Isaiah 11:1-5, Galatians 4:1-7, Luke 2:22-40


Happy New Year!

From the Pastors and Staff of Holy Cross


December 30th:  No Monday night Service


Church Office is closed December 31st and January 1st


Upcoming Sermon Series

Get ready for our next big sermon event, Seasons!  From young to old, having children to empty nesters, changes in jobs and careers, good times and bad, our lives are full of different seasons.  As we move through life we move from one season to another.  Likewise, our relationship with God goes through different seasons.  Just as God moved his people from Egypt to the promised land, from Kingdom to exile, from Old Testament to New Testament, and from the early church to the church as we know it today, God uses seasons and rhythms in our lives as we walk with him.  This year at Holy Cross we will be exploring those seasons.  Each sermon series we encounter throughout the year will help us understand the rhythm of life with God and the Church.  From stories about Jesus to teachings about how we navigate through life, we will delve into the seasons of life.  Join us as we embark on this journey together!


Announcements & Updates

Christmas Angel Trees – THANK YOU!!!

God Bless everyone for their contributions to our four Christmas Angel Trees. More than 80 “Wish List” presents went to children at the Boys and Girls Club of West Sanford. Gift cards totaling over $1,000 were presented to the Redeeming Life Maternity Home. A car load of needed items plus $250 in gift cards were delivered to Pet Rescue By Judy. A car load of baby supplies plus $125 in gift cards were delivered to the Pregnancy Center.

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.

E3 New Member and Information Class

Our next E3 class, for anyone wishing to become a member or seeking to learn more about who we are as a church, will be held on January 30th. The class runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm. We share a light meal together and spend some time getting to know one another, learning who we are as a church and what we believe, and discovering your gifts and how you can put them in a practice. Sign up with Pastor Matt at

Middle School Outing – January 2nd

The Middle School Group will be heading to RDV Ice Den for some skating time and pizza. Register at /youth.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – January 7th

Join the ladies on January 7th at Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant located at 3705 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Alice Clark (407-323-3109).

Coffee with Friends – January 9th

Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee with your friends from church.  We’ll be there on Thursday, January 9th at 7:00pm for an hour of fellowship and relaxation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – January 14th

Join the ladies on January 14th at Keller’s BBQ located at 3893 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary, FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Alice Clark (407-323-3109).

JOY – January 16th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. For information, contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or at

BUNCO – January 28th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

Ladies Bible Study – January 23rd

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30pm as we continue our Bible study upstairs in classroom 1.

Book Club – January 27th

Join the Book Club on Monday, January 27th at 7:00pm for discussion of “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance led by Karen von Lersner.

Sunday Afternoon Disc Golf

The group meets once a month, typically at River City Nature Park in Debary. All ages and abilities welcome, discs will be provided. For more info, contact Cary Hays @ 407-416-2210, or

Family Game Night

Ready for a fun night out with other families?  Join us for Game Night at Holy Cross in the Community Center every third Friday of each month from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Contact Sara Russell to 773-710-6871.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

John & Sherry Fox  as they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on December 24th

Joanne Hench as she celebrates her birthday


Prayers of Comfort

To the family of John Metz (Lisa Casey’s Uncle)


Prayers of Healing

Joy Hostler breast cancer treatment, recovery

George Johnson (Donna Sutter’s Brother-in-law) healing from lymphoma

Terry Hall for healing from recent medical issues

Maxine Rzepka hospitalized from a fall resulting in a broken right shoulder needing repair surgery

Karen LaRocco (Jeanine McGavock’s Friend) favorable test results

John DiLorenzo (Carmine Bowes’ Father) healing from procedure for blockages in his heart on December 27th


General Prayer

Joe, Tom, & Chris that the Holy Spirit would convict each one towards Jesus

Debbie McGee problems with long-awaited pregnancy; pray that the pregnancy will continue and both are healthy


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

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Dennis Breglia

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Deb Fadool

Shelley Feazell

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Joy Hostler

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Luis Marin

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Irmgard Pommerening

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Jonathan Smith

Gary Starkweather

Michele Vitale

Michelle Wonderlich

Etta Woodruff


“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

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