Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

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


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August Calendar



Cross of Christ Summer Sunday Worship Schedule


8:30 a.m.

 Service @ Stone Church

10:15 a.m.

Service @ Cross of Christ

Saturday Services

Before 1st and 3rd Sundays

of the Month

5:00 p.m.

Service @ Cross of Christ

August Special Events

"Youth Huddles"


It is our hope that these youth huddles will continue well after Pastor Douglas leaves to return to his parish in Texas.


If you have any questions

please call Pastor Douglas at 817-938-0689 or  Jared & Amy Shimon at 894-4422.


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10:00 a.m.

Text Study

1:00 p.m.

Prayer Group





Let's Go Swimming!!

Join the Youth and Family Group at the La Crescent Aquatic Center on Sunday, August 10th from 1-5 pm for an afternoon of fun in the sun!  Everyone is invited so bring a friend!

Admission is $4.00 and there is food available at the pool.

Call Jared or Amy Shimon if you have any questions 507-894-4422 or 507-459-4717 (Amy's Cell)

FYI:  Youth and Family will not be going to Noah's Ark this year as we are going to the La Crescent Aquatic center instead.



You are invited to join us for the 2nd Annual

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Chamber Music Festival of Houston!

4 concerts at Cross of Christ

Aug 22, 24, 26 and 29,

all at 7:30PM

Each concert features a distinct program with works by Beethoven, Brahms, Faure, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others! Refreshments will follow each concert. Full program details found at our website:


"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.


....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.



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Eternal Friendship Sunday  August 10th

Each of us knows someone who is still lost in the darkness of sin and unbelief.  Friendship Sunday is an opportunity for you to effect a change in someone’s life, not for a moment in time, but for all eternity.  August 10th is Friendship Sunday, a special opportunity for us to bring others to know and appreciate the caring Christ focused community we have at Cross of Christ.

    + So, who are you praying for – that the Holy Spirit will whisper in their heart?

    Who are you inviting to come to worship with you on Friendship Sunday?

Through the Holy Spirit, each of us is empowered to invite family, friends, associates and neighbors to come join us.

By the way, one of the best things you can do to make your friends or family feel comfortable when they come to worship is offer to drive with them so they don't get lost.

Sitting with them also helps them to feel comfortable and able to ask questions if they are unsure what comes next.

Pastor Douglas

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



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