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Worship Information

Holy Cross Welcomes You!

We are an Episcopal Church and Member of the Diocese of
Western North Carolina.

Please check this page for any possible changes to our regular worship schedule especially during Advent and Christmas, Holy Week, 
Valle Country Fair time.


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.

Summer Schedule of Services 
Memorial Day through Labor Day:


9 am
    St. John’s Church: Holy Communion with “old-time Gospel style” hymns.
11 am   Holy Cross Church: Traditional Holy Communion Service with hymns.
(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, July and August only: Contemplative worship service.

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.

Read the April 2019  Newsletter.

News from the Diocese is here.

Click here to receive Daily Lenten Meditations.

Recent 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.



Coming Up:

Saturday: Usher and Greeter Training, 10 am at Holy Cross

Sunday: American Rogues Benefit Concert

This Sunday


Sunday, April 28, 2019

8:30 am   
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, (quiet service with no music)

9:45 am   Adult Christian Education (ACE) (Upper Skiles).  Special Presentation by the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture - the BRWA works to build an equitable, sustainable High Country local food system by supporting producers and cultivating community connections that educate, inspire, and increase the demand for local food. They seek to build an equitable and sustainable food system where producers are thriving and local food is accessible to all. Come and learn more about this wonderful ministry.

11:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II, (with sacred music and hymns)

Noon   Fellowship time

6:00 pm   St. John’s Summer Concert Series Fundraiser featuring The American Rogues at the Apple Barn. The $25 per person contribution is tax deductible with tickets available in Skiles Hall after this service, or in the Parish office. Bring a picnic dinner and beverages to enjoy as early as 4 p.m. prior to the concert.

We thank those who will serve this Sunday:


8:30 am

11 am


Jim and Sarah Jordan

Janice Russell,
Lynne Thomson


Jim and Sarah Jordan

Francis and Sybil Pressly


Nancy McInnes

Robin Whitley

Prayers of
the People:

Jane Blackburn

Lynne Thomson


Ted Ponko

Nina-Jo Moore,
Karla Prudhomme


Ted Ponko

Nina-Jo Moore














Next Week

Tuesday, April 30, 2018
5th Tuesday Potluck Supper (see announcement below)

Wednesday, May 1, 2018
Daughters of the King Meeting 4 - 5:15pm in Skiles Hall. 

All women are welcome to gather for a time of study and prayer.
Parish Eucharist follows at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
11:00 am in Skiles Hall
All women are invited to attend this monthly meeting to disucuss our ongoing ministry in the parish.  Bring a sandwich as gather for lunch afterwards.

Next Sunday, May 5, 2018

The Third Sunday of Easter

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

9:45 am      Adult Christian Education Class – Upper Skiles Hall 

11:00 am    Holy Eucharist, Rite II with sacred music, hymns, and anthem by the Holy Cross Handbell Choir

Noon          Refreshments, Upper Skiles Hall
12:30 pm   Valle Country Fair Leadership Meeting, Lower Skiles Hall


Rummage Sale!

The Rummage Sale is Back!

Mark your calendars - Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 2019.
Please bring your unwanted treasures to the youth room downstairs in Skiles Hall.  We will not be taking clothes this year, but would love to have household items, jewelry, books (no textbooks or encyclopedias, please), tools. linens, & just about anything else you could spare.  Donations are tax deductible, so it’s a good time to clean out the attic and the garage!

A Simple Gesture

Food/Grocery Drive for the Hunger & Health Coalition

Please pick up a green recyclable grocery bag from the Choir Room.  Fill it up with the items listed on the bag and return it (filled!) to the Choir Room (under the bell tables) on the date listed on the bag.  Hunger and Health Coalition volunteers will pick them up.

This is a very easy thing to do for the 1 in 4 children who are hungry in the High Country.

Save the Date!

Fifth Tuesday Potluck Supper
April 30, 2019
5:30 pm in Skiles Hall 

All are invited to bring a dish to share and gather in Skiles Hall for our “5th Tuesday” Potluck Dinner.  Sponsored by the ECW, “5th Tuesday’s” provide both an opportunity for fellowship, as well as the opportunity to get to know one another that much better.

United Thank Offering in May

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Coin boxes, envelopes and information leaflets are available on the coffee table in Skiles Hall.  As we journey through Lent, attempting to lead a more intentional life of prayer and thanksgiving, make your contributions to your "blue box" daily 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.