Mainspring Meal
Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

Mainspring Meal

It's our night to prepare, deliver and serve a meal at Father Bill's Mainspring Homeless Shelter in Brockton.

We prepare our "Tator Tot Casserole", and deliver an average of 14 of them! We also deliver salad fixings and dressing and many desserts. Sign up to prepare a meal or help deliver.

It's a meaningful way to love our neighbors!

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Scrip Order Sunday
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Scrip Order Sunday

Today is the day to place your order for gift cards, and submit your payment with a check made out to "Lutheran Church of the Cross."  The list of retailers is on the bulletin board and the church receives a percentage rebate for every card purchased. Usually the cards are available the next week!

For more information, see the Scrip page under About Us, or phone the church office at 781-826-5121.

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Vacation Bible Camp - New Week! - Miraculous Mission!
Jul
29
to Aug 1

Vacation Bible Camp - New Week! - Miraculous Mission!

Vacation Bible Camp is held from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monday through Thursday. It is offered for children ages 3 - 10 or those entering third grade in the fall.  Children and Adults ages 4th grade and up are encouraged to join us to help or to teach!

This year we’re having our special week a bit later in the month of July. The program will be four days this year, in order for our Youth and families to travel to SoulFest in New Hampshire on Friday, Aug. 3. More information to come soon about the bible stories and songs!!! Our theme this year is “Miraculous Mission.”

Contact Cathy Hayes at admin@crosshanover.org or call 781-826-5121 for more information or to register or volunteer to teach or help!

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Confirmation Class -  Resurrection Power: Overcoming Challenges
May
9
6:45 PM18:45

Confirmation Class - Resurrection Power: Overcoming Challenges

What is Confirmation?

 

Confirmation is a life-changing event for every youth fortunate enough to participate. Just as youth need assistance to grow physically and academically, the purpose of a confirmation program is to assist the formation of faith in young people. They receive the wonderful surprise of discovering how their faith is a source for building character and learning to make wise decisions. The result is a young person better equipped to deal with peer pressure and other teenage challenges. The youth naturally grows to comprehend the teachings in the Bible and appreciate the many advantages of living according to Christian principles.

What are the main activities?

  1. Confirmation Classes:

Thursday nights (twice monthly) on the scheduled day at the church from 6:45-8:00pm. This is where the students learn why Christians believe what they do.

  1. Special Events:

There also will be social and community outreach events. Past events have included: Feeding Children Everywhere food preparation, SkyZone, bowling, Laser Tag, camping, visiting nursing homes, paintball etc. Feel free to suggest other special events to Pastor Lantz.

The confirmation program is primarily for youth in 6th through 8th grades. Special classes can be prepared for students already in high school. The classes are open to all students 6th through 8th grade whether he or she attends church or not. Maybe there is a friend you can invite? For more information or if you would like to join the class, please contact Pastor Lantz at (plantz@crosshanover.org).

 

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Pastor and Pizza Mixer
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Pastor and Pizza Mixer

  This is a fun filled evening where you can receive answers to your questions about the Christian faith.  This is especially a time where new families at Church of the Cross can meet leaders of the congregation and make new friends.  If you want to increase your faith, learn more about opportunities to serve, and just have a fun night, then sign up by email (admin@crosshanover.org or calling 781-826-5121).

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Men's Pick Up Basketball - Final Evening!
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Men's Pick Up Basketball - Final Evening!

 

Monday Night Basketball is underway again this year.  If you are interested in getting some exercise with a friendly game of basketball, then plan on playing every Monday night from 7:00-8:30pm at Cardinal Cushing gymnasium.  This is open to all men high school age and older and it's a great opportunity to invite friends.  Begins January 14 and ends April 22.  No cost, but please sign up by contacting Pastor Paul at (plantz@crosshanover.org)

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Movie Night: The Passion of the Christ
Apr
5
6:15 PM18:15

Movie Night: The Passion of the Christ

“The Passion of the Christ” Friday, April 5 at 6:15pm

As we journey through the season of Lent and prepare for Holy Week, this event is a good opportunity to be reminded of just how much God loves each one of us. This film by Mel Gibson is one of the most moving portrayals of the final days of Jesus Christ ever produced. (Note: It is R rated for it’s graphic nature and not recommended for children.) There will be a time for refreshments and reflection immediately following the movie. Please RSVP by signing up on the bulletin board or contacting the church office. (admin@crosshanover.org or 781-826-5121)

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Midweek Lenten Services in March
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Midweek Lenten Services in March

LENT MARCH 2019 - In John 14: 6 Jesus made one of the most remarkable life changing claims for all people.  He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  This divine claim will be the focus of the Lenten worship series during the month of March.  Please plan to make 2019 an extra blessing for your life by attending the Wednesday night worship services from 7-7:45pm.

March 6 - Ash Wednesday (imposition of ashes)

March 13 - “Following the Way of Jesus”

March 20 - “Proclaiming the Truth of Jesus”

March 27 - “Living the Life of Jesus”

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Ash Wednesday - Imposition of Ashes
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday - Imposition of Ashes

LENT MARCH 2019 - In John 14: 6 Jesus made one of the most remarkable life changing claims for all people.  He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  This divine claim will be the focus of the Lenten worship series during the month of March.  Please plan to make 2019 an extra blessing for your life by attending the Wednesday night worship services from 7-7:45pm.

March 6 - Ash Wednesday (imposition of ashes)

March 13 - “Following the Way of Jesus”

March 20 - “Proclaiming the Truth of Jesus”

March 27 - “Living the Life of Jesus”

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Epiphany Dinner
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

Epiphany Dinner

Dottie Hayes has graciously offered to open her home for the Women's Epiphany dinner. Please bring a dish to share and a $10 grab gift! Call the church office or email us at admin@crosshanover.org for her address!

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"Natal Feliz" - Christmas Celebration
Dec
23
10:15 AM10:15

"Natal Feliz" - Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 23rd from 10:15 to 10:45am will be a special time for celebrating Christmas for our Portuguese-speaking members and friends. The coffee hour will be Brazilian themed. Later, there will be a special celebration at one of our church member’s homes for a fellowship time to include Scripture readings, a devotion and traditional Christmas music in Portuguese are all part of this beautiful event. Plus, more delicious food, desserts and drinks will be offered. Contact the church office for more information.

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Nehemiah Challenge: "The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength"
Nov
21
to Nov 22

Nehemiah Challenge: "The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength"

NEHEMIAH CHALLENGE:  REBUILD (October 1 to November 21)

Nehemiah courageously led the rebuilding of the city wall in Jerusalem after it had been in ruins for over 141 years.  By God’s amazing grace, the project was completed in just 52 days!  What could the Lord do in our congregation if we truly gave a 100% effort towards His ministry for 52 days? 

Worship 52 visitors

Discipleship 52 people committed to daily prayer and God’s Word

Stewardship 52 people join the Mission Support Team

25% of members commit to percentage offering

Family Life 5 new youth activities (children, middle school, high school, young
adult)

2 new ways to improve communication and assimilation

Outreach 5 “Matthew Parties”

2 Community projects

That is a God-sized list of goals; however, we unquestionably can accomplish this and even more if we are willing to step out in faith and seek God’s help.

NEHEMIAH CHALLENGE – UPDATE DAY #46
Getting ready for Sunday’s message: “Keeping a Pure Heart”

Nehemiah 13: 22… “Then I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come and guard the gates, to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember this also in my favor, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your steadfast love.”

  • Check out the very interesting context of this Bible passage. Success in life can be a very big challenge for our faith.

  • Question for Biblical meditation: How is God keeping my heart, mind and attitude pure?

More good news from the Nehemiah Challenge:

Another family hosted a “Matthew Party” (inviting friends from church and friends from with no church family)… at the party there were a number of great conversations. One person was even able to talk with a neighbor from a Muslim background. What a great way to graciously share the love of Christ in a natural and effective manner!

Note from Pastor Paul:

I’d just like to express a very heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that stepped out in faith during this Nehemiah Challenge.

You have heard the call of God and taken time for prayer, read God’s Word, make offerings with a cheerful heart, invite others to come to church, share the unconditional love of Jesus in so many wonderful ways!

I thank God for all of you and look forward to finishing strong these final days of the Nehemiah Challenge. My prayer is that this is just the beginning of a new level of spiritual commitment and joy in how God will impact countless lives for eternity through the ministry of Church of the Cross!

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Women of the Cross Get Together
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Women of the Cross Get Together

 I wish to extend an invitation for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship on Sunday October 21st from 1-4 PM at my home. Come enjoy the beautiful views over the cranberry bog from my front porch and my back patio sanctuary. Turkey chili and sandwiches will be provided, please bring a beverage, cheese, crackers, or a dessert to share. I’m looking forward to sharing a wonderful afternoon with you. Best, Kris

Contact the church office for more information - 781-826-5121

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Single Path Nature Walk
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Single Path Nature Walk

From the Open Space Committee: Join them at 10:00 AM on the Folly Hill property for a two mile walk on the Bog Iron Trail. The walk will feature the recent work of Eagle Scout candidate Christian Lyttle, who has added signage and improved the trail. We will walk the trail also known as the "Single Path", so named for Reverend Single, the blind former pastor of the Lutheran Church, who walked through the woods with his dog each day from his home on Broadway. A neat piece of Hanover history and a pretty woodland walk! Sturdy shoes and insect repellent are advised. For more information contact hanovertrailwalkers@gmail.com. They will be meeting at our far parking lot, by the new kiosk.

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