Special Announcements

First Sunday of the Month Cookout

Dec 4th the grills will be fired up and hamburgers/hot dogs will be ready after the 11:00 service. If you are interested in brining crockpot sides let us know. 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.

L-Team Announcements

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

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.

Pastor Poker

Meet at Pastor Paul’s house, Dec 5th, 7PM. The game is Texas Hold Em, $5 buy in and winner picks non-profit organization to which they will donate the money.

Holiday Happening!

Get ready to spread cheer with the “Divine Dollies” on Tuesday, Dec 6th, 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Just bring a covered dish to share with friends in Christ, along with some Holiday Spirit and a good appetite!

Calling all ladies…

Please join us Dec 13th from 6-8 pm for our 2nd Annual Christmas Tea sponsored by the ladies of LWML. Light refreshments and sweets and of course delicious teas will be served. If possible, bring your own favorite tea cup and dessert plate. Also please bring a small wrapped Christmas decoration (ornaments, votives, etc.) for the gift exchange and a $5.00 donation to defray food costs. Any additional monies collected will go to mites.

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!

General Announcements

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

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Kids church is having a Christmas Party on today at 9:30 a.m.  Join us as we sing caroles, make ornaments to take to Lake Mary Rehab, practice for the Christmas play and eat cookies.  We will be singing to the congregation after the 9:30 a.m. service from the balcony.

Holy Cross 101

Pastor Matt has decided to offer a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Tuesday December 6th, from 6-9PM. It will be a meet and 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.

Living Nativity

First Baptist Church of Longwood invites you to a living nativity

Dec 3rd,4th,9th, 10th and 11th at 6:30 and 7:30PM. For more info go to www.thelongwood.org.

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.

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.

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.

The season of giving…

This holiday season, we thank everyone who has supported Holy Cross this past year with their time, talent and financial contributions and look forward to support from all of our members in the year ahead. If you need a convenient way to make regular offerings or if you plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving options. As the pace of life speeds up, especially around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions. Visit hclm.org or contact the church office for more information.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jamie Fabozzi – We have been praying for Jamie on our cancer list. Rejoicing in good results from CT Scan revealing no nodules on lungs. Will continue chemo and immunotherapy – colitis has subsided as well.

Prayers of Comfort

Joyce Guckert – Joyce passed away on Nov 26th. Please keep her family in your prayers.

Tom Stein – Tom passed away on Nov 29th after battling with cancer. Please keep Gretchen and the family in your prayers.

Prayers for 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

Kim Fabozzi had knee surgery, knee is very swollen and in considerable pain; prayers for healing and full recovery

Jim Powers (Jennifer Myers’ uncle) is waiting for a liver and kidney transplant; prayers for him and his wife during this difficult time in their life

Barb Putz (Ken Bates’ cousin) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, receiving chemo; prayers for comfort, strength and healing

Jeff Rodgers brain surgery on Dec 1st; prayers for complete 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