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Winter Cross of Christ
Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Services
at Cross of Christ
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Service


Cross of Christ 9:30 AM

(beginning September 10th)

( Facebook Live will be at 9:30)






December 3, 2023

(Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-725137.  All rights reserved.)



Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”


Devotional:    Never lose hope!


When we find ourselves in the thick of challenges or sticky situations, Jesus tells us to call upon His name and cry out, “Jesus Help Me!” At that instant, the battle becomes His and our role is simply to trust Him as He fights for us. Don’t let discouragement set in and never lose hope!


We have all experienced a few of life’s hiccups and disappointments where our vision of the future, our good intentions, our relationships or expectations dissolved into a nightmare and our high hopes took a hike! That’s when discouragement sets in. Discouragement may be awful but it is not terminal.


God has an ultimate goal in mind for us; that we may have hope. But what leads to such a goal, we ask. Two things: perseverance in our faith and encouragement from God’s scriptures to guide us to a resolution in the midst of our discouraging situations. Again, we are never to lose hope.


Let us pray:  Heavenly Father, bless me with a greater trust that You are nearby and long to help me when I am discouraged. Help me persevere, using my faith in You to make sound decisions not only for my own life but for others as well. I ask you, God of hope, to fill my heart with peace and help me to never lose hope.


In thy Holy Name I pray, AMEN.


Authored by Lynn Meyer c/o CofC Prayer Group

(Dec. 3, 2023)


7:00 Ruth Circle Christmas Party at CofC (potluck) Tuesday:


11:00 Prayer Group

6:00 Bell Choir

6:30 Confirmation & Club 56

(Simple Supper 6:00)


Friday: Pastor’s Day Off

2:00 WELCA Mtg.



9:30 Contemporary Worship Service w/Holy Communion/FB

10:30 Cookie Walk

12:30 4 - H


 Cross of Christ Cookie  Walk

After Church

Everyone is invited to bring cookies and buy lots! Thanks!

  • Food Shelf Caring Collection December 17, 2023

Items needed: Shampoo, laundry soap and dish soap.

'Tis the season for Salvation Army bell ringing at Root River Market!

Get in the holiday spirit by helping those in need. All donations stay in Houston County. Sign up on Sign Up Genius: or contact Lisa Skifton at 507-429-3820 or to sign up for a shift. If you prefer, you may mail donations to: Salvation Army Houston County at Merchants Bank, 1 South Sprague St, Caledonia, MN 55921 Thank you!

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Fall Letter announcing all upcoming 2023 fall events!

Cross of Christ at Chamber's Business Trick or Treat


Fall Breakfast after church drew a crowd. Thanks to Donna VanGundy and crew!

Cross of Christ welcomes new members - 30 in all!

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