Mixed Community Groups

For All Ages and Interests

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.

John 1:7

Connecting Ministries

Whether you have been wondering what your next step of growing in faith together or have questions about the discipleship/ membership process at Cross, please join us at our NEXT STEPS meeting. This is a relaxed no pressure time to get a glimpse of our mission, vision and catch a sneak peek on how it comes together at Cross.

Leader: Contact Bill Ziech for details (bziech@hiscross.org)

Want to make Cross your church home?

If you are looking to deepen your commitment to Cross and become a Disciple or transfer your membership to Cross, your next step would be to check out the Living n Active group.

This is a great way to find out the details of what makes Cross tick and what our mission is all about and at the same time getting connected with other like – minded folks. So where do you go from here?

Leader: Contact Bill Ziech for details (bziech@hiscross.org)

Recovery Ministry at Cross

A Christ-centered, Christian addiction support group meets at Cross Lutheran Church (use gym entrance); 8609 Rt. 47, Yorkville, IL from 7:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Details: Contact: Call or Text: 630-277-9695

Life Advocacy Team & Bible Study

The purpose of the Life Team is to come alongside the church leadership and assist in the task of bringing life issues before the congregation, providing education and resources for the development of Christ-like views of life issues, and to be a source of awareness when it comes to community and congregational needs in the life area.

The Life Advocacy Team at Cross seeks to fulfill this purpose by walking with Jesus and those in need, even into the difficult situations in life. We choose to grow in our faith by sharing in His Word and prayer, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. By recognizing how Jesus has also developed us often through our struggles, in turn, we too can help meet the needs of those struggling with life issues—be it within our group, among our congregation, or in the surrounding community.

Some areas of our outreach include supporting the Aurora Pregnancy Information Center (PIC) with several diaper collection and baby bottle spare change collections, sponsoring a workshop series on creation, developing “God’s Garden for the Little Ones” memorial site at Cross for families who have experienced miscarriage, abortion, still birth or new born death. If any of these areas are on your heart too, please feel free to contact us to learn more.

When: Not Meeting Due to COVID
Leader: Laura Laesch
Contact: llaesch@hiscross.org

Baptism Class

One lord, one faith, one baptism. Ephesians 4:5

So what is baptism?

Martin Luther says it this way.  “Baptism in not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word”.  What does this water and God’s Word do? “It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this.”

Why do we baptize? Christ said to do it and when Jesus says to do something, YOU DO IT!

Lutherans have no problem baptizing infants because…

  • Included in “all nations” (Matthew 28:19)
  • Sinful by nature and, therefore, are in need of forgiveness
  • Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5
  • The promise is for you and your children (Acts 2:38)
  • God does the work as a “means of grace.” If He does it and not us, it doesn’t need to be “redone.”

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.  He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit – Titus 3:5

Baptism, which corresponds to this [the flood waters of Noah’s time], now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ – 1 Peter 3:21

If you’re expecting a baby, are new parents or would simply like to learn more about the gift of life God gives through the miracle of Baptism, you are invited and encouraged to attend. To register, contact the church office at 630-553-7335.

When: On an as needed basis
Where: Room 169 at Cross
Leader: Roxane & Ken Griesmann

Worship for Seniors Helpers

This team is dedicated to gathering people together (three times per year) who are unable to attend weekly worship on a regular basis.

When: Varies
Where: Varies
Leader: Mary Pat Bretthauer

Kendall County Jail / Prison Ministry

For more information, contact the church office and ask for Matt Conrad.

Leader: Matt Conrad

Wednesday Evening Community Group

This is a mixed group of all aged adults meeting to understand biblical principles, explore books of the Bible as well as relevant topics of this world from God’s view point. Please contact the group leader for the current theme.

When: Wednesdays from 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Cross Lutheran Church
Leader: Steve Riehle-Moeller
Details: Please contact stevemargaretrm90@yahoo.com

Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT)

Where: Church
Leader: Matt Conrad

Parent Group Connect

Do you love Jesus and your children? If you have a child up to the grade level of 5th/ 6th, this is the group for you. Meeting on Wednesday nights, on site, during the same time of our children & youth ministries, parents can gather together to share life concerns, prayers and dig in to pertinent devotions.

When: Wednesday evenings 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: At Cross in meeting room 163 (Close to our gym entrance)
Leader: Melissa Beager
Details: Please contact melissabeager@gmail.com