"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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Mainspring Meal
Jan
12
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
Jan
13
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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Confirmation Class - Apostles' Creed - Part 1
Dec
6
6:45 PM18:45

Confirmation Class - Apostles' Creed - Part 1

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:

Tuesday 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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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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First Fall Clean-Up
Sep
29
7:00 AM07:00

First Fall Clean-Up

There is a huge amount of work to be done outside, so if at all possible, set aside some time to come help. Blowers, rakes, tarps would all be helpful as well! And a special invitation to our Youth looking for Community Service hours. We need some strong young people to clean up the church grounds and could use your help. Gloves will be supplied if you don’t have any. We will be working from 7 AM -12 PM or whenever works for you!.Call me if you want to join us so I can make a list of who will be there. Thank you! Jeff Sampson – 617-877-2104.

 

 

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Fall Festival
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Festival

A Fall Festival will be held here at church on Saturday, September 22, rain or shine, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   The Festival is being organized by the Uptown Group but they are open to anyone and everyone participating.  This is a fund raiser with 10' by 12' vendor spaces available for $25.  Hot food will be available as well as a bake sale. Please see Linda Giolito (781) 452-7783) and let her know of your interest and support.  Sandy Sweetser (781-934-7515 or 781-738-9707) is in charge of renting spaces. 

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Aug
3
to Aug 12

Project Moses Brazil Mission Trip

By God’s grace, we are planning our third mission trip in Brazil.  The objective is to help support a local Brazilian pastor and his congregation serving in a very poor community.  (Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul)  As in past years, we will also be working with three large elementary schools and one foster care facility.    For more info or if you may like to help financially support this year's mission team, contact Pastor Lantz.  (plantz@crosshanover.org) You can write a check and note it's for Project Moses Brazil. Or you can donate by clicking our PayPal button! Thank you!

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The "A" List Summer Vacation Sermon Series
Jul
22
to Jul 29

The "A" List Summer Vacation Sermon Series

Every family has dreams of going on wonderful summer vacations. These next two months our congregation will journey through an “A” List of sermon topics that are certain to be fulfilling and life changing. We are at our final destination of this series!

 

 

July 29 – “Adoration & Apostles”

 

This summer will be a time for real growth in God’s Word! Let’s keep praying and inviting others to come for these amazing moments of worship!

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Vacation Bible Camp
Jul
16
to Jul 20

Vacation Bible Camp

Vacation Bible Camp is held from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monday through Friday. 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 the theme is Concordia's "Splash Canyon" and we'll learn God's promises on life's wild ride! Registration forms are available!

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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Church Picnic
Jun
24
10:30 AM10:30

Church Picnic

We will be celebrating the end of the school year and the beginning of summer with a Church Picnic right after worship.  So, come to church dressed casual!  There will be music, games for everyone, and a delicious cookout.  This will be a great weekend to invite friends for a visit!  If you want to help with the preparations or have ideas to make the event even more fun, contact Pastor Lantz.  (plantz@crosshanover.org)

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Brazilian Bible Study
May
27
10:30 AM10:30

Brazilian Bible Study

There will be a special Portuguese Bible study at the Cardinal Cushing Recreation Center from 10:30 - 12:30 PM. On the last Sunday of each month, there will be a time for music, prayer and studying God's Word in Portuguese. There will also be games and fun activities for kids and adults. For more information, contact Rosangela Lantz or Pastor Paul.

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Adult Bible Study
May
6
10:20 AM10:20

Adult Bible Study

This Bible study taught by Pastor George Mather is called "Answering the Tough Ones". This study will help you become better equipped to answer tough questions of the faith as it says in 1 Peter 3:15... "Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect." Feel free to share your tough questions with Pastor Mather so he can address them during the study.

Runs from Sunday April 8 - Sunday May 6.

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Beginner's Bible Study
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Beginner's Bible Study

All are welcome to join Kate and Chip McDonald in their home for a beginner's bible study. It will meet every other week until May 15. Join in anytime. All you need to bring is an open heart to learn and any prayer requests you may have. Each study will have a different theme to examine in the bible. No previous Bible study experience is necessary! All we want is to grow closer to Jesus and the Word of God.

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Men's Pick Up Basketball
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Men's Pick Up Basketball

 

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 7:00-9:00pm 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 22 and ends April 30.  No cost, but please sign up by contacting Pastor Paul at (plantz@crosshanover.org)

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High School Youth -
Apr
8
10:30 PM22:30

High School Youth -

Cardinal Cushing Recreation Center is open for good times! If you are in High School, this is your chance to have fun and grow in faith. The plan is to meet twice a month on Sundays and have a special event once each month. The special even for February is to go skiing, snowboarding, or tubing during Winter Vacation week. If you need a ride or want more info, see Daniel Stouffer or Pastoer Lantz.

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