Special Announcements

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 chrisj@hclm.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 daniel@hclm.org.

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 daniel@hclm.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

L-Team Announcements

After the Sermon Lunch Bunch

The After the Sermon Lunch Bunch will be going to Noodles & Co in Lake Mary on Jan 17th.  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.

Last Thursday Dinner Group

Do you prefer Surf or Turf? The dinner group will be going to St. Johns River Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Sanford on January 28 at 5PM  550 N Palmetto Ave. Sanford FL Contact Joanne Hench by Jan 27 at 407-322-6004.

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 underway on Thursday evenings   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!!

Family Serve

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 chrisj@hclm.org

Book Club

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 paul@hclm.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.

General Announcements

Sharing Center

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 mwallis@hclm.org.

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

Maria Katz Now Cancer Free!

Prayers of Comfort for those Who have Lost Loved Ones

Susan Reeve Schultz Lost her battle with breast cancer.

Prayers for Healing

Roberta Jo Roy Praying for favorable test results and complete healing

General Prayers

Exchange Students HCLA families are hosting exchange students. May the experience be great for the students and the families.

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
Bruce Mensing
Ethel McLeod
Janice Miller
Fred Misener
Steven Montes
Tonia Mora
Desmond Niburg
Sam Niburg
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Edward Oswald
Audrey Pettit
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Lisa Rooney
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
Shawn Taggart
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Patrick Walsh
Richard Wilton