Martha Scholl

Martha Scholl started attending Holy Cross regularly in May 2013. The Wednesday evening service and Father Jerry’s message of love attracted Martha, and the welcoming, casual nature of Holy Cross made it easy for her to keep attending services. Martha is a cradle Episcopalian and had been used to the more formal Episcopal tradition so the contemporary nature of Holy Cross was different to her. However, Martha said, "She has never attended a church with such a loving, caring spirit as Holy Cross.…

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From Ashes to Allelulias

I sat next to Ellen Wells today at the Ash Wednesday service, and we got to the part of the liturgy where you say "Thanks be to God..._____" and then you pause and swallow the "Allelulia" that you find stuck in your throat.  "I'm going to miss those Allelulia's!" Ellen whispered.  I agree...we've begun with the somber reminders of our humanity with dust and ashes, and we're six weeks from the Allelulia of Easter. But the great news is that we know it will come - that Christ lived an amazing life…

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Looking to the Future With Faith and Trust

Dear Friends in Christ, Today while at church in the time between services I found myself in front of the bulletin board depicting our history from 2003 to the present.  I cannot fully express the feelings that poured forth in those moments.  I was blown away by the realization that thanks to the efforts of so many of you   we have come a long, long way.  Think about it -  from a band room, to a cafeteria, to a lobby, to a room dominated by images of fruit, to an initial building... and we cann…

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Episcopal Relief and Development...Lenten Devotions, and Gifts

Lent is a time for reflection and each year Episcopal Relief & Development puts together a wonderful booklet for the season.  The booklets will be available in the gathering room during Lent.  If you would like daily Lenten Meditations sent to your email, you can sign up here: http://episcopalrelief.us14.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=b78ff0ad1edb317537153e4c9&id=a23345ce4d Gifts for Life are available year-round from ERD.  Providing a goat for a family or clean water for a village is a…

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Federal Point March Needs

Here are the March needs for The Federal Point Help Center They are as follows: March  5th..........Cereal March 12th..... ...Soup March 19th.... ....Canned Fruit March 26th.... ....Macaroni & Cheese Any other canned goods are always appreciated. Additionally, the Help Center needs some help unloading food...check out these dates and times to see if you can help! We are in need of help  to unload food that is delivered to The Help Center each Monday morning.We are sending this …

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