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.

For the health and safety of the community, we are currently limiting in-person worship. We ask individuals/families who register in advance for our two services to agree to safety protocols such as mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing. We encourage those who are uncomfortable with in-person worship to join us via livestream each Sunday at 10:45 AM via our YouTube channel. A recording of our live streamed service will be available later on Sunday on our website and Facebook page.

In addition, please check out the Virtual Ministries page to see our virtual options.

Upcoming Events

Sun Mar 7 • 1:00 PM
Be Still & Know Prayer Group

Sun Mar 7 • 4:00 PM

Tue Mar 9 • 9:00 AM
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Wed Mar 10 • 5:30 PM
Table Talk

Wed Mar 10 • 6:45 PM
Mid Week Lenten Service


March 7
February 28
February 21
February 14


Worship with Us

Lent at Cross & Crown

Join us in the holy season of Lent, as we reflect and contemplate our relationship with God and one another. This year we will use the Lenten Devotional, "Awesome Mystery", a free resource made available by Luther Seminary. Download your copy here.

Mid-Week Lenten Worship

Every Wednesday during Lent at 6:45 PM beginning on February 24th.
Meditation, prayer, discussion, and music
Interactive via Zoom

Healing Service - March 31 at 6:45 PM

Our Pastor

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.

Full Menu

Weekday School

If you have children ages 2-5, check out our Cross & 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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