Christmas gifts and Food Boxes for 9 NINE

Yesterday, December 15, 2021 saw the culmination of shopping, praying, wrapping, and packing Christmas gifts and Food Boxes for 9 NINE families of Washington Elementary students’ families.  Originally we were planning to provide for 7 families but due to additional support from GIVING people and Thrivent Action Cards we were able to add 2 more families in need.  What a blessing to be able to help at the time we celebrate the Birth of Jesus.  Thank you to Gae Nichols and Suzanne Steven our frontline folks for this special project.  You 2 are AWESOME.  Bless everyone with God’s bounty as we move to 2022!!



Today’s blog is from Margo Jensen, chair of our Reconciling in Christ team at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Enjoy.

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of
others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and
daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest
walls of oppression and resistance.”
― Robert F. Kennedy
“Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very
diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.”
― Robert F. Kennedy Continue reading “Welcome”

In light & Darkness – a lifelong journey on one everchanging path.

Today’s blog is written by Gail Struve, member of Holy Cross Church Council – enjoy!
“This little light of mine…I’m gonna let it shine”… a song I remember singing since I was
four years old or younger. I was taught to look towards the light from an early age. As
far as I was concerned, I knew nothing other than living in God’s light. I was blessed to
know that I was a part of God’s family and I never doubted that (that doesn’t mean to
say my faith never wavered). My family raised me in the Lutheran faith, in which I was
baptized as a baby, had my first communion, was confirmed and supported by
numerous summer bible camps, and went on to attend a Lutheran college.
Of course, darkness was always there, but I didn’t know darkness in a way that would
ever shake me to the core. Continue reading “In light & Darkness – a lifelong journey on one everchanging path.”

An Intentional Response to God’s Love

Our blog today is written by Loran Sell – and addresses the stewardship of our church, and we think it applies to many of you – Hope you enjoy reading it – Like many congregations this time of year, Holy Cross Lutheran is having a stewardship drive to help determine our next year’s budget.  In our congregation several of the church leaders have been asked to give temple talks on stewardship themes. The theme that I’m talking on to assist people in determining the amount to pledge is, ”An Intentional Response to God’s Love.” Continue reading “An Intentional Response to God’s Love”

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Today’s blog is written by guest bloggers, Steve and Naomi Tweet. They will be sharing this essay during worship this coming Sunday, October 13th.

Naomi and I were asked to talk about ordinary people who do extraordinary things.  As part of a church, the two of us have seen how God uses each of us, though we are just one, in ways that have lasting effect. And as we thought about this subject some more, we realized we wanted to talk about one person –  someone we knew well, my Dad, Arthur Orlando Tweet.  It is really a story many of you could tell in one form or another about one of your loved ones or friends, who without fanfare did some extraordinary things. Continue reading “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things”