Growing in Grace Together

Holy Cross is a Missouri Synod Lutheran Christian church located in Los Gatos, California.  We are called to connect people to His Son, Jesus Christ, and to show God's love by caring for each other, our guests and visitors, and our community.  We strive to genuinely welcome, consistently include, and intentionally support you in your faith walk.

Our members are growing to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ with a deep, contagious faith.  We work to equip, encourage, and challenge each other to be His servants to the world.


Come as Visitors, Leave as Friends

We welcome you to join us at any time for worship, Bible study, and any activities that interest you.  If you would like to become a member of Holy Cross, please contact the church office at 408-356-3525.




Update from Pastor Koschmann

                                                                             11/29/20 Update

Dear Friends in Christ,

Advent as we start the new church year begins this Sunday, November 29.  Our Advent/Christmas emphasis will be on the words of the prophet Micah titled, Fierce Judgment: Final Grace. The goal? That we —just like the prophet—will marvel at God’s uniqueness and extravagant mercy in Jesus.  Read more...

Helpers Needed to Decorate for Christmas

Saturday, November 28, 10:00 AM

We will be decorating the outside of the church for Christmas-- the gazebo and around the front walkway, hanging wreaths and garlands, decorating the tree in the narthex and putting our Nativity up on the roof facing the street. Please come by when you are able. Please wear your face masks and we’ll get it all done quickly. It’s fun and it really gets you in the spirit for the Advent of our Lord. Youth are welcome to help! Contact Kathy Spenhoff for more info 408-205-8510 kathy.spenhoff@gmail.com

2020 No One Wants (NOW) Program

The NOW funds will provide support for:

  • Veteran Families - in need at the San Jose Vet Center suffering from PTSD, depression, financial hardship due to unemployment
  • Holy Cross members and Children's Center - families in need
  • Holy Cross Adopt-A-Family - community families know to Holy Cross members in extreme need
  • COME families in need - partnering with First Immanuel  Lutheran in downtown San Jose

The funds collected will go toward the purchasing of Target gift cards for the families we are supporting this year. Due to current COVID restrictions, please mail or bring in your monetary donations.  You may place your NOW donation checks (made out to Holy Cross, memo'd "NOW") in the business administrator's mail box or give it to Andy or Linda.  Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  You may also use Tithely and note it is for Holy Cross NOW program. Deadline for contributions is Sunday, December 6.

Hope Rehabilitation Seniors

We will again provide for 51 seniors who are mentally and physically challenged at Hope Rehabilitation Senior Services with:

  • Flat, square chair pads
  • Socks for 21 men and 30 women
  • Toiletries, tooth brushes and tooth paste
  • Easy puzzles/word searches, coloring books and colored markers
  • Leftover Halloween candy - place in orange tub in the narthex
  • 2021 Calendars


Please place donated items in the tubs located in the church office lobby. Deadline for donations is Sunday, December 6.

Holy Cross Children's Center Has Openings

The Holy Cross Children's Center currently has 3 closed cohorts of children working on online schooling and other activities together. Now that schools have entered Stage 2 we wanted to let you know that we have openings in our 3rd/4th/5th grade cohort and in our 1st/2nd grade cohort. Enrollment information and fee schedules can be found at https://holycrosslosgatos.com/quick_linksEven if you are not interested, please let any friends who may need care know. Holy Cross is hanging in there but these are tough times for us and we want to work wisely in order to be able to continue to serve the community, our dear families, and to be able to take care of our wonderful staff.

Online Worship

Currently, there is no in-person worship or other gatherings being held until county restrictive orders are lifted and it is safe to do so.  We are worshipping online and these services can be viewed on Sundays at 9:30 AM on the Holy Cross Facebook Page and Holy Cross YouTube Channel.  Additionally, the service will be available for viewing on the Holy Cross website at www.holycrosslosgatos.com/sermons by noon the following Monday.

Contact Us

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Children's Center

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • 9-5 pm Mon-Wed
    8-4 pm Thursday
    Closed Fridays