Looking Ahead to Sundays, September 8th and 15th
Sunday, September 8, 2019 -
Typically, the last summer service at St. John’s is held on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and the services return to Holy Cross with the kickoff of our fall program the following Sunday. However, given the “earliness” of Labor Day this year, we are extending services at St. John’s one week to include September 8th.
And on Sunday, September 15, 2019 -
Our fall schedule resumes - services are at 8:30am and 11am at Holy Cross with the observance of Holy Cross Day on Sunday, September 15 with services at Holy Cross. An All-Parish Breakfast along with The Annual Parish Ministry Fair in Skiles Hall will be held between services that day.
The mission, ministries and service of Holy Cross continue to touch not only the lives of our many members and friends, but also the lives of countless others throughout the region. Remembering Holy Cross in your Will/Estate is a wonderful way to ensure that the legacy of this dynamic parish will live on for multiple generations to come. To that end, you are invited to become a Founding Partner in The Vale of the Cross Legacy Foundation. See the foundation brochures for additional information.
Volunteers Needed Sunday Mornings!
The Vestry has tried to secure paid employees to work in the Nursery on Sunday mornings but has not been successful thus far. We advertise on our website that a Nursery is provided and want to be a welcoming church to young families. So, we are proposing a practice that some Episcopal churches use. That is that members of the congregation serve in this capacity on a rotating basis. We need to have two people scheduled for each Sunday, because this is the minimum number required. In case of an emergency, one could help the child in distress and not leave the other children unattended.
Training is required for Nursery Workers and would be provided at Holy Cross. The training is a 4-hour session. If 12 or more people would volunteer, then each person would be scheduled only once every 6 weeks. The time commitment would be about two hours from 10:30 – 12:30. Some people have indicated an interest but cannot pick up children. We would work to pair you with a person who could pick up a child.
Prayerfully consider this opportunity and email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org you would be interested and willing to serve Holy Cross in this way.
A Simple Gesture
Please pick up a green recyclable grocery bag from the Choir Room. Fill it up with the items listed on the bag and return it (filled!) to the Choir Room (under the bell tables) on the date listed on the bag. Hunger and Health Coalition volunteers will pick them up. This is a very easy thing to do for the 1 in 4 children who are hungry in the High Country.