June 17, 2019

 

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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

Rabbi Cohen, Guest Preacher

Sunday, June 2 ~ 9:30 a.m.
Vegetarian potluck reception
following service.


Heavenly Harp Concert

Friday, June 28 ~ 7 p.m.

Beautiful harp music, plus inspiring stories! Learn more >>

 

 

News & More

Scholarships Available!

Apply now for the Ellwanger and
Luedke/Hoffman Scholarships!
Get more info >>

 

Support our Boiler GoFundMe

Keep the church warm all year!

Help us reach our $50,000 goal. >>

 

Weekly Fellowship Hour

Immediately after Sunday service!

Sign up to host here >>

 

 

 

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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