Sunday SERVICE

Summer Worship Service begins at 9:30 am (through September 1).

FELLOWSHIP CORNER & SUMMER SUNDAYS

We have set up a fellowship corner for the summer in the northwest corner of the narthex. Visit with fellow Crowners before worship or stop by after service for Summer Sundays!


Summer Sundays -- Michelle Stramiello will be leading a 30-minute community gathering after worship, as part of Family and Faith Formation. This event is open to all. This Sunday July 21, will be story time with a special guest reader and July 28 will be "A minute to win it!"

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - JULY 14-18

ROAR!  Life is Wild | God is Good


Cross and Crown is teaming up with First Friends  for a joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) adventure. This year, VBS will be held at First Friends Quaker Meeting on 3030 Kessler Blvd E Drive, 46220.


Free admission! 

Sunday, July 14: 12 noon - 2:00pm

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18: 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Families are invited to join us for our VBS kickoff at First Friends on Sunday, July 14 at noon. All who attend will be provided lunch. Everyone is also invited to service on Sunday, July 21 at 10:15 am, when we will share pictures, music and lessons we learned.


Click here to read or print the VBS flyer. Registration forms are available in the church narthex in the Fun Zone. For any questions, email Michelle Stramiello.

SHALOM ZONE PARKING LOT SALE - JULY 27

Save the Date for the Annual Shalom Zone Parking Lot Sale!


Returning for the third year, on July 27, Cross & Crown’s parking lot will be the site of the annual Shalom Zone parking lot sale to benefit School on Wheels. Watch for more information! Questions, email Mary Jean Woods at jeanwoods@earthlink.net.

BLOOD DRIVE - JULY 28

The Bloodmobile will be at Cross & Crown on Sunday, July 28 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.


Please plan to donate blood on that date. 


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Remember, your blood donation can save lives.

C&C BOOK GROUP - JULY 29

The next book for the C&C book group is “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride. There are copies of the book available in the office. Please sign the sheet if you take a book.


Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut. 


The discussion will be held on July 29. For questions about the book group please email Alice Miley or Mary Jean Woods.

NEW MEMBER INFORMATION SESSION

Pastor Chris will be leading a new member information session at a to-be-determined date. If you are interested in becoming a member of Cross & Crown please contact the office 317-849-4500 or email Chris Lantz.

LUTHERN OUTDOOR MINISTRIES SUMMER CAMP

LOM summer camp information is available on the name tag table. LOM offers camp for kids from 1st grade and up. The church has scholarships available of up to $100 to help offset expenses to attend a Christian based summer camp/conference. In addition, there are extra funds available from an anonymous donor for kids attending a camp offered through Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. Contact Chris Lantz, chris@cclutheran.com, or call the church office at 317-849-4500.

SHARING PLACE NEEDS You

The needs continue. Let's see, what is your Sunday to donate? 


Pork 'n' beans, spaghetti, egg noodles, non-sugar cereal, toilet paper, and plastic bags or cash to Stan. 


Your generosity is always appreciated!

SUNDAY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements of upcoming church events delivered at the beginning of our Sunday worship services are part of the life of our community. But we need to be able to respect the time constraints of our members. So, beginning immediately, Church Council has created some simple guidelines regarding announcements: 

  • Each announcement must last no longer than 30 seconds. The announcement should primarily direct listeners to the bulletin insert and the weekly Connection for more information. 
  • All announcements must be in the bulletin insert and Connection for that week. 
  • Deadline for the bulletin insert and Connection is Thursday at noon. Send your announcement by email to Chris Lantz in the office, chris@cclutheran.com

Thank you for your help!

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

  • Children Celebrating Worship - Please check out the new laminated cards in the sanctuary hymnal racks. You'll find a list of practical suggestions for parents with children newborn to 5 yrs old (blue) and 6 to 9 yrs old (pink). Consider it a survival kit for families before, during and after worship. Some of the ideas may surprise you - others simply reassure that you're on the right track. For the rest of the congregation - those who have survived or are still wondering - remember we're all in this together. Every thriving church family needs a full stock of bold, enthusiastic young voices coming to worship... for of such is the kingdom of heaven!
  • Splash: Birth to Three Faith Formation - Parents of babies and toddlers, Cross and Crown offers a faith-based curriculum for families with children under the age of 3. The newsletter is mailed directly to you with ideas to nurture faith development in young children. If you would like to receive the newsletter, contact Lisa Stocks.

SIMPLY GIVING

If you are tired of writing checks for your offerings and would like the convenience of electronic giving, then we invite you to consider the Simply Giving program. Brochures are available at the Welcome Desk.


5233 E. 79th St.

Indianapolis, IN 46250


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Ph: 317.849.4500

E: info@cclutheran.com