Current Sermon Series: Who We Are

 Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Peter 2:21-25, Luke 5:1-11


Announcements & Updates

Be Our Guest!

If you are new to Holy Cross, thank you for the opportunity to worship with you today. Please feel free to stop by the Welcome Center in the courtyard just outside the Worship Center to enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry with us in between services. Also, take the opportunity to fill out an Engage Card there to get a Holy Cross T-Shirt, Mug, or Magnet. We look forward to getting to know you!

VBS Registration

VBS Camper registration is now open at VBS week 1 will be June 4th-8th and week 2 will be June 11th-15th, both weeks are 9am-12pm daily.  Campers must be going into VPK through 5th grade next year to register. Registration includes a music CD for each family. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Jackson at

VBS Volunteers Needed!

Calling all Adults, High Schoolers, and Middle Schoolers with a servant’s heart. We are looking for volunteers who love kids, singing, dancing, and hands on fun to help us make this year’s VBS the best yet! Volunteer registration and attendance at a training is REQUIRED. To register go to or for questions email Lara at

VBS Donations

Grab your sea shell in the Treasure Box in front of the Worship Center for your donation to this year’s VBS Shipwrecked- Rescue by Jesus.

7th Annual CancerBank Tournament – April 21st is a Holy Cross Ministry that has been helping Seminole County families impacted by cancer since 2010. The annual poker tournament and silent auction, our biggest fundraiser, is right around the corner on April 21st at the HCLA Upper Campus. Register to play by visiting To volunteer or donate contact Lara Jackson

Red Letter Challenge – April 22nd

  1. Go to and find out all about the challenge.
  2. Get a book.  ($15 donation)
  3. Get involved with a home Team (we are looking for hosts!)
  4. Join us for the kickoff on April 22nd with guest preacher Pastor Zach Zehnder.
  5. Stick around for a celebratory cook out following the 11:00am service on launch day!
  6. Contact Pastor Matt at to volunteer as a host, or with any questions.

Crawfish Boil Is Coming Saturday, May 12th!

This event is the main fundraiser for our Student Ministries Summer Mission Trip to North Carolina. Tickets are $25.00; to order online

Do You Have A Desire To Serve?

You are invited to attend a Worship Team Informational Meeting to be held on April 18th at 7:00pm. We are currently looking for additional team members to run lights, ‘powerpoint’, sound, etc. (no previous experience required) – and if you’re musically gifted, your gifts are welcome as well! For additional information, contact Chris Kutcher,

The Cupboards Are Bare

The Sharing Center had a substantial increase in the number of families who needed assistance last month. They have very little on their shelves. To help them out, we are collecting Soups, Stews, Tuna fish as well as other canned meats. These easy fix foods are a great help to hungry families and individuals, many are on sale and available in bulk at the warehouse stores. Thanks for helping us help those in need here in our community.

Your Child, Your Choice, Their Future!

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is accepting new students for the 2018-2019 school year.  Changing the future one child at a time from preschool through high school.  Visit or call 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour.


L Team News

Prayer Teams Monthly Meeting – April 15th

The Prayer Teams are meeting on Sunday, April 15th at 12:15pm in the Community Center for a meal, devotions, and prayers.

JOY – April 19th

JOY (just older youth) is a new social group for 50+ adults. Our first meeting is on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30pm in the Community Center. If you are interested in Food, Fun, and Fellowship, come join us. For this meeting, bring a sandwich or light supper with you. We will discuss how this group can best serve each other, the church, and the community.

Book Club – April 23rd

Join the Book Club on Monday, April 23rd at 7:00pm for discussion of “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate led by Janis Plescia.

BUNCO – April 24th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, April 24th 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.

LWML Bible Study – April 25th

Please join us for Bible Study in the Community Center at 6:30pm. After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at with any questions.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – April 26th

Join this group on Thursday, April 26th 5:00pm at Texas Roadhouse located at 100 Towne Center Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by April 25th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Divine Dollies – May 1st

Join the ladies on May 1st at Austin’s Buffet & Bakery located at 2300 W SR434 Longwood, FL 32779 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Emmett Marquis as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service

Marge Winsauer is cancer free


Prayers of Comfort

Richard Wilton (Grace Friedrich’s Cousin)

Ivan Cintron (he was 78 years; remembered by his family as the best father, husband, son)


Prayers of Healing

Patricia (Pati) May for the medications to dissolve blood clots in her legs and lungs

Mary Warren recently diagnosed with breast cancer; for successful surgery and treatment

John Rios (neighbor of Alice Clark) who fell at home and is in the hospital

Dorothy Kunin (neighbor of Alice Clark) who had heart operation

Anna Litton prayers for comfort and pain relief from shingles

Pastor Jim Timmons for health improvement

Ms. Beebs, Homeless Ministry Director, to find a clinical trial on rare Buerger’s Disease and relief from pain


General Prayers

Lori Luedtke safe travels for vacation 4/18-5/10


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Patrick Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Lucy Clark

Karen Dunn

Herbert Eckstein

Wendy Eisenhower

Jamie Fabozzi

Al Follett

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Jan Kerns

Mandi King

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Cathy Maisonet

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Sue Puglisi

Kathy Ratchford

Lori Rockey

Karen Schlue

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Mary Warren


“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 (