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Who We Are

Find out more about the character and values of our community.

Worship Services

In effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Worship Services have been suspended through May 10th.

Join us live on Zoom

Sunday Worship 10:00-11:15 am

https://zoom.us/j/262641500

Phone:  +1 929 205 6099 

Meeting ID: 262 641 500

 

What We Do

As Christians we believe in looking beyond our borders to our role in God’s world.

Who We Are

At Holy Cross Episcopal Church, everyone belongs.

We are a warm and inclusive community of people who strive to follow the Way that Jesus models and teaches. His commandment to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves is our calling (Mark 12:29-31). To us, this means everyone belongs—people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, abilities, ages and economic levels. It also means seeking to build God’s kingdom of justice and equity in the community around us. The shared meal of Holy Communion on Sunday nourishes us in this work. Along the journey together, we share joy, sorrow, grace and laughter.

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Ian Reed Twiss Sermons

Here is the podcast site for Pastor Ian’s sermons recorded on Sunday mornings.  Check out his messages about current events, biblical wisdom, and how we try to live as followers of Jesus.

Ways to Connect during Covid-19

Weekday Zoom Connections

Be Still and Know

Wednesdays in lent 
Zoom Meeting from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Last meeting: April 1st

We are holding our Lenten contemplative prayer online.  Feel free to join us for this adventure.

Ian will a brief explanation about how to do contemplative prayer. We pray together in silence for about 20 minutes, followed by some music by Kate Autry and a check-in conversation.  

 

The Daily Office

zoom Meeting

Morning Prayer – M, T, W, Th, F @ 7:30 AM

 https://zoom.us/j/166693847 

Evening Prayer – M, T & F @ 5:00 PM

 https://zoom.us/j/255842790 

 

Thursday Forum

Zoom Meeting from 10 aM – 11:30 AM
10 am  Healing prayer
10:30 book discussion on Searching for Sunday

Healing Service Bulletin 

 

Compline Service

zoom Meeting

Thursday Evenings @ 8:30 PM

 https://zoom.us/j/720713449 

 

Holy Week Zoom Services

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 5th
10:00 – 11:20 am

What you will need:

Bread and wine for communion.

BYO Branches (any branch from tree or bush will do).  

What’s special: 

The service closes with a dramatic reading of John’s Passion accompanied by a slide show.

 

 Zoom access:  

https://zoom.us/j/262641500

Meeting ID: 262 641 500

Phone:  +1 929 205 6099

 

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 9th
7:00 – 8:00 pm

What you will need:

Bread and wine for communion.

What’s special: 

Each other, God, the usual!

 

 Zoom access:  

https://zoom.us/j/200478287

Meeting ID: 200 478 287

Phone:  +1 929 205 6099

 

Good Friday

Friday, April 10th
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

What you will need:

 Yourself!  And please consider the question: What is your tomb? How do you need resurrection?

What’s special: 

We will hold a brief prayer service on Zoom, and then we will navigate together through a Stations of the Cross online.  (If you can’t join this worship service, you can go through the online stations any time.)

 

 Zoom access:  

https://zoom.us/j/131080846

Meeting ID: 131 080 846

Phone:  +1 929 205 6099

 

Easter Vigil

Saturday, April 11th
8:00 – 9:00 Pm

What you will need:

One or more candles to provide enough light to read by.

What’s special: 

We will gather as the evening darkens to light the light of Christ, tell the salvation stories from the Bible in innovative ways, and remember our Baptisms.

 

 Zoom access:  

https://zoom.us/j/259313410

Meeting ID: 259 313 410

Phone:  +1 929 205 6099

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 12th
10:00 – 11:20 am

What you will need:

Bread and wine for communion.

Make your own Easter Bonnet with whatever comes to hand in your house and wear it with pride for our Easter celebration!

And, as desired, be ready to share thanksgivings or a brief note naming where you find resurrection in your life for our Prayers of the People!

What’s special: 

The resurrection of course!  Worship will also feature art by our young people.

 

 Zoom access:  

 https://zoom.us/j/262641500

Meeting ID: 262 641 500

Phone:  +1 929 205 6099

 

SErvices

What to expect in worship

We are a casual, come-as-you-are congregation.  

Most Sundays, our worship services begin with some readings, a sermon, and prayers, followed by Holy Communion (a.k.a. the Lord’s Supper).  This ancient ritual order goes back to the early church, and we fill it with progressive language often drawn from Celtic and other sources.

We take the bread and wine of communion by standing in a circle together.  All are welcome to take communion (or cross your arms for a blessing if you prefer).  We believe that Jesus turns no one away from his table.  However, if you choose not to take communion, that’s fine too–you won’t stand out. Gluten Free host is available upon request.

A “coffee hour” with light snacks and a chance to socialize follows both services—a great chance to get to know others!

Sunday 8:00-8:45 am  This service lasts about 45 minutes and is sensory friendly with a soft space, neuro-diverse volunteers, no music, and no incense.

Sunday 10:00-11:10 am  This service features music from a mix of traditions, eras, and different parts of the world, as well as children’s Sunday School (taught by a couple of our fun, loving, and fun-loving adults!) 

Children are welcome in worship at all times in either service.  We provide a “soft space” in the worship space with kids’ books and quiet toys—and kid noises are not a problem anyway!

Our facility has barrier free, accessible entrances, with a drive-up, drop off front entrance.

Join us also on Thursdays for Healing Prayer at 10 am and Adult Forum from 10:45 am – 12:00 noon.