Cross of Grace

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

Summer Sunday Worship:
8:30 am & 10 am
(Begins Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day #3
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day #3

 

Every year congregations throughout the ELCA denomination head into their respective communities to lend a hand. This year Cross of Grace is partnering with other congregations on a multi-day effort to make a difference in East Indianapolis. We'll appreciate whatever patience and flexibility you have to offer on Saturday as we navigate whatever work we are able to do!

Service Day #3: Sunday, September 9 (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.). Meet at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 5321 E. 42nd St (between Emerson and Arlington) to help with outside chores, clean-up, and landscaping at home and in the park near First Trinity.

Come for whatever time is available to you. Contact the church office to sign up: churchoffice@crossofgrace.org

 

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"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day #2
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day #2

 

Every year congregations throughout the ELCA denomination head into their respective communities to lend a hand. This year Cross of Grace is partnering with other congregations on a multi-day effort to make a difference in East Indianapolis. We'll appreciate whatever patience and flexibility you have to offer on Saturday as we navigate whatever work we are able to do!

Service Day #2: Saturday, September 8 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Meet at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 5321 E. 42nd St (between Emerson and Arlington) to help with outside chores, clean-up, and landscaping at home and in the park near First Trinity.

Come for whatever time is available to you. Contact the church office to sign up: churchoffice@crossofgrace.org

 

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Aug
26
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
19
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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"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day #1
Aug
18
8:30 AM08:30

"God's Work. Our Hands" Service Day #1

 

Every year congregations throughout the ELCA denomination head into their respective communities to lend a hand. This year Cross of Grace is partnering with other congregations on a multi-day effort to make a difference in East Indianapolis. We'll appreciate whatever patience and flexibility you have to offer on Saturday as we navigate whatever work we are able to do!

Service Day #1: Saturday, August 18 (8:39 a.m. – 11 a.m.). Meet at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 5321 E. 42nd St (between Emerson and Arlington) to go door-to-door in the neighborhood with a short survey asking about/sharing the following information:

1) Who might like help with outside, basic chores on September 8th and/or 9th.

2) What would the neighbors like to see done with the park in their neighborhood (i.e., trees planted, grill installed, playground equipment built, etc.).

3) Sharing an invitation to a community picnic at First Trinity that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact the church office to sign up: churchoffice@crossofgrace.org

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SonRise VBS
Jul
18
to Jul 19

SonRise VBS

Again 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 16, Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19. All are welcome to participate in the program's closing worship service on Thursday at 7:30pm

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SonRise VBS
Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

SonRise VBS

Again 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 16, Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19. All are welcome to participate in the program's closing worship service on Thursday at 7:30pm

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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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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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30 Hour Famine
Feb
24
to 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.

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Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

"Stewards of Children" Training

Cross of Grace will be hosting a sexual abuse prevention program called “Stewards of Children.” This program has been developed by the national organization Darkness to Light. The training is for adults who work with children and adolescents. Registration costs $15, is open to the public, and is limited to 30 participants. To register, email Pastor Aaron.

Click here to watch a video about the program.

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Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fair Trade Holiday Basket Assembly

After 10:45 worship we will have a Fair Trade Holiday Basket Assembly event. The plan is to fill mugs and baskets with all things Fair Trade, wrap the creations and price them. They will be offered for sale at cost, making a wonderful gift option for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

We will also share a pizza lunch & fellowship along the way. Contact the church office to let us know you'll join the fun

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Oct
30
8:30 AM08:30

5th Sunday Food Pantry Giving Opportunity

Every 5th Sunday we make a special push to restock our active Groceries of Grace Food Pantry.  Currently we could use: 

  • peanut butter & jelly
  • saltines
  • canned fruit
  • cereal
  • toilet paper
  • dish soap
  • laundry soap
  • bar soap
  • tooth paste


Our grocery cart will be in the Narthex on Sunday ready to be filled! 

**We do not need vegetables or soup at this time.**

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National Youth Gathering
Jul
15
to Jul 19

National Youth Gathering

Every three years high school youth across the nation from the congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for worship, education, service, and fun activities. This year, seven high school youth from Cross of Grace will head to Detroit, MI with 30,000 of their closest friends to experience the city and develop their faith.

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Mar
29
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.

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