Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1414 E. Wabash Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Contemporary Worship Service Every Third Sunday of the Month
Sunday School and Bible Class -
Paused during the Summer
Wednesday Evening Bible Study - 7:00pm
Coming this Sunday.....June 25, 2017
Third Sunday After Pentecost
How many times have you thought the grass was greener on the other side? We sometimes feel that tension with our jobs and relationships. We might be dissatisfied with what we have now and think something better is just over there. Through our Baptism into Jesus’ name, we have the very best, because we are God’s children. Yet, we still live in this world, and the chains that once held us captive in sin seem to entice us to our former way of living. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
Pastor's Message -
June 25, 2017“Using the Best Materials"
“when you build a house, what kind of materials are important to you? Would you use cheap lumber, the least expensive and yet watery concrete, windows made of Saran Wrap? I doubt any of us would. We would certainly want to keep things within a budget, but we would also seek to find the VERY BEST MATERIALS that would give us a beautifully constructed home. Well, as Christians Under Construction, what do we do? We have heard all about “Building a Life that Matters”, and we have talked about Location, location, location and how the “Foundation is Critical”. Now we are ready to begin the construction process, but what are the types of materials that we should use to build the house of our Christian lives? How expensive are they? Where do we get these materials? The Apostle Paul speaks to us this week and provides us with the Shopping list for the materials to build our Christian Lives. The very materials he describes to the Colossian Church, are the same materials we should be seeking to build on our Foundation of God’s Word. Please join us as we hear about “Using the Best Materials” from Colossians 3:12-17. Also remember that you can hear the previous messages in this series at www.holycross-crawfordsville.org/sermonrecordings.html
Holy Communion will be offered
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES. Sunday School is continuing for everyone. Our Adult class on Sunday morning will parallel the Children’s Sunday School time. We will begin…… well….. “In the Beginning!!!” We will start with Genesis and make our way through the Bible over the course of the next 3 years. Granted, not everything will be covered completely, but we will hit the major stories in chronological order and discuss their importance to us both Spiritually, and from the standpoint of our daily Christian lives in the present. Join us on Sundays at 9:00am.
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 Steve 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