Help Hub

Holy Cross donates $2500.00 a year to the Help Hub in Wilmington. The Help Hub is “a collaborative Outreach Program providing short-term or emergency aid to individuals and families in need, and/or guidance to connect them to additional resources.” It is part of the Harrelson Center at 20 North 4th Street, and client assistance is supported by the Center, area churches, organizations, and individuals.  As part of the Harrelson Center they are in the unique position to link their clients with ot…

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Habitat for Humanity Ecumenical Build 2018

The Habitat for Humanity Ecumenical Build got underway Saturday, February 17th; after a brief groundbreaking ceremony, volunteers from the six sponsor churches and future homeowner Kwanishia Nelson with family & friends came together to dig the foundation for the new home.  There will be a brief break while the foundation block work is completed, then construction resumes with the floor system.  Holy Cross’s volunteer days for March will be Saturday, March 10th & 24th.  The scheduled tas…

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Federal Point Food Needs for March 2018

Here are the needs of the Help Center for March: March 4:  Peanut Butter March 11:  Pasta Sauce March 18:  Two-pound bags of rice March 25:  Canned fruit  Any other canned or packaged food items or toiletries are gratefully accepted. May the Light of Christ shine on everyone at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Anne Hope & Tim Marvin 458-4057

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Meeting Our Neighbor

 “Jesus is the incarnation of God’s love, which makes it all the more demanding (if frightening) to realize that for some people, we are the only Jesus they will ever meet.” – P.C. Ennis In a sermon a few weeks ago I spoke to the need for all of us to “get proximate to suffering.” As a predominantly middle or upper class, white, financially comfortable community, we often have a choice – by virtue of where we live and who we interact with – not to see those who are hurting and suffering right h…

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Lenten Message

We offer You our failures, we offer You attempts; The gifts not fully given, the dreams not fully dreamt. Give our stumblings direction, give our visions wider view, An offering of ashes, An offering to You. These lines, from one of my favorite hymns, Ashes, is a lovely way to think of the season of Lent, which is fast approaching. Lent has traditionally been observed as "a season of penitence and fasting" in preparation for the Paschal feast, or Pascha (the mystery of Christ’s death and resur…

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