Special Announcements

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th

9:30am – Carols & Readings with Communion


December 25th – No Monday 6:30PM Evening Service


January 1st:  No Monday 6:30PM Evening 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.


“The Story”

We are embarking on a journey of reading through God’s Word in the Book “The Story”.  The Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, January 16th in the Fellowship Hall.

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!

Installation of Pastor Adam – January 28th

Pastor Adam Barcott will be installed as a LCMS Pastor on Sunday, January 28th at Holy Cross Worship Center at 2:00pm.

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

The next Heart to Heart Marriage Communication Workshop begins on Saturday, January 27th.  Register at www.hclm.org/marriageworkshop.

Chili Cook-Off – January 28th

At noon in the Fellowship Hall, it’s going to get a little spicy!  Register your chili or to volunteer at hclm.org/chili.


L Team News

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    

Calendar of Events – 2018

First Sunday Cook Outs – First Sunday of the month 12:00 PM (Noon)

Family “Drive In” Movie – January 27th
Chili Cook Off – January 28th following 11AM Service
Scout Sunday – February 4th following all Services
Cancerbank Poker Tournament – April 21st
Ash Wednesday Service – February 14th @ 7:00PM
Lenten Bible Study – Wednesday Nights During Lent @ 6:00PM
Early Communion Classes – Wednesday Nights starting February 21st
Easter Experience – March 25th @ 9:30AM – 11:00AM
Maundy Thursday March 29th @7:00 PM
Good Friday March 30th @7:00 PM
Easter Worship – April 1st 6:30AM, 8:00AM,9:30AM & 11:00AM
15th Annual Crawfish Boil May 12th @ 6:30PM
Vacation Bible School – June 4th- – June 8th & June 11th – June 15th
Middle School Camp – Dates TBA
Preschool Summer Camp – Dates TBA
High School Mission Trip – July 22nd – July 28th
Trunk R Treat – October 27th @ 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Family Service  – December 24th @5:00PM
Christmas Eve Services – December 24th @ 7:00PM, 11:00PM
Christmas Day Services – December 25 @ 9:30AM

Survey – What Do You Think?

Holy Cross is looking for your input in shaping your church. Take the Winter Survey at hclm.org/survey.

Concert with Jennie Williamson – January 26th

Come celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week and School Choice Week with FREE “God is Great” Live concert for all ages on Friday, January 26th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Food will be available for purchase prior to the event starting at 5:00pm as well as a service project to benefit Safe House of Seminole.

School Choice

HCLA begins enrollment for students in Preschool through High School on February 5, 2018. You have a choice – come explore HCLA.  Schedule a tour online at www.thehcla.org or call Sue Stark at 407-936-3636 #4.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Christine & Warren Jennison as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on December 29th with prayers of gratitude

John & Sherry Fox as they celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on December 24th

Lani Lynn Zurline as we celebrate her Baptism


Prayers of Healing

Robin Paris complete healing and freedom from pain following surgery

Lana Wallis prayers of healing from knee surgery

Ms. Beebs (founder of local non-profit Homeless Ministry) prayers for courage diagnosed with Buerger’s Disease, a progressive/debilitating condition

Ronald Knight hospitalized for 5th time; he can’t stand or walk

Winnie Luzzi prayers of 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


“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;

he is Christ the Lord.”

Luke 2:11


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)