A Publication of the Holy Cross
The Cross
April 2018
Articles and News
Holy Week
Easter Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt
April 1st @ 10:15am                                
Join us for Easter brunch!
It is a FABULOUS HOLY CROSS TRADITION! Invite your extended family and visiting friends! Everyone brings a dish to share which might range from ham or egg dishes to fruits and veggies to baked favorites that your family loves. Bring your item cut, ready to serve in either a disposable dish so we can get it back to you! It’s a wonderful time for our whole community to come together. 
Women's Retreat
Please consider joining the fellowship at this year’s Women’s Retreat. It is a time to get to know each other better, play & laugh, reflect, listen, sing, pray, enjoy the beauty of the NW.
The theme “Our Faith Journey Together” will be about exploring how our faith has impacted where we've been, where we're going and the value of supporting each other and not being alone on our journeys. Specifically, four women among us have agreed to share their faith journeys and remind us that we're in this together.
The 2 night retreat is Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, April 27-29 , 2018 at beautiful Camp Huston in Gold Bar, WA. Registration will open at the end of February. Questions?? Contact either Diane Vanden Brook, 425-286-7191 or e-mail diburg@aol.com or Kim Eichner, 425-443-5464 or kim.eichner@comcast.net. 

"Super Seniors in April"
Save the date for April 26th ~ 11:30am
Join us for a potluck lunch and presentation by author Julia Duin. Julia is an American Journalist & author with an interest in religious topics.
She has written five books and was the religion editor for
The Washington Times for 14 years.
Stay tune for more information from Melissa Holmes.

                                     Holy Cross Seniors WW II Event
                                             By Melissa Holmes        
On Sept. 2, 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States thus ending World War II. To mark this occasion 73 years ago, our very own Tony Taylor gave a fascinating presentation on this topic to our Senior Group on Thurs. March 22 nd . Tony’s father, a Navy man, initially served on submarines during the war. Then he was transferred to the battleship USS Missouri in the Pacific. He was present at the signing of Japan’s surrender to the US on board the Missouri that ended the war. 
Tony’s family collected memorabilia consisting of photos and documents of the war. Tony compiled the collection into a PowerPoint presentation that he shared with us. 
He was wonderful at making the history of that time come alive. He was able to show respect and honor the memory of those who served their country with distinction. Also it reminded all of us how important it is to know the history of WW II and what we learned from it.
Our theme for the day was WW II. Prior to Tony’s talk we had WW II background music (Glenn Miller songs) playing in the Parish Hall. 
To enhance this, seniors could take a quiz to fill in missing words in WW II song titles e.g. “Boogie __________ Bugle Boy”. Answer: “Woogie”. We checked our quiz answers orally after lunch.  Of course, we had a “practically perfect” potluck luncheon of salads, main dishes, and desserts.  We are blessed with great cooks in our Senior Group.
A huge thank-you to Tony for his time and effort at preparing his presentation.
Also a big thank-you to people who helped set up and clean up. 
Fr. Jim, Dick and Marilyn Lidicker, Sue Dimmitt, Heidi Leto, Diane and Les Williams, Laurie Fetty, Tony Taylor, Lionel Archdale, Vicki McDivit, and Jimmy Venters.  
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a Christian faith-based ministry that addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families. During the weekend of April 19-22 (Thursday – Sunday) Kairos will be hosting our 62 nd 4-day retreat weekend at the Washington State Reformatory (WSR) in Monroe. The retreat is closely modeled after Cursillo and similar 4th day ministry programs, but with a special focus on the unique needs of prisoners.
Holy Cross has graciously offered to host our weekend Base Camp. A team of 30+ volunteers, including three from Holy Cross, will meet for meals and team faith formation at the church during the Base Camp. We’ll meet for lunch at noon on Thursday and again for breakfast on Friday and Saturday before departing for the prison.
How can you support our teams’ efforts as we witness Christ’s love for the incarcerated? First, please sign-up for our prayer vigil. People from all over the country will be praying for us on Thursday and continue through Sunday. We will have a sign-up sheet in the Narthex where you can put your name down for a 30-minute window that best suits your schedule. Second, consider making a donation to Kairos of Washington. Our ministry is entirely self-funded and any gift you can make will be deeply appreciated. Finally, and this is a big ask, consider writing palanca for the candidates. Each team member going inside writes 42 letters, one for each candidate, which are given to the participants on Saturday. It is a true labor of love; the candidates cherish these letters and often bring them with them to meetings of Kairos graduates that take place on the first Saturday of each month after a weekend retreat. If you think you might be interested in writing palanka reach out to Lin Lindsey or Jerry Whalen, we can provide you guidelines for how to prepare your letters.

If you’d like to learn more about Kairos and how you can help, speak with Lin (weekend leader for #62, cglindsey5@gmail.com , 206-979-1314) or Jerry (WA State Recruiting Chair, JerryCWhalen@outlook.com , 425-736-8141) or Mark Shaffer ( mark.r.shaffer@hotmail.com ). If you would like to help with meal preparation for the Base Camp please speak with Susan Lindsey ( lindsey5@cablespeed.com , 425-985-6411).
Our heartfelt thanks to the Holy Cross family for supporting Kairos!
Faith Formation
Holy Communion Class Continues
Middle School Youth Curriculum
Youth ramp up their study of The Deathly Hallows, To Die Is Gain: Good and Evil in the World of Harry Potter, which includes mighty comparisons to Jesus’ life, death and resurrection will begin in January.
High School Youth Curriculum
Youth continue with Nicky Gumbel’s Alpha Course exploring questions of faith on Sunday mornings.
Drop-In is every Wednesday evening at 7pm for fun combined with conversation movies or music.
FOOD BANK FARM WORK DAY was a beautiful sunny work day topped off with ice cream on the way home. 
March 17-18 th LOCK – IN - 3pm Saturday – Noon Sunday. We played - we prayed - we ate - we played and had a blast!   
Coming Youth Events
Family Game Night
Everyone Welcome ~
April 21 @ 6:00pm
As you all may or may not know, we are having a family game night on April 21st. This game night will have the same set up as the one we had on New Years Eve. We will have a lot of games/activities for the youth and their families to take part in, as well as snacks and refreshments to keep our energy up! So please mark it on your calendars and join us for a night of laughter, fun, and most of all, joyful company of each other!   Patrick Kelly
May 19 th -20 th SEAFARERS’ WORK WEEKEND -
 Depart Holy Cross Saturday 8:30 AM – bring sack lunch and overnight gear. Work Shuttle Buses, cook-out Alki Beach, gardening, repair and cleaning on site and dinner and Holy Eucharist Sunday evening at St. Mark’s Cathedral. Return by 8:30 PM.
SPRING HYC APRIL 6-8 at St. James, Kent
For youth in grades 9-12 from all over the diocese. These weekend conferences include faith formation and exploration, fun, and fellowship, through contemporary music, worship, small group conversations, games, workshops and special activities. Register online here .
Family Work Weekend – jobs for everyone!   $10!!
Come on out to Camp Huston and help us beautify the property before summer begins. All ages are welcome - adults must accompany youth under the age of 16. Check-in begins Friday, May 5th at 4pm. The weekend concludes Sunday, May 7th after lunch at 2pm.
Youth groups, families, friends, churches, school volunteers etc. are all encouraged to join - the more the merrier! Registration is only $10 per person to help cover the cost of food. This event is a great way to introduce your favorite friends to your favorite camp!
Registration Options online: Huston.org or by phone: 360.793.0441
Or by mail: PO Box 140, Gold Bar WA 98251 email: info@huston.org
Blood Drive
Join hands with donors from across Redmond to meet our communities need for 900 units of blood/ day!
 WHEN:   Tuesday, APRIL 24TH
TIME:  1-7PM (tech break from 3-4pm)
WHERE:  MEADOWBROOK CHURCH  (behind Whole Foods, on the back way into Marymoor Park.)
           17944 NE 65TH ST
            REDMOND, WA 98052
Make an appointment: Patti
Zabrinskie  wilde_jaz@yahoo.com  or
While each of our donations is just “a drop in the bucket”…this is a bucket where YOUR drop counts in saving lives!
Thanks for your generosity in giving over the whole 10 years! 
Tina Paul
Sally Smith, Director of Best Beginnings Preschool is retiring after 22 years of service.

Best Beginnings Preschool would like to announce the retirement of Sally Smith, Director of Best Beginnings Preschool in Redmond, Washington in June 2018. Sally has been a part of the early childhood education community in our area for over 40 years. After graduating from the University of Washington, her journey working with young children began teaching at the Boyer Children’s Clinic and Munchkins Preschool. She also worked as a Parent Educator through Lake Washington Technical Institute at Finn Hill
Co-Op Preschool. Sally has served as Preschool Director at Best Beginnings since 1996, touching the lives of thousands of children and their families in the Redmond and Woodinville areas. As Preschool Director, her responsibilities included overseeing the staff of 15 teachers and 165 students while providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can learn, play and grow. Sally’s years of experience in early childhood education brought insight, compassion and understanding to all she worked with including children, parents and colleagues. As much as we will miss Sally, this well-deserved milestone will give her the opportunity to spend more time doing the things she loves; traveling, reading and spending time with her family including her grandchildren.
We invite the friends and alumni of Best Beginnings Preschool and all who know and love Sally to join us for a retirement open house celebration honoring her on Saturday, April 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 11526 162nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
For inquires or questions, please contact Stephanie Taketa or Patty Venema at hc.preschool@frontier.com .
    Women's A.M. Bible Study
Come join us on Tuesday mornings starting @ 9:30am.
Questions: Contact Pam Stanton-Wyman -  pamstwy@gmail.com
Flower Chart ~ The 2018 Flower Chart is now available. 
Write your name on the date you wish to make a dedication. More than one name can share a date. Complete a “Flower Donation Card” and place it in the provide envelope along with your donation.
($35.00 suggested donation.) Write “Flowers” on the memo line.
 Drop the envelope in the offering basket or Office Mail Box located in the Narthex.
May We Pray For You?
Contact Karen Smith to be placed on the Holy Cross Prayer Chain.