Way of Love’s seven practices inspire variety of Advent resources for Episcopalians

Episcopalians have spent the past five months taking up the Way of Love’s seven practices, with help from a wide range of liturgical and devotional tools from all corners of the Episcopal Church, and the church is encouraging all to make a special effort to embrace this rule of life during Advent. The church has released Journeying the Way of Love, featuring both a four-week Advent curriculum and an Advent calendar. Both are tied to the readings and themes from the first two chapters of the G…

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Sr. Warden Update 2/3/2019

February 2019 Greetings from you Sr. Warden: It was with humility, and more than a bit of trepidation, that I accepted this position in January. I ask now for your support and prayers to help me do the very best I can. As part of my new position, I’m going to try to share with you on a monthly basis a little of what is going on at Holy Cross. To begin with, we have taken a huge step forward in bringing Chana to us as our Priest in Charge. Having someone in this position is a very new experien…

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Trinity Center Retreat

Advent is a time of reflection and contemplation. What is it God desires for me? How do I know? Well, you are in luck. On January 5th the Commission on Ministry is offering a one day retreat at Trinity Center to PAUSE. This day is to provide time to journey inward in order to more fully and authentically move forward in aligning our purpose with God’s. The presenters will be Jay Sidebotham, Lisa Richey, Cortney Dale, and Richard Elliot. There will also be time for you to meet with one of us pri…

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Angel Tree Ministry

A great big THANK YOU for your participation in the Angel Tree Ministry this year.  We will be delivering gifts to 54 children Saturday morning on behalf of their incarcerated parent, serving 33 families.  This year we also reached out to the parent by sending them a Christmas card with a personal note.  This ministry is growing and touching many lives.  Thank you to those who shopped for angel, wrote a card for the parent, helped with the deliveries, and prayed for the incarcerated parent and t…

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GREENING OF THE CHURCH

We will "green" the church following the 10:15 service on Dec. 23.  Please bring evergreen cuttings to arrange in the Sanctuary windows, at the altar, the Advent wreath, and around the church.  Please DO NOT BRING PINE  as we have members allergic to pine pollen.  You may also bring poinsettias and list the names of those persons you are homoring on the flower signup sheet on the table in the Gathering Room.

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