L-Team Announcements

After the Sermon Lunch Bunch
The After the Sermon Lunch Bunch will be going to Jason’s Deli in Lake Mary.  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.

Red Hat Ladies
Our Divine Dollies will be having lunch at the Olive Garden on Jan 5th at 11:30AM. To make reservations please call Alice Clark at 407-323-3109.

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. More details to come, questions, email Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org.

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 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

Pastor Poker – January 18th
Before there were video games, people used to play cards! For those of you who were raised to sort and hold those cards in your hands we are offering an opportunity to join with other like minded people to play cards for fun. 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.

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.

General Announcements

Sharing Center
There is no sandwich more perfect than the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Although it’s nothing fancy — just two pieces of bread topped with peanut butter (on both sides) and jelly — the two spreads get along like lifelong friends. 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.

Ever wonder who sets up Communion?

Altar Guild needs additional workers.  Please consider joining our group.  We will work with you to schedule your service according to your time available.  This is a “behind the scenes” need that is very important to our church. We take turns serving  usually for a month at a time.  If you have some time available, please call the church office or Mickey Buschman at 407-878-0204.

It’s Not TOO LATE – Youth Basketball and Cheer
There is still time to register kids PreK4 through the 5th grade for our Holy Cross run Youth Sports League for Basketball/Cheer (www.SeminoleLeagues.com).  The season starts in January and lasts 8 weeks.  This makes a great gift for kids that the whole family will enjoy.  We have also opened up our Spring Flag Football/Cheer registration which starts in March.  Holy Cross, through this sports ministry, is committed to providing a Christian environment focused on developing children physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.  All leagues take place at the Middle School / High School campus on Aero Lane in Sanford.  If you would like to volunteer to help this ministry with planning, coaching, as a referee, host or even leading halftime devotions, please contact Athletic Director, Matt Martin – mmartin@theHCLA.org.

Gift Planning
Gifts of Appreciated Assets provide opportunity for being generous while providing a tax deduction based on the full value of the asset. There is also capital gain avoidance.  Call Robin Paris, LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor at 937-477-9713, or Robin.Paris@lfnd.org.


Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Warren & Chris Jennison as they celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on Dec 29th

Prayers for Healing

Carsyn Pendley (Craig & Joanne Hench’s granddaughter) had surgery; prayers for healing and support for the parents and brother
Joseph Gassman (friend of the Litwin’s) in ICU with viral encephalitis, not responding to medication; 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

Roy Pierce in ICU; prayers for healing
Maryann True (Jennifer Donaldson’s mother) hospitalized with a stroke and pneumonia; prayers for healing

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl
Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Jack Cadden
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Paige Elward
Liz Foster
Kevin Fox
Carlton Graves
Scott Harding
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Maria Katz
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Rob May
Bruce Mensing
Ethel McLeod
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
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
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Patrick Walsh
Richard Wilton