Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace
Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:8-14, Luke 20:9-20
Current Sermon Series
Join us for our current sermon series as we follow the Rhythms of God’s Grace from the end of Epiphany, through Lent and Holy Week and on to Easter! See how God leads us in these Rhythms in remarkable ways.
Announcements & Updates
Holy Week Services
April 14th/15th – Palm Sunday Services as usual
April 14th – Easter Experience at 9:30am
April 18th – Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00pm
April 19th – Good Friday Service at 7:00pm
April 21st – Easter Sunrise Service with Communion at 6:30am
Easter Services with Communion 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am
April 22nd – No Monday night Service
If you would like to have a lily placed on the altar in the memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one or event, please fill out information on provided envelopes in the Narthex. Each lily is $7.00.
First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – April 7th
We will have the first Sunday of the month cookout after the 11:00am service on April 7th in the Courtyard. Come fellowship!
Retirement Lunch & Learn – April 7th
Holy Cross is hosting a Retirement Lunch & Learn with Thrivent financial on Sunday, April 7th at 12:30 in the Community Center at Holy Cross. Lunch will be provided. Get an idea about what it takes to ensure you will have enough for retirement. ALL AGES Welcome.
Soup, Sandwiches and Lenten Bible Study
Come enjoy Wednesday evenings during the Lenten Season (March 13th thru April 10th) starting 6:00pm in the Community Center for soup and sandwiches. LWML makes the soup and you bring sandwiches to share.
Prayer Teams Gathering – May 5th
Save the date: The next Prayer Teams Gathering will be on May 5th at 12:15pm in the Community Center. Team Leaders and members or anyone interested in being on a team are encouraged to join us.
The HCLA Lake Mary campus will be hosting a book swap for all ages April 23-26th outside the church and again on Sunday, April 28th. If you have any gently used books that you want to go to a good home, please bring to the church. This is a free event to promote reading for all ages.
Holy Cross 201
Are you coming to the Lutheran faith from another denomination? Even if you’ve been a member for a while, do you ever wonder why we have (or DON’T have) certain practices and traditions here at Holy Cross that aren’t common in other churches? Or maybe you’re already a long-standing Lutheran but you want to know what sets us apart from the different denominations of the Christian faith? Come join us every Wednesday at 8:00pm in the Worship Center at Holy Cross 201! Everyone is invited to come discuss the basics of our faith.
Kids Easter Experience – April 14th
Join us Palm Sunday starting at 9:30am for an Easter Experience like no other! Kids age 4 – grade 5 are invited to join us for hands on experience which walks them through the Easter Story and is sure to get them excited about their faith! For more information email Lara Jackson at email@example.com.
VBS Registration Opens – April 14th
Vacation Bible School (VBS) registration opens on April 14th. Cost per child is $25.00. VBS Week 1: June 10-14 & VBS Week 2: June 17-22 (9:00am-12:00pm). This year’s theme “Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good”.
St. Luke’s Concert Series – April 7th
The Lutheran Cantata Choir and Chamber Ensemble will be performing on Sunday, April 7th at 3:00pm St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (2021 W SR426 Oviedo, FL 32765). Concert is free and open to the public.
VBS Volunteers Needed
Adult volunteers are needed to help with stations and leading the little kids around during the day. To register to volunteer please go to HCLM.org/VBS or if you have questions, email Lara Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doll House Fundraiser
Many women from our congregation have joined with others in the area to form the Dream Builders; one group working with the Women Build project of Habitat for Humanity Seminole County. The team will work with other local women to build two houses 80% by women for two single mothers – one in Casselberry and one in Apopka. The Doll House you see outside the church represents a home and the different amounts of money needed for things inside the home from refrigerators to light-bulbs. Please take a clothespin and make a donation matching the amount on the pin by writing a check to Habitat for Humanity or giving cash to one of our volunteers. If you prefer to donate online in any amount please visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/team/828025/ .
L Team News
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – April 9th
Join the ladies on April 9th at Cheddar’s located at 1650 Rinehart Road Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mary Charles (407-688-7575).
Book Club – April 22nd
Join the Book Club on Monday, April 22nd at 7:00pm for discussion of “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens led by Janice Plescia.
BUNCO – April 23rd
Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.
Ladies Bible Study – April 25th
Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30pm as we continue our bible study upstairs in classroom 1.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Bob & Gina Shaffer as they celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary
Prayers of Comfort
Al Adzia (Lisa Burse’s Father)
Prayers in Loving Memory
Stanley Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Father)
Prayers of Healing
Mickey Buschman for successful knee surgery on April 11th
Joan Schrysen (Jean Carlson’s Sister) healing and quick recovery from heart surgery to replace leaky mitral valve
Nadine Baer (John Fox’s Cousin) continued healing & recovery from leg amputation
We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world.
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”
Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center
Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Community Center
Pastor Matt Wallis (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (email@example.com)