Special Announcements

Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Come to the Fellowship Hall hungry on February 5th as the Boy Scouts will be making their now famous pancakes, serving them after each service. Because we will be munching on pancakes, we will not have our First Sunday Cookout.

Early Communion Class for 4-5th graders

The class is for children,  that in their parent’s estimation, are mature and ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. The class starts on March 8th at 6:30pm and runs each week on Wednesdays through April 12th.  After completion of the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, April 13th at 7pm. If you would like to have your child participate in the class, we ask that you do two things.  1) Reserve your spot (so we can order materials) by Feb 22nd by registering online at
hclm.org/communion  2) Have at least one parent attend each of the six 1-hour sessions with your child.

Join an L Team

Jesus formed a team of people around Himself, and we believe we should be on a team too! Discipleship and growth happens best in the context of relationships. L-Teams give us the opportunity to build those relationships as we form little pockets of community in our life. To find out more information go to hclm.org/teams. Here are some L Teams we currently have at Holy Cross:

Cupid Shuffle?

The Dancing Divas are in the Youth Room on Mondays 6:30 pm.   We will be learning line dancing while enjoying fellowship.  This L team is for all who just want to enjoy dancing whether a beginner or an experienced line dancer.

Divine Dollies

Join the ladies on Feb 7th at the Marriot on International Parkway at 11:30AM for lunch. Enjoy appetizers, soup, small plates or large salads and their well known burgers. Call Hilde Hoy, 407-324-7616, or Grace Chening, 407-322-8634 to make reservations.

Valentine’s Day

The second Tuesday Lunch Bunch will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at Season’s 52 located at 463 E Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs. Please bring your spouse so you can spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone. Contact Marlene Robinson at 407-335-4669 to make reservations.

Knit for Kids

World vision has an urgent need for 32,000 blankets that will be part of Promise Packs filled with school supplies, personal hygiene items and notes of encouragement. For more information about these nifty knitters contact Jean Carlson at 407-322-0944.

This changes EVERYTHING!!

Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University!! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!!  Classes are on Sundays,  at 1:00pm  in the Fellowship Hall starting February 12th. This is a 9 week course. Please contact Andy or Pam Sadlon, arsadlon1234@hotmail.com, for information on ordering your kits to get started!!

General Announcements

Annual BSA Mulch Fundraiser

The deadline to order mulch this year is Sunday February 19th. We can order mulch through the Troop website:  www.troop854.com/mulchorders. The delivery date this year is Saturday February 25th.  Questions can go to:  Troop854Mulch@gmail.com or 407-309-2507.

Holy Cross’ student ministry Winter retreat

Middle school will be tent camping on a private island on the Little Wekiva River Fri, Feb 17 – Sun, Feb 19. We will be doing hikes exploring the forest and a canoeing trip up the Little Wekiva. Night times will include fireside meetings to worship, pray, and explore our faith. For more information or to register  contact Daniel Robison. (386) 848-7101 / daniel@hclm.org

Sunday School Volunteers

On Jan 28th our Sunday School Volunteers will be going house to house to share a progressive dinner. For more information contact Lisa Mangus at lmangus@thehcla.org.


The shelves are bare in these areas and we can help fill them. All types of protein food is needed, tuna fish, canned chicken, vienna sausage and peanut butter top the list.  All sizes of cans are needed including small pop top cans for the homeless. Thanks for helping those in our community!

Chili Cook-Off Today!

At noon in the Fellowship Hall, it’s going to get a little spicy!  That is because the chase for the 2017 Championship Ladle is bubbling over.  There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as voted by our local Police/ Fire Departments.

Holy Cross 101

Pastor Matt is offering a onetime, new member class on Thursday, Feb 2nd from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs. It is a chance for you to learn more about Holy Cross and meet other people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.

Family Serve

We have our next family serve on Sat, Feb 11th, at 9AM. We will meet at StarChild Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road and clean up our adopted road. If we get enough volunteers we can get this done pretty fast! Please bring a trash “grabber” (if you have one, we only have a few) and some gloves. For more information or to RSVP, please email Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org

LWML Rummage/Craft Sale: Sat, Mar 4th

Mar 4: Sale runs from 8a to 3p in the Fellowship Hall. No TVs; all other salable, clean items are welcome and will be accepted at Holy Cross after February 12th. “Rent-a-table” for those who want to sell their own rummage or crafts: $10 per 6 foot table. Contact (text) Valerie Schulz 407-463-0831 to reserve a table. The final way to participate: Come to buy and bring your friends! Proceeds from sale are benefiting LWML mites, to support projects that are the hands and feet of Jesus; also supporting two members of Holy Cross to attend the national convention.

Summer Volunteers Needed!

Do you love working with kids of all ages? Holy Cross will be hosting several youth camps and activities over the summer and we are looking for volunteers to help make the kids time here great! Volunteers aged Middle School through Adult are needed.  If you are interested in helping, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/6h4BIZSxtmfng1R73 to fill out a quick info sheet or contact Lara Jackson at ladyshaner2b@gmail.com. We will be back in touch with you as the events get closer to confirm your availability and lock in your spot!

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Theodora Dean as we celebrate her baptism at the 9:30 service
Sophia Dean as she joins the Holy Cross family
Paul and Kim Hertko as they celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, flowers on the altar are in honor of this event
Cathy Hoenig  as she celebrates her birthday on Feb 4th

Prayers for Healing

Emmett Olson (Dan Olson’s grandson) was admitted NICU with RSV; prayers that his little body with fight this virus off and he will be able to return home with mom and dad again very soon
Tal French (Jerry and Mary Oyler’s son-in-law) has heart failure; prayers for direction for the doctors and to strengthen his life with Christ
Dee Good had trouble walking; prayers for physical strength
Cody Greenwalt was involved in a car accident; prayers for healing
John Verba had surgery on the tumor on his chest; prayers for healing and strength to improve
Blaine Henry had hip replacement surgery; prayers for healing and full recovery
Dale Luzzi had open heart surgery; prayers for healing and speedy recovery

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl
Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Mark Brink
Jack Cadden
Cherrie Case
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Laura Doherty
Paige Elward
Jamie Fabozzi
Carlton Graves
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Ray Kerr
Mary LaPlante
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Reenee McGavock
Janice Miller
Steven Montes
Desmond Niburg
Sam Niburg
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Audrey Pettit
Pamela Petty
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Marian Ritter
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Bob Smith
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Debbie Stevenson
Phil Stichler
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
William Ulm
Roger Webb
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton
Marg Winsauer