Current Sermon Series: Seasons: New Beginnings

1 Samuel 16:1-13, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 18:31-43


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!


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.

LWML Spring Rally

Save the date- Saturday, April 18th – Come worship the Lord and refresh your soul at the LWML Spring Rally to be held at Holy Cross Lake Mary. See you there!


Announcements & Updates

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

Crawfish Boil One Day Sale (TODAY) –

February 23rd

Our annual Crawfish Boil supports the High School Mission Trip to North Carolina. This year’s boil is on March 28th at 6:30pm. Tickets go on sale TODAY, the 23rd, for the one day price of $20 per person. Visit the Crawfish table in the courtyard between services or order them at Ticket prices go up on the 24th to $25 a person.

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.

Early Communion Class – March 4th

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 4th from 6:30pm-8:00pm, then will run each week on Wednesdays through April 8th.  After the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, April 9th at 7:00pm. Register online at

Need New or Renew CPR Certification

Holy Cross Academy Lower Campus, 5450 Holy Cross Ct. Sanford, FL 32771 will have Lifetech Instructional Service, LLC on campus, Thursday, February 27th at 4:00pm in the cafeteria, $35 cash. For more information contact: Barb Cooley 407-936-3636 option 1.

Sharing Center Food Pantry

Peanut Butter and Jelly – It’s Delicious!

Something fruity; something rich and fatty and something to spread it on. The fat in peanut butter is mostly good fat, the sweetness comes from the jelly, and the bread is the vehicle that holds all this gloriousness together. The combination is basic but tasty and satisfying. Last week to bring in PB&J for the Sharing Center, again thank you for all your donations.

2020 Hymn Festival – March 14th

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is sponsoring the 2020 Hymn Festival “The Lamb” with Worship Leader David Ludwig (Composer and Organist) on Saturday, March 14th at 4:00pm (2525 S. Oak Ave. Sanford). Enjoy a wonderful afternoon with friends singing old, new and original hymns. Chili, wine and cheese after singing!

Family Serve – Feeding Children Everywhere

This event at Feeding Children Everywhere in Longwood on Saturday, March 7th from 2:30-3:30pm has been cancelled by the organizers due to unforeseen circumstances.


L Team News

Disc Golf Outing – February 23rd at 3:00pm

Ready for a fun and enjoyable time walking through nature while playing a game? Disc golf is just that! This is a sport that is perfect for all ages and skill levels. We will provide the discs, no experience needed. Meet at the practice area of the course in River City Nature Park, in Debary! For more info, contact Cary Hays @ 407-416-2210, or

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.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner –

February 27th

Join this group on Thursday, February 27th 5:30pm at Miller’s Ale House located at 50 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by February 26th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

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.

Divine Dollies – March 3rd

Join the ladies on March 3rd at Filomen’s located at 3590 N US Hwy. 17-92 Lake Mary FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388) or Carolyn Litwin (407-923-8440).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Grace Chewning as she celebrated her birthday


Prayers of Healing

Gertraude Lopeman for successful hip replacement surgery

Jean Carlson recovery from health issues and return to good health

Karen Lorenz pain relief for nerve pain, having success with her 2nd nerve block to relief pain

Rosita Lopez recovery from health issues and return to good health

Danny Aranowitz favorable test results at Mayo Clinic

Grisselle Santos for full recovery and healing from elbow surgery

Judy Walters continued healing from shoulder replacement surgery

Ralph Morgan (friend of Jim Lillo) for recovery from health issues


General Prayer

Andrew praying God will provide the help and care that he needs


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

Leslie Pilz

Irmgard Pommerening

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Debbie Shaffer

Jonathan Smith

Tina Smith

Franca Sparacio

Hector Vazquez

Michele Vitale

Linda Weiler

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

Pastor Matt Wallis (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (     Facebook: