Special Announcements

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 daniel@hclm.org or feel free to drop your tax deductible item off at the church. Thanks for supporting our outreach mission and our youth!

L-Team Announcements

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Daniel Robison will be leading an 8 week Bible study on the Gospel of Luke in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Daniel at daniel@hclm.org.

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 ssshyrock@yahoo.com.

Book Club

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 mwallis@hclm.org.

Hello, Beauty Full

Women struggle under the on going weight of “not-enoughness.” Not attractive enough. Not smart enough. Not fit enough. Not creative enough… And therefore, not beautiful. We are broken and ashamed to be so. In our eyes, brokenness makes us unlovable and unusable. But in Scripture, God is clear that he sees us the way we already are in Christ: deeply loved and abundantly influential. Hello, Beauty Full explodes the shame-based mythology of our “not-enoughness,” empowering women to see ourselves as beautiful creations designed by God.  We will meet every Monday starting May 2nd from 10 am-11:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Each participant can purchase the study book for a cost of $12-$15.  This is an 8 week study. We are excited to connect and share this information with others.

General Announcements

Position available

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 bhoyer@thehcla.org. The position is full time and requires a Director Credential Certification in Early Childhood.

Are you my type?

Blood cannot be manufactured, only a human body has the ability to make new blood cells. Three drops of blood have over a billion blood cells. All types of blood are needed now and as summer comes along more blood will be needed in our area. Bloodmobile will be here May 8th, 8AM to 1PM.

Volunteers Needed

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 newsletter 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.

Kids Church and Summer Camps

Looking for a few middle school or high school students that may want to earn volunteer hours this summer!   The Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Preschool on the Lake Mary Campus has a summer camp the weeks of July 11th, 18th and 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.  Choose one week or all three weeks.
Looking for a way to volunteer this summer?  Kids Church is always looking for a few volunteers to help with our summer Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. To inquire, please call Lisa Mangus @ 407-936-3636 ext.2 or email at lmangus@thehcla.org.

Gift Planning

A tax trap with qualified retirement accounts awaits all retirees who leave behind such individual accounts. Charitable planning offers opportunities to manage this dilemma and bless ministries. Robin Paris is a problem-solver in this area!  Robin.Paris@lfnd.org or call her today to set up a time to meet:

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Ellie Kuschel as we celebrate her Baptism at the 11:00 service
Eileen Burns (Helen Burns’ mother-in-law)released from the hospital, recovering at home
Sheala Stanley back surgery was successful; prayers for healing
Helen Burns and Tracy Lynch as we welcomed them into the Holy Cross family last week at the 9:30 service

Prayers for Healing

Amy Morris (Jean Carlson’s neighbor) had an armoire fall on her, she received a concussion and 18 stitches in her head; prayers for comfort and complete recovery
Mary Beitel (friend of the Rolf’s) diagnosed with cancer, receiving chemo; prayers for healing
Retha Blankenship diagnosed with lung and bone cancer; prayers for healing
David Hoenig has entered another experimental cancer program; prayers for successful treatment
Natasha Cianfrogna (Sandy Recksiedler’s daughter) having surgery; prayers for healing and complete recovery
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
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
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

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl
Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Jack Cadden
Cherrie Case
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Paige Elward
Liz Foster
Kevin Fox
Carlton Graves
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Jan Kerns
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Janice Miller
Fred Misener
Steven Montes
Desmond Niburg
Sam Niburg
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Audrey Pettit
Pamela Petty
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Susan Shultz
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Debbie Stevenson
Phil Stichler
Brandon Stone
Kristen Sydney
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Laura Wade
Patrick Walsh
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton