Cross of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Coon Rapids, MN

Cross of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Coon Rapids, MN

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VICTORIOUS!
Second Sunday of Easter - April 24, 2022
Sunday Worship @ 8:00am & 10:30am
8am Livestream: https://youtu.be/ydwATrsBqPQ

Monday Worship @ 7:00pm

WITNESS MARCHES VICTORIOUS OVER RESTRAINT - The good news of the risen Christ is bigger than a single day. The Easter gospel will continue to march across centuries and continents. However, there will always be forces that try to slow that march. Could be self-inflected fears and doubts (Gospel) or various types of persecutions (First and Second Reading). Whatever the case, the good news of Easter will not be restrained. For it is not some myth or fable, not a hoax or conspiracy. The reality of Easter rests on the testimony of eyewitnesses. Therefore, the gospel cannot be boxed in any more than Christ could be put back in a tomb. Many may try and restrain the good news of Christ. But the march of the Church's witness will never slow down.
Acts 5:12,17-12; Revelation 1:4-18; John 20:19-31

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

"The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." (Matthew 28:5-6)
VICTORIOUS!
JOIN US for our EASTER CELEBRATIONS - SUNDAY, APRIL 17th

Easter Dawn @ 6:30AM w/ Communion
Identity in Christ Marches VICTORIOUS
Readings: Exodus 15:1-11; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18

Easter Festival @ 8:00AM & 10:30AM
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

The Light of Life Marches VICTORIOUS...
Over the Darkness of Death - Death hung like a suffocating shroud over us all. It was a constant source of sorrow and shame. Death doesn't just bring life to an end. The impending threat of death spoils every moment of life that leads up to it. The moment Christ emerged from the tomb, however, nothing would be the same. Life was unleashed on humanity, and it will reign until death and its effects are no more. The salvation Christ brings is not just a rescue from a world gone bad but a resurrection to a world that will once again be good. Christ's victory restores life to us even now. Even as we continue to wipe the tears that death causes, we can defiantly taunt this fallen tyrant: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Readings: Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Luke 24:1-12

8:00am Livestream: https://youtu.be/WQDtJFIg7bI
Good Friday Worship Tonight - April 15, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

Livestream: https://youtu.be/8QgKt87m5aY

Good Friday is very different than a funeral. At a funeral, we celebrate the blessings of someone's earthly life but also mourn the fact of their death. Their death is something we wish we could forget.

In the case of Jesus, his death is the very thing we gather to celebrate and remember. In fact, we prolong the remembrance. We dwell on the details. We even call this day "good." For we know why Jesus willingly endured the agony of the cross. It wasn't a tragic miscarriage of justice. Jesus suffered this punishment vicariously. He was pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities. Because he did, we are now right with our holy God. Jesus' punishment is our peace.
Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Galatians 3:10-13; John 19:17-30
Maundy Thursday Worship Tonight - April 14, 2022
w/Communion @ 7:00 PM

Livestream: https://youtu.be/G_NkN9PcEUg

As the sun set on Holy Thursday, the day marked the end of something old and the start of something new. The Old Covenant, which God had established through Moses, was two-sided. God's people would follow God's commands; God would bless his people. However, rather than providing God's people the opportunity to live up to God's demands, the Old Covenant only exposed their flaws. When God established his New Covenant, it was not a two-sided contract. It was more like a will, listing all the blessings God promised graciously to give his people. No matter who you are or what you have done, the blessing of the New Covenant are "for you." Eat the food Christ offers, and all your spiritual and eternal needs are satisfied.
Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 10:15-25, Luke 22:7-20
This Easter season, discover the ways his victory gives you victory. For now, and forever. Celebrate victory with us this Easter.

Easter Worship Schedule
Sunday, April 17 @ 6:30am - Easter Dawn Worship with Holy Communion (Continental Breakfast by Youth Group)

Sunday, April 17 @ 8am & 10:30am - Easter Festival Worship (Easter Breakfast beginning at 9am by Youth Group)

No Sunday Bible Study or Sunday School or evening worship on Monday, April 18.
Sorry about the technical difficulties during this morning's livestream, here is a new link with the repaired service video:

https://youtu.be/Tb_07MNYh4k
Today is the Day! Come join us between 10:30am-3:30pm for many fun activities for kids and adults. No entrance fee and many free games and activities for kids. 100+ items for adults to bid on in the silent auction. (Silent Auction closes at 3pm). We look forward to seeing you!
Tomorrow is the big day! We look forward to seeing everyone at the Carnival/Silent Auction. Many free activities for kids to enjoy while adults shop at the Silent Auction. If you want to bid on items in the Silent Auction be sure to come early, bidding ends at 3pm. See you soon!

To stay up to date with the event click here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1076236799891794/?active_tab=discussion
It's a weekend full of family fun!

Invite family and friends with to the WEST Lutheran Players performance of "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend.

AND be sure to come to Cross of Christ Saturday, April 9th, for the spectacular annual Cross of Christ Carnival and Silent Auction. Everyone is invited!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1076236799891794
The Crucial Hours - Final Midweek Lent Worship
Wednesday, April 6th @ 6:00pm
Dinner served prior to worship @ 5:00pm

Worship Livestream: https://youtu.be/pvgY5oRiSRY

7:00pm - All congregation members are asked to stay for the Divine Call Meeting following the service. Call will be made for a Principal & 7-8th Grade Teacher and a Kindergarten Teacher.
The Cross of Christ Carnival and Silent Auction is less than a week away! We have 100+ items for adults to bid on in the silent auction and many fun free carnival activities for kids. Everyone is invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

Stay connected through the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1076236799891794

Taking God at His Word--Taking God's Word to the World Worship Services: Thursday @ 7pm, Sunday @ 8:00am & 9:30am

Operating as usual

04/23/2022

VICTORIOUS!
Second Sunday of Easter - April 24, 2022
Sunday Worship @ 8:00am & 10:30am
8am Livestream: https://youtu.be/ydwATrsBqPQ

Monday Worship @ 7:00pm

WITNESS MARCHES VICTORIOUS OVER RESTRAINT - The good news of the risen Christ is bigger than a single day. The Easter gospel will continue to march across centuries and continents. However, there will always be forces that try to slow that march. Could be self-inflected fears and doubts (Gospel) or various types of persecutions (First and Second Reading). Whatever the case, the good news of Easter will not be restrained. For it is not some myth or fable, not a hoax or conspiracy. The reality of Easter rests on the testimony of eyewitnesses. Therefore, the gospel cannot be boxed in any more than Christ could be put back in a tomb. Many may try and restrain the good news of Christ. But the march of the Church's witness will never slow down.
Acts 5:12,17-12; Revelation 1:4-18; John 20:19-31

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

04/17/2022

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

"The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." (Matthew 28:5-6)

04/16/2022

VICTORIOUS!
JOIN US for our EASTER CELEBRATIONS - SUNDAY, APRIL 17th

Easter Dawn @ 6:30AM w/ Communion
Identity in Christ Marches VICTORIOUS
Readings: Exodus 15:1-11; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18

Easter Festival @ 8:00AM & 10:30AM
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

The Light of Life Marches VICTORIOUS...
Over the Darkness of Death - Death hung like a suffocating shroud over us all. It was a constant source of sorrow and shame. Death doesn't just bring life to an end. The impending threat of death spoils every moment of life that leads up to it. The moment Christ emerged from the tomb, however, nothing would be the same. Life was unleashed on humanity, and it will reign until death and its effects are no more. The salvation Christ brings is not just a rescue from a world gone bad but a resurrection to a world that will once again be good. Christ's victory restores life to us even now. Even as we continue to wipe the tears that death causes, we can defiantly taunt this fallen tyrant: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Readings: Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Luke 24:1-12

8:00am Livestream: https://youtu.be/WQDtJFIg7bI

Cross of Christ Worship - April 15, 2022 04/15/2022

Cross of Christ Worship - April 15, 2022

Good Friday Worship Tonight - April 15, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

Livestream: https://youtu.be/8QgKt87m5aY

Good Friday is very different than a funeral. At a funeral, we celebrate the blessings of someone's earthly life but also mourn the fact of their death. Their death is something we wish we could forget.

In the case of Jesus, his death is the very thing we gather to celebrate and remember. In fact, we prolong the remembrance. We dwell on the details. We even call this day "good." For we know why Jesus willingly endured the agony of the cross. It wasn't a tragic miscarriage of justice. Jesus suffered this punishment vicariously. He was pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities. Because he did, we are now right with our holy God. Jesus' punishment is our peace.
Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Galatians 3:10-13; John 19:17-30

Cross of Christ Worship - April 15, 2022 Let us know you attended online worship today: Members: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/3058c7 Guests: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/aa...

Cross of Christ Worship - April 14, 2022 04/14/2022

Cross of Christ Worship - April 14, 2022

Maundy Thursday Worship Tonight - April 14, 2022
w/Communion @ 7:00 PM

Livestream: https://youtu.be/G_NkN9PcEUg

As the sun set on Holy Thursday, the day marked the end of something old and the start of something new. The Old Covenant, which God had established through Moses, was two-sided. God's people would follow God's commands; God would bless his people. However, rather than providing God's people the opportunity to live up to God's demands, the Old Covenant only exposed their flaws. When God established his New Covenant, it was not a two-sided contract. It was more like a will, listing all the blessings God promised graciously to give his people. No matter who you are or what you have done, the blessing of the New Covenant are "for you." Eat the food Christ offers, and all your spiritual and eternal needs are satisfied.
Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 10:15-25, Luke 22:7-20

Cross of Christ Worship - April 14, 2022 Let us know you attended online worship today: Members: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/3058c7 Guests: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/aa...

04/12/2022

This Easter season, discover the ways his victory gives you victory. For now, and forever. Celebrate victory with us this Easter.

Easter Worship Schedule
Sunday, April 17 @ 6:30am - Easter Dawn Worship with Holy Communion (Continental Breakfast by Youth Group)

Sunday, April 17 @ 8am & 10:30am - Easter Festival Worship (Easter Breakfast beginning at 9am by Youth Group)

No Sunday Bible Study or Sunday School or evening worship on Monday, April 18.

Cross of Christ Worship - April 10, 2022 04/10/2022

Cross of Christ Worship - April 10, 2022

Sorry about the technical difficulties during this morning's livestream, here is a new link with the repaired service video:

https://youtu.be/Tb_07MNYh4k

Cross of Christ Worship - April 10, 2022 Let us know you attended online worship today: Members: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/3058c7 Guests: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/aa...

04/09/2022

Today is the Day! Come join us between 10:30am-3:30pm for many fun activities for kids and adults. No entrance fee and many free games and activities for kids. 100+ items for adults to bid on in the silent auction. (Silent Auction closes at 3pm). We look forward to seeing you!

04/09/2022

Tomorrow is the big day! We look forward to seeing everyone at the Carnival/Silent Auction. Many free activities for kids to enjoy while adults shop at the Silent Auction. If you want to bid on items in the Silent Auction be sure to come early, bidding ends at 3pm. See you soon!

To stay up to date with the event click here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1076236799891794/?active_tab=discussion

Timeline photos 04/07/2022

It's a weekend full of family fun!

Invite family and friends with to the WEST Lutheran Players performance of "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend.

AND be sure to come to Cross of Christ Saturday, April 9th, for the spectacular annual Cross of Christ Carnival and Silent Auction. Everyone is invited!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1076236799891794

West Lutheran Players present:
"The Wizard of Oz"

Friday, April 8, 7:00PM
Saturday, April 9, 7:00PM
Sunday, April 10, 2:00PM

Tickets are purchased at the door.
West Lutheran High School
3350 Harbor Lane N, Plymouth, MN

04/05/2022

The Crucial Hours - Final Midweek Lent Worship
Wednesday, April 6th @ 6:00pm
Dinner served prior to worship @ 5:00pm

Worship Livestream: https://youtu.be/pvgY5oRiSRY

7:00pm - All congregation members are asked to stay for the Divine Call Meeting following the service. Call will be made for a Principal & 7-8th Grade Teacher and a Kindergarten Teacher.

04/03/2022

The Cross of Christ Carnival and Silent Auction is less than a week away! We have 100+ items for adults to bid on in the silent auction and many fun free carnival activities for kids. Everyone is invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

Stay connected through the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1076236799891794

Cross of Christ Worship - April 3, 2022 04/02/2022

Cross of Christ Worship - April 3, 2022

CRUSHED HUMAN REJECTION - Fifth Sunday of Lent, April 3, 2022
Sunday Worship w/ Communion: 8:00am & 10:30am
Livestream @ 8am: https://youtu.be/qxBq6-B0F-o
Monday Worship w/ Communion: 7:00pm

HUMAN REJECTION IS CRUSHED BY DIVINE EXALTATION - People often look to the judgment of experts. The opinion of experts can greatly influence the general population. That poses a problem when it comes to Christ. The world's experts and culturally elite generally see little value in Christ and his Word. Thankfully, Christ tells us to expect this. He also reminds us that when it comes to judgments about him and his kingdom, only one opinion matters. God the Father would render the final verdict about Christ and his work when he raised his Son from the dead. This week, we learn to evaluate the world's experts properly. They might see heaven's greatest treasure as trash. Fine. That treasure remains ours for the taking!
Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; Luke 20:9-19

📆Coming up at CoC:
WEDNESDAY, April 6 @ 6pm - Midweek Lent Worship (Dinner served at 5pm)
WEDNESDAY, April 6th @ 7pm - Divine Call Meeting to extend Divine Calls for a Principal/7th & 8th Grade teacher, and a Kindergarten Teacher.
SATURDAY, April 9th 10:30a-3:30p - Cross of Christ Carnival (silent auction, food and fun for the whole family)

Cross of Christ Worship - April 3, 2022 Let us know you attended online worship today: Members: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/3058c7 Guests: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/aa...

Cross of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church and School - YouTube 03/26/2022

Cross of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church and School - YouTube

Fourth Sunday in Lent – CRUSHED
March 26, 2022
Sunday Worship: 8:00am & 10:30am (8am LIVESTREAM: www.youtube.com/c/CrossofChristVideo)
Monday Worship: 7:00pm

OUR CONDEMNATION IS CRUSHED BY GOD'S GRACE - We assume people get what they deserve. We assume what goes around comes around. We assume God helps those who helps themselves. And all those assumptions must be crushed. Got does not operate on the principle of merit but of grace. Like gravity, grace is a constant force at work in how God deals with us and how he wants us to deal with others. No one is beyond the reach of God's grace. God never turns it off. When the weight of our sin makes us fearful of God's condemnation, he reveals his grace yet again.
Readings: Isaiah 12:1-6; Romans 8:1; Luke 15:11-32

📆Coming up at CoC:
SUNDAY, March 27th. – Final Easter Flower orders due

WEDNESDAY, March 30tb @ 6pm - Midweek Lent Worship
-Dinner at 5pm hosted by the Youth Group. FREE-WILL offering goes toward the 2022 Youth Group Rally expenses.

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Cross of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church and School - YouTube 03/23/2022

Cross of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church and School - YouTube

The Crucial Hours - The Semblance of Legality
Midweek Lent Worship

Tonight at 6:00pm
Dinner served before worship at 5:00pm

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/c/CrossofChristVideo

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03/19/2022

The Cross of Christ Carnival and Silent Auction is just a few weeks away! All are invited to attend. Be sure to stay connected on the event page with upcoming posts showing some of the silent auction items that will be available to bid on the day of the event. Share the event with friends, neighbors and relatives. There will be activities for all ages from kids to adults. Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1076236799891794

03/19/2022

CRUSHED FALSE SECURITY - Third Sunday of Lent, March 20, 2022
Sunday Worship w/ Communion: 8:00am & 10:30am
Livestream @ 8am: https://www.youtube.com/c/CrossofChristVideo

Monday Worship w/ Communion: 7:00pm

FALSE SECURITY IS CRUSHED BY FAITHFUL PRESENCE - Where is God? This is one of human beings' most frequently-asked and incorrectly-answered questions. We are tempted to believe that evidence of God's presence is found in outward circumstances. We equate good fortune with God's favor and bad fortune with his judgment. So, as long as nothing terrible is happening, God must not be too angry with us, right? We are free to go on sinning. Such foolish assumptions must be crushed. Therefore, God must constantly remind us where he intends to be found—in the gospel. He makes himself present in Word and sacraments. Because he is always present, we realize the urgent need to turn away from the sin he despises. Because his presence is graciously hidden, we are drawn to him for forgiveness rather than driven away from him in fear.
Readings: Exodus 3:1-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9

📆Coming up at CoC:
WEDNESDAY, March 9 @ 6pm - Midweek Lent Worship (Dinner served at 5pm in the gym)

Cross of Christ Worship - March 16, 2022 03/16/2022

Cross of Christ Worship - March 16, 2022

The Crucial Hours - Midweek Lent Worship
Tonight at 6:00pm

Dinner served before worship at 5:00pm

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/c/CrossofChristVideo

Cross of Christ Worship - March 16, 2022 Let us know you attended online worship today: Members: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/3058c7 Guests: https://crossofchrist.breezechms.com/form/aa...

03/11/2022

CRUSHED SHORTCUTS - Second Sunday in Lent, March 13, 2022

Sunday Worship: 8:00am & 10:30am
Livestream @ 8am: https://youtu.be/EbiXhdemjpY

Monday Worship: 7:00pm

CRUSHED - SHORTCUTS ARE CRUSHED BY DETERMINATION - Last week we talked about temptation. This week we see what is at the center of every temptation: a promise of a shortcut to glory. Even in a world as sharply divided as ours, there is near universal agreement that the preferred path to glory is the shortest and easiest. To walk the path our Savior puts us on, one on which the cross comes before the crown, puts us out of step with the world. Thankfully, the determination required to walk this path starts with our Savior and not with us. Because of his determination, we are offered a glory far superior to anything the world can offer.
Readings: Jeremiah 26:8-15; Philippians 3:17-4:1: Luke 13:31-35

📆Coming up at CoC:
WEDNESDAY, March 16 @ 6pm - Midweek Lent Worship (Dinner served at 5pm in the gym)

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Sunday Worship: 8:00 & 10:30am

Sunday School & Bible Study: 9:15am

Summer Worship: Sundays 9:00am & Thursdays 7:00pm (June - August)

Videos (show all)

When the Lord Comes
EASTER - Certain Hope for an Uncertain Time
Cross of Christ Worship for February 14, 2021
Cross of Christ Worship for February 7, 2021
Cross of Christ Worship for January 31, 2021
Cross of Christ Worship for January 24, 2021
Cross of Christ Worship for January 17, 2021
Cross of Christ Worship for January 10, 2021
Cross of Christ Worship for January 3, 2021

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9931 Foley Blvd NW
C**n Rapids, MN
55433

General information

Cross of Christ is a member congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Cross of Christ also operates a Lutheran elementary school for children of the church and community from Preschool through 8th Grade.

Opening Hours

8am - 10:30am
Other Elementary Schools in C**n Rapids (show all)
Cross of Christ Lutheran School Cross of Christ Lutheran School
9931 Foley Blvd NW
C**n Rapids, 55433

To help each child grow in the knowledge and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)

Hoover PTO Hoover PTO
2369 109th Ave NW
C**n Rapids, 55433

If you are a parent or guardian of a Hoover student, you are a member of the Hoover PTO. There are no dues or special requirements for membership.

Mississippi Elementary Mississippi Elementary
10620 Direct River Dr NW
C**n Rapids, 55433

Mississippi Elementary in C**n Rapids, Minn. serves approximately 444 students in kindergarten through grade five in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Sand Creek Elementary Sand Creek Elementary
12156 Olive St NW
C**n Rapids, 55448

Sand Creek Elementary School in C**n Rapids is part of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, and serves students pre-K through fifth grade.

Adams Elementary Adams Elementary
8989 Sycamore St NW
C**n Rapids, 55433

Adams Elementary in C**n Rapids, Minn. serves approximately 525 students in kindergarten through grade five in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Mississippi Elementary PTO - Parent/Teacher Organization Mississippi Elementary PTO - Parent/Teacher Organization
10620 Direct River Dr NW
C**n Rapids, 55433

This is a page for all Mississippi Elementary Parents and Teachers! Become involved in your child's

Eisenhower Elementary School PTO Eisenhower Elementary School PTO
151 NORTHDALE BLVD NW
C**n Rapids, 55448

Welcome to the Eisenhower PTO page! You will find school updates and ways to get involved with your child's school here.

Morris Bye Elementary PTO Morris Bye Elementary PTO
11931 Crooked Lake Blvd NW
C**n Rapids, 55433

The MBPTO is made up of parents, teachers, and staff in C**n Rapids, Minnesota.

Hoover Elementary School Hoover Elementary School
2369 109th Ave NW
C**n Rapids, 55433

Hoover Elementary in C**n Rapids, Minn. serves approximately 480 students in kindergarten through grade five in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Eisenhower Elementary School Eisenhower Elementary School
151 Northdale Blvd NW
C**n Rapids, 55448

Eisenhower Elementary School in C**n Rapids is part of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, and serves students pre-K through fifth grade.