SUNDAY SERVICES

Contemporary Service Times

9 a.m. - Sullivan’s & Daniel Island

10:30 a.m. - I’On

Family Service Times

9:15 a.m. - Daniel Island

9:15 a.m. - Sullivan's Island

Traditional Service Times

8 a.m. - Sullivan's Island

11 a.m. - Sullivan's & Daniel Island

 

contemporary

Our contemporary services worship God with Holy Communion Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer and typically use the English Standard Version of the Bible for the lessons. The service combines the beauty of the Communion liturgy with modern praise music, psalms and hymns, and songs from the Spirit that will help you get excited about who Jesus is and what He has done for you. When you attend worship, you will hear a mix of songs that is in keeping with the exhortation in Colossians 3:16, “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

The contemporary services are relaxed both in feel and dress, and include life-giving sermons grounded in God’s word, opportunities for prayer ministry and are followed by ministry to children, youth and adults. Expect the services to be informal, friendly, Spirit-filled! 

 

Family Service

Our Children’s Family Service is a ton of fun. It’s a fast paced, exciting half hour at both our Daniel Island campus and Sullivan’s Island campus. It’s built on the premise that children and parents should and can worship Jesus Christ together. Sermons are fun and memorable. We sing songs that feature children’s hymns, praise choruses, and traditional (yet fun) hymns. And along the way kids are invited to help the clergy lead the service. It’s true worship and truly wonderful.

 

TRADITIONAL

Holy Cross offers three Holy Communion Services using the Rite I liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. Join us at 8 AM  in the Historic Church on Sullivan’s Island for our most traditional service, a beautiful said (no hymns) service. Intimacy and beauty characterize the worship of the Lord at this service and includes a life-oriented sermon. 

The second two Rite I services are held at 11 AM at both our Daniel Island and Sullivan's Island campuses. You'll find this service to be a traditional Holy Communion service filled with joy, featuring a life-oriented sermon and familiar hymns accompanied with organ. Dress as you feel comfortable.

 

OTHER SERVICES

Monday at 6:30 pm 

St. Alban's Chapel, inside Summerall Chapel, The Citadel 

The Rev. Greg Smith leads the Anglican ministry at the Citadel and holds a service for Cadets, non-Citadel Students and all others. Worship the lord with great music, Holy Communion and life-oriented sermons in the beauty of Summerall Chapel. 

 

WEDNESDAY AT 10 AM:

Historic Chapel, Sullivan's Island

A small traditional Eucharist with a life-oriented homily and an opportunity for healing prayer. A wonderful way to connect to the Lord in the middle of your week!

 

SERMONS

Missed one of our Sunday Services? That's OK! We record our sermons given at Sullivan's Island and Daniel Island, and upload them on Mondays. Click the button to access sermons you have missed.

We also regularly feature Sermon Series, where our priests all preach on a common thread. Click the button to access a list of our sermon series.

 

WEDDINGS

We are honored and pleased that you are interested in being married at Holy Cross.  We want your wedding to be a significant and happy occasion for you, your families and your guests. At Holy Cross, we believe that “Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God” (Book of Common Prayer, page 422) and desire to do all we can to help you prepare for a prayerful and meaningful celebration. Our wedding ceremonies follow the liturgy for the Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage from the Book of Common Prayer (pages 423-432), which includes scripture readings, prayers and exchange of vows. The service may also include a homily and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Premarital counseling is required of all couples wishing to be married at Holy Cross.  This counseling covers many topics of interest to a couple entering into marriage, and is helpful for preparing a strong and lasting marriage.  

Please do not make plans, especially those which involve any expense to you, until you have gained permission to have your marriage ceremony at Church of the Holy Cross. For more information, please contact Leslie Rose in the church office.  She will assist you with your questions, guidelines for the service, fee schedule and setting a date on the church calendar.

Sam & Bailey's Wedding in the Traditional Sanctuary at Holy Cross, Sullivan's Island. Photo courtesy of Callie Beale Photography, 2015

Baptisms

There is one Body and one Spirit;

There is one hope in God’s call to us;

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;

One God and Father of all.

Baptism is a sacred sacrament of admission and adoption into the Kingdom of God. Any who desire to become a baptized Christian are welcome to talk to one of our priests about that and the meaning of Baptism. For an infant, the promises of baptism are made and carried out by the parents and sponsors who promise to bring up the child in the Church and who themselves follow Jesus Christ. If you are a parent and would like to have your child baptized, please contact the church office.  They can assist you with your questions as well as help you with scheduling a date for the baptism and the Pre-Baptismal Counseling session. 

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is celebrated during our Sunday morning Communion services, and available at any of our locations. Each candidate for Holy Baptism should be sponsored by one or more baptized persons. Baptisms are offered at all communion services on specified dates.  Go to our events page at holycross.net/events to see upcoming baptism dates.

A baptism at Holy Cross, Daniel Island, celebrated by the Rev. Jonathan Bennett. Photo by Anna Warner, 2015