Welcome to Holy Cross!

Welcome to Holy Cross!  We are glad you chose to worship with us. 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.  Feel free to fill out one of our Connect Cards and turn it in to an Usher or place it in an offering plate.  Or contact one of our pastors directly at hclm.org/contact/.  We hope to see you again!

Special Announcements

Mite Box Sunday – TODAY

LWML will be collecting for the Mite Box for missions. One of the many organizations that receive Mite monies is the Salem Haitian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Community Resource Center which offers services that help meet the basic needs of disadvantaged individuals.  Grant funds will support linkage to healthcare for those with limited access, translation services, food/clothing pantry, and academic assistance for youth.

L Team News

Men’s Breakfast – April 24th

This Monday, April 24th at 6:30am we will restart the Men’s Breakfast LTeam with Pastor Chris. Join us for a devotional, time of prayer and encouragement with friends at Brooklyn Water Bagel on Lake Mary Blvd.

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.

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.

Last Thursday of the Month Group– April 27th

Join this group for dinner on Thursday, April 27th at Colorado Prime Steak House (3863 S. Orlando Dr. Sanford, FL 32773). Call with your reservation to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) by April 26th.

Divine Dollies – May 2nd

Join the ladies on Tuesday, May 2nd at Longhorn Steak House (4695 St. John Parkway, Sanford, FL 32771) 11:30am for lunch. Call Joanne Hench at 407-322-6004 to make reservations.

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.

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.

College Planning Strategies Workshop – April 25th

Whether you’re a parent or guardian footing the bill, or a college-bound student unsure of your major, planning the financial and career aspects of going to college can be scary and overwhelming. From parents’ fears of dwindling retirement funds to students’ concerns of where to apply – we’re here to help. The UPLAN College Planning Strategies program helps students, families, schools and organizations navigate all aspects of preparing for college. Time: April 25, 2017 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM; Location: Thrivent Financial, 1750 W Broadway St, STE 104 Oviedo, FL. Contact: Lisa Padilla, lisa.padilla@thrivent.com. Register by: April 24th.

VBS 2017

Make room on your calendar for HCLM’s Maker Fun Factory VBS! The dates are June 5th-9th and June 12th-16th. Register 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 thehcla.org/camps 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 or Middle School Adventure Days sign up today or visit hclm.org/VBS.

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.

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

Luca Montes as we celebrate his Baptism at the 9:30am service

Bradley and Steven Schulz as they celebrate their 30th birthday

Brenden Harrison as he celebrates his 13th birthday on April 26th

Prayers of Comfort

Mary Van Gennip

Prayers of Healing

Dale Luzzi hurt his back; prayers of healing and relief from pain

Hetty Lou Horn (Chris Kutcher’s Grandmother) diagnosed with cancer

Jean diagnosed with melanoma that has metastasized; prayers for healing

Tal French (Oyler’s son-in-law) received heart transplant; prayers for his healing and restoration to health

Rob Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Nephew) tore his ACL, surgery was successful; prayers for healing

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


“This is the one who came by water and blood – Jesus Christ.

He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies,

because the Spirit is the truth.” (1 John 5:6)

Through the Valley Sermon Text: Job 41:10-17

Kids Church: Week 4: The Great Commission and Ascension (Matthew 28:16-20)

“I can put others first by doing what Jesus said.”


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)