Priest's Corner for 1/12/2023

As what is custom in this day and age, those who have put up Christmas decorations have long since taken them down. Since the Christian world entered Epiphany only last Friday, the greening of the church, the twinkling lights, red ribbons. and all the glitter that comes with Christmas has come and gone. Stacy and I took down Christmas too. Well, almost. “Yes, Virginia, the tree did come down.” Yes, the ornaments and other decorations are now tucked in a plastic tub in the garage. But “No, Virgin…

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Good Shepherd Center Update

Beginning Friday, January 27th, Holy Cross volunteers will be assisting in the preparation of the evening meal at GSC; there are enough people signed up for the 27th. However, we are in need of additional people willing to volunteer on the 4th Friday of each month. If enough people sign up we can have several teams of 6 people each and you would only serve a couple of times a year. There are two options to serve, first, the GSC Chef will plan & prepare the meal with assistance of the Holy Cr…

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Outreach Focus for January 2023

Join us for our Outreach Breakfast on January 15th to learn more about Team First Book. In 2022, Team First Book has distributed more than 6,000 books to 3,000 children! For the third year, Holy Cross Episcopal Church has adopted K-2 students at M.C. Williams, and thanks to them, nearly 200 children will each receive two new books of their very own. Thank you for your support of this outreach ministry! For more information please visit Team First Book.

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Priest Corner for January 5th, 2023

 From Your Priest’s Corner The Holy Feast of Epiphany is here. What is an epiphany? A sudden awareness of something that comes from somewhere or out of nowhere. Yet like in the scripture the 3 wise men seemingly appeared from nowhere. But is that really the case? Why did they come. Sure, they followed the bright star. Sure, they came bearing gifts. What is the gift of our epiphanies? A sudden awareness of something new but didn’t we already know it on some level. The aha moment that makes sen…

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December 2022: Federal Point Help Center

Federal Point Help Center Ladies and Gentlemen:Thank you for your support of the Help Center Christmas Basket program, which will takeplace on Saturday, 18 December. Christmas food is collected throughout November. asspecified by the Director, Ms. Laurie Taylor, who has sent letters to each church's pastor.Anne Hope MarvinPantry Chairman910 458-4057Federal Point Help Center The Needs of the Help Center for Dec 2022 Include:4 December....Pasta Sauce.11 December...Jelly.18 December...Hot and Col…

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November 24th Priest Corner

As I sit in my office at church, I am reminded by the quiet that I am not alone. In this Holy Silence I hear the voices of children playing in the Sunday schoolclassrooms, deep theological discussions taking place by adults in the larger gathering space, and conversations about youth issues coming from theLibrary/Youth room. I see a congregation sitting in the sanctuary and children giggling on the carpet near God’s Table as they color or play. I am reminded thatone or two (maybe even three) gen…

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