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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It’s summer!!

From Pastor Lisa,

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing… Ephesians 1:3

And what a beautiful beginning to summer it has been. I am, of course, speaking as a non-farmer, so I hope the rains have been as timely for them and the ranchers as they have been for our neighborhoods. The time of blossoming crabapple trees, closely followed by lilacs, was gorgeous and fragrant. Tulips cheered us all up, and now irises and many others are coming, too. “How wonderful are your works, O God” said the psalmist, and it’s hard to disagree!

For many, summer brings changes to schedules. School is out…[check out the full story by opening the June CrossWord!]


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

Summer Worship and Picnics 

Mark your calendar now for every second Wednesday this summer: June 12, July 10, and August 14. These are the days we will come together for a potluck picnic at 5 pm, and a brief outdoor worship service at 6! LCC will provide the meats/buns (we will grill hamburgers,...

Highland Acres Neighborhood Block Party 

Once again, this August we will get together with our friends from UCC and sponsor a neighborhood block party! We’ve moved the date up a bit, as we’ve always done it just before school started, but this can be an incredibly busy time. We want everyone to be able to...

Prairie Lake Festival-2024

Saturday, June 15 is the Prairie Lake Festival at Camp of the Cross! This is a time for you to visit the camp and take a tour if you haven’t; enjoy great fellowship and fantastic food; see the beautiful quilts and other items made by crafty artists all over the area...

June Altar Focus: LWR Baby Care Kits and Father the Camp

We again have two projects for our altar focus this month: Father the Camp (any further gifts for Mother the Camp are also welcome), and items for baby care kits to be put together later this summer for Lutheran World Relief. Summer is rummage sale season, and we hope...

Book Club

Meets the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 in the Library. June: The Berry Pickers  by Amanda Peters July:  To Heaven & Back by Mary C. Neal Consider coming to the Book Club.  We have interesting and lively discussions of each book. Each book is also rated by...

Camp of the Cross scholarships available for campers!

Have you ever been to Camp of the Cross, near Garrison?  It is fantastic!  Check out the brochures on the kids’ table near the library and see all the summer opportunities for youth.  (The bulletin board has upcoming retreats, as well!)  We don’t want cost to be an...

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,...

Did you know the Crossword is available online?

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

Events Calendar

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

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.