Rocklin, California

Category: Advent

Advent Photos

 As we wait in expectation for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, our musicians will be preparing a little visual and auditory gift for us.  What we are asking you to do is simply send us 1-2 (no more) photos of a Christian Advent or Christmas symbol you use in your home.  (Advent wreath, nativity set, tree, ornaments, luminaria, etc.). 

The photos will be compiled and set to music (similar to what was done last spring with the photos of crucifixes) with a release date of early Christmastide.

What you can do:  Take 1-2 photos (please limit) and send them to [email protected]

Deadline for submission of photos: Sunday, December 20.

Advent is a time of waiting and preparation.  Suffice it to say, this Advent has certainly been a season of waiting, and perhaps our preparations look a little different this year.  Surely, our times of gathering as a congregation have been sorely tested over the past nine months. And yet, we are still the church who the Holy Spirit calls, gathers and enlightens.

Always Mercy,
Deaconess Pamela Boehle-Silva, RN

Update from Pastor for December 9, 2020

Update from Pastor for December 9, 2020

Dear friends,

There are a number of things going on today that warrant a quick note to all of you. Here they are in order of what comes out of my head at the time:

HCAP with No Audio
So some of you may have had trouble with Holy Cross at Prayer on YouTube this morning. My apologies. If you couldn’t get the sound to work, I recorded it again:

HCAP for December 9, 2020 (with Audio)

Advent Meditation tonight on Zoom
This evening we will have the second of our meditations on the Song of Advent. Tonight we will specifically be looking at the Visitation from Luke 1:39-45. Here’s the link:

Zoom Link to Advent Meditation for December 9

What about Sunday Services with the Shelter-in-place Order?

Many of you have probably also see that the Sacramento region has dropped under 15% ICU beds. This means that as of midnight on December 10, we will be in the full shelter-in-place guidelines.

HOWEVER, two of the categories of exceptions affect us:

Pre-K and Kindergartens (and all schools) continue with whatever in-person levels they had before.

And Churches may continue to have outdoor services.

What this means for us is that Holy Cross Lutheran Academy can still operate as they have been doing.

It also means that we may continue to do our outdoor services. To that end, here is the link for the registration for this coming Sunday:

Link for Registration for Sunday, December 13 at 11:00 a.m. OUTDOORS and IN-PERSON

From my perspective, the outdoor service went very well last week. It was in the upper 50s, We currently are at 50/50 on whether we will be able to have service in-person on Sunday, as there is a chance of rain. We will make the call for that no later than Saturday evening.

Stay tuned, watch your email and the church web site, and we’ll let you know what it looks like! If you believe you will be attending Sunday, please register.

God bless you all. 

In Christ,
Pastor Peperkorn

Advent 2020 at Holy Cross – The Song of Advent

Are you looking to join with Holy Cross Lutheran Church in preparing for the birth of Christ? Join us in weekly devotions on the three Wednesdays, December 2, 9, and 16.

We look forward to hear, see, receive, and meditate on God taking on human flesh and blood for our salvation. These meditations are on Zoom at 7pm – Holy Cross Zoom

The first Sunday in Advent is November 29. The services are available on the Holy Cross YouTube Channel.