Minister of Christian Formation, Church of the Cross

The Episcopal Church of the Cross (ECC)
Minister of Christian Formation (MCF)

 Who We Are, and Who We Seek:
The ECC is a new community of faith located in the Lake Travis area of Western Travis County.  The congregation worships in the cafeteria of a local elementary school on Sunday mornings, and…

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The Ancient Practice: Holy Week

By the end of the third century it had become the practice of the faithful to observe with special intention the seven days before Easter. Over time, this observance became known as Holy Week.

The observance of Holy Week is a practice of Christian formation. In it, we enter into…

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Keeping Advent and Daily Scripture Readings

Keeping Advent

Advent is the Church season preceding Christmas. The word “Advent” comes from a Latin word meaning “arrival.” In Advent, we prepare again for the arrival of Jesus Christ in our hearts. Advent always begins four Sundays before Christmas. This year, Advent begins Sunday, November 27. The…

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Daily Scripture Readings; Advent 2016

Daily Scripture Readings; Church of the Cross; Advent 2016

 

Week of Sunday, November 27:

The Collect for Advent I:                 Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your…

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All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day

November 1; observed at Church of the Cross in worship on Sunday, November 6

What is a Saint?

We commonly think of the word “saint” as a title used for persons over the centuries who have demonstrated heroic faith: Francis of Assisi is…

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October 2 Message: A Way…

Message Delivered at Church of the Cross

Sunday, October 2, 2016

“A Way…

TEXTS: II Timothy 1:1-6; Luke 17:1-10

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Let’s do some Bible this morning…

We’re going to read Luke 17:1-10 in just a moment. Here’s some background:

First, you’ll notice we’ve been reading from…

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September 11 Message: The Feast of the Holy Cross

Message Delivered at Church of the Cross

The Feast of the Holy Cross

September 11, 2016

TEXTS: Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 15:1-10

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Good morning, everyone.

So Bernadette, Peter, and I have now lived here about three years….

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September 25 Message

Message Delivered at Church of the Cross

Sunday, September 25, 2016

TEXTS: I Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

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Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted…

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Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 2

A Blessing of the Animals

The Pavilion at Lakeway City Park

1:00 PM Lunch (Bring your own)

1:30 PM Blessing of the Animals

We’ll sing some, worship some, and give God thanks for our pets, and all God’s creatures!…

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The Feast of the Holy Cross

What is the Feast of the Holy Cross?

Helena was a Christian, a leader in the Roman Empire, and the mother of Constantine, the first Christian Emperor of Rome. She was born sometime around the year 250; and we think she died around the year 330….

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September 4 Message: Labor Day Weekend

Message Delivered at Church of the Cross

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Labor Day Weekend 

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We thank you, O God, for the revelation of yourself in the common ways of life. Help us to be ever watchful for new knowledge of you, so…

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August 7 Message: Fear Not…

Message Delivered at Church of the Cross

Sunday, August 7, 2016

TEXTS: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:22-38

Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Luke 12:32

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Jesus said to his disciples,…

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