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 ljackson@hclm.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.

Charitable Giving

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.

Giving

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

BUNCO

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 ssshyrock@yahoo.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 lindenmc@gmail.com.

 

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

 

General Prayer

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

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

Michael Francis

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

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)