We invite you to join us for worship each Sunday morning and receive the Gifts of God in Word and Sacrament!
Nursery care is available during Sunday School/Bible Study hour for children ages 2 and under. There is a 'cry room' at the back of the Sanctuary for use during all Worship services.
Other special services occur throughout the year. Watch for updates or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list.
We continue to practice safe distancing. Click here to learn more. For those who need or wish to remain at home, we continue to live stream the worship service through Pastor John De Young's Facebook page (which is also shared on the church's Facebook page here).
We at Cross of Christ practice closed communion. It's one of the most loving things we can do. What does this mean?
“Our Lord is the Lord Who serves.” Jesus Christ came into the flesh not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. Our Lord serves us today through His Means of Grace: His Holy Word and Sacraments. Holy Communion is a Gift Christ gives to His Church and through the practice of receiving His True Body and Blood, in, with, and under the bread and wine. When received in faith, it brings forgiveness, new life, and salvation.
The practice of closed Communion as a Biblical practice has been the norm since the very beginning of the Sacrament. The strict limitation of participation is clearly evident during the apostolic age. Further, Lutheran theology at the reformation also declared that “none are admitted except they first be examined” (AC XXIV 6; cf AP 1, VIII, 40).
Holy Communion is also a statement of our unity in Christ (community). Those who receive the Lord’s Supper at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church are baptized Christians who have been instructed in and publicly confess the Evangelical Lutheran faith. For this reason, only members of our congregation or sister congregations of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod are ordinarily communed at this altar. If you have any questions regarding the doctrine of Closed Communion, please talk to the pastor before or after the service.
To learn more, please click here for an article from former LCMS President Rev. A.L. Barry.