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COOL Plant & Flower Sale

Order deadline: Monday, April 1.

View PDF order form

This sale is a wonderful opportunity to purchase annual plants for your yard while supporting COOL Ministries at the same time. The plants are delivered directly from a greenhouse the morning of the pick-up, and the sale provides financial support to the COOL Ministries Food Pantry and Transitional Housing programs, which serve many hungry and homeless families in our area.

Looking for great Mother’s Day gifts? Order beautiful hanging baskets and patio pots that are perfect for gift giving, and pick them up the day before Mother’s Day!


Orders are due to Holy Cross on Monday, April 1, and plants will be available for pick up at Bethel Lutheran Church in Gurnee on Saturday, May 11 (the day before Mother’s Day!). The plant pick-up will occur outside in the Bethel parking lot from 11:30 am to 2 pm.

To order plants, download the order form here. Order forms can either be submitted online with credit card payment here or return your order form to Holy Cross by April 1 with a check payable to COOL Ministries.

Interested in volunteering? We have a great team from Holy Cross and would love to have your help! Sign up online at:


Questions? Contact Terry Berger, Patty Moyer, Jeri Powers, or Diane Rammelsberg at

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2023 Annual Report

View Holy Cross' 2023 Annual Report above. 


Worship Participant Brochure

Volunteers are essential to worship experiences at Holy Cross. The tasks are easy and fulfilling. Mentorship is available for any worship volunteer position in which you may have an interest.

You may volunteer to help as a Greeter, Reader, Communion Assistant, Assistant Minister, Usher, or help with Altar Care. Children in grades 6 - 8 may serve as acolytes. It is a great feeling to know that you participated in the church service while showing your love for God and our church family. Learn more about these tasks in the Worship Participants Brochure


Contact the church office at or (847) 367-4060 to be added to our list of worship volunteers. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Mission Endowment Scholarships


Due date: April 30

Through the Holy Cross Mission Endowment Fund, Holy Cross provides scholarships to assist and encourage post-high school education for its members. These scholarships may be used at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school. Requirements are that you be an active member of Holy Cross and that you submit an application form including a thoughtful faith statement.

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