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Worship Information

Welcome Home!

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

COVID-19 Response:
Our facilities have re-opened for worship, prayer, and fellowship as noted below.
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the mission and ministry of Holy Cross!
If you are fully vaccinated, mask-wearing is no longer a requirement.


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

Read the Holy Cross Newsletter for Summer, 2021




Sunday Morning Worship Services:

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH - 9:00 am with sacred music
Those attending indoor in-person services are no longer required to wear masks if fully vaccinated.

THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS - 11:00 am  with sacred music
Those attending indoor in-person services are no longer required to wear masks if fully vaccinated.
The 11 am service from Holy Cross is Live-Streamed via our "YouTube" Channel.
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.)

Worship Leaflet for this Sunday is here.


Weekday Worship Services:

Weekday Services are offered via “Zoom.”
Compline at 8 pm:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Friday Prayer
Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm: Wednesdays only
here to be connected to live Compline and/or
Evening Prayer offered via "Zoom".
The "Virtual Waiting Room" opens 15 minutes before each service begins.
(Meeting ID: 889 4311 3582)


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).

Sunday Services from Sunday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend: 
9:00 am: Holy Commmunion at St. John's (with music)
11 am: Holy Communion at Holy Cross (with 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 recent sermons, visit Sermons.

Our Prayer Lists are here.
Or click on "Prayer Lists" under Parish News in the navigation bar at the top of each page.

Current Diocesan News
  is here. 

Coming Up:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR -  Friday, July 23, 2021 “Music in the Valle” – Potluck Supper!  This year, Holy Cross is partnering with Heiss Interiors (aka Tracey & John Heiss) to sponsor Rastacoustic in Concert on Friday 23, 2021. Rastacoustic is an Appalachian Reggae group that combines Roots Reggae music with the Appalachian folk style.  Bring your friends and a dish to share as we gather in the Pavilion for a potluck supper (5:30-ish pm) and enjoy a time of fellowship and laughter followed by the concert at 6 pm. Whether you come for the potluck meal or simply attend the concert be sure to bring a lawn chair and favorite beverage.

This Sunday

Sunday, July 25 , 2021
The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

We thank those who will serve:




 St. John's, 9 am


 Holy Cross, 11 am:


Catherine Pfaff



Susan Howard



Judy Bondi

Robin Byerly

Prayers of
the People

Alicia Toomey

Robin Byerly


Edie Tugman

Nina-Jo Moore
Floyd Townsend


Edie Tugman

Nina-Jo Moore














Next Sunday, August 1, 2021 The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost:
9:00 am    Holy Eucharist, Rite II at St. John’s (with music and hymnody)
10:00 am    Fellowship on the Lawn at St. John’s
11:00 am     Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross (with music and hymnody
This service is “Live-Streamed” via our YouTube Channel
12:00 pm   Fellowship time in Skiles Hall


2021 Valle Country Fair News

Have you Heard?  Yes, the rumors are true!  The Valle Country Fair returns to the fairgrounds for an in-person event in 2021!  We are excited to share with you that the 43rd Annual 2021Valle Country Fair will be in-person this year!  Mark your calendars! Saturday October 16, 2021!
The leadership committee is hard at work with preparations for this year’s Fair.  We want you to know that the health of our parish, volunteers and community are of utmost importance in our planning efforts for this year's event.  We are putting into place best practices to help ensure everyone’s safety. 
With everyone’s help, this year’s Fair will be a great success and allow us to continue the amazing work Holy Cross does for local charities throughout the community. 

Want to get involved?
Have questions? 
Don’t know where to start?

Please feel free to reach out to us at or give us a call.  We look forward to your help continuing this amazing tradition!

John Heiss (cell) 202-812-6492
Tracey Heiss (cell) 703-919-9767


Daughters of the King

The Holy Cross chapter of the DOK is meeting every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in Skiles Hall.  All women of the church are welcome to join us at any time to see what it is we do and why this chapter is here.  It is our hope that you will not feel intimidated but will join us, especially if you have ever wondered who we are and what we do.  We are currently a little more than half-way through our study of PB Michael Curry’s book, Love is the Way. We would love to have you join us!
Contact Sis Kinney for more information.

Summer Food Ministry

The Summer Food Ministry is just that - we deliver food every three weeks during the school summer vacation to deserving families identified by the Valle Crucis School social worker and counselor.

The last list for the summer is available here: and is for the  final 2021 delivery on Friday, July 30.  All requested items must be on the shelves in Skiles Hall by 5 pm Wednesday, July 28.
Thank you all for supporting this vital ministry!

Coffee's On

"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. 

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 Skiles Hall. Simply fill them with the items listed on the bag and return it to the Welcome Center area in Skiles Hall on the date listed on the bag.  Thank you!