Cross Lutheran Church began in 2015 when Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Sun Prairie, WI merged with Mission Hill Lutheran Church of Waunakee, WI with a plan to birth a new congregation in the Community of Bishops Bay. Beginning with a core group of 35 members, a Saturday evening worship service was held in a local high school auditorium.
In August of 2016 we transitioned from Saturday evening worship in a local auditorium to Sunday morning worship in the Clubhouse building in the Community of Bishops Bay, between the cities of Waunakee and Middleton, WI (just outside of Madison). Not long afterward, we began reaching out to the surrounding community through our children and family ministries.
It is our desire to see our city, region and beyond impacted by the Good News of Jesus. To that end we are engaged in efforts to build our own facility in 2019-2020 which will house an Early Childhood Learning Center and eventually expand to a full 4K-8th grade Lutheran day school. Cross Lutheran is affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, a mainline Protestant denomination.