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Worship Information

Holy Cross Welcomes You!

We are an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Sunday Services are at Holy Cross in Valle Crucis every Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. from after Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend.  Services in the summer are 9 a.m. at St. John's and 11 a.m. at Holy Cross.
Please check this page for any possible changes to our regular worship schedule especially during Advent and Christmas, Holy Week and Valle Country Fair time.

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

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

Everyone Is Always Welcome!



Read the February, 2019 Newsletter.

News from the Diocese is here.

Recent 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:

March, 2019

“March for Diapers”

Please remember we collect diapers for The Children’s Council during the entire month of March.  This helps mothers who are having financial troubles.  Diapers are essential but very expensive.  Please bring diapers to Skiles Hall this March for those in need.

This Sunday

Sunday, February 24, 2019
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

8:30 am        Holy Eucharist, Rite II, a quiet service without music

9:45 am        Adult Christian Education Class: “St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans” in Upper Skiles

11:00 am      Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with music

12:00 pm      Fellowship time in Skiles Hall

We thank those who will serve this Sunday:  


8:30 am

 11 am


Jim and Sarah Jordan

Kim Gauss and 
Janice Russell


Jim and Sarah Jordan

Stella Barbato and 
Karla Prudhomme


Edie Tugman

John Goodrich

Prayers of
the People:

Edie Tugman

Larry Byerly


Ted Ponko

Tav Gauss and 
Webb Rice


Ted Ponko

Webb Rice





















Next Week

Next Sunday, March 3, 2019
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

8:30 am        Holy Eucharist, Rite II, a quiet service without music

9:30am         “Shrove Tuesday” Pancake Breakfast (Upper Skiles Hall) 

11:00 am       Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with music

12:00 pm      Fellowship time in Skiles Hall.


Irish Pub Dinner

Friday, March 15, 2019 
6:00 pm – Skiles Hall

A Holy Cross tradition!
Enjoy a 3-course Irish Pub feast complete with Irish coffee and various beverages to wet the whistle. In memory of Tom McDonough, and sponsored by the McDonough family and the ECW, tonight’s proceeds will go to ECW sponsored charities. The cost is $35 per person. Call Claire McDonough at 828-963-4475 to make your reservation today!

"Take Them A Meal"

Sis Kinney has set up meal requests for Doris Boulton and Missy Watson (our beloved deacon, Muriel Moore's daughter) at "Take Them A Meal" on line.  There are a couple of slots open for Doris and many opportunities for Missy beginning in March. Doris' link is and Missy's link is .

If you have any questions or concerns please contactt Sis Kinney at

VCS Fundraiser

Support the Valle Crucis Elementary School
Old Telephone Book Collection

Want to rid your home of old telephone books? Bring them to The VC Conference Center which is collecting the books as a fundraiser in support of the VC Elementary School. See Margaret Love for additional details. Thank you!