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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. 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 | Parish Hall (Livestream and In-Person)

  • Register to attend in-person at this link.
  • This formal service of Holy Eucharist includes piano and choral music.
  • Members of the congregation 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.
  • Fully vaccinated worship leaders may remove their masks while speaking.
  • To livestream this service go to our homepage and on The Chapel of the Cross YouTube Channel.

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.
  • Dress is casual. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Masks are not required. Masks recommended for those not vaccinated.
  • 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 | Chapel

  • An indoor service of Holy Eucharist that includes congregational and choral singing accompanied by the organ.
  • Registration is required. Register here.
  • 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.
  • Masks are required throughout the service.
  • Fully vaccinated worship leaders may remove their masks while speaking.

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

Summer Service Schedule

Sunday9:00 a.m.Holy EucharistParish Hall – In-person worship, registration required.
Livestreamed on the parish YouTube channel
Sunday10:00 a.m.Children’s ChapelCloister – In-person gathering, registration required.
Sunday10:45 a.m.Holy EucharistChurchyard – Outdoor, in-person worship, registration required.
Sunday4:00 p.m.Holy EucharistChapel – In-Person, preregistration required.
Thursday7:30 a.m.Morning PrayerZoom

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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