Loving God, Serving Others, Welcoming All

Cross & Crown is an ELCA-affiliated Lutheran church in Matthews, NC. For nearly 30 years, we've fostered a welcoming congregation that loves God and cares for each other. At Cross & Crown, you'll find opportunities for uplifting worship, spiritual growth, Christian fellowship, and community service. Come join us for worship services and Sunday School on Sundays and for other ministry activities throughout the week.

Upcoming Events

Sun Apr 16 • 7:30 AM
Men's Group Annual Easter Breakfast

Sat Apr 29 • 7:00 AM
Miriam Circle's Annual Yard Sale


March 26

February 26

February 19

January 22


Worship with Us

Lenten Midweek Service

March 15: Apostles' Creed
March 22: Lord's Prayer
March 29: Baptism
April 5: Holy Communion (and prayers for healing)

Sunday Schedule

8:15 AM - Early Service
9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship
9:45 AM - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 AM - Late Service

Our worship includes prayers, songs, Children's Message, Bible-reading, a sermon and Holy Communion. Christ welcomed all to His table and all are welcome to Holy Communion.

Bring your children to worship with us...
  • Nursery is provided for infants to 4 year olds
  • Pick up a children's 'busy bag' with activities for little ones
  • Come up front for a special Children's Message
  • Join the procession of a child-sized cross at the end of service

Next Crossover:
April 2

Featuring contemporary music, refreshed format and a relaxed feel, Crossover is a once-a-month late-worship experience. Authentic, lively and direct, the music and the message of Crossover touch us deeply. Come and experience Crossover, where our faith comes alive in worship and praise!

Pastor Jennifer Ginn has a passion for telling Gospel stories by heart and believes scripture stories come alive in a community of tellers and listeners. She enjoys teaching, mentoring leaders and walking alongside others as they grow spiritually. As Pastor of Cross and Crown, she is constantly amazed God has brought such gifted and loving people together as the body of Christ.

Meet our Staff

Sunday School

Sunday school is a great way to grow spiritually and get to know people. We have adult classes as well as classes for youth and children. Sunday School starts at 9:45 am, after coffee in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 am.

Class List


In addition to weekly worship, we offer a number of opportunities to share God's love and hear God's word. Learn more about the different ministries available at our church.

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Wednesday Night Happenings

Join us for fellowship and a tasty home-cooked-at-church meals on Wednesday nights, 6-7 PM.

Mar 29 menu: Barbeque Chicken, Potatoes, Broccoli, Salad, Rolls & Dessert

Full Menu

Weekday School

If you have children ages 2-5, check out our Cross and Crown Preschool. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. Our seasoned teachers offer a loving and supportive experience that fosters learning and growing every day!

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