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!

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Our 125th Anniversary!



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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.

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 items in the totes 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.

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.

NEW CARPET DONATIONS - The congregation approved raising money to replace the current orange carpeting. After the money is collected, new carpet will be ordered. If you would like to donate to the new carpet fund, please indicate on your envelope "NEW CARPET FUND DONATION". This donation will be part of your total church givings. 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!

JEAN QUILTS - We are planning an afternoon work session to work on jean quilts for Cross high school seniors, Thursday, February 18 from 1-5 p.m. We will be cutting, pressing, and sewing quilt tops. Bring sewing scissors, rotary cutters and mats, an iron or sewing machine. We will meet in the overflow area or family room depending or other activities at church. There is an over abundance of jeans thanks to many donors and we need to condense. I you have an interest in this project please call Leanne Smith at 989-553-4241 or Sheila Yackle at 989-453-2589.

WOMEN OF FAITH will meet Saturday, February 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Topic will be "Embracing Strength".

FISH FRY Friday, March 11, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

CROSS MOM 2 MOM SALE Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Click here for more information.

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.