The Lord's Supper is offered every Sunday during The Divine Service and when special Church festivals are observed.  On the basis of Holy Scripture, we believe that Christ's body and blood are truly present in, with, and under the forms of bread and wine (1 Cor. 11:23-32), and that taking part in Communion testifies to our "unity" in doctrine (Acts 2:42). To assure a worthy reception we practice "Closed Communion." Visitors are encouraged to speak with Pastor Henson and if necessary to receive instruction in the doctrine of the Church as taught in Holy Scripture before communing.


Our "Closed Communion" practice in no way passes judgment upon the spiritual status of others and in no way diminishes our invitation to worship with us.  We seek only to be faithful to the Word of God.  Nothing would please us more than if, after taking instruction, you became a communicant member of Holy Cross.  If you are not an active member of a church, are unchurched, or looking for a church home, please visit us or talk with Pastor Henson.


We would like for you to hear and have that same Word of forgiveness of sins in Christ.

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Welcome in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church

Affiliated with The Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America (ELDoNA)

The Divine Service

P.O. Box 4150, Bartonville, Illinois  61607

The Reverend Benjamin Henson - Pastor

The Reverend Douglas Handrich - Pastor Emeritus

Sunday Service - Sunday at NOON

Currently meeting at:

Immanuel Lutheran Church

526 E. Washington St, East Peoria, IL

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