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 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
Fax 404-284-7706


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Parish Notices


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 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.



2ND SERVICE SCHEDULE CHANGE—Second Service will change to 11AM as of Sunday, September 22.

FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR—Flowers this week were given by Richard & Samilla Thorpe on their 33rd Wedding Anniversary.

GUYANA ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA—The members of the Guyana Association of Georgia  are worshipping with us today in celebration of their 28th Anniversary.

ST. KITTS & NEVIS—Happy 36th Independence Day to St. Kitts & Nevis.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE—Birthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on September 22 for September birthdays.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN—The next ECW meeting will be on Saturday, September 22 at 1PM.

YOUNG AT HEART DAY TRIP—In celebrating Holy Cross' 65th Anniversary, the YAH is hosting a day trip on Montgomery, Alabama on Sunday, October 5 to tour the Legacy Museum & National Memorial. Ticket payments are due on Saturday, September 28 (Adults - $10, Seniors & Students - $7, Children 6 years and under - free). Transportation is $60 per person. Contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey or Michelle Ware for details.

LET'S TALK SESSIONS—Let's Talk Sessions are scheduled for September 29 after each service. Please save the date!

DIOCESAN PHOTOSHOOT—The photoshoot will be on Sunday, September 29 a 11AM.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES—Confirmation classes continue every Saturday from 9-10 AM until October 26. Contact Roland Wallace for details.

PILGRIMAGE OF TRUST IN ATLANTA—Treat your soul and your senses to an evening of discussion, prayers, music, and candlelight at the Cathedral of St. Philip for a brief introduction to the Community of Taizé on Wednesday, October 2 at 7PM; then at 8PM, conversation with two brothers from the ecumenical, monastic Taizé Community in France, Emile and John.

RECONCILIATION TEAM—The next Corporate Prayer for Holy Cross will be Sunday, October 20 at 9:15AM (right after the 8AM service). For details, contact Karen Williams or Karen Shropshire.

BAPTISM—The next baptism date is All Saints Day, Sunday, November 3 at the 11AM service. If you know of a member who is interested in baptism, please call the parish office by Sunday, October 20.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY—Financial Peace University classes will begin on Sundays, September 8 through November 3, 2019, 5–7PM. Take control of your money, beat debt, and make your money work for you! Through nine lessons rooted in biblical wisdom, our FPU group will learn fron Dave Ramsey and his team. FPU includes your member workbook and a year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership. Contact Michelle Joell for details.



—Thank you to all who supported Sunday's raffle for the grill. The winning number was 100025, with Mrs. Chris Wyse as the winner. Proceeds of $210 were given as a 65th Anniversary contribution.



Please contact any member of the vestry as we are available for questions, comment and suggestions that you may have.

—As you know, the Keeping the Cross fundraiser, also known as the Tree of Life campaign, began in December 2018. A committee has been formed to promote this significant project, with Kenton Griffin as chairman. If you would like to work on this committee, please reach out to him. Thank you.

—Holy Cross will be conducting a Church-wide survey from September 15 through October 6 to evaluate our congregational goals and objectives, and to establish the degree of improvement that has taken place since the last survey. As before, you will be able to access the survey on your computer at home or here at Church with laptops that will be provided. All members are encouraged to participate. Please see the extra sheet included in your Bulletin, or the bulletin board in the Narthex, for more information on accessing the survey.

—The Vestry invites all parishioners to consider which ministry you would either like to join, or create, at Holy Cross. We all have our unique gifts, given by God. He teaches us that these gifts are to be used to His glory, not placed beneath a basket. You are asked to think about what gifts He has given you, and how those can be used in His vineyard.

—Many people think Holy Cross is the church building. As the sign over the sanctuary exit reminds us, WE are the church, not the building. WE ARE HOLY CROSS!



FOOD PANTRY—Food Pantry needs for this month: Flour.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE—If you know a parishioner is sick, please notify the Parish Office.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION—All Christian Education classes are held every Sunday at 9:30 AM in the classrooms adjacent to the nursery. All Christian Education classes are on vacation for the summer.

BIBLE STUDY—The Bible Study group meets every Wednesday at 7PM in Classroom 2, adjacent to the Narthex. Contact Michelle Ware for details.

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.

LET'S GET PHYSICAL!—Zumba class is held every Monday at 7PM in Royall Hall; contact Eunice Warren for details.

Thank you for wearing your Holy Cross Name Tag. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex to purchase a permanent name tag. Contact Roland Wallace for details.


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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