Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Confessional Lutheran Theology, Traditional Worship, Biblical Preaching Bismarck, ND
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church

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730 Hwy 1804 NE
Bismarck, ND 58503

(701) 751-4877


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Who We Are

Holy Cross is a confessional Lutheran congregation. Join us for study or worship and you can expect to find traditional Lutheran teaching and practice. The heart and soul of the Christian faith is the Gospel of the forgiveness of sins through repentance and faith in Christ. Join us at Holy Cross and you will grow in your understanding of Jesus Christ and the great work that He has done for you. Our congregation believes, teaches and confesses the truth of God's Word as it is summarized and taught in the Book of Concord and is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Friendly, Multigenerational, Lots of kids

Faith and Work, Youth Group, Choir, Community Service, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns

Lutheran (LCMS)




Our Services

What are services like?
Worship at Holy Cross is reverent, biblical, and spiritually meaningful. We gather in the presence of Jesus Christ, around His Word and Sacrament, to confess our sins and to receive God’s forgiveness. The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and center of our morning service. Our pastor doesn’t preach from human opinion, but from the text of the Bible, the very Word of God. Our readings follow the historic Church Year calendar and our services and hymns come from the Lutheran Service Book. Join us for worship as we receive the gifts of heaven: the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation.

What is the community like?
Holy Cross is a congregation of forgiven sinners, gathered by Jesus Christ around His Word and Sacrament. We have been formed and shaped by the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, and our worship is biblical, liturgical and spiritually meaningful. If you are looking for a church home in Bismarck, or wish to know more about the Gospel, please join us for worship, stop by for a visit, or contact the church by phone or online.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You may be interested in Pastor Thompson's Faith 101 class. Join us as we study the basics of the Christian faith using the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism. This introduction to classical Christian theology and life is designed for new adults at Holy Cross and anyone who is interested in the foundational teachings of Christianity. The course is structured around the Gospel of Matthew, which we will read together. No cost and materials are provided. Call Pastor Thompson if you would like to join a class or if you have any questions: 701.426.4877

Leadership View all

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

Pastor Thompson was born and raised in Romeo, Michigan and has earned degrees at Hope College, Georgia Tech, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Following his ordination on June 17, 2001, Pastor Thompson served for seven years as the Associate Pastor at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, Minnesota and for two years as a missionary and church planter in Bismarck, North Dakota. Pastor Thompson is the founding pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and has served the congregation since 2010.

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