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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Rally Day, Potluck, the Start of Church School, and Blessing of the Backpacks

Its the start the fall schedule and that’s Right!  Its time for kids to go back to school and for our church to rally our members.  Here are the upcoming events. We hope you can join us! 

Confirmation Orientation – September 6th for parents and 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (contact the front office if you have questions).

Rally Days Sunday, Sept. 10: worship with installation of teachers, followed by potluck. Wednesday, Sept. 13, worship with installation of teachers, preceded by
Blessing of the Backpacks – Sunday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 20. Bring
yours to worship!


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Did you know the Crossword is available online?

Yes, our favorite monthly update is available online. Check it out at https://churchofthecross.org/newsletters/

Quilting! Quilting! Quilting!

The LCC quilters are revving up again for a new year.They meet on Thursdays at 1 pm in the multipurpose room (to the left of the kitchen). No experience necessary – it is a simple system and great camaraderie and fellowship. New people are welcome to come join in! If...

Confirmation start

Orientation for grades 6, 7, and 8 (kids and parents) will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 pm. Confirmation will start meeting Wednesdays at 7 pm following worship on September 13th with a small group night. 9th graders will need to be at the church for a mentor meeting...

Church School Worship on Wednesday

Wednesday church school will start meeting after worship at 7 pm starting September 13th, although we’ll meet in the classroom next to the youth room, since the conference room tends to have a lot of through traffic. Schedules for all classes will be posted on the...

Change in Church School on Sunday – come join us for JAM!

This fall, rather than a regular class before worship on Sundays, we will invite church school age kids (preschool to grade 5) to leave worship with a teacher right after the children’s message. They will learn the story for the week, which will follow the gospel...

More Opportunities to Help

There are now clipboards with the summer Sunday dates listed for you to sign up to bring treats and serve coffee (always fun to do with a friend or as a family), and to run the dishwasher. We all enjoy the fellowship after worship so much. If a date works for you,...

September Calendar

Check out our online calendar at News | Lutheran Church of the Cross

Altar Focus – Heart River Bridges of Hope

Heart River Bridges of Hope, which assists youth leaving the Youth Correctional Center, has a need for items for their Fresh Start Kits. These are given to each youth as they leave the facility. Please note that the need is for MEN’s items, as these youth are almost...

Giving generously for school kid’s lunch

You may have seen in the news that many student lunch accounts are way behind this year, probably because families are struggling due to inflation and already stretched budgets. We will be collecting money to assist Bismarck Public Schools pay off delinquent accounts....

Bible Study options!

Here are some options if you’d like to join in! Wired Word is a study that takes something in current events that’s happening in the world and offers Scripture and challenging questions with which to approach the topic. Every week is different; no need to come every...

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.