Sermon Series: Carols for a King
Isaiah 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Luke 2:15-20
Sermon Series – Carols for a King
Join us this advent and Christmas season as we look at the coming of the King through the eyes of classic Christmas Carols and Hymns! The lyrics in these songs are tied closely to the words of Scripture. We will see what those words have to say to us about Jesus and His incarnation as we also get to enjoy some great music of the Season.
2018 Christmas Service Times
Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24th
6:00pm – Family Christmas Service
8:00pm – Contemporary Candlelight Service
11:00pm – Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion
Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25th
9:30am – Carols & Readings with Communion
December 24th – No (Regular 6:30pm) Monday Night Service
December 31st: No Monday night Service
Church Office is closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st
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.
Preschool Lake Mary Christmas Programs
You’re invited to the Holy Cross Preschool Lake Mary Christmas Programs on December 18th at 11:00 am, December 19th at 1:00 pm and December 20th at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Worship Center.
Early Childcare Christmas Program
You’re invited to the HCLA Early Childcare Christmas Program on December 20th at 6:30pm at Holy Cross Worship Center.
Mercy Me Concert – May 4, 2019
Mercy Me tickets are now on sale in the church office. The church has purchased 2 rows of tickets in section 111 for $30 a ticket including all fees and taxes. To purchase tickets: pay in office or order online through hclm.org/mercyme. Question: Email Lara Jackson at email@example.com.
Announcements & Updates
Experience Bethlehem – December 22nd
Join us for an interactive family Christmas experience that you won’t want to miss on December 22nd from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Report to Bethlehem for the census just as Mary and Joseph did to experience what it was like that night. Visit the living nativity tableau, eat Camel Stew, complete Christmas crafts with the kids, and so much more. Bring the whole family and all of your friends. If you would like to help with the event, contact Lara Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)
LCEF is launching a special promotion for its 40th birthday. Look for flyer in the Narthex for details of this offer.
Lutheran Haven 2018 Christmas Seal
In the Narthex, there are the Lutheran Haven 2018 Christmas Seal Packets for their 73rd Annual Christmas Seal Campaign.
Want to Serve This Christmas Season?
Holy Cross is partnering with theCross Mt. Dora and King of Kings in Omaha for a joint hurricane disaster relief trip on Dec. 30th-January 4th to Quincy, FL (Gadsden County). We will be staying with our Non-Profit Partners called “Recreation Experience”. This is the place our team just was sent to a couple of weeks ago to prep the area. MAJOR TASKS INCLUDE: RESHINGLING ROOFS, PAINTING, WEATHERPROOFING HOMES, AND CHAIN SAW WORK. Travel expenses will be covered and we will take some needed supplies as well that we will be able to leave there. To register or for more info go to www.thecross.family.
Christmas Angel Trees
We are sponsoring three Christmas Angel Trees (Boys and Girls Club West Sanford, Redeeming Life Maternity Home and Pet Rescue By Judy). Please return items by Monday, December 17th. Please bring all gift cards to the church office or give directly to Grace Chewning.
Christmas Shoppe – December 16th
On December 16th the Christmas Shoppe is coming to the 9:30am service for Kids Church. If you would like your child to participate in the event, please bring a list of names and how much you would like them to spend per person and an envelope with change and small bills no more than $5.00 so they can go shopping for the family. The gifts will be wrapped with everyone’s name ready to put under the tree before the end of service. The money raised for this event is going towards new tables in the classrooms on the Lake Mary Campus.
Prayer Team Meeting – January 13th
Mark your calendar for the upcoming meeting.
If you are age 70½ or older, consider making a donation from your IRA using a qualified charitable distribution, which is not taxable and could satisfy some or all of your annual required minimum distribution. It’s important to note that if you make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA, the custodian of your account may not identify it on your 1099-R form. It is your responsibility to inform your tax preparer of the transaction in order to secure the tax benefits. To discuss gift planning options, contact Dennis McGavock at the church office.
L Team News
We are not meeting on Tuesday, December 25th. But get ready to resume play next year on Tuesday, January 22, 2019!
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
John & Sherry Fox as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on December 24th
Reid Cooper Williamson as we celebrate his Baptism at the 9:30 service
Prayers of Healing
Pastor Paul Hoyer speedy recovery from knee replacement surgery
Barbara Hartpence for healing and full recovery from surgery
Debra Winters (aka Mrs. Beebs) having surgery again due to Buerger’s Disease; prayers for healing and recovery
Sonia Sebastiani (Sandy Escabi’s Sister) for healing and full recovery
Michael Francis (Dennis McGavock’s Brother-in-law) recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Mike Benson return to good health after recent liver transplant
Courtney Guenther battling cancer; prayers for her and her family
Selma Andino prayers for a good outcome after treatment
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
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 (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (email@example.com)