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Road Construction Tips

These instructions will help you to navigate the road construction that is continuing on McCauley Trail: 

  • Arriving from Valley View: McCauley Trail is currently a one-way street from south to north as it parallels Hwy. 169. Therefore, you can drive to Cross View along this street (but you cannot use it to leave Cross View towards 169).
  • Arriving from Gleason: There is signage on a barricade at the intersection of Gleason and McCauley Trail that says, “Road Closed to Thru Traffic” and “Local Resident Access Only” but you can drive around the barricade and proceed to the church parking lots.
  • Exiting Cross View: Due to the one-way limitations on McCauley Trail toward Valley View, all traffic should exit Cross View to the right (east) toward Gleason.

Please allow extra time to navigate the construction obstacles and to reroute if anything changes.


Summer Schedule

Summer is almost here, and with it will come some slight tweaks to our Sunday morning schedule.

Our worship schedule will continue with a traditional service at 8:15 and a contemporary service at 10:45. Starting June 4, families with children in 6th grade or younger are invited to fellowship time on the playground (or in the gym if it is raining) during the Sunday School hour.

There will be no adult education classes on May 28, July 2, August 13, or September 3. Starting on June 4, there will be a Bible class at 9:30 for adults and youth in 7th grade and higher.


Staying in the Word this Summer

As the summer months fill up with vacations, outdoor activities, and different routines, it can be difficult to stay consistent in our study of God’s Word. Below, you’ll find some suggestions for devotional materials and Bible study tools as you plan for personal and family devotion time with Jesus this summer.

Simple Steps Approach

Of course, you don’t need a digital device or a purchased devotion book to dig into the Word! Here is a suggestion for a simple approach to studying the Bible on your own.

  1. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide your understanding and time of study.
  2. Read a portion of Scripture. This could be a chapter, a paragraph, or even just a verse.
  3. Summarize the reading.
  4. Identify what the passage reveals about God’s nature or attributes.
  5. Consider how the reading comforts or challenges you personally.
  6. Close in prayer. Thank God for His Word and ask Him to continue to shape your heart.

Devotional Tools

Choose from several apps (such as that can be used to create reading plans, study the Bible with friends, receive daily verses, or listen to audio versions of scripture.

  • Looking for a creative way to start faith conversations with your kids? Consider starting a group study with your teens through the YouVersion Bible App or use the Bible App for Kids for family devotions ( or
  • Lutheran Hour Ministries ( has free devotions available on their website or by using their Daily Devotions app. You can also download their free 30 Days of Household Devotions Booklet to use with your family.
  • Using the app WordGo (, you can choose from many different books of the Bible and then determine the pace, length, and depth of study.
  • Access thousands of video-based Bible studies for personal growth or family devotions at RightNow Media. For free access, text CROSSVIEWLC to 41411 or go to
  • Pick up a copy of Portals of Prayer at the Event Registration desk in the lobby. The booklet includes a short daily devotion and a collection of prayers.
  • Stop by the Cross View resource library in the Fireside Room (213) and check out a book to aid in your ­summer study.

As we continue to be shaped by God’s Word, we pray that our congregation would be Equipped to GO with the truth of His Gospel into our circles of influence.

Blessings on your discipleship journey!


Installation of Pastor Reed Lessing

It is with great joy that we will install Pastor Reed Lessing as Cross View’s Associate Pastor and welcome Amy Gundermann as Cross View’s Director of Christian Outreach-Adult Education & Contemporary Music next Sunday, June 4, at the 8:15 AM service. A reception will take place at Café Cross View from 9:30 to 10:00. If you are able, please bring a card for Pastor Reed and Amy that communicates your thankfulness to God for their ministry among us. Following the reception, Pastor Reed will teach his class on Ezekiel in the fellowship hall from 10:00 to 10:30.


Welcome Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing as Associate Pastor

On February 22, Ash Wednesday, Cross View welcomed Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing as he officially began his ministry among us as a part-time associate pastor. That said, Dr. Lessing is no stranger to Cross View; he has led sessions of our Community Light School of Discipleship. Dr. Lessing’s work among us begins as he leads our Wednesday evening Lenten services with a series he published entitled Witnesses to Christ: People from His Passion.

Dr. Lessing’s position was established as a part of the restructuring of Cross View’s associate pastor position. Generally speaking, Dr. Lessing will cover the preaching and teaching components of the former associate pastor position while Amy Gundermann covers the outreach and Christian education components of the position. The associate pastor call committee, in partnership with the church council, is currently moving forward with necessary steps toward recommending that the congregation extend a call to Dr. Lessing as Cross View’s associate pastor.

Dr. Lessing is a Professor of Theology and Ministry at Concordia University in Saint Paul and the Director of the Center for Biblical Studies. He served for over twenty years in parish ministry. He also served fourteen years as a professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He is the author of five commentaries in the Concordia Commentary Series: Isaiah 40–55, Isaiah 56–66, Amos, Jonah, and Zechariah. He has written three additional books on the Old Testament, including Deliver Us: God’s Rescue Story in Exodus (CPH, 2022) and Overcoming Life’s Sorrows: Studies in the Book of Jeremiah (CPH, 2021). Reed has also written sermon series, Bible studies, and devotional booklets for Concordia Publishing House, Concordia Seminary, and Creative Communications for the Parish. We will use his devotional booklet entitled Witnesses to Christ during the season of Lent. Copies are available at the Event Registration desk. 

Dr. Lessing is a loving father and a proud grandfather. In addition to visiting his children and grandchildren, he loves to ride his bicycle. He is an avid cyclist! You might see him “flying” down the streets of Saint Paul. He also loves to run and even regularly attends a yoga class! But more than anything, Dr. Lessing loves the Lord and loves to spend time in God’s Word, sharing that Word with others. You won’t want to miss his sermons and Bible studies!  

We are extremely blessed to welcome Dr. Lessing to the Cross View family and as a part of our ministry staff. Please make sure to give him a warm Cross View welcome as he begins his ministry among us!

Children's Ministry Mission Festival

On January 22, our Sunday School hour was devoted to exploring the importance of sharing faith with others in our community and around the world. Here's a quick look back at some of what the children experienced!


Sunday Worship

Cross View offers onsite worship each Sunday morning. Traditional worship is offered in the sanctuary at 8:15 AM, and contemporary worship is offered in the Great Commission Room at 10:45 AM. Communion is offered in services on the second and fourth Sundays. We also offer live streams of Sunday services and Bible study. 

Spend the Day with Jesus

As part of our Children's Christmas Celebration in December, the children of Cross View were asked what they would do with Jesus if they could spend a day with him and what they would give him as a birthday gift. Here are their thoughtful, funny, and touching responses.


Community Light School of Discipleship

Community Light LogoCommunity Light School of Discipleship (CLSD) is a Bible study designed to help each of us to grow as disciples to make disciples.  This free series equips participants with the resources to “go” and make disciples wherever God has planted them. CLSD is available to Cross View members and the community at large; small groups, friends, neighbors, families, and other congregations can join us onsite, online, or on-demand. Three nine-week sessions start in September and run through April. For additional details and registration, go to

Pastor Steve Wheeler Interviewed on KFUO

Last month, our own Pastor Steve Wheeler was the guest on the KFUO radio program “Thy Strong Word.” Rev. Brady Finnern interviewed him verse by verse on Matthew 21:1-17 (the Palm Sunday text). With Palm Sunday only a few days away, this would be a great time to listen to the program if you haven't already done so. Click here to hear what Pastor Steve had to say!

KFUO Radio, a media ministry extension of LCMS congregations, shares Christ for you anytime, anywhere on via worship services, Bible and theology studies, practical talk programs, and sacred music.