Current Sermon Series: Seasons: New Beginnings

Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9


Current Sermon Series – Seasons: New Beginnings

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.  Holy Cross 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!


Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast – February 2nd

Boy Scouts will be making their pancakes on February 2nd after each morning services in the Community Center.

Ash Wednesday Service – February 26th

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.

Prayer Teams Gathering – February 9th

Come and join the Prayer Teams on Sunday, February 9th at 12:15pm in the Community Center as we pray for the church and each other. There’s a meal to be shared. On a Team? Interested? Please RSVP for food count to Debbie Ruehle (321-460-3017) or


Announcements & Updates

CancerBank Steak Fry/Comedy Show – February 8th

This year marks the 10 year anniversary since our church created a non-profit to help local families battling cancer. This organization is completely volunteer run and every dime of the money raised goes to help families with expenses that insurance does not cover. To honor our 10th year, we are growing our mission and expanding our fundraising efforts to help even more families. On February 8th at 5pm, we will be hosting a Steak Fry Fundraiser with SAK comedy club performing here at the church. We will be serving Steak grilled to order, unlimited potatoes, beans, salad, and bread. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. This is an adult only event and the cost per plate is $40. To register go to or with questions email Lara at

Family Serve – Road Cleanup – February 23rd

NEW DAY AND TIME! In order to make it easier for our families who have kids’ sports on Saturdays to participate, we are trying out a new day and time for our Road Clean-up. This time we will be meeting at 3:30pm at StarChild Academy on Longwood Lake Mary Rd and cleaning until 5:30. After, there will be an opportunity to spend time together by going over to Beth’s Burger Bar to enjoy dinner together if you desire. For more information or questions contact Pastor Chris at

Sharing Center Food Pantry

Why peanut butter and jelly is the best sandwich? It’s comforting. Most of us grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Mom or Dad would make it for us to take to school, or it was the first “meal” we could make on our own. When the rest of the world is chaos, we can always rely on the comfort of a PB&J.  For the month of February we will be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the Sharing Center.

Sing With A Choir on Good Friday!

Rehearsals begin Sunday, March 1st after church to prepare special music for the Good Friday service on Friday, April 10th.  Please contact Valerie Fosburgh at 407-433-1991 or

Hard Hats & Heels – A Bunco Fundraiser

Hard Hats and Heels – A Bunco Fundraiser! February 28th at 6:30PM Holy Cross Community Center. Come roll the dice to benefit the Dream Builders team working with Women Build Habitat for Humanity Seminole Apopka.  Your full ticket price will go toward building homes for two single moms in our area.  Grab your girlfriends and come ready for fun. Ticket includes two drinks, appetizers, and lots of Bunco!  Raffle baskets and prizes for our winners (and losers)!  Doors open at 6:15PM.  Dice roll at 7:00PM.  $20 advance sale tickets available from any member of Dream Builders.  $25 at the door.  Contact Betty Hoyer, with any questions.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – February 4th

The “Divine Dollies” will gather for lunch on Tuesday, February 4th, at the I-Hop, located at 111 S. Oregon Ave., Sanford (S/S SR 46, E of I-4). If you’d like to come for FUN, FOOD and FELLOWSHIP, contact Grace Chewning (407-322-8634), or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – February 11th

Join the ladies on February 11th at Olive Garden located at 10 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mickey Buschman (407-878-2842).

Coffee with Friends – February 13th

Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee with your friends from church.  We’ll be there on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00pm for an hour of fellowship and relaxation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at

Book Club – February 24th

Join the Book Club on Monday, February 24th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead led by Jackie Grossi.

BUNCO – February 25th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, February 25th 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 – February 27th

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30pm as we continue our Bible study upstairs in classroom 1.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Boys & Girls Club of Sanford and Pregnancy Center sends their THANK YOU to everyone for the Christmas Angel Tree gift cards


Prayers of Comfort

To the Family of Javier Cintron

To the Family of Diane Clark


Prayers of Healing

Laura Seelen for improved health

Phyllis Crocker for renew strength and improved health

Ralph Morgan (friend of Jim Lillo) for successful heart surgery

Andrew Gut for favorable test results

Don (friend of 50+ years of the Hoys) improved general health and physical health

Rick Lembrick add to cancer list

April Siracus hospitalized, in coma

Jean Carlson in hospital with congestive heart issues

Karen LaRocco (Jeanine McGavock’s Friend) healing & recovery


General Prayer

The Asmus Family as the family awaits the arrival of twins, Madison & Oliver


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

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Kyle Corbett

Wanda Cotten

Deb Fadool

Shelley Feazell

Tosha Feldmann

Shirley Firestone

Carla Ford

Jim Foster

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Joy Hostler

Marlin Houser

George Johnson

Alan Kimball

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Rick Lembrick

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Luis Marin

Judy McBride

Irmgard Pommerening

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Debbie Shaffer

Jonathan Smith

Hector Vazquez

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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