The Small Group Initiative

The Small Group Initiative

We are Relaunching Small Groups at Holy Cross in September. We have been studying the Book of Acts and learning that we are a part of The Movement. We are “God’s Plan to save the world,” and people will experience God’s grace and forgiveness...
July 4 – Acts 14 Paul and Barnabas On Mission

July 4 – Acts 14 Paul and Barnabas On Mission

Overview: What do we learn in this chapter? First, we learn again that opposition to the gospel is to be expected. Preaching the gospel at Iconium, some believed, some did not, and some actively stirred up opposition. If we expect that everyone will agree with us and...
June 20- Acts 13: Life On Mission (In the Light)

June 20- Acts 13: Life On Mission (In the Light)

Introduction In Acts 13, the focus of “The Movement” transitions from Peter and the Jews in Jerusalem, to Paul’s missionary journeys.  Paul and Barnabas are sent by the church in Antioch.  Many regard this as the first real missionary effort of the church.  Paul tells...
June 13 – The Movement Small Group Study

June 13 – The Movement Small Group Study

Introduction As the church began to grow, the religious leadership in Jerusalem intensified their opposition of The Movement. Stephen is stoned to death, and Saul set out to destroy the church.  But God intervened, as he had done many times before, and transformed...
June 6 – The Movement Small Group Study

June 6 – The Movement Small Group Study

Introduction The early church was growing.  Saul was a passionate and ambitious Pharisee, who saw the Movement as a threat to the system of laws and beliefs he had grown up believing to be true.  He dedicated his life to stopping the spread of the Gospel.  He had even...
Lent 2021

Lent 2021

“Prayer is something far more profound than merely a tool to get something from God. Prayer is about our relationship with God. It is beyond the words. Prayer is the primary expression of our ‘love for’ and ‘trust in’ God. In our prayers we present our needs to God...

Be the Church Together

“Connect, Nurture, Serve” – These are not just words – they are a call to action. Our word for this year is “Thrive” and we are all struggling to thrive while staying home together. So, for this “Serving” week of the Red Letter Challenge, we have been...
Red Letter Challenge at Holy Cross

Red Letter Challenge at Holy Cross

Red Letter Challenge at Holy Cross This Lenten Season We are doing the Red Letter Challenge this Lenten Season at Holy Cross. The Red Letter Challenge is a 40-day event for everyone with: A 40-day Daily Devotional Worship and Sermons on Sundays and Wednesday nights...
Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Thoughts for the New Year from Pastor McClean For me personally, and for us as a church, 2019 was quite a year. From the meaningful, rejuvenating time of my sabbatical, to our school growing to over 400 students, to bringing on a new Children’s and Family Ministry...