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.

AARP CHAPTER 5334—General Meeting will be held at Royall Hall, 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. AARP Possibilities and various special programs and benefits will be discussed; we also invite new members.

VESTRY MEETING—Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to observe proceedings.

CROSS CURRENT—Articles are needed about our ministries, poems, personal reflections, upcoming events, and anything you would like to read or see in the next issue. Please submit articles to Stephanie Seate at stfnes@outlook.com no later than Thursday, March 30.

—Wonderful Wednesdays will be held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. (3/15; 3/22; 3/29; and 4/5) with a repast at 6:30 p.m. The featured book for discussion is Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. Please sign up in the Narthex to provide the repast for 20 people.

—Christian Education will be held every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., focusing on "Spiritual Gifts" as our theme for Lent. Each person will reflect on their spiritual gifts and determine how to best utilize them according to God's plan. For additional information, please contact a Christian Education instructor.

—Stations of the Cross will be held in the Sanctuary of the Church every Friday at 7 p.m., and led each week by the following ministries:
March 24 – Stewardship Team
March 31 – ECW
April 7 – DOK

HOLY CROSS WEBSITE—As we work to improve timeliness and accuracy of the website content, we ask all ministry leaders to email the church office to update the master calendar so that it reflects meeting times and dates, prep sessions, and events. We continue to need event coordination through the Parish Planning Council.

—Reminder! There will be no flowers on the altar during Lent. Requests for Easter lilies will be made at the appropriate time.

—Announcements: Please send to the church office any announcements you want published in the Sunday bulletin by Wednesday of the week prior. Also indicate how long you wish the announcement to run.

—ECW dues of $20 are now due. Monies should be placed in the assigned ECW envelopes and given to Dorothy Day.



March 21—DAY 1 (formerly Episcopal Media Center) Atlanta Community Leaders of Faith will be honoring Margaret Graff and Richard Higgins, The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, The Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, and John Schuerholz. Make your reservations today (invitations will follow). Call Pat Reagan at (404) 418-6772 or email at preagan@day1.org. If you are interested in a Holy Cross table, please contact Jennifer Friday at (404) 822-6781 or email: jxf2@aol.com.

March 25—PPC Meeting at 1:30 p.m.

April 17-21—This will be our next week at Hagar's House. There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex, or you may contact Paula Krueger at (770) 314-4666 or at prncestwn@aol.com. Please note that we will be starting on a Monday.



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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