Special Announcements

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

Easter Lilies

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 worship@hclm.org. or ckutcher@hclm.org.


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 mwallis@hclm.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.

General Announcements

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 warjen_2000@yahoo.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 chrisj@hclm.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

Wolfgang Ahl

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Mark Brink

Jack Cadden

Cherrie Case

Ivan Cintron

Jane Deed

Millie Diaz

Laura Doherty

Paige Elward

Jamie Fabozzi

Carlton Graves

Jonell Hagle

Stacey Homra

Marlin Houser

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ray Kerr

Nolan King

Mary LaPlante

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Reenee McGavock

Janice Miller

Steven Montes

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Pamela Petty

Diane Plog

Claudia Quesada

Jessica Quintana

Marian Ritter

Marsha Rush

Jim Salley

Evelyn Samples

Bryton Saxon

Sunny Schilter

Bob Smith

Wendy Spring

Gary Starkweather

Debbie Stevenson

Phil Stichler

Cindy Taylor

Jim Thompson

William Ulm

Roger Webb

Rayna Wendell

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer

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 (mwallis@hclm.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)