Current Sermon Series: Red Letter Challenge: Week of Being

 Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:16-21, Matthew 21:28-31


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.

Red Letter Challenge – Week Of Being

Red Letter Challenge is our current sermon series and church wide event for six weeks. It is designed for you to follow along with the 40 day challenge yourself while experiencing Messages about the experience on Sundays. You can pick up the book from the church or online at for a suggested donation of $15.

Red Letter Challenge – Home Teams

Get on a team! Jesus surrounded himself with a group of people that supported him, and so should you. As we go through the Red Letter Challenge together, we encourage you to meet once a week with other people that are going through the challenge. You can find out information about RLC home teams at Or you can sign up for a team this Sunday at church.

Family Serve Road Clean Up – May 5th

We will be cleaning up trash along Longwood Lake Mary Road. All ages are welcome. We will meet at 7-Eleven on Longwood/Lake Mary Road and CR427 at 8:00am and clean up our adopted road. Contact Lara Jackson for more information at

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. 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

To help the Sharing Center, we are collecting Soups, Stews, Tuna fish as well as other canned meats. Thanks for helping those in need.

Baby Bottle Campaign

Fill a bottle, save a life. The Pregnancy Center of Sanford exists to offer women alternatives. Help them raise awareness by supporting the baby bottle campaign for the month of May. Next Sunday, there will be baby bottles in the Narthex, take a bottle home, fill it up with coins or cash or a check and return it (even empties) to the church office by Friday, June 1st.

2018 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 20th.  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 by Monday, May 14th to Sue Moffitt at


L Team News

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 Men of Jesus – May 10th

Join Pastor Chris and Worship Leader Chris Kutcher for a fun gathering. Contact Chris Kutcher at for more information.

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

JOY – May 17th

JOY (just older youth) is a new social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on May 17th 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 have a game night with a variety of board and card games to enjoy.


Prayers of the Church    

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Craig and Joanne Hench as they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on April 28th

Daniel and Kristen Hench as they celebrate their wedding anniversary on April 29th

Brenden Harrison God’s blessings as he celebrated his 14th birthday on April 26th


Prayers of Comfort

Greg Raves

Christine Gold

Gilbert Himmelberg (Heidi Steinbach’s Father)


Prayers of Healing

Lois Walsh (Diane Culpepper’s Mother) prayers for healing from illness

Steve Homan diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment

Russ Denton hurt his hip; prayers that all is well and no need for surgery

Carmen Rivera for successful surgery and full recovery

Tom Rodgers pray for peace as the ALS disease progresses

Connor Luedtke prayers of healing from motorcycle accident


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.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Andrea Clark

Lucy Clark

Karen Dunn

Herbert Eckstein

Wendy Eisenhower

Jamie Fabozzi

Al Follett

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Jan Kerns

Mandi King

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

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 (