February 25, 2018

 

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Join us Sunday:

Worship Service 9:30-11:15* AM

Youth Sunday School after service*

Adult Bible Study after service*

*Approximately 11:15 AM

 

Upcoming Events

Adult Forum

Sundays, 11:15-Noon
Now through end of Lent

Discussing "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America" by Jim Wallis

 

Lenten Dinner & Discussion

Join us for this joint event as hosted by our partipating partner churches.

2/21 -- Cross Lutheran

2/28 -- Cross Lutheran

3/7 -- Wauwatosa Presbyterian

3/14 -- Good Shepherd Trinity Pres.

3/21 -- Cross Lutheran

More info here >>

 

Soul Food Sunday

Feb. 25 ~ Noon-1pm

Celebrate Black History Month
with a shared meal. Sign up in
church to bring your favorite dish.

 

Spring Leadership Retreat

Saturday, April 28

More info to come!

 

Yard Clean-Up &
Garden Sign Dedication

Saturday, May 19

 

Healing Service

Saturday, May 19

 

 

News & More

Scholarships available!

Registration is open for the Ellwanger
and Luedke/Hoffman Scholarships!
Deadline is May 1, 2018.

Learn more >>


Adopt a Plot for 2018

Apply now for a plot in our 2018 Cross Lutheran Community Garden!

foodjustice.crosslutheranmke@gmail.com


Read our February Newsletter >>
African American History, Hate Crimes Prevention Act and James Byrd Jr., plus other news, articles and more!

 

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Betty Marx

Betty’s family found Cross in the 1920s through their neighbor, Eleanor Koepke, who taught Sunday school. Everyone was so nice, they stayed. Betty, born in 1926, was baptized at Cross. As the neighborhood changed, Cross briefly planned to move to 92nd Street, upsetting many; some left. Eventually Cross sold the land to Luther Manor. In the 50s, amid changes in the church, her mother tried churches closer to home. None measured up; they did not feel comfortable or welcome. Pastor Joe was called, some feared his reputation and what that would mean; again some left. Betty loved her Sunday School children and their families, and saw this as no reason to leave. Others left over the move away from using just the Green Hymnal and of course the RIC issues. She felt the same about the new LGBT members as she did back in the 50s. Betty says, “What difference does it make? Everyone is nice and friendly."

 

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