Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Ash Wednesday - “The Undone Garden - The Redone Garden” - February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday - “The Undone Garden - The Redone Garden” - February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

A field once teeming with life is dry and dead. A garden once green and lush is void of its color. A people once dripping with God's presence is isolated and alone. Isolation, death and devastation appear to be the foregone conclusion. Dust we are...and to dust we will return. BUT, so will life, color and God's Spirit. Oh yes, they will return. But not without the compost of repentance. Tonight we allow God to bring our hearts to repentance, that the hope and glory of life may be planted in it.

The King and His Kingdom - “Thy Kingdom Come Among US” - February 23, 2020

The King and His Kingdom - “Thy Kingdom Come Among US” - February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020

Every week we pray "THY KINGDOM COME." For those of us who grew up in and around the Christian church we often say these words without much thought. Jesus taught the disciples to pray for the Kingdom to Come. But, what are we really praying about? As we pray - together - we are praying that God's Kingdom would come among US. We'll learn to pray boldly for the rule of God among us so the rule of God can be extended through us!

A Study of the Ten Commandments - Part 2 - February 23, 2020

A Study of the Ten Commandments - Part 2 - February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020

When asked about God's greatest commandment, Jesus responds, "Love God and Love People." Interestingly, Jesus sums up God's 10 Commandments through the lens of love. We'll (re)explore the 10 Commandments, their meanings and how Jesus embodied them through love.

 
A Study of the Ten Commandments - Part 1 - February 16, 2020

A Study of the Ten Commandments - Part 1 - February 16, 2020

February 23, 2020

When asked about God's greatest commandment, Jesus responds, "Love God and Love People." Interestingly, Jesus sums up God's 10 Commandments through the lens of love. We'll (re)explore the 10 Commandments, their meanings and how Jesus embodied them through love.

The King and His Kingdom - “Mustard Seeds & Yeast” - February 16, 2020

The King and His Kingdom - “Mustard Seeds & Yeast” - February 16, 2020

February 16, 2020

The kingdom of God is both small and it's work mysterious. The kingdom of God will work in ways you could never have imagined. It'll work to take over the whole world. Will we allow the kingdom of God to take over our lives?

The King and His Kingdom - “The Kingdom of God is at Hand” - February 9, 2020

The King and His Kingdom - “The Kingdom of God is at Hand” - February 9, 2020

February 9, 2020

The first sermon of Jesus is His shortest, but perhaps most important. The King-ing of God is touchable. The reign of God is now accessible to humanity. More than anything else in the gospels, Jesus proclaims that God's kingdom is here. God is present and at work. Do we have eyes to see it and ears to hear it?

Reclaiming Rest - “No Longer an Appetizer” - February 2, 2020

Reclaiming Rest - “No Longer an Appetizer” - February 2, 2020

February 2, 2020

Written into the rhythms of Israel's life with God was a year of Jubilee; the year when things returned to what they were suppose to be. Every 50 years was an opportunity to think backward to the garden and forward to the new creation. While we no longer celebrate a year of Jubilee, we do have opportunity to look both ways - backwards and forward as we long for REST.

Reclaiming Rest - Part 4 - February 2, 2020

Reclaiming Rest - Part 4 - February 2, 2020

February 2, 2020

We are an over-worked and under-rested culture. In this study we allow Christ to set our rhythms of rest and work.

Reclaiming Rest - “Remembering the Sabbath Day” - January 26, 2020

Reclaiming Rest - “Remembering the Sabbath Day” - January 26, 2020

January 26, 2020

God instituted the Sabbath. And He gives it to His children as a gift. The Sabbath rest was so important that He placed it in His top ten ways of living. Jesus had to remind the religious leaders of His day that Sabbath was designed for humanity. Today, we learn what it means to honor the Sabbath.

Reclaiming Rest - “Restoring Rhythms” - January 19, 2020

Reclaiming Rest - “Restoring Rhythms” - January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020

From the very beginning there has been a rhythm between rest and work. For many in our culture today - there seems to be a high emphasis on work and very little rest. Jesus, however, reminds us that when we rest in Him, then we will be fruit (work) for the Kingdom.