Special Announcements

“Noah” Bible Study

Pastor Paul will be leading a Bible Study entitled Noah – The Man, The Ark, The Flood Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Community Center. Light refreshments will be served.

“The Story” Resumes January 16th

We are embarking on a journey of reading through God’s Word in the Book “The Story”.  The Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, January 16th in the Community Center.

Chili Cook-Off – January 28th

At noon in the Community Center it’s going to get a little spicy!  Register your chili or to volunteer at hclm.org/chili.

Installation of Pastor Adam – January 28th

Pastor Adam Barcott will be installed as a LCMS Pastor on Sunday, January 28th at Holy Cross Worship Center at 2:00pm.

Holy Cross 101 – January 18th

Have you been coming to Holy Cross for a while and are ready for a next step?  Do you have questions about what we do and believe?  Then join us for our next Holy Cross 101!  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 that meets from 6-9pm.  There is no obligation if you attend, however if you are ready to take the next step of membership at Holy Cross, this class is for you.  Contact Pastor Matt for more information or to register at mwallis@hclm.org.

Family Movie Night – January 27th

Join us for a family “drive in” movie night featuring Lego Batman on our giant outdoor movie screen on Saturday, January 27th at 5:00pm-8:00pm.  Free hot dogs and popcorn will be available, as well as crafts fun for all ages. Kids are encouraged to bring a cardboard box “car” for watching the movie and will get preferred “parking” right up front during the movie. Please bring your own blankets and chairs for this action packed night. Movie starts at 6:00pm. Email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org with any questions.


L Team News

ALOA Meeting – January 14th

ALOA organizational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 14th from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the Community Center. Light refreshments will be served with planned guest speaker. Open to all 50+ aged individuals and couples. Contact: Warren Jennison

Book Club – January 22nd

Join the Book Club on Monday, January 22nd at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore led by Jane Reed.

BUNCO – January 23rd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center.

LWML Bible Study – January 24th

Please join us for Bible Study in the Community Center at 6:30 pm. After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com with any questions.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – January 25th

Join this group on Thursday, January 25th 5:30pm at Miller’s Ale House located at 50 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by January 24th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Women Build – Habitat for Humanity

Calling all Women Builders!  HCLM is 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 bhoyer@thehcla.org or leave a message at 407.619.0528.  Build time runs from mid April to mid May.  All skill levels are welcome.


General Announcements     

Help Feed the Homeless

This month we will be collecting items to make a complete meal for the homeless. The Sharing Center has requested that we collect a pop-top 1 lb canned ham, pop-top cans of veggies, pop-top can baked beans, single serve fruit cup, packages of instant potatoes, packets of instant coffee and beef jerky. Thank you in advance for your donations.

Concordia Seminary – January 15th

Rev. Scott Holder, an Admissions and Recruitment officer at Concordia Seminary, will be at Ascension Lutheran Church on Monday, January 15, from 6:00-8:00PM.  If you are considering pastoral or deaconess ministry, he would welcome some time to talk with you.  He can be reached via phone at 314.502.1479, or via email at holders@csl.edu.

God is Great – So Let’s Celebrate Together!

On January 26, we will gather at Holy Cross Lake Mary to celebrate the blessings God has bestowed upon us as a school family and as a community. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a FREE concert performed by Jennie Williamson from AriSon Records at 6:30pm in the Worship Center.  Chick-fil-A Lake Mary will be joining us for dinner beginning at 5PM.  Scrumptious chicken sandwiches, nuggets and salads will be available for purchase. We would also like to serve our community and bless the women and children at SafeHouse Seminole with a warm blanket. Join us prior to the concert in the Children’s Center to make a fleece blanket.  We look forward to seeing you and celebrating together!

Donations Needed

We have purchased enough fleece to make twenty blankets, if you would like to help us provide more blankets to SafeHouse Seminole, a $15 donation will cover the cost to make one blanket. All donations for blankets can be dropped off at the Holy Cross Church, Lake Mary Preschool, Lower School or Upper School offices by Friday January 19.  If you write a check please make it payable to HCLA and write “blanket” on the memo line. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Turner at lturner@thehcla.org.

School Choice

HCLA begins enrollment for students in Preschool through High School on February 5, 2018. You have a choice – come explore HCLA.  Schedule a tour online at www.thehcla.org or call Sue Stark at 407-936-3636 #4.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Dennis McGavock,  Ivan Cintron   removed from cancer list


Prayers of Comfort

Jane Gustus (97years old West Chester Nursing Home Chesterfield, MO)


Prayers in Loving Memory

In loving memory of my wife, June,  “It’s been five long lonely years since you said I love you and immediately left for Heaven” –Ervin


Prayers of Healing

Ryan (age 13) was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal papillary adenocarcinoma in March. Cancer in his throat; It was surgically removed. There’s another growth in the same region. Pray for endurance, perseverance and for total health.

Kathy Carr (Hannah Hill’s (Nana) Grandmother) has a lump that may be cancer; please pray that it’s not and that the lump may be treated

Ivan Cintron he is in final stage of Parkinson’s disease

Annette Shaffer breast cancer, undergoing treatment

Bob Behl successful surgery for cancer on January 18th


General Prayers

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

Bob Behl

Robert Bowes

Jack Cadden

Lucy Clark

Diane Culpepper

Jamie Fabozzi

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Michael Horn

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Ona Mae

Cathy Maisonet

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Kathy Ratchford

Lori Rockey

Karen Schlue

Annette Shaffer

Nini Toro

Will Thompson

Charlie Willis

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer

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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)