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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The Reverend

Michelle Yvette Townsend

de López, Lead Pastor

 

 

Pastor Michelle currently serves as the Lead Pastor. She is committed to the execution of the purpose and vision of the congregation grounded in the Holy Spirit and social justice for our community. She is responsible for various areas of ministry such as administration, communication, worship & prayer, sacramental ministry, pastoral care, elders/caregivers, community outreach, ministry partners and evangelism for all ministries. Additionally, provides supervision and guidance in the daily activities of the church.

 

Prior to joining the ministry in a professional capacity, Pastor Michelle worked in the legal field as a paralegal and as a Human Resources Director for a financial software and media company.  She has a great love for people, especially children, youth and elders.  She was a faithful and dedicated member of Cross for over 30 years where she was shaped and nurtured by this wonderfully diverse congregation and served in many capacities of lay leadership.  

 

Rev. Michelle Y. Townsend de López received her Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with an emphasis in Hispanic/Latino ministries. She also earned her Youth and Family Certification via the Bishop’s Initiative in coordination with Wartburg Seminary.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish/International Relations.

 

Rev. Michelle Y. Townsend de López is married to Mr. Leonel López and they are the proud parents of five young boys: René, Samuelle, Leo, Erendirani and Quetzal and fur parents of “Chula” the Chow Chow. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, entertaining, reading, traveling, and listening to world music.

 

People who have significantly influenced her faith and vocation have been her maternal grandmother, Lillie Belle Flowers, professor and mentor, Dr. Linda Thomas and dear friend the Rev. Kenneth Wheeler.

 

Her favorite scriptures are Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I am doing a new thing”, Esther 4:14 “…And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this.”

 

 

Email: mytmich@gmail.com