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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 / email@example.com).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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
Le Shea Bey (co-worker of Jill VanDamme) tragic loss of cousin; prayers for family dealing with the loss
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James
“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 (firstname.lastname@example.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)