Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1414 E. Wabash Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Adult Bible Class, Sunday School and Confirmation Class will continue on Sunday December 5, 2021 at 9am. Masks are strongly encouraged. Social distancing is recommended.
Wednesday evening Advent services will be on line starting with the December 1 service. Services will be available starting at noon each Wednesday. Check our Advent page for more details and the service recordings.
The Second Sunday in Advent
December 5, 2021
Pastor - Jeff Stone
Some announcements thrill and excite us. An engagement, a birth, or news of a hard-fought victory. John the Baptist today brings news of Christ’s arrival as the Messiah. News that resounds through all history. Sometimes, John is not an easy preacher to hear. But the news of the Christ’s coming thrills us to no end. Come to Holy Cross – Jesus is here – for you.
Pastor's Message - Glad, Thrilling Repentance
Holy Communion will be offered
Mission & Ministry
Our mission statement: “To glorify Jesus Christ through extending His Kingdom by Caring, Equipping and Sending people to change the world."
Our desire is to connect people to Jesus because he is the only hope for the world.
The head of the church is Jesus Christ, and his life and ministry reflect certain values that guide us in everything that we do. We have five Core Values: Worship, Education, Mission, Service, and Fellowship
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 Jeff Stone 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