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Worship Information

Holy Cross Welcomes You!

COVID-19 Response:
In cooperation with the Governor’s directive and that of our Bishop,

Due to an increase in Covid-19 transmissions County-wide, we have returned to ONE Opportunity to WORSHIP in COMMUNITY on Sundays.


HOLY CROSS remains OPEN for prayer and reflection EVERY DAY just as 
our MISSION and MINISTRY to the greater community CONTINUES.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


On Line Giving Is Now Available here or click
"Give Online"
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Here is our Holy Cross October, 2020 Newsletter.



Sunday Morning:
Worship Service are offered at 10 am on "YouTube."

Click here to connect to the Church of the Holy Cross YouTube Channel
which offers an opportunity to view all preceding recorded weekday and Sunday services.

The coming Sunday's Worship Leaflet is available to download every Thursday evening here.

Weekday Worship Services:

All weekday services are offered live on line via "Zoom."
Compline is at 8 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Evening Prayer returns Wednesdays in October and begins at 6 pm.

Click here to be connected to these virtual services.
The "Virtual Waiting Room" opens 30 minutes before each service begins.
(Meeting ID: 889 4311 3582)


Fellowship Opportunities:

"Coffee's On!"
via “Zoom” Saturday mornings at 10 am!
A weekly gathering hosted by Pan McCaslin.  Click here to join this informal opportunity
to catch up with members and friends of Holy Cross. 
Meeting ID is: 823 1411 1120


Please join us for our next Holy Cross Men’s Night Out
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020 

Location: The Dining Hall in the Annex of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, directly behind Holy Cross Church at 146 Skiles Way in Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, NC. Please park in the upper level church parking lot for easiest access to the dining hall. This is an inside socially-distanted event with individually-packaged dinners provided by Chef Alex Fish, Food Service Manager at the Valle Crucis Conference Center for a suggested donation of $14 per person. 

Bring your own EVERYTHING, including a mask and beverage of choice, and there is plenty of parking for all. Please note that Men’s Night Out is an opportunity for men from within the parish and in our community to enjoy having an evening together. Feel free to bring a friend or two, and remember that the safety of all attendees is the number one priority. Please wear a mask.

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Our Next Men’s Night Out gatherings are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and Thursday, December 17, 2020 also in the VCCC Dining Hall. Note that it is our custom to alternate between the third Tuesday and Thursday of each month so that those with standing commitments may join us at least every other month.


"Who was St. Paul and Why does he Matter?"
A four-week study series on St. Paul led by Katerina Whitley commencing Thursday, September 17 at 4:00 pm and continuing through October 8.

While advance registration is preferred, anyone may join the class. Click here to participate.
The "Virtual Waiting Room" opens 30 minutes before each session.

Meeting ID: 819 9665 5446
Passcode: 490340



 Holy Cross is an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of
Western North Carolina.

Sunday Services from Sunday following Labor Day through Sunday prior to Memorial Day weekend at Holy Cross:
8:30 am:
Holy Communion, a quiet service (no music).
11 am:    Holy Communion (with music).
1st Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
      Contemplative worship service of quiet reflection, prayer and song.  
5:30 pm       Quiet Holy Communion & Healing Service.

Office Hours: The office is located in Skiles Hall; our parish administrator's hours are Sunday-Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Summer Schedule of Services Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day:


9 am
    St. John’s Church: Holy Communion with “old-time Gospel style” hymns. Here are directions to St. John's.
11 am   Holy Cross Church: Traditional Holy Communion Service with hymns. Here are directions to Holy Cross.
(Please note healing ministers are present on first and third Sundays each month to pray with you as you desire.)

1st Tuesdays of the Month:  

6:30 pm   St. John’s Church, Contemplative worship services during summer months.

5:30 pm   Holy Cross: Quiet Holy Communion & Healing Service (no music).

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


To read sermons, visit "Sermons" in the navigation bar above.

Prayer Lists -- We have a separate page for our prayer lists here.
Or click on "Prayer Lists" under Parish News in the navigation bar at the top of each page.


This Sunday

 Please see the top of this page for updated information regarding Worship and Services during COVID-19 outbreak.


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Coming Up:

Next Week



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 the Choir Room.  Simply fill them with the items listed on the bag and return it to the Choir Room (under the bell tables) on the date listed on the bag.  Thank you!