Ministry Opportunities

Holy Cross is comprised of members and friends with a wide range of age and life experiences.  We are a welcoming family that embraces each other and our understanding that we are brothers and sisters in Christ.  Our love for each other, the community, and the world resonates in the worship, ministry, and outreach of this congregation. Here are some ways you can learn, serve, and grow at this Holy Cross. For contact information for activity leaders, please send an email to the church office through the “Contact Us” tab.

Bible Study

Holy Cross offers multiple opportunities for study and discussion. Meetings are currently held via Zoom.
Beginning the second week of August 2020, Bible studies will be splitting into two separate tracks. You are most welcome to attend either or both.

Beginning on August 11 on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, Pastor will be leading a Church in Society Discussion Group, starting with the ELCA Social Statement “The Church in Society”. This document was put together and adopted by the 1991 Churchwide Assembly and it is the first in a series of ELCA social statements on a variety of issues. You can find the document at We will take our time as we read through and discover what the role of the church is when dealing with social issues. The study group may take from 2-5 weeks as we work through the document and its Scripture references and see if it’s a helpful tool for us when looking at current issues of today. If you are interested in participating, please contact Pastor Kathy and plan to at least read through the document before we start discussion on August 11.

Tuesday Night Study, 6:30 pm (8:30pm Texas time)
Meeting ID: 837 7849 8476 (IF you are calling in on your phone to 669-900-6833)
Password: 278499 (if requested)

Beginning on Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30pm, Becky’s group will study the book of Proverbs. There is no handout or study book needed, but be sure to let Becky know if you are interested so that you can be put on the weekly email blast reminder which will often have notes or references regarding our upcoming discussion.

Wednesday afternoon Bible Study, 1:30 pm (3:30pm Texas time) 
Meeting ID: 896 3300 9098 (IF you are calling in on your phone to 669-900-6833)
Password: 050344 (if requested)


Quilt Group

Holy Cross Quilters meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m. Their quilts are distributed to local groups such as the Children’s Cabinet, VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System, Hosanna Home, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Renown Medical Center, Children in Transition in the Washoe County School District, the Ronald McDonald House, and Leah’s Home. The quilts are distributed internationally through Lutheran World Relief. In 2017, the quilters made 132 full-size quilts and 56 smaller neonatal quilts. Twice a year in worship the quilts are displayed and blessed before they are distributed as a sign of God’s love for a broken world. 

Hooks and Needles

The Hooks & Needles group makes and donates afghans and other items to people in need in our community as well as small afghans for infants baptized at Holy Cross. The group meets in the fellowship hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.  If you are a beginning knitter or crocheter they are happy to teach and help you! 

Garden of Eatin’ – Holy Cross Community Garden

The Holy Cross Community Garden was developed to celebrate God’s creation and bounty through the planting of vegetables, herbs and flowers that can be shared and enjoyed by HCLC members and friends, Silver Sage residents, homeless shelters and local food banks. There are 24 raised garden boxes available for members and community neighbors to plant, harvest, and share produce.  The garden is completely natural utilizing organic seeds and plants that have not been exposed to harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and that will not negatively impact the local environment, watershed and wildlife. Our garden is flourishing!! 

Senior Lunch & Other Meals

Older adults from Holy Cross get together for lunch in the fellowship hall.  It is a time for friendship and just enjoying each other’s company.  From time-to-time, other groups gather for a meal with invitations shared through newsletter and worship bulletin announcements.
*Temporarily canceled.