Holy Cross
Episcopal Church
Weekly E-blast
Our Mission:
“Making Christ Visible in
 God’s Community”
Announcements & Upcoming events
Upcoming Schedule for Holy Week
Palm Sunday April 14 th    8:00 am, 10:30 am &
en Español 12:30 pm
Wednesday April 17, No 7pm Holy Eucharist
Maundy Thursday, April 18 th    6:00 pm Agape Dinner &
7:00 pm Eucharist Bilingual Service (SIGN UP IN NARTHEX)
Good Friday, April 19 th               11:00 am Stations of The Cross, Labyrinth
(No 7am Eucharist)   12:00 pm Service
7:00 pm Bilingual Service

Holy Saturday, April 20 th          10:00 am  Holy Saturday , Memorial Garden
  8:30 pm  Easter Vigil 

Easter Sunday,* April 21 st         
8:30 am Easter Sunday Rite II with hymns,
10:30 am Choral Eucharist w/ incense
12:30 pm en Español  
*There will be an Easter egg hunt following the 10:30 am service at the Pavilion
Busca de Huvos de Pascua despues de la misa de las 12:30PM

Daughters of the King Meeting
Daughters of the King have a meeting THIS Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 am at the home of Lee Pennebaker.
302 S. Almond Dr., Simpsonville, SC
Easter Lilies
Holy Cross will be collecting money for lilies with which to
decorate the
sanctuary for Easter.
You can give a lily in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for blessings received. The money will help purchase Bi-Lo gift cards for the needy.
Announcement forms will be handed out each week in the church bulletin.

Orders due April 14th if you would like to have dedication in the bulletin.
Please mark “Easter Flower(s)” in the memo line.
We are excited to announce, beginning June 2nd Kimberly Tope willl be doing a short children's sermon during the 10:30am service every Sunday!!
Sunday April 28 at 10:30 am
Please join us afterwards for a church picnic, bounce house, food and games!!

Practice for Children's Sunday will be Saturday April 27th at 10 am
Dates to remember
Last Formation- May 26

First Formation resumes- Aug 25th

Back to school cookout- Aug 24th
Youth Announcements
Youth Meeting- April 28th at 5pm

Youth Sunday- May 5th

Last Youth - May 22nd

Back to school cookout- Aug 24th

First Youth- Aug 25th 5:30 pm

Great food, music and fun.  

Join us for a BBQ and silent auction to support therapeutic efforts for children on the Autism Spectrum.
         WHEN: Tomorrow, Friday, April 12 from
4 to 7 pm
         WHERE:  The Little White House, 235 Apple Blossom Lane, Simpsonville, SC 29681
        TICKETS:  $20 Advance Purchase/$25 at the Door  Buy online: thelittlewhitehouse.org
How Can you Help?
Power packs -
There are approximately 7 weeks of school left and we are in need of items in all categories.

 Holy Week is also Spring Break week for Hickory Tavern and although we cannot provide for all their food needs for a week, we have sent some additional items to the children this week in preparation for no school breakfasts or lunches during their break. We need to stock the closet to continue to provide for these children for the last weeks of school. Please pick up a few of these items on your next trip to the grocery store and place them in the wagon located in the Reception Hall.
Juice Boxes * Breakfast Items (oatmeal packets, grits packets, individual cereal boxes) * Diced Fruit Cups * Applesauce Cups * Vegetable Cups/Pop-top Cans * Ramen Noodle Packets * Mac & Cheese Cups/Packets * Microwavable Chicken & Rice Cups * Microwavable Pasta Cups * Vienna Sausage * Beanie Weenies * Individually Wrapped Healthy Snacks (raisins, microwavable popcorn, goldfish, pudding cups, granola bars, cheese/peanut butter crackers, trail mix, etc.)

Monetary donations are also accepted. If check, please make out to Holy Cross and put Power Pack in the memo line. Thank you!

For more information or if you would like to donate your time, please contact Leslie Donahue( leslie.donahue@gmail.com ), Jennifer Hellams ( jy.workman@gmail.com ), Linda McAllister( lrdmcallister@gmail.com ), or Bob Shumaker ( bobshumaker2@gmail.com ).
Save the Date
Annual Women s Retreat Silent Auction

May 5 th

7:30 AM 2:00 PM 

We're collecting donations for the Women's Retreat Silent Auction! Please deliver items to the church no later than
Saturday morning, May 4.
Auction is Sunday, May 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Quilt Raffle t he same day; tickets sold after all services through the end of April. See flyer on the bulletin board for donation ideas and more information. All proceeds benefit our scholarship fund.
Questions? Maureen Prince 864-704-2098; moprince999@gmail.com .
Habitat for Humanity
The ceremonial wall raising will be held on Thursday April 25th @ 8:00am
Hey, Holy Cross Fam!!! 
It's that amazing time of year again when we get to have fun, make new friendships, rekindle old ones; learn new skills or share our talents to build a neighbor a home with Habitat for Humanity. This years project is located here: 421 E Fairview Avenue, Greer SC   
Our first official HC work day is the very next day: Friday April 26th! 
Here is the link for online registration:    http://vhub.at/holycrossepiscopal 
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED; email steve.donboch@jamesonreese.com or text 864.404.0745 with any questions!
Change of Date Notice:
Spring IFG Community Fellowship
Please join us!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

We accidentally scheduled the initial Spring IFG Community Fellowship during the Holy Days of Passover.
We have changed the date from April 25th to April 30th from 6:30-9:00 PM.
Spring IFG Community Fellowship
(previously known as Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues)

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (sign-up by April 8, 2019) from 6:30-9:00 PM

 Where: Various locations throughout Greenville County.
Sponsored by Greenville Interfaith Forum. This event is a program bringing people of diverse backgrounds together in private homes to share a meal and reflect on the role of faith, spirituality and shared values in their lives.
For more information visit: https://interfaithforumgreenville.org/programs/  
or call Victoria at (864) 616-0154 or Hy at (864) 787-9271
Register now as a host or an attendee. Registration closes on April 8th, 2019.
Send us an email.
Holy Cross Ministry Partner
Charity Event
Red Ribbon Classic
Monday, April 29, 2019, Just Say Something and Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation will host the 31st annual Red Ribbon Classic from 10:30AM - 4:30PM at Green Valley Country Club. 

Step up and putt around with us to fight to end substance abuse in Greenville County through prevention, treatment, and community support. 
To play or sponsor this Two Fore One event, please fill out the Team/Sponsor Form and email it back to phillip@justsaysomethingsc.org. Below are all of the details for each sponsorship level.

Team Package - $1,200
1 golf team to include lunch, green fees, cart fees, and range time.
4, $100 gift cards to use in the Mini Pro-shop following the tournament.
Awards Ceremony and Reception following the tournament.
Eagle Sponsor - $5,000
1 golf team to include all perks of the Team Package.
2 Course Signs - Artwork Deadline: Friday April 12, 2019.
Company name/logo on all marketing materials - Deadline Friday March 1, 2019.
Birdie Sponsor - $3,000
1 golf team to include all perks of the Team Package.
1 Course Sign - Artwork Deadline: Friday April 12, 2019.
Company name/logo on all marketing materials - Deadline Friday March 1, 2019.
T-shirt Sponsor - $1,000
100+ volunteer shirts with your name and logo on them.
Beverage Cart Sponsor - $1,000 (2 Available)
2, 2’x2’ signs with your name and logo on a beverage cart. The cart will circle the course for the duration of the tournament. - Artwork Deadline: Friday April 12, 2019.
Course Sign - $500
Custome 2’x2’ sign with your name and logo placed on the golf course - Deadline Friday April 12, 2019.
Honor Roll - $250
Your business name or message will be listed on our Honor Roll 5’x3’ sign at registration and during the awards ceremony.
Would rather talk to a live person? Contact Phil Clark  at (864) 467-4099

Additional grief support group
A local non-profit is offering a grief support group.
This group meets on Tuesday evenings for ten weeks beginning April 2. The cost is a nominal $10 fee to cover the cost of the book used for group discussion.

For more information, please contact Rev. Erin assistantrector@holycrossep.org 864-967-7470, ext 105
Contemplation & Meditation Group
The Contemplation/Meditation Group gathers on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm every month.
This group always remains open to anyone seeking the Divine within through stillness of mind and openness of heart. Group participants support and encourage one another in this challenging way to pray.
All are welcome. Meet in Room 102 (library)
Questions - Email Ralph Cain at rlphcain@gmail.com
Process Update for E-blast requests!
I would like to try a new process for E-blast requests.
Anyone who has an announcement they would like to add to the weekly E-blast may request the addition by emailing eblast@holycrossep.org or clicking the E-blast button in the link above.
With the increase in activities and communications this may help avoid miscommunication!

  • We reserve the right to edit the length of the E-blast so please make sure you make your E-blasts short and sweet! We have multiple entries per week and must share the space!

  • E-blast requests MUST be submitted by 5pm Tuesday if you want it included in the following Wednesdays E-blast. Late submissions will be included in the following week's E-blast.
Thank you for your help with this change. Please reach out to Jenni, the church secretary for any questions!
If you would like to submit anything for the weekly announcements please email
[864-967-7470]  [secretary@holycrossep.org]  [holycrossep.org]