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About Us
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).

The Vision of Holy Cross Church is that

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

The Mission of Holy Cross Church is

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

Holy Cross is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). The St. Louis-based LCMS, founded in Chicago in 1847, has 2.5 million baptized members in 6,150 congregation served by more than 9,000 pastors. The denomination, which ranks as one of the ten largest Christian denominations in the United Sates, owns and operates KFUO radio stations, two seminaries, ten universities (including Concordia University Chicago), and the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The LCMS is active on six continents and supports more than 650 missionaries. More information about the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod is available on its website at www.lcms.org external link.