Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Worship services have resumed at our normal times with face coverings optional for all. For those who don't yet feel comfortable attending worship services in person we will still post recordings with the links to those services here.

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Welcome! In the name of Jesus, the congregation of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, welcomes all to worship with us. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, is a community of some 350 believers who have life and salvation in Jesus Christ. The ministry of this congregation, through its pastor and people, is dedicated to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The entire life of Holy Cross Church is centered around God's Word and the Holy Sacraments - His means of sharing with us His love and forgiveness. It is, therefore, with a sincere desire of sharing with you the treasures of Jesus Christ that we invite you to worship and have fellowship with us at Holy Cross. For the cross to us is certain salvation!

Sunday Service Times

8:00am  Sunday Worship - First Service 
9:20am  Children / Youth Sunday School
9:20am  Adult Bible Studies 
10:30am     Sunday Worship - Second Service 

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Early Learning Center

Dear Parents and Friends,

Thank you for allowing us to love and care for your children! 

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14. Each and every day that we have had the amazing opportunity and pleasure of being with your children, we all took a concerted effort to let your children know that ‘Jesus loves the little children’ as repeated often in the beloved song that many of us know.

It is with tears and saddened hearts that we share with you that Holy Cross Lutheran Church Early Learning Center will be closing. Due to an on going labor shortage and the continued physical and emotional struggles we all have in dealing with the COVID viruses; we are at a juncture where we are unable to maintain a staff level to continue to love, care and educate your children while additionally maintaining the requirements presented to us with State of Colorado requirements and health mandates.

Our last day of operation will be September 17th, 2021. Holy Cross has faithfully operated this Early Learning Center for over 20 years. Countless numbers of children have passed through our doors and we trust that our love and care for each of these children have forever touched them and their families knowing of the love that our Lord Christ Jesus has for all of them.

We have the following suggestions for day care with other Lutheran churches that will love your children as we have loved your children.

Shepard of the Hills

Early Learning Center


7691 S. University Blvd

Centennial, CO 80122



Ascension Lutheran Church


1701 W Caley Ave

Littleton, CO 80120

Kelly Lafferty: 303-794-4636


Again, thank you for allowing us to care and love your children! God Bless all of you!


Kristen Foss - ELC Director

Mary Schmidt - ELC Director

Robyn Reutz - ELC Board Chairman

Curt Oliver - ELC Board Member


Church Contact Information

Phone:    +1 (303) 683-1300
Hours - Office Mon-Fri,  9am to 1pm
Hours - Pastor Mon-Thu,  8:30am to 12pm

ELC Contact Information

Phone:    +1 (303) 683-1311
Hours:                Mon-Friday,  7am to 6pm

Church & ELC Address

9770 S. Foothills Canyon Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, USA