Worship Hours 
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.

Sunday Worship

  • Cross of Christ @ 10:15 a.m - Facebook Live -

  • TO WATCH CROSS OF CHRIST SERVICES CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK:

These are unsettling times that beget anxiety and fear. While we practice physical distancing, ministry moves onward, perhaps in some new and exciting ways. If you have been laid off or are not receiving pay, supporting the church’s ministries and other causes near to your heart may not seem possible. For others, it may be easy to continue your regular giving. You and God know the situation. Please continue to give if you are able.

 

  • Continue to mail your offerings to the church office.

  • Send a text to 507-260-0765. It’s simple and secure.

Give through our online GivePlus+. To get started, download GivePlus Church for free from the App Store or Google Play. Then, you can easily make donations directly from your smartphone using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account.

Two Ways of Giving to Cross of Christ Using Technology

 

1. Electronic Giving:

Fast, Easy, & Secure

 

Support the work of our church through Electronic Giving. Have your weekly or monthly contribution debited from your checking or savings account and transferred directly into the church account safely and electronically—you’ll never have to remember your checkbook again!

 

We would love for you to get started! 

 

Pick up an authorization form in church office or go the church website or click on Online Giving Link to sign up today.

 

2.  Introducing GivePlus Church

You can now make a contribution to our church through a mobile app!

To get started, download GivePlus Church for free from the App Store or Google Play. Simply search for “GivePlus Church” to quickly find and download the app today. Then, you can easily make donations directly from your smartphone using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account.

You can also choose to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently schedule recurring donations and manage and review your giving history.

We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to our ministry, and thank you for your support.

In-person Worship Guidelines

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.

Preparation

  • 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.

Gathering

  • 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).

Sending

  • 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.

(8-25-20)

 

204 South Chase Street       Houston, MN 55943       

 

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