August 15, 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

 

Annual Block Party

Sunday, August 19 ~ Noon-3 p.m.
outside Cross Lutheran Church

Free food, information, entertainment and a chance to socialize with the church, neighbors, partners and more!

 

News & More

The Mural is Underway!

See how it's coming along >>


Bus Fundraiser!

Help raise money for a new bus! >>


Vacation Bible School

VBS may be over, but you can
watch the video!


Read our June Newsletter

Engaging in the missions of Cross, a tribute to The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, getting out in to the garden, community updates 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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