July 21
2 Chronicles 4:1-6:11
Romans 7:1-13
Psalm 17:1-15
Proverbs 19:22-23 

July 22
2 Chronicles 6:12-8:10
Romans 7:14-8:8
Psalm 18:1-15
Proverbs 19:24-25 

July 23
2 Chronicles 8:11-10:19
Romans 8:9-25
Psalm 18:16-36
Proverbs 19:26 

July 24
2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22
Romans 8:26-39
Psalm 18:37-50
Proverbs 19:27-29 

July 25
2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14
Romans 9:1-24
Psalm 19:1-14
Proverbs 20:1 

July 26
2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34
Romans 9:25-10:13
Psalm 20:1-9
Proverbs 20:2-3 

July 27
2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37
Romans 10:14-11:12
Psalm 21:1-13
Proverbs 20:4-6 

July 28
2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
Romans 11:13-36
Psalm 22:1-18
Proverbs 20:7 

July 29
2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28
Romans 12:1-21
Psalm 22:19-31
Proverbs 20:8-10 

July 30
2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27
Romans 13:1-14
Psalm 23:1-6
Proverbs 20:11 

​Pastor's Page


Partnering together as Christ’s Church
I continually seek to remind myself, and others, that Crossroads, like all other Christian faith communities, is not our church.  Rather, Crossroads is part of Christ’s church.  Christ is the leader, the initiator, and the guide of our life together.  Together as the people of God who call Crossroads home, our role is to seek to follow Christ, and to communally act as we believe God would have us act.  We do not follow Christ alone, but rather we follow in partnership with other Christians, both near and far.  What follows are some of the ways that we act in connection with others as God’s people in this place.

An Educational Setting
Last fall Crossroads welcomed Vicar Adam Arends into its midst.  By doing so, Crossroads chose to be an educational setting for the sake of the whole church.  Through this welcoming, we committed to helping form Vicar Adam’s future as a pastor of the church.  As he preaches, teaches, leads worship, visits those in need, and does everything else he is a part of here, he is learning and preparing for his future vocation.  In having Vicar Adam here for these three years, Crossroads is having an incredible impact on the future of the church.  Everywhere that he will serve as a pastor throughout his ministry will be shaped by his time here.  Thank you for partnering with the whole church in this way.

As the ELCA
I believe that Christ calls us to mutually build one another up.  God’s preferred future is for us to be together.  Sometimes important things keep us separated from one another as the body of Christ, but at other times, we really do not have good reasons to stay separated.  Crossroads continues to partner with the over 9300 congregations of the ELCA, the 169 congregations of Upstate New York Synod, and the 41 other congregations of the Niagara Frontier Conference.  We do all sorts of things together that there is no way this, or any other congregation, could do alone.  We support education from preschool through graduate school.  We seek to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God” as we feed, clothe, visit, and care for our neighbors near and far.  Sometimes we forget all of the incredible things that we, as the ELCA, do as part of God’s hands and feet in the world.
Our Particular Partnerships

Crossroads also has more particular partnerships.  We are a host congregation with Family Promise.  From July 14-21, we will once again be hosting families who are transitioning out of homelessness.  We support food pantries, make sandwiches, provide baby clothes through Baby Blessings Basics, care for creation with Buffalo River Keepers, support the Mobil family, and so many other things.  We also have building partners in AA, Al-Anon, Northside Writers, and Garden Nursery School.
This summer we will be partnering with 3 other area Lutheran congregations to offer Impact Day Camps.  For 4 weeks in July, families will be able to send their elementary aged children to a week of positive, caring camp at a minimal cost.  With the help of volunteers (many of you), Crossroads will host July 24-28.
Over the past year we have deepened our relationship with St. Paul’s/Eggertsville.  We shared Lenten and Holy Week worship experiences.  We have worked together on Saturday night worship.  We have mentored at Amherst Middle School together.  The youth from both congregations are now doing youth group together, and beginning in the fall will do confirmation together.  We will have joint worship and a picnic on Sunday, August 20 at Island Park in Williamsville.  I’m excited to see where else this particular partnership may call us.

​By building one another up, supporting and working together, we do so much.  And when we remind ourselves, and the world around us, that God is the one in whose name we do these things, Christ’s church, mission, and name are glorified.  Today I thank God for the church, God’s people, and our universal calling to partnership, and unity.  I hope you will join me.
Grateful for the God’s work in the world,
Pastor Adam 

Read the Bible in a year

July 11
1 Chronicles 11:1-12:18
Acts 28:1-31
Psalm 9:1-12
Proverbs 19:1-3 

July 12
1 Chronicles 12:19-14:17
Romans 1:1-17
Psalm 9:13-20
Proverbs 19:4-5 

July 13
1 Chronicles 15:1-16:36
Romans 1:18-32
Psalm 10:1-15
Proverbs 19:6-7 

July 14
1 Chronicles 16:37-18:17
Romans 2:1-24
Psalm 10:16-18
Proverbs 19:8-9 

July 15
1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30
Romans 2:25-3:8
Psalm 11:1-7
Proverbs 19:10-12 

July 16
1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32
Romans 3:9-31
Psalm 12:1-8
Proverbs 19:13-14 

July 17
1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11
Romans 4:1-12
Psalm 13:1-6
Proverbs 19:15-16 

July 18
1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34
Romans 4:13-5:5
Psalm 14:1-7
Proverbs 19:17 

July 19
1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30
Romans 5:6-21
Psalm 15:1-5
Proverbs 19:18-19 

July 20
2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17
Romans 6:1-23
Psalm 16:1-11
Proverbs 19:20-21 

July 1
2 Kings 18:13-19:37
Acts 21:1-17
Psalm 149:1-9
Proverbs 18:8 

July 2
2 Kings 20:1-22:2
Acts 21:18-36
Psalm 150:1-6
Proverbs 18:9-10 

July 3
2 Kings 22:3-23:30
Acts 21:37-22:16
Psalm 1:1-6
Proverbs 18:11-12 

July 4
2 Kings 23:31-25:30
Acts 22:17-23:10
Psalm 2:1-12
Proverbs 18:13 

July 5
1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17
Acts 23:11-35
Psalm 3:1-8
Proverbs 18:14-15 

July 6
1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4
Acts 24:1-27
Psalm 4:1-8
Proverbs 18:16-18 

July 7
1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17
Acts 25:1-27
Psalm 5:1-12
Proverbs 18:19 

July 8
1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81
Acts 26:1-32
Psalm 6:1-10
Proverbs 18:20-21 

July 9
1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40
Acts 27:1-20
Psalm 7:1-17
Proverbs 18:22 

July 10
1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14
Acts 27:21-44
Psalm 8:1-9
Proverbs 18:23-24