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11526 – 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
  Monday, August 13, 2018

Outdoor Vacation Bible Camp - July 9-12

July 9-12 9:30am-Noon; ages 4 - 10

Bring your friends and neighbors!

Registration forms here

Ages 4 – 10; Middle School & High School & Adult Helpers needed.

Our Camp includes LEARNING, FUN, FOOD, MUSIC, GARDENING AND LAUGHTER. Won’t you join us this year as we explore new adventures?

CityServe Seafarers’ Mission for Youth May 19-20

Depart Holy Cross Saturday at 8:30 AM – bring sack lunch and overnight gear.

  • Work Shuttle Buses

  • repair, gardening and cleaning on site

  • cook-out Alki Beach

  • dinner & Contemplative Eucharist Sunday 7 PM at St. Mark’s Cathedral

  • Return to Holy Cross by 8:30 PM

Waiver here

Registration here

YMCA Odyssey ‘High Ropes’ Course

This event is for all youth grades 6-12 and current 5th graders

JUNE 3rd 12:30 PM -4:30


SAVE THE DATE!! - Get excited!

Join us for the YMCA Ropes Course followed by a Family Cookout. Parents & siblings are invited to join the group at 4:30 for dinner.

Bring: substantial sack lunch to eat before the course, water, & rain gear.

Wear: sturdy closed-toe shoes and snug fitting clothes.

The cost of $25 per youth will be covered by Faith Formation. So that NO FUNDS are wasted, please RSVP to Sue ASAP and no later than May 24th.

Family Cookout: Families are invited to arrive at 4:30 for dinner at 5 PM.

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share.

Where: Reserved Picnic Shelter at Cottage Lake park. Kurt Nellis will be manning the grill.

Questions? email Sue here: Sue Dimmitt

Forms you need:

2 page Odyssey Waiver

Directions to Course

The Odyssey High Ropes Course is a unique challenge course located at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville, Washington, in partnership with King County Parks and Recreation. The Odyssey Course is a 40 ft tall, two-level course that includes 10 different challenges and obstacles that you must navigate and work together with your group to accomplish. It is accessed by large cargo nets, and finishes with a dual hydraulic zip line to the ground. The course was built in 2007 by Alpine Towers International, a certified and professional vendor of challenge course technology.

Holy Communion - Class Celebration May 13th

Although all baptized children may receive communion, we offer a Holy Communion class for third grade and up every two years to layer the building the blocks of understanding.

Holy Communion instruction begins in early winter and culminates with a celebration on Mother’s Day. A series of ten classes present a foundation of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Our next class will begin March 4, 2018. Registration Form here. Printable schedule here.

Sunday School

During the school year September through May, Sunday school meets during the 10am worship service.

Classes are provided for age 3 through 5th grade. Children are divided into classes age appropriately and according to number of children registered and number of staff available.

Each class is staffed by at least 2 teachers each Sunday.

All our staff is volunteer and well qualified. Each teacher has been screened through an application process, has passed a Washington State background check and been certified in Safeguarding God’s Children Training.

The Sunday school is curriculum is Witness: Learning from the Bible to live the Good News.

Full schedule of classes with scriptural reference. ; Witness Curriculum 2017

Sunday School At A Glance 2018

Youth Groups

Middle School & High School Youth groups meet at 10 am on Sunday mornings.

Our 6th through 12th graders follow a mixed curriculum.

  • Middle School Youth meet in the Loft: Youth ramp up their study of The Deathly Hallows, To Die Is Gain: Good and Evil in the World of Harry Potter, which includes mighty comparisons to Jesus’ life, death and resurrection will begin in January.

  • Senior High Youth meet in the Youth Room: Alpha Series

High School Youth also meet for DROP-IN Wednesday from 7 PM - 9 PM.

Click Here Middle School Youth Schedule

Nursery Care with Kelly Colegrove

Newborn babies through 3 year olds are welcome in the nursery under the tender care of Kelly Colegrove.

The nursery hours are from 9:45am to 11:30 every Sunday throughout the year.

Nursery care may be provided for ministry events, as requested.

Advent & Christmas Preview


This year our Advent Project will be a Jesse Tree by creating felt ornaments to hang in the Parish Hall. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas Tradition and first started in medieval times. They are used to help tell the story of the Bible from creation to the Christmas Story. The name comes from Jesse who was the Father of King David “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots.” Isaiah 11:1

The ornaments focus on either God’s thread of redemption through the Old Testament or the lineage of Jesus leading up to His birth.


The Jesse Tree is a pageant consisting of ten short vignettes tied together with the visual prop of a large Jesse Tree. After each vignette one of the symbols is placed on the tree. We invite kids ages 0 through 18 to join us in some realm of this production. The Pageant will end as the cast sings “Sing We Now of Christmas”. Please sign up to be a part of this fun production.


Children will begin in church on special Sundays throughout the school year. The children will follow their leaders to the Sunday School Building after the gospel. The lesson will be based on the lectionary readings. Picture books will be chosen to reinforce the lesson in a way that applies to their lives and makes them wonder about God in the world. There will also be time to play games, do crafts and hang-out in a safe supervised environment.

As always, children are welcome to worship with their parents and will find activities, small toys and books in the SE corner of the sanctuary.


Confirmation curriculum will be offered to our Middle School Youth Group beginning in January. We invite participation and leave the decision for confirmation to the student after he/she has completed the course of study. We will join the entire Diocese for Confirmation at St. Mark’s Cathedral in late Spring. Private confirmation class mentoring will be made available by request for older students. Our next class is tentatively scheduled for 2019. Individual instruction may be an option for some older students.

Safeguarding God’s Children

Attention all nursery, children’s and youth volunteers, vestry and staff!

Bishop Rickel is committed to ensuring the safety of all our children and to that end has instituted the requirement of the in-person training program, Safeguarding God’s Children as well as background checks.

This mandate is for all active clergy, all paid employees, and any persons regularly working with youth such as Sunday school teachers, substitutes, Music leaders and Nursery attendants to attend once every five years. Please find one of the upcoming sessions available throughout the Diocese listed at our Diocesan web site www.ecww.org.

Publication and Social Media Opt Out

Classroom activities and church events are often photographed. Opt Out form

Last names are never published with the photos. If you prefer that your child’s photo is never published, please sign and return the Opt Out form to the Holy Cross office.

Complete and return the form ONLY if you DO NOT give permission for your child’s photograph to appear in Holy Cross Publications including but not limited to:

The Cross (Holy Cross monthly newsletter.)

Holy Cross website

Social Media sites such as Face Book.

And Diocese of Olympia Publications including but not limited to:

ECWW website

Online Newsletters

Camp Huston

Register Online for programs at Camp Huston

Fall Retreat October 5,6,7 2018 Registration; Challenge Waiver; Packing List

Middle School to Miracle Ranch Registration brochure Waiver

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