Welcome to our church web page.

The mission of Holy Cross Lutheran Church is Building Faith in Every Home through Witness, Mercy, and Life Together.

Faith starts when God gives it through Baptism. (If you are interested in Baptism, please ask our Pastor.)

Witness, Mercy, and Life Together describe what a life of faith looks like. So let's look at our Mission statement a little more closely.

Building Faith in Every Home:

Our mission is to equip people for the God-designed life. We know that for people of all ages, Faith is built through an encounter with God's Word. We also know that God has appointed Christian parents to be the primary spiritual influence in their kids' lives, but many parents do not feel capable of nurturing faith in their children.

Of course HCLC is dedicated to doing all we can to "fill in the gaps" as we work with children. Our young-people's ministries are excellent. But we also want to work directly with you as a Dad, Mom, Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle so that the youngest generation has the best chance for growing in faith. In short, home isn't just "where the heart it", it's also "where faith grows."


We talk about the free gift of God's Grace that Jesus gives to the world in his death on the cross and resurrection to life again. "Witness" includes all the ways our conversations point to that good news. To read about all of our Witness ministries, click the Witness icon above.


Christian faith is more than just talk. We are also called to merciful acts of compassion and justice as we engage the world around us. "Mercy" includes everything we do in kindness to others simply because God has filled our hearts with love. To read about all of our Mercy activities, click the Mercy icon above.

Life Together:

Because we are all called to Faith in God specifically through Jesus Christ, we are united together. We are joined like a family under Jesus who is the head of the house. "Life Together" then expresses the fact that this "family of God" does stuff together, sometimes even just for fun! To read about all of our Life Together activities, click the Life Together icon above.

You can read more about our core beliefs by clicking the "What We Believe" page.

If you are planning to visit for the first time, you might want to check out our "What to Expect" page.

For more information about Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Bordentown, NJ, please call 609-298-2880 ext 105 for the church office.

To directly contact Pastor Sparling, email him at pastorsparling@gmail.com, or 608-298-2880 ext 102.

If you need immediate pastoral assistance, call 609-500-5027.

What's Happening

  • Fitness Ministry Open House Join us at the church (280 Crosswicks rd.) between 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday November 7th for free demo workouts ~ Door Prizes ~ refreshments and moreMeet the ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 6:09 AM by Sam Brown
  • Family Christmas Celebration Join us on Saturday, Dec. 3 for an afternoon of a variety of Christmas activities. There will be the opportunity for you to make your own Christmas ornaments, decorate your ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2016, 1:43 PM by Sam Brown
  • Isaiah Project Thank you to everyone who helped out during our recent Isaiah Project. Thank you to the following groups for sponsoring a month in the upcoming season:HCLC GANG – DecemberHCLC ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2016, 1:44 PM by Sam Brown
  • Helping HomeFront Families Celebrate a Traditional Thanksgiving Together! Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. Each year, HCLC and Preschool work together to provide Thanksgiving baskets filled with traditional Thanksgiving favorites to homeless families ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2016, 5:00 AM by Sam Brown
  • HCLC Youth Group GANG 2.0 As you know, HCLC’s youth group has gone through a restructure. This season our youth group will be called GANG 2.0, which will encompass all youth in 4 ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 6:10 AM by Sam Brown
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Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Pre-School is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. We are located at 280 Crosswicks Road in Bordentown, NJ, 08505.