Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1414 E. Wabash Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Coming this Sunday.........July 5, 2015
The Puritans who first came in 1620 saw America as a sort of promised land, given to them by God. Throughout the history of our country, Americans have enjoyed rich gifts granted by our bountiful God. As Christians, we believe that while America continues to be seen as a promised land by “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the eternal Promised Land, heaven, still awaits us. Today, as we thank God for the blessings of our great nation, we have an opportunity to implore His forgiveness for our personal and national faults, ask His blessings and guidance for the future of the republic, and then look ahead by faith to the eternal Promised Land, made sure by the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor's Message - Let Your Freedom Ring
Holy Communion will be offered
Welcome to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church web site. We are glad you have stopped by as we gather before the altar of God the Father and beneath the cross of His Son, Jesus Christ. These are big days for our little congregation and we want you to share in our excitement with the spiritual leadership of Pastor Steve and pray that together we will grow in spirit and in numbers.
In God's Word today we hear about faith - no matter how little - that can accomplish great things in God's Kingdom. But we also hear a warning for those who would water down the Gospel and become a stumbling block to the faithful.
How are we called to respond to those who get in the way of the message of Christ Crucified? We call them to repent and then we forgive them. The church is in the forgiveness business. Faith, even a mustard seed sized faith clings to Jesus.
We are called to be faithful but also to remove the stumbling blocks that would cause other to lose faith. We are all unworthy servants and yet have been given a great responsibility with the faith we have. Faith is active and busy and even just a little can be used to bring the assurance of salvation to all who will hear.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1