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
Feb
22
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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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Meal & Worship

Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (February 21 – March 21) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from local preachers addressing their congregational mission and outreach beyond their church walls.

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Meal & Worship

Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (February 21 – March 21) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from local preachers addressing their congregational mission and outreach beyond their church walls.

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Meal & Worship

Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (February 21 – March 21) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from local preachers addressing their congregational mission and outreach beyond their church walls.

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Meal & Worship

Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (February 21 – March 21) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from local preachers addressing their congregational mission and outreach beyond their church walls.

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Apr
29
4:15 PM16:15

Youth Gathering Pre-Event

Participants in this summer's ELCA Youth Gathering will be meeting other Indy-area participants for our second Pre-Gathering Event Sunday, April 29. At 4:15pm that Sunday we will leave the church parking lot and head to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. We'll have fun with other youth who will participate in the Youth Gathering. Dinner will be provided. We should return to CoG around 7:45pm.

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Vacation Bible School
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Vacation Bible School

Cross of Grace's evening VBS program will be all about peacemaking. Children entering PreK (ages 4-5) through Grade 5 are eligible to participate. 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. 

Monday through Thursday we will host a meal for participating families beginning at 5:00 p.m. The VBS program will start at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. The program will conclude on Thursday with a family worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to go to the registration page.

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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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Jul
9
to Jul 13

Summer Day Camp

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 July 9-13 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 at pickup time on Thursday.

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

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Meal & Worship

Please join us for midweek fellowship and worship opportunities during Lent – five weeks of dinner and worship (February 21 – March 21) on Wednesdays. Dinner begins at 6pm; Worship begins at 7pm.

Our midweek Lenten worship services will feature messages from local preachers addressing their congregational mission and outreach beyond their church walls.

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Sweetheart Dinner
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

Sweetheart Dinner

Cross of Grace youth participating in this summer's ELCA Youth Gathering will prepare and serve a Sweetheart Dinner at church. Come enjoy a lovely evening, including meal and dessert, for only $30 a couple. Childcare is provided. Proceeds go to the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering fund. Appetizers will be served starting at 5:30pm; dinner will be served at 6:00pm. RSVPs are required.

 

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Feb
14
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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Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

Church Community Garden Meeting


There is discussion about restarting the vegetable garden at Cross of Grace. The intent would be to provide a space for families at church to grow produce as well as to provide fresh produce for our church food pantry or other local food relief organizations. If you are intrigued, have ideas, or simply want to find out more, plan on being a part of a brief brainstorming meeting in the fellowship hall after 2nd service this Sunday.

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Mardi Gras Party
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Mardi Gras Party

Cross of Grace’s annual Mardi Gras party will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 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).

Our high school youth will provide childcare during the event for $10 x hour x family, with all proceeds going towards our ELCA Youth Gathering fundraising.  

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Feb
10
9:15 AM09:15

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
24
9:30 AM09:30

Christmas Eve Breakfast

Given that Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year, we are replacing our typical morning worship schedule with a casual breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Gather with your family of faith on Sunday, December 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a special catered meal to begin our day of celebration with good food, prayer, and some beautiful music. Please R.S.V.P so we know you’ll join us.

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Dec
20
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 20. 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
15
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Giving Yoga Class

Thank you for your participation at yoga this year. Please consider attending this donation-only class benefiting the Cross of Grace food pantry and invite friends! Gift cards for nearby grocery stores or gas stations are recommended (suggested $10 increments).

Following yoga, we'll gather for snacks and beverages (BYOB) to celebrate the Christmas season. This class will be offered in place of the usual 7 pm class on Thursday, December 14th. Thanks for all your support!

 

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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. At 9:45am on Sunday, December 10, GraceQuest students, teachers, and parents are encouraged to come together and help pack all the materials that have been donated over the last few weeks. Based on the amount of donations we received, we'll be busy! We'll see you down in the Sunday School wing at 9:45am.

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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
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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