Holy Week Services
April 9th/10th – Palm Sunday Services as usual
April 13th – Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00pm
April 14th – Good Friday Service at 7:00pm
April 16th – Easter Sunrise Service with Communion at 6:30am
Easter Services with Communion 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am
Kids Church, MS/HS canceled so families can worship together
April 17th – No Monday night Service
If you would like to have a lily placed on the altar in the memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one or event, please fill out information on provided envelopes in the Narthex. Each lily is $7.00.
An Easter Experience – April 9th
Join us for an Easter Experience on April 9th Palm Sunday from 9:30am to 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall, Community Room, and parking lot.
Volunteers Needed – Sign-Up TODAY
Holy Cross is inviting all children preschool – 5th grade to an Easter Experience on Sunday, April 9th (Palm Sunday). This is an outreach to our Holy Cross families and neighbors. In order to make this successful, we need volunteers to partner with us! We need help between 7:30am-11:30am for various tasks. Today after each service, you can sign-up to help in one of 24 different volunteer opportunities. For your time and effort if you sign-up, you will receive a beautiful Holy Cross tee shirt.
Crawfish Boil – One Day Sale – April 2nd
You can purchase tickets for the Crawfish Boil (May 13th) for $15.00
L Team News
Soup, Sandwiches and Bible Study Week 2
This is the second week for Wednesday evenings during Lent, 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. LWML makes the soup and you bring sandwiches to share. Pastor Paul will have Lenten Bible Study on the book “Forgiveness: A Lenten Study”.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch: March 14th
On March 14th, 11:30AM, the Lunch Bunch is dining at Bahama Breeze. Call Laura Seelen at 407-203-7291 to make reservations.
Explore Holy Cross: March 21st
We are happy you are a part of the Holy Cross Lake Mary family! Whether you are active in the Church, or attend services on a regular basis, “Explore Holy Cross” is a new L-team which invites you to learn even more about the Church. The first meeting, Meet the Staff, will be at noon on Wednesday, March 21 in the Fellowship Hall. Share lunch with the office staff and get acquainted, learn what they do and how to contact them. Further meetings to explore the school, community partners and other areas of ministry will be at a future date. If you would like to attend the first meeting, or for more information, please contact Mickey or Helen at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Are Offering A New Class: Starts March 25th
Are you interested in going deeper into Scripture and Theology? Would you like to be better prepared for Discipleship? We are proud to offer Holy Cross 201! HC201 is a much more in depth look into the Biblical foundations of our beliefs and practices. It will also present opportunities for you to grow in your own faith and understanding. The class will meet in the Fellowship Hall every other Saturday from 9am-11am starting on March 25 and will meet for 5 sessions. There is a $10 fee to help cover the book. Register at www.hclm.org/hc201.
BUNCO – March 28th
Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, March 28th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games starts at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for first BUNCO, most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.
Ladies Bible Study: March 28th
Ladies Bible Study (LWML) will be meeting March 28th. Bible Study will starts at 6:30pm and business meeting afterwards for those who wish to participate. Hope to see you there. Any questions contact Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com.
Blood Drive: March 26th
“One Blood” will have their bloodmobile on Sunday, March 26th parked in the front from 8:00am -1:00pm. Sign-up sheet in the church office.
Collecting Items Now – Sharing Center: Vivi Italiano!
In March, we are continuing to collect pasta (any shape or size), parmesan cheese, canned (please no glass) pasta sauce and canned pasta products like Spaghetti O’s and Ravioli. There are lots of BOGO offers on these items that are needed for the Food Pantry at the Sharing Center. Drop your contributions off in the Narthex. Your contributions continue to bless those in need in our community.
Charity Poker Tournament – April 1st: CancerBank
You’re invited to play in the 6th annual Cancerbank Poker Tournament on Saturday, April 1st at the HCLA Upper Campus (100 Aero Lane Sanford). Doors open at 6:00pm, cards fly at 7:00pm, $50 buy in, $10 BBQ dinner and silent auction. Register today, visit cancerbank.org. Pastor Chris is looking for incredible silent auction prizes, have any ideas? Contact Pastor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Graders Invite: March 26th
All 5th graders and their family members are invited to Holy Cross Youth Room on Sunday, March 26th @ 5:00 p.m. for a tour of the Youth Room and then off to Jason’s Deli for dinner. Please RSVP to Lisa Mangus at email@example.com.
Summer Camp 2017 Information
It is official! HCLA has partnered with SportsTyme for camp this summer! ALL camps will be held at the Upper Campus, 100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL. SportsTyme is committed to providing a safe, fun, and secure sports environment that leaves God in. For more information or to register go to: sportstymecamps.com/registration/summer-sanford.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Matt & Lana Wallis as they celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary
Karen Sweet celebrating a very special 10th anniversary on March 17th
Carsyn Pendley as she celebrates her 4th birthday on March 14th
Prayers of Healing
Lois Larson hospitalized with pneumonia & heart complications; prayers for Lois (peace) and for her family
John & Linda Shea (friends of the Hench Family) having multiple medical problems; prayers of healing
Angel Subbert (37yrs) diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, scheduled for chemo; mother of 3-yr old son
Mary Charles fell and injured her spinal vertebrae; prayers for full and speedy recovery.
Gayle Snyder (Cheryl Colvin’s sister) hospitalized with heart problem; underwent procedure to regulate heart rhythm, prayers for healing.
John Verba (91 yr old friend of Deborah Rolf) diagnosed with aggressive skin cancer, underwent chemo radiation; prayers for strength and healing
Teresa Verba (89 yr old friend of Deborah Rolf and John Verba’s wife) fell and broke her wrist, had surgery; prayers for continued healing
Kevin Kittleson needs healing from cancer
Dennis Murtha (friend of the Hench Family) undergoing treatment to raise his platelet count; guide the doctors to find the best treatment
Joyce Combs Hraygil discernment for successful treatment of a brain blood clot and total recovery
Joanne & Craig Hench, Haley & Cody safe travel as they drive to and from N. Carolina (3/10-3/14)
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James
Message of The Week
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Through the Valley Sermon Text: Job 3:1-26
Kids Church: Week 2: Lost Son (Luke 15:11-24) Everyone needs to be forgiven, even me
Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center
Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall
Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)