We have resumed in person worship, but our Sunday morning weekly worship is still available streaming online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq1rkXfPHNL8tshEhz7xuvQ.


Welcome to long time Lutherans, Christians from every tradition, and people new to the faith.

Welcome to all who have no church home, want to follow Christ, have doubts, or do not believe.

Welcome to new visitors and old friends.

Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge.

Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers.

This is a place where you are welcome to celebrate and sorrow, rejoice and recover. This is a place where lives are made new.

Followers of Jesus Christ welcome you to come to LCCand "be fed, have faith, be free!" We worship in Finnish, English, and Korean.We pray,worship,read and study the Bible, serve our neighbors,encourage one another in Spiritual growth and try to live a simple, healthy lifestyle. We open our doors to homeless youth, people battling substance abuse, neighbors who are hungry, and the voters in our district. We participate in community organizing with people of many faith traditions to improve education, healthcare and housing, public safety, and immigration policies and practices. We train up leaders in the Lutheran church for ministry and send all out together to love God, love and serve our neighbors. Welcome to LCC!


Contact information:

Lutheran Church of the Cross
1744 University Ave.
Berkeley, California, 94703

Phone: 510.848.1424

Rev. Cary Bass-Deschenes
, Pastor

Dr. Anja-Leena Laitakari-Pyykko, Associate Pastor, Finnish Ministry

Worship times:


  • Sunday Morning Eucharist:  10 am
  • Finnish language Eucharist:  12 noon (ONLINE)


  • Evening Vespers:  5:30 pm  (SUSPENDED)