Holy Cross Episcopal Church

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Social Distancing at Holy Cross

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Holy Cross will suspend Sunday services and program gatherings through the month of March. This is a difficult decision for us, and in support of the larger community, we believe this is our best response to the current Pandemic.

Please note that the church and Labyrinth are open daily for private prayer and meditation. We will provide weekly prayer service (below) that can be used in your home, along with a recording of that week's homily. Please check back for the latest updates.

We stand together with all the people of this earth in prayer for a speedy end to this Pandemic.
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Welcome!

Holy Cross is a modern Christian community, attracting people from all walks of life. We gather as family to share our faith, and there is always room for more.

Guests are expected, so we invite
you to "come and see".
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A Member of the Episcopal Church USA

The non-holiday parish office is open
M-F from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

If Bonnie, our office administrator, is away
you may leave her a voicemail at 510-889-7233 ext. 200
or email her at emailher

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And we do too! As we say at VBS,
"and that's the way it should be!"

Apple iOS Users

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Check out the iOS Holy Cross Guide app!

The Holy Cross Guide app is designed to give a 30,000--foot view of our ministries and campus. It is not intended to be all-encompassing, there are numerous pictures and text content about our ministries and programs on this Web site.

The notes pages on the app provide a secure place to jot down your thoughts and questions about that particular program, ministry or space. The Realm database that contains these personal notes is stored on the phone and at no time is ever uploaded to an online server by the app.
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This simple app is designed to provide users with a place to write down their prayers. The app also allows users to set up to four separate times in the day to remember their prayers. This setting utilizes the iOS notifications system and is set to repeat the notifications daily.

I chose to create the app with four times as the traditional monastic hours of prayer are: Morning Prayer at 7 AM, Noon Day Prayers at noon, Evening Prayers at 5 PM, and Night Prayers, also known as Compline, is a 9 PM

Instructions for use 

• Prayer List

The opening screen is where prayers are listed. A new prayer can be added by tapping the traditional new note icon in the right-hand corner.

Swipe left to delete a prayer for the list and swipe right to edit.

The trash can on the left to delete all prayers and once. The user is warned before the delete action is executed to cancel if the tap was by accident.

• Settings

Tap into a field will bring up a picker to select a time. Tap a trash can to delete the time to its left.

Schedule the selected 1 - 4 reminder times with the button directly below the input fields.

The two buttons at the bottom of the screen delete all the scheduled notifications, and the bottom button shows which reminders are scheduled: morning, noon, evening, and/or night.

• Daily Devotions

Finally, the middle icon from the Prayer List screen takes the user to Daily Devotions. These simple one-page devotions are from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer (1979), which are designs to be prayed by individuals in their daily routine.

I hope you find this app supports your prayer journey.

Blessings,
—Mark

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For App support, please visit: Foundation Software

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Let's go on a journey together...

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Holy Cross Episcopal Church
19179 Center Street
Castro Valley, CA 94546
510-889-7233

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