About Holy Cross

Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a worshiping community of families and individuals located in the far northwest Chicago suburb of Cary, Illinois. A long-time presence in Cary, Holy Cross celebrated 100 years of God’s blessings in 2011.

Holy Cross stands in the Lutheran heritage dating to the sixteenth century and the church reforms introduced by Martin Luther. The central defining teaching of the Lutheran Church is that God’s people, disconnected from Him by sin, are re-connected to Him by his grace solely through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. This central teaching is supported by three Reformation understandings: grace alone (this is all God’s doing), faith alone (faith alone saves, though faith is never alone), and Scripture alone (God’s revealed word is the final rule and norm for Christian teaching).

Contact Us

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
2107 Three Oaks Road
Cary, IL 60013

Church Office: 847-639-1702

Church email: HCLChurch@holycrosscary.org

Preschool: 847-639-6533

Preschool email: holycrosspreschool123abc@gmail.com

Living Our Faith Together

Vision of Holy Cross

We seek to be an active church, centered on Jesus Christ, which demonstrates love by attending to people’s spiritual needs.

Mission of Holy Cross

At Holy Cross, we are...

Inspired by Christ, serving under Christ, growing in Christ.

Vacancy Pastor

Pastor Darald Gruen is serving as preacher and liturgist for Saturday evening and Sunday morning worship services, and is teaching Sunday morning Adult Bible class and youth Confirmation class.

LCMS Member

Holy Cross is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). More information about the LCMS is available on the synod's web site.


Governance Document

View our ministry policy based governance document.

Governance Document