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Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a
Christ-centered family of faith gathered for worship,
spiritual growth, and service to our Lord. We are located in
South Dakota, in the tri-state region of Sioux City, Iowa.
Members also come from the nearby South Dakota communities
of North Sioux City, McCook Lake, Jefferson, and Elk Point,
as well as from Iowa and Nebraska. Holy Cross is a member
congregation of the
Holy Cross is a growing congregation, founded as a new
mission in 1995 as part of the newly established master-planned community of
Dakota Dunes. The initial phase of our building, now the Educational Wing and
Fellowship Hall, was constructed in 1998. Attendance has more than doubled
since 2003, and in 2007 we rejoiced to dedicate a beautiful new
Sanctuary to the glory of God. We pray this
visit to Holy Cross via the Internet is a blessing for you, and invite you to
visit us soon in Dakota Dunes and consider becoming part of the Holy Cross
family of faith. You are always welcome in this house of God.
and Upcoming Events
Pastor Kevin Vogts
In August, 2013, Pastor Kevin Vogts announced that, after more than a
decade of service as pastor of Holy Cross since 2003, he had accepted a
call to serve as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Paola, Kansas. In a
letter to the congregation Pastor Vogts said:
“I want to stress that the Lord Himself directed your pastor
elsewhere. You did not ask your pastor to leave, nor did you do anything
to cause him to leave. Neither did your pastor request this call. This
is the Lord’s will and doing. The Lord Himself directed another call to
your pastor, and He moved your pastor to recognize this call as the will
of God that he should enter a new field of service. We may indeed say
with Job in this situation, ‘The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord’ (Job 1:21). The Dakota Dunes community
and especially the Holy Cross Lutheran Church family will always be very
special to Terese and me and our children, since this is really where
they grew up. My service as your pastor has truly been a great joy for
me, and for my family. You are very kind and loving and simply wonderful
people. Whomever the Lord chooses to direct here as your next pastor is
very blessed indeed!”
Pastor Kevin, Terese, Jacob, Sarah, Anna Vogts
INTERIM PASTOR DURING VACANCY—Pastor Charles Horkey, a retired
LCMS pastor who is a member of Holy Cross, is serving as our vacancy pastor at Holy Cross in the interim while we
are in the process of calling a new full-time pastor.
Pastor Horkey previously served congregations in Nebraska and
Minnesota. He and
his wife Marsha are at home in South Sioux City.
Pastor Horkey will be utilizing the pastor’s study at Holy Cross.
Feel free to contact him with
any pastoral needs, questions, or concerns. His cell phone is
712-898-4983 and his email is
Because our vacancy pastor is a member of Holy Cross there will be no
change in the schedule of our worship services during the pastoral
2013 Vacation Bible School Success!
Our “Armor of God” themed Vacation Bible School at Holy Cross
from June 3-7 was a great success, with over 50 children from our
congregation and community in attendance. Thank you to all the
“warriors” who helped share Jesus’ love with these children!
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