TO KNOW AND
SHARE THE LOVE OF CHRIST,” is what helps us to express
our ministry here in the community. Very simply stated it
says that we are about helping anyone who desires to be on a
faith journey to come to know the amazing love, the grace of
God who is in the gift of Jesus Christ, who died on the
cross for all people and then share that gift, that
understanding, that joy, that message with others.
Give it away!!!!
MEANING AND PURPOSE?
Aren’t we all? God
invites us to know him and his love and in so doing we will
find meaning and purpose in our living. According to Pastor
Rick Warren in his book, The Purpose Driven Life,
there are 5 purposes God has given us for our living: We are
created to bring pleasure, glory and honor to God. We are
created to live in the fellowship of God’s eternal family.
We are to grow in becoming more Christ like in our
character. We are called to serve others by using our
gifted-ness from God. We are created to introduce others to
How can we do this? Glad you asked...
God provides us the church – HIS CHURCH – in which to live
out these 5 purposes. Look around, there is lots going on
and many ways for you to live out the 5 purposes for your
life and thereby honor God with who you are and what you are
about. Life will be rich and full, and loving and
purposeful. Come worship, come serve, come learn and come be
in fellowship with other believers.
Our Noah’s Ark Preschool is right
here at Holy Cross! We have outstanding
three and four year-old programs. Please call
631-588-2942 and speak with our Preschool Director,
Mrs. Barbara Lusky.
CrossWords & Gifts
Come visit our store at its
street-level location on the south side of the church building.
Come take a look at the new space and check out all our new merchandise.
You will be amazed!!!
MAY 18th - Worship at the Arbors Assisted
Our travel ministry team
brings the Gospel and communion to the residents of the
Arbors Assisted Living Facility in Bohemia every Saturday.
If you would like to be a part of this important ministry,
please contact Deacon Chris Thompson through the church
office at 631-588-9509.
MAY 19th - First Holy Communion...
Students who complete their instruction will receive their
First Communion during the 11:00 am worship service on
Pentecost Sunday, May 19th. Please join us in welcoming them to
the Lord’s Table. Please note that the rows of
seats at the front of the church on either side will be reserved for our First
MAY 19th - Pentecost Sunday...
We celebrate Pentecost Sunday
on May 19th and are encouraging everyone to wear red to church on this
Sunday. Pentecost represents God’s gracious, enabling
presence actively at work among His people, calling and
enabling them to live out in dynamic ways the witness of
being His people. The red symbolizes both the fire of
Pentecost as well as the apostles and early followers of
Jesus who were gathered in the Upper Room for the
empowerment from God to proclaim the Gospel throughout the
world. Please join us for worship at either 9:00 or 11:00
MAY 19th - Worship at the Lake Shore
Assisted Living Facility...
Our travel ministry team
brings the Gospel and communion to the residents of the Lake
Shore Assisted Living Facility in Lake Ronkonkoma every
Sunday. If you would like to be a part of this important
ministry, please contact Deacon Chris Thompson through the
church office at 631-588-9509.
MAY 20th - Confirmation End of Year BBQ - All 3
END OF YEAR
Monday, May 20th
6:00 to 7:45 pm
Attendance counts as a class)
Hot Dogs! Hamburgers!
Fun and Games!
SEE YOU THERE!!!
God's blessings on you!
Your Level 1, 2
and 3 Leaders
MAY 21st -
There will be one meeting in
May on Tuesday, May 21st in CrossWords & Gifts at 7:00 pm to
continue reading "The Perfect Mess". All ladies are
welcome to enjoy an uplifting and inspirational evening.
Bring a friend, neighbor, family member.
JUNE 18th - WELCA End of Year
of Year Dinner
The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America, also known as WELCA, will celebrate the
end of the year before the summer break with their
traditional End of the Year Dinner. Watch for details. Speak to
Deacon Dee or Doris Ahrens if you have questions. You may
call the church office at 631-588-9509.
JULY 29th - Noah’s Ark Preschool Summer Fun
July 29th through August 16th
9:00 am to
Our Summer Program was such as
success last year that our Noah's Ark Preschool is holding
it again! Themes, songs, crafts, games,
story time, and active play. Runs July 29th through August 16th
from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. $250 fee for the 3 week
session. This program is for children completing one year of preschool
through completion of kindergarten. Must register in
advance. Located at: 307
Hawkins Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. For information
call: 631-588-2942 or email us at:
NOVEMBER 29th, 30th and
December 1st - Holy Cross
Christmas Craft Fair...
Friday, November 29th
Saturday, November 30th
Sunday, December 1st
Centereach Fire Department
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Holy Cross
Christmas Craft Fair is back again! The weekend after
Thanksgiving - traditionally known as Black Friday and
Saturday because of the shopping frenzy - we will be holding
our Sixth Annual Christmas Craft Fair Fundraiser. Raffles!
Chinese Auction Baskets! Food! 50/50 chances! A multitude of
vendors to shop and browse - and it all goes to support the
ministry here at Holy Cross. We are once again grateful to
the Centereach Fire Department for allowing us to host the
Craft Fair in their space. Want to help? Contact Sue Fantel through the church office at
in being a vendor? Click the links below for our 2013 Vendor
Flyer or Vendor Flyer:
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