New Sermon Series: Red Letter Challenge

 Isaiah 40:25-31, James 1:22-27, Matthew 9:35-38


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.

Come join us for the Red Letter Challenge Launch Day!  

We are celebrating this Sunday as we launch the new sermon series and 40 day long Red Letter Challenge.  Join us for worship at 8:00am, 9:30am or 11:00am and hear a special message from guest preacher, and Holy Cross church planter Pastor Zach Zehnder.  Then stick around for a special cook-out following the 11:00am service.  In addition to fresh grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, we will be having Ice Cream treats, and invite you to bring a pot-luck dish as well.  See you there!

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

Smiling Faces Wanted!

Do you love meeting new people and are looking for a low time commitment way to serve Holy Cross? We are looking for smiling faces to man the Welcome Center Cart between services. If this could be you talk to Pastor Matt or email Lara Jackson at for more info or to sign up!

Disney’s Lion King Jr. – May 4th

Can you hear the roar of the lions coming from Aero Lane? HCLA Upper Campus would like to invite you to attend this year’s musical production, Disney’s Lion King Jr. on Friday, May 4th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $5 each for the show and $10 for dinner and the show. Children 5 and under are free. To purchase tickets go online at

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. Thanks for helping us help those in need here in our community.

Residential Manager Position Opening

Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries, located in Sanford, has a job opening. As the Residential Manager you will reside in the home, on duty 5 days per week, with the residents, provide a positive, safe and orderly living environment for all.  If interested, contact Sheryl DeWitt at


L Team News

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).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – May 8th

Join the ladies on May 8th at Willow Tree in Sanford 11:30am for lunch. Call Anna Litton (407-322-9375) to reserve spot.

Real Women of Jesus – May 16th

Ladies 18 and up- Mark your calendars for our first official meeting Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm in the Community Center (Fellowship Hall)! We have some fun games planned and some activities to get to know one another. We will have an open discussion about this L-Team and the direction that God would have it go and plan our first outing. Email Jen Johnson with any questions


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jenna DeBell and Trish DeBell as we celebrate their Baptism at the 11:00 service


Prayers of Healing

Connor Luedtke was in motorcycle accident, prayers for healing and recovery with no necessary surgery

Barbara Bechtold prayers of peace and comfort

Christine Romanowski healing and release from rehab so back surgery can be performed

Jeremy for successful surgery and recovery

Patricia (Pati) May doing better, continue healing from blood clots in her legs and lungs

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


General Prayers

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, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.


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 (