our reach through the various online media)
Interested in participating? Or wish to know more? Contact Director of Community Relations, Angela Dant (email@example.com, x222)
The online registration form is up and running, so be one of the first to register to get a free T-shirt!
ALL of the registration costs go to support “The Sharing Place” food pantry and they are in much need of money & food items to care for those less fortunate.
To register TODAY, go to www.hclc.info/5k
Join us for a Night of Fun
Euchre Night is always a fun evening. The next will be held on Saturday, October 14, 7:00p.m. $5/person.
To signup, add your name to the list at the Welcome Center.
Grief Support Group
“GriefShare” is a weekly seminar designed to offer practical advice, support and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Faith-based guidance in getting through the pain and rebuilding your life is provided through insightful videos and discussion with others who are grieving. A 12-week Fall GriefShare group is being organized. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Paulette Carson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-823-5801, x228) and indicate whether you prefer a daytime or evening meeting time.
It’s never too late to participate in the Study of God’s Word. Even after the class has begun, you’ll still benefit from what is shared. Come and discover what God has in mind for you and the world.
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
- The Basics of the Christian Faith: Christianity 101 Discover Holy Cross Series, led by Pastor Sattler (Room 207). It’s where you start at Holy Cross.
- Esther led by Michelle Searcy (Room 109).
- Counter Culture led by Scott Jung (Room 201).
- Children’s classes are held as well! All about BUGS!
For details about each class CLICK HERE
Everybody enters Door 4
- A Man Named Martin led by Pastor Sattler in the Great Room.
- The Book of Exodus led by Pastor McClean (STARTS September 10) in Room 133.
- 5 Things You Can Do led by Scott Jung in Room 201.
- Skeptics Say the Darndest Things led by Youth Director Brandon Grelle, in Room 202
- Sunday School for all children
Don’t miss out on Fathom Sunday School EVERY Sunday starting in the Worship Center @ 9:45!
Preschool: Room 125
Kindergarten and 1st: Room 123
2nd and 3rd : Room 122
4th and 5th Room 122
6th thru 8th Room 141
“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
FaTHoM Sunday School News and Notes
Parents, please note this schedule for your FaTHoM Sunday Schoolers:
• October 8: 6 Week Celebration!!!*
• Nov 26: Thanksgiving Weekend – YES! There is Sunday School. (And a 6 Week Celebration!!!)
• December 17: Sunday School Christmas Program
• December 24 & 31: No Sunday School
*What’s a 6 Week Celebration!!! ? Every 6 Weeks, we’ll pause our regular lessons to celebrate together, earn prizes, play games, sing songs, eat snacks, do a craft and learn a new quarterly Bible verse. Feel free to join us – we really do have a good time!
Text us your favorite childhood (or adulthood!) Sunday School teacher’s name at 317 625 6825 (Katie Soffietti – or call!) Or email Danielle at Clark4Prez@att.net
🎶 MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES ♬
Holy Cross Orchestra
If you are an experienced instrumentalist, high school age or older, you are invited to be part of the Holy Cross Orchestra which will hold rehearsals on Sunday, October 15th, and Sunday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. in the Music Room (Room #109) in preparation for our Reformation celebration on Sunday, October 29th. Contact Paul Groth at email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer Brunch and Sign-Up Weekend – October 7 & 8
Another opportunity for volunteering and appreciation for those who already are volunteering will come NEXT WEEKEND, October 7 & 8. This opportunity to sign up as a volunteer will be happening in our Worship Center narthex as well as in The Crossing that weekend, along with extra food goodies to say “thank you” to those who presently volunteer and to encourage others to volunteer for the various groups which make ministry possible here at Holy Cross. Displays and representatives will be in both the Narthex area and The Crossing to answer questions and provide information about these service possibilities.
Our Sunday Creative Praise Worship Service is being live-streamed each weekend on Facebook.
You can participate when you’re out of town by logging in at 11:00a.m. Go to www.hclc.info/live
Or use your Holy Cross APP
It’s also available later in the day if that works better in your Sunday schedule.
The Ladies’ Aid of St. John Lutheran Church and School
nvite you to join us on Thursday Oct. 12th at 1:00 pm. Deen Albert from POBLO International Ministries will be here to speak to us. Deen Albert will be sharing his story of conversion from Islam to Christianity. POBLO Ministries “believes in one Gospel message that transcends cultures, yet we recognize that the way the message is delivered must vary in order to resonate with diverse groups of people. We strive to make our work as effective as possible through cultural relevancy.” We would love to have you join us at 1 pm In the Dwelling Place and then stay for finger desserts.
St. John Lutheran Church and School
6630 Southeastern Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Zion Lutheran Church New Palestine, “German Fest” is on Saturday, October 7th from 11:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m. As we celebrate 500 years of the Reformation, the committee is providing a day of celebrating and fun at the German Fest this year. The German Fest will take place in the front parking lot of Zion. Look for the tent, join your friends, and enjoy the fun for part of the day or the entire day.
Volunteer Sign Up Lists
Opportunities to assist with weekend worship can be found online at:
Ushers: CLICK HERE
Children’s Church: CLICK HERE
Child Care (Nursery): CLICK HERE
Acolytes: CLICK HERE
Greeters: CLICK HERE
Readers: CLICK HERE
Creative Praise Worship Help: CLICK HERE
ALL of these links can be found on our website at www.hclc.info/volunteer
Volunteering in worship is a great way to Connect, Nurture & SERVE! First time volunteers will be trained. Questions? Click reply.