March for Diapers
During the entire month of March, ECW will be collecting diapers for the Children’s Council to distribute to mothers who struggle to make ends meet. Last year Holy Cross collected over 3,000 diapers. This will be our only diaper collection this year, so we are asking everyone to bring diapers to Skiles Hall in an effort to “break the record” and help some local families in need.
Yes, it is time again to bring your donations for the 2017 Rummage Sale slated for July 13, 14 and 15. This year ECW will be accepting clothes again, so feel free to bring your gently used, clean clothes along with household items, furniture, tools, and almost anything else except old computers monitors or televisions. Please note that all donations should be taken downstairs unless other arrangements have been made. Remember one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
Needed: Photos of St. John's
We are looking for good photos of the exterior of St. John's for the church website. If you have one or two as jpegs you would like to share, please contact Ann Gerber at 828.297.3466. Many thanks.
Anders Sjostrand who grew up in the Holy Cross community would like us to know he is in Africa now working as an intern for MUD Africa (Mobilizing and Uniting Africa) an organization working for equal land rights. Anders writes the organization's blog posted on their website which you can read at http://mudafrica.org.
Easter Flowers Memorials
Easter will soon be here and the church will be arrayed with beautiful fresh flowers. Please consider making a donation to the Flower Fund for Easter flowers. There are Easter Flower envelopes available for your use. Please include with your donation the name(s) of those in whose memory or honor you would like to have flowers given. All memorials will be listed in the Easter bulletin. Please give to Kathy by April 11th at 10:00 AM.
United Thank Offering
United Thank Offering Sunday will be May 14th. The boxes, envelopes and information leaflets are available in Skiles Hall. As we journey through Lent, attempting to lead a more intentional life of prayer and thanksgiving, make your contributions to your "blue box" daily as you remember the many blessings of this life. 100% of your offering to UTO goes to meet human needs and expanding mission and ministry around the world.
Spiritual Seekers Gathering
Monday March 27, 2017
“Speaking of Dying” – a DVD which encourages individuals and groups to speak about all aspects of dying will be previewed. Beginning April 3, Sacrament of the Present Moment, by Jean Pierre de Caussade will be studied for several weeks, followed by
Holy Week Worship Schedule
Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) – April 9 at 8:30 and 11:00 am
(Please Gather in Skiles Hall for the Liturgy of the Palms)
Maundy Thursday – April 13 at 7:00 pm Holy Communion and Foot Washing
(A Prayer Vigil before the Blessed Sacrament follows from 8:30 – 12 Midnight)
Good Friday – April 14 at 12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross
Good Friday – April 14 at 7:00 pm Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday
Holy Saturday – April 15 at 9:30 am Morning Prayer
Easter Sunday – April 16 at 8:30 am & 11:00 am The Resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Festival Holy Eucharist with Special Music and Brass ensemble at both services!
9:30 am - Easter Brunch in Skiles Hall hosted by the ECW
10:00 am - Children’s Easter Egg Hunt