Current Sermon Series: Seasons: New Beginnings

Exodus 17:1-7, 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5, Matthew 20:1-16


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.

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

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

Peanut Butter and Jelly- You can enjoy a PB&J any time of day. The sandwich is a solid breakfast and works perfectly for dinner in a pinch or as an after school snack. Look for BOGO and special pricing at Supermarkets and Warehouse clubs.

Worship Team Interest Meeting – February 19th

Have an interest in what the Worship Team does? Are you musically gifted? Do you want to learn more? Come out for an interest/information meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30pm in the Worship Center!

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.

HCLA Upper Campus Mystery Dinner – February 21st

At the Upper Campus on Friday, February 21st the Student Government is hosting a Mystery Dinner! It is a Roarin’ 20’s, live-action Clue style game. Our club is selling tickets online from now until Friday February 14th. Tickets are $20 until Saturday 2/8, and $25 after that. An Italian buffet dinner and the game are included in the price of the ticket. Guests are not required to dress up for the 20’s theme, but dressing up is always encouraged! The winner will receive a $50 gift card as their prize!

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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

St. Luke’s Concert Series – February 15th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series has UCF Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 15th at 7:00pm. Concerts are free.

Family Serve – Feeding Children Everywhere

We will be going to help at Feeding Children Everywhere in Longwood on Saturday, March 7th from 2:30-3:30pm by bagging food items for those in need around the world. There are other times available that day so if that time doesn’t work for you, grab a friend and sign up for a different time. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED through Feeding Children Everywhere at After we can meet up to enjoy some wings and fellowship at Papa Bees down the road. This event is open to all ages and is really fun for even the youngest ones in your family. For questions or more information contact Lara Jackson at

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


L Team News

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

JOY – February 20th

The JOY, a 50s and over social group, meeting for February is on the 20th at 6:30pm in the HCLM Community Center. We will have movie night. Please bring a brown bag supper. We always welcome new folks for food, fun, and fellowship. Contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or email for more information.

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.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Ervin Schreiber as he celebrates his birthday; thank the Lord for another year of blessings

Jean Carlson is home and doing better


Prayers of Healing

Leslie Pilz (friend of Kim Curren) thyroid surgery – cancerous and has spread, prayers of healing and guidance

Linda Weiler add to cancer list; for successful treatment & recovery

Maxine Rzepka peace, strength, and comfort

Laura Seelen for improved health

Phyllis Crocker for renew strength and improved health

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

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


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

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Debbie Shaffer

Jonathan 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

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