Life, together in the orchard.
Come as you are
As a community of faith, it is our privilege to love all, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Affirming with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one to share a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by that grace, we will embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all.
We welcome all who are seeking God's love and grace. Welcoming all because God welcomes us, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. Welcoming all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.
There is a place for you here in the orchard.
Worship this Sunday at 10:30am
Visiting a new church can be intimidating. To help ease your concerns, we would like to share a little about what to expect as a guest.
To start, you will find plenty of parking upon your arrival and a warm greeting when you come inside. Coffee or tea is almost always on, grab a bulletin from an usher, and find a seat in the sanctuary.
Worship is at the center of who we are as God's people. It is what keeps us grounded. That worship is based in the rich traditions of the Christian church. In those traditions there is a pattern of gathering together to hear and reflect on God's Word for our lives and our world, to pray together, share a meal and then sent out to share that grace with the world that God loves.
at Holy Cross
Throughout the month of September we will be collecting monetary donations for Lutheran Disaster Response. Lutheran Disaster Response is actively present, collaborating with community leaders and officials to initiate the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. The road to recovery will be long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected through every phase of these hurricanes.
We invite you to stand by our neighbors on the Gulf Coast during this time. Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by this disaster for years to come. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support and all of your donation (100 percent) will go to hurricane relief efforts.
Apple Picking & Cider Making Festival
Saturday, September 23, 12-3pm
This event is free and open to the public in the orchard at Holy Cross. Bring a clean pint-sized container for your cider & a non-perishable food item for Hopelink. This will be a fun, family-friendly event where you will be able to experience all aspects of cider making: picking and preparing the apples, using the cider press, witness the pasteurizing process, and going home with a pint of free cider.
Sunday, September 24th — Saturday, September 30th
St Margaret's Episcopal Church
During this week, we will be feeding 40 men in the Congregations for the Homeless rotating shelter at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church. You can help by providing food: main dish, salad, side, or dessert. We also need supplies: It takes a lot of little things to make this program work, like napkins and plates, and grab and go breakfast, lunch and snack options. You can also help the men with their social skills: socialization is an important part of moving people out of homelessness and a big part of the CFH program. You can sign up to share some conversation and eat with the men.