Special Announcements

Special Voters’ Meeting  Today

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 today at 1P.M.

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.

Guest Speaker Today

Please join us for a special guest speaker Cynthia Khan 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 skdanford@ymail.com. You are requested to bring sandwiches to share.

Pastor Paul has chosen the book “Forgiveness: a Lenten Study” for the Lenten Bible study. We have ordered 15 books and will be available for $10.00.

The Husband’s Secret

Cecilia finds a letter that her husband wrote and wanted her to read in the event that he died. Although he is still alive, Cecilia is tempted to sink her teeth into it anyway, unaware of the possible consequences his words could have for their lives. Join the Book Club ladies on Feb 27th for a lively discussion of this book by Liane Moriarty.

Put on Your Shoes and Tie up the Laces

Our healthy hikers are heading to Blue Springs on Mar 4th at 8:30AM. Join them for a 2-3 mile hike. Contact Pastor Paul for more info.

“Fourth Tuesdays”

Represent fellowship AND FUN at Holy Cross with lots of laughter & socializing while playing BUNCO! Come see for yourself on Tuesday, Feb 28th [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!

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible study (LWML) will meet Feb 28th in the Fellowship Hall. Bible Study starts at 6:30pm and the business meeting will begin about 7:30 for those who wish to stay. Hope to see you there! Any questions contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com.

General Announcements

Prayer and Healing Service

Here at Holy Cross, we believe that Jesus is alive and well among us through his Holy Spirit, and that a part of his continuing ministry is healing the sick and afflicted. We believe in a supernatural God who still does supernatural things every day. That’s why we’re having a healing service on Saturday, March 4th at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. We’re coming together as a congregation to expect and pray for the healing power of Jesus to be present among us. Come join us!

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.

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.

Viva Italiano!

In March we are collecting pasta (any shape or size), parmesan cheese, canned (please no glass) pasta sauce and canned pasta products like Spaghetti O’s and Ravioli.  There are lots of BOGO offers on these items that are needed for the Food Pantry at the Sharing Center.  Drop your contributions off in the Narthex, your contributions continue to bless those in need in our community”

Charity Poker Tournament

You’re invited to play in the 6th annual Cancerbank Poker Tournament on Saturday, April 1st at the Upper Campus on Aero Lane. Doors open at 6PM, cards fly at 7PM, $50 buy in, $10 BBQ dinner and a silent auction. Register today, visit cancerbank.org. Pastor Chris is looking for incredible silent auction prizes, have any ideas? Contact Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org.

Youth Spring Soccer Sign-ups

Seminole Leagues, the community sports ministry of Holy Cross, is now registering for Spring Soccer, PreK4 through 5th Grade.  We invite all kids of all levels to join our Spring 7 vs.7 league.  Practice is just one evening a week and games are on Saturday Mornings and everything takes place at 100 Aero Lane in Sanford (HCLA Upper School Campus).  We will have evaluations on both 3/8 from 3:45-5:30 and 3/11 from 2-4pm to balance the teams and games will start 4/1. Register today at www.SeminoleLeagues.com

Summer Camp 2017 Information

It is official!  HCLA has partnered with SportsTyme for camp this summer!  ALL camps will be held at the Upper Campus, 100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL.  SportsTyme is committed to providing a safe, fun, and secure sports environment that leaves God in.  Weekly day camps will be offered June 5th and run through Aug 4th.  Camp hours are from 9am- 4pm with optional early arrival from 7:30 – 9 am and optional late stay from 4pm – 6pm. For more information or to register go to: http://sportstymecamps.com/registration

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Aliah Cook as we celebrate her baptism at the 9:30 service

Tristan Cook as we celebrate his baptism at the 9:30 service

Prayers for Healing

Mary Charles fell and injured her hip; praying for full and speedy recovery.

John Verba (91 yr old friend of Deborah Rolf) home from the hospital, in assisted living; prayers for continued healing

Teresa Verba (89 yr old friend of Deborah Rolf and John Verba’s wife) fell and broke her wrist, had surgery, in rehab; prayers for healing and recovery, prayers for the family as they deal with parents’ health issues

Shanda Nibert had an orbital tumor removed several years ago, now experiencing symptoms; prayers for healing and strength

Marlin Houser (Adam Cooley’s grandpa) had colon cancer, has new areas of concern, to be biopsied; prayers for favorable test results

Juan Laureano hospitalized with a heart proble; prayers for favorable test results

John Spencer (Chris Spencer’s father) has lung cancer and not doing well; prayers for comfort

Gene Freebern ( neighbor of the Hench’s) hospitalized with heart problems; prayers for full recovery

Antonio Rosario went to ER with chest pain; prayers for favorable test results

Nolan King 2 yr old with cancer; prayers for healing

Laura MacFarland (friend of Pamela Sadlon) has breast cancer, will have surgery and start chemo soon; prayers for healing

Stacey Homra experiencing paralysis and memory problems; prayers for healing

Rebecca Junk beginning kidney dialysis after surgery for the port; prayers for a successful result and for kidney function to improve

Alene Duerk has been moved to a rehab facility; prayers for healing

General Prayers

Anonymous couple in early stages of pregnancy; prayers that God will grant them an uneventful pregnacy and a healthy baby

Richard Lovell (Gayle Curtis’ nephew) prayers for employment and God’s guidance during this time

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

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

Cindy Taylor

Jim Thompson

William Ulm

Roger Webb

Rayna Wendell

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer