Cross of Grace

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

Summer Sunday Worship:
8:30 am & 10 am

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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Blessing of the Backpacks
Jul
28
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. We will offer a prayer and blessing for all who are beginning the new school year.

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Experimental Worship Gathering w/ Aaron Niequist
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Experimental Worship Gathering w/ Aaron Niequist

Renowned worship leader, musician, and author Aaron Niequist is coming to Central Indiana to lead an "experimental worship gathering" designed to connect worship with spiritual practices. This free event is open to the public and is ideal for congregational leaders, pastors, church-goers, and particularly anyone who has been hurt by the church and struggles with reconciling faith and church. Click here to learn more and to register.

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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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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
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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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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Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Musicfest & Oktoberfest

In celebration of Reformation Sunday, Cross of Grace is hosting a Musicfest celebration 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. Childcare will be available for card players starting at 7 p.m.

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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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Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Narnia-Themed Worship

The culmination of Cross of Grace's "Adventures in Narnia" Vacation Bible School are two Narnia-themed worship services on Sunday, June 11 (8:30am and 10:00am). VBS participants are encouraged to participate in worship (they can bring their shield crafts!), sing VBS songs, and watch a slideshow of their adventures. A special offering will be received to go toward VBS expenses. 

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Jun
11
8:30 AM08:30

Narnia-Themed Worship

The culmination of Cross of Grace's "Adventures in Narnia" Vacation Bible School are two Narnia-themed worship services on Sunday, June 11 (8:30am and 10:00am). VBS participants are encouraged to participate in worship (they can bring their shield crafts!), sing VBS songs, and watch a slideshow of their adventures. A special offering will be received to go toward VBS expenses. 

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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.

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Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Christmas Worship Service

Join us for dinner at 6pm and stay for worship at 7pm. Our Blue Christmas worship is a chance to celebrate Christmas without all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional Christmas Eve worship. It's a great way for people who struggle with the holiday to welcome the hope of Jesus, even into the sadness we may be feeling in these days. It's a great way for others of us to support those who need it.

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