Athletic activities include a wide variety of activities for the children and adults of the parish. Currently, for adults, there are men and co-ed softball teams that play during the spring and summer months. Our Youth group organizes periodic outings to local roller-rinks and ski trips. Also, Happy Feet soccer camp is offered through our Early Childhood Center for children in our care. For more information, watch the Sunday bulletin.
The Chancel Guild is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the altar and chancel of the church for divine services and special occasions. They coordinate the seasonal floral arrangements that beautify the sanctuary, as well as provide the communion arrangements each week. Volunteers with helping hands are always welcome.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML)
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is a Synod-wide women’s organization, which provides support to our missionary efforts through local activities of the women of the parish. LWML meetings are held quarterly at Holy Cross in the fellowship hall, and additional opportunities occur throughout the year for circuit and other special meetings with women from other LCMS churches. LWML also operates the bookstore. LWML Bible study is held in the morning of the second Wednesday of each month.
Music Activities are varied and numerous in our parish, all with the focus of bringing this gift to our worship services and help lead the parish in its musical expressions to our Lord. For more information or to make your talents known, please call or email the church office.
Men’s Bible Study & Activities
Men’s Bible study activities include breakfast meetings each Tuesday morning at 6:15 am in the fellowship hall, a weekly evening Bible study, and an annual retreat. During the weekly breakfast meetings the men take turns preparing breakfast for the group and spend time in Bible study. No advance reservation is required. The Weekly Evening Bible Study rotates the location among participants.
The handbell choir plays for church services throughout the year. Members of the choir do not need to have previous experience or be able to read music. We will teach you. All those interested in “lending a hand” are welcome!
Instrumentalists of all varieties are always needed for ensembles, solos, and accompaniments.
Prayer Chain activities pass along prayer requests from members of the church so that together we can bring our specific needs and concerns to God. The chain typically involves most Holy Cross families. We pass requests along an email and telephone-tree system. We have seen the Lord respond in remarkable ways!
Bible study and Sunday school classes are offered for adults and children starting at age 3. The Sunday School hour is from 9:30-10:30 on Sunday mornings. Mid-week classes and confirmation instruction for grades 5-8 is also offered. Adult confirmation and new member orientation classes are held several times through out the year. Vacation Bible School is held each summer.
Reflections From The Cross publication
The Reflections From The Cross publication is our monthly newsletter to keep all members advised of the mission and focus of the parish, as well as up-coming events, and news about parish members. Please advise the church office, 816-452-9113, regarding any material or information that may be appropriate for inclusion. Also feel free to contact the church office for more information on any items found in the newsletter. Volunteers are always welcome to help assemble the Reflections From The Cross mailings each month.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is offered each summer in late June/July. It is designed for members of all ages. Details and enrollment forms are available each spring in the monthly Reflection Of The Cross publication and the Sunday bulletin. Non-member children are particularly encouraged to attend and members are strongly urged to invite their non-church friends.