Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome to Cross Lutheran Church!

We welcome you, to join us and become a part of our Christian community.

Jesus welcomed everyone; that is our aim, too. Whether you're here for the first time or the thousandth, we count ourselves blessed by your presence.

200 Ruppert Street
Pigeon, Michigan 48755

Church Office: 989-453-3330

Cross Lutheran Church and School are located 2 blocks south of the main intersection in downtown.
Watch for our sign, then one block west!

Visit the Cross School website at

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 noon.

Church Services
Service: 9:30 a.m.

2015 - Cross Lutheran Church - Special Offering Schedule. Click here

WE HAVE A FAMILY ROOM located off the hallway next to the choir room. It has a changing table, rocking chair, refrigerator, microwave and comfortable furniture. Please feel free to make use of this room!

COMMUNION BREAD We need people to sign up to provide communion bread.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ZONE - Families with small children need easy access to the exits. We would like to keep the last two rows of pews in the church available for them. Please keep this in mind when selecting your seating.

SCRIP CARD SALES will take place on the first Sunday of each month, after service.

FALL FOOD DRIVE - This month is our Annual Fall Food Drive to support the Pigeon Food Pantry. Please be generous with your donations and place them in the wheelbarrows in the overflow area! All items are needed, food, personal hygiene, paper supplies, etc. When you are out shopping, pick up a few extra items to share. Thank you.

COMPASSION EVANGELICAL HOSPITAL is in a critical financial situation. Due to the poor economy in Guinea and patients avoiding clinics and hospitals for fear of catching Ebola, hospital revenue is dramatically down. Presently, the WHO estimates that we likely will not achieve control or plateau of the epidemic in West Africa for another 8 or 9 months; the worst case scenarios are catastrophic. To help, you can mail a check to: Compassion Evangelical Hospital, P.O. Box 870, Southfield, MI 48037

QUILTING DAY - Can you tie a knot? If so you are qualified to help put together quilts! Each 2nd Wednesday of the month, we meet in the overflow area at 1 p.m. to put together quilts which are distributed locally as well as around the world. We have MANY which need putting together. Please stop by and help out! MISSING! One of the quilt racks has gone astray. If you know its location, please call the church office. Thank you.

OPEN REGISTRATION: for Preschool through 8th grade at Cross Lutheran School. If you know of any family that is interested in a solid Christian Education for their child(ren) please have them contact the office for more information - 989-453-3330 ext. 201.

OCC - We are getting closer to our goals for the 2015 campaign. Check the poster by the Welcome Desk to see what is still needed. We still have many shoeboxes that need wrapping. We want to thank everyone for their tremendous response so far and we want to invite you to join us on November 19 at 6 p.m. to help pack the shoeboxes. We need many willing hands and giving hearts to help us complete this project. We are also looking for some people to bring in some finger type foods for the workers that night. Donations of small sandwiches, cheese, fruit, veggies, bottled water, cookies, etc. are REALLY appreciated by the workers. These workers will be from Cross as well as neighboring churches and towns. Let Lori Smith know, or sign up at the Welcome Desk if you could help us out. Remember to pray for us as this project come to a peak, and also pray for the future recipients of these shoebox gifts!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed 2 1/2 - 3 hours a day to help prepare and serve school lunches. If you can be of help, please contact Karen Paterson.

OPEN GYM - On Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. the gym will be open for use.

HANDY HELPERS - If you would like to be added to the list of Handy Helpers, please contact the church office. Handy Helpers are called upon to help out with providing items for coffee hours, special events, etc.

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY meets on the first Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. with snacks only, and on the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. All men and their guest's are welcome! Bring a dish, snacks to pass, munchies or something to drink, there is plenty to share.

YOUNG ADULTS 18-24 - Are you interested or do you know anyone who might want help with money for training? Call or stop by Thumbworks! You might be eligible for funds. 269-2311.

TOYS FOR TOTS BENEFIT PASTA BUFFET will take place Monday, November 16th from 4-7 p.m. at The Pasta House Ballroom in Kinde.

THE CHILDREN ARE TAKING ORDERS November 6 - 29. for KAREN'S HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS! This is a tuition assistance fundraiser and helps the participating child with their individual tuition. $6.00 per dozen, frozen and ready to pop in the oven at any time! Pick up orders Friday, December 11th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Form available at the Welcome Desk.

LAKER DRAMA PRESENTS: Cinderella, Thursday - Saturday, November 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday November 22 at 2 p.m. at Laker High School Auditorium. Ticket donations: Adults $5, students $3.

WOMEN OF FAITH - will meet on Saturday, November 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Topic will be "Divine Strength".

YOUTH FOR CHRIST CHRISTMAS BENEFIT AUCTION will take place November 21 at 9 a.m. at the Bad Axe Junior High School.

THUMB DISTRIBUTION will take place Saturday, November 21 8:30 - 10 Laker Elementary School. If you are able to help out, set up begins at 7 a.m.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE will be held here at Cross on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. If you would like to provide a homemade pie for the reception afterwards, please sign up at the Welcome Desk. Thank you.

TACT PRESENTS A Christmas Carol, Sunday, November 22. This is a fundraiser with a reception and silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m. held at USA Auditorium.

CEA is gearing up for our Annual Christmas Fair on Friday, December 11! We are looking for any donations that we could use for our fun event! New items, handmade items, baked goods,monetary, etc. This is a fun day for the children, where they can purchase gifts for their family and friends! Then top off shopping by wrapping and preparing gifts for Christmas morning! Please help us make this another EXCEPTIONAL year for our children. Donations can be dropped to the school office. Any questions please give April a call at 553-0663.

125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - will take place Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Planning has already begun. Co-chairs are Leanne Smith and Pam Sturm. Sub-committee chairs are: Aileen Prill, Administration; Beth Elston & Mike Sting, Worship Service; Linda Shope, Reception; Eric Gardy & John Shope, Logistics; and Gwynne Barry, School. If you are interested in assisting on any committee, please contact those people. A Church Pictorial Directory will be printed, with pictures dates set for May 5-7, 2016. If you know you will not be here at that time, please make arrangements to submit a recent photo. Anyone wishing to make a donation towards expenses may do so by indicating "125th Anniversary Celebration" on their check.

SHARED BLESSINGS - Once again we will have a Shared Blessings table in the hallway of the church. This table is for anyone to bring in or take home extra garden produce, excess orchard produce or extra grocery items. Please feel free to give or take at any time!


804 N. Euclid Ave.

Bay City, MI  48706
(989) 684-1122

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