Sermon Series: Carols for a King
Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 1:39-56
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 31st: No Monday night Service
Church Office is closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements & Updates
Christmas Angel Trees – THANK YOU!!!
God Bless everyone for their contributions to our three Christmas Angel Trees. More than 80 “Wish List” presents went to children at the Boys and Girls Club see photo at www.facebook.com/lakemarychurch. Gift cards totaling over $1,000 were presented to the Redeeming Life Maternity Home. A car load of needed items plus $395 in gift cards were delivered to Pet Rescue By Judy.
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.
Prayer Team Meeting – January 13th
Mark your calendar for the upcoming meeting.
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.
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.
When planning for this year’s end of year giving, keep in mind the new tax law changes. Some people are including their 2019 giving in 2018 in order to get past the tax deduction limits. Whatever your strategy for giving is, make sure you follow through before the end of the year.
L Team News
We are not meeting on Tuesday, December 25th. But get ready to resume play next year on Tuesday, January 22, 2019!
Divine Dollies – January 1st
No luncheon scheduled on January 1st but will resume on February 5th at the Marriott.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – January 8th
Join the ladies on January 8th at Toojays in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Alice Clark to make reservations at 407-323-3109.
Coffee with Friends – January 10th
Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee and girl-talk with your friends from church. We’ll be there on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00pm for an hour of fun and relaxation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com.
JOY – January 17th
JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. For information, contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
John & Sherry Fox as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on December 24th
Larry & Jan Esch as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 14th
Olivia Stier thanksgiving and continued blessings as she celebrates her 18th birthday on December 28th
Carter Johnson as he celebrates his 11th on December 23rd
Klare Karol Cato as we celebrate her Baptism at the 11:00 service
Prayers of Healing
Alicia Hoye peace and healing from major surgery
Pastor Paul Hoyer continued healing from knee replacement surgery
Barbara Hartpence continued 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
Ivonee Martin’s Family be with them through the healing and recovery of her grand-daughter; also prayers and strength to her and her family as they just lost her brother
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)