Special Announcements

Lenten Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Our annual soup suppers will be hosted again this year during the season of Lent. The LWML ladies will provide the soup. You are asked to bring sandwiches to share. We will continue to host the soup suppers on Wednesday evenings at 6pm with devotions/Bible Studies beginning at 7pm (the last Wednesday will be 3/16/16). All are welcome to come.

Summer Mission Trip July 17-23, 2016

Every summer, youth high school students at Holy Cross travel up to the mountains of North Carolina to partner with a home repair mission organization called ReCreation Experiences. Students will engage in a multitude of jobs, from painting to roofing, minor construction to house cleaning. We do this for individuals who, for either financial or physical limitations (many times both), cannot have this work done themselves. It’s an awesome opportunity to serve with the love of Christ and also to grow closer with each other. Registration is $50. Contact Daniel Robison @ daniel@hclm.org for the registration form and any other questions.

Holy Week Services

March 20th/21st – Palm Sunday services as usual
March 24th – Maundy Thursday Service 7PM
March 25th – Good Friday Service 7PM
March 27th -Easter Sunrise Service with Communion 6:30AM

                           Easter Services with Communion 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00AM

                            Childrens’ Worship canceled so that the children may worship

                                                  with their families

March 28th – No Monday Night Service

Eggstravaganza March 20th  9:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for Eggstravaganza located in the Fellowship Hall, parking lot and playground.  This family friendly event is for children and adults of ALL ages.  We will be dyeing eggs, playing games and making all kinds of Easter art.  There will be snacks for all participants.  This is a free event for church families and all residents of Lake Mary/Sanford. If you can help with set up, art tables or clean up, please email lmangus@thehcla.org.

VBS registration opens March 20th

Watch the Newsletter for more details

L-Team Announcements

After the Sermon Lunch Bunch

The After the Sermon Lunch Bunch will be going to Fred’s Market in Lake Mary on February 14th.  Please join us at 12:00 p.m. for food and fellowship.  You can meet us there or call Lisa Mangus at 407-322-6890.

Foodies – Date Change

It’s a new LTeam for people who enjoy sharing and learning new recipes. We take turns teaching others to make a new dish and expand their culinary horizons. We meet once a month, next gathering is on Sat, Feb 20th at 6:30PM. Contact Val Fosburgh at 407-433-1991 or ValerieFosburgh@gmail.com.

“Fourth Tuesdays”

Represent fellowship AND FUN at Holy Cross with lots of laughter and socializing while playing BUNCO! Come see for yourself on Tuesday, February 23rd [11:30 a.m./brown bag lunch; noon/game starts] in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for first BUNCO, most BUNCOs, most wins, most losses, and whatever are in the form of bagged white elephant items provided by the players. Since it takes all of 5 seconds to learn the “rules,” prior experience obviously is not required!

Book Club

Small, peaceful and loving communities are about as disarming an environment as one could hope to find; after all, how could anyone have trouble in paradise?  Well, young couple Sarah & Johnny McDonald find out after they move to a quiet town in Washington state. Barely having time to settle into their new lives a tragedy befalls them and their neighbors. As facts surface Sarah’s doubts about her neighbors begin to grow and soon she wonders if she can trust anyone. Do we really know those around us? Good question and one I hope we can answer at our meeting on Mon, Feb 22nd, at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you all there.

Women’s Bible study

This month there will not be a Bible Study meeting on the 4th Tuesday as we will have the Bible studies with the Lenten Soup Suppers each week.  Our next Women’s Bible Study will be on March 22nd. We will be studying the festivals that our Lord Jesus celebrated. We will take a look at “Passover” and other festivals. I’ve heard rumors of “matzo ball soup” in our future.  Looking forward to many of you joining us and sharing in Bible study. Sponsored by LWML.

This changes EVERYTHING!!

Your money. Your story. Your life. 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 Thursdays,  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

Give Where you Live

For the month of February we will be collecting small pop top cans of beans, vegetables, fruits, Vienna sausage for the Sharing Center. Chef Boyardee is returning to ‘pop top’ lids on all canned pasta dishes.

Mulch Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 854 is selling mulch as a fundraiser for summer camps and high adventure expeditions. You can choose from mini pine bark nuggets, large pine bark or shredded cypress in 3 cubic foot bags for only $4.75. Red or brown cypress 2 cubic foot bags are $4.25. Ten per cent discount for 50 plus bags. Orders due by 2/14/16 and can be made by calling 407-309-2507. Mulch will be delivered to your home on 2/20 or 2/27; payment due upon delivery.

Last Supper Drama

“DaVinci’s painting of the Last Supper comes alive during this performance. Each disciple will introduce themselves and their relationship with Christ. Join us on March 18th, 7:30PM, in the Worship Center. A $5 offering will be taken at the door to defray expenses. Contact Warren Jennison at 407-330-3275, (cell) 321-377-8524, or warjen_2000@yahoo.com for more information.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Erv Schreiber as he celebrated his birthday and was reminded of the many blessings the Lord bestowed on him this past year

Prayers of Comfort for those who have lost Loved ones

Jack Gross (Carolyn Litwin’s Uncle)
Leslie Arms (Carol Meyer’s Dad)
Alex Wright (friend of Iain Hillenberg) Boy Scout from Troop 854

Prayers for Healing

Alene Duerk had foot surgery; prayers for healing and speedy recovery
Sheala Stanley having back surgery on Feb 23rd; prayers for successful surgery and healing
Matt Hough prayers for favorable results from surgery and healing
Patty Hough prayers for successful heart procedure and healing
Ana Codrean cancer has spread to her brain; prayers for healing and comfort

Barbara Reid (Susan Reid’s mother) accidental fall which resulted in a broken wrist and a full hip replacement, she also had post op cardiac issues; prayers for healing and full recovery
Shawn Taggart cancer has spread to his lungs, pelvis and kidney; prayers for healing and strength as he goes through treatment
Dillon was in a serious car accident, hospitalized with multiple injuries; prayers for healing
Judy George (Jacqueline Litton’s mother) still struggling with cancer; prayers for healing and strength
Rob Slavkin prayers for healing from cancer
Lorraine Robichaud (Sue Stark’s step-mother) had surgery for biopsy on brain tumor; prayers for favorable test results and healing
Becky Carbey (Lyn Easton’s sister) total knee replacement; prayers for successful surgery and a rapid, uneventful recovery
Jake Marra young man undergoing chemo treatments; prayers that his treatment be successful and lead to complete healing

General Prayers

Jonathan Ashbeck recently became employed; prayers that God be with him on his new job so that he does well

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
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
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Mike Salisbury
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
Richard Wilton