Early Communion Class for 4-5th graders
The class is for children, that in their parent’s estimation, are mature and ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. The class starts on March 8th at 6:30pm and runs each week on Wednesdays through April 12th. After completion of the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, April 13th at 7pm. If you would like to have your child participate in the class, we ask that you do two things. 1) Reserve your spot (so we can order materials) by Feb 22nd by registering online at
hclm.org/communion 2) Have at least one parent attend each of the six 1-hour sessions with your child.
Look in your mailbox
Giving statements for 2016 have been mailed. If you do not receive one in the next week please call the church office, 407-333-0797.
Special Voters’ Meeting
We are planning on a special voters’ meeting for the purpose of calling 2 pastors to Holy Cross/CFLCN as we continue to Plant & Build. The voters’ meeting will be held at Lake Mary in the Worship Center on Feb 26th at 1P.M. Details will be mailed to members.
Ash Wednesday March 1st
We will be having Soup, made by LWML, and Sandwiches,which you will bring with you, at 6PM followed by our Ash Wednesday Service at 7PM. We will have the imposition of ashes and communion at this service.
Please join us for a special guest speaker Cynthia Khan on Feb 26th following the 11AM service. Born and raised in Pakistan and having lived in four countries, Cynthia has first-hand experience interacting with Muslims and people from other Eastern religions. She will share with us her testimony and talk about Islam in the United States from a Christian perspective. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall and enjoy a light lunch together while Cynthia speaks.
L Team News
Soup, Sandwiches and Bible Study
These three words sum up Wednesday evenings during Lent, 6:00PM in the Fellowship Hall.. LWML makes the soup and they are currently looking for volunteers to help them. If you would like to participate contact Shari Danford at 941-545-5046 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You bring sanwiches to share. We then have a Bible Study for about an hour. Hope to see you there!
The second Tuesday Lunch Bunch will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at Season’s 52 located at 463 E Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs. Please bring your spouse so you can spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone. Contact Marlene Robinson at 407-335-4669 to make reservations.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
The Bible is clear that God is against injustice but many of us do nothing about it. What breaks Jesus’ heart should break our hearts. Join Lana Wallis for a new Bible study outside in the playground at 9:30 Sundays starting Feb 12th. They will learn about slavery and human trafficking and how it is happening right here in our backyard. Actually, Orlando is a major hub for sex trafficking!
This changes EVERYTHING!!
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 are on Sundays, at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall starting today. This is a 9 week course. Please contact Andy or Pamela Sadlon, email@example.com, for information on ordering your kits to get started!!
Understanding Your Child
Megan Miessler, Director of Programs at Lutheran Counseling Services, will be leading a series of five webinars about understanding your child. Each session will take place on assigned Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm, first one is Fri Feb 17th.You can register for the webinar at lcsfl.com. If you are unable to watch it live, each session will be available for viewing after it is recorded.
Calling All Musicians!!
The Upper School is growing the band and we need your help! Do you have a dusty clarinet in the attic, a set of drums in the garage, or a trumpet laying under the bed? Very often students would like to join the band and learn to play, but parents want to be sure they are truly interested before making that financial commitment. Upper School would benefit greatly from a collection of instruments for classroom use during this process. If you have an instrument that you would like to donate, please feel free to drop it off at the Upper School or the church office.
The shelves for soups and stews were bare until help from Holy Cross arrived on Monday morning, thanks to all who’ve brought in donations so far! Our donations of these staple items help many families put together a quick and nutritious meal. Please look for sales at the local Supermarkets, there are also great deals available at the warehouse club stores. Let’s double our efforts for the rest of the month and see if we can fill up the shelves at the Food Pantry.
Collecting Items Now
LWML’s rummage/garage sale is Mar 4th, 8a to 3p in the Fellowship Hall. No TVs; all other salable, clean items are welcome. “Rent-a-table” for those who want to sell their own rummage/crafts: $10 per 6 foot table. Text Valerie Schulz 407-463-0831 to reserve a table. Come to buy and bring your friends! Proceeds from sale are benefiting LWML mites, also supporting two members of Holy Cross to attend the national convention.
Cancerbank April 1st
Pastor Chris is planning the event and needs some help; he needs volunteers and silent auction items. Questions? Contact Pastor Chris at 407-929-7279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Tom Hurlburt no signs of cancer in the tumor and lymph nodes that were surgically removed
Prayers for Comfort
Nathan Hubble 18 yr old killed by a train
Prayers for Healing
Alene Duerk being treated for an infection; prayers for healing
Alexandra Gleason (friend of Rosie Pingel) prayers for favorable test results
Sandy diagnosed with metastaic cancer throughout her body; prayers for doctor’s discernment for her care
Clarice Litton (aunt and sister-in-law to the Litton family) fell and broke her ankles and chin bone; prayers for complete recovery
Jesse Todd hospitalized with heart issues, may need a pacemaker; prayers for proper diagnosis and healing
Jennifer Flinchum has cancer receiving chemo; prayers for healing and recovery
Mae Schultz (Joy Block-Gonzalez’s 95 yr old grandmother) has skin cancer which has spread; prayers for healing
Teri Leto battling breast cancer; prayers for healing
Carol Gershkon prayers for healing physically and spiritually
Barb Rueh had knee replacement; prayers for healing
Karen vonLersner had hip replacement; prayers for healing and speedy recovery
Robert Bowes has to go to Moffitt Cancer Center for chemo; prayers for healing
Lori Rockey has breast cancer, had surgery; prayers for favorable test results and healing
Olivia a 1 year old, had a cancerous brain tumor removed; prayers for healing and complete recovery
Fred & Diane Berg, Andy & Christine Berg (Paul Berg’s siblings) many health issues; prayers for healing and strength
Tal French (Jerry and Mary Oyler’s son-in-law) has heart failure; prayers for direction for the doctors and to strengthen his life with Christ
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James