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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 Dakota Dunes, 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 Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
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.

News and Upcoming Events

Pastor Kevin Vogts
Accepts Call

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 minnchuck@gmail.com.

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 vacancy.

  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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