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.



FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR—Flowers for the altar this week were given by Jeffrey and Rosie Callender, for Birthday Blessings for Brent Callender and his deceased grandfathers, Laaman Hector and Cuthbert Callender.

HOLY CROSS MEN'S CLUB—The Holy Cross Men's Club is having a social this Friday, August 16 at 7PM in Royall Hall. Contact Kenneth Duncan for details.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE—Birthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on August 18 for August birthdays.

65th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS—Holy Cross's 65th Anniversary celebration continues:
——August 17th—Bowling at Stars & Strikes (1741 Mountain Industrial Blvd, in Stone Mountain off Highway 78) from 4–7 PM. Pricing per person is $16+tax (we will be in the VIP section). Those attending are asked to pay Yvette Greaves or Claudette Grant by August 10 to reserve your spot! For more information, contact Yvette Greaves. Feel free to invite family and friends!
——August 23Bingo Fun! Join us at 6 PM (game begins at 7 PM) in Royall Hall. One card and a bag of popcorn are FREE; additional Bingo cards for sale. Light snacks and beverages available for purchase. All proceeds will go to supporting upcoming 65th Anniversary activities. Contact Evelia Hinds for more information.

RECONCILIATION TEAM—The Reconciliation Team invistes all to join us for Corporate Prayer for Holy Cross next Saturday, August 18 at 9:15AM (right after the 8AM service). For details, contact Karen Williams or Karen Shropshire.

LECTORS MEETING—A Lectors Meeting for both 8am and 10/11am readers will be held on Sunday, August 25 in the Sanctuary between services immediately after 8AM service. Contact Cecily Morgan or Melissa Bevans for details.

HOLY CROSS DAY CELEBRATION—Combined service at 9:30AM on Sunday, September 15.

2ND SERVICE SCHEDULE CHANGE—Second Service will change to 11AM as of Sunday, September 22.



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

—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.

—We want to hear what yout think about where Holy Cross is and where we are going. We are in the early stages of planning a congregational survey for later this year. You will hear more about this soon.

—As we progress through the summer months, please continue timely pledges and plate contributions to the parish.

—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!



CONGREGATIONAL CARE—Committee members, be reminded to mail Easter Greeting Cards to your particular care person. Contact Cecily Morgan for any needed info. Thanks!

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.

QUILTING CLASS—Classes continue on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Contacy Bevily Willabus 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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