Worship

We believe that corporate worship is God’s ongoing gift that sustains the faith of individuals, couples, families, and the congregation through the Word and Sacraments.

Sunday Mornings:

Fellowship & Refreshments 8:30 a.m.; The Good News… 8:50 a.m.
Summer Service 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday Evenings:

WOW Service 6:00 p.m.

Traditional Service:
The 8:00 a.m. service on Sundays is traditional. We use the liturgies and traditional hymns in the Lutheran Book of Worship. We receive Holy Communion every week at the communion rail.

Contemporary Service:
The contemporary service is at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. While we still use traditional parts of the liturgy and sing some traditional hymns, we use updated language and newer music that guide our service. Holy Communion is served every week at stations near at the front of the sanctuary.

Worship On Wednesdays (WOW):
We have Worship on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (except during the season of Lent, when we meet at 7:00 p.m.). We have our sins forgiven, hear God’s Word and the sermon from the previous Sunday, and celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Summer Service:
During the Summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend), our congregation gathers for one service at 9:30 a.m. Gathered by the Holy Spirit into one worshiping community, all the traditional elements are there: We confess our sins and receive God’s forgiveness, hear God’s Word read and proclaimed, and partake of Holy Communion. We blend together the rich hymns from our tradition and use a contemporary-style liturgy. This year, our Summer Series is “The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Mark.”

Holy Communion:
At Holy Cross, we practice open communion. All baptized Christians who believe that Jesus’ body and blood are present in the bread and wine (grape juice) are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Pastoral Acts:

Holy Baptism:
In Holy Baptism, our heavenly Father unites us to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through water and the Word. Baptisms are scheduled with the pastor. In the case of infant baptisms, parents complete a baptism class with the pastor; older children and adults will meet with the pastor to prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. The Baptism Information Card can be filled out and provided to the office.

Weddings:
God instituted marriage as a relationship of mutual commitment and faithfulness in which one man and one woman share the joys and struggles of life together. Anyone who is an active member of Holy Cross may request a date for their wedding by contacting the pastor. For more information, see the Wedding Handbook.

Funerals & Memorial Services:
When a person dies, funeral or memorial services are scheduled to gather family and friends for the purpose of supporting each other and honoring the life of the person who has died. The pastor and our community are happy to assist in all aspects of these rites and rituals. Please contact the office immediately for assistance. If you’d like to make some arrangements through pre-planning, you may want to discuss this form with the pastor and/or a funeral director. Funeral Information Sheet

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