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.
Church Office Hours
The Church office is now closed to the public.
(In an effort to keep our neighbors safe,
please call the office first
before entering the building)
The mere whisper of the Holy Spirit can drown out the thundering noise of an entire world.
NOTE FROM PASTOR GLENN – During this time of “Shelter in Place,” many who have entrance keys may be visiting the church. To comply with our Governor’s orders, I would ask you to visit the church only if it is of most importance and that you use measures to protect yourself from illness. (Proper handwashing, sanitizer, social distancing, etc.) At this time, all important church information is being shared electronically or by mail, so there is no need to check parishioner mailboxes. If you must visit the church, please call the church office before entering. These guidelines have been put in place to protect you and your neighbor during this present time. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Glenn or Council President, Mike LePage.
CROSS CEMETERY – “Winter decorations may be placed on or after November 1 and removed by April 1 of the following year. Those left on graves after April 1 will be removed and disposed of by members of the cemetery committee." "It is recommended that all decorations be placed alongside the gravestone or very near so as not to impede mowing."
Please remove all flowers, decorations, and grave blankets for spring cleanup. With the weather warming up, it will soon be time for mowing! Thank you for your cooperation.
CROSS LUTHERAN MEMBER CONTACT INFORMATION - Cross Lutheran Church is in the process of updating our Church member contact information. Please send an email to either Pastor Glenn at email@example.com or to the church office using the email address above. We are gathering phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses to help us stay in touch with you. Please let us know if you do not want this information published. Thank you!
PHONE BLAST - Please stop by the church office to fill out a one-call form if you are not receiving "phone blast" calls for updates on activity and event reminders and cancellation notifications. This is a wonderful way for important church and school communications to reach more members and friends. You are provided an option at the end of the "phone blast" message to opt-out at any time.
REGISTRATION - If you know of any family that is interested in a solid Christian Education for their child/children, please ask them to consider Cross Lutheran School. They can contact the office for more information or to register.
CHURCH GARAGE SALE - Has been postponed, but start setting your items aside for our annual Church Family Garage Sale. To be re-scheduled.
CROSS SCHOOL NEWS: Closed for the remainder of the school year.
THINK SPRING FUNDRAISER UPDATED - The CEA is once again having a Spring flower/plant Fundraiser. The plants & flowers are beautiful, guaranteed 100%, & have done excellently over the last several years. This will also be a tuition assistance fundraiser for our Cross school children, you can place your order with a Cross student or write your order on the flyer posted in the overflow. Orders & money are due by Monday, April 6th with checks payable to Cross Lutheran CEA. Plants will be delivered at the beginning of May (before Mother's Day), the exact date will be given closer to that time. Any questions please contact April at 989-553-0663.
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.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION is an easy opportunity for you to help support Cross Lutheran School!. Look for the pink Box Top Coupons on hundreds of products, clip, and place in the box outside the church office.
MISSION OUTREACH COMMITTEE - The Mission Outreach Committee would like to invite and welcome new members to help in the ministries provided by this committee. Several activities that are ongoing at the present time include but are not
Operation Christmas Child Card ministry
Cross Lutheran Church Thrift Sale Vacation Bible School
Pigeon Food Pantry (donations drive/collections)
Christian Outreach and Support Scrip sales
Mission Sunday Christmas Giving Tree
We ask that you prayerfully consider joining our ministry committee. You may ask questions of any of the present committee members as listed in the monthly newsletter or refer to the link on this website for more information.
Please use the information tab and go to ministries.
HOSTING A COFFEE HOUR - Not only can ministry groups sign up to host a coffee hour, anyone can! The coffee hour you host can be simply juice, coffee, and cookies, or you can offer up a feast of goodies. It's your choice! The earnings can be donated to the fund of your choosing. Also, store-bought cookies, etc. can be put in the cupboard if you would like to donate but not host. To host, just sign up on the Coffee Hour Chart in the Overflow area. ln consideration of those who furnish coffee hour each Sunday after worship, coffee hour will continue until 11:30 only. This allows time to clean up, vacuum, turn off lights, lock doors, and still have time with family and other activities. Thank-you.
LIFT HIGH THE CROSS GARDEN - We are offering the opportunity to purchase a brick for the garden. You may purchase a brick for $70 for yourself or a family member. Contact June Sturm for more information at 989-453-2575.
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!