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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Valentine quilt hanging made by Twyla Thorson

Cross of Christ

Valentine Luncheon

Enjoyed by All!

Cross of Christ's Fellowship Hall was glowing with red as ladies were treated to a delicious brunch prepared and served by men of Cross of Christ. After eating, the guests were entertained with a music program by Rachel Storlie and Anita Wilson which was totally enjoyed.




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.


2015 W/ELCA Board


Denise Rostad


Susan Ferries


Jill Zmyewski


Carrie Herek



Mission: Growth

Charlotte Kerrigan

Donna Bestor

Mission Action: Quilts

Dorothy Bergsgaard

Jill Zmyewski

Twyla Thorson


Elsie Olson

Marlys Comstock

Bev Twaiten

Mission: Community

Rae Evenson

Mission: Hospitality

Karen Martin

Sandy Fishel

Card Correspondent

Sharon Knudsen

Prayer Shawls

Margaret Anderson

Gwen Nelson

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

Mary Nabor

Craft Club Chair

Edie Peterson



Cross of Christ Cookbook Corrections

Printable Copy



Click Here for Cross of Christ's Kitchen Use Policy


Mission quilt needs:

New or gently used sheets, blankets, mattress pads.  Can be dropped off in church office Monday – Friday between 9:00 – 3:30 pm.


2015 Schedule of Events, Circle Project Responsibilites, Mission Action Projects



As we approach Thanksgiving and are reminded of all we have to be grateful for, I would especially like to thank everyone who made our Fall Supper a huge success.  964 delicious meals were served!  In particular, thank you to our Hospitality Chairs Karen Martin and Sandy Fishel, who ably guided the preparations and the event, and to all the serving group chairs and workers who worked so hard to make this year’s supper happen.

At October’s WELCA meeting we elected a new slate of officers for the coming year, and they will be installed at our December meeting.  Thank you to the nominating committee, to all who served during the past year, and to all who consented to have their names entered into nomination for next year.  Also in October, WELCA presented Story Bibles to the children who have graduated from Cradle Roll.  Thank you to Elsie Olson and Sarah Griggs for their work in arranging for this presentation.

November will again provide opportunities for more WELCA traditions.  We will be lefse baking on November 19 and the Fall Bazaar will take place on November 21.  Even if you have never baked lefse before, please considering joining us for this Scandinavian tradition!

I am thankful to all the ladies of WELCA who have worked so hard and so faithfully over the past year, and for their help and support for their rather inexperienced president!  Participating in WELCA activities has been a great blessing to me.  We welcome you to join us in our fellowship and mission.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Denise Rostad, President



In January the Circles will be studying the Book of Ecclesiastes, “Through This Vain World” by the Rev. Steven King. There will be afternoon and evening circles which will meet once a month.

If any ladies would be interested in joining a circle please call Charlotte Kerrigan 896-3743 or Donna Bestor 896-2249 by Nov. 16 so we can order the booklets.



Women of Cross of Christ


Every woman who is a member of Cross of Christ is encouraged to be an active member of the W:ELCA and is requested to share in the work of a serving group.


We have 9 serving groups which are involved in about four or five activities each year. Serving groups serve in rotation as determined by the Hospitality Committee. When you are called to serve, you will be asked for food or a donation of $5.00 and to work if needed. For the Fall Supper you will be asked to bring food or a donation of $10.00. Please turn all money into your chairman or the church office as soon as possible. Please have it labeled with your group's number.


Kitchen Cleaning: General cleaning of the kitchen including ovens, stove-tops, cupboards, and shelves will be done by serving groups.

  • Groups 1-3  August

  • Groups 4-6  April

  • Groups 7-9  November



Women of the Church Activities

Valentine Luncheon 2014  Officers 2014

Meatball prep  Bazaar

lefse sale  quilts

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