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

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

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

Church Services
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Classes: 10:45 a.m.

2014 - Cross Lutheran Church - Special Offering Schedule. Click here

GRIEF SHARE, a grief recovery support group will meet every Tuesday through Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at Country Bay Village, Pigeon. A free dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 453-5222 for more information.

SHARED BLESSINGS Table has been set up in the back hallway of the church. Please bring in any garden or orchard extras that you have and place them on the table before church to share with others. After the service, be sure to check the table to see if there is anything you can use!

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.

UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORY - If you or a family member have had a change of phone number, email address, or regular mail address in the last two years, please make sure the office is aware of the change. Thank you

NEW PARSONAGE: If you would like to donate money to help build the new parsonage, please make your check out to Cross Lutheran Parsonage Building Fund. Your donation will then be applied to a separate account designated for the building of a new parsonage. Thank you

FITNESS CLASSES are held here in our gym on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. This is an 8 week program. For more information contact instructor Jeannie Putman at 989-529-6164.

FOOD PANTRY - Children need a nutritious start to the school day. Cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup are good options. Currently there is a shortage of Peanut Butter. Always in need are toiletries and personal items. Please place the items in the tote inside the East Door Entrance. Anything you can donate is helpful. 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.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES Please take a look at the display table in the hall, and see a few of the items that you could buy for our shoeboxes. Also, you can take a tag off the OCC giving tree to aid you in buying your donations. Last year Cross and the Pigeon community sent 550 shoebox gifts and the story of the gospel to hurting children around the world. Think of the impact that made! Pray for all the people involved in this mission and ask God to guide you in your participation this year! If you have questions, talk to Lori Smith.

BUTTONS, BUTTONS, BUTTONS - If you have spare buttons, any size and any color, please drop them off at the Welcome Center. They will be used to do a project with the Long Term Care residents at Scheurer Hospital. Thank you.

CROSS SCHOOL REGISTRATION: If you know of a family interested in enrolling at Cross School, please have them contact Pastor or the school office.

PAPA'S PIZZA in Pigeon will print and sell a cookbook from which all the proceeds will be donated to the Pigeon Food Pantry. Please help by donating your recipes. A box is located at the Welcome Desk.

NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin TODAY, October 26, at 10:45 a.m. in the Library. This class will meet for 3 sessions. Anyone who is interested should please speak with Pastor Tim.

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY is next week, November 2nd. We will be lighting candles to commemorate the martyrs of the Church, all the people of God living, and those who are resting in God's everlasting arms. During the service, candles will be lit beginning with the Christ Candle in front of the church. The flame will continue to grow as it is passed to people standing with candles around the perimeter of the congregation symbolizing the light of God's grace and healing power to all. There will be candles at the welcome desk for you to pick-up before you enter the sanctuary. You are invited to take one to join those around the congregation at the specified time during the service. Candles may be returned to the welcome desk after the service.

HAM DINNER at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kilmanagh will be Nov. 2 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Meal: ham and gravy, potatoes, squash, coleslaw, cranberries, applesauce, desserts and beverage. Adults $8, children ages 5-12 $4 and children under 5 are free. Take outs available.

THUMB DISTRIBUTION at Laker Elementary will take place Saturday, Nov. 8. Setup is at 7 a.m. if you are able to help.

COMMUNITY MEN'S BREAKFAST Will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 a.m. at Pigeon First United Methodist Church. Speaker will be Chuck Rondo. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, ham, juice and coffee. There is no charge. Donations accepted.

804 N. Euclid Ave.

Bay City, MI  48706
(989) 684-1122

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