Habitat for Humanity - Ecumenical Build Update

On Saturday, June 20, several volunteers from Holy Cross and Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church, Wrightsville Beach, came together to raise the walls for Terry & Lilliana Blake’s Habitat home at 1106 North Eighth St.  At the end of the day, the house was beginning to take shape with several people commenting on how much was accomplished in such a short period of time!  Holy Cross will serve lunch to the volunteers on July 11 and our final workday will be July 18 installing vi…

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Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her home.

Reflection on Luke 10:38-42

As they went on their way, Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her home. She had a sister named Mary who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving;she went to him and said," Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her to help me." But the Lord answered her, " Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, wh…

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Habitat home is underway!

Terry & Lilliana Blake’s Habitat home is underway!  On Saturday, May 30, Terry and Lilliana, along with volunteers from sponsor churches and other family and friends, came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of their new home at 1106 N. 8th Street  After a brief ceremony, everyone joined in to dig the foundation for their home.   The Blakes wish to thank everyone who is helping them realize the dream of owning their own home. Holy Cross volunteers will help raise the walls on June 20 …

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Godly Music

You can please some of the people, some of the time . . .   OK, I admit it, I am a pleaser. I work hard to make sure the people who I love have what makes them happy. I keep finding out that is a nearly – no, it is an impossible thing to do. While I can love you, I cannot make you happy. Each person has to do that for themself.   Somehow, I was assigned the role of head of the HolyCross Worship Committee. Part of our task is to work with the music director, to select the music for eachSund…

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On Holy Saturday, Andy and I went to the memorial service for The Rev. Jack Ormond at St James Church. It was a wonderful service, a packed house and a beautifully decorated church for Easter Sunday. Jack was much loved in this diocese. Donna and I have known Jack since we came to East Carolina in 1978, a long time. When we moved to Wilmington almost 12 years ago we asked Jack to bless our new home and he did. He was truly a holy man and a godly priest. In his sermon, Fr. Victor Frederiksen said…

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