Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. As such we are committed to the doctrine of the Lutheran Church as presented in The Book of Concord. https://bookofconcord.org/

We believe, teach, and confess that there is One God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which is historically called ‘The Holy Trinity” and is rightfully confessed in the three Ecumenical creeds.

We believe that God the Father, sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world in order to free us from the bondage of sin, death and Satan. Through Jesus’ bitter sufferings and death on the cross He has won for us forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. There is no salvation apart from our Lord’s sacrifice. We are justified before the Father thanks to the merits of Christ’s death on the cross and we receive these merits by grace through faith apart from our own works (Eph 2:8-9).

We believe that we as sinful human beings cannot by our own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord, or come to Him (Jn 6:44). It is only through the work of the Holy Spirit that we are called by the Gospel, enlightened with His gifts, sanctified and kept in the one true faith. 

We believe that God has brought us into the one true faith through the waters of Holy Baptism, and continues to sustain us in the faith through the preaching of God’s Holy Word and through our Savior's true body and blood given to us in the Lord’s Supper. This is why God gathers us every Sunday in the Divine Service, that He would continue to give us the fruits of His cross (that is forgiveness of sins, life, salvation and the strengthening of  faith) through Absolution, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Worship is not about what we can offer but it is about what God so graciously offers to us through His means of grace. In turn we do offer our thanks and praise for all that God has given us through His Son, Jesus Christ.

As sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, are called to extend the love of Christ with one another as the body of Christ and with our neighbors. This means we are called to bear one another’s burdens, care for those who are sick, homebound, lonely, and afflicted, and sacrifice for the needs of others just as Christ gave himself up for the church. The Christian life is not one of self but rather it is focused outward to those who are need both spiritually and physically. 

Finally we, as members of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod hold to the biblical and historical view of the Lord’s Supper. We believe that when our Savior on the night He was betrayed said, “This is my Body” and, “This is my Blood.” He truly meant it. We believe that our Savior's true body (the same body which was crucified and raised for us) comes to us in, with, and under the bread. We also believe that His true blood (the blood which was shed for us for the forgiveness of sins on Golgotha) also comes to us in, with, and under the wine. Please take a look at our communion statement on the website under the about us tab. 

 If you are a member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod we invite you to join us at that Altar. If you are visiting from another denomination we ask that you first speak to the pastor or an elder before communing.   

Please contact us by email, phone or in person at Holy Cross, to discuss any questions you have about our beliefs, worship, fellowship or other matters. Our pastor is available to speak with you.