The Christian Formation Team has arranged for Wooden Cross to host a curated art show entitled Wholly Family for the month of September. This show was produced by the Grünewald Guild, and incorporates the work of 12 artists associated with them. The 18 works depict how these artists image various aspects of family. The show includes paintings, iconography, drawings, textile work and sculpture. It is accompanied by a booklet of meditations, to assist in your personal exploration of the images. Our hope is that your understanding of the family of God will be enriched. The art works will be displayed in the narthex and sanctuary, beginning September 7—the start of our new program year. Members and guests will have an opportunity to participate and add their handprint to a green vine themed "Season of Pentecost" drape for the Wooden Cross sanctuary. The exhibit will be open on Sundays after church from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
We will also be hosting a Community Open Houseon Thursday, September 11, from 3:00-7:00 PM. The timing is designed to allow families to stop by on their way home from school or activities, and for working people to stop in on their way home. Please invite your friends and neighbors to this free event. All are welcome!
To Our Neighbors,
Wooden Cross Lutheran Church is one of your neighbors. You might remember us as the church that hosted the Trunk-or-Treat Halloween party in our parking lot last Fall. We had 100+ kids come and see our displays and costumes, and get warm food and candy. We have been in your neighborhood for many years, and we’re asking you to tell us what you think about us.
As a Christian church, we feel a moral obligation to help all our neighbors at all levels; whether speaking of the local community, the state, the nation or even globally.
However, even as our impact reaches out globally, we don’t want to lose sight of the folks closest to us, our immediate neighbors. We would like to make sure we are doing what we should to help locally, too. Please respond to us by answering three questions:
1. What does having Wooden Cross as your neighbor mean to you?
2. Is there any charitable or other service work that you do, individually or as neighborhood groups, that Wooden Cross (the Church or the facility) might help facilitate or participate in?
Examples include scouts, hobby clubs, and book groups.
3. Are there other areas of your life where Wooden Cross Lutheran Church might be of help to you, personally?
We look forward to hearing from you so we can better know how we are perceived, and who we should be, in the community.
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Vibrant Faith at Home
Wooden Cross is offering a new faith enrichment opportunity. Vibrant Faith at Homeseeks to equip and empower families and individuals of all ages and stages to:
TALK with each other about their faith
PRAY together in ways that are comfortable and comforting
2014 CalendarClick to see all the worship, ministry and mission events and activities that are happening at Wooden Cross.
Worship and Learning
Wooden Cross worship services are 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Between services at 10:10 AM, folks are invited to participate in Faith Enrichment: “C3”—Coffee, Conversation, and Companions.
Adults are welcome to grab a cup of coffee or tea and join Pastor Eric as he plants seeds for conversation. Themes this year will include experiencing varieties of prayer, examining Christmas in a materialistic world, exploring what discipleship looks like, and re-discovering Jesus. While our time together on Sunday mornings will be short, we expect that this time of sharing will be rich. Our hope is that you will feel emboldened in your faith journey, and find companions for that journey.
7th-12th Grade Youth will continue to meet during this time for their own period of reflection and conversation, centered around the Sunday scripture.
Elementary-aged children will have an opportunity to focus on building friendships and community in either an activity space or the art room. We will be looking for three adults each week to serve as companions to our children, watching over their activities and engaging them in conversation. While games and projects will be available, the woods and playground may beckon, and we hope that adults and children will learn from each other. Like the adults, the time between services will, for the children, be a time to build relationships and experience a larger and loving community, one that honors explorations in the realm of faith, and inspires wonder at God’s good world. Our goal is that as children experience the love of God through those around them, they will develop a deep sense of belonging and love in the world, and in our community.
This Fall we are also inviting children more intentionally into worship with a goal for them to experience the rhythms and rituals, songs and words of our faith. Pastor will continue with the children’s sermon. But following this, all elementary aged children will be invited into a classroom by an adult to hear another faith story during the sermon time.
There are many ways to teach, and many ways to learn. Our goal is to raise up disciples, people mature and alive in their faith, in love with Jesus, and with each other. We want to create an environment where exercising the edges of our faith, the places of our doubts or struggles, is something safe to do within the church. Learning to share what has meaning in our lives, and practicing the words to express this in a loving environment creates new possibility. Welcome to worship and C3!