Adult Education and Formation

  Adult Education and Formation Coming Soon TELLING OUR STORIES We want to hear your story.  Watch for more information.   Parish Education and Formation I like to say that for Christians, Education is everything that happens above our necks, while Formation has to do with everything below! They cannot be separated, of course; for example, when I understand myself or something else differently, it is of no consequence if I don't act any differently.  Episcopal beliefs have to do not mere…

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Silent Gifts Kick-Off

  Silent Gifts at Holy Cross Kick- Off On Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 PM, Holy Cross parishioners gathered in the church parking lot to participate in a short Compline service via FM radio transmission. Jonathan Graves led the custom Compline service while church music leader Ethan Roeben and his wife Kaylee led the in-car attendees in live, sing-along music to invigorate the gathering. The meeting served as a kickoff for the month-long program of Silent Gifts, one where those taking part are p…

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Outdoor Worship Announcement

  During the pandemic, worship across the world has taken on different forms. Holy Cross Episcopal Church adjusted quickly by offering an online Morning Prayer service. After studying the results of a parish survey that went out in June, it is apparent that approximately 50 percent of the congregation is interested in some form of in-person worship.  The vestry took this information and established a committee, led by John Weisz, to determine the most feasible option for a shared in-person wor…

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From the Back Porch (1)

I like to garden. It seems an appropriate avocation for a priest; after all, theologically speaking, life began in a garden (Gen. 2). Isaiah speaks of God’s peoples at the coming of the messiah as the harvest of a now-full-blooming “shoot that I planted” (Is. 60:21). Jesus himself spoke of the Lilies of the field, clothed in a glory greater than even King Solomon (Matt. 6:28). Thus, this season after Pentecost is celebrated as a season of growth, flowering and, ultimately, harvest. We should no…

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Silent Gifts

‘What goes around comes around’ is a familiar sound bite for those of us of a certain age. I’m one of those ‘of a certain age’ as are many I love and many that I have served as both PE teacher and coach, Professor and Priest. What a ride I have had, a roller coaster life of disappointments and accomplishments at best. At this place in my life, it is the ways in which I’ve been in that sacred place of ‘mediating’ love and healing that I would wish to be remembered in my last days. While serving …

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