Welcome to Cross Lutheran Church
We welcome you to Cross Lutheran Church's place on the web. We are still building this site and ask you to be patient while we make progress. We intend this site to be interesting, sometimes provocative, and always helpful. If you can't find the info you need feel free to contact us: (715) 749-3551. Please join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9am with coffee and treats following the service.
We want to make this directory a complete representation of our Church Family. Please be a part of it! Trust us, it won’t be the same without you!
Photo Session Dates
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015
Photo Session Hours
Thursday and Friday: 2:20 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Schedule Your Session
Cost… there is none! There is no sitting fee, and for participating, you will receive a complimentary 8”x10" portrait and a free church directory! No pressure to order additional portraits!
If you have photos of any church activities/events from the last few years, please drop them off at the church or email to Barb. We may use them for the activity pages at the beginning of our new directory. We can't promis to return them so be sure to keep a copy.
January 23, 2015
Dear friends at Cross,
How do we begin to express on paper what we feel in our hearts? A day hasn't passed that I haven't set out to try but it just keeps falling short of the mark. So thank you for your generous reading of this attempt to say what is so for us.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, emergency medical services (EMS) treat about 360,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest before they reach the hospital. Less than ten percent of those victims survive. SCA can happen to anyone at any time. Survival is reduced 7-10% for each minute defibrulation is delayed. To extend life, on site action is essential!
With this in mind, we are beginning to raise money to have an AED available here at Cross Lutheran Church.
“We are family!” This expression was shared with me several times in my initial visits to Cross Lutheran. Already I can sense your love, care, and commitment to Christ and to each other here. You are blessed in Christ as a family in Christ and I am so happy to be here to serve Christ with you as your Interim Pastor.
As I join your family in Christ here I would like to introduce you to my family. My wife, Susan, and I are blessed with over 28 years of marriage. We are fortunate to be the parents of Laura and Eric. Laura is a senior at Luther College in Decorah, IA, majoring in elementary education. Eric is a freshmen at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, majoring in business. My wife is an estate planning attorney at a law firm in Maple Grove.
For over 25 years I have served ELCA congregations in Iowa (Cedar Rapids and Burlington), and the suburbs of the Minneapolis (Brooklyn Center, Hopkins, and Maple Grove). Most recently I served as Sr. Pastor of St. Luke’s in Bloomington. I am a graduate of St. Olaf College ('83) and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago ('89).
I grew up in Kenyon, MN , a farming community of 1,500 located one hour south of Minneapolis. My parents and two sisters and their families still live there. My home church is First Lutheran where I was ordained in 1989.