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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Looking Ahead

Ikungi Lutheran Church

(Cross of Christ's

Partner Church  Tanzaniaz)

History of the Stone Church Cemetery


Stone Church Cemetery Data



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.


2014 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



Cross of Christ Cookbook Corrections

Printable Copy



Watch for 2015 Schedule of Events



  A blessed New Year to all!  This is my first article as the new WELCA president.  I am excited to begin this new adventure!  We are so grateful for the leadership of our outgoing president Ruth Ann Stensgard over the past year, and to our outgoing treasurer, Dorothy Bergsgaard, who held this important position for 13 years!  Thank you for your service to our group.  Thanks also to all the women who are continuing in past positions or have been newly recruited for an office.  Your willingness to serve the congregation and beyond are greatly appreciated.

  Our December meeting was our Christmas party.  We had a Norwegian theme, with tasty treats from the serving group and a wonderful program by Elsie Olson detailing Wayne and Elsie’s trip to Norway to observe the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution.  We all enjoyed the history and beautiful scenery depicted.  Thanks to all who made this a success; we had a great turnout.

  For any of our church women who are curious about WELCA, we would love to have you come to any of our upcoming meetings, Do-Days, or special events.  The annual WELCA booklet will be mailed soon with more information, and the church bulletin and Parish Visitor will also list events.  Please come join us!

Denise Rostad/President

Circle News

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.


Women of the Church Activities

Valentine Luncheon 2014  Officers 2014

Meatball prep  Bazaar

lefse sale  quilts


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