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Community 2017-09-11T10:18:25+00:00

Our Community

As a community of the people of God, the members of Cross of Peace Lutheran Church are called to welcome ALL people.

There are several ways to get involved here at Cross of Peace.

From signing up for a weekly e-newsletter, to joining a Bible Study to visiting with other members of the congregation at 9:30am between services, our mission is to welcome all with open arms and celebrate God’s love.

See Current Community Calendar and Sign Up

Ministries

We love having kids in worships with us. Noise is expected, so don’t worry about them making a fuss! We have Totes for Tots activity bags in the lobby for use in worship as well. The nursery is available if kids (or parents) need a break. The “PrayGround” is also available at the back of the sanctuary.

On Sunday mornings, children attend Sunday School during the 10:00am service. They will start Sunday School in their classrooms. At the end of class, they move to the multi-purpose room (preK – 4th grade) or the library (5th – 8th grade) for a closing with songs, games, and more fun!

Review and/or print  Sunday School Calendars for 2017-2018:

On EPIC Sundays, there is no Sunday School. Children are encouraged to attend worship with their family. See the 2017 EPIC Worship Schedule here >

  • High School ministry at Cross of Peace includes all youth currently in 9th-12th grades
  • Sundays: youth education on Sundays at 10 am in the youth room
  • Special Events: check the calendar for upcoming youth events, like paintball, service opportunities, and overnights!
  • Mission Trip: offered every summer for high school students

Download the Youth Ministry Permission Form here >
Review the Cross of Peace Social Media Policy >

Confirmation at Cross of Peace is a three-year ministry for 7th, 8th and 9th graders.  Confirmation is part of our faith journey, individually and as a family.

Confirmation follows a three-year themed rotation. Our current rotation is:

2017-2018 Living our Baptismal Promise
2018-2019 Bible
2019-2020 World Religions & Christian Denominations

Click here for the 2017-2018 Confirmation Calendar

Wednesday Confirmation Classes:

5:45-6:15pm Meal*
6:15-6:45pm Large Group
6:45-7:15pm Small groups

*Wednesday Night Meals: Suggested donation is $3.00 per person or family donation of $10.00 per meal. Looking for volunteers to help weekly with meals & clean-up

Retreats:

  • 7th & 8th graders participate in a day long retreat in the fall at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter
  • 9th graders participate in a day long retreat in the spring at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul
  • 9th graders can also choose from 3 weekends to attend a peer-led retreat called TEC- Teens Encounter Christ

Cross of Peace supports Green Lake Lutheran Ministries which is the home to three different bible camp sites.

Shores of St. Andrew – New London MN
Green Lake Bible Camp – Spicer MN
Camp House – Brimson MN

  • Fellowship: coffee and donuts on Sundays at 9:30am in the multi-purpose room
  • Kairos Choir: adult choir on Wednesdays (Sept. to May) at 7:30pm in the sanctuary
  • ReAffirmation: a confirmation refresher for adults on Baptismal Promises on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm (starting Sept. 27) in the library
  • Advent Study on Luther’s Christmas Book: an intergenerational gathering to make Nativities on Wednesdays (Nov. 29 to Dec 20th) at 6:15pm in the multi-purpose room
  • EPIC Sunday Education: See 2017 Schedule Here >
  • Men’s Ministry: 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm in the library
  • Special events for Women, Men, Couples, Parents, and Families to help us build deeper community –  Coming soon!

Opportunities for Community Outreach & Service:

  • Loaves & Fishes: feeding our neighbors in need on every third Monday from 3:45-7:00pm at  St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Shakopee
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Mission Trips: trip to Florida to accompany children with terminal cancer & their families planned for Summer 2019
  • Families Moving Forward: hosting families experiencing homelessness in our church with meals, a place to sleep, and fun activities
  • Task Forces: projects and ministries in small groups of people who share the same passion

Check out the Volunteer Basket in the Gathering Space or fill out a Connection Card! Please place your Connection Card in the offering place. Pastor Stephanie would love to reach out to you and answer any questions you have about our community of faith.

To stay connected to upcoming opportunities, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletter with information and inspiration, sign up on the Connection Card. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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