Special Announcements

Christmas Service Times

Christmas Eve:
5:00 PM Happy Birthday Jesus
6:30 & 8:30 PM Contemporary Candlelight Service
11:00 PM Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion

Ushers are needed for all services, there is a sign up sheet in the usher closet

Christmas Day:
9:30 AM Lessons and Carols with Communion
Kids Church  cancelled for Christmas

December 26th:  No Monday night Service

New Year’s Day:
8:00 Traditional Service with Communion
9:30 Contemporary Service
11:00 Contemporary Family Focused Service
Kids Church cancelled for New Year’s Day

January 2nd:  No Monday night Service

Church Office is closed December 26th – December 30th
Pastor Paul’s and Pastor Matt’s Bible studies are cancelled on Dec 28th


L-Team Announcements

If you would like more information about any of the L-Teams go to hclm.org/teams

Sing for Joy this Christmas!

Bring your family and join the HCLM choir and sing together in harmony this Christmas Eve!  No experience necessary.  One-hour practices take place on Sundays at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary after the last service.  Contact Valerie Fosburgh for more information at 407-433-1991 or ValerieFosburgh@gmail.com

Men’s Breakfast

Join the Men’s Breakfast Monday mornings @ 6:30 AM at Brooklyn Water Bagel in Lake Mary. Contact Pastor Chris for more details – chrisj@hclm.org.

Monthly Bunco is taking a HOLIDAY HIATUS!

No games are scheduled for 12-27 [Christmas week]. Get ready to resume play next year on Tuesday, January 24, 2017!

Christmas Tea Tuesday, December 13th

Place:  Holy Cross Fellowship Hall
Time:  6:00-8:00 PM
– A teacup, saucer and dessert plate.
-A wrapped ornament for the gift exchange.
-$5 to defray the cost of the food. Any extra money will go to mites.
Please RSVP to Sharon Shyrock ssshyrock@yahoo.com

Angel Trees

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Ladies Lunch Bunch, Divine Dollies and Bunco L-Teams have joined forces to place 2 Christmas trees in the narthex on which there are Angels with tags suggesting items to benefit the Russell Home for Atypical Children and Pet Rescue by Judy. Please bring the unwrapped items by Sunday, Dec. 18th, for scheduled delivery on Dec. 19th.

General Announcements

Seniors Intervention Group Christmas Banquet

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has again been asked to provide desserts for The Seniors Intervention Group Christmas Banquet. The dinner will be December 14th at the Lake Mary Events Center.  This is the 7th year we have had this honor.  For many Seniors this will be the only Christmas dinner or celebration they will have. If you are willing to prepare a dessert please contact the church office, 407-333-0797. They plan on picking up the desserts on Dec 14th.

Poinsettias for Christmas

If you would like to have a poinsettia placed on the altar in memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one or event please fill out the envelopes provided for you in the narthex. Each poinsettia is $7.00.

Holy Cross’ student ministry Winter retreats

High school will be tent camping at Fort Clinch State Park in northeast Florida Friday, Jan 13 – Monday, Jan 16 (MLK day). We will be doing several small hikes during the day exploring some of the preserved barrier islands along the coast. At night we’ll have several fireside meetings where we’ll worship, pray, and explore our faith in new and deeper ways. Total cost is $75 and includes all meals. Deadline to register is Sunday, Dec 18.
Middle school will be tent camping on a private island on the Little Wekiva River Friday, Feb 17 – Sunday, Feb 19. We will be doing small hikes exploring the nearby forest and a canoeing trip up the Little Wekiva. Night times will be similar that of our high school retreat, with fireside meetings to worship, pray, and explore our faith. Deadline to register is Sunday, Jan 22.
For more information or to register for either of these events, contact Daniel Robison. (386) 848-7101 / daniel@hclm.org

Dribble and Shout!

Seminole Leagues winter season of Basketball and Cheer is just around the corner! Co-ed teams for kids K4-5th grade will be forming soon for both sports. Be sure to sign up early because prices go up once try outs start on January 7th. Visit www.seminoleleagues.com to register.

January 7th Hiking L-Team

​Join us as we visit ​De Leon Springs State Park ​- ​​hike​ through a forest with
cypress, hardwoods and other plants native to this area, including a cypress tree that is more than ​600 years old​.​ We will be departing from Holy Cross Lake Mary at 8:30 AM – Breakfast to follow at the Old Sugar Mill.​

The gift of giving…

As you contemplate making donations this Christmas, please keep the church in mind. Your contributions are needed for everything from special programs to basic operating expenses, so please be as generous as you can with your support this holiday season and in the year ahead. For your convenience, we offer online giving through the church website. Find the link to our online giving page and follow the simple instructions, or you can visit the church office

Comedian Michael Joiner

January 21st Holy Cross Lutheran Academy will be hosting comedian Michael Joiner.   The show begins at 7PM at HCLA’s Upper Campus 100 Aero Lane, Sanford.  $10 Tickets can be purchased at https://seriouscomedy.yapsody.com/event/index/54654?ref=elink or by going to facebook.com/thehcla and clicking on the event.  Come laugh with us.  While it is clean entertainment it is intended for adults or high school and above.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers for Healing

Ann battling Parkinson’s disease; prayers for healing spiritually and physically
Russ Denton scheduled for knee replacement surgery Dec 14th; prayers for successful surgery and speedy recovery
Larry Mellott diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, currently hospitalized, very weak; prayers for strength and healing
Lorrie Glasscock – (Mistee Grunklee’s Aunt) Prayers for healing from a triple bypass surgery
Beck 3year old diagnosed with leukemia; prayers for healing; and for his family who have already lost a child to leukemia prayers for faith & strength
Rich (Sallie Lucas’ brother-in-law) had a stroke; prayers for faith in God’s love and strength as he faces rehab
Evin (Elizabeth Sadlon’s cousin) is very sick; prayers that he get well
Donna Holsten diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing
Tina Morin having 3rd hip replacement surgery possibility she will lose the leg; prayers for successful operation and healing
Danny VanGennip diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl
Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Mark Brink
Jack Cadden
Cherrie Case
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Laura Doherty
Paige Elward
Jamie Fabozzi
Carlton Graves
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Ray Kerr
Mary LaPlante
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Reenee McGavock
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
Marian Ritter
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Bob Smith
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Debbie Stevenson
Phil Stichler
Shawn Taggart
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
William Ulm
Roger Webb
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton