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Lutheran Church of the Cross is a welcoming, worshiping people of God. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we praise the God of Creation, Love and Forgiveness, encourage Spiritual Growth, and respond to the Holy Spirit's call to Compassionate Service in our Community and World.



It is finally here!! Our Second Annual Crabby Online Silent Auction!!

 Here's the link to check out the awesome items we have had donated this year! The Auction will begin November 21 at 7:00pm and is now extended to 11:00pm on December 3rd.  

Our goal is to surpass what we made last year so we can continue to do our Mission work out in the world with St John's Shelter, Rock Point Mission, Wind Youth Center, the local food banks, Blue Star Moms and all the other amazing programs that support those in our community who are struggling.

Pastor Dianne's installation will be Sunday December 12th at 4 PM, the 3rd Sunday in Advent  Bishop Meagan will be presiding. There will be a dinner following the ceremony. Please RSVP for the dinner to Kevin Brown by clicking on the icon for the newsletter in the sidebar, then using the link for Kevin's email. You can also contact her by phone.

The bulletin for the Second Sunday in Advent, December 5th is on the Worship page sidebar. Click on the icon. Please be advised: Church of the Cross cannot attest to the vaccination status of those attending our service. Visit the Worship page to view our Safety Protocols. If you prefer to worship online or you can't be with us in person  Church of the Cross will be sharing our service virtually using Zoom for its teleconferencing.

The number to join the teleconference 1-669-900-9128. Then enter 875 9898 7747. If prompted, use the password "worship". Please remember to mute your phone except for the responses and the prayers.  If you would like to join the video teleconference, the link is on the bulletin.


Our service will be recorded and posted on our Facebook page @COTCSAC, this website and our new YouTube channel! Please go to YouTube to subscribe and share our channel with your family and friends. Our YouTube channel link is:


Pastor Dianne Wendt will be available for informal discussions about anything on your mind, Tuesdays at 2 at Temple Coffee, 4201 H St. beginning Nov. 2. You can also reach her at 916-456-8880.

We want to thank Pastor Dee Emmert for her service as interim pastor here at Cross for the past three years. We will miss you!


Church of the Cross is partnering with EWaste4Good for a fundraising opportunity. You can call the organization to schedule an ewaste pickup or bring it here to Cross. The church will receive credit for your donations. Click on the icon more information.                                                                                                    



During this time of extreme need, Church of the Cross is making monthly donations to these organizations until further notice:

WIND Youth

River City Food Bank

You can use these links to make a personal donation. You can also give to the Cross mission fund directly through our wesite on the Make an Offering page.





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We honor an open Communion Table and invite all who believe in the Risen Lord.

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