What to Expect

  • What's a service like?  What’s the music like?
    Our Workshop Wednesdays are very informal Bible-study style services.  Our Saturday services, led by our keyboardist, are more contemporary – the components of Lutheran worship are there but presented in a less formal, more modern way.  Our Sunday services are traditional Lutheran liturgies led by our organist.  We often have special music presentations by our bell choir, brass & woodwinds.
     
  • How do people dress?
    A whole range of clothing styles are represented at Holy Cross – from shorts in summer to three-piece suits.  You can dress however you are comfortable worshiping our Lord!
     
  • What about my kids?
    Kids are welcome to attend worship with their parents.  Between services we offer Sunday School for children ages 3-11 from 9:30am-10:30am.
     
  • Can I take communion?
    The Lord's Supper is celebrated at Holy Cross on the first and third Sundays, and at all festival Sundays.  Lutherans believe that our Lord’s body and blood are truly present “in, with and under” the elements of bread and wine in the Supper and is given to us for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith.  We invite to the Lord’s Table those who have been baptized in the name of the Triune God and who have been instructed and believe in this confession.  If you will not be receiving the sacrament, it is acceptable for you to remain in your pew when your row is invited forward.  If you wish to come forward for a blessing, we ask that you keep your hands folded and your head bowed as a sign that you will not be receiving the elements. Both common cup and individual cup are offered. For those who prefer, we offer non-alcoholic communion wine.  The non-alcoholic white wine is individual cup only and located in the center of the individual cup tray.
     
  • Where do I park?
    We have ample parking near the rear entrance to the church.  Our handicap parking is near both the front & rear entrances to the church.

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