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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


COVID-19 Precautions Update
Masks are no longer required on our premises. Nevertheless, for the continuing health and protection of others, please consider wearing a mask, especially if you are unvaccinated. Thank you.

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 with 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.


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: 852 8293 1603)


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, September 24 - 
The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
  • 8:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross, with music and hymnody
  • 9:30 a.m. - ACE & Newcomer/Inquirer Class 6 in Skiles Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross, with music and hymnody - This service is Live-Streamed via our YouTube Channel 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Fellowship time in Skiles Hall

We thank all those who will serve this Sunday: 

  • Greeters/Oblationers: Stella Barbato (8:30 a.m.) and Mary Pietan & Karla Prudhomme (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Ushers:  Stella Barbato (8:30 a.m.) and Mary Pietan & Karla Prudhomme (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Lector: Edie Tugman (8:30 a.m.) and Carolyn Shepherd (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Prayers of the People: Edie Tugman (8:30 a.m.) and Carolyn Shepherd (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Chalice: Pan McCaslin (8:30 a.m.) and Ann Iles & John Goodrich (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Acolytes: Pan McCaslin (8:30 a.m.) and John Goodrich (11:00 a.m.) 
Next Sunday, October 1 - 
The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
  • 8:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross, with music and hymnody
  • 9:30 a.m. - All Parish Breakfast in Skiles Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross, with music and hymnody - This service is Live-Streamed via our YouTube Channel 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Fellowship time in Skiles Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. - Newcomer/Inquirer Class 7 via Zoom

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News & Happenings

PECM "Third Place" Meal

The Church of the Holy Cross will participate in a new year of partnership with the Presbyterian Episcopal College Ministry. Located at Third Place in Boone, ASU students meet weekly for a meal and fellowship. On Tuesday, September 19, Holy Cross parishioners will provide the first of 3 meals for the students to enjoy. Our Holy Cross team invites all who are interested in joining us to help with the program. We simply provide the food and are not expected to join the students unless you desire to do so! For more information about this ministry or to join the team, please contact Darby Logan via email at


Men's Night Out

The September Men's Night Out gathering will take place in Boone from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19 when the menfolk from Holy Cross will join in fellowship with their brethren from St. Luke's in Boone and St. Mary's in Blowing Rock for the first of what we hope will be an annual event.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located at 170 Councill Street off King Street (Hwy 421) on the east side of downtown Boone between Cherry and Edgewood Drives (behind EarthFare). To simplify logistics, please bring your own food and beverage, but the gentlemen of St. Luke's will provide dessert. Parking is plentiful, but you might want to bring a lawn chair since space in their Solar Picnic Shelter is somewhat limited.

MNO is an opportunity for men from within the parish and in our community to enjoy having an evening of fellowship together. We're very flexible and inclusive, so feel free to bring a friend... or three! In order to let our gracious hosts know how many will be in attendance from Holy Cross, please RSVP by noon on Monday, September 18 via email to by text or phone to (704) 608-2755.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not drive at night, need a ride to and/or from MNO, or are without reliable transportation for whatever reason, please let us know. We have participants from all over the High Country who would welcome your company and be happy to pick you up and deliver you safely home.


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 !


Eucharistic Minister & Lay Reader Training

Have you ever thought about serving at the Altar or becoming a Lay Reader? If so, don’t miss this training opportunity! The training will be offered in Holy Cross Church on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. For additional information and to sign up for training, contact Karla Prudhomme at (423) 202-4386 or

Coffee's On

Stay tuned for the next Coffee's On scheduled meeting! Invite your friends. It’s easy to pour a cup of tea or coffee and click on the link below. Great women. Challenging topics. A trusting place.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 878 3876 2772


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!


Volunteers Needed for 2023 Valle Country Fair

If you would like to volunteer for a Fair job and haven’t already committed to one of the Holy Cross tents, please send Tav Gauss an email at with all of your contact information and any physical restrictions you may have so we can avoid injuries.