Four Ways to Worship at Holy Cross

  • Dial in for our 8:30 am Sunday service.  Dial any time after 8:20 am on Sunday morning: Dial 1 (978) 990-5164 followed by access code 6279900#

Order of Service:  Weekly Worship guides are available to be printed at home so you can follow along with the service if you would like.  You’ll find them by clicking on the “weekly worship guide” button in this link:


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Romans 8:31  "What shall we say in response to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?"


Welcome to Holy Cross Church!

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has been deeply rooted in the Madison community for over 90 years, and it is the foundation for our grade school, our early learning center and the other ministries we offer.

The reason we exist it to teach about Jesus and His love for all people. That is The Holy Cross Way! Our prayer for those we minister to is that they come to know Jesus, share Him with others, and let His light shine through their lives.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our church and the various ministries we offer. Join us for a worship service or call 608-249-3101 for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Worship Times: Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and Mondays at 6:30 p.m. 


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We are excited to host our summer vacation bible school! Ready, Set, Gold! Is our theme this year. It will be Tuesday, July 6th-Friday, July 9th from 9am to 11:30am. Ages 3 to 6th grade are welcome to attend. You can email your registration form to or drop it off. Attached is the Flyer and Registration Form.

Easter Sermon Excerpt from Pastor Orvick Pastor Orvick was the well-loved pastor at Holy Cross from 1954 - 1986. Here’s an excerpt from an Easter sermon he preach here: “A group of residents of a nursing home was expressing their fear of death to a pastor. They were sick and knew they would not live very long. The thought of death created anxiety and fear in their hearts. The pastor then said, ‘Suppose I told you that I could lead you from this room into another room. That new room would be one where there would be no more sickness or fear. You would all be healthy. No more wheelchairs. No more pain. As soon as you entered this room you would again be in the prime of life. But to get into this room I had to lead you through a dark tunnel that would be frightening. How many of you would follow me?’ Everyone raised their hands. ‘Well, he said, this is just what death is like. Jesus takes you by the hand and leads you through a dark tunnel. But he leads you right into that room which is bright and beautiful and free from all sorrow. ForJesus said, ‘in my Father’s house are many mansions.’ (John 14:6) Yes, because Jesus lives we too shall live forever.”

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101