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Service Schedule

Our primary worship service is our livestream service at 9 a.m. on Sundays. We also have a weekly online service of noonday prayer on Wednesdays and we gather for Morning Prayer on Zoom on Thursdays.

We celebrate Holy Eucharist in the Churchyard at 4pm on Sundays (register below). All in-person services and events require preregistration, and, will be held in accordance with Diocesan and Parish guidelines.

Starting June 6: 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. Currently services 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). Reservations are required for all services as is a health screening. Registration links are below in the service descriptions.

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, 9 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Livestream

  • Find it on our homepage and on The Chapel of the Cross YouTube Channel.
  • This formal service of Holy Eucharist includes sacred organ and vocal music.
  • Worship leaders will be masked.
  • Fully vaccinated preachers and readers will be allowed to remove their mask while speaking but must be at an increased distance from other people.

Sunday, 10 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.
  • Families must register ahead of time and attend together. Register here.
  • Bring your own blanket or chairs.
  • Families will be placed 6’ apart.
  • Masks are required for all age 2 or older.

Sunday, 10:45 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Churchyard

  • An outdoor service of Holy Eucharist that includes congregational singing accompanied by keyboard.
  • Registration is required as space is limited. Register here.
  • Participants must bring their own chair/blanket.
  • People will be seated 6ft apart by pod.
  • Dress is casual. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Masks required except when stationary at one’s seat (required when moving).
  • Worship leaders will be unmasked except for when in close contact with others (like distributing communion).
  • In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Parish Hall where indoor worship rules will apply (see below).

Sunday, 4 p.m. | Holy Eucharist | Parish Hall

  • An indoor service of Holy Eucharist that includes congregational and choral singing accompanied by piano.
  • Registration is required as space is limited. Register here.
  • People will be seated 6ft apart by pod.
  • Masks are required throughout the service.
  • Fully vaccinated preachers and readers will be allowed to remove their mask while speaking and will be at an increased distance from other people.
  • Our HVAC system has been newly updated with the highest quality air filters possible. Doors and windows will also be opened to increase air circulation and filtration.

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

Regular Service Schedule

Sunday9:00 a.m.Holy EucharistLivestream
Sunday4:00 p.m.Holy EucharistIn-Person, preregistration required
Wednesday12:00 p.m.Noonday PrayerLivestream
Thursday7:30 a.m.Morning PrayerZoom

Retirement Community Service Schedule

Retirement Community Services are suspended due to COVID until further notice

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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