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Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School are located at 2670 Milwaukee Street, Madison, WI 53704. View a map and get directions. Phone (608) 249-3101.


Contact our pastors
Our pastors are Pastor Mark Bartels and Pastor Bernt Tweit.
E-mail Pastor Mark Bartels (mbartels@holycrossmadison.org)
E-mail Pastor Bernt Tweit (btweit@holycrossmadison.org)

What we believe
We are in doctrinal fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. For a very detailed examination of what we believe, teach and confess, please view the Book of Concord, which contains the confessional writings that our church and our church body subscribe to unconditionally.

Worship schedule

During the school year, worship services are held on:
      • Sundays at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
      • Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
During the summer, worship services are held on:
      • Sundays at 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m.
      • Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
During worship services, a nursery is available for parents with small children.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School history
In 1926, Holy Cross’s forefathers founded a congregation that stood committed to God’s solid Word. Read more about the people and places that comprise the congregation's rich history.

Church affiliations
Holy Cross Lutheran School
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Bethany Lutheran College
Bethany Lutheran Seminary
Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Links of interest
Evangelical Lutheran Synod blog
Lutheran Sentinel, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod monthly magazine
Evangelical Lutheran Synod video resources
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod daily devotion
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod spiritual help resources

ELS daily devotion