Worship With Us

 

Sharing the love of Jesus Christ is the center of everything we do at Holy Cross. This is especially true when we gather together for services. We use a communal form of worship called liturgical worship, which traces its roots back to Jesus’ day and actively involves the congregation. Certain parts of our service stay the same each week to ensure Jesus and the life in heaven He won for us is taught and praised.

Other parts of our service change each week depending on the season of the church calendar we’re celebrating. Following this calendar ensures we cover the teachings of Jesus and the important events of His life.

Holy Cross is blessed with young families, and nurturing the faith of children is an important part of our ministry. Our pastors speak directly with them each week during the children’s sermon and we offer a weekly Sunday School program. We also invite children to enhance our services through our youth choirs and hand bell choir, and adults are invited to join our adult choir and hand bell choir.

Our Worship Times:

Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
(Live Stream is available at the 8:30 service)

Mondays at 6:30 p.m

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Catechism: Our students study the chief parts of Christian doctrine using Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, the Bible and a weekly workbook that correlates with the chapters of the catechism.

Handwriting: Our students continue practicing cursive lettering with use of Zaner-Bloser worksheets and progress to using regular lined notebook paper.

Memory Work: Each week, our students learn Bible passages and parts of the catechism.

Literature: Our students focus on integrating the arts to make a connection with the reading content. We use a novel lesson books-based curriculum.

American History: Our students learn how our country began and grew. We use the text, U.S. History, Creating America: Beginning to Reconstruction and Reconstruction to present, published by McDougal Littell, 2002.

Spanish: Our students learn Spanish through Duolingo on their Chromebooks. They reinforce online lessons through flashcards and opportunities to speak Spanish throughout the day, including a “Spanish” day dedicated to mostly speaking Spanish.

Spelling: Our students retain, internalize, and transfer valuable spelling knowledge for improved results in all areas of literacy in the classroom and beyond. We use Zaner-Bloser’s Spelling Connections 2012

Language Arts/Writing: Our students participate in forensics, and in particular, develop public speaking skills through a four-minute speech presentation. They also learn through The Shurley Method for language arts, which includes a heavy dose of grammar and writing.

Science: Our students learn science concepts and principles in a hands-on approach. We use the STEM Fuse curriculum.

Math: Our students deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts through smaller, easily assimilated increments are spread across the year. They review and build connections to other “strands” every step of the way. We use the Saxon Math curriculum.

Art: Our students learn studio art techniques, including portrait design, charcoal pencil drawing, sumi-e painting, fundamental watercolor painting, puppet-making, and block printing.

Music: Our students continue participating in handbell and vocal choirs and perform in church, chapel and the Lakeside Lutheran High School Fine Arts Fair, among other opportunities. Students also learn to read music.

Physical Education: Our students learn skills in several sports, including volleyball, cross-country, basketball, archery, track and field, dancing, and softball, in conjunction with cooperative games that emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, and the importance of fair play.