"Gifted by God's grace, we seek to share God's love in Jesus Christ for everyone through word and deed."
Address & Phone
2601 North Avenue
All year round: Sunday School at 9:00 am CST, Worship Service at 10:00 am CST
Holy Communion: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross became a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America after the 1989 merger. There are currently over 10,000 congregations in the ELCA.
Mission statement of the ELCA: "Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered, and sent for the sake of the world."
Lutheran Church of the Cross is one of about 150 congregations in the Central/Southern Illinois Synod.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross in Metropolis, Illinois, was founded in 1961 as part of the American Lutheran Church synod (which merged into the ELCA in 1989). Since the beginning, the church motto has been "A Church That Cares." The congregation has grown from 40 founders to 200 members today. Pastor Art Dryver served as Lutheran Church of the Cross' first minister in 1962, and others led the church during its first 18 years. Since 1979 through today, Pastor David Deem has served the congregation.
In 1991, Lutheran Church of the Cross built an educational addition with new classrooms, an office, and a larger gathering room.
|Church after the addition was built.|
|A painting by J. Evers of the church before 1991.|
|Lutheran Church of the Cross also built a new parsonage in 1997.|
This page last modified on 5/22/2010.
Lutheran Church of the Cross