We joyously greet all worshippers in the name of the risen Lord.

Easter is the most glorious day in the Christian calendar.

On this day we rejoice in Christ’s victory over sin and death.

Praise God with great enthusiasm. Christ is risen indeed!

Easter Reading Matthew 28:1-10


Announcements & Updates

Holy Week Services

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

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 21st.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Paul

Pastor Paul’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 10:00am will not be meeting on April 24th.

Wednesday Bible Study with Pastor Matt

Pastor Matt’s Wednesday Bible Study at 12:00pm will meet on April 24th.

Holy Cross 101 – May 22nd

New member and information class is on Wednesday, May 22 6pm-9pm in the Community Center. Sign up with Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.

Monday Night Men’s Bible Study – April 22nd

The Monday Men’s Bible Study at 7:30pm will not meet on April 22nd.

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 you want to know what sets us apart from the different denominations of the Christian faith? Come join us every Wednesday at 8:00pm at Holy Cross 201! Everyone is invited to come discuss the basics of our faith.

VBS Registration

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Camper registration is now open at HCLM.org/VBS. Campers must be going into VPK through 5th grade next year to register. Cost per child is $25.00. VBS Week 1: June 10-14 & VBS Week 2: June 17-22 (9:00am-12:00pm daily). This year’s theme “Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good”. Those going into 6th grade or higher should register as a volunteer (volunteer registration is also at hclm.org/VBS). If you have any questions, contact Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

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 ljackson@hclm.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/ .

2019 Graduates

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 smoffitt@hclm.org.


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

Our Lord, Jesus Christ

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. – Matthew 28:5-6


Prayers of Comfort

Gretchen Stein


Prayers of Healing

Kelley Conley for healing and speedy recovery from surgery

Ollie Mae McCloud for recovery from a serious accident at home

Mickey Buschman continued healing and recovery from knee surgery


General Prayer

Nicole and Daniel Robison Thanksgiving for this pregnancy and prayers for health over the coming months


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

Joey DiFazio

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Deb Fadool

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

Martin Rodriguez

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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)