Welcome to our church web page.

If you want to visit us in person, we worship at 10:00am every Sunday morning with Coffee Fellowship following. Our "Children's Church" for kids up to about 3rd grade runs concurrently with worship .

Now, more about who we are...

Our mission is Building Faith in Every Home through Witness, Mercy, and Life Together.

By "Faith", we specifically mean what the Bible describes as, "Saved by grace through faith in Jesus".

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 equipped for nurturing faith in their children. This is what motivates us. We are families on a mission that begins at home. As we share our experiences with one another, we all become better equipped to be Godly families.

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."

To learn more about our home-centered discipleship series, click here.


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@hclconline.orgclconline.org, or 608-298-2880 ext 102.

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

What's Happening

  • A Better Way Inc. The mission at A Better Way Inc. is to help those re-entering society, at-risk youth and their families to find A Better Way to live. We better our ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2017, 8:54 AM by Sam Brown
  • Summer VBS Believe it or not, but Allie Cardone has already begun planning for our Summer VBS, which will be held July 24th - 28th. The theme this year is Maker ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2017, 8:52 AM by Sam Brown
  • Annual Hosting of our Friends at Homefront As many of you know, HCLC has been hosting a fun-filled day for the children at HomeFront for several years now. This year it will be held on a ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2017, 3:12 PM by Sam Brown
  • Reformation 500th Anniversary Join us for a 1-night only viewing of Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World, the rousing adventure story of Martin Luther's life, following his bold quest ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 2:17 PM by Sam Brown
  • Isaiah Project The Isaiah Project is one of HCLC’s vision points of local outreach and conducted after service on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Not only does this ministry meet ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 7:33 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.