Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

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


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April Calendar



Weekly Sunday

Worship Schedule

Cross of Christ 9:30 a.m


Saturday Services

Before 1st and 3rd Sundays

of the Month

Cross of Christ 5:00 p.m.


Easter Breakfast


8:00 AM 


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Cross of Christ Lutheran Youth &  Family



April 27th

 The 9th grade  Confirmation service will be April 27th during our regular worship service that day. There will be communion. Please remember our young people in your prayers. Students being confirmed this year are: Tyler Albrecht, Erik Conley, Erin Conley, Ariel Heyer, Haley Moore, Sidney Olson, Matthew Rediske, Audrey Stilin, Dylan Yocum and Emma Yocum.


Spring Clean-Up Day!

April 30th at 6:00 will be clean-up day at Cross of Christ. The confirmation youth will be cleaning up along the highway on the way to the Stone Church. But there will be some work that needs to be done in town. Some of the students will help with this but we will need some adult volunteers as well.



Elmo Wojahn's

90th Birthday

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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


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


W/ELCA NEWS - April 2014

According to the calendar, spring is here!  There are welcome signs with peeks of green grass and some warmth in the air also! 

We are looking forward to our Root River Conference Spring Gathering on Saturday, April 5th at Christ Lutheran, Preston, MN.  The presenter is David Larson, a gospel singer and “Country Preacher”.  It will be an inspirational message through song.  We will car pool from the church parking lot at 7:45 am.  Cost is $10. including lunch.  Everyone is welcome.

We had a great attendance at our Do Days in March and much was accomplished.  Approximately 25 ladies helped in various ways.  We packed up 30 mission quilts to bring to the Root River Conference.  We also finished 18 Senior quilts and 7 smaller comforters for the Children’s Miracle Network to be delivered to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital.  Hopefully the comforters will be a comfort to a sick, frightened child.  Thank you to all the quilters who have faithfully attended Do Days. We especially need to thank our Mission Action chairpersons, Dorothy Bergsgaard, Jill Zmyewski  and Twyla Thorson, for all the preparation done previous our meetings.  They put in countless hours scrounging the fabric stores for bargains and prepping it for action.  Job well done!

Happy Spring!

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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