No Monday night service, April 18th as our Pastors will be attending a Pastor’s Conference
Tickets are now on sale
for the 13th annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil, Saturday May 7 at 6:30pm. Come join us for some fantastic food as well as a silent and live auction…and all for a great cause! Proceeds from the event go to offset the cost of the high school mission trip to Weaverville, NC, where students will be doing home repair this summer for those in need. To order tickets, simply go to hclm.org/crawfish and click on the “Purchase Tickets” button. $20 each from now until the event, and $25 at the door. See you there!”
Auction Items Needed
This year, we will be taking about 50 people on the High School Mission Trip to North Carolina. In order to do that we need to raise some money to offset the cost of the charter bus ($5,000) and the price of the trip for the students. Every year, we hold a crawfish boil as our one fundraiser to help with these costs. We are in serious need of new items for the silent auction. Do you own a business? Or are you part of a company that could help? Please contact Youth Director Daniel Robison at email@example.com or feel free to drop your tax deductible item off at the church. Thanks for supporting our outreach mission and our youth!
Prayer and Healing Service
Here at Holy Cross, we believe that Jesus is alive and well among us through his Holy Spirit, and that a part of his continuing ministry is healing the sick and afflicted. We believe in a supernatural God who still does supernatural things every day. That’s why we’re having a healing service on Sat., April 16th at 7pm in the sanctuary. We’re coming together as a congregation to expect and pray for the healing power of Jesus to be present among us. Come join us!
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Starting Wednesday, April 13th, Daniel Robison will be leading an 8 week Bible study on the Gospel of Luke in the Fellowship Hall from 6:30pm-7:30pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Hand battered entrees, made from scratch appetizers, quality food fresh from the kitchen sounds like we’re sitting in Mom’s kitchen. A short drive on Rinehart on Tuesday, April 12th, and you can join the ladies for lunch at Cheddars, meet them at 11:30AM. To make reservations call Laura Seelen 407-203-7291.
Ladies Bible Study
This months Ladies Bible study (LWML) will be April 26th. The meeting will start at 6:30 with business and the Bible study should start at 7pm. “The Secret of the Feasts, Part 2, should be very interesting. If you missed last month’s Part 1… No problem…you can still learn much about the celebrations that our Lord Jesus observed. There are rumors of a yummy Jewish dessert that might be served as well. Hope to see you there! Any questions contact Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com.
The Lutheran Women in Mission will have their Spring Rally for a day of fellowship, Bible study and song on April 16th at Prince of Peace Lutheran. The theme for this event will be Faith based on Hebrews 11:1. If you are interested in attending please contact Sharon Shyrock 407-719-2409 or Christine Jennison 407-330-3275.
Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty, is full of women with ethical and emotional issues, men with possibly criminal ones, and contentious goings-on at an elementary school. Had Agatha Christie written it, it might have been called “The Kindergarten Murder.” Want to know more? Join the discussion on Monday April 25th, 7PM in room 203.
Holy Cross 101
Pastor Matt is offering a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Thursday May 5th from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs. It is a chance for you to learn more about Holy Cross and meet other people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A light dinner will be provided. If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is looking for a Director of Early Childhood for the Sanford campus. Interested applicants may send their resume to Betty Hoyer at email@example.com. The position is full time and requires a Director Credential Certification in Early Childhood.
Can I Donate?
Many potential blood donors believe that they can’t donate blood due to medical or other reasons. But whether you’ve heard or read information about donation restrictions or been turned down in the past, please do not self defer. You may be able to say “Yes I can!” and share your power through blood donation. Bloodmobile will be here May 8th, 8AM to 1PM
Holy Cross will be transforming into Cave Quest for VBS this year. Kids will spend each day spelunking through activity stations with their cave crews. Each station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged. Week one, June 6-10, and week two, June 13-17 are filling up fast. To register campers and volunteers go to hclm.org/vbs.
Summer Camps and Programming!
Holy Cross offers so many summer activities… for kids of all ages, we would have to expand the bulletin into a magazine to give you all the detail! From VBS to Educational Camps to Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball. Whatever age or interest, we have programming that will engage, challenge and entertain your kids all summer long! For more information go to hclm.org.
St Luke’s Concert Series
Dances of Stravinsky and Ravel will be presented by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, April 23rd at 7PM. Be here to welcome the OPO’s new director, Eric Jacobsen, at our final concert of the current season! A construction project at St. Luke’s is underway. Plan to arrive a bit earlier than usual to avoid parking delays. But don’t miss this exciting program! Free admission. For more information call St Luke’s Lutheran Church at 407-365-3408.
Tithing based on the amount of one’s adjusted gross income or from all income received annually is a discipline that strengthens a believer’s priorities and honors God. Have you thought of “tithing” your estate? Your life insurance benefit? Ask Robin Paris, Holy Cross’s Gift Planning Counselor, how this could work for you. Call 937-477-9713, or email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org Remember, she serves the entire Central Florida Cross Network.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Olivia Hendrickson as we celebrate her Baptism at the 11:00 service
Charlotte Howell as we celebrate her Baptism at the 11:00 service
Zoe Hays as she celebrated her 9th birthday on April 3rd
Prayers for Those who have lost loved ones
Prayers for Healing
Christine Jacobs (friend of Mistee Grunklee) has breast cancer, starting chemo, then having surgery; prayers for strength and healing
Vicky Bakke (Lana Wallis’ mother) diagnosed with breast cancer; prayers for healing after surgery & treatments, and that test results come back cancer free
Eileen Burns (Helen Burns’ mother-in-law) 89 years old hospitalized with pneumonia; prayers for healing
Dawn Ray has breast cancer; prayers for successful surgery, speedy recovery, strength and guidance
Sheila is having surgery and further testing; prayers for healing
Richard Domroski (Deborah Domroski’s father-in-law) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will begin chemo treatments; prayers for healing
Sheala Stanley scheduled for back surgery; prayers for healing
Rose Moody diagnosed with breast and lymph node cancer; prayers for healing
Nolan King 2 yr old diagnosed with liver cancer, receiving chemo but may need a transplant; prayers for healing and full recovery
Tom Stein recently diagnosed with lung cancer; prayers for healing and complete recovery
Karen Lorenz prayers for complete return of function to left hand, continued peace & patience during this time
Gail Brown (friend of Lorna Littlecott) recovering at home from surgery; prayers for healing
Laurie Adams prayers that her cancer has not returned; prayers for continued remission, healing and strength
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James