Current Sermon Series: The Lord’s Prayer

Genesis 50:15-21; Ephesians 4:17-32; Matthew 18:21-22


Welcome to Holy Cross!

We would like to invite you to walk with us as we worship, learn and serve together. Holy Cross is a Christ-centered church that values a welcoming atmosphere, authentic relationships and a joyful spirit.


Announcements & Updates

Special Voters’ Meeting – February 14th

We are having a special voters’ meeting to be held at Holy Cross Lake Mary in the Community Center on February 14th at 6:30pm. The Call Committee and Board of Directors are recommending Ethan Spira, a 4-yr Seminary student, for our next Church Plant.

Ash Wednesday Service – February 14th

We will be having Soup, made by LWML, and sandwiches, which you will bring with you, at 6:00pm followed by Special Voters’ meeting in the Community Center, then Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00pm in the Worship Center. Service includes the imposition of ashes and communion.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Pastor Paul’s Sunday Morning Bible Study is meeting to start a new bible study series on “The Challenge of Islam” on Sunday, January 11th at 9:30am in the Community Center.

Soup, Sandwiches and Lenten Bible Study

Join Pastor Paul on Wednesday evenings during the Lenten Season on “How We Got The Bible” starting 6:00pm in the Community Center for soup and sandwiches. LWML makes the soup and you bring sandwiches to share. They are looking for volunteers to sign up for soup. If you would like to participate, contact Valerie Schulz at Bible Study follows for about an hour. Hope to see you there!

Early Communion Class – February 20th

The class is for 4th-5th grade children, which in their parent’s estimation, are mature and ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. The class starts on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:30pm-8:00pm, then will run each week on Wednesdays through March 28th.  After the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, March 29th at 7:00pm. Register online at

Kids Easter Experience – March 25th

Join us Palm Sunday starting at 9:00am for an Easter Experience like no other! Kids age 4 – grade 5 are invited to join us for 2 hours of walking through the Easter Story with hands on activities that are sure to get them excited about their faith! Crafts, snacks, and an animal encounter await them at our 3rd Annual Easter Experience! For more info email Lisa Mangus at

Family Serve Road Clean Up – February 17th

We will be cleaning up trash along Longwood Lake Mary Rd. All ages are welcome. We meet at StarChild Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road at 8:00am and clean up our adopted road. If we get enough volunteers we can get this done pretty fast! Please bring a trash “grabber” (we have a few) and some gloves.

Family Serve Assisting With Parking – March 3rd

Holy Cross Lake Mary and Holy Cross Academy have teamed up with the Lake Mary Heathrow Arts Festival for a great Family Serve Opportunity. We will be assisting with parking on Saturday, March 3rd. It’s the perfect opportunity to serve for a few hours and then walk around to enjoy the arts with your family. This event is recommended for 7 and up. To sign up for a time slot email Lara Jackson at

The Sharing Center – February 17th

The Sharing Center Thrift Store Winter Sale is scheduled on Saturday, February 17th from 8:00am–5:00 pm.  Volunteers are needed to set up, wrap and bag purchases, and restock shelves.  To sign up contact Patricia Shields at 407-691-3138 or

The Sharing Center – “Super Bowl”

The Super Bowl has come and gone…no matter who you were cheering for you can help fill the “Soup Bowls” of families throughout Central Florida by donating canned soups to our food drive for The Sharing Center Food Pantry.  They have a great need for soup at this time and our donations are helping to feed families and individuals here in our community.  God Bless you all for your help, our Holy Cross Family is SOUPER!

Faith & Family Night – March 2nd

Join your Holy Cross family for Faith & Family Night with the Orlando Magic as they take on the Detroit Pistons on March 2, 2018 at the Amway Center! Purchase tickets at our group rate and come to an exclusive pre-game tailgate reception at 1010 West Church Street (home of TheCross Orlando starting at 5:30PM) game time 7:00PM. Tickets must be reserved at​ by February 28, 2018.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more information or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” or at website


L Team News

ALOA News – February 11th

ALOA will be meeting on February 11th from 12:30pm-2:00pm classroom #2 upstairs. We will be playing a board game with a brown bag lunch. Open to 50+aged individuals and couples. Contact: Warren Jennison

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – February 13th

Join the ladies on February 13th at Amigo’s Restaurant Altamonte Springs at 11:30am for lunch. Call Sharon Gilbert (407-782-0017) to reserve spot.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – February 22nd

Join this group on Thursday, February 22nd 5:30pm at Austin’s Buffet & Bakery located at 2300 W SR434 Longwood, FL 32779. Call with your reservation by February 21st to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Book Club – February 26th

Join the Book Club on Monday, February 26th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore led by Kelley Conley.

BUNCO – February 27th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, February 27th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center.

Dream Builders – March 9th

Dream Builders, Holy Cross’ Women Build team, is hosting a BUNCO night, Friday March 9th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center.  Your $20 ticket will let you play for great prizes and includes drinks, snacks and desserts. Donate or information on Women Build & the Dream Builder, or contact Betty Hoyer at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Les & Geri Frick as they celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary (Altar flowers provided by the Frick’s in honor of their anniversary)

Diane Culpepper for God’s healing power – is cancer free

Blake Culpepper for successful back surgery


Prayers of Comfort

Family of Kristin (added her last week; she passed away; prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time)


Prayers of Healing

Jan Kerns (Barb Rueh’s Sister) pray for healing from removal of blood clot, depression, and cancer

LaVerne Koel fell and broke leg; prayers of healing from surgery

Hal Penley, Sr. cancer and kidney problems, in rehab.; pray for his family

Gary vehicular accident, in ICU

Karen Dunn diagnosed with cancer; prayers of healing

Winnie Luzzi prayers of healing & recovery from breathing issues

Carl Farmer (friend of the Litwin’s) continued healing and recovery from shoulder replacement surgery

Elizabeth Mooney (Alan Mooney’s Mother) had a stroke & lost most of her eye sight; prayers for continued healing and recovery


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.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Bob Behl

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Lucy Clark

Karen Dunn

Jamie Fabozzi

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Cathy Maisonet

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Kathy Ratchford

Lori Rockey

Karen Schlue

Annette Shaffer

Nini Toro

Will Thompson

Charlie Willis

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer


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 (