Reminder: July 15th through July 22nd 2020

                                      Holy Cross WILL NOT  be open for service until further notice.
                         I however will be working my regular hours so feel free to stop by if you need something
                                                Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am until 1130am
 
Pastor Don will be providing his videoed online Sermon this week.
Videos will continue to proceed as usual, You will be able to find them on our Facebook Page and on our Website as soon as they are published. https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossLutheranChurchRockportTexas/ or https://holycrossrockporttx.org/
 
Pastor Taylor will be celebrating Communion during the taped service. If you wish to partake in 
communion,  when viewing the tape, please make the following preparations. 

 
Pastor Taylor: We will be celebrating the  Lord’s Supper as part of our Sunday, July 19th online worship service.  Here is what you need to prepare for the distribution time within the service.  Have beside you a table with a candle (if possible), a cross, a piece of bread (enough for your family) and some wine or grape juice (whichever you are accustomed to).  
 
At the proper time in the service Pastor Taylor will say the Prayer of Thanksgiving and we will simultaneously eat the elements we have brought to our home table.
 
The new Word in Season booklets have arrived, feel free to come by and pick one up! I have placed them in a box outside the church door in case you prefer No Contact.
 
The Call Committee has been preparing the Ministry Site Profile for a permanent Pastor, the council is working to get the paperwork submitted and on file. It is not an easy task, please keep them in your thoughts.
 
We are looking for individuals to fill two council person positions. Please contact Rhonda Hahn if you are interested.
 
Castaways is officially closed as of July 1st 2020 due to the increase in the Covid -19 numbers . Thank You to all volunteers that diligently worked and volunteered your time. Re-Opening is to be determined.  
 
Congregational Meeting re: Parsonage Rental. ~ will meet after we can gather again.
 
High School Senior Graduates Recognition will take place as soon as we can congregate
 
Prayer Warriors are still active~ you can send them to me via email. Your privacy will be  honored.
 
The Weekly Offering  can be sent to the church at PO Box 301 Rockport, TX 78381, or on our website https://holycrossrockporttx.org/ or you can simply drop it by the office during my work hours. Thank you for continuing to give despite our current situation.
 
Prayer Garden is still open 🙂 Come take a stroll and see all the blooming plants and the critters that come with it. It is a lovely spot to meditate or sit quietly. It is also a safe place to get out of the house.
 
Camp Chrysalis for the kids has been cancelled. I know the children are disappointed. Let’s look forward to a better summer next year.
 
A few things to remember: ~ For future reference: (Church closed for the time being)
        
                  *Church will be sanitized every Friday before service
 
                 * Bring and wear your face masks
 
                  *Hand sanitizers will be in all pews
 
                  * Pews will be blocked off to 6 feet apart seating    
 
                  * Enter side door, exit exit same door
 
                   *Service will be abbreviated and there will be NO singing.
 
                   *No Adult Bible Study or Sunday School
 
                   *There will be NO fellowship or refreshments afterwards.
 
If you have any further questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.
 
Blessings and Pray for one another.
 
Diana