Life, together in the orchard.
Come as you are
As a community of faith, it is our privilege to love all, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Affirming with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one to share a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by that grace, we will embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all.
We welcome all who are seeking God's love and grace. Welcoming all because God welcomes us, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. Welcoming all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.
There is a place for you here in the orchard.
Worship this Sunday at 10:30am
Visiting a new church can be intimidating. To help ease your concerns, we would like to share a little about what to expect as a guest.
To start, you will find plenty of parking upon your arrival and a warm greeting when you come inside. Coffee or tea is almost always on, grab a bulletin from an usher, and find a seat in the sanctuary.
Worship is at the center of who we are as God's people. It is what keeps us grounded. That worship is based in the rich traditions of the Christian church. In those traditions there is a pattern of gathering together to hear and reflect on God's Word for our lives and our world, to pray together, share a meal and then sent out to share that grace with the world that God loves.
This Month at Holy Cross
Mid-Week Bible Study
Sundays, 9:00-10:00am in the Conference Room
Called Forward Together In Christ For The Sake Of The World: A Consultation Paper on Future Directions of the ELCA
Presiding Bishop of the ELCA Elizabeth Eaton, together with the ELCA Conference of Bishops and Church Council, has embarked on an ambitious process to invite people, ministries, and institutions of the ELCA into a conversation about future directions of this church. Join us as we discuss this paper as a basis for conversation and an opportunity to provide feedback on the document which will be launched in 2017 as part of marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Explore what it means to have a living faith through lively conversation on varies topics relevant to the world today. Coffee and tea provided. See calendar for scheduled topics.
Join quilting women and men Tuesday mornings from 9:30am to Noon as they tie, pin, and put together quilts that are donated locally, nationally, and globally. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Choir Wednesdays, 7:00pm
Come and lift a joyful voice in praise. Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music. -Martin Luther
First and Third Thursdays, 10:30am
The Mid-Week Bible study group meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30am. On October 6th we begin a study of the book of Acts, or what we lovingly call “The Second Book of Luke.” We welcome you to join us while we learn what Luke had to say about the early church. Come explore the foundations of our church traditions and join in conversation about what you hear Luke trying to say that is relevant to the church even today.