Outdoor Worship Announcement

  During the pandemic, worship across the world has taken on different forms. Holy Cross Episcopal Church adjusted quickly by offering an online Morning Prayer service. After studying the results of a parish survey that went out in June, it is apparent that approximately 50 percent of the congregation is interested in some form of in-person worship.  The vestry took this information and established a committee, led by John Weisz, to determine the most feasible option for a shared in-person wor…

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Silent Gifts

‘What goes around comes around’ is a familiar sound bite for those of us of a certain age. I’m one of those ‘of a certain age’ as are many I love and many that I have served as both PE teacher and coach, Professor and Priest. What a ride I have had, a roller coaster life of disappointments and accomplishments at best. At this place in my life, it is the ways in which I’ve been in that sacred place of ‘mediating’ love and healing that I would wish to be remembered in my last days. While serving …

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Prayer for Racial Justice

Prayers For Racial Justice "How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; Lest my enemies say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me to rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation." Psalm 13   Almighty God, our Creator, the Everlasting God, the Source of Life, Light, Goodness, and Truth in this universe, we turn our hearts and minds tow…

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Justice (Part Two)

Justice(Part Two) Greetings again and obviously, I’m still wrapped up in the “Justice of these times” together. I’ve been challenging myself this last week with one particular question: Praying shaping believing In other words does our repeated praying about justice really shape what we, as Episcopalians believe about justice? Or are we really far more like the rest of the world around us on the subject of justice—as likely to have our understanding of justice shaped by the news, the attitude…

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Will You Strive for Justice?

“Will you strive for Justice & Peace Among All People’s and Respect the Dignity of Every Human Being?” At our Baptism all who gather are asked by the priest – and again by our bishop at confirmation, as well as at each Easter Vigil the question stated above. Our common response is “I will with God’s help.” Increasingly these days during morning and evening prayers and soul-searching this vow is a piercing question. And one of the reasons I think this question is hounding me like the dogs of…

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