Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

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


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July 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

June Special Events


"Youth Huddles"

Every Sunday in July except for July 27th

6:00 p.m.


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10:00 a.m.

Text Study

1:00 p.m.

Prayer Group



Pie and

Ice Cream Social

July 13, 2014

3:00 p.m.


Jacob Olson & Sons


Youth and Family Night at the La Crosse Loggers!!

Join us on Saturday, July 12th for the La Crosse Loggers vs. the Kenosha Kingpins. The game starts at 6:05.

Tickets are $7.00 for a backed bleacher seat. Please sign up in the church office or call Amy and Jared Shimon 507-894-4422 or 507-459-4717 by July 7th for tickets.

Carpool from Cross of Christ at 5 pm or meet at the main gates at 5:45 for your tickets.


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Cross of Christ

Bell Choir Video on

 You Tube.


Cross of Christ W/ELCA

Mission Statement:

“As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world.”


Who Are the Women of the ELCA?

All confirmed women of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church are participants of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Women of Cross of Christ ELCA are a part of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod and a part of the Root rive Conference. Each individual voluntarily becomes involved in the program of activities offered by our local W/ELCA.


We have 3 circles, which hold monthly meetings at a time and place decided on by each individual circle. The circles meet for Bible Study and Christian fellowship. We also have nine serving groups. The serving groups are called on a rotating basis to serve at various church functions such as funerals, weddings, anniversaries and the like.


2013 W/ELCA Board


Ruth Ann Stensgard


Denise Rostad


Jill Zmyewski


Dorothy Bergsgaard



Mission Action: Growth

Charlotte Kerrigan

Donna Bestor

Mission Action: Quilts

Dorothy Bergsgaard

Jill Zmyewski

Twyla Thorson


Elsie Olson

Marlys Comstock

Twyla Thorson

Bev Twaiten

Mission: Community

Lynn Meyer

Mission: Hospitality

Karen Martin

Sandy Fishel

Card Correspondent

Sharon Knudsen

Prayer Shawls

Margaret Anderson

Bazaar Chair

Craft Club


Evie Cole


Shelley Jerviss

Altar Guild Chair

Donna Bestor

Meals on Wheels Chair

Cheryl Skifton


Elsie Olson

Lefse Chair

Sherry Jergenson

Donna VanGundy

Craft Club Chair

Edie Peterson


Lane Zaffke


Gwen Nelson

Lynda McNamer

Office Secretary

Karen Todd





We need your gently used sheets for backs and middles for our August and September Do Days


The following items are needed for our

Mission Action Projects:


One kit contains:

     1 light or medium weight bath towel (approx. 52” x 27”) dark color

     2 new bars of soap (bath size/original wrapper) 

     1 nail clipper, remove packaging

     1 adult size toothbrush (original wrapper) *

     1 sturdy comb, remove packaging

*Toothbrush multi-packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap.

Wrap items in towel and tie with a ribbon or yarn.

Cross of Christ Cookbook

Printable Copy

If you did not receive a correction sheet with your new cookbook, the corrections are as follows:

Page 66 – recipe for Potato Salad for 75

Add 3 quarts mayonnaise

Page 127 – Calico Beans

Change to 15 oz. can Bush baked beans.

Page 143 – Coconut Cream Cake

Add 8 oz. cream cheese to icing recipe

Page 149 – Easy Penuche Frosting

Not “Evaporated” milk, just plain milk

Page 153 – Rhubarb Torte

Cora Wheaton, not Cara Wheaton

Page 223- Spaetzle

Audrey Hegland, not Audrey Heglan

Page 186 – Date Pineapple Bars

Add 2 cups Oatmeal for the crumb crust


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2014 W/ELCA Schedule of Events




A welcome to Pastor Douglas Schoelles and daughter, Rebekah!  We had a “meet & greet” coffee at the Stone Church on June 22 and we are looking forward to Pastor Douglas’ ministry this summer.  May it be a mutual blessing for us all during this time.


Summer time means many outdoor activities.  Our community is having music in the band shell at the Trailhead Park -Nature Center every Wednesday night during July and August.  Our W/ELCA is serving root beer floats on July 2 and July 9.   Jacob Olson and Sons, are playing July 2 and Mollie B and the Busta band are on July 9  Come join us for floats and good music those evenings starting at 7 pm.


Another fun day is July 13th as we have our Pie and Ice Cream Social at the Stone Church starting at 3 pm.  Our own favorites, Jacob Olson and Sons, will be entertaining us with an enjoy able afternoon of music. Everyone is welcome.  We so much appreciate that they share their talents with us all.  Thank you Jake, Glen, Lyn, and Sidney. 


God’s Blessing to Pastor Lane during his sabbatical.  Our prayers will be with you.


Ruth Ann Stensgard



Valentine Brunch

February 8, 2014

About 100 ladies attended the annual Valentine Brunch at Cross of Christ. Red was the dominant color - jackets, sweaters, roses, etc. Cross of Christ men prepared and served the brunch. Kathy Little (guest speaker) did an excellent job of entertaining with her humorous explanation of love. Bree Jore and Lily Carlson completed the program with their beautiful voices.


Church Supper

October 2, 2013



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