Special Announcements


If you purchased a poinsettia for the Christmas Season, you can take it home today. Thank you.

 “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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Prayer Teams Monthly Meeting – January 7th

The Prayer Teams are meeting on Sunday, January 7th at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall for a meal, devotions, and prayers.

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

Men, please plan to join Pastor Chris and our Worship Leader, Chris Kutcher, for a fun evening of community and Top Golf. No skill is required to have a good time! Plan to meet at Top Golf Orlando at 7:00pm on January 11th. 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 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 29th with prayers of gratitude

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


Prayers of Healing

Lucas (Doris Underwood’s Great-Great-Grandbaby) Lucas was born December 23rd with H.I.E. – in ICU and tests being done; prayers for 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

Kristen, Molly, & Anthony that their Christmas Holiday was wonderful and blessed

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

10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”   – Luke 2:10-14


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)