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 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



Palm Sunday: April 14 at 9:30AM
Maundy Thursday: April 18 at 7PM
Good Friday: April 19: "Seven Last Words" (see flyer) at 12PM & Good Friday Service at 7PM
Easter Egg Hunt: April 20 at 12:30PM
Easter Sunday Services: April 21 at 6 & 10AM

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.



UNITED THANK OFFERING (UTO)—The UTO Spring Ingathering begins April 14 and lasts until May 5. Envelopes will be available on the Narthex table.

CAMPUS-WIDE CLEAN-UP—The clean-up will be held Saturday, April 20 at 9AM. Volunteers welcome and needed.

EASTER EGG HUNT—This event will be held Saturday, April 20 at 12:30PM in Royall Hall. We will have a variety of games; lunch; a time of reflection as the story of the Lord's Resurrection is shared; then the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Contact Melanie Wilson for details.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE—Birthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on April 21 for April birthdays.

HUNGER WALK/RUN—The Atlanta Community Food Bank's Annual Hunger Walk/Run is scheduled for April 28 at the Home Depot Backyard (near State Farm Arena). This is the Food Pantry's primary way to raise funds. This year's goal is to raise $7000 to support our Food Pantry. See Jennifer Friday or Paula Krueger for details.

YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—The YAH are co-sponsoring a Cuba Cruise (5 days/3 ports) on July 22–27, 2019. Ship: Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas. Reservation per person is $766 double occupancy. Final payments due April 30 to May 2. Contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey for additional details.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)—The ECW presents Afternoon Tea in Paris - A Stroll Down the Champs Elysees on Saturday, June 1, 3–6PM. For table host or ticket information, contact Cheryl Charles, Ashaki Sharpe, Andrea Pinder-Jack, or Samilla Thorpe.



Thank you to everyone who participated in the Wonderful Wednesdays book discussion. We enjoyed great fellowship and insightful discussions.



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

EXECUTIVE MEETING—An Executive Meeting (for both Finance and other actions) will be held immediately after the Palm Sunday service.

VESTRY MEETING—The April Vestry Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00PM in the E&A building. N.B.: While the vestry is in training, vestry meetings will be closed sessions until further notice. Thanks!

LET'S TALK—On Sunday, May 5, please join us in Royall Hall for a Let's Talk Session after the 11AM service.

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.

DID YOU KNOW?—Buildings, Grounds & Equipment upgraded or replaced light fixtures across the entire campus; this includes outside the Sanctuary and Royall Hall buildings, the undercroft, and the stairway leading from the Sanctuary. These fixes provide improved lighting for security and evening activities around the active campus.



THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM NEEDS YOU!—The Communications Team is looking for your ideas, talents and resources. Contact Andrea Pinder-Jack for details.

YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—The YAH meeting is canceled for the month of April. Contact Michelle Ware if you have questions.



LOST ITEMS—If you have lost an item during service or on the church grounds, please contact the Parish Office.

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.

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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