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)

Yoga Class
Mar
28
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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First Communion Instruction
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

First Communion Instruction

First Communion Instruction will be held on Sunday, March 31, 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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Vacation Bible School
Jun
17
to Jun 20

Vacation Bible School

Celebrate God’s creation this summer with Cross of Grace’s “ReNew” Vacation Bible School experience. ReNew is a 4-day VBS that empowers kids in grades PreK-Grade 5 to grow in faith, have fun, and change the world. Each day, kids will explore Jesus’ Parable of the Sower with three age-appropriate activities that help kids learn how to care for God’s creation.

Our annual VBS experience is offered in the evenings, with a meal at 5 p.m. and programming from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online registration will be available soon.

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Jun
24
to Jun 28

Summer Day Camp

Cross of Grace's "Camp at Church" experience is back for its 3rd year! Kids entering grades 1–6 are invited to register for a week of Christian summer camp right here in New Palestine!

During the week of June 24–July 3 college-age counselors will come to Cross of Grace and lead daily programming from 9am until 4pm Monday through Thursday (Friday's programming ends at noon). Kids will be treated to the basics of a typical camp experience combined with the comforts of home.

Registration costs $50 for one child or $75 for two or more children in the same family.

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Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Book Study w/ First Trinity Lutheran

Cross of Grace is partnering with First Trinity Lutheran in Indianapolis for a 4-week study on the book Lutheran Trump Cards by Dave Daubert. The conversation will center around core Lutheran principles, conviction and doctrine. The study will be held at First Trinity from 9:30am until 11am. We will carpool from Cross of Grace at 9am, or you can meet us at First Trinity (5321 E 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46226).

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday Worship

The season of Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. At our Ash Wednesday worship we offer the sign of ashes as a reminder of our human mortality and frailty. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.

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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).

Complimentary childcare will be provided during the event until 8pm.

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Sweetheart Dinner
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

Sweetheart Dinner

Cross of Grace High School youth will prepare and serve our annual Sweetheart Dinner on Saturday, February 16 at church. Come enjoy a lovely evening, including meal and dessert, for only $30 a couple. Childcare is provided. Proceeds go to the Cross of Grace Youth Group fund. Appetizers will be served starting at 5:30pm; dinner will be served at 6:00pm. RSVPs are required.

 

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

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 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 16. This will be an excellent introduction of the practice of yoga . 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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Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Indiana/Kentucky Synod Youth Day

Cross of Grace's youth (8th – 12th graders) are carpooling to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Carmel where we'll meet up with youth groups from all over Indiana and Kentucky for games, Bible study, service projects, food, and discussion with pastors and our Synod Bishop. We will return to church by 4:00pm. Please let Pastor Aaron know if your child(ren) will attend.

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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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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
21
to Dec 22

Youth Christmas Lock-In

Fun, games, food, conversation, a bounce house, and a “white elephant” 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 many of the activities will be separate.

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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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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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