Cross Lutheran Church

Roberts, WI

Pastor's Corner

Summer Transition Time!

“Life is change.”  Yes, our life in Christ involves continual change and transition. Even as the writer of Hebrews writes that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore” life is a series of transitions.

This summer at Cross we will be under construction.  It is an exciting time as we anticipate the new Sunday School classrooms, renovated kitchen and fellowship hall, and new office area.  Our summer worship at 9 a.m. each Sunday and Wednesdays at 7 pm. will continue without interruption.  Other summer programs will be handled off site. 

Since our current office area will be demolished adjustments will occur. Office needs will be handled by Tiffani at her home.  For help or assistance, just email her or call the office phone number.  Amanda will continue her regular schedule of Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.  

As for me, I will be working from local establishments- mostly the Barnboard, Sidetrack, and library. You can reach me at anytime on my cell at 612-702-5509 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I will also be spending time stopping by the homes of all our members for informal, brief visits. Yes, I will call ahead so don’t worry about any surprise pastoral visits!

For many at Cross building will create new excitement, opportunities for serving our community, and growing our congregation. For some, change will be unsettling, especially for those who do not like change at all.  God’s family at Cross will grow as we welcome new families and individuals. My hope and prayer is that we will keep our mission focus on Christ and our call to serve the needs of others and not primarily our needs, desires, and comfort. 

In the Monday adult Bible study we are exploring the Book of Acts. The incredible book highlights the explosive birth and growth of the church, with people baptized, healed, and lives changed through the lifesaving news of Jesus.  Changes occur all over the place as the church expands and welcomes more and more people into the family of God.  

See you in church,

Pastor Durk K. Peterson

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