Outreach Opportunities

Good Shepherd Ministries - Andy and Ada will be in the parking lot at Holy Cross, donning masks and gloves, on Sunday, May 10 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. in order to collect the following items for delivery to Good Shepherd on Monday:   quarters (for washing machines at motels that Good Shepherd Ministries uses for housing); please bag them eight per Ziploc bag  laundry detergent (any kind, any size); men’s underwear-new, size large, any style, boxers or briefs; Sandwiches: they have requeste…

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Updates from our Bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina The Right Reverend Robert S. Skirving, Bishop Friday, April 24, 2020   Dear Friends in Christ, This Sunday, we will be hosting a service of Morning Prayer designed for the whole Diocese to share. Clergy, worship leaders, musicians and tech supporters have been working so hard to prepare online worship opportunities each week, that it seemed right to give them all a Sunday off! Close to thirty members of the Diocese have recorded readings, prayers and m…

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April 21 Update on Rector Search

Dear Parish Family,The junior and senior wardens, along with the treasurer and the rector search committee met online with Bishop Skirving on Thursday, April 16, 2020 to review the search process and to ask questions. The bishop assured all present that there would be ongoing diocesan support for Holy Cross. He then proceeded to give an overview of the steps involved. This included writing a parish search prayer or collect for the discernment ahead. He also emphasized the importance of obtaining…

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Jesus appears to his followers

O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work. (Collect for 3 Easter) The Gospels tell us a curious story about Jesus appearing to his followers after his death. • The disciples had seen Jesus crucified and dead on the cross. They had looked for his body in the tomb, but had been able to gain no solace even in preparing his flesh for the grave.• Then as they w…

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Alleluia. Christ is Risen. by Nancy Lee Jose

Alleluia. Christ is risen.The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. We are Easter-people! • Believers in life, inexhaustible.• Believers in love, unconquerable.• Believers in compassion, as deep as Good Friday.• Believers in Easter-extravagance, bursting the tombs of all powers that would contain it. “Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain,wheat that in dark earth many days has lain;love lives again, that with the dead has been:Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.” As East…

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