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)

Nov
26
2:00 PM14:00

"Messiah" Community Sing Event

The Messiah Community Sing Event with the Greenfield Community Orchestra will be held at Cross of Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 26th, at 2pm.

All voices and ages are welcome! This is a great multi-generational worship and artistic opportunity!

The event is open to anyone who would like to sing! There is no rehearsal or special clothing required – just an opportunity to sing together to the glory of God!

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Nov
30
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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Dec
10
9:45 AM09:45

Christmas Care Box Packing Event

We support Lutheran World Relief's ongoing effort to provide basic material goods to people across the globe. This year we are collecting the following items:

  • 70-sheet notebooks (approximately 8.5x10 inch)-wide or college ruled
  • 30 cm rulers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Blunt (safety) scissors
  • Black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
  • 2.5” erasers
  • Lightweight bath size towels, between 20x40” and 27x52”, prefer darker color
  • 8-9 oz individually wrapped soap bars
  • Adult size individual toothbrushes (no combo with toothpaste, please)
  • Sturdy combs
  • Metal nail clippers

All items must be dropped off at church by December 3. 

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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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ELCA Youth Gathering
Jun
27
to Jul 1

ELCA Youth Gathering

What is the Youth Gathering?
– Every three years Lutheran youth from around the world gather in one city for worship, learning, entertainment, fellowship, and community engagement. It is a uniquely powerful experience for High School-age youth and will impact their lives in a positive way.

When is the Youth Gathering?
– Official dates are June 27 through July 1 (transportation will affect these dates by one or two days on either end)

Where is the Youth Gathering?
– Houston, Texas...yes, Texas in the middle of summer!

Who can attend? 
– Any student enrolled in 8th through 12th grade in the Fall of 2017. A couple adult leaders will also be selected to attend.

How much does this cost?
– We don't know the official total until we receive our hotel assignment and figure out how we are getting to Houston. We will host a number of fundraising initiatives in order to lower the total cost per participant. A non-refundable $150 deposit is required to register. Individual financial aid packages are available as needed.

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Nov
21
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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Service Project (Youth & Adults)
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Service Project (Youth & Adults)

  • The Movie Theater Church (Washington Square Mall) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After our 10:45am worship service we'll head over to The Movie Theater Church at the Washington Square Mall in order to help this church move into a new facility. Lunch will be provided. This service project is for adults and youth in Faith Formation and High School.

Directions: Going counter-clockwise around the mall perimeter, drive behind the AMC theater and head towards the east wall of the mall. You'll see an "MTC" sign indicating where to enter.

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Indiana Wind Symphony Reformation Concert
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Indiana Wind Symphony Reformation Concert

The Indiana Wind Symphony, led by Conductor Dr. Charles Conrad, is presenting "Echoes Over Five Centuries: The Reformation" – a public concert in observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The concert will be held on Sunday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Carmel's extraordinary venue, The Palladium.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

Musicfest & Oktoberfest

In celebration of Reformation Sunday, Cross of Grace is hosting a Songfest worship 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.

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Kid's Musical - "Martin and the Doors"
Oct
29
8:30 AM08:30

Kid's Musical - "Martin and the Doors"

Both morning worship services will feature a production of "Martin and the Doors" – a musical in which Cross of Grace children are on a modern day treasure hunt looking for the five core truths of faith as expressed by Martin Luther. While celebrating the Reformation's anniversary - 500 years this year - through humor and great music we learn some of the most profound truths in the Christian faith.

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Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Joel Salatin Seminar

  • New Palestine High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World-renowned farmer and author Joel Salatin is speaking at the New Palestine High School auditorium this Saturday at 2pm. Joel runs Polyface Farm in Virginia and has been featured in numerous documentaries and books about sustainable agriculture. Joel is an entertaining and provocative speaker whose approach to farming is framed by his Christian faith. Whether you farm hundreds of acres, tend a small backyard garden, or simply care about the kind of food that you eat, this will be a valuable event. For more info visit this website: http://www.polyfacefarms.com  The event at NPHS is free; no reservations or tickets required. 

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Sep
22
to Sep 24

Middle School Retreat

Current 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade youth are invited to join with youth from across Indiana and participate in the annual weekend retreat at Lutheran Hills Camp in Brown County. Cost $80 per participant (financial aid is available upon request). Contact Pastor Aaron to register.

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Sunday Night Live (Youth Group)
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday Night Live (Youth Group)

We host events for youth in Middle School and High School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of each month. We play games, eat, talk about important issues, and build a sense of community. On this day we'll meet at a special time (1:00 p.m.) to have a pool party and Colts game-watching party at the Wingo's home in Shelbyville. Contact Pastor Aaron for more details.

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Sep
10
9:45 AM09:45

Sunday School Kickoff

Join us between morning worship services for Christian education for curious souls of all ages. PreK through 5th grade youth participate in GraceQuest in the Sunday School wing; 6th through 8th grade youth meet for Faith Formation in the Fellowship Hall; and high school youth meet in the youth room.

GraceQuest kids will start the day with a couple songs and then head outside for some carnival games.

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"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day

 

Every year congregations throughout the ELCA denomination head into their respective communities to lend a hand. This year Cross of Grace has come up with a couple of options for those who want to participate. We'll appreciate whatever patience and flexibility you have to offer on Saturday as we navigate whatever work we are able to do!

Option 1: The Talitha Koum Women's Recovery House at 525 East Main Street, Greenfield. (Come anytime between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for as much time as you are able.)

There is some yard work to be done, picking up trash and raking as they prepare the lot for cement and a parking lot, I believe. (Bring a rake if you have one, for this work). There are additional jobs inside the home. A foreman will be on site to direct us and to provide most of the supplies. 


Option 2: Hope House at 35 East Pierson Street, Greenfield.(From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., for those looking for some lighter, lower-skill-level work!)

They have had a crazy week of donations and could use help sorting and organizing and doing some light cleaning and maintenance. Notice we only have 2 hours there, and I suggested we could have about 10-15 people there. So, if this sounds like your cup of tea, please let me know so I have a sense that we are prepared to help them accordingly.

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Aug
30
12:30 PM12:30

CSCSHC Half-Day Childcare

Cross of Grace Lutheran Church is providing childcare for up to 50 elementary-age youth for the four days designated as "Professional Development Days" by the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County. The church will provide a safe environment for your child to complete homework assignments, enjoy a snack, and play games. Registration fee is $5 per child x day (cash or check). Cross of Grace is not responsible for transportation. Students may be dropped off beginning at 12:30pm and must be picked up by 4:00 pm. 

Register online by clicking here.

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Aug
27
9:30 AM09:30

Ministry Fair

After each worship service come explore all the ways you can be involved in various ministries at Cross of Grace. Representatives from each ministry will set up displays and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can learn more about music groups, Bible studies, fellowship opportunities, youth and family opportunities, and more! Snacks and refreshments are provided.

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Aug
20
9:30 AM09:30

Ministry Fair

After each worship service come explore all the ways you can be involved in various ministries at Cross of Grace. Representatives from each ministry will set up displays and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can learn more about music groups, Bible studies, fellowship opportunities, youth and family opportunities, and more! Snacks and refreshments are provided.

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Lunch & Footgolf
Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch & Footgolf

We're taking the high school youth to lunch and the footgolf course in Greenfield on Sunday, August 6 after 2nd service. What's footgolf? It's golf, but with a soccer ball and your foot replacing the golfball and club. It looks like a blast. Cost is $5 x player (also bring money for lunch). Let Pastor Aaron know you're coming so that he can reserve enough tee times. 

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ELCA Youth Gathering Info Meeting
Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

ELCA Youth Gathering Info Meeting

The next ELCA Youth Gathering is less than one year away, but now is the time to start planning, recruiting, and organizing. Join us for a brief meeting at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 30 to learn more about this amazing experience and to have your questions answered.

Youth Gathering FAQs

What is the Youth Gathering?
– Every three years Lutheran youth from around the world gather in one city for worship, learning, entertainment, fellowship, and community engagement. It is a uniquely powerful experience for High School-age youth and will impact their lives in a positive way.

When is the Youth Gathering?
– Official dates are June 27 through July 1 (transportation will affect these dates by one or two days on either end)

Where is the Youth Gathering?
– Houston, Texas...yes, Texas in the middle of summer!

Who can attend? 
– Any student enrolled in 8th through 12th grade in the Fall of 2017. A couple adult leaders will also be selected to attend.

How much does this cost?
– We don't know the official total until we receive our hotel assignment and figure out how we are getting to Houston. We will host a number of fundraising initiatives in order to lower the total cost per participant. A non-refundable $150 deposit is required to register. Individual financial aid packages are available as needed.

 

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Blessing of the Backpacks
Jul
30
8:30 AM08:30

Blessing of the Backpacks

Attention all students, teachers, school administrators and other school employees!

Bring your backpacks or school bags to either of the morning worship services (8:30am or 10:00am) for our annual “Blessing of the Backpacks” liturgy. Pastor Aaron will offer a prayer and blessing for all who are beginning the new school year.

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SonRise VBS
Jul
26
to Jul 27

SonRise VBS

New this year, Cross of Grace is hosting a Vacation Bible School experience for our SonRise friends – local adults with unique emotional, physical, and cognitive needs. We anticipate a joyful experience full of singing, worship, learning Bible stories, and making new friends. Many volunteers will be needed to make this event a success, so please contact the church office to indicate your willingness to help.

The program will be held Monday, July 24, Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27. All are welcome to participate in the program's closing worship service on Thursday at 7:30pm

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Jul
25
7:00 AM07:00

Yoga Class

Lindsey Stamper is offering another series of yoga classes at Cross of Grace. This time there is a morning option as well as an evening option.

  • 7:00 p.m. Thursdays
  • 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays (May 30 - July 25)

Classes are $10, or you can purchase an 8-class pass for $70 (passes can be used for any yoga class until July 18). A sign-up sheet is in the church narthex, or you can contact Lindsey directly.

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