Holy Cross Members: Update Your Contact Information Online


 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.



ALTAR GUILD TRAINING—The next Altar Guild training session will be Saturday, October 19 at 9AM. If you are committed to working with the Altar Guild please plan to attend. Contact Bevily Willabus for details.

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.

ENGACEMENT COMMITTEE—The next Birthday Coffee Hour will be Sunday, October 20 in Royall Hall following each service.

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

HOLY CROSS FISH FRY—The Annual Fish Fry, hosted by the Holy Cross Men's Club & the Episcopal Church Women, has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 26 from 12–7PM. Contact Lynette Francis or Al Robertson for details.

YAH YARD SALE—The Young at Heart, in conjunction with the Annual Fish Fry, will be hosting a Yard Sale in the Church's Parkinglot on Saturday, October 26 from 12–7PM. Parking spaces will be available for "rent" ($20 each) and tables for a nominal cost for those wishing to sell their items. So gather all that stuff you no longer regularly use and bring it all to the Yard Sale. Contact Michelle Ware with any questions.

WORSHIP IN PINK—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we will Worship in Pink on Sunday, October 27 at both services. Parishioners are asked to start filling out names of loved ones affected by this disease on the appropriate form in the Narthex.

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.

HAGAR'S HOUSE—Our dinner duty at Hagar's House (a family shelter in Decatur) is November 10–16. We are seeking volunteers (4–5 per night) to prayerfully prepare and serve dinner on those nights. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex. Any questions, contact Paula Krueger.

ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE—The Holy Cross 65th Anniversary Committee presents We Are Holy Cross - Celebrating 65 Years of Faithfulness on Saturday, December 7 at 7PM. For ads, table reservations, or to join the Gala Committee, see Melanie Wilson or Claudette Grant.



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

—The October Vestry Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 PM in the E&A Building.

—All paper Church Assessment Tool (CAT) surveys are due in Sunday, October 13. Place your survey in the black box in the Narthex. If you still need a paper copy see Dorothy Day before leaving Church and make place to get it back to her ASAP. All electronic survets are due by Wednesday, October 16 at 11AM.

—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: Turkey and Ham.

PRESENTING THE WINE—For those interested in presenting the Wine and Host, please write your name(s) in the designated book in the Narthex.

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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