Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

204 South Chase Street       Houston, MN 55943        507-896-3102


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September Calendar



Cross of Christ Summer Sunday Worship Schedule


9:30 a.m.

Service @ Cross of Christ

Saturday Services

Before 1st and 3rd Sundays

of the Month

5:00 p.m.

Service @ Cross of Christ



Special Events


Sunday School Kick-Off


September 14

10:30 a.m.

"Faith under Construction"


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"Youth Huddles"

September 7th and September 21st at Cross of Christ at 6 pm.

**On September 7 the youth will need to bring a white T-Shirt to tie-dye. We will be grilling out hot dogs and burgers.

**On September 21 we are going to talk about our Prayer Life and create a prayer band. Taco Night

There is a signup list for food on the Cross of Christ Youth and Family Facebook page or call Amy Shimon 507-459-4717 if you have questions.


Coffee Hour

(after Service)

Beginning in September we will once again be enjoying coffee hour fellowship after worship on non-communion Sundays at Cross of Christ whenever there are no other previously-planned events.  Last year a number of our Members graciously volunteered to be coffee hour hosts (make coffee, bring treats and clean up) and I’ll plan on those same participants for the 2014-2015 season unless they let me know they’re unable to help out this year.  But we are in need of more volunteers so if you are willing to be a coffee hour host/hostess, please contact me.  I’d love to hear from you! 

Lynn Meyer,   Fellowship Coordinator

C: 507/429-1077



Notice of member meeting of the Stone Church and St Peter’s Cemetery Association.

There will be a meeting of the membership of the Stone Church and St Peter’s Cemetery Association on Sunday, September 14, 2014 after the church service.

Membership consists of present members of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and non-members with family ties to the congregation.

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Be watching for some changes to the Confirmation curriculum for 2014-15.

Confirmation will be held on Sunday mornings right after church starting October 12th.  This will be for all 7th-9th grade.

Further information will be forthcoming on confirmation in the coming bulletins and an informational letter will be sent out to all parents & students.


"A Sofa Says So Long"

Click to read this beautiful piece written by Inez Abraham


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Cross of Christ

Bell Choir Video on

 You Tube.


As a fellowship of believers, it is our mission to joyfully proclaim the gospel of Christ in word and deed, inviting people to worship together, nurturing them in the Christian faith, loving one another, and serving a world in need. We invite you to visit us.



Due to the renovation at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, MN, our annual FALL MEATBALL SUPPER held the first Wednesday in October has been CANCELLED for this year.  But we'll be BACK!  Watch for our announcements for our next supper in October 2015 to see our finished building project and have a tasty meal!


....information regarding Cross of Christ Building Renovation Project!!!

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Cross of Christ Lutheran ChurchHistoric Stone Church


Pastor Lane speaking….


I would like to give a big thank you in advance to all the people who are filling in for me while I am on sabbatical. Sue Ferries will be the liturgist for almost all the Sundays. This is a big commitment on her part. So a special thank you to Sue. Other people are going to be doing home communion and hospital visits. The council cabinets heads have their duties and the building project will be under way. It will be a busy three months here at Cross of Christ. I will be praying for you the whole time I am gone. Thanks again, everyone, for allowing me to have this time of sabbatical.



Muchas Gracias                                        

To the saints in Christ @ Cross of Christ:

We thank you so much for all the genuine hospitality we enjoyed. My family was blessed by our time here. And thank you for the wonderfully cool summer you lined up for our time with you.

Thank you for your patience with a bible thumping, evangelical German Lutheran and all my enthusiastic ways.  I pray some of the ministry I introduced will continue to have an impact, especially the congregational prayer group and re-launched youth group.

I thank all of you for the opportunity to be here. My time with y’all invigorated me for my ministry back home and helped clarify aspects of our ministry.

If y’all ever in Fort Worth (or lost over in Dallas), please make time in your schedule to come worship with us some Sunday. We would love for you to join us.

Y’all can also find out more about our ministry on our website, , including finding sermons online. If you would like to receive news of our mission church via email, contact me to ask to be on our Friends email.

Rev. Dr. Douglas J. Schoelles

Text Box:  

School Kits Items Needed
Please leave in church office or the Quilt room

One kit contains:
1. Four 70-sheet notebooks of wide or college-ruled paper
    approximately 8”x10 1/2”, no loose-leaf paper
2. One 30-centimeter ruler or a ruler with centimeters on one   side and inches on the other.
3. One pencil sharpener
4. One blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel   blades work well)
5. Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secure together   with a rubber band
6. Five ballpoint pens (no gel ink); secure together with a
    rubber band
7. One box of 16 or 24 crayons
8. One eraser approximately 2 1/2” long
These items are all sent to Lutheran World Relief





If you love to sing please join us on Sunday

mornings at 8:15 for choir practice.


We welcome all to join in song &

fellowship and to share your musical

talent with our church family.


Our first practice will be on Sept. 21st at 8:15 a.m.




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