Mission & Vision Statements

The Episcopal
of the
Holy Cross
is a multi-national,
grounded in tradition,
blended with
contemporary style,
working to restore all
people to unity with 
God and each other
in Christ.
We joyfully give of our
time, talent and 
resources, committing our
lives to God’s service,
through individual and 
collective actions,
in the community and
the world, seeking and 
serving those in need 
and sharing with them
the gospel of Christ.
2005 S Columbia Place
Decatur, Georgia 30032
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Parish Notices


WE WELCOME all of our visitors! We are glad you are here worshiping with us. This week, we also welcome Nelly Wamaitha, Guest Preacher; Joseph Cirou, Supply Organist; Priscilla Tennant, Guest Soloist; and Paul Miller, Guest Musician.

WEBSITE UPDATE REMINDER FOR MINISTRY LEADERS—All ministry leaders, please review the description of your organization on the Holy Cross website, and update it as appropriate. Please send your updated write-up to Andrea Pinder-Jack.

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION—There is a new link on the Holy Cross website for all of us to update our contact information. This is another way to ensure that you are on the Phone Tree List and in the church's list of members. Visit holy-cross.org/update-info, see the link beneath the worship schedule to the left, or click here, and fill out the provided form.



Sun., Mar. 18th         Luke 18:18-43
Mon., Mar. 19th         Luke 19:1-27
Tue., Mar. 20th         Luke 19:28-48
Wed., Mar. 21st
        Luke 20:1-47
Thu., Mar. 22nd
        Luke 21:1-38
Fri., Mar. 23rd
        Luke 22:1-23
Sat., Mar. 24th
        Luke 22:24-46



STATIONS OF THE CROSSEvery Friday in Lent we provide a lay ministry-led service at 7PM here at Holy Cross. We invite you to attend and relive the account of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. This service is open to all.

—HOLY CROSS MEN'S CLUB (HCMC)Men's Day will be March 18; and HCMC will sponsor Coffee Hour on March 18 following the 11AM service. Please come and bring your friends.

BIRTHDAY COFFEE HOURS—On Sunday, March 18, we will celebrate March birthdays; and on April 15 we will celebrate April birthdays. Please stay after church and socialize with your fellow parishioners. Bring a dish to share.

—CHRISTIAN EDUCATION EASTER EGG HUNT—Christian Education will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 and the Easter Event on April 1. Please donate candy and small toys (to fit in gift bags) no later than March 30, and hardboiled eggs between March 28–30. Place your donations in the container in the Narthex. Contact Michelle Ware for details.

—PASSION/PALM SUNDAY—This will be a joint service at 10AM on March 25.

—HAGAR'S HOUSE VOLUNTEERS—Teams of 4–6 persons are needed to provide dinner from April 16 to 21. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. You may form your own team or join another team. Contact Paula Krueger for details.

—THE ORDER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING (DOK)—Admission classes are postponed until October.

—FOOD PANTRY—Please donate hams for Easter. Contact Jennifer Friday for details.



MARCH VESTRY MEETING—The next Vestry Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the E&A Building. The congregation is welcome to attend.

YEAR END STATEMENTS—Please note that 2017 Year End Statements and Offertory Envelopes are now available in the Narthex.

EASTER LILIES—Please request your Easter Lilies in Thanksgiving or in Memory of a Loved One using the inserts in the bulletin for March 18. Deadline date: March 25.

REPLACING THE STOVE—Several members of the congregation were motivated to begin soliciting donations to replace the stove in the kitchen, and so far they have raised $4275 towards an estimated cost of $6000 for the stove and hood. The Vestry supports this initiative and donations of any amount are appreciated. Thanks to all involved, and the Vestry appreciates the enthusiasm.

OUR COMMITMENT—The vestry is committed to the Holy Cross Vision and Mission as well as full transparency to the congregation (i.e. out members, the Diocese of Atlanta and the community at large). We will continue to provide periodic updates for better communication and enhanced engagement.



THANNK YOUA heartfelt thank you to those who worked on the Royall Hall Kitchen & Pantry Cleanup this past Thursday.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE COMMITTEEMembers are asked to send Easter Greetings to your respective care member. Contact Cecily if more information is needed.

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS—This special series of readings continues every Wednesday through Lent at 7PM. The Bible Study group invites you to join them in reading and discussing the New Testament Book of Luke. For details, contact Michelle Ware or Roland Wallace.

NURSERY—care by trained staff is available for children (infants to 5 years old) beginning 10:45 AM to the end of the 11 AM service every Sunday in the Pre-K Classroom, adjacent to the Narthex.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASS—(Adult Education, Confirmation and Sunday School classes) will be held Sundays at 9:30AM in the first classroom adjacent to the nursery.

LET'S GET PHYSICAL!!—Holy Cross supports your 2018 health and fitness goals. The Zumba Group meets every Monday at 7PM, in Royall Hall; contact Eunice Warren for details. There will be no Zumba classes on March 19; classes resume on Monday, March 26 in Royall Hall.

Also, a Stone Mountain (walk, run, hike) group meets every Saturday at 9AM; contact Dennis Austin for details.

—Thank you for wearing your Holy Cross Name Tag. Anyone wishing to purchase a permanent name tag, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Contact Melissa Bevans if you have questions.


A Prayer for our parish

O God, sustain us, your disciples at Holy Cross, as we face new tasks, in the challenges of a demanding and complicated world. By your Holy Spirit, bless us with sound judgment and the courage to persevere, so that we may boldly bear your Cross. And make us, we pray, faithful servants of your promised kingdom, through Jesus Christ our blessed Savior. Amen.

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