As many of you are aware, the CDC has updated their guidance on masks and the Ohio Department of Health is allowing all of their Pandemic Orders to expire on June 2nd.
Because of these changes, at the May Elder's Meeting it was decided that beginning on June 6th Holy Cross will return to a more normal routine for worship.
The offering plate will remain in the Narthex. It will be taken up to the altar during the service, so please have your envelope in the plate before the offertory.
Holy Communion will be at the rail with the common cup again available.
We will be removing the restrictions for pews being left open and masks will not be required if you have been fully vaccinated.
For those not vaccinated you are still encouraged to wear a mask in order to keep yourself and others safe.
The recording of the service is no longer being done. You are engouraged to resume attending services.
Pastor Scheer and the Holy Cross Board of Elders
Sunday School meets each week after worship services to teach the good news of Christ’s life, death and resurrection to our children and youth. Sunday School begins with an opening devotion in the church sanctuary at 10:15, and then children are dismissed to classes ranging from pre-kindergarten to post-confirmation. Teachers employ some very fun and innovative techniques during classes, including play-acting, props, and crafts, that make lessons inviting and memorable. As part of the Sunday School curriculum, students also have the chance to perform Christmas and Easter pageants for the congregation. This is their opportunity to share their love for God with members of the congregation.
During the summer, most often in June, Holy Cross holds Vacation Bible School (VBS), a week-long program of Bible stories and learning. Holy Cross conducts VBS between 6:30 and 8:30 in the evening so that all family members have the opportunity to attend. VBS includes Bible study, singing, games, arts and crafts, and socializing, and is energizing for children and adults alike.
Holy Cross Heavenly Harvest Food Pantry is established to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of the poor and needy in our community in a dignified and supportive manner.
Holy Cross Heavenly Harvest Food Pantry is a faith based food pantry that raises awareness of the needs within the community and forges new relationships.
For more information or if you would like to visit our food pantry, email us at HeavenlyHarvestFoodPantry@yahoo.com.
If you are an older adult or retiree looking to foster friendships and also share time for service projects, the Amazing Grays is ideal for you. The Amazing Grays meet every 4th Tuesday of the month at 12:00 noon in the church’s annex building. Parishioners from other churches in the area are also welcome to attend. The Grays read devotions at every meeting and invite guest speakers who deliver entertainment, Information and advice on a variety of topics, including health concerns, safety, and insurance. In December, the Amazing Grays hold a Christmas party to have fun, socialize and collect gifts for needy children. In addition, the Amazing Grays plan occasional bus trips to relax and enjoy attractions away from the city.
The Amazing Grays serve the Holy Cross community by preparing and serving luncheons after funerals. It’s a comfort to grieving families to know there are friendly and helpful people handling this task for them.
To participate in the Amazing Grays, you don’t have to be over 55 years old - or have gray hair - all adults are welcome!
If you are a great social planner or organizer, then consider being an active member of Holy Cross Boosters. The Boosters organize and help set up the annual Easter breakfast, congregational picnic, dinners, and other special events. All members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church belong to the Boosters, but we also need leaders with great ideas and planning skills.
After worship services on Easter Sunday, you can enjoy a pancake and egg breakfast, and fellowship with congregational family and friends. The breakfast is sponsored by the Boosters and helps raise money for church projects.
Congregational Picnic and Dinners
Every year, Holy Cross holds a summer picnic sponsored by the Boosters and Sunday School. There is a church service at 10:00 a.m. followed by fellowship, fun and games. At various times during the year, the church may sponsor congregational dinners to socialize and raise funds for special projects.
Away In A Manger, arr. Fred Bock handbell setting by Janet B. Ives and Debra Ann Cotney
Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime
arranged by Nancy Hascall
Brightest and Best of the Stars
arranged by Barbara Kinyon
Lamb Of God
arranged by Michael Ryan
A Lenten Meditation
arranged by Andrew Bowen
and Julie Stone Cortez
The Lamb arranged by Susan E. Geschke
Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days arranged by Jason Krug
To Mock Your Reign
arranged by Jason Krug
Early Easter Morning
setting by Phyllis Schultz
A Joyful Noise
arranged by Douglas Wagner
They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
arranged by Susan E. Geschke
Be Thou My Vision
arranged by Jason Krug
Holy Cross supports a Christian day school. Since 1980, this school has offered students from kindergarten to 8th grade a high quality Christian education. The school’s mission is to lead children to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior while pursuing academic excellence. Many children graduating from 8th grade continue their secondary education at Lutheran West High School. The school offers: Full time state certified teachers, Daily Religion classes, Weekly Chapel Worship Services, Basic skills tutor, School Nurse, Speech Therapist, Computer instruction in all grades, Music program for band and chorus, Field trips for all grades K-8.
The school year begins in late August and runs through the first week in June. Contact School for tuition information. Cleveland scholarships are accepted, and other need-based scholarships are available as well. The school is a ministry of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Two new classrooms have been added, and are being used this fall!
We invite your children ages 3-5 to our Christian school to experience a partnership with parents in educating each child. Our entire faculty and staff appreciate the opportunity to partner with parents to tell children about our Lord and Savior, Jesus, who is our wonderful God.
Train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
We provide a nurturing, quality early childhood program that focuses on each child's social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual growth. Children engage in enjoyable, meaningful, age-appropriate activities. We have a course of study that incorporates Ohio's Early Learning Standards and state certified teachers that meet the highest qualifications. Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool is star rated by the Ohio Step Up to Quality program.
Sunday Service: 9 AM - traditional with communion
Sunday School: 10 AM
Office Hours: M—F 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Pastor: Reverend Michael D. Scheer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Principal: Reverend Michael D. Scheer (email@example.com)
4260 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, Ohio 44135
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