Welcome to Lutheran Church of the Cross

We are a church that is all about three things.
Seeking Jesus
Living Jesus
Sharing Jesus

We feel that life is best lived with a personal relationship with Jesus. What does this mean? Well it simply means that we believe that Jesus is the way to know God and His love. Through reading His word, which is the Bible, and praying to Him is what leads to really knowing Jesus.

We believe that once you begin to know Jesus you will have a purpose in life, and that is serving Jesus. How you do this is unlimited. God promises you that you will live life abundantly. What does this mean? It means to live life full of Joy and Peace through whatever life throws at us. We are blessed with a personal relationship with Jesus and we seek to share this good news with everyone.

If this sounds good to you we invite you to come and join us. We promise it will be a fun and exciting adventure.


Worship Times
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Children's church
at the 10:30 AM services.

What to Expect
We are a diverse group of people. Our campus is based in Laguna Woods we have people of all ages that fellowship here. We feel that this is such a blessing. We have a certain richness that comes from having this age span.

We get together in worship every week. In some of our services we have a traditional service and on Saturday evening we have a contemporary service.

We always have a pot of coffee on and some goodies. We welcome you to stay and visit a while after and enjoy a cup and meet a new friend.

Prayer Request
Maybe you’re not is such a good spot right now and would like to have someone prayer with and for you. Or maybe you would want to talk to a pastor. Just fill out the the request form and we will get back to you quickly. If you need someone immediately just call us at 949-837-4673 and we will get you with the right person to help.

Meet Our Staff


Paul Finley
Senior Pastor


Liz Travieso
Children's Ministry Director
Read Bio

We have two schools

Our Schools

LCC Preschool
Children learn through play. We focus on the spectrum of play from Free Play to Guided Play to Games depending on the individual child’s desires and abilities. Teachers at LCC Preschool support children as active learners. We believe this is the best way for children to learn and grow. This method brings equality to learning for all children. Our Preschool is on campus here at Laguna Woods and accepts children from 2 to 5 years old. 


Aliso Viejo Christian School
An accredited, private, Christian school where our distinction in education is fueled by our faith in Jesus, our dedication to excellence, and our students’ success. Our loving staff is focused on taking the well-rounded student to their highest potential. We value the academic experience alongside vast enrichment opportunities in a small, nurturing, classroom environment. Located at our Aliso Viejo Campus for students JK to 8th grade.