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Welcome & Worship Information


Holy Cross is an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of
Western North Carolina
(828) 963-4609


Sunday Morning Worship Services:  

Online giving is now available - click here or click "Give Online" in the Navigation Bar at the top of the website.

Autumn & Winter Schedule


  • 8:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II at Holy Cross without music and hymnody 
  • 9:30 a.m. - Fellowship time in Skiles Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross with music and hymnody
  • 12:00 p.m. - Fellowship time in Skiles Hall

The 11:00 a.m. service from Holy Cross is Live-Streamed via our YouTube Channel commencing at 10:50 am.
Click here to view our Live Streamed and previously recorded services.
Click here to view & download this week's worship leaflet.

Click here to view & download this month's Holy Cross Newsletter.



Healing & Eucharist Services take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at Holy Cross.


Weekday Worship Services offered via "Zoom":

Compline at 8:00 p.m. every Monday & Thursday - click here to join the Zoom meeting

The "Virtual Waiting Room" opens 15 minutes before each service begins.
(Meeting ID: 814 7883 7391)


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


Further Information & Links:

To read recent sermons, visit the Sermons page.
The current Prayer List is here.

The Latest Sunday Worship Leaflet is here
The Current Holy Cross Newsletter is here.


This Sunday

Sunday, February 18, 2024 - The First Sunday of Lent


  • 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast and conversation with Bishop José in Skiles Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist, Rite II, & Rites of Confirmation, Reception, and Renewal at Holy Cross (with music and hymnody, and Bishop McLaughlin presiding) This service is Live-Streamed via our YouTube Channel
  • 12:15 p.m. – Reception and Fellowship time in Skiles Hall

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Coffee's On - Feb. 17

Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on February 14th this year. Join us for Coffee’s On at 10 am on February 17th as we reflect on ways we might practice our spiritual disciplines in a world that celebrates the secular. Or a better title “What’s Love got to do with it?”
Come join us from whichever state you’re in at the moment by following the link below.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 3876 2772


Food Vender Opportunity for the 2024 Valle Country Fair

After 32 years (yes, 32 years!) of coordinating, cooking, staffing, and serving the Barbecue and Brunswick Stew Tent at the Valle Country Fair, Mike & Debbie have decided to “retire”. (Why so early, I just don’t know!) The October 19, 2024 VCF will be their last fair as “keepers” of the Barbecue & Brunswick Stew Tent.
Debbie & Mike want to help train their successors and for that we are truly thankful. They have been a wonderful asset to the Fair and to Holy Cross and we offer our thanks and praise for their stewardship and faithful service.
Now, that said, we need volunteers to be their successors.
Please call Tav Gauss at 252-230-7341 or email him at if you would like to participate as part of the group who will take their place, or have a suggestion about who might volunteer in that regard. In the meantime, Thank you Debbie and Mike!
Tav Gauss, VCF 2023-2024 Chair

Men's Night Out Reminder

Please note that Men's Night Out is taking three months off during the winter season, but will resume gatherings in March 2024. However, if you are interested in hosting one of our gatherings this year, please send an email to


Coffee Hour Hosts Needed

Coffee Hour is an important time of not only fellowship, but also a time to get to know our visitors and newcomers.People tend to stay longer and interact more when there is food.

Hosting Coffee Hour means providing light refreshments and a non-coffee beverage. Teams of two volunteers work best. The sign-up sheet can be found on the kitchen serving window ledge in Skiles Hall. Please consider hosting after the upcoming services !


Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King (DOK) meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. in Skiles Hall. The group invites any women of the church interested in finding out more about DOK to join them. Click here to learn more about DOK!