The Crossroad

A word from Pastor Kevin

Starting Sept 17 our Sunday morning Bible study will be the Lutheran Hour Ministry Study called “A Man Named Martin.” The study has 3 focuses: In “The Man” we will take a close look at the history and world in which Luther grew up. In “The Moment” we will focus on the teachings of the Reformation. In “The Movement” we will explore how the Reformation transformed the world.


Pastor Kevin Kritzer                                                        


Thank you Holy Cross!

Your contributions lead to a successful Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry! Thank you also to Pastor Sung Choi and the Goodtree Fellowship Church for your help as well!

Join us in

Getting to Know Jesus

On October 1st & 8th from 10:45AM-12:15PM, we’ll be Getting to Know JesusGetting to Know Jesus is a book by Paul Schult that puts Luther’s Small Catechism into a relationship context. This two-week course is intended for those interested in ‘Getting to Know’ more about Jesus, Lutheran Christianity and membership at Bethany Lutheran. Child-care is available upon request with an RSVP; attendees who RSVP will receive a copy of Getting to Know Jesus (one per family). There will be a make-up date on October 15th from 10:45AM-12:15PM, if needed. Sessions will be held in the Conference Room, which is off the parking lot west of the Gym. For more information, ask Pastor Kevin or Pastor Kyle.


† Luther’s Corner †

“I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word
Till soul and body sever,
For, though all things shall pass away,


Martin Luther



Brady Bowman earned his Eagle Scout award this month. Brady had been a member of Troop 657B since he began Boy Scouts.  Until recently, this troop met at Holy Cross. Brady made planter boxes for Precious Life Shelter as his project.  These boxes are planned to be used to teach how to grow vegetables.  


Stewardship 10

November, 2023

   We are comfortable with the knowledge that prayer, worship and giving are parts of stewardship. However, there is a tendency to see giving as being only monetary. There are many ways in which we can give. I would like to suggest these ways for this month.


  1. Give thanks for those who served in our Armed Forces.
  2. Give thanks for our National Day of Thanksgiving.
  3. Thank Nick and Mary Davies for taking on the donut project.
  4. Pray for Holy Cross as we begin the merger with Bethany.
  5. Help decorate Holy Cross for Christmas.
  6. Call someone you have not seen at church recently.
  7. Prepare a shoe box for Operation Christmas child.
  8. Decide how you can help as we move from the property.
  9. Send a card to a shut in.
  10. Thank Dave Cole and Betty Koester for planning and preparing another fun day of fellowship.


Christmas is coming!

We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday,

December 2 at 1:00.

Please add tis to your calendar and plan to come help.


Operation Christmas Child
We will out boxes at Church October 22nd 29th & Nov 5th Return boxes to the Church by Nov. 12th
Participants can donate $10 per shoebox gift online through Follow Your Box and receive a tracking label to discover its destination.
Participants who prefer the convenience ofonline shopping can browse (/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/) to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.
Do not include candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; seeds; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items,such as snow globes or glass containers; or aerosol cans.