New Sermon Series: Seasons

Genesis 46:1-7, 1 Peter 4:12-19, Matthew 2:13-23


New Sermon Series – Seasons!

From young to old, having children to empty nesters, changes in jobs and careers, good times and bad, our lives are full of different seasons.  As we move through life we move from one season to another.  Likewise, our relationship with God goes through different seasons.  Just as God moved his people from Egypt to the promised land, from Kingdom to exile, from Old Testament to New Testament, and from the early church to the church as we know it today, God uses seasons and rhythms in our lives as we walk with him.  Holy Cross will be exploring those seasons.  Each sermon series we encounter throughout the year will help us understand the rhythm of life with God and the Church.  From stories about Jesus to teachings about how we navigate through life, we will delve into the seasons of life.  Join us as we embark on this journey together!

Christmas Angel Trees – THANK YOU!!!

God Bless everyone for their contributions to our four Christmas Angel Trees. More than 80 “Wish List” presents went to children at the Boys and Girls Club of West Sanford. Gift cards totaling over $1,000 were presented to the Redeeming Life Maternity Home. A car load of needed items plus $250 in gift cards were delivered to Pet Rescue By Judy. A car load of baby supplies plus $125 in gift cards were delivered to the Pregnancy Center.


If you purchased a poinsettia for the Christmas Season, you can take it home today. Thank you.


Announcements & Updates

Calendar of Events for 2020

Chili Cook Off – January 26th
Scout Sunday – February 2nd following all Services
Cancerbank Steak Fry Fundraiser – February 8th @ 5:00PM
Ash Wednesday Service – February 26th @ 7:00PM
Lenten Bible Study – Wednesday Nights During Lent @ 6:00PM
Early Communion Classes – Wednesday Nights starting March 4th
17th Annual Crawfish Boil March 28th @ 6:30PM                              Easter Experience – April 5th @ 9:30AM
Maundy Thursday April 9th @7:00 PM
Good Friday April 10th @7:00 PM
Easter Services April 12th – 6:30AM, 8:00AM,9:30AM & 11:00AM
Vacation Bible School – June 8th – June 12th & June 15th – June 19th
Middle School Camp – Dates TBA
High School Mission Trip – July 19th – July 26th                      Cancerbank Poker Tournament – August 22nd @ 6:00PM
Trunk R Treat – October 24th @ 5:00PM – 8:00PM                 Reformation Octoberfest – October 25th @ 2:00PM
Experience Bethlehem – December 19th @5:00PM
Christmas Eve Services – December 24th @ 6:00PM, 8:00PM, 11:00PM
Christmas Day Services – December 25th @ 9:30AM

E3 New Member and Information Class

Our next E3 class, for anyone wishing to become a member or seeking to learn more about who we are as a church, will be held on January 30th. The class runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm. We share a light meal together and spend some time getting to know one another, learning who we are as a church and what we believe, and discovering your gifts and how you can put them in a practice. Sign up with Pastor Matt at

Chili Cook-Off – January 26th

It’s going to get a little spicy!  Chili Cook-off scheduled in the afternoon on Sunday, January 26th in the Community Center. Register your chili or to volunteer at

Altar Guild

Are you looking for a way to serve in the church?  We are looking for help with altar guild. If interested and for information, contact Chris Jennison at or 407-330-3275.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – January 7th

Join the ladies on January 7th at Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant located at 3705 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Alice Clark (407-323-3109).

Coffee with Friends – January 9th

Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee with your friends from church.  We’ll be there on Thursday, January 9th at 7:00pm for an hour of fellowship and relaxation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – January 14th

Join the ladies on January 14th at Keller’s BBQ located at 3893 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary, FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Alice Clark (407-323-3109).

JOY – January 16th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. For information, contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or at

Family Game Night – January 17th

Ready for a fun night out with other families?  Join us for Family Game Night at Holy Cross in the Community Center on Friday, January 17th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Contact Sara Russell to 773-710-6871.

Ladies Bible Study – January 23rd

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30pm as we continue our Bible study upstairs in classroom 1.

Book Club – January 27th

Join the Book Club on Monday, January 27th at 7:00pm for discussion of “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance led by Karen von Lersner.

BUNCO – January 28th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

Sunday Afternoon Disc Golf

The group meets once a month, typically at River City Nature Park in Debary. All ages and abilities welcome, discs will be provided. For more info, contact Cary Hays @ 407-416-2210, or


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

For the New Year as we celebrate new beginnings

Carmine Bowes as she celebrates her birthday

Jack Cadden for a PET scan with no evidence of cancer

“Please remove me from the cancer list and add this prayer of thanksgiving. I have been on the cancer list for more than four years. I recently completed treatment. A PET scan on December 31, 2019 showed no evidence of disease (cancer). God is good!!!!”


Prayers of Comfort

To the Family of Gary Starkweather


Prayers of Healing

Lisa Still healing and recovery from pneumonia, favorable test results

George Johnson (Donna Sutter’s Brother-in-law) healing from lymphoma

Terry Hall for healing from recent medical issues

Maxine Rzepka hospitalized from a fall resulting in a broken right shoulder needing repair surgery

Karen LaRocco (Jeanine McGavock’s Friend) favorable test results

John DiLorenzo (Carmine Bowes’ Father) continued healing


General Prayer

Faith and Shawn (Barbara Hartpence’s grandchildren) who are experiencing depression


We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Dennis Breglia

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Deb Fadool

Shelley Feazell

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Joy Hostler

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Luis Marin

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Irmgard Pommerening

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Jonathan Smith

Michele Vitale

Michelle Wonderlich

Etta Woodruff


“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”


Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Community Center

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