The Church of the Cross task force, meeting on Wednesday evening, January 13th, has set as a goal the reopening of our sanctuary for in-person worship as of Sunday, January 24th. Our suspension of in-person worship at Church of the Cross after November 22nd was based on our anticipation that the risk of infection from gatherings of any size would increase significantly over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays. That assessment proved to be accurate and although it was very hard not to gather in-person for worship during Advent, the task force in hindsight is glad we did not place our congregation at a high risk of infection in December. The pandemic is, of course, not over, but the numbers of new Covid-19 cases and new Covid-19 hospitalizations in Richland County are starting to come down enough that we feel we can once again worship in person as of Sunday, January 24th. We will be monitoring the rate of Covid-19 spread in our community and it is not impossible that we may have to step back from in-person worship again if the case numbers take a dramatic turn for the worse. We pray that will not happen. For those of us who join together in-person for Sunday morning worship as of January 24th, we will return to the protocols which were used in 2020 with everyone wearing masks and social distanced. For those still not ready or unable to attend in person, Virtual Church of the Cross on this website and on the YouTube channel: Church of the Cross Lexington will continue. In addition, Church of the Cross plans to offer LIVE stream worship events on-line and on our YouTube Channel starting with our Ash Wednesday service on February 17th. Please keep our pastor, our praise team and all who continue to contribute to this on-going task in your prayers.
Make sure our financial support for the Church of the Cross continues uninterrupted even when we are not attending worship in-person. Click HERE to go to the on-line Giving page and follow the instructions to send in your Tithes and Gifts electronically.
"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 Worship presents the same weekly sermons, scripture, prayer and songs of faith which would be a part of in-person worship. 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 different things to listen to on the audio page. You are also invited to visit our "Church of the Cross Lexington" YouTube Channel. There is 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. Our ZOOM Sunday School class on line at 11am remains unchanged.
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.
As we hopefully resume in-person worship as of Mid-January, 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.
The Knotty Ladies quilting group meets every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Triple Classroom.
The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Group meets every Friday evening at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
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