Scripture Reading Challenge for Lent
Feb
14
to Mar 31

Scripture Reading Challenge for Lent

SCRIPTURE READING CHALLENGE FOR LENT – EXODUS

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, you are invited to take part in a journey through scripture to bless your soul by reading all 40 chapters of Exodus. The readings will accompany the Sunday sermons. Read Wednesday-Tuesday and take a break on Sunday.


 

Feb. 14 - Feb. 20 Week #1… chapters 1-6

Feb. 21 - Feb. 27 Week #2… chapters 7-12

Feb. 28 - Mar. 6 Week #3… chapters 13-18

 Mar. 7 - Mar. 13 Week #4… chapters 19-24

Mar. 14 - Mar. 20 Week #5… chapters 25-30

 Mar. 21 - Mar. 31 Week #6… chapters 31-40

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Sunday Sermon Series for LENT 2018
Feb
18
to Mar 25

Sunday Sermon Series for LENT 2018

SUNDAY SERMON SERIES FOR LENT 2018

FEED YOUR SOUL: EXODUS TO FREEDOM”

Reaching the “Promised Land” is always a strenuous journey of faith. Prepare for six wonderful weeks of messages from the book of Exodus highlighting God’s plan to feed our souls and provide freedom.

Feb. 18:  "PRAY"... Exodus 3

Feb. 25: REPENT… Exodus 12

Mar. 4: SERVE… Exodus 18

Mar. 11: RESPECT… Exodus 20

Mar. 18: GIVE… Exodus 25

Mar. 25: WORSHIP… Exodus 34

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Men's Pick Up Basketball
Feb
19
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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Beginner's Bible Study
Feb
20
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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Lenten Midweek Worship
Feb
21
to Mar 21

Lenten Midweek Worship

LENT WORSHIP/BIBLE STUDY – “Looking for the Lord”

Everyone is looking for a way to succeed in life. Education, hard work, healthy living, job opportunities, and more… these are common ways we look to improve our lives. Yet, our real challenge is to keep God’s will first priority in our lives! Beginning Wednesday, February 21 from 7:00-8:00pm everyone is invited to a five week study of God’s Word so that we can keep God’s will first in our lives. Topics for each will include: forgiveness, peace, joy, compassion, purpose. This hour each week during Lent can provide the spiritual strength you may be longing for!

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Brazilian Bible Study
Feb
25
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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Mainspring Meal
Mar
10
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
Mar
11
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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Adult Bible Study
Apr
8
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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High School Youth
Feb
18
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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Youth Choir
Feb
15
4:15 PM16:15

Youth Choir

Church of the Cross offers a great opportunity for Middle School and High School youth to have a great time singing. You do not have to have any previous experience singing in a choir. They practice once a week and sing in worship about once a month. Please contact Pastor Lantz to sign up or for more info.(plantz@crosshanover.org)

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Scout Sunday
Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

Scout Sunday

Today we celebrate the Boy and Girl Scouts from our congregation. We pray God's blessing on them as they learn valuable life lessons to honor God and country. Thanks to the scouts for helping make worship special today!

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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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New Year's Eve Party
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

New Year's Eve Party

Start off 2018 with some fun with your friends from church! Everyone is invited and feel free to bring some friends. The party will be at the Cardinal Cushing Rec Center. (405 Washington St. Hanover) There will be games (pool, air hockey, ping pong, Wii and more), music, and good food. Everyone is invited to bring an appetizer. If you would like to attend, please rsvp with Pastor Paul. (plantz@crosshanover.org)

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Christmas Eve Worship
Dec
24
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Eve Worship

There will be a 9:00 AM worship service on Christmas Eve and also a 6:00 PM service with candle light!

You are cordially invited to make Christmas 2017 extra special for your family!

 

Join us for worship at 6:00 PM ending with Candle light singing!

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

"Feliz Natal" - Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 10th from 10:15 to 10:45am will be a special time for worship in Portuguese. This event will be in the Friendship Hall after church. Scripture readings, a devotion and traditional Christmas music in Portuguese are all part of this beautiful event. Plus, delicious brunch, desserts and drinks will be offered.

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Sanctuary Cleaning
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Sanctuary Cleaning

A group is gathering to spruce up our sanctuary, blow away some old cobwebs and polish the pews!!!  They will meet at the church on Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM, and then again on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM!  Hope you'll come and help! The more the merrier!

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Movie Night
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night

The Confirmation class is going to the national premiere of “Mully” at the Independence Mall Regal Cinemas at 7:00 PM on October 3rd. All are invited to join them! “Mully” is a true inspirational Christian movie about an orphan in Kenya that becomes a millionaire and later trades his life of riches to provide a home for hundreds of street children.

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Mount Monadnock Hike
Sep
23
7:30 AM07:30

Mount Monadnock Hike

Information from Trevor:

-the summit is 3,165 feet

-entry is $5 for anyone over 12 and free for under 12

-the trail head entrance and parking is at 116 Poole Rd in Jaffrey, NH

-I figured we would take the white dot trial up which is 1.9 miles and the white cross trail down which is 2 miles (total of 3.9 mile round trip hike)

-sturdy hiking shoes or sneakers should be worn (no sandals or open toed shoes!)

-backpack with plenty of water, snacks and something to eat at the top 

-this is a nice athletic hike and people who are in decent shape should find it very enjoyable though most likely challenging in a couple parts! If someone is on the fence I would ask them if they could do a 5 mile walk on the treadmill, if the answer is no it would probably be a very strenuous and un-enjoyable time.

-hope for great weather this year and the colors will be beautiful!

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Paintball Excursion
Sep
2
8:45 AM08:45

Paintball Excursion

When: Saturday, September 2

 

Where: P & L Paintball in Bridgewater

 

Cost: $50… includes 500 paintballs and all rental equipment

 

Game Plan:

 

Plan to meet at Lutheran Church of the Cross (77 Rockland St., Hanover, MA) at 8:45am. We will carpool to P & L Paintball (1221 Bedford St., Bridgewater, MA) and return to the church around 12:30 – 1:00pm.

 

Register:

 

To confirm your registration please email Pastor Paul at plantz@crosshanover.org

For more info or questions, call Pastor at 339-203-2258

 

Finally, please note if you are able to drive or will need a ride.

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School 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 "Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory is Won!"  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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