Three years ago, on July 1, 2017, we began the Capital Campaign for our new sanctuary. At that time, our members sacrificially pledged $1,267,223! As of yesterday at noon, with only one day left in the campaign, we had received $1,264,939 in donations… only $2,284 short of reaching the full pledged amount. Yesterday evening a member graciously offered to make up the difference! Praise be to God! We have now received the full amount pledged in donations! Now is a great time to evaluate what you pledged. If you’ve met or exceeded your pledged amount, thank you! If you haven’t completed you pledge yet, please prayerfully consider doing so. Thank you!
Job Opportunities at Holy Cross
Wednesday Bible Study - Re-Opening!
As we begin to enter Forward Dane Phase 2, it’s time to re-open our 10 am Wednesday morning Bible Classes! Class will start on Wednesday, July 8 at 10am. We’ll make sure to practice social distancing. Masks are optional. Bring your own beverage. We’ll begin a study of 1 Peter.
The School Board has called Jennifer Boll as 6th grade homeroom teacher. Jennifer lives in DeForest and formerly served at St. Stephen’s Lutheran School in Beaver Dam. Please keep Jennifer and Holy Cross school in your prayers as she deliberates her call.
Road Construction by Holy Cross
Just a heads up that during the summer months, there will be road construction along the frontage road that leads to Holy Cross Way. Dane County will be replacing culverts and reconstructing intersections on Commercial/County Road T/County Road TT. This will not affect your ability to get to Holy Cross since the road will be closed to thru traffic, but open to local traffic during construction.
Thanks from the Haugleys
“Dear friends, Pastors and congregation of Holy Cross, Henry and I want to thank you all for the many wonderful and meaningful anniversary cards, phone calls and emails you all sent out to us. It was a memorable way to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We are hoping that we will be able to come back to church sometime in the near future since we miss seeing and hearing the Word of God in person. But we’re glad we have the ability to watch the live-stream services on Sunday mornings. We know we were blessed through these past 50 years completely through God’s love and Grace, and we are thankful for all of his blessings, daily. Thanks again to all!”
Henry and Dorothy Haugley
ELS Military Monument
In our world today our veterans are receiving the honor, help, and recognition they deserve; much like our WWII veterans received when they returned home to the United States. We in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) highly value those members and neighbors who have served and are still serving us valiantly in their willingness to protect our lives and freedoms. As we again celebrate the birth of our nation this Fourth of July, we are presented with the opportunity to remember how our nation won its freedom and reflect on those who fought to earn it. It is also an opportunity to show our appreciation by supporting the ELS Military Monument to be constructed on our Bethany Lutheran College campus. For details of this project and ways to donate please visit our ELS website (www.els.org, go to the "About" heading and click on Military Monument).
Urgent Need in Peru
The Board for World Outreach (BWO) has been informed of an urgent need in our Peru field. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, many people in Peru have lost their jobs. As a result, many of the parents of the students in our two schools are unable to pay the tuition for their children. The teachers in the two schools have not been paid since early March and are facing great difficulty in providing food for their families. If any congregations or individual members of the ELS would like to help with this urgent need, please send such offerings to the BWO at 6 Browns Ct, Mankato, MN 56001 with a notation that it is for “Peru teacher salary relief” in Peru. Or go to els.org/donate, choose one of the “Other” categories and specify that the gift is for “Peru teacher salary relief”. We remember what St. Paul wrote to the Romans, “Now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints. For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them.” May we be pleased to help the poor among the saints in Peru. Thank you.
Pastor Thomas Heyn, Administrator, ELS Board for World Outreach
Elementary Camps are still happening at Lakeside!
Lakeside summer camps for elementary age students are still on during the month of July. 4 day long camps will be held for each of the following: basketball, soccer, running, football, volleyball. For more information click here: https://www.llhs.org/apps/pages/summercamps.