SUNDAYS AT CROSSPOINT








SUNDAY PRAISE + WORSHIP SERVICE

Greetings from Pastor Bob

Welcome to Crosspoint Lutheran Church.  The introduction to “Lutheran Worship” our hymnal which came out in the 80s, sums up what the Church is all about as well as anything I have ever read. Loosely paraphrasing, it spoke of worship-the Divine Service-in terms of breathing.  On the Lord’s day, in the Lord’s house, we breathe in all of His good gifts to us. Through the Scripture readings, the creeds, the preaching of the Word, and the sacraments of Baptism, and Holy Communion, God gives His children what we really need-Jesus Christ, crucified and risen for our forgiveness. In return then, we breathe out our thanks and praise, through prayer and song and service in His kingdom. 

Crosspoint Lutheran Church is all about this “breathing”.  We gather together each Sunday to breathe in God’s eternal gifts, and breath out our thanks and praise.  And then we take those good gifts of forgiveness and heaven, prayer and praise, with us out into the world which so desperately needs it.

We welcome you to be a part of that glorious exchange each and every Sunday.

In Christ,

Pastor Robert Stevens


At Crosspoint, Sunday Worship Service is a time to connect with Christ as we learn together what it means to follow Jesus.

We were made to worship. Come, join other faithful people in your community who recognize our need to receive from God and to hear His Word. We respond in faith together, with prayer, music, reading and meaningful messages that are all grounded in God’s Word from the Bible. 


SUNDAY SERVICE 9:00 AM


 SUNDAY SCHOOL + BIBLE STUDY

After the Sunday Service, Children's Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are a time to dig deeper into God's Word and connect in discussion together. Children are invited to listen to Bible stories, play fun games, and make crafts.




At Crosspoint, you can expect to be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are genuinely excited to see you. Crosspoint is a small, warm congregation. Our gatherings last about an hour, are filled with worship music, and you’ll hear an engaging message from the Bible by Pastor Bob. 

If you are joining us for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money - we will treat you as a guest in God's house.

We know many factors are considered when joining a church, and we seek to remove any unnecessary barriers so that everyone can have an enjoyable experience. Here's what to expect at Crosspoint Sunday Services!

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE? 
Crosspoint is a Lutheran Church that believes Jesus is God's only son, and through his death and resurrection, all people are freely given God's grace, forgiveness, and eternal life. Reflecting on God's Word from 1 Timothy 2:4, "We desire all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth." So we believe that only the Bible is God's inherent, inspired word to us.
 
WHAT DO YOU WEAR? 
You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at our Sunday Worship. Crosspoint is not about what you look like or what you wear. Dress in what is comfortable for you!
 
WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE SERVICE? 
As you walk onto Crosspoint's front porch, there will usually be a few people at the door who’ll say hello and give you a nametag. Everyone at Crosspoint will wear a nametag so it's easy to get to know your fellow worshipers. You will also get a bulletin for the service. The bulletin will have the full program for the worship service, including the songs and the passages from the Bible we’ll be reading. We also have kids' bulletins filled with Bible activities. There’s usually time to grab a coffee or some light refreshments before the worship service starts!
 
WHERE SHOULD I SIT? 
Sit where you feel comfortable! There’s no assigned seats or special rows for certain people, so feel free to sit anywhere you like. Children are welcome to participate with their families or join our Children's Church which starts during the second service.
 
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SERVICE? 
Lutheran worship is God-centered, not human-centered. We believe that God is really present with us in a special way during worship and that He speaks to us through prayer, music, reading and meaningful messages. At certain times, we will stand to speak responsively and sing together. Pastor Bob will usually let you know when it's time to stand or sit, but you can also look in your bulletin for a pointer. You don’t have to read or sing if you don’t want to, though we hope you find yourself humming along with the tune, and  in time, find yourself agreeing with the words.
 
HOW DO YOU PRACTICE HOLY COMMUNION?
Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. On these Sundays, you will find a Communion Statement in the bulletin explaining the practice of receiving Holy Communion. Since our worship is God-centered, we value God's presence in worship and what we receive from Him. This is why Holy Communion is so important to us. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is really present in the bread and wine we receive and that He forgives us and builds faith in us. You are encouraged to speak with Pastor Bob before or after the service about Holy Communion. Guests who share these beliefs and are repentant of their sins are invited to commune.
 
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SERVICE? 
Our worship services usually go for about an hour. At the end of the service, people at Crosspoint might hang around and chat with each other. You'll probably find Pastor Bob greeting everyone on the front porch after service. Before you leave, we’d love to know what brought you to Crosspoint and what you thought. We hope that everyone leaves mutually encouraged and with a clearer understanding of what it means to have a relationship with Jesus and the church.



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