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.
A Man Named MARTIN – December 17th
The last meeting for the Martin Luther’s Bible study will meet on December 17th in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30am.
“The Story” – Week 6 – December 19th
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 7:00pm in the Worship Center.
“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 20th at 9:30am and December 21st at 1:00pm.
First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – January 7th
We will have the first Sunday of the month cook-out after the 11:00am service in the Courtyard. Come fellowship with your church family!
Holy Cross 101 – January 18th
Have you been coming to Holy Cross for a while and are ready for a next step? Do you have questions about what we do and believe? Then join us for our next Holy Cross 101! HC101 is a new member class where we learn about who we are as a church, what we do and what we believe. It is a one night class that meets from 6-9pm. It is relaxed and fun, and we share a light meal together as we get to know one another. There is no obligation if you attend, however if you are ready to take the next step of membership at Holy Cross, this class is for you. Contact Pastor Matt for more information or to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart to Heart Workshop – January 27th
Give your spouse the gift of better communication in 2018! The next Heart to Heart Marriage Communication Workshop begins on Saturday, January 27th. Information/register: www.hclm.org/marriageworkshop.
Chili Cook-Off – January 28th
At noon in the Fellowship Hall, it’s going to get a little spicy! That is because the chase for the 2018 Championship Ladle is bubbling over. All we need now is a bunch of Chili and our hungry chili fans. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as voted by our local Police/ Fire Departments. Hot or not, vegetarian or meats, go to hclm.org/chili to register your Chili or to volunteer.
L Team News
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 email@example.com for information/questions.
Divine Dollies – January 2nd
Join the ladies on January 2nd at Bagel King in Lake Mary for lunch at 11:30am. Call Alice Clark (407-323-3109) to make reservations.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – January 9th
Join the ladies on January 9th at Toojays in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Alice Clark to make reservations at 407-323-3109.
Real Men of Jesus – January 11th
Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come join us on January 11th at 6:30pm location to be announced. Contact Chris Kutcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALOA Meeting – January 14th
ALOA organizational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 14th from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments will be served with planned guest speaker. Open to all 50+ aged individuals and couples. Contact: Warren Jennison
Book Club – January 22nd
Join the Book Club on Monday, January 22nd at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore led by Jane Reed.
BUNCO – January 23rd
We are not meeting on Tuesday, December 26th. But get ready to resume play next year on Tuesday, January 23, 2018!
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 email@example.com.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Bob Rogers as he celebrated his 80th birthday
Addison as she celebrated her 3rd birthday
Mary & Jerry Oyler as they are celebrating 48 years of matrimony on December 20th
Prayers of Comfort
Roger Hart Jr.
Prayers of Healing
Winnie Luzzi prayers of healing and restoration of health
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
Michelle Drake (Jill & Dean Drake’s oldest daughter) prayers of continued healing and restoration of health
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
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)