Special Announcements


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 mwallis@hclm.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

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.

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 ckutcher@hclm.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!


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.


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


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; 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

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


“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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

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