Parish News

Worship Information

 Welcome!

 Holy Cross is an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of
Western North Carolina
(828) 963-4609
Please note: As winter weather here in the mountains is unpredictable, be sure to check the schedule below for any change in service times or cancelations.

COVID-19 Response:
Our facilities are open for worship, prayer, and fellowship as noted below.
Please be reminded that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks when on the church premises. 

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Read the Holy Cross Newsletter for January, 2022

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Sunday Morning Worship Services:  

THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS -
8:30 am without music
11:00 am  
with sacred music
(The above service times are our usual schedule; however,
during holiday times, e.g. Christmas, service schedules vary so please look further
down this page for exact service times for upcoming Sundays and Holidays.)

The 11 am service from Holy Cross is Live-Streamed via our "YouTube" Channel.
Click 
here to connect to the Church of the Holy Cross
YouTube Channel. 
(This Channel also offers an opportunity to view all prior recorded weekday and Sunday services.)

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Sunday Services from Sunday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend: 
9:00 am: Holy Commmunion at St. John's (with music)
11 am: Holy Communion at Holy Cross (with music)

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Weekday Worship Services:

Weekday Services are offered via “Zoom.”
Compline at 8 pm:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Friday Prayer
Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm: Wednesdays only
Click 
here to be connected to live Compline and/or
Evening Prayer offered via "Zoom".
The "Virtual Waiting Room" opens 15 minutes before each service begins.
(Meeting ID: 889 4311 3582)

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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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To read recent sermons, visit Sermons.
The current Prayer List  is  here.
This Sunday's Worship Leaflet is here.
Diocesan news is here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday


This Sunday, January 23, 2022
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

8:30 am         Holy Eucharist, Rite II, (A quiet service with no hymns or service music)
9:30 am         Fellowship time in Skiles Hall
11:00 am        Holy Eucharist, Rite II, (with sacred music and hymns)
This service is “Live-Streamed” via our YouTube Channel
12:00 Noon   Fellowship time in Skiles Hall

We thank those who will serve this Sunday:

  8:30 am Service 11 am Service
Greeters, Oblationers Sis Kinney Maria Morton
Ushers Sis Kinney Maria Morton
Lector  Pan McCaslin Jan Skopecek
Prayers of the People  Pan McCaslin Ann Gerber
Chalice Ted Ponko Sis Kinney
Acolytes Ted Ponko Sis Kinney



Next Sunday, January 30, 2022
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:30 am         Holy Eucharist, Rite II, (A quiet service with no hymns or service music)
9:30 am          Fellowship time in Skiles Hall
11:00 am        Holy Eucharist, Rite II, (with sacred music and hymns)
This service is “Live-Streamed” via our YouTube Channel
12:00 Noon   Fellowship time in Skiles Hall

 

Announcements

Needed - Linen Fairies!

We are looking for Linen Fairies to help especially with ironing linen used every week at services.
If you would like to earn your fairy wings, please contact Marilyn at 963-5715 (leave a message if no answer).


Your Help Is Needed

We are looking for folks to “host” the fellowship time that follows each worship service. Hosts provide snack foods and beverages, as well as clean up after each offering. Decisions about what to serve are solely up to you. Elaborate spreads of foods and pastries are not necessary, but rather, crackers and fruit can suffice. Regardless of food and beverage selections, we appreciate your willingness to serve.

See the Sign-Up sheet located at the Kitchen Service Counter and sign up today. Thank you!


ECW News

ECW will host it’s regular meeting on Thursday February 3 at 11:00 (weather permitting).

All are welcome!


Diocesan Centennial Celebration

The Diocese of Western North Carolina

Centennial Celebration - 2022 Diocesan Calendar

Inspired by the amazing work being done across the diocese, each month features a diļ¬€erent ministry—from food pantries to community gardens and is a celebration of the many ways in which the parishes of our diocese are the hands and feet of God in the world. In addition, each month features prayers and reflections written and offered by none other than our beloved Katerina Whitley.  Her reflections remind us of the many ways we can be church, far outside the walls of a building.

Calendars may be purchased from the Parish Office at $15 each.


The Church Cracked Open

Adult Christian Education of "The Church Cracked Open" continues into January with a break for Christmas. Here is the Zoom link for all meetings - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81487111545
Please contact Pan McCaslin for any further information.


Coffee's On

Coffee's On meets via Zoom Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Here is the link to enter the virtual Coffee's On: 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87838762772

Meeting ID: 878 3876 2772


A Simple Gesture Continues

Food/Grocery Drive for the Hunger & Health Coalition

One in four children in the High Country are hungry. Along with other churches in the area, we have a simple way to meet this immediate need. Green recyclable grocery bags are available in Skiles Hall. Simply fill them with the items listed on the bag and return it to the Welcome Center area in Skiles Hall on the date listed on the bag.  Thank you!