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Worship Information

Holy Cross Welcomes You!

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


COVID-19 Response:
Due to continuing Covid-19 transmissions County-wide, all indoor, in-person worship services and gatherings remain suspended. However, Holy Cross Church remains open for prayer and reflection every day just as our Mission and Ministry to the greater community continues.

Opportunities to worship and gather online continue as noted below. 

Thank you for your support and understanding.


On Line Giving Is Now Available here or click
"Give Online"
 in the above Navigation Bar.

Here is our Holy Cross January 2021 Newsletter.



Sunday Morning Worship Services:

Sunday Morning Worship Services are offered at 10 a.m. on 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.)

The Sunday Worship Leaflet is available Thursday evening here: Service Leaflet for Sunday 01-17-2021


Weekday Worship Services:

Weekday Services are offered via “Zoom.”
Compline at 8 pm:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
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 30 minutes before each service begins.
(Meeting ID: 889 4311 3582)


Christian Education Opportunities:

“Episcopal 101”

Led by Bishop José McLoughlin!

Advance Registration Required.

Bishop José will lead 5 sessions on the basics of what Episcopalians believe, how we pray, our history (not just the good highlights but also harder truths we don't like to talk about), how we read the Bible, and how we are organized. All are welcome - no matter how long or short a time you've called the Episcopal Church home - or if you aren't sure yet if it feels like home.

  • Offered via “Zoom” at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings January 12,  January 19, January 26, February 2, and February 9, these sessions require advance registration. To register or for additional information click here.

  • Note for ipad users:  If unable to access the registration page, try this link (here) or contact the Diocese directly.


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)


Men’s Night Out!
Men’s Night Out - an in-person, socially distanced opportunity for men within the parish and throughout the community to enjoy having an evening together - is taking a "Winter Break."

Watch for announcements about our return in April, 2021.




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.

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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Prayers of
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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!