Current Sermon Series: Made New

Jeremiah 17:5-8, Ephesians 6:10-20, Luke 6:17-26


Have We Cranked It to 11?

You may have noticed that things have gotten a little LOUDER in church the last few weeks.  This is part of our ongoing desire to get the best sound possible and create the best experience possible.  The louder volume, among other things, helps to fill the room, create a more immersive experience and makes it easier to mix and balance all the various parts.  However, if you have found the new volume to be TOO LOUD, not to worry!  We are still tweaking it to find just the right levels, and you should notice that today’s volume is a little less than the last few weeks.  We thank you for bearing with us while we go through this process.

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!

Annual CancerBank Poker Tournament – March 2nd

The 8th Annual CancerBank Poker Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at HCLA Upper Campus (100 Aero Lane Sanford). Player registration is open at If you have any questions or to sponsor or to donate, email Pastor Chris, or Lara Jackson,

Prayer Team Gathering – March 10th

The next Prayer Team gathering is on March 10th in the Children Center.

Family Serve: Parking Help at Heathrow Arts Festival – March 2nd and 3rd

We will be working with Holy Cross Lutheran Academy again this year to assist the Lake Mary ~ Heathrow Arts Festival with parking March 2nd (8:30-4:30) and 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.

Ash Wednesday Service – March 6th

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

Early Communion Class – March 13th

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 Wednesday, March 13th from 6:30pm-8:00pm, then will run each week on Wednesdays through April 17th.  After the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, April 18th at 7:00pm. Register online at

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

The Sharing Center Food Pantry

This month we are collecting canned tuna, packaged tuna, and macaroni & cheese for the Sharing Center. All sizes of these protein items are needed. Thank you all for your support!

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.

Fidelity Giving

Holy Cross is a member of the Fidelity Giving Marketplace which makes it easier for donors to find, evaluate, and support organizations like ours. See if your employer supports this workplace giving initiative which helps donors manage their charitable giving in a convenient way.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity needs our help. They have been offered materials to help their organization meet their mission of seeking to put God’s love into action, by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. They have volunteer opportunities to assist with packing and moving the materials over the next few weeks. Find out more and sign up at

Concordia Seminary Recruitment Visit

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so, you are invited to meet with Rev. Scott Holder, Admissions Officer at Concordia Seminary, to discuss seminary education. Please contact Rev. Holder at 314-505-7225 or


L Team News

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.

Ladies Bible Study – February 28th

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, February 28th at 6:30pm as we continue our bible study upstairs in classroom 1.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – February 28th

Join this group on Thursday, February 28th 5:30pm at Cheddar’s (1650 Rinehart Rd Sanford, FL 32771). Call with your reservation by February 27th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Lou Ann Wayne, Mark Lantz, Johanna Colon-Lantz, Kathy, Tony and Victoria Fidanza as we celebrate their membership at the 9:30 service

Will Thompson doing well, no sign of cancer


Prayers of Healing

Karen Lorenz successful (left) hand surgery with little scarring, healing and speedy recovery, being able to return to work in two weeks

Barbara Hartpence continued healing and recovery

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


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

Steve Benson

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

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 (