Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1414 E. Wabash Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes are back in session. Both begin at 9:00 am
Coffee, donuts and fellowship immediately following our Worship Service
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 14, 2022
Pastor - James Myers
In the Jeremiah reading today, the “prophets” in Judah were telling the people what they wanted to hear, not what God was truly saying. They did that because they wanted the people to like them, and to be pleasant to them. But God’s Word is not always pleasant to hear; when it shows us our sin and its consequences, it is not what people want to hear. That can cause discomfort and unpleasantness; but God’s Word is God’s Word, all the same.
Pastor's Message - “God’s Word Is Not Always Pleasant to Hear"
Holy Communion will be offered
Mission & Ministry
Our mission statement: “To glorify Jesus Christ through extending His Kingdom by Caring, Equipping and Sending people to change the world."
Our desire is to connect people to Jesus because he is the only hope for the world.
The head of the church is Jesus Christ, and his life and ministry reflect certain values that guide us in everything that we do. We have five Core Values: Worship, Education, Mission, Service, and Fellowship
Welcome to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church web site. We are glad you have stopped by as we gather before the altar of God the Father and beneath the cross of His Son, Jesus Christ. These are big days for our little congregation and we want you to share in our excitement with the spiritual leadership of Pastor James Myers and pray that together we will grow in spirit and in numbers.
In God's Word today we hear about faith - no matter how little - that can accomplish great things in God's Kingdom. But we also hear a warning for those who would water down the Gospel and become a stumbling block to the faithful.
How are we called to respond to those who get in the way of the message of Christ Crucified? We call them to repent and then we forgive them. The church is in the forgiveness business. Faith, even a mustard seed sized faith clings to Jesus.
We are called to be faithful but also to remove the stumbling blocks that would cause other to lose faith. We are all unworthy servants and yet have been given a great responsibility with the faith we have. Faith is active and busy and even just a little can be used to bring the assurance of salvation to all who will hear.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1