Sermon Series: Carols for a King

Isaiah 7:10-17, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 1:18-25

 

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

 

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.

Blood Drive – December 9th

“One Blood” will have their bloodmobile on Sunday, December 9th parked in the front from 8:00am – 1:00pm.

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 ljackson@hclm.org.

 

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 ljackson@hclm.org.

Christmas Angel Trees

We are sponsoring three Christmas Angel Trees in the Narthex with tags of children’s names and ages from the Boys and Girls Club West Sanford, needed items to help Redeeming Life Maternity Home and Pet Rescue By Judy. Please return designated tag (name and age of child) with the unwrapped gift by Wednesday, December 5th for the Boys & Girls Club. The other items can be brought in by Monday, December 17th. Please bring all gift cards into the church office or give directly to Grace Chewning.

Parents Night Out – December 8th

Need time for a date or holiday shopping? You’re in luck! Saturday, December 8th, Holy Cross Student Ministry will be hosting Parents Night Out! From 5:30p-8:30p, the kids will have cheese pizza dinner, watch a movie, play games, and do crafts all for $15 per kid! Potty Trained Pre-School-5th graders are welcome. Go to www.hclm.org/PNO to register. Any questions email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

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.

Lutheran Haven 2018 Christmas Seal

In the Narthex, there are the Lutheran Haven 2018 Christmas Seal Packets for their 73rd Annual Christmas Seal Campaign. This campaign provides for those who have ministered to so many but now have need of benevolent assistance.

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.

Seminole Leagues

“Helping young athletes to grow in skills, character, and faith” is the goal of Seminole Leagues, an Upward Sports Program. The faith-based developmental sports league currently offering basketball in January. Sign up is now available! One practice a week and game each week at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Upper Campus in Sanford.

https://registration.upward.org/UPW67888 Basketball League

https://www.seminoleleagues.com/

 

L Team News

Holiday Happening – December 4th

The “Divine Dollies” will gather on Tuesday, December 4th, 11:30 a.m., in the Community Center for a covered dish HOLIDAY HAPPENING! Along with your appetite, just bring a food item to share.

Annual Christmas Tea – December 6th

Ladies it’s time for our annual tea party. December 6th at 6:00pm in our fellowship hall. Bring your favorite tea cup, plate, and a wrapped Christmas ornament for our Ornament exchange. No need to bring any food, just $5.00 to cover costs. Bring a friend and please RSVP to Sharon_Shyrock@yahoo.com with the number attending. This helps us properly prepare. Looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces to celebrate the holiday season with a holiday tea party.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – December 11th

Join the ladies on December 11th at Appleton’s at 11:30am for lunch. Call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) to make reservation.

 

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Miguel Iglesias Suarez as we celebrate his Baptism at 11:00 service

Cole Daniel Bieber as we celebrate and thanksgiving for his birth

 

Prayers of Healing

Jerry Gross (Jennifer Follett’s Dad) prayers that God will grant healing, his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has returned

Bud Burgress diagnosis and treatment of constant pain

Geri Frick continued healing and full recovery from surgery

Mr. Kimball (Isaac Kimball’s Dad) successful pacemaker surgery and better heart function

Connor Luedtke full recovery from surgery

 

General Prayer

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

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Karen Dunn

Wendy Eisenhower

Joey DiFazio

Jamie Fabozzi

Tosha Feldmann

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Kathi Grages

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Dennis Halloran

Rileigh Hanson

Saundria Henderson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Kevin Kittelson

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Karen Schlue

Jean Skelly

Nancy Taggart

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Maria Valez

Lindsey Williams

 

“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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

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