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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We invite you to view  all our scheduled events.

November Calendar


The Online Giving Link is made available for anyone interested in making a donation to Cross of Christ.


Visit C of C

Sunday School

Visit Youth and Family


November 22

Beginning at 11:00 a.m.

  • Crafts

  • Quilts

  • Bake Sale

  • Lunch

  • Fellowship   



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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Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Service at Cross of Christ

Sunday 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School

Sunday 10:45 a.m.


Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Before 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at Cross of Christ


Thanksgiving Eve Worship 

November 26    7:00 p.m.


Psalm 150
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; Praise him in his mighty firmament!
2Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! 3Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! 4Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!5Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 6Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

I love trivia. I remember all sorts of trivia facts that don’t really do anything to improve the world. Most are crazy, dumb things dealing with MN Twins baseball trivia facts. But I heard on the radio one bit of trivia that is helpful to the world as we know it.


“What do employers or people who hire workers look for in prospective employees the most? What do they want to hear?”


They want to hear the people say “thank you.” It sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Good parents teach their child at early ages to say thank you and well they should. But if you have the same qualifications as the next person and they say ‘thank you’ and you don’t; well keep looking for a job.


God looks for us to say thank you as well. We too often take all lives for granted.


Christ Building

Renovation Project!! 

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Cross of Christ has accepted the challenge to raise 8,000 lbs. of non-perishable food starting Oct. 1 through Nov. 1st.  All food collected will go to the Houston Food Shelf. Thrivent will do matching funds for those groups that meet this challenge. Watch future bulletins for  further information on this worthwhile cause.

 Welcome New Members 

Cross of Christ will be receiving new members Sunday, November  23rd during worship with a reception following the service.

We will have a new member class Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30 pm at Cross of Christ.

Please share this information if you know of anyone who would like to become a member of  Cross of Christ.  Any questions you can call Pastor Lane or the church office at 896-3102.


In January the Circles will be studying “The Wise and the Foolish” by Rev. Scott Block.  There will be morning, afternoon and evening circles which will meet once a month.  If any ladies would be interested in joining one of the circles please call Charlotte Kerrigan, 896-3743 or Donna Bestor, 896-2249.

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