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Holy Cross News - September 21, 2022



Pastor Tweit’s Last Day

Pastor Tweit's last Sunday at Holy Cross will be October 23.  After the second service on that Sunday, please plan on joining us for a farewell to the Tweits.  Mark your calendar, and watch for more information.


Endowment Fund

Have you looked at the Endowment Fund board lately? Check it out! As of August 28, $28,455 has been donated. With the matching funds, $56,910 has been added to the Endowment Fund. We’re over half-way to our goal! The deadline for the matching funds is the end of December 2022. When you give to our endowment fund beyond your regular giving, you help build a church that lasts. Since only a portion of the fund is used each year, what you give grows. And what grows sustains our mission as a permanent source of support. In addition to the envelopes in the Welcome Center and in your church offering envelopes, contributions can be made online by going to the Holy Cross website. Click on Donate, then click Online. The Endowment Fund is one of the donation choices.


Seniors, Join us for Christmas at Palace Theater

The Senior Ministry Committee has reserved 25 tickets for the Palace Theater in the Dells for a meal and Christmas feature.  We've reserved for Wednesday November 9th  We will have tables front floor.  Arrival time is 11:30 which is when they start serving the meal and the show starts at 1:00, dessert is served during intermission.  Cost $60.   Please see the sign up sheet at the Welcome Center, and watch for more information!


ELS Women’s Mission Rally Sign-Up

Sign-up in narthex to attend the ELS Women’s Mission Rally on Oct. 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Bend, WI.Registration deadline is October 1.  Please give or send donations to the rally to Diane Baxter, 771 Timber Ridge Dr., Oregon, WI.


Kids Crossing Job Opportunities: Contact Linda Grennan at lgrennan@holycrossmadison.org for more info!

Infant Assistant teacher - afternoons Monday - Friday

1 year old assistant teacher - full time

2 year old assistant teacher - full time

3 year old lead teacher

3 year old assistant teacher

4 year old lead teacher



Our next landscape committee meeting will be Oct. 6th from 3:30-5:30.

We will be getting the Church and School grounds ready for winter by cutting back perennials, pruning shrubs and leaf clean up.

We would love to have you come and help even if you are not a committee member. If you need more information, please feel free to contact me at sherrie2450@gmail.com.  Or just join us on the 6th!   Please bring gloves and any tools that you may need to work with.  THANK YOU! 


Fall Harvest at Schuster’s Playtime Farm 

(on 12/18 between Madison and Cambridge)

Friday, September 30th from 5:00pm - 8:30pm

This is for all families of Holy Cross Church & School and Kids Crossing. Enjoy an evening with Potluck, Hayride (1 hayride at 5:30pm) and Bonfire!

Last Names A-M bring a salad                       Last Names N-Z bring a dessert

BBQ’s and Hot Dogs will be provided.

OPTIONAL Activities and Cost:

·         Pet animals & play on wooden play structure – free

·         Large corn maze - $7.00/person

·         Haunted forest - $22.00/person [NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 11]

Sign up here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4EAFAD2FA7FF2-fall

Weekly Offering Information 

General Offerings       Actual Budgeted Difference

Last Week                         $11,933.26             $14,904                 (-)$2,970.74

Year to Date                     $141,614.53           $163,942.35         (-)$22,327.82



Bethany Auxiliary meeting on November 1, 2022

The Madison Area Bethany Lutheran College Auxiliary will meet at Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church (2633 Church St. Cottage Grove, WI) on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Our meeting will begin with a delicious dessert and then Don Westphal, from the Advancement Department at Bethany, will be giving us the latest news from our college. Men and women are all invited and urged to attend.



Who - For youth grades 7-12

What - Fall Teen Retreat

Where - Living Waters Bible Camp, Westby WI

When - Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16

Why - For teens to be uplifted in their faith, connect with other teens and get away for a bit in God’s beautiful creation.

How much - $120

The brochure and registration information with all the details are available at www.abidingshepherd.org/retreat


Agrace Seeks Volunteers in Dane County

Volunteers are needed to assist customers, operate the cash register and sort donations at the Agrace Thrift Store; pack donated items in donors’ homes for the thrift stores’ Donation Transportation Service; or provide companionship to clients at the Agrace Adult Day Center.  Agrace will host orientation for new volunteers Tuesday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Madison campus. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (608) 327-7163 or visit Agrace.org/Volunteer and fill out an application.


Multi-Congregational Bible Study

We hear a lot of things called “Christian” in American society, but some of them sound a little fishy. How can lay Christians know whether what they are being told is really what it claims to be? Rev Jonathan Fisk has written a book with the title Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules that Every Christians Ought to Break as Often as Possible that can be of help in sorting out true and false views of Christianity.  Dr. Arthur Eggert will lead a 9-week class at 6:30 pm on Thursday evenings beginning September 15. The live sessions will be held at Peace Lutheran in Sun Prairie and will be 90 minutes long. If you cannot attend in person, you can join the class online or view the recorded sessions later. All the necessary information for registering and attending is available on the Online Classes page of the In Terra Pax website www.interrapaxlp.com. Necessary information, class notes, and session videos will be updated on this website on a weekly basis.


Bethany Lutheran College Auxiliary Day

Bethany Lutheran College looks forward to hosting Bethany National Auxiliary Day on Monday, September 26, 2022. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Bethany faculty and students about the new and exciting things happening at BLC. The group will also take part in the annual business meeting where auxiliary members vote on projects to support. Lunch will include updates from the synod and seminary presidents, Glenn Obenberger and Timothy Hartwig.


The Center for Christian Counseling, Consultation & Training Presents:

Healthy Solutions to Physical, Emotional, Relational & Spiritual Pain

Dr. Linda Mintle is a national speaker, blogger, radio host and best selling author of 20 books. With nearly 30 years of clinical practice as a therapist and coach, her current clinical and academic efforts are being directed toward the development of an interprofessional approach to pain and management. Linda brings a common sense approach to people who want to live in positive health.

When: Saturday, October 29th

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: DoubleTree Hotel: 4402 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Register & Pay: https://www.christiancounselingmadison.com/

Advanced Registration: $50/person by August 31st

Regular Registration:  $75/person by September 30th

Registration after October 1st: $100/person



Bethany Fall Festival – A Homecoming Weekend:  September 23-25

All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to be a part of this special weekend. Events include activities for all ages. 

  • BLC Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

  • Theatre Physics

  • Athletic contests

  • BLC Viking 5K/Little Viking Fun Run

  • Inflatable games and children's activities

  • Bethany Book & Craft Fair

  • B-Town Drumline

  • Live music and entertainment

  • Tailgating party and hog roast

  • BLC Concert Band

  • Presentation of Exceptional Service to Bethany Award

  • Social at the Mankato Brewery

  • Worship service with the Bethany Choir

  • Breakfast at Bethany

  • Music recital in memory of Ruth Wilde Gullixson Webber

Find out more here: https://blc.edu/event/2020-bethany-fall-festival-homecoming/



A Chance to Help Moms who Choose to Keep their Babies

Babies & Beyond is Going the Distance to #EndDiaperNeed.  The 8th annual DiaperDash is Saturday morning, September 24 at McKee Farms Park. Run the 5k or walk the 2 mile loop, join in the Kids dash, enjoy face paint, balloon animals and a firetruck! Prizes will be awarded for top fundraising and diaper donations.  The cost is $30 for an individual registration, and $75 for family registration. Diapers and wipes can also be dropped off at any Madison Princeton Club locations September 1-30.  Join us in raising funds for our Diaper Bank that provides free diapers to families in need.

All event information can be found at www.babiesandbeyondwi.org 


Christian Life Resources 2022 National Convention

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022       9:30am - 3:00pm       Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School     

For more information and to register  Click Here



October 2022 Twice is Nice News

Shop: Fall brings sweater weather and seasonal home décor opportunities, and Twice is Nice can help you with that. A “soft opening” of Christmas items will be on the sales floor Monday, October 3, and a full WOW of all things Christmas is ready for purchase Monday, October 10 at 10 am! Plus, we will offer extended Christmas hours on Fridays and Saturdays, October 14 through November 19, until 5 pm --an extra hour for your holiday shopping! We’re easy-to-find and open Mondays-Saturdays at 10a-4p: just a minute or so east on the Hwy 18 exit off the 26 bypass at 907 W. Racine St., next to the Jefferson Piggly Wiggly.

Donate: Go through your Christmas decorations and other items ASAP and decide what you can donate to Twice is Nice! Our Christmas season is so popular but our inventory is not what it’s been recently. Our back door is open for donation drop off 10-3:30 any day the store is open.

Volunteer: We bid warm welcome to new volunteers Nina Koester (Holy Cross, Madison), Robert & Jean Jordan, Matt Jordan (St. John, Newburg), April and John Luedtke (St. John, Jefferson) and student Nathan Walker (St. Paul, Fort Atkinson). Call the store at 920-674-6868 and ask for the day manager when you’re ready to hear the great opportunities we have for you as a volunteer. You won’t regret it!


LLHS FEDeration CONnection 

October 2022

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Madison, WI 53704
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