St. Francis Way

Saint Francis Way Update

The Saint Francis Way is a nature trail located on the property of Holy Cross.  In 2019 a committee was assembled to see how we could best improve the nature trail.  Shortly after we had several work days to finish clearing the path.  We installed entrance arbors and a Saint Francis statue,  hung prayer signs designed by our children, constructed a sandbox, tree-house and slackline, had a blessing and grand opening, and hosted our first highly successful play-date!  We couldn't have done this wo…

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The Rev. Dr. Nancy Jose

Holy Cross Welcomes Interim Rector Rev. Dr. Nancy Lee Jose

Holy Cross is thrilled to welcome the Rev. Dr. Nancy Lee Jose, to serve as our Interim Rector to help us prepare to hire our next permanent Rector later in 2020. Nancy is a native of Washington, DC, and a proud cradle Episcopalian. Prior to her ordination Nancy earned a Ph.D. in Health Sciences and ended her academic career serving as Professor and Department Chair in Health Sciences at Baylor University. Her husband Wayne is a lay theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer scholar, and developer of adult…

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Healing the Divide

Dear Friends, This summer I learned that when we say, “And it just so happened,” that’s a pretty good indication that God was in the midst of it. As you read through this lengthy epistle about St. Francis Way (SFW) and friends, I hope you see all of the connections and developments that “just so happened.” Recently Holy Cross opened SFW to our Muslim neighbors. It was a cold Saturday morning when 27 women and children from the mosque right down the road came to romp in the woods, climb trees, …

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Episcopal Peace Fellowship

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship Calls for Fasting and Prayer for Peace with Iran

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship calls on Episcopalians and all people of goodwill to join together for a week of fasting and prayer for peace with Iran. The fast will begin on the Feast of the Epiphany (tomorrow - January 6, 2020) and will end on the First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ (January 12, 2020.) As we once more receive the Prince of Peace into our lives this Christmas and renew our own baptismal commitments to respect the dignity of all persons, let us …

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Why We Feel Gratitude

Why We Feel Gratitude First and foremost, we are thankful for God’s love, and we recognize that gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. Stopping each day to give thanks is part of our daily routine in prayer. So much depends on giving thanks for every part of our lives. Without gratitude, we are empty shells that merely exist. Sometimes our gratitude reveals itself in small ways from smiling upon first waking up in the morning to admiring a butterfly that has landed on a blooming flowe…

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Summer Sunday School

Summer Sunday School Parent Information Each Sunday this summer we will have a special Sunday School program for our children in who are rising K-5th grade. We will be learning about the wonders of God’s creation with a focus on water. Weather permitting we will be spending part of each program outside in the woods (aka St. Francis Way). To help your child be a full participant, please remember to: dress your child for active and possibly messy play outdoors. apply bug spray and sunscreen.…

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