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.

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.

THANK YOU!The ECW would like to thank our Holy Cross family for their support during our bake sale. We thank you for volunteering your time and the wonderful treats, which made the bake sale a great success.



LENT: EASTER 2018 READINGS—The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, is inviting Holy Cross to join all Episcopalians in reading The Gospel According to Luke and The Acts of the Apostles during the Lent–Easter period. Please refer to the readings insert during February 2018. We will post readings for each month during this season.

BIRTHDAY COFFEE HOURS—On Sunday, February 18, we will celebrate January and February birthdays; and on March 18, March birthdays. Please stay after church and socialize with your fellow parishioners. Bring a dish to share.

STATIONS OF THE CROSSEvery Friday in Lent we provide a lay ministry-led service at 7PM here at Holy Cross. We invite you to attend and relive the account of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. This service is open to all Holy Cross parishioners, family, and friends.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH—In celebration of February as Black History Month, there will be a Literary Parlor in Royall Hall Saturday, February 24, from 2-4PM. Bring your favorite book and share an excerpt. Please use the sign-up sheet on the Narthex table to schedule your times for reading. Contact Cecily Morgan for details.

THE ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK (ACFB) HUNGER WALK 2018—The 2018 Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, February 25 at 2PM starting from the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young Int'l Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Funds raised are used to purchase food for the Food Pantry. Contact Jennifer Friday for team info and pledge cards starting Sunday, January 21, and register online at acfb.org under Holy Cross #E4200.

—RECONCILIATION INITIATIVE—The Reconciliation Initiative listening team will begin the listening sessions starting February 25. Contact Karen Shropshire or Karen Williams for details.

THE ORDER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING (DOK)—The next classes for admission into the Order will be Sunday, March 4 at 9:30AM in Royall Hall. The classes are an hour long and will last for six weeks in total. Contact Leonie Bundy, or any DOK member, if you are interested in attending the classes.



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

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.



HOLY CROSS IN THE HOLY LANDThere is still time to join the Holy Cross in the Holy Land trip, traveling February 2019 and returning home in time to begin Lent. Please call Karen Williams if you have any questions.

BIBLE STUDY—every Wednesday(until Ash Wednesday) will be at Michelle Ware's home. For further information and directions, 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.

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 first Saturday at 9AM; contact Dennis Austin for details.

—Thank you for wearing your Holy Cross Name Tag. Anyone wishing to purchase a permanent name tag, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Contact Melissa Bevans 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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