Crosscurrents weekly edition
February 7, 2021
Thank You For Your Generosity!
We are very grateful for your continued stewardship and overall support of Cross of Christ. Thank you for the many special end-of-year donations, which have helped move us into a positive financial situation heading into the last four months of our fiscal year (ending April 30).

These are challenging times in many ways, including financially for many. Thank you for giving as you are able, to enable your church to continue to worship, grow, share, serve, and welcome.
Thanks, Cleanup Crew!
A big note of appreciation to the volunteers who helped clean up the piles and piles of downed branches (and even one large, fallen tree!) on campus on Friday. Braving rain and cold, this small team took on this big job with cheer and determination.

Things are looking much better thanks to their work. Well done!
Online Mardi Gras Event
Pastor Judy and the Larks invite you to an online evening of fun and fellowship from 6 to 7 pm on February 16 -- Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

A Cross of Christ Trivia Game will highlight the evening. A “hold the date” email was sent this week, and a link to the Cross of Christ Zoom room will be sent a couple of days in advance of the event. We hope you’ll come join the fun.

Note to Congregational Council members: the Council meeting that evening will begin at 7pm rather than 6:30. 
Lent Begins This Month
Ash Wednesday is February 17
An online, recorded service for Ash Wednesday is in production. Along with it, small kits containing ashes and individual communion cups and wafers will be made available to all members. Look for more information soon.

Cooking Show Meets Lenten Devotional
One of the many things we will miss this year for Lent are our Soup Suppers and Midweek in-person worship opportunities. To help fill the gap, we are offering online Comfort Food – Sharing Food, Fellowship, and Comfort.

These recordings will feature Cross of Christ staff and lay leaders sharing a favorite soup recipe they’ll prepare on camera from their own kitchens, along with a reflection about where they are finding comfort in these uncomfortable times. Again, we’ll send more information soon.
Adult Faith Formation Is Back!
Each week Pastor Dave records a study of the texts for the upcoming Sunday on the Cross of Christ YouTube channel. After a break while Pastor Dave was on vacation The Pastor’s Study has returned!

Would you like a copy of his notes/script mailed or emailed to you? If so, please email or call Office Administrator Judy Giseburt – or 425-746-7300.
Pastor Dave’s guide for those leading (safe, online!) WELCA Circle Bible Studies this month has been posted on the Cross of Christ YouTube channel.

This is the second of a four-part series on angels in the WELCA Gather monthly magazine.

Would you like a copy of his notes mailed or emailed to you? If so, please email or call Office Administrator Judy Giseburt – or 425-746-7300.
Celebrating the Life of Edie Hershey
We hold Edie Hershey's family in our prayers following Edie’s passing, and a private family time of remembrance held this past Thursday. A recorded version of the service is being prepared and will soon be posted on the Cross of Christ YouTube channel. We’ll let you know when it is available for your viewing.
Online Synod Assembly Delegates
This year’s Synod Assembly – like so many other things – will be online on Saturday, May 15. Cross of Christ is eligible to “send” five lay delegates – two female, one male, one young adult (18-30 at time of Assembly) and one youth (Confirmed member under 18) – in addition to Pastor Dave and Pastor Judy.

If you are interested in being considered as a delegate, please send an email to our Congregational President, Colin Walker, at

Office Hours
While the Cross of Christ office has been physically closed during the pandemic, we have kept “virtual” office hours, with Office Administrator Judy Giseburt available to answer phone calls and emails Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 2 pm.

Remember: any campus visits must be arranged in advance. Contact Pastor Dave to coordinate campus visits.