Welcome to Holy Cross!

Welcome to Holy Cross!  We look forward to you worshipping with us as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  The victory of Jesus when he rose from the dead completed his saving work which he began on the cross.  Through the work and person of Jesus, we can have restored relationships with God and with each other.  But that is only the beginning!  We continue to walk with God as we grow in faith, knowledge and action.  We at Holy Cross would love to be a part of your journey of faith.  If you do not yet know Jesus, or do not currently have a church home, we would like to invite you to walk with us as we worship, learn and serve together.  Contact one of our pastors directly at https://hclm.org/contact/. We hope to see you!

Special Announcements

April 17th – No Monday Night Service; Church Office Closed

L Team News

Book Club – April 24th – “Wolf Hollow”

Join the Book Club on April 24th for a lively discussion of “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk led by Sherry Lorenz.

BUNCO – April 25th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, April 25th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games starts at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for first BUNCO, most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

Ladies Bible Study: April 25th

Ladies Bible Study (LWML) will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall on April 25th. Bible Study will start at 6:30pm and business meeting afterwards for those who wish to participate. Hope to see you there. Any questions contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com.

First Sunday of the Month Cook-out: May 7th

We will have the first Sunday of the month cook-out after the 11:00am service on May 7th in the Courtyard. Come fellowship and connect with your church family!

Crawfish and Shrimp Boil: May 13th

This is our 14th Annual Boil which we put on as a fundraiser for our high school summer mission trip to Weaverville, NC in July. We’re anticipating taking between 40 to 50 people this year, and on top of the per person cost of the trip, we are also using a charter bus which will cost $6,500 to rent for the week. Come on out and support a good cause while enjoying crawfish, shrimp and all the fixin’s, along with entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $25. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our students or would like to contribute toward the cost of the bus, please contact Daniel Robison (386-848-7101 / daniel@hclm.org).

General Announcements

Collecting Items – Sharing Center: Babies R Us!

In April, we will be collecting baby formula, baby food, baby wipes and lots of diapers; they desperately need diaper sizes 4, 5, and 6.

Mite Box Sunday – April 23th

LWML will be collecting for the Mite Box for missions.

Job Opportunity

There is an Administrative Assistant position available at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Lake Mary Preschool. We are seeking a part-time person for the Lake Mary Preschool office of HCLA.  Candidate needs to be proficient with word and excel.  Position requires a flexible, organized, detail oriented individual with good customer service skills. Knowledge of workings of Central Florida Cross Network is a plus. Please contact Lisa Mangus at Lmangus@thehcla.org or call 407-936-3636 ext. 2.

VBS 2017

Make room on your calendar for HCLM’s Maker Fun Factory VBS! There will be 2 weeks of fun June 5th-9th and June 12th-16th. Registration re-opens today at HCLM.org/VBS.

HCLM Middle School Adventure Days!

New to Holy Cross, we will be having Middle School Adventure Days for rising 6th-rising 8th graders. Adventures include half days on Wednesdays after VBS and full days 2 other Wednesday over the summer. Visit HCLM.org for more information.

Summer Volunteers Needed!

With everything that is going on around Holy Cross Lake Mary this summer, volunteers are greatly needed. To volunteer for VBS, Middle School Adventure Days, or Preschool camps email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org and watch for a volunteer sign up table on Sunday, April 23rd.

Summer Is Coming

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is hosting a variety of Summer Camps for your kids: Preschool, Adventure Camps, Sports Tyme and more. Visit thehcla.org/camps to register your days.

“Lift Your Eyes” Program

Egypt is home to 92 million people, with upwards to 10 million professing the Christian faith in this Muslim-dominated country. Rev. Ashraf Ibrahim will be the featured speaker who will share experiences as Christians in Egypt. The evening will be in the context of an Egyptian meal and setting. RSVP by April 15th to Rev. Bruce Lieske: blieske7@bellsouth.net or call for tickets (407-359-0449). Event is Saturday, April 22nd 6-8:30pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 1515 S Semoran Orlando, FL.

Baby Boutique Sale – May 6th

The Baby Boutique Sale will be held at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 2525 S. Oak Ave. Sanford, FL from 8am-2pm in their Fellowship Hall.  All proceeds benefit Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries Maternity Home.

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Marlin Houser as we celebrate his Baptism at the 9:30am service

Prayers of Healing

Walter Nyblade (Jean Carlson’s nephew) spinal surgery on April 11th; prayers of healing and complete recovery

Mickey Buschman fell & had surgery on shoulder; prayers of healing

Christine Wilt hospitalized with heart and lung issues; prayers of healing and full recovery

Cassandra White ongoing health complications; prayers of healing and restoration

Claudia White praying for a safe surgery and a speedy recovery

Gracia Smith healing from infection and speedy return home

Lucy Clarke of Attleboro, MA (Alice Clark’s sister) breast cancer

Edna Ramirez had double mastectomy surgery; prayers for full recovery and good results

Kevin Kittelson stage 4 cancer

Tom Berl (Debbie Ruehle’s Uncle) for favorable results and recovery from surgery on April 7th

Tal French (Oyler’s son-in-law) placed on heart transplant list; prayers for his transplant team, his donor when available, and healing

Lucy Schneider – Age 3 (Dave Gorden’s granddaughter) badly burned on Wednesday; treated at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital with many weeks of recovery at home; prayers of healing and full recovery

Becky Klump recently diagnosed with breast cancer; prayers for healing as she undergoes treatment

Mary Van Gennip (Kevin Van Gennip’s Mom) in Hospice care; prayers of strength & comfort

Rob Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Nephew) tore his ACL; he will have surgery on April 18th; prayers for successful surgery & healing

General Prayers

Le Shea Bey (co-worker of Jill VanDamme) tragic loss of cousin; prayers for family dealing with the loss

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Mark Brink

Jack Cadden

Cherrie Case

Ivan Cintron

Millie Diaz

Laura Doherty

Paige Elward

Jamie Fabozzi

Carlton Graves

Jonell Hagle

Stacey Homra

Marlin Houser

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ray Kerr

Kevin Kittelson

Mary LaPlante

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Reenee McGavock

Janice Miller

Steven Montes

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Pamela Petty

Diane Plog

Claudia Quesada

Jessica Quintana

Marian Ritter

Marsha Rush

Sandi Russell

Jim Salley

Evelyn Samples

Bryton Saxon

Sunny Schilter

Bob Smith

Wendy Spring

Gary Starkweather

Debbie Stevenson

Phil Stichler

Cindy Taylor

Jim Thompson

William Ulm

Roger Webb

Rayna Wendell

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer


“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live,

even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”” (John 11:25-26)

Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)