Our Story

DATE

HISTORICAL EVENT

October, 1960

Reverend Marvin Bergman called to organize a new parish in area.

November 6, 1960

First Sunday worship service held at Green Acres Elementary School

January, 1961

Church Council/Voter’s Assembly formed

February 8, 1961

Congregation was officially chartered and named Holy Cross

February 12, 1961

Charter membership of 42 families

March, 1961

Ladies Guild and Sunday School formed

August 6, 1961

Groundbreaking for worship facilities at 30003 Ryan Road

January 21, 1962

Cornerstone set in place

April 8, 1962

Dedication of church and Youth Group formed

May, 1964

First resident in newly purchased parsonage at 3607 Common Road

Summer, 1967

Reverend Marvin Bergman left to enter educational role in ministry

October 15, 1967

Reverend John A. Hauser installed as pastor

1978-83

Became involved in Vicar program:

David Ulm – 1978-1979

David Pelsue – 1979-1980

John Herfurth – 1980-1981

Jeff Harter – 1981-1982

Russell Hoeppner – 1982-1983

Early 1979

Reverend John Hauser accepts call to Nebraska

August 12, 1979

Reverend Carl Schinnerer Installation Service

1985

Christian Women’s Circle and Food Pantry (with Mt. Calvary) were formed

November 10, 1985

25th Anniversary of Holy Cross celebrated at Green Acres Elementary School

1990

Reverend Carl Schinnerer retires

August 19, 1990

Reverend Richard Rossow Installation Service

August 22, 1993

Groundbreaking for Educational/Fellowship Wing and enlargement of narthex.

April 17, 1994

Dedication of new addition

May 5, 1996

Dedication of new organ

January, 1997

Reverend Ralph Unger hired as Pastor Rossow’s assistant

June 24, 2001

Groundbreaking for worship center expansion and additional Educational/Fellowship Wing

March 3, 2002

Reverend Richard Rossow accepts call to Salem Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri

February 9, 2003

Reverend Alan P. Eisinger accepts call as pastor.

March 23, 2003

Reverend Eisinger Installation Service.

July 17, 2005

Matthew Canion ordained and installed as Associate Pastor.

September, 2008

Reverend Matthew Canion accepts call to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas.

November, 2010

Celebration of 50th Anniversary begins.  Reverend Marvin Bergman is guest preacher at the kick-off worship service.

June 16, 2014

Reverend Ralph Unger funeral service.

June 22, 2014

Congregation member, Joseph Llewellyn, ordained.

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