Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Duluth MN 

  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, ELCA

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.
Meet the Pastor

The Body of Christ

Where is the church? We tend to think that the church is at a particular address—410 N. Arlington Ave.—but the church is not a building. We know that, the church is the people. We gather for worship on Sunday mornings, but the church is much more than simply our time together for worship or even all the other activities that happen at the church building during the week. No, the church is all the people living their faith in their daily lives.

“You are the body of Christ,” St. Paul says in his letter to the Corinthians. We each carry Christ with us in our daily lives and Christ is present in the world through us. This is the great mystery of our faith.  As Christ becomes present to us in the bread and wine of Holy Communion, and as these elements become His body and blood for us, we become His body in the world. He uses our lies to touch the people around us with love and compassion and blessing, and whenever that happens the church is present as the body of Christ.

Theresa of Avila, a 16th century mystic, puts it this way:

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,

May Christ be alive in you each day,

Pastor Loren

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