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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