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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Our History

Overview

Founded in 1870 by thirteen German-American men, Cross Lutheran has seen many changes over the course of its 140 years.  As the community around it changed, Cross evolved into a dynamic, mission-driven congregation that actively reaches out to the neighborhood and its people.  

 

We invite you to learn more about Cross and its history from several different angles. 

 

Read through our timeline from 1870 to present. >>

 

Read five profiles of our members and see the history of Cross unfold through their eyes.

Betty Marx

Gloria Wright

Virginia Walker Riley

Denise Davis

Ann Hogan & Lisa Quam

 

 

Our Leadership through the Years

Pastors

The Rev. Werfelmann (1870-1877)

The Rev. J. C. Strasen (1879-1922)

The Rev. E. F. Schueler (1922-1942)

The Rev. Reynold Lillie (1941-1956)

The Rev. H. H. Schauland (1957-1967)

The Rev. Joseph Ellwanger (1967-2001)

The Rev. Robert Crabb (2003-2005)

The Rev. Kenneth W. Wheeler (2005-2013)

The Rev. Michelle Townsend de López (2013-Present)

 

Associate Pastors

The Rev. Ron Ballew

The Rev. Vic Hoffman

The Rev. Jeff Johnson

The Rev. Vivianne Thomas-Breitfeld

The Rev. Michelle Townsend de López

The Rev. Arlen Solem