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.

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

Lilies for Easter

If you would like to have a lily 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 lily is $6.50.

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, food donations or hard boiled eggs please email lmangus@thehcla.org.


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will host Laudamus on Thurs, Feb 25th at 7PM. Laudamus is a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors.  The choir will sing an eclectic program representing the church’s song from many different genres. For more information visit www.poporlando.com/laudamus.

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 Noodles and Co in Lake Mary on February 21st.  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.

“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 – The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner

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?  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.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group

Excellent family owned restaurant with great steaks for very reasonable pricing…great atmosphere and service every time. The salads are always so fresh and all of the salads are wonderful. This dinner group will be traveling to Colorado’s Prime Steak 3863 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, on Feb 25th. Call Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) by  Feb 24th to make reservations.

March Family Serve

We have our next family serve on Saturday, March 5th at 9:00am. We will meet at StarChild Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road and clean up our adopted road. If we get enough volunteers we can get this done pretty fast! Please bring a trash “grabber” (we have a few) and some gloves. For more information or to RSVP, please email Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org


This is the place to be on March 1st, 11:30AM with the Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch. To make a reservation call  Gayle Curtis at 407-314-5388.

Holy Cross 101

Pastor Matt is offering a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Thursday March 10th  from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & 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.

The Basketball “L” Team

is back on the court on the 1st & 3rd Thursday’s of each month from 7:30-9:00pm.  This Adult Open Gym takes place at the Holy Cross Upper School Campus at 100 Aero Lane in Sanford.  The cost is just $1 and helps to support the school athletic program. Invite your friends for some fellowship, exercise and friendly indoor basketball. Contact Matt Martin for more information matt@hclm.org

General Announcements

Last Week to Donate

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.

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

Ansley, Jude and Nolan Rosario as we celebrate their baptisms at the 11AM service
Matt Hough his surgery was successful; no signs of cancer

Prayers of Comfort for those who have lost Loved ones

Kelsey Annese
Matthew Hutchinson
Solin Kingston
Crystal Ferrell

Prayers for Healing

Patty Hough had heart surgery with minimal success possible further heart surgery; prayers for guidance for the doctors and healing
Nicole Robison having surgery on Monday, Feb 22nd; prayers for healing and a speedy recovery
Rushella Morris is in final stages of cancer; prayers for reduction in pain and peace for her final days
Darryl Morris (Rushella Morris’ husband)  strength and comfort as he is Rushella’s caregiver
Gene Frebern (Craig & Joanne Hench’s neighbor) hospitalized for a possible heart attack; prayers for healing
Ivan Cintron spent a week in the hospital with bronchitis; prayers for full recovery
Tim Myers involved in a motorcycle accident; prayers for healing
Jan Kerns (Barb Rueh’s sister) diagnosed with lymphoma, started chemo      this past week; prayers for healing and comfort
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
Ana Codrean cancer has spread to her brain; prayers for healing and comfort

General Prayers

The Korean students who were at HCLA; prayers for safe travel home and that God would change their lives

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
Jan Kerns
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