Special Announcements

Kid’s Church for 3 years old to 5th grade will not meet on Sunday, November 27th

L-Team Announcements

If you would like more information about any of the L-Teams go to hclm.org/teams

Book Club

Erik Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction. In book after book, he’s proved adept at rescuing weird and wonderful gothic tales from the shadows of history. And so Erik Larson and the sinking of the Lusitania would seem to be an ideal pairing.  If “Dead Wake” sounds like something you would like to read, join the ladies for their discussion on Nov 28th, 7PM.

Family Serve – Grace ‘n Grits November 30th

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, hclm.org/serve, if you and your family would like to join us in serving our neighbors.

Lace up your shoes

Join the Hiking Team on December 3rd, 9AM, at Big Tree Park. For more information contact Dennis McGavock at 407-690-2985.

First Sunday of the Month Cookout

Dec 4th the grills will be fired up and hamburgers/hot dogs will be ready after the 11:00 service. Our grill masters need help with the planning and preparation of this event. Please contact Helen Burns 407-302-4316 if you are able to help.

Pastor Poker

Meet at Pastor Paul’s house, Dec 5th, 7PM. The game is Texas Hold Em, $5 buy in and winner picks non-profit organization to which they will donate the money.

Holiday Happening!

Get ready to spread cheer with the “Divine Dollies” on Tuesday, Dec 6th, 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Just bring a covered dish to share with friends in Christ, along with some Holiday Spirit and a good appetite!

Calling all ladies…

Please join us Dec 13th from 6-8 pm for our 2nd Annual Christmas Tea sponsored by the ladies of LWML. Light refreshments and sweets and of course delicious teas will be served. If possible, bring your own favorite tea cup and dessert plate. Also please bring a small wrapped Christmas decoration (ornaments, votives, etc.) for the gift exchange and a $5.00 donation to defray food costs. Any additional monies collected will go to mites.

Monthly Bunco is taking a HOLIDAY HIATUS!

No games are scheduled for 12-27 [Christmas week]. Get ready to resume play next year on Tuesday, January 24, 2017!

General Announcements

Christmas trees, lights, wreaths

We must be talking about decorating the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall for Christmas. Church Decorating will be held on December 3rd,  start at 9:00 am. Many hands make light work.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Kid’s Church children will be singing Christmas carols from the balcony in the courtyard at the 9:30 service on Dec 4th.

Holy Cross 101

Pastor Matt has decided to offer a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Tuesday December 6th, from 6-9PM. It will be a meet and 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 mwallis@hclm.org.

Living Nativity

First Baptist Church of Longwood invites you to a living nativity Dec 3rd,4th,9th, 10th and 11th at 6:30 and 7:30PM. For more info go to www.thelongwood.org.

Seniors Intervention Group Christmas Banquet

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has again been asked to provide desserts for The Seniors Intervention Group Christmas Banquet. The dinner will be December 14th at the Lake Mary Events Center.  This is the 7th year we have had this honor.  For many Seniors this will be the only Christmas dinner or celebration they will have. If you are willing to prepare a dessert please contact the church office, 407-333-0797. They plan on picking up the desserts on Dec 14th.

Angel Trees

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Ladies Lunch Bunch, Divine Dollies and Bunco L-Teams have joined forces to place 2 Christmas trees in the narthex on which there are Angels with tags suggesting items to benefit the Russell Home for Atypical Children and Pet Rescue by Judy. Please bring the unwrapped items by Sunday, Dec. 18th, for scheduled delivery on Dec. 19th.
We will also have a collection box for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office who provide a brighter holiday for children in foster care, as well as those who have faced abuse or neglect. We have been asked to provide toys, accessories, bicycles for children 9 years old up to 18 years old. We need to respond quickly as we must deliver the donations by Tuesday, November 29th.

Poinsettias for Christmas

If you would like to have a poinsettia placed on the altar in memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one or event please fill out the envelopes provided for you in the narthex. Each poinsettia is $7.00.

The season of giving…

This holiday season, we thank everyone who has supported Holy Cross this past year with their time, talent and financial contributions and look forward to support from all of our members in the year ahead. If you need a convenient way to make regular offerings or if you plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving options. As the pace of life speeds up, especially around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions. Visit hclm.org or contact the church office for more information.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Elaina Accorto as we celebrate her baptism at the 11:00 service
Priscilla Rogers as she celebrates her 76th birthday today
Pastor Matt as he celebrates his birthday on Nov 28th
Bob & Priscilla Rogers as they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on Nov 25th

Prayers of Comfort

Ed Hays (Cary Hays’ father)
For the Families in Chattanooga Tennessee that lost children in the fatal school bus accident

Prayers for Healing

Beck 3year old diagnosed with leukemia; prayers for healing; and for his family who have already lost a child to leukemia prayers for faith & strength
Rich (Sallie Lucas’ brother-in-law) had a stroke; prayers for faith in God’s love and strength as faces rehab
Evin (Elizabeth Sadlon’s cousin) is very sick; prayers that he get well
Donna Holsten diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing
Tina Morin having 3rd hip replacement surgery possibility she will lose the leg; prayers for successful operation and healing
Danny VanGennip diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing
Kim Fabozzi had knee surgery, knee is very swollen and in considerable pain; prayers for healing and full recovery
Jim Powers (Jennifer Myers’ uncle) is waiting for a liver and kidney transplant; prayers for him and his wife during this difficult time in their life
Barb Putz (Ken Bates’ cousin) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, receiving chemo; prayers for comfort, strength and healing
Jeff Rodgers brain surgery scheduled for Dec 1st; prayers for successful surgery and complete healing

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
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Ray Kerr
Mary LaPlante
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Reenee McGavock
Janice Miller
Fred Misener
Steven Montes
Desmond Niburg
Sam 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
Tom Stein
Debbie Stevenson
Phil Stichler
Shawn Taggart
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
William Ulm
Roger Webb
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton