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.
There will be no Middle School Youth Night, First Communion class or Confirmation class on Wednesday, March 22nd due to the break.
L Team News
Book Club – March 27th – “Carrying Albert Home”
Join the Book Club on March 27th for a lively discussion of “Carrying Albert Home” by Homer Hickam led by Sue Easton.
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.
Ladies Bible Study: NO MEETING: March 28th
Ladies Bible Study (LWML) will not be meeting on March 28th.
Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group
Join this group on Thursday, March 30th at Metro Diner (985 N SR434 Altamonte Springs, 32714). Call Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) by March 29th with your reservation.
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 21st in the Fellowship Hall. Share lunch with the office staff and get acquainted, learn what they do and how to contact them. If you would like to attend the first meeting, 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.
Soup, Sandwiches and Bible Study Week 3
This is the third 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”.
Holy Cross 101: April 6th
Pastor Matt is offering a onetime, new member class on Thursday, April 6th 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.
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. 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. Contact Pastor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Trip: Support Needed
Sarah Bevis, one of Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s 4th grade teachers, was recently invited to go on a mission trip to Haiti with other Lutheran educators from the FL/GA District. The trip is scheduled from April 7th-April 14. In Haiti, the teachers will be leading a professional development conference for Haitian teachers and Sarah will be teaching about World Geography. Sarah needs your help in making this happen. While the major cost of the trip ($2000) is supported by resources from the FL/GA district, Sarah is responsible for $850. If you could donate anything at all, it would be greatly appreciated. HCLA is very excited for the opportunity for Sarah to share the love of Christ with those in Haiti. We are looking forward to hearing about and learning from her experience. To make a donation or online at cflcn.org/thehcla/project-details/?v2pid=109009. You may also call the the school office at 407-936-3636.
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.
When generous stewards name multiple ministries in their gift plan, they can use LCMS Foundation Gift Letters to designate recipients for maximum flexibility. Contact Robin.Paris@lfnd.org, or call 937-477-9713.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Chloe Anderson as we celebrate her Baptism at the 11:00am service
LaVerne Koel for successful surgery
Prayers of Comfort
Prayers of Healing
Kalel (Jennison’s Great-grand daughter) premature birth; God watch over her & keep her in His awesome care
Anthony Williams prayers for full recovery & healing from surgery of collapsed lung
Sandi Russell home under hospice care; prayers of strength & comfort
John Neal open heart surgery March 24th; prayers for successful surgery and full recovery
Richard Lovell for healing from eye surgery
Russ Denton for healing from complications from knee replacement surgery
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
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6
Through the Valley Sermon Text: Job 14:1-14
Kids Church: Week 3: Older Brother (Luke 15:21-32) When you don’t forgive, you miss out
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 (email@example.com); Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)