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  Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church  

Sunday Service Video
Nov. 29th
Advent 1


Giving Thanks to God (Ephesians 5:20)

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Where can I find God?

Christmas is a time for searching.  People go from one store to another in search of one specific gift.  When they finally find that special present, they feel a sense of relief and accomplishment. 
What are you looking for this Christmas season?  Many of us spend a lot of time looking but not finding.  We look for peace in our lives but the strains of work and stresses of our relationships bring tension and turmoil.  We look for understanding about why our lives have taken the direction they have only to be left pondering and wondering.  We look for happiness but find only sorrow.  We ask the question, “What’s life all about?”  We wonder, “What have I accomplished?”  We are left searching for answers.
All life’s questions really boil down to one.  Those who have found the answer to this question also have the answers to the question of peace, understanding, and happiness.  This question may be asked more at this time of year than at any other.  If your life needs meaning, peace, understanding, and happiness, then you need to first ask the big question: “Where can I find God?”
Long ago some ordinary blue collar workers—some shepherds—were presented with the answer.  These shepherds were told that the world’s Savior was born in the small town of Bethlehem.  Was it true?  They went to investigate.  And they found God!
“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger” (Luke 2:15-16).
Where can we find God?  God’s Word takes us back to Bethlehem where we join the shepherds in beholding the Son of God who took on our human nature and was born into the world.  He came to seek and save all of us who had lost our connection with God.  He came to give us the answer for finding God.  We find God through him, because he is the Savior who has opened the way to life with God.
No more searching. Jesus is the answer for finding God. 






50% OCCUPANCY with  distancing & masks

9:00 AM

Wednesdays: cancelled

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study
 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
coffee and treats

Summer Sunday Worship services
Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend
no Sunday School
Fellowship coffee/snacks following Sunday service: cancelled until
further notice
19 min Bible Study Sundays
10:15 AM

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month and the Wednesdays preceding these Sundays. The WELS synod practices close communion, contact Pastor Barlow for more information. 


Watch Calendar page

Hanging Of The Greens (Church Decorating)
Sunday Dec. 6th
11:45 with lunch

(Men's Breakfast Bible Study)
Saturday Dec.19th
9:00 AM

Christmas Eve Worship
Thur. Dec. 24th
5:00 and 7:00 PM

Christmas Day Worship
Friday Dec. 25th
9:00 AM

New Years Eve Worship
Thur. Dec. 31st
7:00 PM

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