Current Sermon Series: Seasons
1 Kings 8:6-13, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, Matthew 3:13-17
Current 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!
Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast – February 2nd
Boy Scouts will be making their pancakes on February 2nd after each morning services in the Community Center.
Your 2019 Giving Statement
Giving statements for 2019 can be retrieved online at hclm.org/give. For contributions that exceed $250.00, it will be mailed by January 31st. If you have any questions, please call the church office, 407-333-0797.
Announcements & Updates
CancerBank Steak Fry – February 8th
This year marks the 10 year anniversary since our church created CancerBank.org a non-profit to help local families battling cancer. This organization is completely volunteer run and every dime of the money raised goes to help families with expenses that insurance does not cover. To honor our 10th year, we are growing our mission and expanding our fundraising efforts to help even more families. On February 8th, we will be hosting a Steak Fry Fundraiser here at the church. We will be serving Steak grilled to order, unlimited potatoes, beans, salad, and bread. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. This is an adult only event and the cost per plate is $40. To register go to CancerBank.org or with questions email Lara at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Serve – Road Cleanup January 18th
Join us as we make a noticeable impact in our community Saturday, January 18th at 9:00am. We will be meeting at StarChild Academy to clean-up Longwood Lake Mary Rd. This is a great service project for the whole family, no experience necessary. Bring gloves if you have them, trash grabbers are provided. For questions or to RSVP email Pastor Chris at email@example.com.
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 hclm.org/chili.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-330-3275.
St. Luke’s Concert Series – January 25th
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series has on its schedule the Orlando Concert Band on Saturday, January 25th at 7:00pm. Concerts are free and open to the public.
Adult Volunteers Needed for VBS
Do you love kids? VBS is our biggest community outreach event every year and having enough adult volunteers to make it run smoothly is critical to its success. We are looking for adults to lead stations where you get to walk the kids through planned activities. No experience is needed and all materials are provided. VBS this year is June 8-12 and June 15-19 from 8:30am-Noon. You do not need to volunteer both weeks to help. For more information, questions, or to sign up email Lara Jackson at email@example.com.
L Team News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com/text 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Judy McBride tumors on her brain have shrunk significantly
Prayers in Loving Memory
In loving memory of my wife, June, “whom the Lord called home seven years ago. She’s still the love of my life.” –Ervin
Prayers of Healing
Hector David Vazquez stage 4 cancer
Wanda Cotten (friend of the Litwin’s) diagnosed with cancer of lungs, brain and bones – now on hospice; prayers for relief from pain & peace
Maxine Rzepka continued healing at Lake Mary Rehab.
Lisa Still healing and recovery from pneumonia, favorable test results
Terry Hall for healing from recent medical issues
Karen LaRocco (Jeanine McGavock’s Friend) favorable test results
Ray that he would get past the issues that is causing depression & anxiety
Ryan Pendley (The Hench family’s son-in-law) recently lost his job; Pray that he finds employment soon
We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
“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
Pastor Matt Wallis (email@example.com)
Pastor Chris Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (email@example.com)