Prayer for Lent
Lord Jesus, our sacrificial Passover Lamb, graciously accept our imperfect praise for the perfect sacrifice you made for our sins. You suffered all so that we might inherit every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. As we follow you in spirit to Calvary, help us gladly bear whatever cross of suffering you choose to lay on us in this life. Constantly remind us of the cross you bore for our salvation. Let our crosses in life serve to remind us of our need for the great sacrifice you offered on Calvary for us and for all. Amen. (taken from Seasonal Prayer for Lent from Meditations)
Wednesday Lenten Services
Services will be at 3:30pm (In-Person Only) and 5:30pm (In-Person, Live Streamed & Phone)
The 5:30 service will also be recorded and available On Demand. Please note the service times.
The 3:30pm service is to accommodate school families and those who do not like to drive at night. The 5:30pm service is moved up from previous years and is earlier in the evening.
Our theme this year is 'The Hands of the Passion'
February 24 - Hands of Betrayal (Judas) John 13:21-30
March 3 - Hands of Misguided Zeal (Peter) John 18:4-11
March 10 - Hands of Hypocrisy (Caiaphas) Mark 14:55-65
March 17 - Hands of Brutality (Soldiers) Matthew 27:27-31
March 24 - Hands of Self-Preservation (Pilate) Matthew 27:15-26
Kathy Georgson has been extended a call to teach 6th grade and Spanish at Holy Cross. Currently she is teaching at Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin.
Andrew Schoenfeld has received a call to Peace Lutheran in Kissimmee to be a teacher and vice principal. Please keep Peace, Holy Cross, and my family in your prayers as I deliberate where best to serve the Lord and his flock.
Please keep all of these teachers and our school in your prayers as they deliberate where they can best use their God-given talents to serve in God's kingdom. Please share with them any advice of comments you may have. Thank you!
Help Get the Word Out!
If you've had a good experience at our School or Early Learning Center, we would encourage you to post a review on our Facebook page or on Google. Here are instructions on how to post reviews. Thanks!
To recommend and write a review for Holy Cross on Facebook, follow these steps:
1. Go to your Facebook account and search for Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School or
find it in your newsfeed.
2. Click the Recommendations or Reviews tab, typically it will be near the Home, Photos,
3. Click Yes to recommend the Page, usually found on the left side of the page
4. Select who you want to share the review with (we recommend public or your friends)
5. Write a Recommendation.
6. Click Post.
To write a review on Google, follow these steps:
1. Open google and search “Holy Cross Lutheran church Madison WI”
2. On the right side of the page, next to the results, a section with photos and links to the
website, directions should appear, scroll down to Reviews.
3. Click Write a review.
4. Rate Holy Cross by selecting 1 to 5 stars.
5. Add a review if you would like (optional).
6. Click Post.
The Google review can be repeated for Kid’s Crossing Early Learning Center.
Singing in Church
The Church Council resolved at it's February meeting to continue a gradual reintroduction of singing into our church services. As more and more members are being vaccinated, and the CDC is no longer listing masked, socially distanced singing as high risk, the Church Council is eager to work toward the goal of the congregation singing a couple of hymns for Easter! Here's the plan:
February 28: After the announcements, sing "Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow."
March 7: Before the Benediction sing a hymn
March 14: Before the Benediction sing a hymn
March 21: After the sermon sing a hymn
March 28: After the sermon sing a hymn
April 4: Easter: Sing a hymn before and after the sermon
Weekly Offering Information
General Offerings Actual Budgeted Difference
Last Week $12,034.72 $13,524.00 (-)$1,489.28
Year to Date $456,420.22 $432,759.36 (+)$23,660.86
Peru Jungle School Mission $11,000.00
India Mission $5,000.00
Congratulations to Ellie Griffin
Holy Cross seventh grader Ellie Griffin finished 8th place at the City of Madison Spelling Bee Competition! The top 10 will be honored and recognized at the Madison Rotary Club in March Meeting. Congratulations to Ellie and her family!
Ladies Aid March Meeting
Ladies Aid will meet Thursday, March 4, 1:00 pm at Holy Cross. With the most recent Dane County order, up to 25 unrelated people can meet indoors if food and drink are provided. A packaged dessert will be provided along with bottled water for this meeting. Masks must be worn and there must be social distancing. Contact Patty Horstmeier (email@example.com) or 608-318-1119 with questions or concerns. Hope to see you there!
Bingo Night Update
Want a chance to get to know other Holy Cross members while simultaneously showing off your bingo skills? The Membership Development Board is excited to announce that we have rescheduled our Bingo Night to an in person event on Friday, March 5th at 6pm! We will be following the current Dane county ordinance that allows up to 50 socially distanced Bingo players in the church cafeteria. Bingo Night will feature several games of bingo and prizes are available to the winner of each game! If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people from your family that will be attending. A sign up sheet will also be available in the narthex of the church. Sign up before it's too late!
Sunday, July 11 - Friday, July 16
Camp Rise will be at Camp LuWiSoMo, near Wild Rose, WI
Go to www.camprise.org to find details about the event as well as digital copies of the poster, registration, health forms and what to bring form. With the ever changing status of COVID-19, it is impossible to predict exactly how things will be this summer. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and will implement appropriate social distancing practices as needed. These practices may include having students sit with their own cabins at lunch, wearing masks at times, limiting the number of cabins in the shower house at a time, etc. As Camp draws closer we will have a better idea if/what adjustments will need to be made.
Lakeside Lutheran Grand Event Fundraiser - Covid Style
Each year, Lakeside reaches out to local businesses who so generously donate items for our annual auction. This year, many small business owners are, understandably, not able to donate.
That’s why your Lakeside Lutheran Grand Event committee is asking all Federation churches and schools to fill in this year. Might your school, church, men’s Bible study, women’s group, or another group consider donating an item, a basket, or even funds for us to assemble a basket in your name?
Our sign up genius page (bit.ly/GEbaskets) has lots of ideas to get you thinking. Please sign up so we know we can count on you.
Please deliver the baskets to Lakeside by March 5—or contact us to arrange pick-up by emailing email@example.com.
P.S. By the way, if you are interested in attending this year's open house event that will be held at The Hay Loft (the barn venue out behind Dave's Turf and Marine on East Gate Dr. near Watertown), keep an eye on llhs.org/grandevent where the link to purchase tickets is live and can be purchased now.
The Center for Christian Counseling - Hiring
Long-term, full time position; Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30 pm
Solid Christian testimony; highly confidential position.
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, detail-oriented.
Submit resume to:
4868 High Crossing Blvd, Madison WI 53704
Bethany launching first graduate program
Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce the addition of the institution’s first-ever master of arts degree program. The new graduate-level course of study is in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC).
Read the full article by clicking this link: Bethany News Release Flyer
ELS Job opportunities in Eau Claire
Early Childhood director and teaching positions available! Concordia Lutheran Church (ELS) of Eau Claire is looking for an Early Childhood Director and several teachers as they start up a new early childhood center beginning in the Fall of 2021. If you know anyone in the Eau Claire area who may be interested, let them know, and have them send their resume to:
Concordia Lutheran Church
Attn: Charlie Walters, Education Board Chair
3715 London Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Questions? Call Charles Walters, Concordia School Board Chair at 715-82
BHO/Apologetic Monthly Newsletter
BHO/Apologetic March 2021
ELS & WELS Singles Facebook Group
If you're single (unmarried, divorced, widowed) and looking to socialize, make friends, or enjoy fellowship with other singles who share your faith, we encourage you to join our Facebook group! Our group consists of over 400 members with ages ranging from 18-65+. We're an active group who loves sharing Biblical encouragement, prayers, Lutheran memes, personal victories, and talking about food. Our page is full of discussion posts and we hold weekly video hangouts on Sunday evenings. We'd love to have you join us.
Lutheran Singles Online
Lutheran Singles Online is a place to meet other single Lutherans (especially ELS & WELS Lutherans.) Geared more toward one-on-one and long term relationships, this site provides a way to connect with others through profile pages and messages.
Next Thoroughly Lutheran Series: From the 1st to the 21st Century
You know about Peter, Paul, and Luther. But what about those other people like St. Jerome, St. Augustine, Joan of Arc, John Calvin, and C.F.W. Walther? And where did all those popes come from anyway? How the church got from the time of the apostles to today is a fascinating story. It involves Atilla the Hun, throwing ambassadors out of windows, what really happened at the Council of Nicaea, and things that are really strange. Dr. Eggert is teaching, but he promises that there will be no deep theology in this class. What is even better, the book for the course (Christian, Lutheran, Confessional) only costs $5.00. So, get out of your house for a few evenings before the walls close in on you and join an interesting romp through history. The classes will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursdays at Peace beginning March 11 and at 6:30 on Sundays at Eastside beginning March14, and you can switch between them if you like. There will be only 8 sessions so that we will be done by mid-May. Please sign-up by calling 608-837-5346 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twice is Nice Retail Store News, March 2021
Shop: March is when we change seasons! In preparation for this, 50% storewide clothes runs March 11-20. Come find those winter super-bargains for next year! Summer clothes begin to hit the sales floor Monday, March 22. We’re easy-to-find and open Mondays-Saturdays from 10-4 PM: just a minute east on the Hwy 18 exit off the 26 bypass at 907 W. Racine St., next to the Jefferson Piggly Wiggly.
Volunteer: Talk to someone you recognize from the following list and ask how easy and fun it is to help. No expertise required. Thank you to recent new volunteers: LLHS students Aree Huwe (St. Paul, Marshall) Noah Wagner (St. Matthew’s, Janesville); college student Nathan Wagner; and Lois Bartelt, Greg Buxa (Immanuel, Farmington), Jim Huwe, Mark Wagner, Brenda Pillard (St. Matthew, Oconomowoc). We need you too! Back door Saturday help sign up remains active at bit.ly/3gXi3Ei to volunteer for one or more 3-hour Saturday shifts (10–1 or 1–4 pm).
Donate! Our doors are open to your donations especially during these cold days when donations are down. Bring clean and saleable donations to the door behind the store from 10-3:30 any day we are open. Questions? Call 920-674-6868, ask for the day manager. Items that cannot be accepted are TVs, computer monitors and printers, large appliances, , VHS tapes/movies, console pianos/stereos/sewing machines, mattresses/box springs, treadmills, organs, paint.
LLHS FEDeration CONnection
March 2021 Edition