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Holy Cross News - May 18,2022


Summer Worship Schedule

  • Beginning Sunday, May 29 we will have one Sunday Service at 9 am. 

  • Live-stream and Dial-in participants can join us Sundays at 9 am.

  • Monday Evening Worship will remain at 6:30 pm



Annual Voters Meeting

Sunday, June 5 after the 9:00am Church Service

All voting members are encouraged to attend our annual voters meeting. Agenda items include:

-The 2022-2023 budget will be presented for adoption.

-Elections will be held for Boards and Committees


Lord's Supper Back to Normal

The Board of Elders and Worship Committee believe that it's time to return to distributing communion as we had prior to covid.  Beginning Sunday, June 5 communicants will be handed the bread and wine by the pastors, and then be dismissed as a group.  This will provide communicants a more personal application of the sacrament, as well as a time to ponder during the reception prior to being dismissed.


Endowment Fund

Thank you to those who have contributed to the Endowment Fund! How are we doing? As of May 13,

$21,375 has been donated. With the $21,375 match, the total amount added to the Endowment Fund

so far is $42,750.

The Endowment Fund was created in 1989 for Holy Cross to provide a perpetual source of income for

the congregation. Annually, the Endowment Fund Committee solicits suggestions from the various

church boards and committees on how the earnings for the year are to be spent. After reviewing the

requests, the Endowment Fund Committee presents the voters with a finalized request. There are

always more requests than can be funded in any one year. By increasing the Endowment Fund, more

projects will be able to be completed. Envelopes can be found in the Welcome Center and in your

church offering envelopes.


Thank You

'I would like to thank everyone for the cards and prayer during my recent hospitalization.' Steve Juve.


Memorial Day AMMO Can

Lutheran Military Support Group AMMO Can Campaign – As Memorial Day approaches, Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG) is seeking donations in support of our military men, women and their families. LMSG, a partnership of ELS and WELS veterans, is working to grow awareness of and bring Christian support to military members and their families in our congregations and beyond. By placing your gift in the AMMO can located on the countertop in the welcome center you are supporting the work of local congregations that are ministering to nearby military families, the WELS chaplain program, the MCP (Military Contact Pastor program training and more. Questions? Visit www.lutheranmilitary.org. THANK YOU for standing shoulder to shoulder with those serving our nation!!



Next New Member Bible Information Class

Monday, June 6th

Would you like to know what Holy Cross Lutheran Church believes, teaches and confesses? Our next Bible Information Class at Holy Cross begins on Monday, June 6th at 7:30pm (right after the Monday evening worship service). This class is designed to answer questions about what we believe at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. No obligations of any sort! The class will run 10 weeks, generally from 7:30 – 9:00pm. Contact us at mbartels@holycrossmadison.org or btweit@holycrossmadison.org or 249-3101 if you are thinking about attending the class or have any questions. 

Thanks, Pastor Bartels / Pastor Tweit 


Summer VBS

Tuesday, July 5th-Friday, July 8th from 9am to 11:30am

We are excited to host our summer vacation bible school! 

Road Trip: Route 3:16, is our theme this year.   

Ages 3 to 6th grade are welcome to attend.

Registration Form


VBS Supply List

As we prepare for VBS in early July, please consider donating the following:

  • 25-White Foam Sheets (size 12 x 18)

  • 5-6 Bags of Cotton Balls

  • Small Shiny Star Stickers

  • Bags of Sequins

  • Recipe Cards

  • Spring Action Clothespins (approx 60)

  • Empty Water Bottles

  • Manila File Folders (approx 20)

  • Colorful Construction Paper



VBS - Make an Impact

Vacation Bible School makes an impact on kids's lives.  How about helping make an impact this year!  VBS will be July 5-8th (Tuesday - Friday).  While we've already got most of our teaching staff, our craft leader and our music leader in place, they could use helpers.  If you're willing to help with crafts, music, recess or in the classroom, please email Jodi at frontoffice@holycrossmadison.org.  Thank you!


VBS - Snacks

Our Food Service Director will be providing our VBS snacks again this year.   If you would be willing to help by making a small monetary donation to help us purchase snacks for VBS, it would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you!


Weekly Offering Information 

General Offerings       Actual                 Budgeted           Difference

Last Week                   $11,050.95           $13,687.19          (-)2,636.24

Year to Date                $657,817.22         $615,923.55        (+)41,893.67



Confirmation Sunday

Sunday, May 22 at 10:30am

Prayer: Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank and praise you for your great goodness in bringing these your sons and daughters to the knowledge of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, and enabling them both with the heart to believe and with the mouth to confess his saving name. Grant that, bringing forth the fruits of faith, they may continue steadfast and victorious to the day when all who have fought the good fight of faith shall receive the crown of righteousness; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Cooper Brakmanis

Hayden Blatter

Jayden Brunner

Gracie Bunts

Joshua Dollard

Eva Fregien

Ellie Griffin

Emma Hermansen

Austin McCormick

Emily Morgan

Anthony Redd-Toalino

Sophia Rhyner

Gabriella Schauff

Noah Schauff


Holy Cross 8th Grade Graduates

Congratulations to this year's graduating class from Holy Cross!  Please keep them all in your prayers as they prepare to enter high school!

Cooper Gunars Brakmanis

Gracie Kaylee Bunts

Davidson James Dohner

Joshua Jason Dollard

Evalynn Joy Fregien

Fred Melchior Gallatin

Ellie Louise Griffin

Emma Kathleen Carol Hermansen

Mark Kenneth Kasbohm

Karson Allen McKinney

Emily Rae Morgan

Graci Marie Nicholson

Anthony G Redd-Toalino

Sophia Jane Rhyner

Gabriella Marie Schauff

Noah Caden Schauff

Cameron Allan Vogel





Holy Cross is looking for anyone who would like to volunteer time for light yard cleanup and ground maintenance around the Church building. This group would meet 2-3 times a year for general leaf clean out in the spring, deadheading plants mid-year, leaf clean up and cutting back plants in the fall. If you’re interested, even if you’ve let us know before, please send an email to Sherrie Oswald at sherrie2450@gmail.com. Include your name, phone number, email address, and weekday &  time of availability.




As the new Landscape Committee forms, Holy Cross will be needing gardening tools for volunteers to use. If anyone has these tools, used or new, that you are getting rid of we would love to have them! Or, if you really want to donate but don’t have the time to work, buying a new tool to donate would be wonderful. Items needed most are leaf rakes, bushel baskets, garden rakes, brooms, large dust pans, and hand tools. Also, a small wagon to pull behind a lawn tractor would be nice. In the past someone wanted to donate a riding mower/garden tractor, we could use one for tasks on property if someone in the future wants to donate one. Please put the tools by the side door to the garage and then tell someone in the office.  THANK YOU!



Bethany Spring  Choir Tour 2022

Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church

Monday, May 23rd @ 7:30 pm


Old-Fashioned Wisconsin Fish Fry with the Bethany Family!

Bethany alumni, parents, and friends in the Madison, Wisconsin area, please join us for the timeless tradition of a good old-fashioned Wisconsin Fish Fry on Friday, May 20 at the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. (Hilldale). This will be an enjoyable and exciting gathering with the Bethany Family, and we very much want you to be a part of it! 

A buffet will be served with beer-battered fish, French fries, coleslaw, mac-n-cheese, garden salad with dressing(s), clam chowder, garlic and herb roasted brussel sprouts and carrots, and rye bread or assorted dinner rolls. A cash bar will be available. Remarks will be shared by Bethany representatives, and a drawing will be held for official Bethany merchandise at the event.

Cost is $20 adults, $10 under 12, (five and under free). Please RSVP by Monday, May 16. Details and registration here: blc.edu/fishfry22

Questions: Please contact Jake Krier at Bethany with any questions about this event. He can be reached at 507-344-7519 or Jake.Krier@blc.edu. 


4th Annual Apologetics Seminar

Bethany Lutheran College, June 39-30th

Informational Flyer or visit www.blc.edu/apologetics2022


LYA Convention

Wednesday, July 27th through Monday, August 1st

Camp is for those who have completed grades 7 through 12.

Go to https://els.org/lya22/ for registration details.


Women’s Ministry Conference

July-21-23, 2022

Luther Prep

Watertown, WI

Sign-Up Here


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Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101
Email: frontoffice@holycrossmadison.org