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Sunday Morning: 9:00 a.m.
Monday Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.
The Lord's Supper is offered the first, third, and fifth Sunday
and the following Monday of the month
Sunday School and Adult Bible study at 10:30 a.m.
Dear members of Cross of Christ,
In an effort to better preach the gospel of Jesus to the members of Cross of Christ and to the city of Portage, Cross of Christ decided to have a self-assessment done of the congregation by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). This will take place on February 22-23 at Cross of Christ. On Saturday, February 22, Pastor Eric Roecker from the WELS Commission on Evangelism will lead a Bible study from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A meal will be provided around 12:00 p.m. This Bible study will cover different areas of gospel ministry that Cross of Christ currently carries out such as Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, Fellowship, Elders, etc. It will take about 45 minutes to go through each area of gospel ministry. After Pastor Roecker finishes a Bible study on an area of gospel ministry, members will get into breakout groups for about 15 minutes to discuss how they would like Cross of Christ to carry out that area of gospel ministry. Even though 8 hours may seem like a long time to go through a Bible study, it is very valuable. Members learn about the importance of each of the areas of gospel ministry Cross of Christ carries out. In addition, many WELS congregations who have gone through it have said it is a lot of fun and the time just flies by.
On Sunday, February 23 after the Sunday morning worship service from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Pastor Roecker will present the information he gathered in the breakout groups. The members of Cross of Christ will decided what suggestions need to be addressed by Cross of Christ and which ones do not. Even though this presentation is scheduled for two hours, often it only lasts about hour. Please make every effort to attend the Bible Study on February 22 and the presentation on February 23. If you cannot attend the entire Bible study, come for part of the day. If you cannot attend both days, attend one. The more you attend, the more beneficial it will be for you and for Cross of Christ.
Lastly, the WELS would like all confirmed members of Cross of Christ to do an online pulse survey by Saturday, February 8 as part of the Self-Assessment. This pulse survey gathers valuable information about the members of the congregation that is needed for the Self-Assessment. This pulse survey takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour to finish. Once you start it, you need to finish it because it does not save your information. You can access the pulse survey by clicking on the Members tab and typing in the Username and Password. The Username is “member”. The Password is “lutheran”. After you login, then you click on the Member Pulse Survey tab to start the survey.
We thank all of you for your help with the Self-Assessment. We are excited to find out how Cross of Christ can better share the gospel of Jesus with its members and with the people in Portage.
Your servants in Christ,
Pastor Schultz & Cross of Christ Church Council
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.