Parish News



Worship Information

Holy Cross Welcomes You!
We, an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of Western North Carolina,
normally celebrate Holy Eucharist, Rite II Sundays at
8:30 am and 11:00 am.

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

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

Holy Eucharist and Healing Service are
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. 
Everyone Is Always Welcome!



Read the April 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.

This Sunday

Sunday, April 22, 2018
The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

9:45 am:  Adult Christian Education: "A Journey Through Acts" in Upper Skiles Hall
Note: All are welcome to join in regardless of prior attendance.

11 am: Holy Eucharist Rite II with sacred music and hymnody

Following 11 o'clock service: Fellowship in Skiles Hall

We thank those who serve this Sunday:


 8:30 am

 11 am

Greeters, Oblationers:

Scott McDonough

Karla Prudhomme,
Janice Russell


Scott McDonough

Maria Morton,
Michael Taylor


Pan McCaslin

Louis Gallien

Prayers of
the  People:

Judy Bondi

Lee Gallien


Edie Tugman

John Goodrich,
Chuck Canady


Edie Tugman

John Goodrich

























Next Week

Monday, April 23, 2018
Spiritual Seekers Book Study Group
6 to 7:30 pm, Skiles Hall

Tonight we begin a study of Caravan of No Despair, by Mirabal Starr, a translator of works of Saint John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.  The book is a memoir of Mirabal’s life journey, including the loss of her daughter. “Tragedy and trauma are not guarantees for a transformational spiritual experience, but they are invitations to sit in the fire and allow it to transfigure us.” All are welcome.


Thursday, April 28, 2018
Inquirers Class (#3)
Skiles Hall, 5:30 - 7 pm

This, the third in our series of monthly classes, offers participants to explore membership, confirmation, or a simple refresher in The Episcopal Church understanding of scripture and living the Christian faith. This is a wonderful informal, “no pressure” opportunity to learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, and how we choose to live the Christian faith in community All are welcome.

Next Sunday, April 29, 2017 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

9:45 am   Adult Christian Education: “A Journey through Acts” (Upper Skiles Hall)               

11:00 am   Sung Morning Prayer

12:00 pm   Fellowship time in Skiles Hall


Fundraising Concert

There will be a fundraising concert featuring the popular group "The Worthless Son-In-Laws" on Sunday afternoon, May 6, at the home of Pam Conover and Ray Lutz, with proceeds benefiting the St. John's summer concert series. The $25 per person contribution is tax deductible with tickets available in Skiles Hall after this service, or in the Parish office during the week. Bring a picnic and beverages to enjoy as early as 4 p.m. prior to the concert at 5. More information will appear in the May parish newsletter.

Summer Food Ministry

Holy Cross Summer Food Ministry is gearing up to feed hungry Valle Crucis school children and their families 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 would like to participate, please contact Ann Gerber at 297-3466 for details.  First delivery is Friday, June 15.  Remaining deliveries throughout the summer are Fridays, July 6 and 27, and August 10.

ECW News

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is looking for a volunteer to co-chair with Pan McCaslin the Baked Goods booth at October's Valle Country Fair.  If you are interested, please contact Malinda Boren at 828-783-0630 or

Little Food Pantry

We have a new Little Food Pantry ready to receive and make available non-perishable and unexpired foods (primarily canned goods), and baby needs. The pantry is a refurbished outdoor lending library, looks somewhat like a doll house and is anchored to the low stone wall in the parking lot opposite Skiles Hall. If you would like to donate goods, please place them in the pantry. In the event the pantry is full, please do not leave your donations outside, but try another day to donate. If you need food, please take what you can use.  Help advertise this food and goods source to the greater community by telling friends and acquaintances of its location. And if you have any questions or concerns about the pantry, please contact Ann Gerber or Margaret Love.  Thank you!

United Thank Offering

United Thank Offering Sunday will be May 13, 2018. The boxes, envelopes and information leaflets are available in Skiles Hall on the coffee table.  As we journey through Lent, attempting to lead a more intentional life of prayer and thanksgiving, make your contributions to your "blue box" as you remember the many blessings of this life.  100% of your offering to UTO goes to meet human needs and expanding mission and ministry around the world.