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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, 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

We thank all those who will serve this Sunday: 

  • Greeters/Oblationers: Edie Tugman (8:30 a.m.) and Darby Logan & Karla Prudhomme (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Ushers:  Edie Tugman (8:30 a.m.) and Darby Logan & Karla Prudhomme (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Lector: Nancy McInnes (8:30 a.m.) and Pan McCaslin (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Prayers of the People: Jane Blackburn (8:30 a.m.) and Claire McDonough (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Chalice: Ted Ponko (8:30 a.m.) and David Johnston & Andrea McDonough (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Acolytes: Ted Ponko (8:30 a.m.) and Randy McDonough (11:00 a.m.) 
  • Healing Ministers: Ron McInnes (8:30 a.m.) and Chuck Canady (11:00 a.m.)
Next Sunday, October 8 - 
The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
  • 8:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at Holy Cross, with music and hymnody
  • 9:30 a.m. - Fellowship Time in Skiles Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. - ACE & Newcomer/Inquirer Class 8 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

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News & Happenings

Volunteers Needed for Parish Breakfast Crew

The Parish Breakfast Crew is looking for volunteers to help with providing the All Parish Breakfast on the first Sunday of each month. For further information, or to sign up, please contact Patty Dilley at (508) 450-1604 or via email at Remember: many hands make light work!

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.


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

We will join by Zoom on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. for a time of sharing, praying for each other, and taking time to rest before the Valle Country Fair the next weekend. Join us from wherever and in whichever state you find yourself. 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


Men's Night Out

The October Men's Night Out gathering will take place on Tuesday, October 17 at 5:45 p.m. "up on the roof" at the Allen Tate Company, located at 736 West King Street in the heart of downtown Boone. Host Jaco Gerbrands will welcome MNO colleagues with beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres before moving across the street at 6:30 p.m. to the new South End Brewing Company (formerly Ransom) for a dutch treat dinner. On street parking is available after 5:00 p.m., as well as in several nearby public parking lots in Boone.

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, October 16 via email to by text or phone to (704) 608-2755.


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!


Valle Country Fair 2023

The 45th Valle Country Fair will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023. The Fairgrounds will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m.

The Mission & Outreach Commission at Holy Cross Episcopal Church determines, with the Vestry's approval, the outlay of the proceeds from the Valle Country Fair. Two-thirds of Fair proceeds are used for emergency calls to the church for such things as rent, utilities, car repairs, medical expenses, etc. The remaining funds go to local non-profit organizations who apply for our grants.