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. 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). The 4:00 pm service is a Rite II service, in the chapel, and includes organ music and hymns, but no choir. Effective March 20, masks are optional at the Chapel of the Cross. For more information, please click here.
Please note that on Sunday, May 29, we will shift to the summer worship schedule (8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.)
Program year worship schedule:
Sunday, 7:45 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Chapel
- Holy Eucharist, Rite I, spoken service
Sunday, 9 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Church and livestream
- This formal service of Eucharist includes choir and congregational singing.
- To livestream this service go to our homepage or visit the Chapel of the Cross YouTube Channel.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. | Children’s Chapel | Chapel
- This service, 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.
- In alignment with parish policies, masks will be optional. However, we encourage those who are not yet vaccinated to continue to mask, and those attending the service to consider those too young for shots. A responsible teen or adult must accompany children to Children’s Chapel. All worshipers will be invited to join the larger congregation in the church to receive Communion.
Sunday, 11:15 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | Church
- This formal service of Holy Eucharist includes choir and congregational singing.
Sunday, 4 p.m. | Holy Eucharist | Chapel
- A Rite II service of Holy Eucharist that includes music
Thursday, 7:30 a.m. | Morning Prayer | Zoom.
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.
2022 Summer Service Schedule
|Sunday||8:00 a.m.||Holy Eucharist, Rite I||Chapel|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m.||Holy Eucharist||Church|
Livestreamed on the parish YouTube channel
|Sunday||10:00 a.m.||Children’s Chapel||Chapel (this service will not be held on 5/29/22|
|Sunday||4:00 p.m.||Holy Eucharist, Rite II||Chapel|
|Thursday||7:30 a.m.||Morning Prayer||Zoom. Request the password.|
Retirement Community Service Schedule
|1st Sunday of the month||2:00 p.m.||Holy Eucharist||Carolina Meadows|
|2nd Sunday of the month||2:00 p.m.||Holy Eucharist||Carol Woods|
|3rd Thursday of the month||2:00 p.m.||Holy Eucharist||Galloway Ridge|
|4th Sunday of the month||4:00 p.m.||Evening Prayer||Carol Woods|
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.
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.