Parish News



Worship Information

Holy Cross Welcomes You!
We are an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

From the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend through
the Sunday of Labor Day weekend we celebrate

Holy Eucharist, Rite II at St. John's Church, 9:00 am, and

at Holy Cross Church, 
11:00 am.

Holy Eucharist and Healing Service is
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm.  

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

Everyone Is Always Welcome!

Occasionally service times change for special holidays so please check below 
for possible schedule changes.



Read the June 2018 Newsletter.

News from the Diocese is here.

Father Allan McCaslin's sermons are 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.

Coming Up:

Monday, June 18, 2018
Spiritual Seekers!
6:00 – 7:30 pm in Skiles Hall

We continue our discussion on Bishop John Shelby Spong’s most recent book, Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith today.  For further information, contact Pan McCaslin, 923-5198.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Daughters of the King Meeting
4:00 -5:15 pm – Skiles Hall

The Daughters of the King (DOK) have a new meeting day and time: Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m., after which we are encouraged to attend the weekly Wednesday afternoon Parish Eucharist, now being held at 5:30 p.m.  All women of the church are welcome at DOK meetings.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Men’s Night Out!
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our monthly gatherings continue this week at the home of Ray Lutz, 241 Old Crows Road –off Dutch Creek Road, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Gathering on the “Third Thursday” of each month throughout the Summer, “Men’s Night Out” is a wonderful time to share food such as pizza (on a shared cost basis) and build camaraderie in a relaxed, no program and no pressure environment. Attendees are asked to bring the beverage of their own choice.  For more information and to confirmyour attendance, please contact Ray at lutzintl@aol.comor 305-975-6140.

This Sunday

Sunday, June 24, 2018
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

9 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II at St. John's with music and hymnody (directions)

Following the service:  Refreshments on St. John's Lawn

11:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross with music and hymnody

Following the service:  Fellowship and refreshments in Skiles Hall

We thank those who serve this Sunday:


 9 am at St. John's

 11 am at Holy Cross

Greeters, Oblationers:

Pam Conover,
Ray Lutz      

Heather Furr, 
Ramona Steele


Pam Conover,
Ray Lutz

Andy Furr,
Maria Morton


Sis Kinney

Hank Wansker

Prayers of
the  People:

Lynne Thomson

Susan Poorman


Edie Tugman

Nina-Jo Moore,
Louis Gallien


Edie Tugman

Nina-Jo Moore


The Rev.
Anna C. Shine 

The Rev.
Anna C. Shine 


The Rev.
R. Allan McCaslin 

The Rev.
R. Allan McCaslin 


















Next Week

Next Sunday, July 1, 2018
The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

9:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II at St. John’s (with music and hymnody)
10:00 am  Fellowship on the Lawn at St. John’s
11:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross (with music and hymnody)
12:00 pm   Fellowship time in Skiles Hall


St. John's Summer Concert Series Continues

The popular Summer Concert Series at historic St. John’s Church continues at 5 pm Sunday, July 1. Trio Dohnanyi will perform a concert of chamber music featuring two outstanding faculty members from Appalachian's Hayes School of Music and a renowned guest artist. Dr. Eric Koontz, String Area Coordinator at the university, and Dr. Ellie H. Wee, who teaches Applied Music for Strings, are joined by Margaret Bragg, noted Houston Symphony violinist. Admission is only $5 per person and the concert is followed by a potluck supper. Please bring a dish, a lawn chair, and enjoy!

Summer Food Ministry

Our Summer Food Ministry provides Valle Crucis school children and their families with quality meals during the summer.  This is our 4th year meeting food needs for children who receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year, but do not have access to enough food while on summer vacation.  If you wish to participate, please contact Ann Gerber at If you are donating food for the 2nd delivery, please place your donations on the shelves in the Welcome Center of Skiles Hall no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, 4th of July, but feel free to deliver your donations any time between now and then.  Many Thanks!

Vintage Valle Music, 2018

Baird's Creek Presbyterian Church, in Vilas NC, will again host a "summerful" of musicians and entertainers in its 7th year, presenting Vintage Valle Music as a gift to the Western Watauga community.   Baird's Creek Presbyterian Church is located at 2147 N.C. Hwy 194 S, Vilas NC 28692.The dates for 2018 are July 15, and August 19. Time of each event is from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free and a different, local, giving opportunity is featured each month.