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


WE WELCOME all of our visitors today! We are glad you are here worshiping with us.

THE CROSS CURRENT—The December 2017 publication is now available in the Narthex.

HOLY CROSS IN THE HOLY LAND—There is still time to join this trip. Traveling late February, 2019, returning home in time to begin Lent. Flyers are in the Narthex. Please call Karen Williams if you have any questions.

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.



YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—meeting December 17, in the Rhodes Room of Royall Hall after the 11AM service for a brief business meeting, followed by our Christmas Social.

SPECIAL COFFEE HOUR!—On December 17, please put your birthdate on your name tag during services; and stay after church for coffee hour. Stations will be set up for each month of the year. Bring a dish to share and converse with someone born in the same month.

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM—Please select a gift request from the Angel Tree in the Narthex. Take only the paper, leave the angel and print your name on the corresponding line on the sheet provided. All gifts—preferably unwrapped—must be placed in the container in the Narthex by Sunday, December 17.

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION GROUP—The movie outing has been cancelled. Alternate plans are being explored. Contact Michelle Ware for details.

Also, the Christian Education children will visit a few of Holy Cross' sick and shut-in parishioners during the 11AM Sunday services in the month of December. The children will bake cookies, make Christmas cards, bundle the cards into gift baskets, and deliver some Christmas Joy to those who are unable to join us for services. Parents, Michelle Ware or Patricia King will forward details to you soon.

GREENING OF THE CHURCH—to be done December 24 immediately following the combined 10AM service.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)—Post-Christmas lunceon is Sunday, January 7, at Marlow's Tavern, 2-4PM. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.

YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—is co-hosting the Theatrical Session starting January 18, which will be held at 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, GA 30034. at 10AM, with presentations of "Cindy" (the Urban Cinderella Story). Tickets ($10) are available until December 23. Contact Dorothy Spencer Amey for your reservation and tickets.

THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE—Photos will be taken for the church-wide directory between services and after the 11AM service on Sunday, Jaunary 14, 2018 and January 21, 2018. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex. We will also include a business directory, so if you have a business or provide services, you may inform your Holy Cross family through this medium. Email your business's digital logo image file to Patricia King.



DECEMBER VESTRY MEETING—The December meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM in the E&A building. The congregation is welcome to attend. Please call the church office to reserve seating.

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.

VESTRY NOMINATIONS—It's time to decide who you want to represent you on the Vestry. Our Vestry election will take place January 21, 2018. To be on the Vestry, you must be 18 or older, and have completed a pledge in 2017. Please nominate candidates or nominate yourself. The nomination forms are in the Narthex.



BIBLE STUDY—every Wednesday at 7pm is back in Classroom 2, adjacent to the Narthex. For further information, contact Michelle Ware.

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.

WINE & HOST VOLUNTEERS—Reminder: please utilize the wine and host sign-up book on the Narthex table so that we may coordinate this process.

—Thank you for wearing your Holy Cross Name Tag


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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