New Sermon Series: Made New

Isaiah 43:1-7, Ephesians 1:3-15, Luke 3:15-22


New Sermon Series

We are beginning a new sermon series that is Christ-centered, grace-filled and relevant for this year!  It is “Made New”, where we look at our newness in Christ through the book of Ephesians.  Join us as we Live, Love and Learn together in Christ!

Mercy Me Concert – May 4, 2019

The Church has purchased Mercy Me tickets for $30. To purchase tickets: pay in office or order online through Question: Email Lara Jackson at

Rock the Universe – February 2nd

Rock the Universe at Universal is now being held in February. Saturday’s artists include Skillet, Bethel Music, Crowder, Francesca Battistelli, Micah Tyler, and Ledger. Tickets are $70 a person including taxes and fees if we get at least 10 people to go. If you are interested, email Lara Jackson by January 14th with how many tickets you want.

Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast – February 3rd

Boy Scouts will be making their pancakes on February 3rd after each morning services in the Community Center.


Announcements & Updates

Prayer Teams Meeting – January 13th

The Prayer Teams are meeting on January 13th in the Community Center at 12:20pm.

Holy Cross 101 – January 16th

HC101 is a new member class where we learn about who we are as a church, what we do and what we believe.  It is a one night class starting at 6pm.  It is relaxed and fun, and we share a light meal together.  Contact Pastor Matt for more information or to register at

Prayer Service – January 20th

We would like to invite you to come to Holy Cross Prayer Service on Sunday, January 20th at 5:00pm in the Worship Center. We encourage you to join our prayer teams and pastors for a night of prayer and worship. Bring all of your concerns, physical, mental and spiritual and leave them at the altar that night.

Chili Cook-Off – January 27th

It’s going to get a little spicy!  Chili Cook-off scheduled at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 27th in the Community Center. Register your chili or to volunteer at

Spira Baby Shower – January 26th

A baby shower for Pastor Ethan and Kim Spira will be held on Saturday, January 26th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center at 1:00pm.  They would like to invite the congregation to join them for light snacks, a few games, and great conversation.  Please let Kim’s Mom know if you’re attending by January 17th.  RSVP by email, text or a phone call to Cheryl Adams (, 317-319-4970. Gifts are optional.

Your 2018 Giving Statement

Giving statements for 2018 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.

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.

Women Build – Habitat for Humanity

Calling all Women Builders!  HCLM is again forming a team of women to join with over 150 local women and help build a house that will become a home for a local family.  If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Betty Hoyer at or leave a message at 407.619.0528.  Build time runs from mid April to mid May.  All skill levels are welcome.

St. Luke’s Concert Series – January 19th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series has on its schedule the Orlando Concert Band on Saturday, January 19th at 7:00pm. Concerts are free and open to the public.


L Team News

JOY – January 17th

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

BUNCO – January 22nd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, January 22nd 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.

Ladies Bible Study – January 24th

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30pm as we continue our bible study upstairs in classroom 1.

Book Club – January 28th

Join the Book Club on Monday, January 28th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin led by Jackie Grossi.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – January 31st

Join this group on Thursday, January 31st 5:30pm at Keller’s Barbeque (3697 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary, FL 32746). Call with your reservation by January 30th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Divine Dollies – February 5th

Join the ladies on February 5th at Marriott Hotel (1501 International Parkway Lake Mary) for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – February 12th

Join the ladies on February 12th at Austin’s Buffet & Bakery located at 2300 W SR434 Longwood, FL 32779 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Sherry Fox (407-869-1341).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Roger & Vickie Milligan as we celebrate their membership through transfer from LCMS church

Mike Lillo as he celebrates his 29th birthday on January 19th


Prayers in Loving Memory

In loving memory of my wife, June, “who was called home by the Lord six years ago.” –Ervin


Prayers of Healing

Dave Morrison for successful knee replacement surgery on January 14th and for speedy recovery

Dawn Pursel battling cancer, prayers for strength, comfort, and guidance

Ron Taylor in motorcycle accident, several broken bones; prayers for healing and full recovery


General Prayer

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

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Karen Dunn

Wendy Eisenhower

Joey DiFazio

Jamie Fabozzi

Tosha Feldmann

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Rileigh Hanson

Saundria Henderson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Dawn Pursel

Karen Schlue

Jean Skelly

Gary Starkweather

Nancy Taggart

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Maria Valez

Lindsey Williams


“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 (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (