Christmas Service Times
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
9:30 AM Lessons and Carols with Communion
Kids Church cancelled for Christmas
Middle School & High School Worship 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
Middle School & High School Worship 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 have been cancelled on Dec 28th
If you would like more information about any of the L-Teams go to hclm.org/teams
Angel Trees Last Day to Donate
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.
The men will be eating breakfast at home on Dec 26th and Jan 2nd. Join Pastor Chris on Jan 9th @ 6:30 AM at Brooklyn Water Bagel in Lake Mary.
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!
Red Hat Ladies
Unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks, favorite pairings, these ladies must be headed to Olive Garden! So meet them on January 3rd, 11:30 AM. To make reservations call Alice Clark at 407-323-3109.
First Sunday Cookout Jan 8th. The grills will be fired up and hamburgers/hot dogs will be ready after the 11:00 service. Our grill masters need help with the planning and preparation of this event. Please contact Helen Burns 407-302-4316 if you are able to help.
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.
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.
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 TODAY.
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 / email@example.com
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 of Thanksgiving
John and Sherry Fox as they celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary on Dec 24th
Louis and Karen Lorenz as they celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on Dec 17th
Paul and Debra Berg as they celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on Dec 10th
Prayers of Comfort
Prayers for Healing
Ralph Morgan needs surgery for newly discovered aneurysms; prayers for successful surgery and no additional complications
Uwe Pommerening was hospitalized with congestive heart failure, now at home; prayers for complete recovery and a return to good health
Laurie Adami cancer has returned; prayers for complete remission, healing, strength and a return to good health
Judy Kay George (Jacqueline Litton’s mother) prayers for strength and healing as she receives chemo to treat remaining cancer
Marg Winsauer (Jen Follett’s Aunt) has leukemia; prayers for healing
Ann battling Parkinson’s disease; prayers for healing spiritually and physically
Russ Denton had knee replacement surgery; prayers for healing 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
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James