Cross of Grace

A community of grace sharing God's love with no strings attached.

Sunday Worship:
8:30am & 10:45am

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Christmas Worship Service & Meal

For many people the holidays do not bring joy and happiness: they may be experiencing grief after the death of a loved one or after a divorce. Couples may have been unable to have a child, or have endured an emotional trauma. Maybe just the pressure of the holiday preparations is overwhelming.

Cross of Grace is reaching out to such individuals by offering a Blue Christmas worship service at 7pm on Wednesday, December 19. This service will have a more quiet mood than the traditional Christmas worship service, but will still be filled with hope and grace. 

Also join us for a meal preceding worship, beginning at 6pm. 

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Dec
21
to Dec 22

Youth Christmas Lock-In

Fun, games, food, conversation, and a Christmas sock exchange at church from 8pm until 8am the next morning. This event is for both Faith Formation youth (grades 6-8) and High School youth (grades 9-12); though most of the activities will be separate.

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Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Worship

Together we hear the story of Jesus' birth, contemplate what it means for our lives today, sing beloved Christmas songs, light candles, share communion, and experience the warmth of the community in which we have been brought together. The 5pm service is a great option for families with kiddos who will need to get to bed early (yeah, good luck with that!).

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Dec
24
11:00 PM23:00

Christmas Eve Worship

Together we hear the story of Jesus' birth, contemplate what it means for our lives today, sing beloved Christmas songs, light candles, share communion, and experience the warmth of the community in which we have been brought together. The 11pm service is a bit more reflective and quiet than the earlier services.

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Jan
27
12:15 PM12:15

CoG Ski/Tube Day @ Perfect North

All Cross of Grace Partners in Mission (+ friends!) are invited to Perfect North Slopes for a day of skiing, snowboarding, and/or tubing on Sunday, January 27th. We will leave from church by 12:15pm. RSVPs and advance payment are required (due Jan. 13). Prices x person:

  • 8-hr lift ticket: $39

  • optional ski/board rental: $20

  • optional meal ticket (value $10): $8

Click here to RSVP by January 13.

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Mardi Gras Party
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Mardi Gras Party

Cross of Grace’s annual Mardi Gras party will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, beginning with appetizers at 5pm and dinner at 6:30pm. The event is BYOB; the Cross of Grace Homebrew Club will provide samples of their latest creations. Tickets for adults are $12 each (no ticket needed if under age 21).

Childcare will be provided during the event.  

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First Communion Instruction
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

First Communion Instruction

First Communion Instruction will be held on Sunday, March 3, from noon until 2pm. This is a fun, meaningful way for those in grades 2–4 to learn about the sacrament and to prepare to celebrate communion during worship on Maundy Thursday, April 18 (7:00 p.m.). Sign up by contacting Pastor Aaron: pastoraaron@crossofgrace.org.

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Central Indiana Spring Ring - A Handbell Festival in Memory of Mary Lynn Wolfe

In April 2018 Mary Lynn Wolfe – a beloved member of our handbell choirs – lost her life as she was traveling to a handbell festival. On April 13, 2019, we will gather for a handbell festival in her honor at the Zion Lutheran Church and School gymnasium.

Information about the festival, including the repertoire and schedule, can be found here.

To participate, click here for the registration form.

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Yoga Class
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Class

Certified Yoga Instructor Lindsey Stamper offers weekly yoga classes at Cross of Grace on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Classes are $10, or you can purchase an 8-class pass for $70. No advance registration is required.

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Cross+Generational Gathering
Dec
2
9:45 AM09:45

Cross+Generational Gathering

On the first Sunday of each month we gather with adults, babies, teens, toddlers, and everyone in-between to share stories, make new friends, and learn about our faith. Join us this morning from 9:45am until 10:30 as we pack Christmas care packages of school supplies to be distributed around the world through Lutheran World Relief.

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Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Thanksgiving Eve Eve Worship

We worship on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving in order to focus our hearts and minds on all the reasons to be thankful. Join us to worship at 7 p.m. This year we will worship alongside our friends in the SonRise Ministry. Also, bring a serving plate or other significant item that will end up on the Thanksgiving dinner table for a special blessing.

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Rachel Kurtz Concert
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Rachel Kurtz Concert

We are excited to spread the word that Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Rachel Kurtz will be performing at Messiah Lutheran Church in Brownsburg, IN. Tickets are $15 at the door.

A magnetic stage presence, Kurtz’s powerhouse voice and heartfelt performances have been electrifying crowds in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, New Orleans’ Superdome, Texas’ Alamo Dome, and hundreds of other concert venues from coast to coast. With her new Love, Rachel Kurtz, album follows in the footsteps of gospel-activist diva Mavis Staples, while contributing to the neo-soul revivalist movement spearheaded by like-minded artists Alabama Shakes, Adele, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

 

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Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Germany Pilgrimage Info Meeting

Pastor Dave Schreiber, a Cross of Grace Partner in Mission, will lead a Germany pilgrimage titled “On the Trail of Martin Luther” June 5–15, 2019. Locations will include Wittenberg, Mainz, Worms, Wartburg Castle, Erfurt, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, and more. For more information, plan to attend one of two Indy-area info presentations:

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. (Scotty’s Brewhouse, 3905 E 96th St., Indy)

Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. (Mashcraft Brewery, 1140 N State Rd 135, Greenwood)

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Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Musicfest & Oktoberfest

In celebration of Reformation Sunday, Cross of Grace is hosting a Musicfest celebration at 5pm. Oktoberfest will follow at 6pm with great food, a bonfire, beer from Sun King and our homebrew group, as well as our annual "Hold 'Em For Haiti" euchre and poker card tournament. Tickets available for purchase by contacting the church office. Childcare will be available for card players starting at 7 p.m.

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Germany Pilgrimage Info Meeting

Pastor Dave Schreiber, a Cross of Grace Partner in Mission, will lead a Germany pilgrimage titled “On the Trail of Martin Luther” June 5–15, 2019. Locations will include Wittenberg, Mainz, Worms, Wartburg Castle, Erfurt, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, and more. For more information, plan to attend one of two Indy-area info presentations:

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. (Scotty’s Brewhouse, 3905 E 96th St., Indy)

Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. (Mashcraft Brewery, 1140 N State Rd 135, Greenwood)

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Grace Groups
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Grace Groups

“Grace Groups” is Cross of Grace’s weekday small group offering centered around fellowship, food, and spiritual formation. Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and then choose from a variety of experiences at 6 p.m. The Fall 2018 Grace Groups include a course on the Enneagram, discussion on the book Unclobber, and also a handyman group to tackle various projects around the church and grounds.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Yoga

Certified Yoga Instructor Lindsey Stamper is teaching a kid’s yoga class for youth ages 6 and older (parents are welcome as well!). The event will be held at Cross of Grace from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. This will be an excellent introduction of the practice of yoga and will feature a fun Fall/Halloween theme. Cost is $10 per family per class. Please let Lindsey know if your child plans to participate by emailing her (lindsey_stamper@hotmail.com) or telling her in person.

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Grace Groups
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Grace Groups

“Grace Groups” is Cross of Grace’s weekday small group offering centered around fellowship, food, and spiritual formation. Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and then choose from a variety of experiences at 6 p.m. The Fall 2018 Grace Groups include a course on the Enneagram, discussion on the book Unclobber, and also a handyman group to tackle various projects around the church and grounds.

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Indy Festival of Faiths

Cross of Grace Partners in Mission are invited to participate in the annual Indy Festival of Faiths at Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. This festival is a rich and energetic experience of different faith traditions and expressions. There will be food, music, dancing, a drum circle, and fascinating conversation.

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Oct
14
8:45 AM08:45

Youth Worship Field Trip

Youth in Faith Formation and High School (and their families) are encouraged to skip church at Cross of Grace on Sunday, October 14! Instead, join Pastor Aaron and worship at Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. We will leave from the CoG parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Lunch will follow. Broadway UMC is a congregation that excels in connecting to its immediate community and equipping people to follow Jesus. Learn more at their website: www.broadwayumc.org

Later that day (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) you are encouraged to participate in the annual Indy Festival of Faiths at Veterans Memorial Plaza.

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Peer Ministry Training (High School)
Oct
13
8:30 AM08:30

Peer Ministry Training (High School)

High School students (grades 9 -12) as well as adults who work with and support them are invited to Peer Ministry Training – a meaningful event in which students will learn practical skills for welcoming and communicating with others. Students will be equipped to be a real friend, listener, and helper.

This training is open to any congregation of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod and is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.  The trainer will be Chad Senuta (see www.peerministry.org).  This event costs $10. Register by contacting Pastor Aaron at pastoraaron@crossofgrace.org. 

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Grace Groups
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Grace Groups

“Grace Groups” is Cross of Grace’s weekday small group offering centered around fellowship, food, and spiritual formation. Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and then choose from a variety of experiences at 6 p.m. The Fall 2018 Grace Groups include a course on the Enneagram, discussion on the book Unclobber, and also a handyman group to tackle various projects around the church and grounds.

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Grace Groups
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Grace Groups

“Grace Groups” is Cross of Grace’s weekday small group offering centered around fellowship, food, and spiritual formation. Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and then choose from a variety of experiences at 6 p.m. The Fall 2018 Grace Groups include a course on the Enneagram, discussion on the book Unclobber, and also a handyman group to tackle various projects around the church and grounds.

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