Worship

At the heart of life at Holy Cross is worship.

 

Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action.

Through God’s word, the waters of baptism, a meal of bread and wine, and prayer,

we are nurtured in faith, inspired and equipped to be God’s people doing God’s work.

 

Music is an integral part of worship at Holy Cross.  Seasonal liturgies rooted in the Lutheran worship pattern of “Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending” for young and old alike, as well as hymns and songs from traditions around the world are led by soloists, ensembles, choir, piano, pipe organ, and many other instruments. 

Sunday morning worship

All are welcome on Sundays at 8 and 10 a.m.

 

8 a.m. worship provides a more intimate worship experience culminating around the table.

 

10 a.m. worship offers a more festive worship experience with choral leadership and participation.

Worship calendar

Advent Worship: Draw Near to Wonder, Truth, Justice, and Love

  • 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship through December 16

Christmas:

  • December 23, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. A Christmas Celebration of Light (including special children's message) 
  • December 24  4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship (especially for families with young children) 
  • December 24 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship (special music will begin at 7:10 p.m.) 
  • December 24 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship (special music will begin at 10:40 p.m.) 

ONE SERVICE on Sunday, December 30 at 10 a.m. Lessons and Carols




WORSHIP AND FINE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES

Chancel Choir

  • A choral ensemble opportunity for young adults and older.
  • Rehearses on Wednesday Evenings, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Music Center.
  • Leads God’s people in praise, prayer and thanksgiving in worship on Sunday Mornings and Feast Days.
  • Sings a wide variety of music ranging from chant and early music to American music and gospel.

Seasonal Singers

  • A choral opportunity for those singers who cannot make a year-long commitment to the choir, but who can join with the choir for Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter/

Chancel Bells

  • A handbell ensemble opportunity for young adults and older.
  • Rehearses on Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Music Center.
  • Leads God’s people in praise, prayer and thanksgiving in worship throughout the year.
  • Rings a wide variety of music including hymn tune arrangements and original music with five octaves of handbells and four octaves of handchimes.

hearts, hands & voices


2018 Summer Worship and Fine Arts Camp: August 13-16


  • Evening experiences include singing, ringing handbells, playing Orff instruments, and drumming in the African tradition. 
  • One of the goals of the program is to equip participants who come from a wide variety of faith communities to share what they have learned in their own communities. Additionally, these young people develop relationships that carry beyond their time together in the program. 
  • Visit https://www.heartshandsvoices.org/ for more information


FINE ARTS CONCERT SERIES

All planned events have concluded. Further events will be added as they are planned.