Dancing Together

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! I am so excited to join all of you as your first full-time priest in charge! I know this is a time of change, excitement, and maybe a touch of anxiety, so let me take this opportunity to share with you an analogy I used with the Vestry when we met in March. For many years, I have been involved in swing dancing. Anytime God calls a new priest to a church, the new relationship operates very much as a dance. There is a lead (the …

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Federal Point Needs for August 2017

The needs of the Help Center for August 2017 include:
August 6........Jelly.
August 13......Soup.
August 20......Peanut Butter.
August 27......Canned beans, pinto, great northern, black eyed peas, etc.
Any other canned or packaged food items or toiletries are deeply appreciated.

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The Way of St. James

Amy and Dan Morton, members of Holy Cross since 2010, recently experienced a once in a lifetime adventure. They hiked the El Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St. James. Their journey began on May 1 in southern France and within a day Dan and Amy had crossed into Spain. After one week Dan had to return home.However, Amy remained for 31 days and managed to walk about 500 miles (about 16 miles per day) before she reached the city of Santiago de Compostela. Amy in the last several years …

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Welcome to Your Holy Cross Family, Chana and TJ!

As June begins, we are thanking Jerry and Joy for their years of dedication to Holy Cross and its people - and at the same time, we have lots of folks who are working on "rolling out the red carpet" for Chana and TJ Tetzlaff, as they prepare to join us in July.              As we begin this new journey together, I continue to think about the proverbial "leap of faith" that you hear about when you are ready to make a big decision, to make a big change.  So Holy Cross in 2016 took steps that amou…

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Father Jerry...Ministering to Others with Joy!

I don't know about you, but whenever I think about Father Jerry, I see his big smile and hear his infectious laugh which punctuates his homilies.  It's not an accident that Jerry married Joy - he exudes joy in every conversation with everyone he meets, and Joy does as well!  What a wonderful gift that they found each other 43 years ago, and that they have ministered to all of us at Holy Cross for over 5 years.             Jerry has cared for us in so many ways:  He has preached and enlightened …

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Update from ERD

April 25th was World Malaria Day.  Since 2006, ERD’s NetsforLife® program has been effectively reducing malaria contraction and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.  Here are the program results from 17 countries through the region from 2006-2015: Distributed 22,025,978 Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs). Reached 41,726,540 people with malaria education. Trained 111,000 volunteers and government health workers. Saved the lives of 112,235 children under 5. Influenced net distribution policy i…

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