A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Skirving 2021

April 23, 2021    To the people of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, Greetings in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ! Yesterday morning, it being Earth Day, my morning contemplation focused on the beauty of God’s creation and I found myself drawn to the following prayer:  Almighty and everlasting God, you made the universe with all its marvelous order, its atoms, worlds, and galaxies, and the infinite complexity of living creatures: Grant that, as we probe the mysteries of your cre…

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Food Bank Volunteer Information

Holy Cross will have a Food Bank volunteer day on Friday, May 28th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Plans are to have a volunteer day on the last Friday of each month with the exception of months that have 5 Fridays (Food Bank is closed on that day); we will switch to another day for those months.  Below is information from Alice Hudson, Volunteer Coordinator for the May date, her contact information follows if you have problems registering.  For the foreseeable future, the number of volunteers is limited t…

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SACRED GROUND

  SACRED GROUND   “Sacred Ground is a film-based, readings-based dialogue series on race. It is grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect w…

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Children’s Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School is back!Hello and welcome back to all families! It was wonderful to see so many ofour children at the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Beginning thiscoming Sunday, April 11 we will have planned activities for children(ages 4 - fifth grade) during the beginning of the worship service. We willbe using St. Francis Way and listening to Bible Stories, praying, singing,and having some time to play together. Children will join their families forthe Eucharist. Please dress your…

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La Iglesia de la Familia Sagrada

For the past number of years, Holy Cross has supported the migrant farmworkers at La Iglesia de la Familia Sagrada by providing Easter baskets containing age-appropriate items and goodies for their children. Due to the Coronavirus, there cannot be a large gathering of children this year, and there is not a safe way to distribute baskets and eggs. It is hoped that this service can be resumed in 2022.   The basket collection and delivery effort continue to be coordinated by Mary Gaylord, Church …

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