Community during Covid
The Holy Cross community is finding new ways to connect online.
In effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Worship Services have been suspended until the Stay-Home order has lifted and our Bishop approves return to the physical buildings.
Join us live on Zoom
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.
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
Zoom Worship Services
10:00 – 11:15 AM
Worship with us on zoom and stay for a virtual coffee hour.
Meeting ID: 262 641 500
Phone: +1 929 205 6099
Sunday School on Saturdays
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Our families with elementary-aged kids are planning to zoom gather for a lectionary-inspired story/craft and socializing. Friends are welcome. We will be working from the wonderful story/craft YouTube postings of Episcopalian (and associate of Pastor Ian’s) Ms. Laura at St. Mark’s Grand Rapids, whose channel you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/
We will also experiment with the kids presenting what they’ve done during church on Sunday.
To participate with the group, please email the office:
The Daily Office
M-F 7:30-8:00 AM
Meeting ID: 853 0239 3978
Phone +1 929 205 6099
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phone +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 603 075 961
Pastor 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.
Healing Prayer & Adult Forum
10 aM – 11:30 AM
Meeting ID: 696 918 045
Phone +1 929 205 6099
Other Opportunities to Connect
Zumba Gold w. Pam Janson
Stay fit during quarantine!
Zumba Gold is for all ages and abilities and can be adapted for chair exercise.
Pam Janson is a member of Holy Cross, and Zumba Gold Instructor. She is offering two zoom classes each week, through Holy Cross, to help people stay connected and stay MOVING. Come dance with us!
Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Zumba on Wed. May 13th
Meeting ID: 850-285-417
Saturdays @ 11:00 AM
Meeting ID: 864-339-332
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.