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Our Processional Cross: Its History, its Artistry, and its Significance

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by Andene O’Neil As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Church of the Cross commissioned a new Processional Cross. The Cross was revealed on September 13, 2015 and this post helps to introduce it. ITS HISTORY When Church of the Cross first moved into this building in 2004, a small wooden cross was discovered in the […]

We Are like the Bronze

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by Nina Wiskus Our church has commissioned a new processional cross. On Sunday, July 19, after the service, in the parking lot, we got to whiteness the artist’s pouring of the brass cross. The process was such a beautiful metaphor for life and salvation. As we watched I couldn’t help but tear up a little. How […]

A Lesson from the Vines

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by Cheryl Witham ..that they should seek God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him.  Yet he is actually not far from each of us, for “In him we live and move and have our being.”  Acts 17:27-28a When the vines are young, they begin to attach themselves to plants and trees, […]

What the Jubilee of Creativity Showed Us

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by Andene O’Neil and Don Hammer I have to confess something to you all. When the idea of having a Jubilee of Creativity was brought up months ago I of course was enthused about the idea, but I really had no idea of the array and the excellence of the artistry that was in our […]

The Work of Your Hand

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“But you, o Lord, you are our father and we are the clay and you are our potter, and we are all the work of your hand.”  Is. 64:8 That urge to create, to use our hands, our minds, in something fresh, in something beautiful, in something useful, in something delectable, is part of who we […]

The Arts at COTC

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by the Arts Committee One of our core values at Church of the Cross is “The power of connectedness“. Connectedness happens as we share our stories with one another and discover together our place in God’s bigger story. One of the best means we have as human beings to express and experience stories (and therefore […]

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 […]