A Word of Comfort and Hope from God’s Word
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s might hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
We pray…. Dear Lord Jesus, without Your working in me I can never humble myself. The devil knows how easy it is to lead me into sinful pride and worry when things aren’t going the way that I want them to go, and sometimes even when I think that I need for them to go my way. Forgive me, as You promise, and strengthen my faith in trusting in You. Give me patience, especially in these trying times of “social distancing” and yet re-opening of public spaces. Thank You for my health and that of so many others. Give wisdom and direction to those who make decisions that affect so many people. As You remind me of how much You care for me and all people, fill me also with Your love and care of others. In Your precious, name I pray. Amen.
+ This weekend (May 23-24), we will be celebrating Communion after listening to the Parking Lot radio broadcast on Sunday morning (11 a.m.) (Communion will NOT be served Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 8:15 a.m. this weekend.) Call the church office (684-5201) for more information. Thanks to James and Steve Copeland who make the radio broadcasts possible.
+ New Holy Cross 5th Grade teacher, Karen Maxson, will be visiting Wichita to “house hunt” and to see the church and school. We welcome Karen and her husband, Brian, into our family of faith at Holy Cross Church and School! Please pray as they transition and move to serve with us.
+ NEW… Following this week’s Elders’ Meeting (5/19) plans are being made to begin “In-Person” worship services AGAIN, starting June 6 and 7! We will resume our “normal schedule” on Saturday evening (6:00 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (8:15 and 11:00 a.m.). Watch for more information each day – next week – in the “Word of Hope!”
+ NEW… We welcome Ellie Mackowski as our Summer DCE Intern! Please keep her, and the relationships she makes, in your prayers. She writes: “Hi, I am Ellie Mackowski, and I am very excited to be here at Holy Cross. I am from Scottsdale, Arizona and I am going to be a junior at Concordia University, Seward where I am studying to be a DCE and an elementary school teacher.”
+ Please give thanks for the teachers and staff now that the school year has officially ended. Thanks be to God for technology and how all the parents, teachers and students worked together! A “Worship Service in Celebration of Lutheran Education” is being planned for June 2.
+ We give thanks for Seminary Graduate Matthew Bohlmann… after his recent 3-day visit to Wichita and Holy Cross. He has rented an apartment and will be moving to Wichita in mid-July. We thank God and welcome soon-to-be-Ordained Pastor Bohlmann!
+ Be sure to watch this weekend’s Online Worship service: “That They May be One…” based on John 17:1-11. Please click the following link: Worship Online
+ On-line Bible classes are also being offered. Some are beginning to meet “in person.” If you would like more information, please call the church office (684-5201).
+ Be sure to visit our Prayer Wall frequently!
+ Watch for information on a special VBS this Summer – beginning the 2nd week in June.
Pastors Scott Snow and Dan Myers Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School>