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.

PIGEON PANTRY - Children need a nutritious start to the school day. Cereal, oatmeal,pancake mix and syrup are good options. Always needed 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.

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 - There are currently notebooks for $.17 each at Wal-Mart. They are in cases of 24 and 1 case would be just a little over $4.00. Could you buy a case or 2 for OCC? Can you look for deals on pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, paper, construction paper, glue sticks, pencil cases, scissors, pens, etc. to help with our collection of items for needy children in the world? Put your donations in the green tub in the church entryway or in the OCC storage room. Thank you!

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

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.

GRIEFSHARE is a faith-based study that will meet weekly to help you face the challenges of walking through your grief and move toward rebuilding your life. They will meet Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. at Country Bay Village, Pigeon beginning March 3 and ending May 26. A free meal is provided to participants at 5:30 p.m. Program cost is $10 per person.

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.

OFFICE HOURS this week are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m..

WOMEN OF FAITH will meet on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10:30 - Noon at the new parsonage. Topic will be "Personal Strength" from the book, "Embracing Your Strengths". All are welcome to join us.

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.

BBQ CHICKEN & PULLED PORK DINNER - Sunday, September 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dinner includes BBQ chicken, pulled pork, potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Prepared by our own chef, Kevin Sturm of Shooter's Grill. All dinners are $10.00. A bake sale and Cross logo clothing will also be available. Proceeds support the 125th Anniversary Celebration, Cross Church and Capital Improvement Funds. These are Thrivent Financial sponsored events. If you would like to make a monetary donation to cover food costs, please place in Pam Sturm's mailbox. Dessert and bake sale sign-up sheets are available at the Welcome Desk.

THUMB DISTRIBUTION - Bi-monthly food distribution to families in need will take place Saturday, September 19 at Laker Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. If you can help, set up begins at 7:00 a.m.


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Bay City, MI  48706
(989) 684-1122

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