New Sermon Series: Who We Are

 Ezekiel 37:1-14, 1 John 5:4-10, Matthew 28:16-20


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

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

We are looking for a few good men and women!  We need leaders to host small L Team study groups in their home once a week for 6 weeks as a part of the new Red Letter Challenge (RLC).  Starting on April 22, Holy Cross will be embarking on this 40 day long challenge. The RLC is unique because it takes Christ’s literal words and gives you practical daily challenges based on those words. Please contact Pastor Matt at if you are interested in hosting an RLC Team.  Check out for more information about RLC. Books are available for suggested donation of $15.00 online at and in the church office.

Crawfish Boil Is Coming Saturday, May 12th!

Tickets will be on sale for a low, ONE DAY, introductory price of $15 this Sunday, April 8th. After Sunday tickets will be $25. This event is the main fundraiser for our Student Ministries Summer Mission Trip to North Carolina. Tickets will be on sale in the courtyard between services or online at

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.

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.


L Team News

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – April 10th

Join the ladies on April 10th at Appleton’s in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388) to reserve spot.

Real Men of Jesus – April 12th

Join Pastor Chris and Chris Kutcher for a pinewood derby tournament Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center at 6:30pm. Contact Chris Kutcher at for more information.

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 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.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Our Lord Jesus Christ – He is Risen!

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

Matthew 28:16-20


Prayers of Healing

Anna Litton prayers for comfort and pain relief from shingles

Pastor Jim Timmons for health improvement

Will Crabtree hit by car and in critical condition in Greensboro, NC

Ms. Beebs, Homeless Ministry Director, to find a clinical trial on rare Buerger’s Disease (vascular occlusion progressing in fingers) and relief from pain

Andrea Clark diagnosed with cancer, beginning chemo, healing and return to good health

Gary Lundberg for healing and quick recovery

Joey DiFazio proper diagnosis, treatment and a return to good health

Charlie Willis successful results and healing as he undergoes extensive and reconstruction surgery

George Gould recovery from fall, broken pelvis

Nana  she fell and broke her hip, needs surgery, prayerfully she will heal quickly


General Prayers

YouTube Headquarters in Silicon Valley prayers for the employees and their families


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

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer


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 (