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 Camper registration is now open at HCLM.org/VBS. 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 email@example.com.
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 hclm.org/volunteer or for questions email Lara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 HCLM.org/Crawfish.
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 email@example.com 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 thehcla.org/play/.
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 Sheryl@rlom.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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
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
Pastor Randall James
Hal Penley Sr
“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)