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Welcome & Worship Information

Welcome! 

Holy Cross is an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of
Western North Carolina
(828) 963-4609

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Sunday Morning Worship Services:

 
THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS &

ST. JOHN'S (Summer services only)

 

Summer Schedule (May 26, 2024 - September 1, 2024)

  • 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II aSt. John's with music and hymnody
  • 10:00 a.m. - Fellowship time on the lawn at St. John's 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross with music and hymnody
  • 12:00 p.m. - Fellowship time in Skiles Hall

 

The 11:00 a.m. service from Holy Cross is Live-Streamed via our YouTube Channel commencing at 10:50 am.
Click here to view our Live Streamed and previously recorded services.
Click here to view & download this week's worship leaflet.

Click here to view & download this month's Holy Cross Newsletter.

 

Online giving is now available - click here or click "Give Online" in the Navigation Bar at the top of the website.

 

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Healing & Eucharist Services take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at Holy Cross.

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Weekday Worship Services offered via "Zoom":

Compline at 8:00 p.m. every Monday & Thursday - click here to join the Zoom meeting

The "Virtual Waiting Room" opens 15 minutes before each service begins.
(Meeting ID: 880 7808 9328)

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation: 
This Sacrament is offered at any time by appointment. Please contact the Rector directly at (828) 963-4609 ext. 22

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Further Information & Links:

To read recent sermons, visit the Sermons page.
The current Prayer List is here.

The Latest Sunday Worship Leaflet is here
The Current Holy Cross Newsletter is here.


 

This Sunday

Sunday, June 16, 2024 - The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
  • 9:00 a.m. - Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at St. John's (with music and hymnody)
  • 10:00 a.m. - Fellowship time on the Lawn at St. John's
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross (with music and hymnody) - This service is Live-Streamed via our YouTube Channel
  • 12:00 p.m. - Fellowship Time in Skiles Hall
We thank all those who will serve on Sunday:
  • Greeters/Oblationers: Nancy McInnes (9:00 a.m. at St. John's) and Jim & Darby Logan (11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross)
  • Ushers: Nancy McInnes (9:00 a.m. at St. John's) and Jim & Darby Logan (11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross)
  • Lector: Nancy McInnes (9:00 a.m. at St. John's) and Rebecca Alford (11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross) 
  • Prayers of the People: Jane Blackburn (9:00 a.m. at St. John's) and Rebecca Alford (11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross) 
  • Chalice: Tav Gauss (9:00 a.m. at St. John's) and David Johnston & Nina-Jo Moore (11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross)
  • Acolytes: Tav Gauss (9:00 a.m. at St. John's) and Nina-Jo Moore (11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross)
Next Sunday, June 23, 2024 - The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
  • 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at St. John's (with music and hymnody)
  • 10:00 a.m. - Fellowship time on the Lawn at St. John's
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross (with music and hymnody) - This service is Live-Streamed via our YouTube Channel
  • 12:00 p.m. - Fellowship Time in Skiles Hall

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News & Happenings

Music in the Valle - June 14

We are delighted to serve once again as an official sponsor of the VC Community Park’s “Music in the Valle” Summer Concert Series. This year, we have partnered with the Valle Crucis Conference Center and, together, are sponsoring “The Lucky Strikes Orchestra” in concert on Friday evening, June 14th.

All are encouraged to bring a dish to share as we gather in the Herrick Pavilion for a potluck supper (5:30-ish p.m.), enjoy a time of fellowship and laughter followed by the concert. Whether you come for the potluck meal or simply to attend the concert be sure to bring a lawn chair and favorite beverage. More details and needs will be announced as we draw closer to the event. Volunteer providers of picnic supplies would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Patty Dilley at: hatch108@charter.net for additional information or to offer help.

2024 Summer Food Ministry

The Church of the Holy Cross is partnering with Valle Crucis United Methodist Church in support of the 2024 summer food ministry program. Our combined efforts will supply meals for six families over the summer months when school meals are not available. We have 5 scheduled delivery dates. We are using the same volunteer sign-up link to make donations organized and user-friendly for the parish. In addition to continuing our history of helping others in our community, we are getting to know our neighbors at Valle Crucis UMC. They are excited about our participation and look forward to our help with this important volunteer opportunity.


Click here for the Volunteer Sign Up link and instructions to make your contributions to the 2024 Summer Food Ministry program. Our summer ministry team welcomes your donations! For questions, please contact Jeff or Angela Williams and Darby Logan.


 

Men's Night Out - Stew at Stu's - June 18

The June Men's Night Out gathering will be hosted by Stuart (Sonny) Tugman from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. MNO is a monthly opportunity for men from within the parish and in our community to enjoy having an evening of fellowship together. This month will also give us a chance to toast (and perhaps roast) Father Allan on the occasion of his retirement.
Stuart is preparing his famous Southwestern Chicken Stew (bowls) with Texas Toast and a side salad. Remember to bring your favorite beverage to enjoy and feel free to bring a friend or two, but please RSVP no later than noon on Monday, June 17 via email to KeithTMartin@gmail.com or by text or phone to (704) 608-2755.

The Tugman home is located at 216 Cherry Drive in Boone but, since parking is non-existent, a shuttle will transport folks from the Boone Drug side of the EarthFare parking lot on King Street every five minutes from 5:25 to 5:45 p.m. Please time your arrival within that time frame, and please join us on June 18th for Stew at Stu's!

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed

Coffee Hour is an important time of not only fellowship, but also a time to get to know our visitors and newcomers.People tend to stay longer and interact more when there is food.

Hosting Coffee Hour means providing light refreshments and a non-coffee beverage. Teams of two volunteers work best. The sign-up sheet can be found on the kitchen serving window ledge in Skiles Hall. Please consider hosting after the upcoming services !


 

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King (DOK) meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. in Skiles Hall. The group invites any women of the church interested in finding out more about DOK to join them. Click here to learn more about DOK!