Chili Cook-Off Today!!
At noon today, 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 Chili and our hungry chili fans. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as voted by the Lake Mary Fire Department.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration form and any other questions.
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.
Hope and Healing to the Navajo People
To implement Gospel-oriented programs for Navajo men, women and youth to empower and equip them, offering better choices for a brighter future. A $75,000 grant will be given to this cause. Do you know where they receive the money? From your LWML Mite money. Surprising that your pocket change can make such a difference in someone’s life.
After the Sermon Lunch Bunch
This week we are eating chili at the Chili cook off at Holy Cross.
Very good food. the salads and cheesecake are excellent. the decor is stylish and service is efficient. Want to join the ladies as they dine in Bistro 1501 Restaurant, Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Parkway on Feb 2nd at 11:30AM?. RSVP to Grace Chewning, email@example.com, 407-322-8634, or Hilde Hoy, 407-324-8616.
Want to get together with the girls and make some fun Valentine’s crafts?
Come to the next Wine & Design LTeam, this ladies only group will meet on Friday, February 5th at 7:00pm at the Art Building on the Holy Cross Academy Upper Campus. Bring your favorite drink and $10 for supplies. Questions? Contact Cristin Kinderdine at Cristink88@gmail.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Saturday, February 20th at 6:30PM. Contact Val Fosburgh at 407-433-1991 or ValerieFosburgh@gmail.com.
The Basketball “L” Team
is back on the court on the 1st & 3rd Thursday’s of each month from 7:30-9:00pm. This Adult Open Gym takes place at the Holy Cross Upper School Campus at 100 Aero Lane in Sanford. The cost is just $1 and helps to support the school athletic program. Invite your friends for some fellowship, exercise and friendly indoor basketball. Contact Matt Martin for more information email@example.com
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.
Early Communion Class for 4-5th graders
The class is for children, that in their parent’s estimation, are mature and ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. The class starts on Feb 17th at 6:30pm and runs each week on Wednesdays through March 23rd. After completion of the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, March 24th at 7pm. If you would like to have your child participate in the class, we ask that you do two things. 1) Reserve your spot (so we can order materials) by Feb 9th; by contacting Sue Moffitt in the church office at 407-333-0797 x1106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2) Have at least one parent attend each of the six 1-hour sessions with your child.
HCLA News Lake Mary Campus
Meg Anderson will be speaking to parents/grandparents about the emotional/social growth in early childhood. This is a free seminar and will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on February 3rd.
First Sunday Cookout
It’s time to get cooking! Looking for the best volunteer job ever…grillmaster. If you would like to help out at the cookouts contact Pastor Matt at email@example.com. On February 7th, come have lunch with us.
Boy Scout Sunday
On February 7th the Boy Scouts will be serving pancakes and sausage in the Fellowship Hall after each service.
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 Last Supper” drama to be presented at the Lake Mary Campus, March 18th, is in need of men to play a disciple for possibly four performances. Contact Warren Jennison at 407-330-3275, (cell) 321-377-8524, or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for 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
Lisa Rooney cancer has spread to her brain, undergoing chemo and radiation; prayers for strength and healing
Laura Wade (friend of Robin Paris) stage 4 colon cancer, on chemo; prayers for healing
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
Pastor Randall James