Welcome to holy cross

Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Northern Great Lakes Synod and
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
211 State Street
Baraga, MI 49908
PHONE: (906) 353-6541

Sunday Worship and Midweek Lenten Services have been

cancelled at holy cross until april 19th  

We are hoping to resume worship on April 19th but are still unsure at this time.
We will reassess at a later date and keep everyone posted.
God’s peace.  Prayers for a healthy and happy spring!

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ- the restorer of peace and hope:

Northern Great Lakes Synod Bishop Katherine Finegan recently reminded us that during this season of Lent that happens to be in a time of uncertainty and isolation, we will be fasting from being together as a worshiping community, and fasting from receiving our sacraments, particularly that of Holy Communion.  While the Word of God can be communicated without bread and wine, and without being in each other’s presence, we will be fasting from celebrating it together for an undetermined time.  To “fast” is to “refrain from.”  During Lent we also think of repentance, or “turning away” from that which separates us from God, and “turning toward” God, our neighbor, creation, essentially anything that helps us be in God’s presence in a positive way.  Fasting can be an important and effective way to clear away that which separates us, so that “a way toward” is clear and open, free of obstacles.  It is helpful to think of fasting as relying on something other than what is normal during this time when our “normal” has been severely disrupted.  We can use this time of distance and separation from one another as “turning toward” God. There have been people throughout history who have chosen a life of solitude for this purpose.  I think of the early Desert Fathers and Mothers of the third century and the monastics of the middle ages. Some distanced themselves by choice, others were forced. Julian of Norwich lost her entire family to the plague of Black Death. In her isolation of illness she received several visions of Christ’s compassionate love. Her book, Revelations of Divine Love, captures a depth of spiritual insight unprecedented in her time with words that still speak to us today. Perhaps now is the time to cultivate a spiritual discipline we have been too busy to practice. A time of sitting in the quiet without trying to fix anything. A time to turn away from the busyness and turn toward that which helps us be in God’s presence. May the peace of Christ be with your always, Pastor Julie

Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still



we will still maintain office hours:
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
phone:  (906) 353-6541
email:  holycross@up.net
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We are a people of faith who reach out to others with God’s unconditional acceptance and grace in Jesus Christ; who sometimes, like you, experiences doubt and hope. In our shared humanity, join us as we discover Christ in our midst through Word and sacrament – water, wine and bread….the common things of life.


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How to Give While Away. . .

We appreciate your continued support for the mission of Holy Cross Lutheran Church during this time. Your giving is how we as a church are able to give to our community. Thank you for keeping God’s work going through your hands!  Blessings on your giving!  Ways to give:

  • Mail your check to: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 40, Baraga, Mi 49908
  • Stop in at the church office Wednesday or Thursday between 12:00 – 5:00
  • While doing your local grocery shopping at Larry’s Market ask for Cindy Giddings. Cindy, our record keeper, will deposit your check for you.
  • You can deposit your check directly into the Holy Cross General Checking Account at Superior National Bank. If you chose this route, please notify Cindy Giddings at 353-6036 to ensure your giving is recorded for tax purposes.
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 Holy Cross Lutheran Church seeks to praise the Triune God

in Worship and Works.

Together, we serve and welcome all of God’s children and act

as stewards of God’s creation.

 Hospital Visits

Rules to protect patient privacy mean that limited information regarding who is in the hospital is available to pastors who visit at local hospitals.  If you’d like Pastor Julie to know that you’ve been hospitalized, please contact her at:  Office hours Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Office Phone:  906-353-6541 Cell Phone:  906-370-5301 E-mail:  holycross@up.net

As a member congregation of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  The following websites contain an abundance of information about the work we do together as God’s Church!

Check them out! Synod website address: www.nglsynod.org  ELCA website address: www.elca.org