God

God is three persons in one: the Father, who created and sustains the world; the Son, who lived as a human being, died, and rose from the dead; and the Holy Spirit who works God’s will in the world. (Matthew 28:18-21)

The Bible

The Bible is the infallible word of God, spoken through human writers. It is the sole authority, guide and standard for all that we do. (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Sin

Sin exists in every person. It is the cause of the bad things people do to each other. (Romans 5:12, 18-19) Everyone will have existence after death – either in heaven or hell – forever and without end. God has a plan to end the world, when He will judge everyone – both the living and the dead. (Matthew 25:31-46)

The Cross

We believe in the sign of the cross. It is a symbol used by all Christians. The cross symbolizes the terrible death that Jesus suffered as punishment for our sins. The empty cross is a symbol of Jesus’ victory over sin and death. (Colossians 2:13-15)

We Believe In:

Grace alone

God loved the world, though we do not deserve His love. He sent His Son to love the unlovely and save the ungodly. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Faith alone

Jesus has provided for our forgiveness and life; those who hear this promise and believe it, have what it offers. People don’t “get” faith; God gives it as He gives us His promises. (Romans 1:16-17)

Scripture alone

The Bible is the only source that shows God’s will and the only basis for faith. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.”
— Martin Luther

Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).
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