First and foremost, if you are traveling for the Thanksgiving Holiday we wish you traveling mercies.
Second, we have a few parishioners who can no longer drive and would like a ride to the 10 am service. If you would be willing to do this once a month, please let Rev. Josh or Rev. Rachel know.
Additionally, we have a lot going on at St. Cross these days. Preparations for the pageant are underway. THIS SUNDAY we will recognize our outreach ministries during our services and we will have a booth at the Hermosa for the Holidays fair. Rev. Josh could use some help Sunday afternoon and evening. This is important outreach for us. If you can help, please let him know. Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and the start to the new church year, and our Advent event for everyone!
Sunday, Dec. 5 we will have a mini-bazaar with a few select vendors after the 8 and 10 am service. And the MESSIAH concert will be that afternoon. We hope you will join us for both.
In the evening of Sunday, Dec. 12 we will have the Longest Night service. A time to honor feelings of sadness and loneliness around the holidays.
Sunday, Dec. 19 is the pageant, back in the church, with masks, and a few COVID adjustments. But it will be the pageant!
Many blessings to you and your families,
Hermosa for the Holidays: Sunday, November 21st 1pm-8pm - St. Cross is hosting a mason jar advent crafting project during the Hermosa for the Holidays event on Nov 21st. We are looking for volunteers to engage the community through this craft and introduce advent practices to our neighbors. Sign up here!
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Tuesday, November 23rd, 7:30pm - The South Bay Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving will be on Tuesday Nov 23rd at 7:30pm. The Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving brings together many faith traditions active in the area to express gratitude for the hope and healing we nurture through our varied traditions. The service will be online and in-person at St Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1940 S Prospect Rd. Rev. Stephen and Rev. Josh have been involved in the planning of the service. We invite you to join us to attend the service in person, register to join via Zoom or watch online. If you would like to help organize a carpool, please sign up here https://www.groupcarpool.com/
Messiah Concert December 5 at 4pm - If you have interest in singing in the choir, contact Sean O'Neal at [email protected] This year promises to be a stirring performance!