Crossings posts about Liturgical Seasons

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Blessed is the King: A Reflection on Palm Sunday

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by Sue Awes “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” To the Romans looking on that day in Jerusalem it probably didn’t seem much like a royal procession, a triumphal entry.  Where were the gilded chariots and mighty steeds?  Where were the purple and gold […]

Pray for Me, a Sinner

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by Christian Ruch This year on Good Friday (April  18) from 3:00 to 6:30 PM we will be offering a time for praying confession with a clergy member.  While confessing sins to a priest or deacon is not required in the Anglican church, it is a practice that many (including myself) have found both spiritually […]

Rise and Shine: A Reflection on Epiphany

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by Elizabeth Stewart Today is a frigid one. The coldest temperatures in a decade make me feel as though the best place to be is under the covers.  It’s perhaps not a day on which even a hardy Canadian feels much like rising, let alone, shining!  Brrrr. January 6th on the Christian calendar is known […]

The Power of Testimony

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by Molly Ruch This coming Sunday, December 29th, we will continue our tradition of replacing the sermon with testimonies of God’s faithfulness. This service has been a highlight of the year as members of all ages share with the church family what God has done and what God is doing. In light of this, I’ve been reflecting on […]

Celebrating Christmas for 12 Days

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by Elizabeth Stewart and the Children’s Leaders’ Team Did you know the celebration of Christmas lasts from December 25th to January 5th?  Advent is a time of waiting and expectation, and during the Twelve Days of Christmas our waiting and hoping is fulfilled as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Those of us who observe […]

Advent Banners

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The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Revelation 22:17   For Advent this year, Church of the Cross has been blessed to display beautiful Advent Banners made […]

The Richness of Advent

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by Andene O’Neil For many the Advent season is marked by opening little doors on a bright red and green calendar, each new day opened brings a new festive surprise (a sticker? a piece of chocolate?) and signals the countdown to Christmas. Or maybe you grew up making colored paper-chains and draping them around your […]