Our "blended" worship style includes elements of traditional Lutheran worship along with both hymns and more contemporary music. Childcare is available for young children during the sermon. We offer a biweekly Sunday School (usually on non communion Sundays) where children are dismissed part way through the worship service for their Sunday School classes. Our remaining services are Integrated Family Services. This means children remain with their families throughout the service. Children are encouraged to take on special roles in the service and occasionally present the songs and memory work they have learned in Sunday School. Crafts and other special activities are provided every week for the children to work on in their pews during the sermon.
On the second and last Sunday of each month the members and friends of Holy Cross Preaching Station gather at 2:30 pm in the Board Room of Fraser Canyon Hospital for a Service of Holy Communion. They are joined by some of the residents of the extended care unit as our congregation reaches out in love to these special seniors. For more information contact our local representative Linda Vandermeulen at 604-869-2073
Advent is the four weeks immediately preceding Christmas. For Christians, this is a time of waiting, reflection and preparation. We reflect on Christ coming to us as the Babe of Bethlehem and on his coming again at the end of time. Advent is also a time of prayer and service. We will gather on Wednesday evenings (Dec 4, 11 and 18) at 6:30 pm for an evening service, followed by a time of refreshment and community service. We will be packaging up toques made by members of our congregation over the past several months. These will be given to Cyrus Center youth shelter and Ann Davis Transition House. On December 18 we will be preparing plates of Christmas goodies for those in nearby supported housing programs.
December 24 at 6:00 pm - this is a traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service complete with all your favorite Christmas carols and hymns, and of course Silent Night sung by candlelight. There will be special treats for all the children.
December 25 at 10:0 am - the celebration continues with the Sacrament of Holy Communion and more of your favorite Christmas carols.