Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace
Deuteronomy 32:36-39, Philippians 2:5-11, John 12:20-43
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.
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.
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.
Sunday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Ethan
Pastor Ethan’s Sunday Morning Bible Study at 9:30am will not be meeting on April 14th and April 21st.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Paul
Pastor Paul’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 10:00am will not be meeting on April 17th and April 24th.
Wednesday Bible Study with Pastor Matt
Pastor Matt’s Wednesday Bible Study at 12:00pm will not be meeting on April 17th but will be meeting on April 24th.
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 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.
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”.
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.
Thrivent Action Teams
Thrivent Action Teams make it easy to live generously on your Wise With Money Journey. It starts with a simple question: “Who can I help and how?” Next, identify a community need and grab friends and family to form a volunteer team and brainstorm ways to address it. Thrivent provides promotional resources and seed money to jump-start your fundraiser, educational event or service project. Your team provides the people power to bring it to life.
Women Build 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. Please take a clothespin and make a donation matching the amount on the pin by writing a check to Habitat for Humanity. If you prefer to donate online in any amount please visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/team/828025/ .
We would like to personally congratulate you on your graduation from High School or College. We would like to recognize your accomplishment at Holy Cross on Sunday, May 19th. Make plans to attend Sunday Service as we congratulate you on your achievement. As part of our celebration, we would like to add a quick description of your plans after graduation. Please e-mail student name, graduating from which high school or college (degree earned), and future plans to Sue Moffitt at email@example.com.
L Team News
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.
Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – April 25th
Join this group on Thursday, April 25th 5:30pm at TooJay’s Deli located at 3577 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary, FL 32746. Call with your reservation by April 24th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).
Divine Dollies – May 7th
Join the ladies on May 7th at Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant located at 3705 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Alice Clark (407-323-3109).
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
James-Paul Ethan Spira as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service
Prayers in Loving Memory
John Peterson (Altar flowers given by Carol Peterson)
Prayers of Healing
Kelley Conley for successful hand surgery scheduled on April 17th; prayers of healing and speedy recovery
Ollie Mae McCloud for recovery from a serious accident at home
Deb Fadool stage 4 breast cancer
Mike Bair cancer treatment did not work; pray for the whole family to accept what happens next
Martin Rodriguez successful surgery to remove a cancer mass in his stomach
Mickey Buschman healing and speedy recovery from knee surgery
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)