Reflections from Father Jerry for August

A Blessing

               "Remember to show hospitality. There are some who, by so doing, have entertained angels without knowing it."   Hebrews 13

 Over the past six months, we have been blessed, welcoming Buza and her four wonderful children into our parish family. From the time they landed at ILM, feeling exhausted and apprehensive, until the morning we waited at the Greyhound Bus Terminal, sending them on the long journey to Buza's sister in Utah, they were enveloped in love.

 So many…

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Reflections from Andy Atkinson

I yield my space in this month's newsletter to our Presiding Bishop. As Jesus tells of one commandment for us to follow, Jesus also tells us that "perfect love casts out all fear." Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have written the following letter to the Episcopal Church. June 28, 2016 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: We all k…

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Father Jerry - thoughts on Pentecost

Prayer  for Holy Cross  Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,  When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little,  When we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore.  Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess,  We have lost our thirst for the waters of life;  Having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity;  And in our efforts to build a new earth,  We have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.  …

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Helen Setzer and family

Helen Setzer can't recall the exact date she and her children, Sean and Elijah, starting attending Holy Cross. It was sometime after April 2010 when we moved into our current building.  She had heard about Holy Cross from co-workers and others who were already attending Holy Cross. She has always felt "right at home" here! She especially likes the clergy and the people here. Holy Cross is very nurturing to her children and also genuine in their caring about her family. Helen participates as a Ch…

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Reflection from Father Dick Warner

  Dear Friends, It has been a while since I have had the opportunity of sharing some thoughts with you in this format and I have missed that opportunity.  As I sit down to write this note to you we are in the middle of the season of Lent.  As many of you know I am a bit old fashioned when it comes to this season for I truly believe it should be (could be) a season when we spend some time not beating our breasts and saying woe is me, but  a time for us to get in touch with what is really import…

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