Current Sermon Series: Made New

Jeremiah 1:4-10, Ephesians 4:1-7, Luke 4:31-44



Casey Family Gathering

William Casey, husband of HCLA teacher and long time Holy Cross member Lisa Casey, passed away on January 25th.  If you are friends of the Casey’s, or knew Bill, the family would like to invite you to a special gathering here at Holy Cross in the Community Center on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.



Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast – February 3rd

Boy Scouts will be making their pancakes on February 3rd after each morning services in the Community Center.

Scouting Open House – February 5th

This Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30pm, our Boy Scouts Troop 854 is hosting an Open House for our new Troop 529 for girls; age 11-17 (5th-12th grade).  If interested, please stop by the Children Center upstairs and see what scouting is all about!  For more information, contact Scott Larsen (

HCLA Enrollment – February 4th

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy begins open enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, February 4th.  HCLA, a leader in Christian education in the community, offers preschool here at our church campus and our Sanford location.  Our Lower Elementary and Upper Middle and High School campuses are in Sanford.  Please call 407-936-3636 or visit for additional information or to schedule a tour.

Annual CancerBank Poker Tournament – March 2nd

The 8th Annual CancerBank Poker Tournament is quickly approaching. Player registration is open at and we are currently accepting event sponsors and donations for the silent auction. If you have any questions or would like to sponsor or donate, please email Pastor Chris, or Lara Jackson,


Next Prayer Teams Meeting – February 10th


Family Serve: Parking Help at Heathrow Arts Festival – March 3rd

We will be working with HCLA again this year to assist the Lake Mary ~ Heathrow Arts Festival with parking on March 3rd (9:30-3:30). Shifts will be 2 hours long and those age 11 and up can easily help. Visit our Facebook Page event to lock in your time slot.

6th Annual Hymn Festival – March 2nd

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is sponsoring the 6th Annual Hymn Festival “Fruits of the Spirit” featuring Composer and Organist, David Ludwig on Saturday, March 2nd at 4:00pm (2525 S. Oak Ave. Sanford). Come sing along and be entertained by extraordinary music and hymns including old familiar tunes along with new compositions. Festival is free and open to the public.


Announcements & Updates

Dream Builders – February 22nd

Holy Cross Lake Mary’s Dream Builders team is raising money to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build 2019. Join us for a Ladies night of Bunco to raise funds for our build days. Friday, February 22nd – in the Community Center NO BUNCO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Doors open at 6:30pm and the dice roll at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $20. There will be food, drinks, prizes, a raffle, and 50/50 drawing with all proceeds going directly to the build. To reserve your spot at a Bunco table, email Shiela Diaz at If you can’t make it and would like to donate or just want more information about the team go to:

Family Serve: Road Clean Up – February 23rd

Join us for a fun morning with your family while we make a noticeable impact on our community. We will be cleaning up trash along Longwood Lake Mary Road. All ages are welcome. We are meeting at Star Child Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road to clean up our adopted road.

Crawfish Boil – Mark Your Calendars!

The High School Mission Trip Crawfish Boil fundraiser will be on Saturday, March 30th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The ONE-DAY ticket sale will be on Sunday, February, 24th. Buy your tickets and see you at the Boil!

How Has God Impacted Your Life?

Has God used Holy Cross to impact your life? We would love to hear about it! Visit to share your story.

The Sharing Center Food Pantry

Today we will be “kicking off” our Food Drive for the month.  Thanks to all who donated Soups and Stews!  This month we are collecting Macaroni & Cheese and Tuna as well as other canned meats.  These easy fix foods are a great help to hungry families and individuals, many are on sale and available in bulk at the warehouse stores.  Thanks for helping us help those in need here in our community.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – February 5th – Changed Location

Join the ladies on February 5th at the IHOP RESTAURANT (111 S. Oregon Ave., S/S of SR 46, east of I-4) for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations, call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616).

Coffee with Friends – February 7th

We have moved the meeting date up a week due to Valentine’s Day. We will meet at Panera Bread across from Holy Cross Church from 7pm to 8pm. Feel free to bring a friend, have dinner, have coffee, or just hang out and chat with friends you know and a friend you have yet to meet.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – February 12th

Join the ladies on February 12th at Austin’s Buffet & Bakery located at 2300 W SR434 Longwood, FL 32779 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Sherry Fox (407-869-1341).

Real Men of Jesus

The group will not be meeting on Thursday, February 14th Valentine’s Day. Contact Chris Kutcher at for more information.

JOY – February 21st

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. We will meet at the Patio Grill in Sanford for dinner on Thursday, February 21st at 6:30 pm. If you enjoy Food, Fun, and Fellowship, come join us. Contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or for information.

Book Club – February 25th

Join the Book Club on Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm for discussion of “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann led by Jane Reed.

BUNCO – February 26th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, February 26th 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.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Sue Gable & Christine Jackson as they celebrated their birthdays on January 30th

Rileigh Hanson  cancer free, finishing her senior year of high school.


Prayers of Comfort

William Casey

Mary Clark

Al Follett


Prayers of Healing

Paul Short (Kathy Sinninger’s Brother) continued healing from heart surgery and quick recovery

Elizabeth Cabrera for healing from gastrointestinal issues

Bob Rogers continued healing and full recovery from heart surgery

Cash Register (Liza Denton’s Brother) continued healing and complete restoration of his health


General Prayer

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

Mike Bair

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

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Saundria Henderson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Larry Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Dawn Pursel

Karen Schlue

Jean Skelly

Gary Starkweather

Cash Register

Nancy Taggart

Will Thompson

Maria Valez


“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 (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (