Special Announcements


A Man Named MARTIN – December 10th & 17th

The last two meetings for the Martin Luther’s Bible study will meet on December 10th and 17th in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30am.

“The Story” – Week 5

We are embarking on a journey of reading through God’s Word in the Book “The Story”.  The Bible Study will meet Tuesday night at 6:30pm.


2017 Christmas Service Times

Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24th

9:30am – ONE Sunday Morning Worship Service with Communion

Kids Church will not be meeting

5:00pm – “The Birthday of a King”

Family Christmas Service with Children’s Message

7:00pm – Candlelight Christmas Service

11:00pm – Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion


Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th

9:30am – Carols & Readings with Communion


December 25th – No Monday Night Service


January 1st:  No Monday night Service


Church Office is closed December 25th – January 1st

Pastor Paul’s and Pastor Matt’s Bible studies are cancelled on December 26th, 27th, and 28th respectively.


Poinsettias for Christmas

If you would like to have a poinsettia placed on the altar in memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one or event, please fill out the envelopes provided for you in the narthex. Each poinsettia is $7.00.

“The Party” Performance – December 17th

Kids Church Children will be performing a Christmas musical at 9:30am service. Come hear the message!

Preschool Lake Mary Christmas Programs

You’re invited to the Holy Cross Preschool Lake Mary Christmas Programs on December 13th at 9:30am, December 20th at 9:30am and December 21st at 1:00pm.


L Team News

Prayer Team Monthly Meeting – December 10th

The Prayer Teams are meeting on December 10th at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall for a meal, devotions, and prayers.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – December 12th

Join the ladies on December 12th at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, 11:30am for lunch. Call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) to make reservations.

High Tea – December 13th

You are invited to the 3rd Annual Christmas Tea, hosted by LWML to be held on Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm. We will be serving a High Tea, with scones, finger sandwiches and a sweet. Please bring your favorite teacup and dessert plate to use and a wrapped ornament for the gift exchange. A $5 donation is requested to cover costs. RSVP by December 10th to ssshyrock@yahoo.com with the number in your party attending to reserve your spot. Ladies of all ages are welcome.

Real Men of Jesus – December 14th

Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come join us on December 14th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Christmas Angel Trees

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Ladies Lunch Bunch, Divine Dollies and Bunco L-Teams have joined forces to place two Christmas trees in the narthex with tags of children’s names and ages from the Boys and Girls Club West Sanford and the Sharing Center. Please return designated tag with the unwrapped gift by Thursday, December 14th.

Advent L-Team

The Advent Season is underway and here are the scheduled activities:

-Sunday, Dec. 17th 11:00am – Visiting Lake Mary Health and Rehab

-Saturday, Dec. 23rd 10:00am – Baking Cupcakes for the “The Birthday of a King” Christmas Eve Service

Contact Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org for information/questions.


We are not meeting on Tuesday, December 26th. But get ready to resume play next year on Tuesday, January 23, 2018!


General Announcements    

Survey – What Do You Think?

Holy Cross is looking for your input in shaping your church. Take the Winter Survey at hclm.org/survey.

Do You Invest in Thrivent Products?

As you review your investment accounts, be sure to designate your Choice Dollars.​ By directing Choice Dollars through Thrivent Choice, eligible members recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes some of its charitable outreach grant dollars. This year Holy Cross has received $3835 in Choice Dollars through our members and friends. Please keep us in mind.

Ushers, Greeters & Hospitality Needed

Ushers, Greeters and Hospitality people needed for “The Birthday of a King” at the 5:00pm Christmas Eve Service. If you would be willing to help, please contact Lisa Mangus at lmangus@thehcla.org.

Seminole Leagues Youth Basketball

Holy Cross Upper Campus is excited to host another winter basketball program! Whether your K4-5th grade student is a beginner, intermediate, or skilled player, Seminole Leagues is for you! The cost for the 8 week season is only $100 (includes uniform). Please don’t delay in signing up evaluations will be done on December 16th. We will start the season on January 13th. Please go to seminoleleagues.com for more information and to register today!


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Michael Pittman as he celebrated his 70th birthday


Prayers of Comfort

Tom Kalbewer (Cheryl Argeroudis’ Uncle) passed away November 28th


Prayers of Healing

Pedro Linares prayers for good results from surgery

Erika Ceballos prayers to improve her kidney function so she can discontinue her dialysis – complications from her lupus

Brianna Feldmann successful healing from fractured ankle

Nini Toro (Elaine Gonzalez’s Mom) stage 4 cancer

Michelle  Drake (Jill & Dean Drake’s oldest daughter) prayers of continued healing and restoration of health

Beth prayer for healing and comfort and quick recovery


General Prayers

The Chavez & Fountain Family for peace and healing (grief)


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

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Jack Cadden

Ivan Cintron

Lucy Clark

Diane Culpepper

Jamie Fabozzi

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Roger Hart Jr

Michael Horn

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Ona Mae

Cathy Maisonet

Dennis McGavock

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Lori Rockey

Karen Schlue

Nini Toro

Will Thompson

Charlie Willis

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer


“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

 Psalm 51:10


Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

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