Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church

Love God. Love your neighbor. Preach the Gospel.

Who we are…

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” -Colossians 1:9

We are a community of believers who share a faith in the God of the Bible and a love for His son, Jesus Christ.. As a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), Holy Cross Lutheran Church believes, teaches, and confesses faith in Jesus Christ as taught in the Scriptures: the inspired Word of God without error in all that it affirms. We hold to the Lutheran Confessions as the true exposition of the Word of God.

Jesus was sent to reconcile a lost world to God, and he calls us to do the same. We know what a difference Jesus can make in our lives. For this reason, we seek to reach out to the community around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ. For 110 years, Holy Cross has resided at 711 Chestnut St. in Johnstown, PA. fulfilling this mission. We invite you to join us this weekend as we worship at the feet of Jesus and share our love for Him:

Bible Study: Saturdays at 3:00 PM

Word and Sacrament: Saturdays at 4:00PM

To learn more about the history of Holy Cross click here.

Photo of HCLC booth at Sunday Market in Cambria City


Photo of HCLC booth at Sunday Market in Cambria City

What we believe

“We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” -Luther’s Small Catechism

We believe, teach, and confess faith in Jesus Christ as taught in the Scriptures and Lutheran Confessions. The Holy Spirit has kept us in the one true faith and still continues to gather sinners into the Holy Christian Church by grace through faith — all on account of Christ. Until Jesus returns, we will continue to trust in, teach and preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe and teach that the Bible is God’s Word. We believe that Christ died for our sins, and that he rose from the dead to give us victory over the grave. Salvation is ours by faith alone through the grace of the Father through his Son, Jesus Christ.

We believe that the body and blood of Christ are present in, with, and under the bread and wine in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We believe that partaking of the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion grants forgiveness of sins to the repentant, strengthens our faith, proclaims our unity in doctrine, and clings to the promises of Jesus Christ alone.

We teach and believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We affirm the power of God’s word to accomplish His purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women and through it, the Holy Spirit still speaks today.

To learn more about what we believe at Holy Cross Lutheran Church click here.



Pastor’s Welcome

Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I’ve always had a deep love of discussing and teaching the Bible to anyone who is willing to listen, and that’s my goal here at Holy Cross as well. In the Bible we encounter something which everyone with a heart beat desires: love. The Bible teaches us of the deep love which God has for His people, a love so deep that He came into our flesh to die in our place so that we would inherit His eternal life.

Because of this wonderful message of love that we receive in the Bible, we here at Holy Cross are unashamedly, unapologetically Bible believing Christians and so also have a very Bible-centered worship and teaching. We use many of the same words and prayers and actions which God’s Church has used throughout time and which we see in God’s Word.

Come along with us as we experience and receive this great love God gives His Church. I, along with the rest of Holy Cross, would love for you to come and worship and learn with us.

In Christ,

Pastor Kyle Mullins

Photo of HCLC booth at Sunday Market in Cambria City


Order of Worship Easter 3

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Order of Worship Easter 2

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