Parish News



Worship Information

The Church of the Holy Cross,
an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of Western North Carolina, 
celebrates Holy Eucharist, Rite II Sundays at

8:30 am at Holy Cross,

11:00 am at Holy Cross

Directions to St. John's and Holy Cross are here.

Holy Eucharist and Healing Service are
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m.  

Everyone Is Always Welcome!

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Reflections -- News from the Diocese may be read here. 

Father Allan McCaslin's Sunday Sermon may be read here.

Prayer Lists -- We have a separate page for our prayer lists here.
Or you can locate it by clicking on "Prayer Lists" under Parish News in the navigation bar at the top of each page.


This Week

Sunday, September 24, 2017, The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

8:30 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross, A quiet service with no hymns or service music.

We thank those who serve this morning:
Lector: Nancy McInnes
Prayers of the People: Trish Lanier  
Chalice: Sis Kinney  
Acolyte: Sis Kinney

11:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Sacred Music and Hymns.   

We thank those who serve this morning:
Greeters/Oblationers: Ernie and Mary Armstrong 
Ushers: Robin Byerly and Maria Morton 
Lector: John Goodrich 
Prayers of the People: Ann Gerber  
Chalice: Nina-Jo Moore and Andrea McDonough
Acolyte: Nina-Jo Moore 

9:30 am: Fellowship in Skiles Hall

9:45 am: Adult Christian Education, Today's class offers an Introduction to a fascinating new Bible-based study series, God's Vision for Justice and Ecology. 

12 Noon: Fellowship Time Skiles Hall 

Monday, September 25, 2017:  Spiritual Seekers Book Group will meet tonight in Bishop Ives Cabin. We continue to study Joyce Rockwood Hudson's book, Natural Spirituality. All are welcome! 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. 

Next Sunday, October 1, 2017, The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

With Guest Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Perrin Radley

8:30 am:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II, A quiet service with no hymns or service music.
9:30 am: Parish Breakfast-Skiles Hall
9:45 am: Children/Youth Sunday School-Lower Skiles Hall
11:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II (with sacred music and hymns) at Holy Cross
12:00 pm: Fellowship time in Skiles Hall



Contemplative Worship Service

Coming up … Tuesday, October 3, 20176:30 pm at Holy Cross

Surrounded by quiet beauty and illuminated by soft candlelight, all are invited to be still and know God.  Through scripture readings, silence, sung and spoken prayer, and the singing of simple, repetitive, and melodic songs from the Taizé, Iona and Celtic community traditions many find their spirits uplifted and encouraged. Come and be renewed!

Valle Country Fair

Volunteers Needed

This year’s Fair will be held at 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 21st. Volunteers are needed in many areas. Please see the VCF display in Skiles Hall & sign up to help even if it’s just for an hour or two. Thank you!

Foyer Groups

Last Call for Foyer Group Sign ups!

“Foyer Groups” allow for parishioners to gather in small groups (8-12 people), share a meal, and get to know one another. The Groups change each year. All persons interested in participating in this year’s Foyer Group program need to sign up in Skiles Hall today!

Healing Prayer Ministry

Intercessory, healing prayers are offered on the first and third Sundays at Holy Cross and at St. John’s, during the summer months.  During Eucharist, those who seek healing prayers for themselves, or others, are invited to stop at the healing station for prayer and anointing.

A new training class for those feeling called to this ministry will be held on September 23. If you are interested, please contact Pan McCaslin, 828-963-5198.


Hurricane Harvey Relief

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD)

Donations Requested

We continue to lift up in prayer all who have been impacted by hurricanes throughout the Caribbean, the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and those impacted by fires and earthquakes throughout the West. ERDsupports the work of first responders and numerous relief agencies, and provides direct hands-on assistance throughout these regions. Your financial contributions are much appreciated. To make an on-line donation go to: