Holy Cross Church, Duluth Minnesota


  Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA
410 North Arlington Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota  55811
(218) 722-0132

Summer Worship Schedule: Memorial to Labor Day
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. - Coffee Fellowship
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School
10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
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Our synod is one of 65 synods in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is comprised of 138 congregations in 13 counties throughout northeastern Minnesota. There are more than 72,500 baptized members, 250 rostered leaders and over 1,500 elected lay leaders.
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CHUM provides core social safety net programs which include emergency food, shelter, advocacy, and outreach to over 7,000 hungry, homeless and low-income people each year. Housing advocates and street case managers provide stabilization services through case management programs for homeless or imminently homeless families and single adults. CHUM’s congregational outreach and community organizing efforts center on social justice issues relating to homelessness, poverty and employment.


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At Holy Cross our mission is to

 Celebrate Grace, Grow In Faith and Make a Difference For God

We strive to accomplish our mission by being a community of believers dedicated to building deeply caring intergenerational relationships and empowering all members - families, youth and individuals - to participate fully in a Christ centered life through worship, fellowship, study and service.
Future Events

October 1 ~ Youth Board meeting @5:30 p.m. in Narthex.

October 5 ~ Meet and great the new Administrative Assistant, Kristina Riley at coffee and fellowship.  Come and say hello.

October 5 ~ Volunteer opportunity @ Chum Church to conduct worship service.

October 5 ~ Sunday Night Supper @5:30p.m. @ Sunset Restaurant, Corner of Rick Lake & Martin Roads.

October 12 ~ Essentia Heath St. Mary's Hospice Annual Celebration of Life @ 2 p.m. , Lakeview Covenant Church 1001 Jean Duluth Road.

October 21 ~ 5th Annual Swedish Meatball Dinner & Silent Auction. 

November 2 ~ Volunteer Opportunity @ Chum Church to Help with the Service.

November 9 ~ "The Many Faces & Phases of Dementia" @ 6:30 in the Narthex.

December 7 ~ Volunteer Opportunity @ Chum Church to Host.

Job Postings

Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Duluth is seeking a part time Choir Director and Youth Director. 

Choir Director: Job requirements include director for Sunday morning performances and Wednesday night practices.  Hours are approximately two per week.  Previous experience a plus.  Submit cover letter and resume to Worship and Music Director, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 410 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota 55811 or email information to Pastor Mike DeKraai at, dekma50@gmail.com.

Youth Director: "Expectations and responsibilities include experience in communication and working with youth and adults, have previous active involvement in the life of a Lutheran congregation, possess organizational management skills, have previous active involvement in the life of a Lutheran Congregation. Job duties include planning and conducting Wednesday night programming, supervise participation in service projects, coordinate with other church boards for such activities as serving at the Union Gospel Mission, Adopt a Family and other events open to youth and adults; organize, participate with and lead youth in programmed activities such as retreats, camping trips, youth gatherings of the ELCA, mission trips, etc.; organize and post activities on the youth calendar in the church  at least one month in advance; serve on Sunday mornings as Youth Forum education leader and help with worship as needed.  Hours other than on Wednesday and Sunday are flexible, averaging 20 hours per week.  Submit cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 410 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota 55811 or email information to Pastor Mike DeKraai at, dekma50@gmail.com 

Shiny Paper Drive

Keep Saving your Shiny Paper! You may drop off your shiny paper on Sunday mornings, or during office hours, in the bins located in the lower level entry way. 

 Acceptable items: magazines, catalogs, shiny newspaper inserts (such as Target, Kohls, JC Penney, etc.), white copy/office paper

 Unacceptable items: newspapers, garbage, paper bags or plastic bags, wet material, envelopes with plastic windows, colored paper, plastic, phone books

If you have any free time and would like to help with this project, please call Paul or Maureen Gunderson.   Many hands will make lighter work! Thank you!!

Simply Giving

Consider scheduling a recurring contribution today. It’s very convenient. You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis. Authorization Forms are available by clicking here.


Web Page Updates

If there is any information that you would like to see on the website, please email the church office at office.holycrossduluth.org with "Web Updates" in the subject line. 

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