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Warmest Greetings! The family of Holy Cross greets you this day and welcomes you to this site. We come together regularly to worship and celebrate as a community, and to give thanks and praise for the blessings from God’s almighty hand. We are glad that you are here and hope that you enjoy your time with God and with us. If we can be of any assistance to you or your loved ones, please be in touch with us.


Yours in Christ’s Love, Rev. Claudia D. Raggie



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HOLY CROSS SERMON PODCASTS: Click the link above to go to our hclcpodcast page and check out our audio recordings of Pastor Raggie’s sermons! Click on Podcast Archives to reach previous Sermon Series.







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9:00 am...   Spirited Traditional with Holy Communion

                 Children’s Sermon

                 Sunday School after the Children’s Sermon


11:00 am... Spirited Traditional with Holy Communion

                 Baptisms are done at this time when scheduled


11:00 am... Worship Team on the road on Sunday to

                     Lake Shore Assisted Living Facility

                 Extending our worship to the residents


We come... together in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving!

We come... together to celebrate Holy Communion!

We come... as a community desiring to know the love of God!

We come... to share his love with those who do not know him!

We come... just as we are!

COME JOIN US! When God is involved we are never the same!



AS WE CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION... we reflect on the awesomeness of God. It is a time of spiritual renewal - a time to give thanks for the gift of His Son Jesus Christ. It is a time to meditate, pray and reflect on our spiritual journey. Enjoy this very special time in our worship experience when you can talk with God and focus on him alone.
RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION... all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcomed to the table for Holy Communion. You do not have to be a member here at Holy Cross, but you do need to be a Christian - that is a believer in the Triune God; God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ our Savior, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Come and be fed, nourished and sustained. Jesus Christ offers himself in this meal. FYI - “What is intinction?” It is taking the bread (Body of Christ) at Communion and dipping it into the chalice which contains the wine (Blood of Christ). We receive this way because it is closer to the original intention of the Lord’s Supper.


KNEELING AT HOLY COMMUNION TIME... we are encouraging you to take this step of faith. After receiving Holy Communion you have time to come before God by kneeling in prayer. Stay as long as you like. Kneel and listen to the words being sung all around you. Kneel and have your quiet, humble time before your God.


SINGING DURING HOLY COMMUNION... this time in our worship experience is an opportunity for us to raise our voices in praise of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We use songs that are easy to learn and that seem to “stick with us” as we leave on Sunday mornings. You may find yourself or your children singing them throughout the day. That’s great! We call these songs “heart songs” because they go from the mind, deep down into the heart - committed to memory without really realizing it. Then, in moments unexpected, the words and the melody ascend from the heart into the mind and are placed on our lips. We hope this helps you in your spiritual journey day by day with Jesus.

SUNDAY SCHOOL... Sunday School classes are at the 9:00 a.m. worship service during the school year and start at age 3 and go through the 6th grade. If you have a child that needs special services, please let us know in order for us to accommodate them. For further information about Sunday School, please contact Lauren Rogers or Toni Bandows through the Church Office at 588-9509.


A.C.T.S.... Active Children’s Time in the Summer (A.C.T.S.) is Sunday morning Christian activity time during the summer months. Held during the 9:00 am service, it is a time for preschoolers through 4th graders to experience the Word of God through fellowship, Bible stories, crafts, snacks and games.






DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL?... We are looking for why you are here at Holy Cross. You can write a quick few lines and give it in at the Information Center. This is so that Bob Lewis can schedule a time in which you can share your story during the morning announcements. 2 or 3 minutes is all you need to speak. It is important to share with one another how this ministry of Holy Cross can and does make a difference in people’s lives. Too shy to speak aloud? You can write your story and someone will read it for you!



Item of the Month

Click on the Donate Button to the left if you would like to make an on-line contribution to our Item of the Month using your credit or debit card or your PayPal Account.


May’s Item of the Month is paper towels, as well as trash and lawn and leaf bags. AA batteries are always welcome too. Your donations will be very much appreciated! Thank you for helping to keep our ministry costs down. Donations can be left in our collection drawers to the left of the Narthex (Lobby) entrance. God bless!




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    Last Updated: 05/13/14