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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


SUMMER SCHEDULE—During the summer (August), services will be held at 8AM and 10AM.

FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR—Flowers for the altar this week were given by Kenneth and Jennifer Duncan in loving memory of their son, Allan Duncan.

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.



—CASUAL DRESS SUNDAYS—During the summer (August), dress in casual attire.

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE—On Saturday, August 4, the New Georgia Project will be at Holy Cross for a voter registration drive. The event will include voter registration training, canvassing, and onsite registration. Training will be in Royall Hall from 9AM-10AM, then the drive from 10AM-2PM. Please participate and invite friends. This is an important election year. Contact Soyini Coke for details.

—COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE—For those who have not yet purchased their 4in by 6in photo (the pose that will appear in the church directory), these photos are available today in Royal Hall after each service. The photos are $5 each and 100% of the proceeds will go to Holy Cross.

—JAMAICAN INDEPENDENCE—On August 5, we celebrate with the Jamaican Diaspora the 56th anniversary of Jamaica's independence.

—ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEEBirthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on August 19 for August birthdays.

EDUCATION BUILDING TASK FORCE—An effort to identify potential income-generating uses for our education building is being launched. Our next meeting on August 12 at 9:30AM will be a tour of the church facility, including the education building. Contact Soyini Coke if you are interested in joining this task force.

HOLY CROSS & EKD ENTERTAINMENT—Holy Cross and EKD Entertainment present the play "Be Very Careful What You Pray For" in Royall Hall at Holy Cross on Saturday, August 18, 7PM. See flyers in the Narthex for ticket details.

—DAY 1 BENEFIT DINNER—The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry's message is: "We Need Some Witnesses to the Way of Jesus". Please join us Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 6PM, at the Piedmont Driving Club (1215 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309). Tickets for clergy members - $125. Individual tickets - $200. Contact Jennifer Friday, who will be hosting a Holy Cross table, or Pat Reagan for more information. Seats are limited! Book now!

—All reservations have been confirmed and a Big Thanks for those who will be attending. Many Special events are being planned for your exciting enjoyments on the Trip. In addition, YAH meet/greet party, luggage tags, and itineraries will be scheduled two weeks before the departure date. Contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey or Michelle Ware for details.



—Please join us on Sunday, July 29 for a Let's Talk Session in Royall Hall after each service.

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

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.



—THANK YOU!—A big thank you to all who participated in Holy Cross’ Annual Backpack Giveaway. Final statistics and amounts will be stated in next week's bulletin.



BAPTISM—The next Baptism is All Saints' Day (November 4). If any families are interested in baptism, please contact the church office for details.

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 9:45 AM to the end of the 10 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!!—The Zumba Group meets every Monday at 7PM, in Royall Hall; contact Eunice Warren for details. Zumba meetings have been postponed until August 20.

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. 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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