COVID-19 Update

Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.”
 
James 5:7-8 “Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.”
 
Dear Shadow of the Cross,
 
I know you are wondering when we will be re-opening the church. I know that many of you are anxious to get back into our regular routine of worship. I also know that all of the governor’s restrictions do not apply to churches. 
 
Even so, each church’s leadership council must assess the risk to its own congregation of opening too soon. Our leadership will be meeting virtually next week to discuss this and other matters. Until further notice, please be patient and remain in prayer.
 
The peace of the Lord be with you   -Rev. Brian Dupre, Pastor, SOTC

Remember – even in this pandemic God is with us and has everything in His hands, by His power and under His control. Be brave and very courageous, but not risky or foolish.

ALL worship services and scheduled activities at Shadow of the Cross have been canceled until further notice.

Please click on the “Sermons” menu bar item to read the most recent sermons. Please click on the “Devotions” menu bar item to read weekday devotions.

Please mail or send electronically your tithes and offerings to the church office.

 

Contribute Uplifting Messages or Pictures

by Tuesday afternoons, to be in the Midweek Blast.  We will be happy to share them with the congregation.  We are all in this together. Let’s stay connected!

On-Demand SilverSneakers Low-Impact Exercise Classes and Nutritional Videos

Worried about missing out on exercise or social opportunities? Good news: If you’re a SilverSneakers member, or if you want to get in a little exercise, you can take advantage of free SilverSneakers On-Demand workout and nutrition videos. Plus, check out these ideas to stay socially connected—from afar.

SilverSneakers is a low-impact exercise class that can consist of chair exercises and standing exercises.

Sign Up for Altar Flowers – Once Services Resume

Interested in adorning the altar with flowers for a weekend? Use the flower chart in the Narthex to sign up. You can purchase the altar flowers in celebration of an event, in memory of someone, or just because. Your message will be added to the bulletin for that weekend.  The cost is $50 for two vases or $25 for one. Please make your check out to Springbrook Garden Florist, place the check in one of the envelopes located below the flower chart, and then put the envelope in Deborah Quarles’ mailbox in the hallway.

Donate Items to Help Cass Corridor Residents – Once Activities Resume

The Shadow of the Cross Outreach Ministry is collecting items for those who are helped by the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Service Organization.

Items needed include:

  • Gently used coats and clothing
  • Food (nothing perishable and no glass)
  • Toiletries

Direct questions to Jackie Banks or Pastor Dupre.

Electric Wheelchair Available for Short-Term Use

Through a donation, the Board of Trustees now has an electric wheelchair that is in good shape.  Shadow of the Cross members can borrow it for a short time as needed.  If you are thinking of taking someone to a park or zoo or somewhere else, it will be a blessing to have.  Contact the church office to make arrangements.

CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Intercessory Prayer Saturdays Add “Joining Jesus on His Mission” Small Group Study

Merlin Fields leads the Saturday intercessory prayer session and the small group study that instructs attendees on how to be everyday missionaries, by working through the Joining Jesus on His Mission book. The group meets at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in the church. The next opportunity is March 14.