You may have questions before visiting Cross of Life for the first time. We want you to feel welcome and hope the information below is helpful to you. Have a question that isn’t answered here? Contact us.

What is worship like at Cross of Life?
Lutheran worship follows a “liturgy” or order of worship. Following a consistent order of worship allows the whole congregation to fully participate in worship together — whether that worship service is accompanied by traditional or contemporary music.  We sing, pray, hear the Scriptures read, hear the sermon, share in Holy Communion, and experience God’s strength through the gift of Christian community. The worship service is either printed in the bulletin (traditional) or on the screen (contemporary), so you will know what is going on.

We have three distinct worship services each Sunday morning:
8:00 — a more simplified traditional worship service accompanied by our pipe organ
9:00 — a contemporary worship service led by our band
11:00 — a full traditional worship service accompanied by our pipe organ, with anthems by our Chancel Choir

Can visitors receive Holy Communion?
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion at Cross of Life, regardless of their church background. Those who have not yet been baptized and children who have not received instruction in the meaning of Holy Communion are welcome to receive a blessing.

I’m not a very formal person.  Do I have to dress up to come to church?
That’s a matter of personal preference.  Some people dress up, others come in jeans — we are far more interested in connecting with you than what you wear!

Does Cross of Life have a nursery?
Yes. We have a professionally staffed nursery for children up to age 4 from 8:45 am to 12:30 pm each Sunday. We also have a “Cry Room” on the left as you enter the church (with video linking to the service). However, we greatly value having children as part our worshiping community, so please feel free to keep them with you in worship!

What programs are there for children and youth?
We currently offer Sunday School for children form K – 12th grade (adults too!), Children’s Choir for elementary aged children, Confirmation instruction for 7th and 8th graders, and numerous opportunities for faith formation, fellowship, and service in the Middle and High School youth group. Please check out the Families tab on the website menu for more information.