Congratulations Deacon Janie! What a great event as we recently watched the end of one journey and the beginning of the next for Deacon Janie.  To watch the service, click here! 


Lutheran Church of the Cross of Bismarck, North Dakota, where you will find a welcoming environment with friendly faces and meaningful worship experience. We are a participating member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Please take some time to see what we’re all about. Get to know this wonderful church and make some friends along the way!

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Picture of the Week!

This picture by the Bulletin board team is so great, how about one more time!

Coming home

Dear Church of the Cross family, It feels like so long since we’ve been together! The very good news I have to share with you today is that we will once again begin in-person worship services on Sunday, June 21st, at our usual 10 a.m. time!  As a heads up, though, you need to know that the worship service you will encounter upon your return will not be exactly as you remember it. The worship itself will be much the same – the changes have to do with safety measures we continue to take, following CDC, state and ELCA guidelines. We feel somewhat lucky, in that COVID-19 is not as widespread here as some places. It allows us to go back to in-person worship. Please know that if cases/upticks of the virus surge to higher numbers, we may have to be flexible and go back to online for a while – this is an evolving crisis. But where there is crisis, there is opportunity for growth and change – for our faith as well. We look forward to seeing you, in person or online, soon! In Christ, Pastor Lisa Ahlness

Calling all artists!

Are you an artist? Do you feel a calling to express yourself in drawings and paintings? Lutheran Church of the Cross would like to invite congregants to submit an appropriately drawn, painted, or digitally created picture for posting on the Church’s website and as part of the Service.  Each week, the Pastor, Director of Discipleship, and Worship and Music Coordinator will select an appropriately themed and Christ-led picture to include in the worship service, e-bulletin board, and on the front page of our website. Pictures can be submitted to 

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating that Christ is Risen each Sunday and enjoy our community of faith.  Thanks and God Bless!


Click here to see the weekly announcements or scroll to the bottom of the page to see the e-bulletin board.

Protocol for Reopening LCC In-person Worship

Physical Measures Doors will be propped open to outside, to sanctuary, to bathrooms. If not windy, also doors in sanctuary to the outside. Bathrooms, doorknobs, music stands & equipment, pulpit, altar, sound booth, light switches, and surfaces in multipurpose...

Summer hours have started!

Summer office hours have have been approved by the Council and will be effective June through August. In-office hours will be Monday - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm and staff will be available by appointment, 1-5 pm. We do this annually so the staff can work outside and also...

2020 Church Council

Krisi Kunz, President Heather Martin, Vice President Jon Hanson, Secretary Kylie Blanchard Mark Kunze Ron Borth Scott Sommers

Sunday Services available online!

Sunday Services can still be joined through our website live stream and Facebook page. Bulletins for the weekly announcements and Sunday are also be available on the stream online page. Please check the stream online page to see the the time for the next broadcast.

Online Offering Is Now Available

Lutheran Church of the Cross is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions to the General Fund or the Building Fund can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account. Contributions may...

LCC Youth Events Postponed

While we'll keep these events on the announcements page for the time being, all near term events have been suspended for the time being. Thanks for your patience! March 20th 7-9th grade bash at Camp of the Cross March 22nd Youth Group, 3-5PM for grades 3-9 April 17th...

Financial Peace University sessions are postponed

All Financial Peace classes are postponed until further notice

What in the World Study Group

The What in the World Study Group meets each Friday at the church at 12:15 pm. NO MEETING ON 3/20!

Monthly Events, Be sure to check the announcements for changes though!

All large group events have been temporarily put on hold, though we'll continue to keep them on the calendar for now. Thanks! Knitting 4 Others - Meets last Monday of each month @ 1pmMovie Night at LCC - Second Friday every monthCouncil Meetings - NEW TIME! Third...

Future Happenings postponed

Please note that all large group events have been postponed. However, we'll keep these dates on the calendar and hope we can still do them! God Bless! Workday for LWR March 18, 2020Women's Retreat - May 1-3, 2020Banquet Luncheon June 13, 2020

Wednesday service hours have changed!

Wednesday "Living Waters" service start time has changed to start at 6:15p.m. instead of 6pm. Its okay if you arrive early though!

Who we are

We started as a home mission congregation…

of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1955. Trinity Lutheran Church of Bismarck acted as the sponsoring congregation. The first services were held in the current building on the 11th of March, 1956, and the rest is history.