Cross of Grace

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

Sunday Worship:
8:30am & 10:00am

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

May
30
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, May 4 - June 22
  • 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays, May 30 - July 18

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.

Jun
1
Jun 3

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly

The 2017 Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly is June 1-3 in Covington, KY. The Synod Assembly includes inspiring worship, fellowship dinners, breakout sessions and workshops on various topics, elections for synod officers, budget approval, and other business meetings.

Vacation Bible School
Jun
5
Jun 7

Vacation Bible School

This summer Cross of Grace will transform into C.S. Lewis' world of  Narnia. Join the characters from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe as they guide our youth on adventures to help them discover the power of truth, forgiveness, and identity. This year's unique program will include singing, games, Bible study, crafts, and making new friends.

Our VBS program will be held in the evening. Monday through Wednesday we will host a meal for participating families at 5:00 p.m. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. Parents of youth age 5 and under and asked to participate along with their child. As always, we offer VBS to our church and wider community completely free of charge. Click here to register.

Pints and Parables
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Pints and Parables

Join us at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Wooden Bear Brewery in Greenfield for a time of fellowship and relaxed discussion about life and faith. BTW, Tuesdays are $1-off pint nights at Wooden Bear. 

Summer Camp Comes to Church
Jun
26
Jun 30

Summer Camp Comes to Church

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 25-30 four 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. There will be a Sunday evening kick-off event as well as a closing program for kids and parents on Thursday evening.

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

Pints and Parables
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

Pints and Parables

Join us at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Wooden Bear Brewery in Greenfield for a time of fellowship and relaxed discussion about life and faith. BTW, Tuesdays are $1-off pint nights at Wooden Bear. 

Pints and Parables
Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

Pints and Parables

Join us at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Wooden Bear Brewery in Greenfield for a time of fellowship and relaxed discussion about life and faith. BTW, Tuesdays are $1-off pint nights at Wooden Bear. 

SonRise VBS
Jul
25
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.

Pints and Parables
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

Pints and Parables

Join us at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Wooden Bear Brewery in Greenfield for a time of fellowship and relaxed discussion about life and faith. BTW, Tuesdays are $1-off pint nights at Wooden Bear. 

Pints and Parables
Aug
8
7:00 pm19:00

Pints and Parables

Join us at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Wooden Bear Brewery in Greenfield for a time of fellowship and relaxed discussion about life and faith. BTW, Tuesdays are $1-off pint nights at Wooden Bear. 

Pints and Parables
Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

Pints and Parables

Join us at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Wooden Bear Brewery in Greenfield for a time of fellowship and relaxed discussion about life and faith. BTW, Tuesdays are $1-off pint nights at Wooden Bear. 


May
25
7:00 pm19:00

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, May 4 - June 22
  • 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays, May 30 - July 18

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.

May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Westminster Concert Bell Choir Concert

Join us for an evening of special music from the Concert Bell Choir of Westminster College of the Arts. The program features musical selections with a theme about water and its elemental presence in our lives, performed on the world's largest range of handbells and Choirchimes.

Tickets are available with a freewill offering the day of event.

May
21
8:30 am08:30

Annual Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will run concurrent with our morning worship services on Sunday, May 21. You will receive a ballot to vote on our 2017-2018 spending plan, Church Council slate, and a couple other meaningful motions. 

Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Good Friday Worship

Join us for the last leg of our Lenten journey to the cross where we’ll hear the story of Jesus’ last moments, strip the altar and leave in silence, waiting for the Good News of Easter. The worship service will feature beautiful music including a string quartet, choir, and vocal ensembles.

    Apr
    12
    6:00 pm18:00

    Holy Week Prayer Vigil

    On Holy Wednesday, join us for our annual Prayer Vigil. The sanctuary will feature interactive prayer stations designed to help people of all ages experience the marks of discipleship in a meaningful way. Stations will feature artwork, poetry, music, and various prayer methods.

    Apr
    9
    9:30 am09:30

    Spring Spruce-Up

    Bring or wear comfortable work clothes on Palm Sunday as we work to prepare our mission center for Holy Week and Easter. We start after 8:30 worship, laying mulch and working in the flower beds. Please bring a shovel or other gardening tool. Some work will be done inside, as well. As always, we do this all in anticipation of the many guests that will join us throughout the week leading to Easter Sunday.

      Apr
      5
      6:00 pm18:00

      Midweek Meal & Worship

      Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (March 8 – April 5) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

      Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from Partners in Mission addressing the marks of discipleship: grow, share, worship, tell, give, and pray.

      Mar
      29
      6:00 pm18:00

      Midweek Meal & Worship

      Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (March 8 – April 5) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

      Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from Partners in Mission addressing the marks of discipleship: grow, share, worship, tell, give, and pray.

      Mar
      22
      6:00 pm18:00

      Midweek Meal & Worship

      Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (March 8 – April 5) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

      Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from Partners in Mission addressing the marks of discipleship: grow, share, worship, tell, give, and pray.

      First Communion Instruction
      Mar
      18
      9:00 am09:00

      First Communion Instruction

      First Communion Instruction will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 9am–noon. 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 13 (7:00 p.m.). Sign up by contacting Pastor Aaron.

      Mar
      15
      6:00 pm18:00

      Midweek Meal & Worship

      Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (March 8 – April 5) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

      Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from Partners in Mission addressing the marks of discipleship: grow, share, worship, tell, give, and pray.

      Mar
      8
      6:00 pm18:00

      Midweek Meal & Worship

      Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (March 8 – April 5) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

      Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from Partners in Mission addressing the marks of discipleship: grow, share, worship, tell, give, and pray.

      Mar
      5
      9:30 am09:30

      Pancake Breakfast

      The Cross of Grace Middle School Youth Group will cook and serve pancakes for the congregation in-between morning worship services. All proceeds will go to the youth fund. Concurrently, we will hold our fifth Cross+Gen Discipleship Gathering focused on the discipline of "giving."

      Movie Premiere – The Shack
      Mar
      3
      5:30 pm17:30

      Movie Premiere – The Shack

      Our snow tubing expedition originally scheduled for this Friday has been cancelled as the unusually warm weather has shut down the tubing lanes at Perfect North Slopes.

      Instead, middle school and high school youth are invited to the movie premiere of The Shack.

      Here is the movie synopsis:
      Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

      We'll leave from the Cross of Grace parking lot at 5:30pm and grab some dinner, followed by the 7:00pm showing at AMC Indianapolis 17. Tickets must be purchased in advance and soon!. Please contact Pastor Aaron ASAP if your child(ren) will attend. We're offering a reduced ticket cost of $10 x ticket (cash or check payable to Cross of Grace).

      Mar
      2
      7:00 pm19:00

      Vinyasa Yoga

      Lindsey Stamper, a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, is offering two distinct weekly yoga classes on Thursdays at Cross of Grace starting March 2. A "Yoga Foundations" entry-level class will be offered at 5:45pm. An advanced "Vinyasa Yoga" class will be offered at 7:00pm. Each class aims to rejuvenate the physical body, focus the mind, and calm the nervous system. Cost is $10 per class or $70 for all eight classes.

      Mar
      2
      5:45 pm17:45

      Yoga Foundations

      Lindsey Stamper, a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, is offering two distinct weekly yoga classes on Thursdays at Cross of Grace starting March 2. A "Yoga Foundations" entry-level class will be offered at 5:45pm. An advanced "Vinyasa Yoga" class will be offered at 7:00pm. Each class aims to rejuvenate the physical body, focus the mind, and calm the nervous system. Cost is $10 per class or $70 for all eight classes.

      Mar
      1
      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.

      Feb
      25
      5:00 pm17:00

      Mardi Gras Party

      Cross of Grace’s annual Mardi Gras party will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 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). For the kiddos, we will offer a special pizza dinner and children’s programming, led by high school students. Please let the church office know if your children will be coming.

      30 Hour Famine
      Feb
      24
      Feb 25

      30 Hour Famine

      Cross of Grace is partnering with other New Palestine churches to participate in WorldVision's 30 Hour Famine event to raise awareness of the global hunger epidemic. Here's the schedule:

      Friday, February 24
      – 1:00 p.m.  Middle School and High School students start fasting
      – 6:30 p.m. Youth meet at Brookville Road Community Church for worship and games
      – All participants head over to the Hope Center (site of the former "Verity Institute") to learn about the new human trafficking ministry. We spend the night at the Hope Center

      Saturday, February 25
      – Participants spend the day serving in the community  
      – 4:00 Return to Brookville Road Community Church for worship and prayer walk; followed by a community meal when we break our fast
      – 6:30 Event ends

      Pastor Aaron needs to know how many youth will participate, so please contact him to register.

      Feb
      19
      Feb 26

      Mission Endowment Fund Silent Auction

      Bid early and often to contribute for the good of the cause. It all begins on Sunday, February 19 and ends Sunday, February 26 at noon, with proceeds going to our Endowment Fund's principle, to do God's work beyond our walls.

      Feb
      18
      9:00 am09:00

      Synod Youth Gathering

      Attention 7th – 12th Youth!

      Due to the success of October's Synod-wide Youth Day, another event has been scheduled for Saturday, February 18. This event will feature games, food, and opportunities to interact with our Bishop, summer camp staff, and representatives from college campus ministries. There will also be important information about the 2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston!

      We will gather at Cross of Grace at 9am, carpool to Resurrection Lutheran Church, and return by 3pm.

      Feb
      17
      8:00 pm20:00

      Middle School "After-Party"

      • Cross of Grace Lutheran Church

      Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, Cross of Grace will host an "After-Party" on the heels of the Doe Creek Middle School dance. We'll have food, games, and a Bible study. All middle school youth regardless of their school are welcome to participate. Parents, please pick up kids by 11 p.m. Parents/carpool drivers must sign in and sign out their children.

      Feb
      12
      9:45 pm21:45

      Acolyte Training

      All current or aspiring acolytes (grades 1–5) are welcome to participate in a training session where we’ll run through the expectations, tips, and theology of serving as an acolyte during worship.

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