On Sunday July 10, we will be worshipping outside under the oak tree (weather permitting). Please bring your own chairs.

After worship, the Fellowship team will host lunch. They will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings and potato salad. Six volunteers are needed to bring 1 dozen cookies or brownies. See the sign up link below to volunteer to bring dessert, help set up, serve or clean up.


Summer Days together begins that day, there maybe some yard games and fun to participate in!


“Summer Days Together," July 10-13, is an opportunity for the kids and families of our congregation to come together for a few days of service, worship, and fun. Geared toward kids ages 4 to 12 (although all ages are welcome), we will meet each day around 10:00 am for worship and snacks, head out into our community for a time of service, eat lunch, and then enjoy a leisure activity. 

People are welcome to participate in as many or as few days/activities as they would like. All kids must be accompanied and transported by a responsible grown-up. Friends are welcome. All costs covered by the church. Email Lisa Stocks to sign up by June 26. 


From July 10-13, we will have an opportunity for families with kids to spend some time together through a fun event called "Summer Days Together." We will be sharing some Bible study, doing a service project, and having a fun activity - and of course food and snacks!


If you are interested in taking part, but don't have any kids/grandkids/neighbors you can accompany, here are some ways you can volunteer:

  • Snacks - we need people to provide simple snacks for our gathering time.  
  • Meals - we are looking for people who would like to provide lunch for each day - prepare and serve, order out, or possibly even host our gang at your home!
  • Worship Planning - Pastor Ed is looking for one or two folks who would like to help him plan and lead the kid-oriented worship time each morning.
  • Set-up, Clean-up, and Supplies - we would love some extra hands to make sure we have what we need to make each day go smoothly.

To sign up for any part of the project that you can help with, click below:


Also, one of our service project will be to pack emergency bags for the unsheltered through the Horizon House. We need help purchasing the necessary items for the bags. If you can help, please click on this link:


For additional information, click on names below to send an email!

SEEKING Facilities Update Team

The church council would like to assemble a team of 5-6 members of the church to take a good look at our facilities (building and ground improvements, future expenses) to help develop a plan for facility updates over the next 5 years or so. Recommendations from this team would be presented to the church council for discussion and budgeting. If you would like to be part of this team or have additional questions, please contact Ron Lantz at rjlantz66@comcast.net.

C&C Ladies and Gents night OUT

Cross and Crown’s Ladies’ Night Out is returning after being sidelined by Covid. Kim and Kevin Cook will host on Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at their home, 8835 Sargent Creek Court. Kim will host the ladies upstairs and Kevin will host the men in the basement. This event is open to all - join us!

Children's Ministry Director

Cross & Crown is searching for a part-time Children's Ministry Director. The Director will be responsible for inspiring and equipping the families of Cross and Crown with children ages 3 to 5th grade to live into our mission statement: Grow in Faith. Serve all in Need. Gather Every Person to Christ. The position is 10 hours per week. 

If you or someone you know would like more information, email Pastor Ed.


Summer Choir & Handbells

We are now having summer choir and handbell choir! 

Summer Choir

Summer choir will rehearse a simple piece at 9:00 am and sing it at the service the same day. No commitment necessary—just show up if you want to sing!

Summer Handbell Choir

Summer handbell choir will rehearse after the service. Based on the numbers and schedules, the bells may play at least twice this summer. The music will be simple, but a commitment of about 3 weeks will be necessary before each performance. If you can only commit to one 3-week period, that’s ok.

All ages are welcome.


On Easter Sunday, we will be moving to continuous communion (communion kits will still be available for those who would like to use them). We will be serving baked communion bread and are looking to expand our list of volunteer bread bakers. The recipe is provided and easy to make. If you would like to be included on the volunteer list, email Chris Lantz.

Pastor Ed's Text Messages

Weekly Walk

If you are not receiving Pastor Ed's weekly walk text messages and would like to do so, please text "weekly walk" to 484848. These short messages offer insight on daily discipleship with Jesus.

Lutheran outdoor ministries summer camp

It's registration time for I/K Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Summer Camp. All information can be found at www.lomik.org. Scholarships of $100 are available to each camper who attends an I/K Lutheran Summer Camp, plus another $100 per camper who attends a Christian camp or conference. Contact Chris Lantz for scholarship information. I/K Summer camp brochures are available on the name tag table.


Planning has begun for the Ivy Hills/Cross and Crown Community Garden 2022 growing season! This year, Cross and Crown will have 3 beds whose harvest will all go directly to support the Sharing Place. If you are interested in helping with planting, maintaining, or harvesting this year, please email Lisa Stocks or call 317-417-8473 for more information. 

Help First Friends to Help Afghan Refugees

First Friends Quaker Meeting, one of our partners in Shalom Zone, is sponsoring an Afghan refugee family. To support their efforts to help the family with housing, clothing, food and shelter, they have established a fund for this purpose and hope to raise $5,000. Checks should be written and sent to First Friends with “Afghan Family” noted in the memo section. Address is First Friends 3030 Kessler Blvd E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Questions? Email Mary Jean Woods.

Pop Tab Collection

Start collecting your pop tabs! The initial goal is to gather One Million tabs for the “Collect a Million” Club. This will assist in raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities that support families of patients at Riley Hospital for Children. Deposit your collected tabs in the central repository in the Narthex. Read more about the Ronald McDonals Charities Pop Tab Colletion Program here. For more information please on the program click here. Please email Rob Sculthorp if you have any questions or would like to help with administering this program.

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Pop Tab Colletion PROGRAM


The SHARING PLACE remains open and in need of your support. Main needs are:

  • Toilet paper
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Baked beans
  • Egg noodles
  • Hygiene items: tooth brushes, tooth paste, and soap

Items may be brought to church and put in the kitchen on the tables and in the center refrigerator in needed. Non-perishables can be left in the Sharing Place bin outside the church office.

As always, thanks for your continued support. 

For more information about Lutheran Child and Family Services, visit their new website at lutheranfamily.org.


It takes financial resources to accomplish the work God has called us to do. Your generous offerings enable Cross & Crown to fulfill its mission to grow in faith, serve all in need, and gather every person to Christ. Our giving funds the daily operations of the church, fuels special projects, and supports our many core and outreach ministries. Remember our offerings are an important part of our worship even though we are not meeting in person.

Giving Options

  • Cash or Check - Checks should be made out to “Cross & Crown Lutheran Church.” At in-person services, checks or cash can be put into the offering basket. You can also mail your offering to Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, 5233 E. 79th St., Indianapolis, IN 46250.
  • Electronic Giving  If you would like to give via regular automated withdrawls, you can find more information and a sign up form here. Complete the form and mail it into the office along with a voided check.
  • Donate Online - We also offer secure online donations via our tithe.ly site. Click on the button below to make an online donation.


Participation in Worship

If you would like to participate in the recording of the online worship service, email Chris Lantz.


For those of you who normally pick up one of the devotionals, Word in Season or Christ in Our Home, and would like the 2nd quarter edition mailed to you, please let Chris Lantz know.

Text Alerts

If you would like to be included on the church text alerts, send Chris Lantz an email with the mobile phone number you would like to receive the messages. This method of communication will not be used for prayer requests. 


If you find your self in financial hardship during the pandemic, Cross and Crown has a designated fund, called the Joy Fund, to help with unexpected nonrecurring expenses. Email Stacy Reid for more information.


Announcements of upcoming church events delivered at the beginning of our Sunday worship services are part of the life of our community. But we need to be able to respect the time constraints of our members. So, beginning immediately, Church Council has created some simple guidelines regarding announcements: 

  • Each announcement must last no longer than 30 seconds. The announcement should primarily direct listeners to the bulletin insert and the weekly Connection for more information. 
  • All announcements must be in the bulletin insert and Connection for that week. 
  • Deadline for the bulletin insert and Connection is Thursday at noon. Send your announcement by email to Chris Lantz in the office, chris@cclutheran.com

Thank you for your help!


If you are tired of writing checks for your offerings and would like the convenience of electronic giving, then we invite you to consider the Simply Giving program. Brochures are available at the Welcome Desk.