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Cross Words by Fr. Rick Cross

WCROSSRDSummer 2020 July 9, 2020The fragrant old white cream-colored rose bushes in front of thefarmhouse in Freedom outdid themselves this season of blossoms.Now the ground below the bushes is covered with the delicate fallenpetals, waiting for some blushing bride to process up to the altar!Out behind the red barn, vegetables have germinated and arepushing their…

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Cross Words by Fr. Rick Cross

       W C R O S S         R              “Discerning our future”         D         S Hold on to what is good,  even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe,  even if it is a tree which stands alone. Hold on to what you must do,  even if it…

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Cross Words – Easter Season 2020 by Fr. Rick Cross

      W   CROSS        R        D E a S t e r  S e a s o n                               April 20, 2020             During this Lenten/Easter season I am experiencing a time-warp and have to check the phone, computer and calendar more often to see what date it is! This pandemic has allowed…

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Cross Words – Special Edition by Fr. Rick Cross

         C W O R D S         O         S         S   “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a great light has dawned.”                                                           (Isaiah 9:2)                                                                           Wednesday, March 25, 2020 This scripture from my Henri Nouwen…

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Cross Words: St. Patrick’s Breastplate by Fr. Rick Cross

        W                                  The Feast of St. Patrick, 2020 C R O S S        R       D       St. Patrick’s Breastplate Dear Friends, During this rather unsettling and worrisome time in our lives, we have the great gift and consolation of our Patron Saint’s Lyrica (shield) to bring us  renewed focus on…

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Cross Words: Retreating in Lent by Fr. Rick Cross

          W    C R O S S           Retreating in Lent           D           S   I have joked with you about taking my vacation time during Lent and calling it my “Lenten Retreat.” You know I spend most of my time at Clearwater Beach, which is lined with beautiful white sand, looking out…

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Cross Words by The Rev. Myrick Cross

CROSS W                 O                 R                 D                 S  St. Patrick’s Stewardship Sermon November 24, 2019 Rev. Rick Cross, Priest in Charge “Welcome to Black Sunday”…

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Cross Words by The Rev. Myrick Cross

     W                                                 c r O s s                                                   R                                                       …

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