Rooted in History + Relevant for Today

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Sunday Services

Welcome to Church of the Cross. We seek to be a community where people can grow in relationship with God, grow in deeper friendship with one another, and grow in blessing and serving our surrounding community. Below is some information that will help you get to know us a bit better.

 
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Sunday Service Information

Worship Services: 9 am & 10:45 am
Children’s Ministry:  9 am & 10:45 am
Youth Ministry:  6:30 to 8:30 pm

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What to Expect

Church of the Cross is a liturgical church, which means that there is an order to the service which is based on forms used by Christians since the Church first began 2,000 years ago. This order includes singing (both ancient hymns and contemporary songs), Scripture readings, a sermon, and prayer. We have a bulletin which guides participants through the service and gives some brief explanations on why we do what we do.

We also celebrate Communion together every Sunday. This is a time to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection and His work in our lives. We invite all those who are committed to living for Christ and have been baptized to join us in this celebration. If you choose not to receive Communion, you can continue along with our worship.

Our worship service lasts about one hour and twenty minutes.

After our services, we offer bagels and coffee for anyone who wants to stay around for a few minutes and meet others in the church. If you have questions, we encourage you during this time to seek out a pastor or anyone else you have seen participating in the service.

Our hope at Church of the Cross is that you will experience us as a welcoming place.

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Children and Youth

Our children’s ministry, Kids of the Cross, is held during the first half of the worship service. Children begin in the service with their families, and are dismissed after the opening songs.

We also offer nursery care for infants and toddlers at our services. This normally begins before the service.

All children rejoin their families in time for Communion. During the announcements (about one hour into the service) infants and toddlers are picked up from the nursery, preschoolers are picked up at their class, and older children are brought back to their families in the service.

We value the presence of middle school and high school students in the service or at offerings of adult Christian education on Sunday mornings. Our youth ministry serves students grades 7-12 and meets at the church most Sunday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Youth group is a great time of fellowship, worship, prayer, and study. Please contact Pastor Peter Berg for more information, or to let him know you are coming so that they can be ready to welcome you.