We ask the entire Holy Cross Church community to keep the following Project Gabriel intentions in their prayers:
We are currently in need of #2 diapers. Please place donations in the plastic tote marked “Project Gabriel” in the coat closet in the church narthex. Additional donations of new and gently used baby items may also be placed in this box. It is highly recommended that donations be marked with “Project Gabriel” on them in case items get moved or misplaced.
Gas cards purchased through Manna for our mothers and angels to get to doctor's appts. or restaurant cards for our Angels to take our moms out to lunch. Leave with Manna table volunteer for Project Gabriel.
Project Gabriel Hot List
Presently we are putting in place a Project Gabriel email - Hot List. Once in a while we have a Mom who has an emergency material need for their baby. You may have the answer to that need or know of someone who else who can help. Those on this list will be contacted by email in emergency cases when we are unable to obtain emergency material resources through other avenues. For example, we had a need for a bassinette but did not have time to put it in the bulletin.
If you are interested in being on this list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all of your support!
You may not know me,
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
For you were made in my image.
In me you live and move and have your being.
For you are my offspring.
I knew you even before you were conceived.
I chose you when I planned creation.
You were not a mistake,
I determined the exact time of your birth
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother's womb.
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
I have been misrepresented
I am not distant and angry,
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
Simply because you are my child
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
For I am the perfect father.
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
My thoughts toward you are countless
And I rejoice over you with singing.
I will never stop doing good to you.
For you are my treasured possession.
I desire to establish you
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
If you seek me with all your heart,
Delight in me and I will give you
For it is I who gave you those desires.
I am able to do more for you
For I am your greatest encourager.
I am also the Father who comforts you
When you are brokenhearted,
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
One day I will wipe away
And I'll take away all the pain
I am your Father, and I love you
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
He is the exact representation of my being.
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
His death was the ultimate expression
I gave up everything I loved
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
And nothing will ever separate you
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party
I have always been Father,
My question is…
I am waiting for you.
Love, Your Dad