Pastor Lane speaking….
My sabbatical is almost over at this point. Thank
you again for allowing me this time off. I feel
refreshed and ready to go. I am looking forward to
In Grade school one of the first assignments was to
write an essay on ‘What did I do on my summer
vacation?’ My essay will be “What did I do on my
sabbatical? On Oct 2nd I will meet with the synod
sabbatical committee to discuss this.
I had a wonderful canoe trip with my brothers-in-law
in July. August, I did some projects around the
farm, state fair, and the beginning of water
problems for the farmhouse. We weren’t able to go to
Germany due to Mary’s mother’s death. But the
airline has given us credit for the tickets. So
whenever we can arrange our schedules we will go to
Germany, probably next summer.
I will be back on Oct 1. It will be exciting to
begin confirmation, youth programming, visits,
worship and many more things with you again.
Let the construction BEGIN!
Mark your calendar to attend
worship on October 5th
A full morning is planned to not only have a
for the renovation project but a
reception for Pastor Lane & Mary
after worship with cake & coffee being
We will have an organizational meeting of
all 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students and
Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30
for the 2014-2015 year. There will be some
changes to the program this year that I
think you will like. It will be very
important that all of you be at this
meeting. There will also be a signup sheet
for parents at the meeting. Some of the
responsibilities for parents will be driving
to events, chaperoning events and mentoring.
I will explain these further at the meeting.
Everyone will need to sign up for something.
Classes this year will be on Sunday mornings
after church service, starting October 12th
SE MN FOOD SHELF CHALLENGE
Cross of Christ has accepted the challenge
to raise 8,000 lbs. of non-perishable food
starting Oct. 1 through Nov. 1st.
All food collected will go to the Houston
Food Shelf. Thrivent will do matching funds
for those groups that meet this challenge.
Watch future bulletins for further
information on this worthwhile cause.