Church office will be closed May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
We will not have Monday night service on that day.
Baby Bottle Campaign – return bottles by next weekend please
If you did not pick up your gift last Sunday please do so this week, you will find them in the narthex, after Sunday they will be in the church office.
Check out New Brunch Format
Holy Cross is partnering with UCF students to provide Brunch for the Kids. Sunday mornings will have freshly baked goods and coffee on a donation only basis with the proceeds benefitting Children’s Miracle Network. Stop in before or after service for some tasty treats.
First Sunday Cook Out
Come have a hamburger or hot dog with us on June 5th after the 11AM service. You might even see one of the pastors behind the grill!
Summer Kids Church
Summer kids church starts June 5th upstairs in the Community Room for children preK through and including 5th grade.
Jesus Didn’t Tap…
Would you like a fun way to get in shape while learning an Olympic sport? Then come join Pastor Matt for Judo! Judo is a wrestling sport and martial art. It is based on the principles of Maximum Efficiency (using your opponents strength against them) and Mutual Welfare and Benefit (training safely with power and speed). You will learn throws, takedowns, pins and submissions in a fun and safe environment. Join us Tuesday nights from 8-10pm at Urban Ninja Dojo in Longwood. Contact Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Wednesday’s Bible Studies
At ten o’clock in the morning the Fellowship Hall fills up quickly with people who want to study the Bible with Pastor Paul. They discover the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter. For the summer they will be studying the book of First Corinthians. They will be taking a small hiatus June 8th and June 15th while we have VBS here on campus.
At noon some of the folks stay and are joined by other friends for Pastor Matt’s Bible Study. The themes for his Bible study are varied, sometimes they will discuss a book of the Bible like they are currently (Proverbs) and other times discuss current issues. They too will be taking a short break during VBS.
El Paso is away from the busy mall on State Road 46, so you don’t need to worry about all the traffic. The food is yummy and very filling, you will not go away hungry!! There is a sampler plate for every appetite! Our ladies will be having lunch here on June 7th at 11:30AM. To make reservations call Doris Underwood at 386-789-4280.
Family Serve – Grace ‘n Grits June 29th 5pm – 7pm
Each church takes a turn preparing and serving a variety of hot meals, and local supermarkets donate baked goods and bread which can be taken home. Sign up on the website if you and your family would like to join us in serving our neighbors.
Please join us!
The Red Letter Challenge is now taking place. Holy Cross is partnering with Ascension Lutheran and theCross Mt. Dora for a 40 day fun challenge! You’ll receive a free email every day for the next 40 days with the words of Jesus challenging you to live your life according to His will and ways. All the information you need to participate can be found by going to www.redletterchallenge.com.
Let’s Go Spelunking!
Holy Cross will be transforming into Cave Quest for VBS this year. Week one, June 6-10, is full. Week two, June 13-17, has openings in preK, kindergarten and first grade. Volunteers, please sign up now so we can make assignments and order T-shirts for everyone. Teens think Bright Futures community service hours. To register campers and volunteers go to hclm.org/vbs.
Attention VBS Volunteers!
It’s the final countdown to the 2016 Cave Quest Vacation Bible School! We have scheduled a Volunteer Training sessions on June 2nd 7-8PM in the Worship Center. Our goal is to prepare you for an amazing experience and provide you with the tools you need to help kids follow Jesus, the Light of the World. You will also find out your volunteer role and responsibilities. It is required that you attend one session. Questions? Please contact the church office.
Big Yellow Polka Dots!
You will notice a barrel in the narthex that is covered with big yellow polka dots. On them are written items that VBS still needs to make the two weeks successful. Please take a polka dot and return the items as soon as possible. Thank you!
VBS Volunteers and their Families
Come help us celebrate our fantastic VBS experience on June 18th with a cookout and movie night. Cookout will start at 6PM with the grilling of the hot dogs. Movie, Star Wars The Force Awakens, will start at 7PM in the Worship Center. Please RSVP to Lisa Mangus @ 407-936-3636 ext.2 or email email@example.com.
Crusader Preschool Camp
Children 3 to 6 years old are invited to join any one or all of the three weeks of preschool camp on the Lake Mary campus. Week one will center around the arts, week two they will be playing old fashioned games and week three will be water days fun. To enroll go to THEHCLA.org/camps.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
That on this Memorial Day weekend we offer prayers of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Troy Guenther as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service
Travis Hill and Hannah Maisonet as they celebrate their wedding today
Mickey Buschman as she celebrated her birthday on May 28th
Prayers in Loving Memory
June Schreiber as she would have celebrated her birthday on June 1st
Prayers for Healing
Judy Morlock (Amy Stier’s mother & Olivia Stier’s grandmother) has been moved to hospice; prayers for peace and comfort
Paulette Schonsheck (Robin Paris’ sister-in-law) hospitalized with acute leukemia; prayers for strength and healing
Kevin Kettelson diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that has metastisized; prayers that God remove his illness
Dee Good fell while on vacation and fractured her right shoulder, recovering in Jacksonville with her daughter; prayers for speedy recovery
Mike Skees involved in a motorcycle accident; prayers for a return to good health and a rapid recovery
Carl Unger sustained a gunshot wound this week in Washington D.C.; prayers for healing
Art & LaVerne Koel prayers for safe travel home to Wisconsin
Stier family prayers for safe travel as they drive to Clearwater to be with Amy’s mother
Matt Petrie prayers that he maintain his self confidence as he continues to look for new employment; prayers of strength for his family during this stressful time
Liz Hertko prayers for safe travel as she goes to Ireland for the summer
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James