“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” – Matthew 25:34-40
“Don’t just GO to Church – BE the Church!” That’s more than a slogan at Holy Cross – it’s a lifestyle of serving our community in the name of Jesus. Part of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus involves serving others in His name. We believe and teach that God’s people use their God-given gifts and talents in ways that impact the lives of others with God’s love. So we look for opportunities to “BE the Church” to our community and to the world.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a mission-minded congregation, reaching out to support our brothers and sisters throughout the world. Some of the local and international programs we support through our budgets and fundraisers and volunteer time include:
- Lutherwood Children’s Home & Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indianapolis
- Lutheran World Relief
- Lutheran High School, Indianapolis
- Lutheran Multicultural Mission of Indianapolis
- Lutheran Disaster Response
- Hispanic Ministry of Central Indiana
- Joint Seminary Fund
- Trinity Great Banquet
- Kairos Prison Ministry
- Habitat for Humanity
- The missions of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Holy Cross also offers opportunities for members and friends of Holy Cross to actually go to the mission field to offer time and talent to the work of ministry in that place. For example, members of Holy Cross have made several trips to New Orleans over the years to help with the continuing rebuilding of communities.
Area Programs that Holy Cross has connected with include:
- FAME Medical Missions
- The Sharing Place food and clothing pantry.
- Kids Against Hunger
- Habitat for Humanity