Sunday, July 14, 2024 - The Eighth 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
We are delighted to Welcome Home to Holy Cross, the Rev. Dr. Scott Oxford.
Fr. Scott, our former Rector, is currently Scholar in Residence at App State, researching the early years of the Valle Crucis Mission. We appreciate him preaching and presiding at today’s worship services, and for all our services throughout the month of July.
 
 

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Next Sunday, July 21, 2024 - The Ninth 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
  • 12:30 p.m. - MOC Meeting (Lower Skiles)
We are delighted to Welcome Home to Holy Cross, the Rev. Dr. Scott Oxford.
Fr. Scott, our former Rector, is currently Scholar in Residence at App State, researching the early years of the Valle Crucis Mission. We appreciate him preaching and presiding at today’s worship services, and for all our services throughout the month of July.
 
The Rev. Dr. Scott A. Oxford is an eighth generation Appalachian and a lifelong Episcopalian. A graduate of Appalachian State, Father Scott earned his Masters of Divinity at Sewanee in 1987, and his Doctor of Ministry from Drew. He retired from active ministry after 30 years of service, which included Ascension, Hickory (1987-1988), St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s Missions in his native Burke County (1988-1993), Holy Cross, Valle Crucis (1993-1999) and St. James, Black Mountain (2003-2017). He also served as Canon to the Ordinary to Bishop Robert Johnson (2001-2003). He is currently Scholar in Residence, Appalachian Collection at ASU where he is researching and writing about the early years of the Valle Crucis Mission, and reminiscences of ministry amongst the mountain folk of this region. He is father of Caroline and Will, and ‘PopPop’ of Will and wife Heidi’s daughter, Selma. Scott and Julia live in Boone.
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: St. John's is now open for the early service starting at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday.
 
St. John's will remain open until Labor Day weekend in September.
 
2024 Summer Food Ministry Program
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 with 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.
Please visit the Parish News page with 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 - their contact information is in the directory.

About Holy Cross

Holy Cross is a Christ-centered Episcopal community of faith that offers an active, loving, and welcoming place of worship, ministry, and Christian fellowship.

We are committed to meaningful worship services and celebrating the love of Christ through the Holy Eucharist, hearing the Word, and embracing all who enter our doors.

This parish is truly characterized by energy and a dedication to helping others through a variety of ministries, strong lay leadership and active participation of all.

We are a multifaceted faith community that treasures and enjoys each other and our connections to our surrounding communities.

First and foremost, Holy Cross is a place of worship. We do not represent a large membership but we openly receive those from all walks of life. All are welcome to share the Holy Eucharist at our table.

The liturgy, celebration of the Holy Eucharist, challenging sermons, inspiring sacred music, the beauty and history of this simple stone church all combine to offer an inspirational and compelling place to worship and draw closer to God.

 

 

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