Mount Cross is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Committed to share the promises of Jesus Christ, our life is centered in worship, nurtured in fellowship and study, expressed in service.
We offer an in-person Worship/Communion service in the sanctuary beginning at 9:30 am.
The use of masks are optional and available as you enter the sanctuary.
We continue to offer a livestream of our Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 am.
(Click Button Below for the link to our Facebook page.)
Reverend Carl Sirotzki joined Mount Cross as full time pastor in October of 2023.
Pastor Carl was born and grew up in Chicago on the near Northwest side of the city in a neighborhood referred to as Bucktown. He is of Polish and Russian heritage. He attended St. John Berchman’s Catholic School, served as an altar boy, and sang in the boys’ choir. After grade school he attended and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Chicago.
Pastor Carl has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, a Master of Arts in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, and a Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. He was ordained in November 2015 and has previously served as a pastor for ELCA congregations in Wisconsin, Nebraska, and now in Payson, Arizona!!
Pastor Carl’s professional background includes counseling, teaching middle school and high school social studies, divorce mediation, and theater. His hobbies include listening to and singing folk music and traditional Irish music, as well as reading and researching American and Irish history and learning about other cultures.
The previous full-time pastors of Mount Cross, Cliff & Linda Hanus, had recorded on-line daily devotions, which are still available for viewing on Facebook. Click the button below to enjoy their message.
Mount Cross offers a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth through bible studies, music, fellowship, and service to others. Please see the Chronicle newsletter and the monthly Calendar for more offerings, specific dates, times and locations. We invite you to join us in any of these that may be of interest to you. If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask, as we're always open to new and interesting ideas. Click the button below to learn more and see us in action!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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