Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

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

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.

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Cross of Christ

Service Schedule

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Service at Cross of Christ
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Confirmation
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Before 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at Cross of Christ

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Root River Conference Spring Gathering

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9:30 a.m.

9th Grade Confirmation

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6:00 p.m.

Spring Clean-up Day

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Valentine quilt hanging made by Twyla Thorson

Cross of Christ

Valentine Luncheon

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Ikungi Lutheran Church

(Cross of Christ's

Partner Church  Tanzania)

History of the

Stone Church Cemetery

Stone Church

Cemetery Data



Senior Pastor

Lane Zaffke


Karen Todd


Gwen Nelson

Linda McNamer


Shelley Jerviss


Gayle Smith

Senior Choir Director

Jacob Olson


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Pastor Lane speaking

Hosea 6:3

3Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD;
his appearing is as sure as the dawn;
he will come to us like the showers,
like the spring rains that water the earth."

These are very hopeful words of the prophet Hosea that come at a very dark time of Israel’s history. They are words of grace in a time when people felt lost, leaderless and even godless. The people needed to hear that God would be with them, despite their sins. Their biggest sin of course was trying to live without God in their lives.

Bad things happen to all people. Life has no guarantees, unfortunately. Winter coldness comes and we may feel desolate, lost, cold and alone. But God will come to us. God will come with spring rains that will revive us, pick us up, and warm us with love and grace.

April is a combination of late storms and yet promised warmth. Our attention turns to new birth, gardens, fields and such when we are in tune with our nature. It is God’s love pouring out once again on the earth. God wants to pour out love and grace upon us as well.


Pastor Lane


Communicating with God

Inez Abraham

for Cross of Christ’s Prayer Team


IWhat time is it?” is a question often asked by someone who  has a plan but too little time to accomplish it.  Most of us strive to “make time count” to accomplish something worthwhile because we value time, God’s gift to each of us!  Time is an unchallenged equalizer.  Each day of twenty-four hours is the same for everyone, and our use of that time is determined by our many roles.  Even an infant has a special role to play in his/her twenty-four hour segments.

My great grandson was baptized on Nov. 2, 2014, becoming a child of God.  Hudson is now 7 months old, and he has been busy eating, sleeping, kicking his legs, waving his arms, rolling over, and crying to signal his needs.  I wonder if his little-boy brain thinks, “I’m new to God’s world.  I think that I should get us and start moving around.”  And he did!  He is preparing  to join his Christian congregation who welcomed him at his baptism.

In 2014, our Cross of Christ congregation welcomed eleven babies in baptism, and for the first three months in 2015, four more have been brought to the baptismal font by their parents and sponsors.  At the conclusion of each Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Pastor Lane addressed the congregation, “People of God, do you  promise to support (names) and pray for them in their new life in Christ?”  Response, “We do.”*

Find time, take time, plan time to pray in “the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” * for the baptized babies of our church.  It is a responsibility which we accept and which was on the suggested prayer list for March 11. Pick up the prayer list each week on the narthex table.  Meet with us each Wednesday in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. for silent prayer or take the list with you to share with others.  Help us involve everyone in this prayer ministry.

  Inez Abraham

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*Evangelical Lutheran Worship, page 229


Cross of Christ Building Project Completed!! 


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Upstairs Kitchen 


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