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What’s the Reason for Ashes on Ash Wednesday?

As you know, Jesus retreated into the wilderness and fasted for forty days to prepare for his ministry. It was for Him a time of contemplation, reflection, and preparation. By observing Lent, most Christians join Jesus on His retreat.

Lent consists of the forty days before Easter. In the western Church, we skip over the Sundays when we count the days of Lent, because Sunday is always the joyful celebration of the Resurrection. Therefore, the first day of Lent for us is always a Wednesday.  This year it is on the 14th of February.

Biblical societies relied very heavily on wood fires for heating and cooking, which meant that keeping ashes under control was a major housekeeping task. Then as now, if a person was preoccupied with something serious, they didn’t always tend to the housekeeping—it’s the least of their concerns. Imagine that there is a death in the family. A friend stopping by to pay their respects might gently say, “Did you know you have ashes on your face?”

So ashes became a sign of remorse, repentance, and mourning. Today someone might wear a black armband to signify that they are in mourning; back then people put ashes on their foreheads. You can find biblical examples of this in 2 Samuel 13:19, Esther 4:1-3, Job 42:6, and Jeremiah 6:26.

During Lent, ancient Christians mourned their sins and repented of them, so it was appropriate for them to show their sincerity by having ashes on their foreheads. The custom has persisted in the church as secular society has changed around us. It is most appropriate on Ash Wednesday, when we begin a period of sober reflection, self-examination, and spiritual redirection.

Traditionally, the ashes for the Ash Wednesday service come from burning the palm fronds from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration.  So join us as we gather as God’s family in services on Ash Wednesday.  School Chapel is at 8:30am, we invite you to be a part of that service if you are unable to be with us in the evening.  Our evening service will be held at 7:00 pm as we begin our Lenten services.  Imposition of Ashes will be done at both services.  Communion will be celebrated in the 7:00 pm. service.

LWML Annual Lovefest

Join us for our Annual LWML Lovefest. More details will be shared in church!

Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening will be in our neighborhood soon! On Saturday, February 24th right here at Holy Cross Lutheran Church 650 NE 135th St., N. Miami

Get your special Community Circle pricing!

Three ways to register and receive the special discount:

Call toll-free: 1-800-679-5191


Text: the word circle to 216-279-1607


Pickleball Wednesday Nights at 6-8pm

Saturday Mornings 9-11am (or later)

2024 Church Envelopes & 2023 Giving Statements

Don't forget to get your 2024 envelopes & if you need your 2023 giving statement please reach out to Carol via email, .

Christmas Day Service

Oh Come All Ye Faithful! Come join us as we celebrate the New Born King December 25th at 10am. See you all there!

Christmas Eve Services

Come join us December 24th at 10:30 am for our Sunday Morning Christmas Eve service! Then come join us at 7pm for our Christmas Eve Candle Light Service! See you there!

Christmas Midweek Advent Services

Come join us Wednesday nights at 7pm for our Advent services! Hope to see you all there!

What's Happening in October:

Communion Sundays in October

Communion Sundays in October are: 

October 15th - LWML Sunday

October 29th - Reformation Sunday

Teacher Installation Sunday

Hello Holy Cross – This is Pastor Bartels and I’m inviting you to be in Worship this Sunday as we Celebrate Teachers.  In some ways we are all a teacher as Every Christian is in "full-time ministry, "no matter what you are doing, no matter what it says on your business card, no matter if you punch a time clock or are on salary, no matter if you are doing technical work or people work, no matter if you are paid or a volunteer, no matter if you work for your boss or for your family as a housekeeper. Always do your best and always do it to glorify your God.

But this Sunday we be recognizing and celebrating all who are connected to the teaching profession – Private and Public and in our Sunday School and Adult Bible Study – Let's use this as an opportunity to invite other family members or friends and neighbors who work in the educational system.  We will have a special gift for them.   We all know today teaching is tough.

Yes, it’s wonderful. Yes, it’s rewarding. Yes, it’s an incredible job and calling. But it’s also really tough. But Jesus invites us in His Word of the importance of staying connected to Him – the true vine.  So lets gather Sunday morning as we acknowledge and thank God for all who are a part of the teaching ministry. A time to say thank you and a time to encourage teachers and support staff in a very demanding vocation.  

Sunday school and Adult Bible study at 9:30 and the celebration worship service at 10:30am.

See You Sunday!

Pastor Bartels Retirement Service

After almost 37 years at Holy Cross Pastor is hanging up the stole, we invite you to join us for service, at 10:30am on June 11th, as we celebrate his accomplishments in his ministry all glorifying our Lord and Savior! Following the service there will be a celebration luncheon in honor of Pastor Bartels!

To RSVP please use the below link!

Celebration of Life for Ruth Bolotin

On Easter Sunday Ruth Bolotin was carried in the arms of Jesus to her heavenly home at age 96.

Ruth has been a part of the Holy Cross family for more than 65 years and has actively served and worshiped her Lord and Savior Jesus during that time - giving praise to her Savior with her singing and with faithful service to the Altar Guild and many other areas of our church.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday April 22 at 11:30 am at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with a light luncheon to follow.

Celebration of Life for Ronald Sejba

On Friday March 31st Ronald Sejba was called to his heavenly home.

The Sejba family invites you to join them at Holy Cross for the visitation on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 6:00pm with the memorial service to follow at 7:00pm. Please keep the family in your prayers.


Holy Week Services

Lots happening at Holy Cross during Holy Week (my bias opinion is these services are not to be missed!). Join us for all of them dates and times below:

  • Palm Sunday                                       April 2nd            10:30 am EST (Sunday School and Bible Study at 9:15 am EST)
  • Maundy Thursday                              April 6th               7:00 pm EST
  • Good Friday Tenebrae Service        April 7th               7:00 pm EST
  • Easter Sunrise Service                      April 9th               7:00 am EST
  • Easter Service                                     April 9th              10:30 am EST

Lechon Fest - St. Andrews Lutheran Church

Join our friends at St. Andrews Lutheran Church on March 18th for their First Lechon Fest!

$10 per meal ticket - Children under 10yrs old FREE with Adult Ticket (1 child per adult for this please)

St. Andrews Lutheran Church is located at: 575 W. 68th Street, Hialeah, FL 33014

FREE Bounce house and Kids Activities!

Special Lenten Service with Musical Guest Wendysue and Students from our school

Join us Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00pm EST as we welcome special musical guest Wendysue and students from our school. This service will be livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram as well (as long as technology is on our side that evening). Come join us in person and feel the presence of God in this place. All are welcome! Invite your family and friends!

Midweek Lenten Service Schedule

Join us at 7:00 pm EST each Wednesday night during the Lent Season. These services will be livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram as well (as long as technology is on our side that evening.). We encourage you to join us on our lenten journey in person as it is so important we are together in worship.

Schedule as followed:

March 1st

March 8th - Special Musical Guest Wendysue & Students of Holy Cross

March 15th

March 22nd

March 29th

Christmas Services

Join us Saturday, December 24th at 7:00pm for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

and again on Sunday, December 25th at 10:30am for our Christmas Day Service

Each service is moving and special, we invite you and your family to join us we celebrate the birth of Jesus

Christmas Caroling

Join us at 4:00pm in the church parking lot as we go Christmas Caroling to a few of our members. After all are invited to Pastor & Beth's house for Chili & Baked Potatoes. We ask you to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Children and Youth Christmas Program

Join us on December 18th for our Children & Youth Christmas Program

All Saints Sunday 2022 - November 6th

Hello Holy Cross Family & Friends! In preparation for All Saints Sunday, November 6th, We are asking that anyone who has lost a loved one from November 2021 - October 2022, to please submit their name and date of passing to Kimberly (click here). Please have all submissions in by Monday 10/31. If you have any questions please reach out to Kimberly.

Please make sure to include name and date of passing (Example: John Doe, passed away on 1/2/21)

God Bless and have a great day!

Here's What's Happening In October 2022

Holy Week at Holy Cross - April 14th - 17th

It's Holy Week here at Holy Cross Lutheran Church & School. Come join us as we prepare for not only the road that leads to Jesus' death but the celebration we have in His resurrection! We are called to be Easter people, as such that means we must examine ourselves and ask God for the grace and forgiveness He so freely gives to each of us.If you are looking for a place to go, give us a try! Each service is special and unique to the Easter Story.

Maundy Thursday - Living Lord's Supper - A live reenactment of what happened in the upper room

Good Friday - Tenebrae Service - This is a service of darkness, quiet, and reflection. During this service, you are asked to examine yourself. A piece of paper is given to you and you are asked to write down your sin. This is a personal experience and by far a favorite journey here at Holy Cross. If you have never been or seen this service we encourage you to join us.

Easter Sunday - CELEBRATION! Come see the empty tomb, come hear the story and see that He is not here, He has risen. Feel the joy as Easter people and go tell others the great and wonderful news that JESUS is very much alive! Breakfast for all from 8:15am - 9:15am, and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids!

Midweek Lent Services

Christmas Services

Sunday December 19th 10:30am - Sunday School & Youth Christmas Program

Friday, December 24th 7:15pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Saturday, December 25th 10:30am - Christmas Day Service

Sunday, January 2nd 10:30am - New Years Service

Sunday, January 9th 10:30am - Epiphany Sunday

70th Anniversary Celebration

Join us at 9:15 am for Adult Bible Study and Sunday School
10:30 am Worship Service
Luncheon Immediately after Service for fellowship

Holy Week & EGG-Stavagana Drive Thru

COVID RESTRICTIONS APPLY!  A MASK & PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED.                 Online services will still be available!

Ash Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Hello Holy Cross Family,

Lent/ Ash Wednesday begins on February 17th.  Since we are still in the pandemic our service for Ash Wednesday will look a little different. There will be one posted on the website and other virtual venues as will all our Lent – Midweek services.  On Ash Wednesday during the virtual service there will be a time for the imposition of ashes – this year you will place them on your forehead yourself.

You might say – “but I don’t have any ashes? “– there are two ways for you to receive ashes – one is to make them yourself from dried palm branches the other way is to come to the church on Tuesday February 16 and pick some up.  They will be available in the Narthex from 12:00 to 1pm or again from 5pm to 6pm. If these times do not work, please call the church office.

The other way to receive ashes is to be a part of one of the Ash Wednesday services that will be conducted outside around the fountain – it will include the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.  The times for these services are 9 am – 12:30 pm and 6 pm.

May God direct us as we make our Lenten Journey to the cross.
Pastor Bartels

LWML Virtual Lovefest

Calling All Ladies! Come join the fun for the first ever Virtual LWML Lovefest!

Saturday, February 20th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Invite a friend and don't forget to wear your pink, red, or white!

Place: Zoom

Meeting ID: 935 0912 3099

Passcode: w1LR7m

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Jenny 305-303-7161

Jennifer 786-552-2343

or Jackie 954-803-3457

Rick Feisthammel's Service Information

Hello Holy Cross Family & Friends,

As you all know our dear member and friend of Holy Cross Rick Feisthammel was called to his heavenly home. We will be honoring and celebrating his life this Saturday, February 6th, at 10am at Holy Cross. We ask that if you are unable to attend or a Holy Cross member please watch the service via Facebook Live on our Facebook Page (to allow the limited social distancing seating for family and special guests of the family). We ask that you please keep the family in your prayers and send them your love as they go through this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the church office

(If you do not have Facebook, the service will be posted on our website after)

Survey & Communion Signup

Click the link to take our survey if you have not already done so (survey is about online bible study, in-person or online):

Click on the link below to register for Communion on the following days below:

Outdoor Communion Service Information:

We invite you to partake in the sacrament of Holy Communion service for small groups of 15  beginning this Wednesday July 29th we will be conducting Outdoor Communion Services for small groups around the fountain in the Memorial Garden – The service will last approximately 10 – 12 minutes.

You must wear a mask and social distancing will be required.

  • We are offering times in the morning and evening to allow all to be able to come. On Wednesday – morning times are 9:00 am and  9:20 am and evening times are 6:00 PM, 6:20 PM, 6:40 PM, and 7:00 PM these times may be adjusted in the future.

We ask that you remain in your car till the appropriate time, then walk up the church sidewalk where there will be a hand sanitizing station, then proceed to the table by the front door where prepackaged communion elements will be placed for you to pick up one for yourself and then proceed to the fountain area entering from the church side. You will then be asked to go and stand on a black dot with a cross on it which have been placed on the patio brick all at least 6 feet a part – couples/families may all stand on one dot – if you are not able to stand a chair will be provided. Directions will be given at that time and following the service we ask that all will return to your cars and please at all times practice social distancing.

If you did not register we still encourage you to come as it has been a while since we have celebrated communion.  

If you have any questions please contact Pastor Bartels.    

Easter Sunday Worship Service, April 12, 2020

Thank you for Celebrating Easter Sunday with us today!

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Good Friday Tenebrae Service - April 10, 2020

Thank you for joining fort this powerful Good Friday service!

Please note we are using footage from our 2019 Good Friday Service - we are not conducting live services at this time.If you would like to give please text: 1-833-428-3155

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Maunday Thursday

Thank you for worshiping with us today!

Please note The Living Lord's Supper was previously recorded on March 29, 2018

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Holy Week Chapel

DCE Intern put together a great Holy Week message for the children of Holy Cross! Happy Holy Week!

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Choir presents their Easter Cantata: "The Day He Wore My Crown" (previously recorded 4/14/19)

Thank you for worshiping with us today!

Please note the cantata was previously recorded on April 14, 2019

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Holy Week Services

Hello Holy Cross Family! Come join us this Holy Week virtually, as we will be doing watch parties for each service:

Easter Cantata - “The Day He Wore My Crown” (previously recorded 2019) - Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Living Lords Supper (previously recorded 2018) - Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 7:00pm

Friday Tenebrae Service (previously recorded nailing of our sins 2019) - Friday, April 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Easter Morning Service - Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 10:30am


It will be posted on all social media sites and our website, Watch parties on Facebook.

Don't forget to invite your family and friends! May God continue to bless you all. We love and miss you all!

In Christ, Pastor Bartels

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

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6th Midweek Service in Lent - Sermon: "The God Who Gives Life to the Dead"

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5th Sunday Of Lent - Worship Service 3.29.20

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5th Midweek Lenten Service - March 25, 2020 - Sermon - "In the Dust of the Rabbi"

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Bible Study Opportunities

Although right now our circumstances will not allow us to gather together, we would like to encourage each and everyone of you to stay in the word. Here are different opportunities, with more to come. If you have any questions please reach out to the church office,

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
Pierre Alexis: This adult Bible study group has begun a lesson on the Household of Faith that I found on the Lutheran Hour Ministries website. The video link for the first session is below:
On this page you will be able to access all four sessions. Please use these at home worksheets

KFC (Kids For Christ):
Good Morning All, please join our Facebook group for our weekly postings, as well as additional content! May God bless you and your families at this time.

Ms. Susan’s TEXT SUNDAY SCHOOL -🤪Palm Sunday - April 5th, 2020

Today's Lesson:


I have a SPECIAL CREATIVE PROJECT for you to do IN HONOR OF PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 5th. I am giving it to you now, so you have time to do it and hang it on a door or in a window where you live (outside door of house, apt. door, bedroom door) to celebrate Palm Sunday on the morning of Sunday, April 5th.

It could be any kind of real or artificial palm branch you can get or already have. You can be as creative as you would like. It can be just one branch or more. You can leave it plain or decorate it.
We might be Social Distancing and physically isolated, but we are not separated. We are united as the body of Christ. A building doesn't make a Church, it's the people that make the Church. We are the Church!!!

God's Blessings,
Ms. Susan 🥰

Please REMEMBER to join us to watch  Pastor’s Sermon ✝️  at 10:30 am (it’s online earlier or later if you schedule doesn’t allow you to watch at 10:30 am) (if Ms. Susan does not have your message please contact her @ (305) 790-4888)

Here are pictures from this week's Challenge:

Dylan's High School/Family Rescources: On there are tons of Bible Studies available for you to use and access for free during these unprecedented times of the coronavirus. You can use this website as a place in which you can pick a Bible Study to do together as a family, so that you all are able to stay in the word another time. Aside from watching the Sunday church service via online platforms, because staying in the word is crucial to keeping a strong faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

On from the home page on the left hand side you will need to click on the word series, which is right under sermons to make it to all the Bible studies they offer. These Bible Studies that are provided are multi-lesson studies rather than just a one time study, and the studies offered range from 1 lesson through 31 lessons available to you for free. These work amazing for a family because they offer discussion questions on the topic that has been picked; as well as something to do after the study before the next.

Sam Ludington's Adult Bible Study:

Come join us Thursday evenings at 7:30, for a "Trapped" bible study by calling in (425)436-6397 access code: 660358.

For more information or prayer requests please email and in the Subject put prayer request.

A letter from Dr. Gregory Waton, Florida-Georgia Distric President

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lenten greetings in the name of Jesus, the One who has victory over sin, death and even disease!

We are living in an unprecedented time that has many living in fear and feeling anxiety. Our true comfort can be found in the promises of Jesus. He is the Great Physician, and we can trust in Him even when the foundations of life seem to be shaking. Let me encourage you during these days to look to Him who says to us, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” John 14:1.

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus points us in a very dramatic way to our Lenten journey. For Jesus it was a journey filled with sacrifice, pain, and ultimately death. However, death could not hold Him, and because of His Resurrection we can be confident that death (or disease) cannot defeat us either.

At this time we are strongly encouraging, based on the best advice from Government and Medical personnel, that congregations refrain from gathering at a church building for worship, even in small groups. This is a voluntary self monitoring now, but it may not be long before we find ourselves in the same predicament as New York and California, where restrictions are not optional. We are doing our best to equip pastors with tools to deliver God’s Word in a variety of new, electronic, ways at a critical time that does not endanger people, especially as the numbers of infected people rise in both Florida and Georgia. What this means is that many of us will potentially experience a very different kind of Sunday worship which may include our Easter celebration this year. Rather than gathering in our local church buildings, we will need to remain in smaller groups, practicing social distancing. Perhaps this is an opportunity for each of us to explore the difference between “going” to church and “being” the church. While we know the Church is God’s gathered people, we have often allowed it to become associated with a building facility. We remain the Church by virtue of our faith in Jesus! Is God forcing us to discover a new paradigm for worship? This remains to be seen.

Let me encourage you to consider how you might continue to “do” ministry in this unique time.

·      First, be in prayer. Pray for God’s intervention, pray for first responders, medical personnel, government officials and all who have responsibilities during these days. Pray for our pastors, teachers and other workers who seek to learn how best to provide spiritual care within the confines of proper care. Pray for those who are experiencing financial challenges due to current restrictions.

·     Spend more time in God’s Word, seeking His direction and peace rather than binge watching Netflix or any number of popular shows. The District Website has posted a number of helpful resources to enable you to do this. We also have online services, daily devotions, and encouragement. Reread the Small Catechism—you’ll be amazed at how relevant it really is! While the internet is flooded with information about the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried to provide updated and relevant information on our web page for our members and friends.

·     Continue to pray for and financially support your local congregation. This is a critical time for congregations, and your continued financial support is extremely important. Without it many congregations may not survive this crisis. There are a number of ways to give on-line, and many of our congregations already have this in place. For those that do not, there is information on our website to help establish this. If you need assistance call Jay Wendland or Laura Zirbel in our office (407-857-5556).

·     Let me also encourage you to stay active. Take walks, practicing social distancing, exercise, eat well and get rest. If you begin to feel sick, take the proper precautions. While you need to stay connected and aware of the latest news, take care not to allow yourself to become overly consumed with the news. Read a book or find another way to distract yourself for a bit of a sabbatical from the crisis all around us. Sing a hymn! Write some letters or emails to loved ones. As frustrating as it may seem, this time can really a gift to focus on strengthening our walk with Jesus.

·     Be sure to follow the CDC guidelines and the Government mandates. You can get updates on-line and on the media. God put the Government in place for our good, and, to date, I have not heard any agency seeking to restrict the Church or the free course of God’s Word. The call is for cooperation, not limitation. As frustrating as it may seem to be confined, we need to be a partner in our communities for the greater good and as a witness for Jesus.

We trust our Lord to care for us, but at the same time, this is an opportunity for every believer to shine the light of Jesus in their neighborhood. Check on neighbors, help with making sure those who are elderly have necessary groceries, do all you can to help “flatten” the curve, and reduce the impact of this killer virus. Each of us can make a difference by simply staying home and keeping our distance for the sake of everyone’s health. While isolating seems counterintuitive, it is the best thing that can be done to protect and show care for souls.

Through it all, know that we are working together on behalf of all our ministries and members to provide resources and information to help us all get through this together. Be at peace. God is still Sovereign and He will never leave us nor forsake us. As Paul reminded the Philippian Church, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.

Your fellow servant in Jesus,

Rev. Dr. Gregory S. Walton, President

The Florida-Georgia District, LCMS

4th Sunday of Lent - Sermon 3.22.2020

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Dorothy Krueger's 90th Birthday Celebration

On February 2nd, we will have a small reception for Dorothy Krueger, following church to celebrate her 90th Birthday! As we all know, she is a true blessing to Holy Cross and has been an active example in the church. Following service, we will have small deserts and punch. We ask the congregation to please write a card, a note or a memory to share. Once done please submit to the church office, but remember this is a surprise!

If you are a former member or a friend of Holy Cross and would like to mail in a card or email a message please submit to the church office by 1/30.

For Email please to: mark the subject as "Dorothy Krueger Message"

Mail can be sent to:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Office

650 NE 135th St, North Miami Fl, 33161

Linda Butka Memorial Service

Linda Bucur Butka, 76, a faithful member of Holy Cross, Florida, went peacefully inher sleep to be with her Lord and Savior jesus last Sunday January 19,2020. 

Lindawas born in Detroit Michigan on September 10, 1943, daughter of John and Mary(Cook) Bucur. They moved to Miami in 1945 where Linda graduated from MiamiEdison Senior High in 1961. 

Lindaworked as a secretary for many years. Her last position, for almost 22 years,was at Airstron, where it was truly a loving family affair.  For most ofthese years, she enjoyed crocheting new baby afghans and following all thechildren of her company’s workers as they grew.  She enjoyed reading,watching TV, being with family and friends, and loved attending worship at HolyCross where she was active in various ministries –a member of the Altar Guild,Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Young at Heart, the Memorial Brick project,and active in Bible study.  She was agreat listener and caregiver and friend to us all. Linda also enjoyed thecompany of her feline siblings, Levi and Lacy. 

Sheis preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert J. Butka ~ Love, Always& Completely.

Lindais survived by her daughter, Roberta Butka; brother Dan (Sheryl) Bucur; cousinsBarbara Chaffee, Sandra (Bob) Koch and Lauree (Jay) Wolford, and other familyand friends.

Vitiationwill be held this Friday January 24that, Fred Hunter Funeral Home 6301 Taft Street in Hollywood, Florida 33024 from4 – 8 pm.  With a prayer service at 7.

Funeralservice will be held this SaturdayJanuary 25th at 10 am at Holy Cross Lutheran Church followed bythe interment in North Fort Lauderdale and then a reception to follow back atHoly Cross.

Inlieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Holy Cross Lutheran Church orThe American Heart Association.

Financial Peace University Classes Launch January  2020

Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your
wealth, and leave money stress behind!

Starting January 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross North Miami will host FPU for any one who is interested in putting their financial house in order. Each lesson, created by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Contact Lisette Rogers at 305-893-0371/ for more info. FPU meets every Thursday at Holy Cross North Miami through March 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

January 2020 - Joining Jesus on His Mission

Holy Cross North Miami is starting a new book series this January 2020!  The Church will be reading Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Missionary.  The book teaches how to genuinely share Christ, with everyday love and not as a sales person. This will be the third book series that Holy Cross has undertaken congregation-wide in the last few years.  Each Sunday sermon will review a new section of the book, and small group sessions will also involve lively discussions, as lives are transformed by Jesus’s mission. Books are on sale for a discounted rate during Sunday services for only $5.

April 9, 2020 - Maundy Thursday

Each year for Holy Week, Holy Cross North Miamire-enacts Jesus’s last Supper with his disciples in an interactive service Thursdayat 7:15 p.m.  Attendees can learn firsthand what that night was like and see how Jesus came to serve, even up to thepoint of his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. The church displays how Jesus washed the feet of his disciplines andinstituted communion.  Communion alsowill be served as Holy Cross marks Maundy Thursday.    


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