COVID-19 update

March, 2021

While we continue our pre-recorded virtual worship option and the drive-in worship option every week, it is our hope to also offer an in-person worship service. Beginning Sunday, April 11, we will offer an in-person worship option at 8 am. All three of these worship options will feature the same sermon message each week.

For in-person worship, registration will be required and there will be safety protocols in place. Guidelines for attending and a schedule to register can be found on the Reservations page.


Currently Lake County COVID-19 status is a phase 4 per Illinois Department of Public Health. If there is a return in our COVID-19 status to phase 3 for our region by Illinois Department of Public Health, we will suspend the in-person option.

November 25, 2020: View a message to the congregation from Pastor Bob below.

October 2020 update: New guidance for North Suburban region 9 taking effect on October 31, 2020 impacted plans for in-person worship in November. There will be no in-person worship service on Sunday, November 1. Drive-In Worship will be held at 9:30 am in the parking lot and the pre-recorded worship video will be available at

March 2020,


After prayerful and thoughtful deliberation, the decision has been made to suspend public worship effective immediately until further notice. 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 in-person.


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. (

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 May.  Please find links to these recordings posted on 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 is available online at


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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

COOL Ministries

Monetary contributions in lieu of donating food items to COOL Ministries can be made online at


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.

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1151 N Saint Mary's Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

(847) 367 - 4060