On this 1st Sunday in Lent we observe Holy Communion, remembering the sufferings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The communion service here is open to all who know Christ as personal Savior & Lord. Please join us as we worship Him!
Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday at 8:15 pm, preparing worship music for Lent and Easter, welcoming voices on all parts to participate!
Awana Club & Youth Group, Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Children age 3 through 5th grade meet in Awana Club. Grades 6 to 12 are included in the Youth Group.
A Sub & Sandwich Sale is announced, now through Feb.28th! Sandwiches will be made and delivered March 8th, 10:30 am until Noon. See bulletin insert.
Payments to Get on the Bus Are Now Past-Due for a trip to Sight & Sound Theater to see “JESUS” Tuesday, March 20th, 2018! This is a live production on the life of Christ! Cost of $125 includes the show, dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, and a seat on the bus! Make check payable to Church of the Cross.
Prayer Shawl/Lap Robe Ministry’s Next Meeting, February 24th – 10:00 am to Noon, at the home of Alicia Navratil, 1354 Kiner Blvd, Carlisle, PA. Anyone is welcome to participate in this on-going ministry.
A Church Membership Q & A has been re-scheduled for Sunday, March 4th, 9:30 am on the 2nd Floor of the Annex. Anyone interested, either in joining the Church, or learning more about The Wesleyan Church, is welcome to attend and participate.
A Ladies’ Retreat Is Announced for Tues., Mar. 6th, meeting at 11:00 am at the church for a day of fun and spiritual growth. A light lunch will be provided. Bring a friend to share this opportunity to learn and grow in your faith.
Ash Wednesday, February 14th, brings us into the Lenten season—following the steps of Jesus to the cross! Each one of us is challenged to take these weeks in Lent to deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Christ (Mark 8:34). May it be our desire increasingly to follow after Him! To deny yourself during Lent, try one or more of these:
▪Fasting one, or more, meals each week
▪Doing something for others in your neighborhood
▪Setting aside a specific time each day to pray
▪Reading God’s Word, maybe a specific Book of the Bible in Lent
▪Turning off the TV more intentionally
▪Denying yourself lunch, or a dessert, to support Global Partners
Women’s Prayer & Bible Study—2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 7:00 PM—open to any ladies who would enjoy an informal opportunity for conversation and prayer, and time in the Word of God. Join the group starting again on March 8th!
Ladies’ Lunch at Naomi’s Country Kitchen in Newburg, has been re-scheduled for Thursday, March 15th, leaving church at 10:30 am. Cost will be $20 each, includes the complete meal with beverage & dessert—all you can eat! All the food is made from scratch. Will need at least 15 participants! Invite a friend to join us!
Would You Be Willing to Serve as a Greeter? A sign-up sheet for this ministry is in the narthex, and there are several open spaces for volunteers. A warm and welcoming smile and handshake are all that is needed!
Church of the Cross commits to reach spiritually lost people in our zip codes by: (1) intentionally praying for the people in our zip codes, (2) generously giving for outreach and ministry to people in our zip codes, and (3) by becoming a “sending church” by 2020—sending out workers to do God’s work! Help us think & pray about what this will look like in Carlisle!