Cross of Christ is open for in-person worship.

Scroll down to  read Cross of Christ's in-person service plan.

The Stone Church is closed for the year.

Online Worship Continues

Sundays @ 10:15 am


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As our church doors are closed, the financial support may go down. If you would like to give to Cross of Christ online, go to one of these two links:

Mary Jore - New Director of Children's Education

We are excited to announce our new Director of Children’s Education Ministries, Mary Jore, will begin working Sunday, October 25, 2020. Mary is a long-time member of Cross of Christ and resident of the Houston area. Mary comes with strong recommendations, along with great communication skills, she previously directed VBS for eight years and was Sunday School Superintendent for 2 years, and has taught young people of all ages. Mary previous education includes; elementary special education, crisis prevention training and a variance to teach in MN as a community expert. Mary is motivated to lift children’s ministry in a new era while supporting open minds of children, the teens and families seeking Christian Education. Mary is a visionary and innovative, her caring and thoughtful attitude brings everything alive.

I am grateful for the dedication Diane Larson has provided Cross of Christ over that last several years serving as the Sunday School Director. Diane resigned earlier in the year and has graciously continued to help where needed and she now looks forward to her role as a servant volunteer for the church. Thank you, Diane.

Let us hold Mary and Diane in our hearts and give thanks to God.


In Christ's Love,

Pastor Lind

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church


Cross of Christ is committed to providing a safe and healthy place of worship for all our leadership, staff, congregation members, volunteers and visitors. To ensure we have a safe and healthy place to worship, Cross of Christ has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders, staff and members are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our church and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our leaders, staff and members. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our congregation.


Beginning Sunday, September 13 at 10:15 am Cross of Christ will resume in-person worship in the sanctuary along with continuing the online worship broadcast on Facebook Live.

Please continue to read on to see our congregation’s plan to resume in-person worship.


We are so excited to worship together in-person again. In these uncertain times we have learned to adapt in unique ways. Things cannot be as “normal” as everyone might wish, but with a little preparation and patience we can come “together” again.

To resume in-person worship in the sanctuary at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church: Cross of Christ Lutheran Church must have a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, this plan was prepared by the Preparedness Team and approved by the Church Council. Then following are the steps that need to be taken for in person worship to resume.


  • An RSVP for worship is required by contacting the church office via phone, email, Facebook message or Facebook Event RSVP by 3 p.m. on the Friday before worship. In indoor settings, occupancy must not exceed 50% of total occupancy while maintaining the required social distancing. A maximum of 70 people will be allowed in the sanctuary at one time due to the executive order by Governor Waltz and the Cross of Christ preparedness plan.

  • If your plans change for the Sunday you reserved, please cancel your reservation by contacting the office so that someone else may have your spot. Thank you!

  • Written signs have been placed on all doors with attendance requirements and sanitation procedures.

  • Pews have been divided to ensure social distancing.

  • The balcony will be off limits except for the organist/accompanist, unless arrangements made with Pastor Linda.  

  • Watch for signage for bathrooms

  • Persons who are higher risk for severe illness (elderly or underlying health conditions) are strongly encouraged to stay home and watch online.

  • Self-screen before you come to worship, i.e. take your temperature, review any symptoms like; fever, frequent cough, difficult breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell. Stay home if experiencing any of these symptoms or if anyone in your household is sick.


  • Please enter the building no earlier than 10 am using physical distancing and stagger your arrival and departure to avoid congestion at entry and exit points.

  • Bulletins will be placed in the applicable pews the Friday before worship.

  • Offering plates will be placed at the doors

  • Singing in-person is a high-risk activity. Only in-person humming, toe tapping, and dancing along to songs.

  • Regularly wash or sanitize hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and wear a face covering. Masks will be available if you don’t bring your own.

  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between people from different households at all times (entering, exiting, sitting, and any activity during the service).


  • At the end of the service, please maintain social distancing as you leave and wait to be ushered out.

  • There will not be fellowship, please leave the sanctuary and building as soon as able.

  • Communion Sundays (first and third Sunday of the month) Pastor Linda will greet people as they leave with all-in-one communion cups for you to take with you.

Thank you for all your care and concern for one another. We are loving our neighbor by protecting them with our actions and safety precautions.


Happy Fall!


204 South Chase Street       Houston, MN 55943       


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