What To Expect When Visiting

Going to a new church for the first time can be intimidating.

You wonder:

  • Am I really welcome?
  • Will the people be friendly …or too friendly?
  • Will I stand out?
  • Will they ask me for money?
  • Will my kids enjoy it?
  • What should I wear?

We want to make your visit a great experience. We’ve designed Cross of Christ to be “user friendly” for people, whatever their background, including those who have never been to church before. Here’s what to expect:

Welcome

We invite you to come comfortably dressed; just like almost everywhere in Colorado, jeans are welcome in church!

When you walk in (from either the south or north entrance, take your pick) you enter our lobby (narthex). There some friendly people (greeters and ushers) will answer any questions you have and direct you to the sanctuary.

What Our Worship Looks Like

Our 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. worship services follow a more traditional Lutheran format. We Gather with music and a hymn of praise, then listen to God’s Word in scripture readings and the sermon; then respond with prayers and an offering. Each week we celebrate with the Meal of Holy Communion, and all who are worshiping are welcome to come to Jesus’ table of grace. We finish with a song and are usually done 60-70 minutes after starting.

We welcome children at all our worship services. One of our values as a congregation is passing on the faith to children, and part of learning the faith is worshiping with the church community. We are used to lots of children, so don’t worry if yours get a little squirmy or noisy!  We have a Nursery available from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with a Nursery attendant and Nursery helpers.

During the 9 a.m. worship, children 2nd grade and younger are welcome to join in the Children’s Church program during the regular sermon. Children go with adult leaders into the fellowship hall for their own brief lesson and return to the sanctuary after the sermon is finished.

Our 11:15 a.m. worship is our contemporary service, featuring our Proclaim praise team. We sing contemporary Christian songs, listen to the scriptures and a sermon, and also celebrate Holy Communion every week. There is a Children’s Sermon during this service, but children stay in the sanctuary with their families for the entire worship service.

Time For Fellowship and Learning

After worship, we hope you’ll stay for a few minutes, meet some people, and enjoy a cup of coffee and some goodies. Church is about a relationship with Jesus, but it’s also about community.

At 10:15 a.m. every Sunday we have classes for all ages, 2 year olds through adults. We hope you’ll make those learning opportunities a part of your time with us.

That’s it! People are constantly telling us that they really felt comfortable — “at home” are the words we hear most often. We hope you’ll visit us soon!