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! We are glad you are here worshiping with us. This week, we also welcome Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey as our Preacher.

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.



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

—HAGAR'S HOUSE VOLUNTEERS—Thanks for signing up to provide dinner during the week of April 16 to 21. Only Tuesday, April 17 is left available for sign up (on the sheet in the Narthex). Contact Paula Krueger for details.

—YOUNG AT HEART & AARP CHAPTER 5344—The Myrtle Beach Trip, Shows & Charleston, SC Tours are scheduled for September 10 through 14, 2018 (5 days/4 nights). For reservations and trip options, contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey or Michelle Ware. Please RSVP for your reservation choice by April 21–22, 2018.



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

VESTRY MEETING—The April Vestry Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the E&A Building. The congregation is welcome to attend.

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.



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.

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 the Holy Cross Church Office 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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