Holy Cross Episcopal Church

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We're Back and so is our choir!

We are back in person AND online this Sunday! Join us at 8:30 and 1015!

Guidelines for those not eligible for a vaccination

All the current safety protocols we have been living with are still the best practice.

  • Wear a mask; double masks are best! Once socially distanced, masks may be removed to receive communion and at lunch.
  • Maintain at least six feet of social distance from each other.
  • No physical contact.
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash hands regularly.

Guidelines for those who are post two weeks from your final vaccination

  • Optionally wear a mask. Masks may be removed to receive communion.
  • Optionally refrain from physical contact. Please check out with each other if hugs/physical contact are OK.
  • Optionally use hand sanitizer or wash regularly.

Worship Notes

  • Adults and Children are invited to receive the sacrament through intinction—a priest will dip the bread in the wine and place it in your hands. If you would prefer NOT to receive the wine, please simply touch the chalice base the Eucharistic Minister will present and then place your hands in the normal position. This will indicate to the clergy that you wish to continue to receive in one kind—the bread only.
  • We are returning to passing the offering plates.
  • We will pass the peace by bowing to each other or with hugs and handshakes.
  • When we come to that place in the service where we are invited to greet each other, we have several recommendations.
    a. remember this is not the coffee hour! There will be ample time after worship to greet everyone!
    b. Please stay in your pew or chair and welcome those in close proximity around you.
    c. Please beware of others’ body language. Not everyone is comfortable with a hug or even a handshake. Please feel free to sit where you feel comfortable.
  • We invite congregational singing with Ray and the choir. 
  • If you are worshipping online and would like a Eucharistic visitor to bring you communion, please contact the office.

Worship Resources

Evening Prayer

The button below links to the Evening Prayer bulletin.

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Join us IN-PERSON at 8:30 or 10:15 on Zoom!

Please contact the office for log-on credentials.

Fourth Sunday in Lent
8:30 AM Holy Communion
Fourth Sunday in Lent
10:15 AM Holy Communion

KidsWord, Sunday's Godly Play, & Little KidsWord

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Godly Play Stories

St. Patrick
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St. Julian of Norich
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St. Teresa of Avila
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St. Mother Teresa
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St. Catherine of Siena
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St. Nicholas
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St. Valentine
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St. Elizabeth of Portugal
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The Falling Apart
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Abraham & Sarah
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7 Days of Creation
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Holy Cross Walkers
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The Exodus
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10 Best Ways
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The Temple
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Ark & Tent
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Exile and Return
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First Sunday of Advent
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Second Sunday of Advent
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Third Sunday of Advent
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Forth Sunday of Advent
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The Holy Family
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Great Parable
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Great Parable Part 1
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Great Parable Part 2
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Great Parable Part 3
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Faces of Easter1
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Faces of Easter2
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Faces of Easter3
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Faces of Easter4
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Faces of Easter5&6
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Faces of EasterDay
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Jesus and the 12
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The Holy Family
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World Communion
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Mustard Seed
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Good Samaritan
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Good Shepherd
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Holy Cross Episcopal Church
19179 Center St
Castro Valley CA 94546