Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church

HE IS RISEN,
INDEED!

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 Lutheran Church Facebook page! Click here!

Visit the Cross School website at www.crosslutheranschool.org.


Our 125th Anniversary!

LIFT HIGH THE CROSS

… FROM THE PAST, IN THE PRESENT AND LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE, TOGETHER FOR A DAY OF WORSHIP, DINNER AND FELLOWSHIP WE ALL CELEBRATE!

Click here for more information!


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

Church Services
Service: 9:30 a.m.

2016 - Cross Lutheran Church - Special Offering Schedule. Click here

CROSS CHURCH has a Facebook page. Please 'Like' an invite people to join our page. If you have an event that you would like posted, please contact Rachael Messing or any Mission/Outreach member. Click here to visit our Facebook page.

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 FOOD 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 te items in the tots inside the east dooe entrance. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated! 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.

SCHOOL 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.

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.

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.

NEW CARPET DONATIONS - WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL! In the overflow area is a fund raising gauge showing the donation status!

CHURCH SIGNS - Recently members of the Cross Ministry/Outreach Ministry had several metal roadside signs made by the Huron Co. Road Commission advertising our church and school. Now we are preparing to have the signs installed by the road commission at various locations on the outskirts of Pigeon. We have been looking for strategic locations where our members live and trying to determine the best visual locations for these signs. They are small signs, so they would be best read at an intersection where traffic is stopped or in an area where speeds are reduced. If you think you might know of a good place for a one post sign on your property, please contact Lori Smith or Richard Koehler soon. Thank you for your consideration!

FORGIVENESS AND THE COST OF UN-FORGIVENESS will be the topic when Dr. Sherry Baker, a Christian counselor from Bay City returns for an informative Women's Workshop on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge to attend. A light brunch will be provided, so RSVP's are encouraged by calling Betty at 856-7170 or Aileen at 4543-3330 x 201.

C.E.A. PANCAKE BREAKFAST will take place here on Sunday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, cheesy potatoes, scrambled eggs, applesauce and beverage. Adults, $7, children 5-12 $4, under 5 are free.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY - Pictures will be taken Thursday - Saturday, May 5-7. Please call the church office to schedule your time!

WOMEN OF FAITH will meet on Saturday, May 14 from 10:30 - noon. The topic will be "Celebrating Strength."

CROSS GARAGE SALE - Are you Spring House Cleaning? Please donate your items to the Cross Church Family Garage Sale that will be held Thursday, June 9 to Saturday, June 11. We will be accepting your items - furniture, toys, pictures, household items, exercise equipment, sporting goods, and GENTLY used clothing starting Saturday, June 4. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Mission Outreach Ministry.

BABY PICTURE CONTEST - If you are over the age of 50, please submit a baby picture of yourself (0-12 months old) to Kim Delpiere by June 12. The "Identify the Baby" contest will run Sunday, July 24 - Sunday, August 21. Winners will be announced on Sunday, August 28.

IT'S LOONS TIME!! We will once again attend a Loons game in Midland on Sunday, July 24. Game time is 2:05 p.m. Children age 12 and under will receive a special "Kids Eat Free" food voucher when arriving at the game. There are special prices on hats and foo]d vouchers. Please see the sign up sheet at the Welcome Desk. 35 tickets have been reserved.

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. Click here for more information. PLEASE RSVP if you plan to attend!

WEDDING PICTURES are needed for the 125th Anniversary. If yo were married at Cross, please bring in your wedding photo(s) to be copied. Thank you!