Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1414 E. Wabash Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Adult Bible Class and Children's Sunday School
for the fall has begun. Join us at 9:00am.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study - 7:00pm
Coming this Sunday.....October 22, 2017
The Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
The Jewish people in exile in Babylon doubted God’s plan for them, but Isaiah gave them hope when he was inspired to write the Lord’s address to King Cyrus. God would use even this pagan ruler for the good of His people. And, indeed, they were able to return to the Promised Land through an edict of Cyrus. The people of Jesus’ day chafed under Roman rule, but Jesus taught to “render to Caesar” his due. It was under the Roman occupation, after all, that Jesus was born, lived, died, and rose for our salvation. Knowing that God is so resolute in His determination to use even evil and ungodly intentions for His purpose and holy will, we can live in peace. We can trust Him for our physical and spiritual needs. Paul commends the Church in Thessalonica for spreading the Gospel, though at the time Christianity was an illegal religion. Whenever we doubt God’s care, then the end of the story, God’s victory over all things, is our comfort for time and eternity.
Pastor's Message -
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 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