Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as serving as coffee hostess to being part of our prayer chain. 

Prayer Chain

There are times in our lives when we or someone we know can use some extra prayers.  Holy Cross has an active prayer chain that takes requests and sends out those requests on a regular basis to those volunteers that have offered to say extra prayers. A chain is only as strong as it’s links and this chain can always use more strong links.  If you are interested in helping say those extra prayers, please contact our office and let us know!
The Adult Choir provides music for most Sunday 8:00 am worship services, fall-through-spring.  Choir rehearsal is scheduled at 9:00 am on Sunday morning following the 8:00 service.  Individuals or groups may sign up on a weekly basis to provide special music during the summer.  Additional voices are welcome! 

The Experiential Worship service offers contemporary music with guitar.
The Stewardship Committee encourages the members of Holy Cross to use their time, talents, and gifts to further the work of God’s kingdom within the local community, across the nation and around the world.  Holy Cross is always seeking visionaries and people with exceptional leadership and communication skills to join this team.  
Service Team
This active committee organizes service projects that support others locally, nationally, and abroad.  This committee also hosts various fellowship opportunities that take place at Holy Cross.  If you enjoy serving others and event planning, then we welcome your involvement.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining the service and fellowship committee. 
Altar Guild
The Holy Cross Lutheran Altar Guild is responsible for setting up communion, refilling the oil candles, changing the paraments, clearing up after services, and ensuring communion supplies are on hand.  If you would like to assist in preparing the sanctuary for worship, please contact us.
The usher team at our church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Shared Harvest
Shared Harvest is an outreach program of our congregation and other Lutheran congregations in the Truckee Meadows.  Donated items are collected each month and then bagged at various local churches for distribution.  Requested food items and other non-perishables are listed in the newsletter and bulletin.  Shared Harvest is always looking for volunteers to help pack and distribute donations on a monthly basis.  Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering for this program. 
Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief offers projects that focus on the root causes of poverty.  Holy Cross supports LWR monetarily and by donating good and materials throughout the year to different causes.  If you would like to learn more about LWR or give to this worthy organization, please click on this link: www.lwr.org.