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


Easter Lilies

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.

Book Swap

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

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 or if you have questions, email Lara Jackson at

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 .


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

Karen Dunn

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


General Prayer

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

Mike Bair

Barbara Bechtold

Steve Benson

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Joey DiFazio

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Saundria Henderson

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Denise Melendez

Larry Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Karen Schlue

Jean Skelly

Gary Starkweather

Cash Register

Nancy Taggart

Maria Valez


“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 (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (