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Service Schedule


Worship at the Chapel of the Cross

Our liturgy is taken from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer supplemented by with materials from Enriching our Worship and Common Worship, a worship resource from the Church of England. The 7:45 a.m. service will follow the Rite 1 liturgy (thee and thou). This is a spoken service, with no music. The 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. services a follow Rite II liturgy which includes modern language (you and our), except for services held on the 3rd Sunday of the month which will follow Rite I (thee and thou). These services will include a choir or choral ensemble.

Please note: Some of these services service will include unmasked participants and/or singing which can elevate the possibility of COVID-19 transmission. We have accounted for that in our risk-mitigation countermeasures, but if you are not fully vaccinated you are at a higher susceptibility of contracting COVID-19. Please weigh your risk accordingly before deciding whether to participate.

Sunday, 7:45 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Chapel

  • Holy Eucharist, Rite I, spoken service
  • Members of the congregation and lay readers must remain masked.
  • Self-selected seating with a small number of socially distant seats available for those who are or live with unvaccinated people (available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Sunday, 9 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Church (Livestream and In-Person)

  • This formal service of Holy Eucharist includes organ, piano and choral music.
  • Members of the congregation and lay readers must remain masked.
  • Self-selected seating with a small number of socially distant seats available for those who are or live with unvaccinated people (available on a first-come, first-served basis.)
  • To livestream this service go to our homepage or visit the Chapel of the Cross YouTube Channel.

Sunday, 10:15 a.m. | Children’s Chapel | Cloister

  • This service, held outdoors in the Cloister garden provides the first liturgical experience for children two through seven years of age; it includes keyboard and guitar music, songs, stories, prayers, and learning familiar responses children will hear in church.
  • Bring your own blanket or chairs.
  • Families will distance themselves comfortably from one another.
  • Masks are required for all age 2 or older (even if you are vaccinated.)

Sunday, 11:15 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Church

  • This formal service of Holy Eucharist includes organ, piano and choral music.
  • Members of the congregation and lay readers must remain masked.
  • Self-selected seating with a small number of socially distant seats available for those who are or live with unvaccinated people (available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Sunday, 4 p.m. | Holy Eucharist | Church

  • A service of Holy Eucharist that includes congregational and choral singing accompanied by the organ.
  • Self-selected seating with a small number of socially distant seats available for those who are or live with unvaccinated people. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members of the congregation and lay readers must remain masked.

Thursday, 7:30 a.m. | Morning Prayer | Zoom. Request the password

This small group of  parishioners meet remotely on zoom each Thursday morning, as schedules permit.  We join together for the brief daily office of morning prayer and use the order of service from the Mission of St. Clare. This time of worship is a brief service of 20 to 30 minutes.  All are welcome – routinely, occasionally or to just see what it is about.


Regular Schedule Retirement Schedule Special Services Celtic Worship Children’s Chapel

Service Schedule

DayTimeServiceLocation
Sunday7:45 a.m.Holy Eucharist, Rite 1Chapel – In-person Worship
Sunday9:00 a.m.Holy EucharistChurch – In-person worship
Livestreamed on the parish YouTube channel
Sunday10:15 a.m.Children’s ChapelCloister, Outdoors- In-person gathering,
Sunday11:15 a.m.Holy EucharistChurch – In-person worship
Sunday4:00 p.m.Holy EucharistChurch – In-Person worship
Thursday7:30 a.m.Morning Prayer Zoom. Request the password.

Retirement Community Service Schedule

DayTime ServiceLocation
1st Sunday of the month
(beginning August 1)
2:00 p.m.Holy EucharistCarolina Meadows
2nd Sunday of the month
(beginning July 11)
2:00 p.m.Holy EucharistCarol Woods
3rd Thursday of the month
(beginning July 15)
2:00 p.m.Holy EucharistGalloway Ridge
4th Sunday of the month
(beginning July 25)
4:00 p.m.Evening PrayerCarol Woods

Special Services

Every month on the third Monday, a special group of Chapel of the Cross parishioners, students, and our neighbors and friends with developmental disabilities gathers in the church for a service of prayers, songs, stories, and hospitality. With guitars, hand instruments, and our joyful voices, we take particular delight in being together as God’s children. In December, we have our traditional Christmas pageant, with costumes and Christmas carols.

If you would like to learn more or volunteer to help with this service please contact Jean McDonald.

Celtic Worship

Periodically throughout the year we hold special contemplative services in the Celtic style of spirituality. With the help of our Spiritual Life Guild, in consultation with our clergy, we transform our worship spaces using greenery, candlelight, and atmospheric music that allows for a liturgy of quiet and peace. The worship service is traditional in form and much of its content, but moves at a slower pace, with periods of silence, and times of musical meditation and poetry, as well as prayers that emphasize the holiness of all creation in their language.

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