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 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 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 or with questions email Lara at

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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


General Prayer

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

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Dennis Breglia

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Wanda Cotten

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

George Johnson

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

Hector Vazquez

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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