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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, kbpierre@holycross-nm.org

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: https://www.lhm.org/studies/studyvideofull.asp?ID=33849&fid=3007&mode=
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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/178015426360390/?ref=share


9:15 am - 10:15 am but you can watch it and participate at whatever time works best for you and your family.🥰

PARENTS- if your Middle Schooler doesn’t have a Mobile Phone, please share this Lesson with them and lend them your phone to participate. 🥰

I will send this week’s Text Trivia Contest (for prizes) to you at 10:00 am for you to try and answer between 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm (if you need to send your answers later, it’s ok you could still win a prize - you never know if everyone has given the right answers or not so please try even if you are late)

 Please REMEMBER to join us to watch  Pastor’s Sermon ✝️  at 10:30 am (it’s online earlier or later if your schedule doesn’t allow you to watch at 10:30 am) 

Here is this week's Challenge:

Dylan's High School/Family Rescources: On godswordforyou.com 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 bibletalk.tv 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 kbpierre@holycross-nm.org 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: kbpierre@holycross-nm.org 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/ Lrogers@holycross-nm.org 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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