Special Announcements

Boy Scout Sunday

Today the Boy Scouts will be serving pancakes and sausage in the Fellowship Hall after each service.

First Sunday Cookout

After the 11:00 service we will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. Come join us for lunch.

Ash Wednesday Service February 10th 7PM

Ash Wednesday begins the wilderness journey of Lent. Ashes have connotations of mourning and death dating to ancient times. Our service will include what is traditionally known as “the imposition of the ashes”, where worshippers receive the marking of a cross in ash on their forehead as a sign of repentance. We will also be celebrating Holy Communion.

Lenten Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Our annual soup suppers will be hosted again this year during the season of Lent. Starting on Ash Wednesday at 6pm. The LWML ladies will provide the soup. You are asked to bring sandwiches to share. In the weeks that follow, 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. Bring your favorite sandwich to share.

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.

A Big Thank You!

Angel Tree 2015 proved to be one the most successful gift distributions yet for The Salvation Army and that is undoubtedly due in part to wonderful donors such as our friends at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. The church donated over 50 brand new toys, bicycles and clothing items to disadvantaged children in need. Last year, The Salvation Army took on the endeavor of helping 3,700 disadvantaged children and with the help of the community, they succeeded. The many gifts that were donated to The Salvation Army were given out during the annual Angel Tree adoption toy distribution. Not a single child was forgotten. The Salvation Army thanks Holy Cross Lutheran Church for their participation and consideration of children in need.

L-Team Announcements

After the Sermon Lunch Bunch

We are eating hamburgers/hot dogs at the First Sunday Cookout

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch

Best pizza around! Cleanliness is A+ and the service is fantastic. Bonus points for their long list of lunch specials for $6.99!!! Lunch Bunch will be going to Chianti’s, 685 Towne Center Blvd, Sanford, on Feb 9th at 11:30AM. Call Barbara Hartpence 407-268-9789 or Marilyn Prescott 407-688-1858 to make reservations.

Real Men of Jesus

Join us for the next Real Men of Jesus LTeam on Thursday, February 11th at 7PM in the Fellowship Hall. This time Pastor Chris will lead a short devotional and we will then crown the Second Annual Cornhole Team Champions. Plus we will also be having  4Rivers BBQ. Any questions, please email Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org

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.

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 “matza ball soup” in our future.  Looking forward to many of you joining us and sharing in Bible study. Sponsored by LWML.

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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

“The Lord’s Supper” drama to be presented at the Lake Mary Campus, March 18th at 7:30PM, tickets are $5 at the door. They are in need of men to play a disciple for possibly four performances. 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

Bruce Mensing (Barb Rueh’s brother) is in remission; prayers of thanksgiving to God for healing and to everyone who supported him with prayers

Prayers of Comfort for those who have lost Loved ones

Lisa Rooney
Matthew Minella

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
Rita Freebern (the Hench family’s neighbor) prayers for healing as she now must undergo dialysis 3X a week; prayers of support for her husband
Judy Morlock (Amy Stier’s mother and Olivia Stier’s grandmother) back in her assisted living facility, hospice is being brought in; prayers for peace and comfort
Laura Wade (friend of Robin Paris) stage 4 colon cancer, on chemo; prayers for healing

General Prayers

Ed Dorsey (Sarah Montgomery’s father) has lost his job of 15 years, having a hard time finding a new job, and his spirits are down; prayers that God will direct him towards new employment

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
Patrick Walsh
Richard Wilton