Sunday school & SERVICES

9:00 am - Christian Education for all ages

10:30 am - Worship Service


NOTE NEW START TIME:

STARTING MAY 26 - Worship Service will begin at 9:30 am (through September 1)

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OFFERINGS

Christian Education classes are available for all ages. All classes begin at 9:00 am on Sundays. 


Children Pre-K through 6th Grade

All start in the Christ Quest room at 9:00 am. Pickup is at 10:00 am in the same room. During class, you can find your children here:

  • PreK-K will be in the Piglet room
  • Grades 1-2 will be in the Lions room
  • Grades 3-4 will be in the Frogs room
  • Pre-Confirmation grades 5-6 will meet in the conference room in the church office

Confirmation grades 7 & 8 - meet in the youth room


Adults & Post-Confirmation Young Adults

  • "Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise"  -- Cindi Berry is leading a book discussion on "Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise" by Richard Beck. This class meets in the Chapel. Please read chapter 17 and the Conclusion for May 12. This will be the last class of the semester.

LADIES' NIGHT OUT - MAY 6

Cross and Crown's next Ladies' Night Out will be Monday, May 6, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the home of Beth Settle, 9309 Powderhorn Lane. After two months of Lenten and Easter activities, it will be great to get together again!Bring an appetizer or wine to share. This gathering is open to all friends of Cross and Crown.

PROPERTY WORK DAY - MAY 11

Saturday, May 11 will be a property work day beginning at 9:00 am. There are several projects that need to happen and many hands make light work. Email Rick Wilson with questions or to sign up.

PRAYER SERVICE AT PENDLETON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - MAY 13

In conjunction with Grace and Hope Fellowship, Cross & Crown has the opportunity to participate in a prayer service and Holy Communion at Pendleton Correctional Facility on Monday, May 13. Deadline to sign up is May 6. Details will be shared during announcements on Sunday, and clipboards will be passed to sign up. 


If you won't be at church on Sunday or would like more information, email John Stramiello.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JACLYN MARTIN - SAT, MAY 18

The memorial service for Jaclyn Martin, beloved wife of Brian Roush, who departed this life on March 25, will be on Saturday, May 18 at Cross & Crown. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm and the service will start at 4pm. Additional details will be forthcoming.

CROSS & CROWN BOOK GROUP - MAY 20

The next read for the Cross & Crown book group will be At Home in Mitford, by Jan Karon. Copies of the book are available in the office, be sure to sign the clipboard. The discussion will be held May 20.


Email Alice Miley with questions.

PETER PANDA  - POSITION OPEN

The director of Peter Panda Preschool, Amy Murray, has announced her retirement after seven faithful years of service. Amy will be greatly missed by everyone who has had the pleasure of working with her. 


Parties interested in the Director position are encouraged to email Caryn Beougher, Peter Panda Board Chair, before May 15 for information concerning the job.

SAVE THE DATE!

IHN HOsting July 7 - 14

Please put the following dates on your calendar

July 7 - July 14


These are the dates for our annual, all-hands-on-deck IHN hosting event, when Cross & Crown will provide shelter and hospitality in our building for the week, to four homeless families, through the Interfaith Hospitality Network. 


There will be opportunities to help for every single person at Cross & Crown, regardless of age or abilities.


Watch for more information!

SABBATICAL INFORMATION

Craig Beougher and the Church Council are gathering information for a potential future sabbatical for Pastor Chris. The Lilly Foundation offers grants to help fund the expenses incurred by the church while the Pastor is on a sabbatical.


The following links include information about the Lilly Foundation sabbatical/clergy renewal program and information about the reason sabbaticals are so important both to clergy and to their congregations:
Please email Craig Beougher with questions.

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

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