Letter from the President

Dear Members and friends of Holy Cross, It has been great to discuss with folks this month the possibility of sharing our space with Lutheran Social Ministries in the future.  We have now had three opportunities to discuss and get feedback from you on the opportunity we may have to rent the “new” space to LSM to run a program known as PACE for Seniors in Union County. As we have discussed at these meetings, if this comes to pass it would result in the Congregation moving back to the “old” space for worship on Sunday, along with using that space for Sunday ...

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Property Action Team Update

Here are the Property Action Team events of the month: We changed the fluid master valve in the nursery school toilet. Four halogen lights were out in the sanctuary ceiling and were replaced with LED’s. A banner sign post was replaced in the front yard. We replaced 6 batteries in the emergency light boxes, in preparation for fire inspection. The trip handle in the men's room was repaired. After the snow storm, the vents for the exhaust fans were dug out. Two lights were replaced in the church office. The two timers were adjusted for daylight ...

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Nursery School Update

This month was filled with many visitors and celebrations! First, we celebrated Dr. Seuss week at the beginning of the month with Chief John Cook from the Springfield Police Department. Chief Cook came to the nursery school and read a Dr. Seuss story to the children on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The children also received a special junior chief badge from Chief Cook and in turn the children showed him their silly hats for crazy hat day. A special thank you to Chief Cook for taking time out of his busy schedule to spend time with us. During the second week of March, our ...

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Word Studies for the Week of April 2nd, 2017

April 2 ● Lent 5 Teach Your Children Well: Sacrament of Communion ● John 11: 1-45 What does communion mean for you? What emotions do you experience when you take communion? Luther calls the sacrament of the altar the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, what do you think he means by this? Luther states that where there is the forgiveness of sin, there is life and salvation; can you share how being forgiven in a situation helped renew your life, or got you out of a tight spot? Luther puts an emphasis on the words “given for you” in ...

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Word Studies for the Week of March 26th, 2017

March 26 ● Lent 4 Teach Your Children Well: Sacrament of Baptism ● John 9: 1-41 Luther says that three things are necessary for Baptism, water, God’s Word, and faith, is there anything missing from this definition? In John 9 Jesus asks the blind man to go and wash; why might Jesus do this? Is having a ritual important for some things? The blind man is healed immediately, but does he really understand who Jesus is right away? How does he come to know more about Jesus? What lesson might this teach us for our own faith journey? When the world discarded the ...

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Check out our improved website!

Holy Cross as just updated our website to a new format which will help us keep up to date with all that is going on in our congregation.  Either holycrossnj.org or holycrossnj.com will bring you to our site.   We would like for our site to do two things.   The first is to provide an accurate picture of Holy Cross and what we offer to the community especially those who may be looking for a church.   The second is keep our congregation updated on all that is going on in our church.   To find out the latest news of our church click the Updates link on the ...

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Word Studies for the Week of March 19th, 2017

March 19 ● Lent 3 Teach Your Children Well: Article 3 of The Apostles’ Creed ● John 4: 5-42 How many does it take to have a relationship? Why might how you answer this say something about the nature of your faith? Luther says that we cannot come to Christ on our own but we need the Spirit to call us, how do you feel about this? The work of the Spirit in the faithful is to call, gather enlighten and make holy; how has the spirit done each of these in your life? Can you think story how God did one or more these in your life? Luther also says that the ...

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Holy Cross Food Ministry Thanks EV Walton School for Food Donations

Holy Cross Lutheran Church would like to thank the students, PTA, parents and staff of the Edward V. Walton School.  The program volunteers are so grateful for the hundreds of  food items that were donated to Holy Cross Lutheran Church’s Food Ministry through their annual food drive. Because of the hard work, effort and generosity of all at the school, more than 30 local families and senior citizens are experiencing less stress and more comfort in knowing their community cares about them.  It’s nice for us all in Springfield to know that we have such caring neighb...

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Holy Cross Church office closed Tuesday: all meetings postponed

Due to the approaching storm we will closing the church office Tuesday, March 14th.   Our prayers are with everyone to stay safe and warm. Blessings

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Word Studies for the week of March 12th, 2017

March 12 Lent 2 Teach Your Children Well Article 2 of the Apostles Creed John 3:1-17 The second article of the Apostle’s Creed tells the story of Jesus, which line of the creed hits home about who Jesus really is for you? What signs in your everyday life point to your own need of redemption? What do really need to be saved from? Luther in his explanation of the story of Jesus in the Creed states that Jesus has redeemed and purchased us, does that mean that we now belong to God? If so how might that change how we think about our freedom? Luther says that we ...

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