Special Announcements

First Sunday of the Month Cookout TODAY

Join us after the 11:00 service for a bite to eat, hamburger or hot dog and have some fun with your Holy Cross Family.

Open House

Open house for the Preschool Lake Mary Campus today from noon to 1PM.

Meet and Greet

Meet our Thrivent representative, Katie DeWitt, today in the courtyard between services. She is ready to discuss Thrivent Action Teams , Thrivent Choice  and the many programs and benefits associated with Thrivent.

13th Annual Crawfish & Shrimp Boil Sat, May 7th!

Opening day of ticket sales, TODAY!  For this one day only, you can purchase your ticket for all-you-can eat crawfish and shrimp for only $15–after that the tickets will go up to $25. Students will be selling tickets out in the courtyard. The proceeds from this event help to offset the cost of our high school mission trip, where we will be doing home repair in North Carolina for those with physical and/or financial limitations. We’re blessed to have 40 people going this year, and without your support, many of these students would not be able to participate in this service opportunity.

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 Saturday, April 16th at 7:00 pm 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!

L-Team Announcements

The King’s Tale

What makes Bagel King so special? We like to think it’s the way we treat our customers and smile with our service but our customers say it’s all in the bagels! Using our special “kettle-baked” process we dip our bagels and then bake them…this gives them their signature “crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside” taste and is what keeps our customers coming back for more! Join the Divine Dollies on April 5th at 11:30AM as they enjoy lunch at Bagel King located on Lake Mary Blvd. To make reservations please call Phyllis Crocker at 407-322-8101.

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. Make reservations by calling Laura Seelen 407-203-7291.

Attention Ladies

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.

Financial Peace

Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University!! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!!  Classes begin on Thursday, March 31st  at 7:00pm  in the Fellowship Hall. This is a 9 week course. Please contact Lisa LeBar at llebar22@yahoo.com for information on ordering your kits to get started!!

General Announcements

HCLA Clothing Exchange

Join us for this Free event.  Monday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 5th in the Holy Cross Lutheran Church courtyard 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Donate your children’s gently used clothes that don’t fit and take some gently used ones for FREE! Bring in sizes from 18 mo. to size 6

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.

Save the Date

Bloodmobile will be here May 8th, 8AM to 1PM

Summer is Funner at HCLA

This summer HCLA will be hosting Summertime Crusader Camps:
Preschool Camps for 3 – 6 year olds at Lake Mary
Education Camps for 1st-5th Grade at Lower School
Adventure Camps for 1st-5th Grade at Upper School
Sports Camps for 6th – 8th Grade at Upper School
For information and registration visit:   thehcla.org/camps

VBS 2016

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 go to hclm.org/vbs.

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.

You’ll laugh until it hurts

Remembering Red – a Tribute to Red Skelton, April 15th at 7PM, takes you back to a time when things were a little less stressful. Lutheran Haven is offering something new, top notch professional entertainers that perform tribute acts from the past. Tickets are $20 and be purchased online at allengang.com or from Diane Leining at Lutheran Haven – cash or checks only. Questions? Call Diane Leining 407-706-1294.

Gift Planning

Looking for a way to reduce or eliminate capital gain taxes on the sale of an asset while maintaining the income that the asset provided?  Check out a ‘Give It Twice’ Charitable Trust. This is one of the areas of expertise that our Gift Planner, Robin Paris, has. Call her at 937-477-9713 to set up an appointment, or email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Fred & Gail Atherton as they celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary
Robert  & Carmine Bowes as they celebrate their 3rd wedding anniversary on April 6th

Jeanine McGavock as she celebrates her birthday on April 6th

Prayers for Those who have lost loved ones

Bill Shanklin (Jessica Hansing’s grandfather)

Prayers for Healing

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
Dale Brown (friend of Lorna Littlecott) had major surgery on March 15th still hospitalized; prayers for healing and complete recovery
Laurie Adams prayers that her cancer has not returned; prayers for continued remission, healing and strength
Julia Wilbanks in ICU in Asheville, NC, diagnosed with liver and kidney failure; prayers for wisdom for the doctors,  full recovery and peace, comfort for the family
Todd Felege a tumor was discovered behind his ear; prayers for favorable test results
Lauren Goose 19 yr old involved in auto accident; prayers for healing and for God to restore her body
Ray Kerr (Stephanie Sanders” Dad) has been diagnosed with cancer and is starting treatments; 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
Rob May
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