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.

At Cross & Crown we are committed to supporting and caring for one another.
During worship on Sunday mornings:
  • Masks are optional
  • For those not comfortable worshipping in person, our service is also live streamed and available via our YouTube channel or Facebook page
  • We continue to share God's peace with a wave, elbow bump or peace sign
  • Children gather at the front of the church for the children's sermon
  • Communion is offered with wafers and disposable cups for wine or grape juice (gluten free also available)
  • (updated March 1, 2022)


    It is an exciting time at Cross & Crown as we enter into a new chapter and begin the process of calling a new pastor. If you are looking for a Church to call home this is a perfect time to join and help shape the future of our Church as we go through this time of transition. God has raised up leaders and gifted pastors for the church in all times and places and we faithfully look to the Holy Spirit to guide our call committee. We ask for your prayers as we embark on this journey. We enthusiastically embrace God's future for our community of faith and our new pastor. God is at work with us in all of this.

    Upcoming Events


    August 7
    July 24
    July 17
    July 10


    Worship with Us

    Sunday Schedule

    9:00 AM - Coffee Fellowship
    9:30 AM - Worship 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

    Wednesday Night Happenings

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

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    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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