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.
From Our Worship Leader – Chris Kutcher
Greetings Church! I’ve had a great time worshipping with you and welcoming me with open arms. I want everyone to be involved with the Worship at Holy Cross Lake Mary. I have received numerous song suggestions/requests and we have been able to do most. If there is a song that speaks and ministers to you, I would love to hear it. Please send your song suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com.
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.
Last Thursday of the Month Dinner: March 30th
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.
Soup, Sandwiches and Bible Study Week 4
This is the fourth 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.
Plant & Build Recommitment BBQ: April 2nd
We are 18 months in our Plant & Build Campaign. We will have a BBQ luncheon and recommitment celebration after the 11:00am service in the Fellowship Hall on April 2. Come fellowship and hear about our progress!
Crawfish Boil – One Day Sale – April 2nd
You can purchase tickets for the Crawfish Boil (May 13th) for $15.00. They Will be $25 after the 2nd.
Divine Dollies – April 4th
Join the ladies on April 4th at Filomena’s on 17-92 in Sanford at 11:30am for lunch. Call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388) to make reservations.
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. A light dinner will be provided. If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) Registration – April 9th
VBS registration opens on April 9th. Cost per child is $30.00 which includes a tee shirt. VBS Week 1: June 5-9 and VBS Week 2: June 12-16 (9:00am-12:00pm). This year’s theme “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God: Built for a Purpose”.
Holy Land Experience – April 19th
Join Pastor Paul and Holy Cross for a day at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando on Wednesday, April 19th. Available tickets are $45.00. For more information & to sign up, please contact Carmine Bowes at 407-272-5871.
Blood Drive: TODAY
“One Blood” will have their bloodmobile TODAY from 8:00am -1:00pm.
Collecting Items Now– Sharing Center: Babies R Us!
For the month of April, we will be collecting baby formula, baby food, baby wipes and lots of diapers; they need diaper sizes 4, 5, and 6.
“The Last Supper” Performances
There are six scheduled performances by the “Last Supper Players” at six different locations and times. The schedule is as follows: April 7-Wayman Place 7pm; April 8-Shoestring Theatre 7pm; April 9-Holy Cross Episcopal Sanford 2pm; April 13-Ascension 7pm; April 14-G3 Church 2pm; April 15-Serenity Towers 2pm. Contact Warren Jennison (407-330-3275 or email@example.com) for additional information.
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. To make a donation or online at cflcn.org/thehcla/project-details/?v2pid=109009. You may also call 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: thehcla.org/camps for all our summer camp info.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Lyn & Tom Easton as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary on Mar. 30th
Daniel Hench as he celebrated his 43rd birthday on March 24th
Hazel Asumu thankful to God for her match into Residency Medical Program at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Radiology
Gigi Zhang attained her U.S. Citizenship
Prayers of Healing
Alene Duerk for restored health and a blessed 97th birthday on March 29
DeAndre Williams hospitalized; prayers for healing & restoration
Wayne Walterson metastasized brain tumor; prayers for healing and courage, guidance for his care team
Ray Gholam’s SON recovery and full return to health from Waterman Hospital ICU
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
John Neal open heart surgery March 24th; prayers for successful surgery and full recovery
Russ Denton for healing from complications from knee replacement surgery
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25
Through the Valley Sermon Text: Job 23:1-17
Kids Church: Week 4: 77 Times/Unmerciful Servant (Matthew18:21-35)
Since God forgave you, you should forgive others.
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)