A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman

Journey back to 1st Century Ephesus and experience the setting where the apostle Paul first proclaimed the Gospel. Anthia is a young woman who faces many daily struggles amidst poverty, disease, and the unpredictability of her husband's temperament. When she meets a strange group of people named who follow someone named Jesus, her world begins to change. FYI: this powerful book also includes some very intense situations and topics including domestic violence. For more info talk to Pastor Ed. 

  • Books are available in the Narthex for $15
  • Sundays, 9 am to 10 am
  • Three Sessions: May 7, 14, and 21


Youth Sunday school will be meeting each Sunday until May 21 at 9 am. Kids ages 3 – 4th grade will meet in the Sunday school room, 5th grade and up will meet in the Youth Room. 

Volunteers are needed to help provide snack and lead our lessons. We’d love to have you lend a morning to share a story of God’s love with our young members. Please visit the Signup Genius link to volunteer. Contact Lisa ( with any questions.


There will be no Christian Education through the summer.


Stan Peterson will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination on May 22. On May 21 we will be recognizing this achievement with a special blessing during worship and a cake reception after. Please make plans to attend and celebrate with Stan!

Facilities Team Update

In March, the church council approved the facilities team to move forward on kitchen updates and the renovation of the women’s bathroom. For the kitchen, additional dedicated electrical outlets will be added, garbage disposal installed, and we will see an improvement in hotter water at the kitchen sinks. Kitchen improvements will be completed by the first week of May. Renovation of the women’s bathroom is in it’s early stages so we do not have a timeline on when that will be completed.


Summer Days Together Dates:

  • June 25 immediately after worship
  • June 26–29 from 10 am – 2:00 pm, followed by a fun activity each afternoon

Children of all ages are invited to attend! Kids must be accompanied by a designated adult over age 18. We do have adult congregation members willing to act as designated adults for the week if needed. Please reach out to Lisa Stocks

with any questions and to register to attend. 

Calling Thrivent Members!

The Summer Days Together planning team is looking for congregation members with access to Thrivent Action Team dollars to help support the community service projects the children will be working on during the week. If you would be willing to apply for a grant to assist with this effort, please contact Lisa at

Summer Days Together Needs Your Help!

There are many opportunities to help as a volunteer and to donate needed supplies. Click on one of the following links to help out!

Summer Days Together Wine to Water Project

One of our Summer Days Projects this year is to build water filters for an organization called Wine To Water that will distribute them to people in the United States and around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water. 

Today 780 million people live without access to clean drinking water. 

The filters help families get clean water in hard to reach areas, like refugee camps and natural disasters. The filters we will be building are able be used by a family of four for ten years. The filters can be attached to 5-gallon buckets and also can be portable enough to attach to water bottles. We plan to build 50 filters at a cost of $3,000 from assembly to implementation. The Christian Service team is donating $1,000 to this project. Donate online now by clicking the button below, or you can write a check to Cross and Crown with "Filter Build" in the memo line. 


Check out photos from Summer Days Together 2022 below Hand Pointing Down


This year Cross and Crown will manage 3 garden beds with all of the produce we harvest going to The Sharing Place. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please email Lisa Stocks.


The Sharing Place

Thanks for the egg cartons and plastic bags. Much appreciated and used. But don't forget... we still need food: pork 'n beans, pasta sauce, cereal (any kind), egg noodles and toilet paper or money to Stan. Thanks for your kindness!   

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.


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 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,

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.