Chili Cook-Off January 31st
At noon on Sunday, January 31st in the Fellowship Hall, it’s going to get a little spicy! That is because the chase for the 2016 Championship Ladle is bubbling over. All we need now is a bunch of Chili and our hungry chili fans. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as voted by the Lake Mary Fire Department. Hot or not, vegetarian or meat, email Pastor Chris firstname.lastname@example.org to register your Chili.
Summer Mission Trip 2016
July 17-23, our high school students are traveling 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. We do this for individuals who, for either financial or physical limitations, 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. First meeting for our main fundraiser for this event, the Crawfish Boil, is next Sun Jan. 17, at 12:15 in the youth room. Any questions, contact Daniel Robison at email@example.com.
High School Beach Retreat
February 5-7 is our annual high school beach retreat. We’ll be tent camping and doing several small hikes exploring some of the preserved barrier islands of northeast Jacksonville. Plus several fireside meetings where we’ll worship, pray and explore our faith in new and deeper ways. $50 covers everything. Spots are limited! Contact Daniel Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HCLA Open House
Please invite your friends, family and neighbors who might be looking for a Christ-centered school community! Questions? 407-936-3636 or THEHCLA.ORG/TOUR
Jan 21 – Lower school (Preschool – 4th) 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Jan 26 – Lake Mary Preschool 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Jan 27 – Upper school (5th grade – 10th grade) 9:00AM – 3:00PM
After the Sermon Lunch Bunch
The After the Sermon Lunch Bunch will be going to Paneras in Lake Mary on Jan 10th. 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.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
You will get a good portion, no matter what you order, and of course there’s the yeast rolls that come to your table dripping with butter; delicious. Try their potato soup, very flavorful and topped with bacon and cheese. This ladies group will meet at Logan’s on Jan 12th at 11:30AM to enjoy lunch together. Make reservations by calling Alice Clark at 407-323-3109.
Real Men of Jesus
We will be meeting at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Thursday, Jan 14th at 6PM, and heading to America’s Escape Game. This is going to be a great event, we will be trying to escape from the Lost Tomb of Montu. Questions, email Pastor Chris at email@example.com.
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 begin on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is a 9 week course. Please contact Lisa LeBar at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on ordering your kits to get started!!
We have our next family serve on Sat, Jan 23 at 9AM. 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” (if you have one, we only have a few) and some gloves. For more information or to RSVP, please email Pastor Chris at email@example.com
Whistling Past the Graveyard delivers big with a coming-of-age story set in Mississippi in 1963 and narrated by a precocious 9-year-old…Young Starla is an endearing character whose spirited observations propel this nicely crafted story. Join in the discussion on Jan 25th at 7PM in room 203.
Pastor Poker – January 18th
We play Texas Hold Em with a $5.00 buy in. At the end of the night the winner picks the charity that receives the winnings. You do not go home with the winnings, your buy in is a donation. So poker without gambling! What could be better. We play at Pastor Paul Hoyer’s house and we start at 7:00pm and go until we are done usually around 10:30 to 11:00pm. Bring your own beverage! Contact Pastor Paul for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are the items LWML is gathering to help fund the 2019 National Convention. Do you have any of these items: laser cartridges, inkjets, cell phones/pagers, digital cameras, e-Readers/tablets, GPS systems, Scientific Calculators, and laptops. Bring your items to the church office.
Peanut butter and jelly work harmoniously together to make sandwich perfection. The sweet jelly cuts the stickiness of the peanut butter in the nicest of ways. And peanut butter balances out the sugariness of the fruity jelly. For the month of January we will be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the Sharing Center.
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 January 21st 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 email@example.com.
Wizard of Oz
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s Upper School Theater Club is presenting Wizard of Oz on January 26th at 6:30pm. Our auditorium location is 100 Aero Lane, Sanford. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.
College Planning, Parenting Issues and Cyber Crimes!
HCLA is hosting a parent education event on Tuesday, Jan 19, 6:30-8 pm at our Upper Campus 100 Aero Lane, Sanford. This Parent Only Evening will have 3 sessions each 25 minutes long and will rotate in small groups.
1. College funding today, Thrivent Certified College Planner – creative, out-of-the box ways to fund college, never too early to start
2. Cyber Crimes – presented by Sheriff’s office, legal issues regarding cyber bullying, misrepresentation, inappropriate messages, protecting and monitoring your child
3. Emotional Roller-Coaster – Meghan Meissler, Lutheran Counseling, will present issues related to parenting and students’ ever-changing personality. How can you help? Please email Jwong@thehcla.org to rsvp by Fri., Jan. 15th.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Riley Elizabeth Ann Cook as we celebrate her Baptism at the 9:30 service
Carsyn Pendley (Craig and Joanne Hench’s granddaughter) prayers of thanksgiving for successful surgery
Prayers of Comfort for those Who have Lost Loved Ones
Evelyn D. Granzow (Alene Duerk’s younger sister)
Josh Blake (15 year old boy)
Prayers for Healing
Dillan 19 yr old involved in a serious car accident, in ICU; prayers for healing & strength and comfort for the family
Joseph Gassman (friend of the Litwin’s) in ICU with viral encephalitis, prayers for healing
Shawn Taggart cancer has returned; prayers for healing
Tonia Mora diagnosed with breast cancer, undergoing chemo treatments; prayers for healing
Edward Oswald (Nanette Peterson’s brother) diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing
Chris Shaw that Chris turns back to Christ for salvation
Cal and Valerie Schulz safe travel Jan 4th and Jan 10th
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James