A Publication of the Holy Cross
The Cross
April 2017
Articles and News
Lenten Season and Holy Week Dates to Remember

Join us for a Easter Brunch Potluck 
April 16th @ 10:00am
A wonderful Holy Cross tradition is our Easter Brunch celebration. 
It’s a potluck between the 9am & 11:15am services at 10 am.  
We provide juice/mimosas, coffee & tea and have all the implements you’ll need.   You can bring breakfast breads or rolls, meats, fruits, egg dishes…almost anything!  
Bring your item Ready to Serve…you can use a disposable container or your own dish, well-labeled, so it will come back to you!  In order to make this event happen we need about 8 more helpers to volunteer for 30 minutes with setting out food, clearing/refilling tables, restocking coffee/tea/creamer/  and cleanup during and after the event.  
If you can help out, please contact Sue Crossley or Tina Paul. 
Easter Flower Dedications
Making a donation towards the Easter flowers is one way to commemorate a special person in your life or just to give thanks for all your blessings.
Please fill out a form in the Narthex and pop it in the envelope
along with your check.
You can either place it in the collection plate or leave it in the basket in the Narthex.  
Thanks from the Flower Guild.
Easter Dinner At Stillwater House 
     The residents of Stillwater House look forward   each  year to a home-cooked Easter dinner!   If you’d like to contribute, please see the list located in the Narthex.  Choose a dish and prepare the it at home.   Keep in mind that most of residents are diabetic – no sugar, please. Deliver your dish to Stillwater House by noon on Saturday, April 15th or by 11:00am on Easter Day ~ April 16th.  Please prepare your dish for about 20 people.   Easter Dinner will be served at 12 noon. Please deliver to: Stillwater House  8705 166th Ave NE, Redmond  98052
Evening Prayer for Lent by Fr. Jim
Soup, Prayer, and Art Friday, April 7.
During the Friday’s of Lent, you can experience Evening Prayer and Compline, with reflections on the Stations of the Cross in images set to music. Combined with the readings, psalms, and prayers of the Daily Office, delve into the Cross of Christ,
and His call to each of us to take up  our cross and follow. 
Prayer becomes its own art form as we enter images, music and liturgy.  
Each Friday “Soup and Stations,” will begin at 6:00pm with a simple soup supper.  
Talk to Fr. Jim if you’d like to provide soup, salad or bread for any of the evenings.
Holy Cross Women’s Retreat 2017
Does the Shoe Still Fit?
April 28-30,
Camp Huston Gold Bar, WA
                     Speaker: Robin M. Moore ~ Register Here
In addition to the fun and fellowship we experience every year at our Women's Retreat,  we’ll explore our values and determine if they still “fit” who we are as individuals today.  What values are dearest to your heart?  How did you choose them?  Do they change as you age? And do you find that some no longer “fit?”

Robin M. Moore, Christian family counselor, will be our speaker.  Robin is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a practice in Bothell.  She is a native of the “Deep South,” has been married to husband Bill for 34 years (“most of them happy”), and has two adult sons with their own families.  Robin has mentored many individuals and led Bible study groups for decades. She says, "I am excited to share my heart and my experience with the women of Holy Cross. Retreats like these create a perfect environment for growth and encouragement, and I want to be a part of that.”

  • Arrival/Departure:  Arrive at Camp Huston is between 5:30 and 6:30 Friday night.  After check in, enjoy some snacks and socializing before dinner at 7pm.  Depart after lunch on Sunday, approximately 1pm.
  • Driving directions: Camp Huston is just one hour by car from Holy Cross. You may drive your own car or arrange to carpool or travel in one of our church vans. Travel east on Highway 522 to Monroe. From Monroe, take US 2 east about 18 miles to Gold Bar.  Turn left after the Gold Bar Market and Texaco station onto 1st Street. Go straight after the first stop sign. At the second stop sign, which is the end of 1st Street, turn right onto May Creek Road. Stay left at the “Y” intersection of May Creek Road and Ley Road. At the end of Ley Road is the Camp Huston entrance. You can also follow the signs from US 2 in Gold Bar to Wallace Falls State Park, located adjacent to Camp Huston(14725 Ley Road, Gold Bar, WA 98251).   
  • New to Camp Huston? It’s in a beautiful setting, tucked in the woods above Gold Bar, with a trail to Wallace Falls.  Simple twin rooms with community bathrooms (including showers) are provided. Although beds and a light bedspread are provided, you should bring either a sleeping bag or bed linens and your own pillow.  The showers have soap, but bring your own towel and other bathroom necessities.  If you prefer, for $15, Camp Huston will provide a pillow, pillowcase, sheets, blanket, towel and facecloth.  Coffee and tea are available all day from the kitchen, and the meals are served family-style.  
  • Special dietary needs are willingly met.  
  • Registration questions?  Contact Diane Vanden Brook, 425-286-7191 or e-mail diburg@aol.com.    Copies are located in the Narthex.
  • Your registration MUST be received by April 19, 2017.  Thank you for helping us plan and prepare for your arrival.

Please mail or drop off this form and payment at the church office at:
11526 – 162nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052.   Name,  Address, Phone Number(s), Email, Emergency Contact & #   

Retreat Fee: Single or double occupancy in twin rooms with bathrooms (showers included) provided. Covers program, 6 meals and two nights lodging.  

$230 double occupancy,  $270 single occupancy,  Fee for bed linens (optional) $15.00 Would you like to help sponsor an attendee? Donation amount here: _______ Cash/Check (made out to Holy Cross) Payment due with registration.   

Do you have any food restrictions or health issues?

  • Transportation:   A carpool or Holy Cross van will leave the church at 4:30 pm Friday, April 28.    Are you interested in carpooling or driving a church van?  
What makes this night different from all other nights?  -- Seder Haggadah
  • Thursday, April 13 starting at 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 
  •  Tickets are $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for light eaters/kids.   Complimentary tickets are available;   please contact the church officeSign up in the Parish Hall to RSVP & volunteer. 
  •  Come for the fun and community, but stay for the spiritual experience. This Christian version of the Jewish Passover Seder is a representation of the ritual meal of The Last Supper Jesus had with his Disciples and instituted the Sacrament of Holy Communion.   This is a family event and kid friendly. Fun highlights of the dinner are: The kids hide the Afikomen from the Priest and he has to find it and offer a reward to the children.  We retell and remember the Jewish Exodus from Egypt.  Four cups of wine/apple juice are consumed during the ceremony-use caution. 
  •  Each interested audience member reads a portion of the service.  After dinner, the service continues with The Lord’s Supper, which reminds us of how Jesus fulfills the Prophecy and of his sacrifice for us.  The evening concludes with the Stripping of the Altar.  In this a quiet and somber service the sanctuary lights are dimmed. 
Everyone leaves in silence to contemplate and thank Jesus for his sacrifice for us as we begin our Good Friday observance. 
Volunteers are needed. Contact Lydia Abbott if you can help.
LydiaAbbott425@gmail.com or  #425-556-9219
Faith Formation

Everyone is invited!
Diocesan-wide Confirmation at
St. Mark's Cathedral
Saturday, May 13th
Southern Social Justice Pilgrimage for 2017!
The purpose of the trip is to experience the south through a social justice lens via the history, culture, and people who live there.  Sites include New Orleans, Jackson, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Dauphin Island.
The trip is open to all high school students and this year’s 8th graders.  
Holy Cross Hosts JYC
in May!

For more information: ecww.org

VBC at Holy Cross
July 24-27

Registration forms here
Kids and Youth
Would you like to design a cover for one of our Pentecost bulletins?
See Sue for details.
Our youth went tubing!
  Here is a shot of a few of the youth who went snow tubing on Sunday.  
It was a great trip!  Thanks to John Seeman and the whole Bishop family for coming along!     Tim
Cascadian Chorale's Got Talent!
Of course you know that Cascadian Chorale can sing.  But did you know that several members of the Chorale also compose choral music? 
Plan to join us on Saturday, April 22 to hear new and beautiful works
composed by some of these Cascadian singers, including our very own Christopher Lee Fraley, Jeremy Kings and Joy DeCoursey-Porter.
A composition by artistic director Gary D. Cannon will also be featured.  And, in honor of the long-standing, close relationship Cascadian Chorale enjoyed with local composer Bern Herbolsheimer who died in January 2016, three choruses from the opera Mark Me Twain will be premiered.  View a complete list of the repertoire to be performed here. 
This is a show you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, April 22 – 7:30pm ~ Episcopal Church of the Holy
11526 162nd Avenue NE, Redmond
Tickets are available at: BrownPaperTickets.com
Adults $17 in advance/$20 at the door ~ Student/Senior $12 in advance/$15 at the door. All youth, 18 years or younger, are FREE with a paying adult!
Seniors Record TV Eucharist       
By Melissa Holmes

Many people in Western Washington and British Columbia are unable to attend Sunday church services, but would like to participate in church. 

To provide them with an opportunity to experience Sunday church, KING 5 TV produces a 30 minute “Eucharist” program aired every Sunday at 5:00 A.M. on KONG TV Ch. 16 and cable channel 6.  Our taping will air on April 9th at 5:00 a.m. set your DVR's!

Several churches participate in the production of this show during the year.  This season, Holy Cross Super Seniors were privileged to tape two episodes.  On Tues. March 21, Fr. Jim and eight seniors from the Holy Cross Senior Group traveled to KING 5 studios in Seattle for the taping. The episodes follow the Order of Service used in the worship service including Holy Eucharist.  For the Fifth Sunday in Lent the reading was Ezekiel 37:1-14 ”The Valley of Dry Bones” and a dramatic reading of “The Death of Lazarus” story from John 11:1-45.  The second taping for Palm Sunday, was a dramatic reading of the Passion of Palm Sunday from Matthew 27:11-54. We were in two groups that alternated being on camera or in the control room watching the taping of the other group. It was a fun and enjoyable experience to be on the production end of this important public service for people wanting to experience God’s love in action.

Our Senior Group had a really nice lunch at the Pyramid Alehouse Restaurant close by KING 5 in the SODO district.  Yummy food and good service at a reasonable price made for a perfect occasion. 

Women's A.M. Bible Study Winter Session
Every Tuesday @ 9:30am ~ Now through April  4th  ~
“Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” ~ We have a few openings...contact me if you’d like to join.  Pam Stanton-Wyman—pamstwy@gmail.com
Spring  Session ~ April 25—June 13  (Title TBD)
EfM ~  Education for Ministry 
Recruiting a “New Group”
If you love to read and love to learn and want an environment where you can talk about faith issues, EfM may be for you!  This includes the study of The Old Testament, The New Testament, Church History, and Theology. If you are interested in joining an EfM group at Good Samaritan (Episcopal Church in Sammamish) starting in September, you can learn more about EfM at: sewanee.edu/EFM, or by contacting Joe O’Neil (jmnoneil@gmail.com), or in our congregation...talk to: Tina Paul, Melissa Holmes, Kelvie Comer, Wendy Hathaway, Carol VanderVeen or Cindy Holeman to learn more.
Holy Cross Men,  
This is a reminder that our next monthly Men’s Breakfast April 2nd.
Our mystery chef will prepare one of his special preparations.
Our guest speaker will be our own Brother Chrysostom, (David Olsen)
who will share his story and his ministry aspirations. 
Also, remember our annual Men’s Retreat is on June 9, 10, & 11. See you then.
Book Club ~ April 18th @ 7:00pm
        We've had some very good books to read about World War II, giving us the perspective of children, the Poles caught in the middle, and now young adults in London during the bombing blitz.   Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave is our selection for April.  Set in London during the years of 1939-42, when citizens had slim hope of survival, much less victory; and on the strategic island of Malta which was daily devastated by the Axis barrage, the book features little-known history and a perfect wartime love story inspired by real life love letters between Chris Cleaves grandparents.   This dazzling novel dares us to understand that, against the great theater of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, and the daily human triumphs that change us most.   Join us at Sue Crossley’s home for wine, great discussion, and dessert.
 Please RSVP if you are coming (Sue’s in the directory). See you then.   Tina Paul
Boy Scouts Project 
Here comes our Barrel washer for washing carrots and other root vegetables. Thanks to Boy Scout, George Birch for taking this on as his Eagle Scout Project.
May We Pray For You?
Contact Karen Smith to be placed on
The Holy Cross Prayer Chain.
KarenSmith05@earthlink.net or #206-226-3491