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.
This Month at Holy Cross
Sundays, 9:00-10:00am beginning September 11th in the Conference Room
Explore what it means to have a living faith through lively conversation on varies topics relevant to the world today. Coffee and tea provided. See calendar for scheduled topics.
Choir Wednesdays, 7:00pm
Choir begins its weekly Wednesday gathering on September 21st at 7:00 pm. Come and lift a joyful voice in praise. Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music. -Martin Luther
Saturday, September 24th
In the orchard at Holy Cross. This is a community event perfect for families. There will be a cider press. Bring an empty jug to take some fresh cider home.
September 25th - September 30th
Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) men's shelter feeding program at Holy Cross. In our partnership with Saint Margaret's Episcopal church we will once again be providing meals for the CFH Men's shelter the last week of September. This is a wonderful opportunity to share a meal, a story, and learn more about the CFH rotating shelter and how it meets the needs of men on the Eastside. Please contact Kimberly in the church office at (425) 746-4848 or email@example.com if you would like to join in, or for more information.
Join quilting women and men Tuesday mornings from 9:30am to Noon as they tie, pin, and put together quilts that are donated locally, nationally, and globally. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.