Welcome to Lutheran Church of the Cross Christian church, preschool & K-8 school

Laguna Woods

Lutheran Church of the Cross & Preschool
24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, California 92637

(949) 837-4673

This site will no longer updated. Please go to the new and improved website at http://www.lcotc.org/.

Aliso Viejo

Lutheran Church of the Cross &

Aliso Viejo Christian School - K-8th grades
1 Orion, Aliso Viejo, California 92656 (949) 389-0300

We had a wonderful and blessed VBS. Please check back with us for next year. 

Contact Miss Bekah @ (949) 228-4976 or bekah@lcotc.org


Lutheran Church of the Cross &
Christian Preschool
(949) 837-4673, fax 829-0215
24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

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Lutheran Church of the Cross &
Aliso Viejo Christian School K-8
(949) 389-0300, fax (949) 389-0383
1 Orion, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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Laguna Woods (LW) Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8, 9 & 10:30am


Aliso Viejo (AV) Sun. 9:30am


Worship with us this weekend!

Laguna Woods (LW) Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8, 9 and 10:30am
Aliso Viejo (AV) Sun. 9:30 am


Upcoming & Ongoing Events:


Work Day
Saturday, January 12, 8am-12 noon at both campuses. Middle school students earn community service hours.

AVCS Open House
Sunday, January 13, 2pm - 4pm. Meet our faculty, administrators, and parents to learn about Aliso Viejo Christian School's programs and student life. Tour the classrooms, library, and athletic and performing arts facilities. Tell your friends and neighbors!

Men's Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, January 19, 8am. For more information, contact Ken Whitney.

Date Nite
Saturday, January 19, 6:30pm. Click HERE to print a registration form. Please register by Friday, January 18. Contact Bekah Bay for more information,

New Member Class
Sunday, January 20, 3pm at LCC/LW. Contact Pastor Leland, or Pastor John if you have any questions.

Prayer for Healing
Sunday, January 20, 5pm at LCC/LW.

Dinner and Movie Night
Saturday, January 26, Come see "Amazing Grace". Dinner at 6pm, movie at 7pm. Free childcare is available, contact Bekah Bay, to register your child.

Amazing Grace movie trailer
Preschool Registration
January 30, for returning families; February 4, for church families new to the preschool. Contact Tonya Theveny, Preschool Director, or call the preschool office, 581-8115, for more information.

Bible Studies
Bible studies resume starting Tuesday, January 8th, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th.

We have three new Bible studies starting in January!

  1. A Certain Future! A short four week study in eschatology (from the Greek words for "study of" and "end times"). The promise that Jesus will return is a reason for hope, anticipation, and expectation as we look into God's Word. Join us as we explore these and many other exciting questions regarding the return of Christ. (LW-Sun., Tues., Wed.) (AV-Sun.) Click HERE to print the Bible study guide.
  2. Alpha! A ten week study to explore the meaning of life. At AV, Wednesdays, 6:15pm.
  3. Galatians, taught by Steve Turnbull, Ph.D., former intern of Lutheran Church of the Cross, Thursdays, 6:30pm at LW.

Wednesday Night Ministries
Resume January 9 at both campuses. Check January bulletin and newsletter calendar for details.

New Kid's Church/Nursery
Saturday, 5pm in the Kid's Hub at Laguna Woods and Sunday, 5pm in the Ark Room at Aliso Viejo. For infants through 4th Grade. Contact Bekah Bay for more information.

Sleeping Bag Collection
Pastor Ray (Beneath His Wings) had a discussion with a Santa Ana School Board member who revealed that a recent survey among some Santa Ana school children showed that the reason the children are falling asleep in class is because they are not able to get a good night's rest. It was discovered that many children are sleeping on the floor with no bedding. If you have sleeping bags that you are no longer using, please consider donating them to the church to pass along to these needy children, or, new sleeping bags can be purchased at Walmart or Target for approximately $15.00. Sleeping bags can be brought to the LCC/LW office. Thank you to those who have brought in bags already.

If you have provided us with an email address, you will not receive a church newsletter in the mail, (with the exception of special issues mailed to all once or twice a year). Click HERE to view the current newsletter and click HERE to view the current calendar (which is updated continuously, meaning anytime you click on the link in your LCC Weekly E-News, you are accessing our most current calendar). The newsletter and calendar can also be accessed using the link in the "In This Issue" section.

AVCS GALA SPONSORS - Our Super Heroes!
Sponsors are the cornerstone to the success of any huge event! We want our sponsors to be well rewarded for their support. Any business (yours or a friend's) that sponsors the Gala this month will receive 4 MONTHS of pre- and post-event promotions!! Plus it's tax deductible! So Book Now!! Our "Pathway to Promises" Spring Gala will be on March 16, 2013, 5:00-10:00pm.
Contact Chrislynn.VanSkiver@ourclub.com or
949-903-6070 for details.

LW Chancel Choir
Practices every Wednesday at 7pm at LCC/LW. Contact Pauline Lamoureux for more information,

Bell Choir
JuBellation practices every Thursday from 4:30-6pm at LCC/LW. Contact Marcia Lantz

Kids4Jesus Choir
Practices on Sunday,12pm at LCC/LW. If your child would like to be in the choir, please contact Bekah Bay

AV Praise Choir
Practices every Tuesday from 6:30-8pm at LCC/AV. If you are interested in joining either the bell or AV praise choir, please contact Marcia Lantz

Christian Church, Christian Preschool, & Christian K-8 School in Orange County, CA

The Christian churches, preschool and K-8 school of Lutheran Church of the Cross and Aliso Viejo Church of the Cross serve the communities of Aliso Viejo (AV), Laguna Woods (LW), Laguna Hills (LH), Lake Forest (LF), Laguna Beach (LB), Laguna Niguel (LN), Irvine, East Irvine, Tustin, Tustin Ranch, Newport Beach (NB), Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo (MV), Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM), Coto De Caza, Dove Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, San Joaquin Hills, San Juan Capistrano (SJC), Capistrano Beach, Dana Point (DP), San Clemente (SC), and the Surrounding Areas of beautiful South Orange County (OC), California.