As we planned the first ever in the history of the Lexington Church of the Cross outdoor "Drive-in" worship service as a first step toward returning to in-person Sunday services in our sanctuary, we made educated guesses as to how many folks in their cars would attend. The turnout, when finally came the day and the sun rose on a near perfect Sunday morning, was easily (and wonderfully) twice what we had expected.
After many weeks of Wednesday evening "Virtual" Youth Group gatherings via the internet, our gang finally got together in person for a friendly game of church-lawn kick ball. In the distance are a couple players ready to intercept any ball headed for the creek !
United Methodists Support a Covenant to Resist Racism
The laity and clergy of the United Methodist East Ohio Conference stand together to resist racism. As baptized Christian disciples who ‘accept the freedom and power God gives us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves,’ we reject the sin of white supremacy and white privilege; we denounce police brutality and racial profiling against people of color and we demand full protection of the civil rights for all of God’s children.
“We accept our responsibility as people of faith to work for the transformation of the world, our Church and our communities. We covenant with each other, to learn, speak, and act in ways that lift-up and protect the rights and dignity of all of God’s people.”
Make sure our financial support for the Church of the Cross continues uninterrupted even if we are not attending worship in-person on Sunday morning. Click HERE to go to the NEW on-line Giving page and follow the instructions to on-line your Tithes and Gifts!
Here are some fun crafts and games for families to do at home!
Scripture Pop-Up Game for verse memory (suggested for K-3)
Find a simple Bible verse – or one you’re studying — and assign each family member a different word(s) from it.
Have the family mix themselves up and crouch down. As you read the verse, each person should jump up when they hear their word. Then have them quickly crouch down again.
Reread the verse a number of times in several ways — fast, slow, in a high voice, in a low voice. Finally, read the verse and have everyone pop up and stand in a line — in order like the verse.
example verses that go with the father's day craft and the fruit of the spirit craft are Ephesians 6:2 and Galatians 5:22-23
"Virtual" Church of the Cross is here as we together do our part to mitigate the contagion of the virus which is sweeping around the world. "Virtual" Church of the Cross, for now, means that we will not be gathering together in-person for Sunday morning worship, but we will be sharing together, via this website, weekly sermons, scripture, prayer and songs of faith. There will be both new Audio and Video features every week, both on Sundays and at mid-week. To access these features on this website go to the top of this page, click on "Watch & Listen" and select Video or Audio. There will be things to watch on the video page and often times different things to listen to on the audio page every week. You are also invited to visit our "Church of the Cross Lexington" YouTube Channel. There will be a new Playlist for each new Sunday Worship. Just start the Playlist for this Sunday's date and it will play the entire service in the correct order automatically.
At the United Methodist Church of the Cross of Lexington we care for your family and extend it, nurturing community through a variety of programs, as a multi-generational close-knit congregation which cares. Build your family’s foundation of faith at the Lexington Church of the Cross and see where God takes your vision.
When we resume in-person worship after the current world-wide health crisis, all are invited to join us in-person at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. We are on West Main (Route 97 west) in Lexington, Ohio. Become part of a welcoming congregation which serves our community and leads others to Christ.
Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, the Church office
will be open from 9 am-Noon Monday - Friday!