COVID-19 update

Please join us virtually during Holy Week for online worship on the following days:

Palm Sunday, April 5

Maundy Thursday, April 9

Good Friday, April 10

Easter Sunday, April 12

Recorded worship services will be available on the following page:




After prayerful and thoughtful deliberation, the decision has been made to suspend public worship effective immediately through April 30, 2020. This means for the remainder of the Lenten season there will not be any midweek worship services or soup suppers. All community groups who use our facility have been notified that we will not host their meetings. Sunday School classes, educational and relational groups will not meet. CrossWays Preschool and Celebration! Childcare are both closed until further notice.


In lieu of our regular Sunday worship services we will provide an online worship opportunity. Please check the sermon page at for virtual worship services.


The most up to date information about worship, meetings, events and/or additional closure can be found on this page. Please check back frequently to stay informed. (

Tuesday, March 24

Should you need to reach pastoral or church staff, you may continue to use the office email address or office phone (847) 367-4060. While the office will function remotely during this health crisis, all communication will be monitored and responded to as quickly as possible. 

Online recorded worship will continue at least through the end of April.  Please find links to these recordings posted on Wednesday evenings in Lent and Sunday mornings on our website and through our Facebook page. 


Online sermons:

Holy Cross Facebook page:

Lenten Daily Devotional:


If you are in need of assistance to run errands or do shopping or if you are willing to help do tasks for others in need, please reach out to the church office so that we might connect you to the appropriate person. 


Because of our decision to suspend all small group and relational ministries, an abbreviated version of the April newsletter will be available online by April 1 at


Subscribe to our emails to receive updates: Visit — fill in the pop-up form or send an email to with the subject “Add to Email List.”


To continue your financial support of the ministries of Holy Cross, we encourage you to move your giving to online giving through our

website: or on the Give Plus app. See instructions for the app at under DIY electronic giving.




Monetary contributions in lieu of donating food items to the monthly food pack can be made online at

Easter Bagskets for COOL

Drop donations off at church on Sundays between 10 am and 12 pm ONLY.  Bagskets due by Sunday, April 5. Bagskets grocery list: Please place donations into your own bags to transport. The Easter Treat Bags service project for Sunday School is cancelled. Monetary contributions in lieu of preparing an Easter Bagsket can be made online at until April 5. 



Monetary contributions towards canned hams for COOL can be made online at until April 5. Suggested donation of $10 per ham.


COOL Plant & Flower Sale

Order forms: Orders are due on Monday, March 30. Please email orders and/or direct questions to Diane Rammelsberg at or (847) 549-7316. Plant Pick up: Saturday, May 9 at Bethel Lutheran, Gurnee.


Easter Flowers

Orders are no longer being accepted. Refunds will be issued.

Virtual Meetings

Some groups will start offering virtual meetings via Zoom, by phone or in Facebook groups. Small group leaders will reach out to current participants with details. New participants are always welcome! Please check the Virtual Meetings page for updates and meeting dates and times.


After prayerful and thoughtful deliberation, the decision has been made to suspend public worship at Holy Cross Lutheran Church through April 30, 2020.


Virtual worship services, including Holy Week worship services, will be posted on the following page:

Sunday School classes, educational and relational groups will not meet in person. Some groups will meet virtually. See a list of groups meeting online here:

See the latest details and updates regarding COVID-19 here:


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29700 N Saint Mary's Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

(847) 367 - 4060