New Member Information
We joyfully welcome those who want to become part of our church family.
You may become a member of Cross Lutheran Church in one of the following ways:
Affirmation of Faith Membership Classes
Transfer or Release
Please talk to Pastor for more information.
Cross LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization . . . (formerly known as Luther League) was organized on September 26, 1926. All high school students are welcome to join. LYO meets monthly for a Bible Study or Christian topic, devotions, fellowship, games and good food.
LYO supports the Saginaw East Side Soup Kitchen, hosts the Cornerstone Concert & the Easter Breakfast, helps with the Christmas Shoe Box project, and hosts the Harvest Party.
Fun activities include tobogganing, sledding, campfire cooking, LYO Olympics, Cedar Point, Christian concerts, the annual Christmas party & various other events.
Vacation Bible School is held each summer in July for four days and is cheerfully and faithfully led by a dedicated group of volunteers. Children from pre-school through sixth grade from Cross Church and the community are encouraged to attend and enjoy learning more about Jesus through fun-filled and exciting activities.
Cross Lutheran Church Women
The Women of Cross Lutheran Church have served faithfully in supporting the work of our church, our community and the world-wide church since 1902.
CLCW consists of three Circles, which meet monthly for Bible study. Sarah Circle (morning meeting), Rebecca Circle (afternoon meeting), and Esther Circle (evening meeting).
Following are some of the projects and activities of the women:
Quilt on LOVE DAY - Pack clothing for Lutheran World Relief - Visit shut-ins - Three prayer chains - Deliver Meals-on-Wheels - Support Pigeon Food Pantry - Help at Saginaw Thrift Store - Visit Luther Manor in Saginaw - Entertain at Scheurer Long Term Care - Plan and host Coffee Hour - Plan and server funeral meals - Raise funds for many church needs - Plan a Family Banquet - Make Christmas cookies for shut-ins
All Cross Church women of all ages are welcome.
Opportunities to Serve
Altar Guild - Greeters - Communion Assistants
Bible Study Leaders - Children's Time Leaders
Church & School Library - Assisting Minister
Confirmand Mentor - Christmas Program - Ushers
Lay Readers - Sunday School Teachers - Small Group Leaders
Vacation Bible School - Gifts for Guests - Coffee Hour Servers
Ministry Member - Sunday Preparation
Handbell choir is a beautiful addition to our worship. We meet at 6:30 pm on most Monday nights. The director is Beth Elston.
Adult choir meets at 7:30 pm on most Monday nights and sings praise under the directorship of Beth Elston.
School choir brings joy to our worship under the directorship of Beth Elston. A school musical is presented in the spring of each year.
Hymn Committee meets on a regular basis to choose the hymns.
Practice times can be found on the church calendar, Sunday church bulletin, or you may call the church office for further information.
Via De Cristo
VIA DE CRISTO means "The Way Of Christ" and is a three-day short course in Christianity.
Via De Cristo is designed to strengthen and renew the Christian faith. It helps Christians to share their faith within their family, congregation, community where they live and where they work.
Via De Cristo is for Christians who desire to grow in their faith and learn to develop characteristics of Christian leadership.
Via de Cristo weekends are held twice a year usually in the Tri-City area. They begin on a Thursday evening and end on Sunday evening. Numerous members of Cross Church and our community have attended a weekend.
Small groups of men and women meet each week to share their lives as Christians and to encourage and support one another. They also volunteer to help with various events at Cross.
We are part of the Lutheran Via de Cristo of Central Michigan (LVCCM). Visit the website at www.lvccm.org.
If you would like more information, please contact Paul Schuette.