Current Sermon Series: Seasons: New Beginnings

Amos 9:11-15, Romans 12:6-16, John 2:1-11


Current Sermon Series – Seasons: New Beginnings

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.

Prayer Teams Gathering

Save the date Sunday, February 9, 2020.


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

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

Sing With A Choir on Good Friday!

Rehearsals begin Sunday, March 1st after church to prepare special music for the Good Friday service on Friday, April 10th.  Please contact Valerie Fosburgh at 407-433-1991 or with your interest or questions.

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

Dream Builders Meeting – January 20th

Join a team of women working together to raise funds and build a home with Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County! Our first meeting will be at Liam Fitzpatricks Pub on January 20th at 6:00pm in the back room. Come, order dinner or drinks, make new friends and learn about the fun events we will work together on this Winter and Spring. RSVP or send questions to Sara Russell at

HCLA Enrolling for 2020-2021

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is now enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year. You are invited to their open houses next week.

Lower School Campus – 5450 Holy Cross Ct., Sanford

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Tuesday, January 21st 9:30 – 11:30 tours every half hour.

2nd through 5th grade – Thursday, January 23rd 9:30 – 11:30 tours every half hour.

Upper School Campus – 100 Aero Lane, Sanford

6th – 12th grades – Wednesday January 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

This is a great time to come tour the campus, see curriculum and meet teachers in preparation for a decision that can change your child’s future!


L Team News

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.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – January 30th

Join this group on Thursday, January 30th 5:30pm at Filomena’s  located at 3590 N Hwy 17-92, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Call with your reservation by January 29th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Divine Dollies – February 4th

The “Divine Dollies” will gather for lunch on Tuesday, February 4th, at the I-Hop, located at 111 S. Oregon Ave., Sanford (S/S SR 46, E of I-4). If you’d like to come for FUN, FOOD and FELLOWSHIP, contact Grace Chewning (407-322-8634), or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Mike Lillo as he celebrates his 30th birthday on January 19th


Prayers of Healing

Kyle Corbett (friend of Debbie Shaffer) brain tumor

Debbie Shaffer cancer – guidance for care & treatment

Shirley Firestone (friend of Russ & Lila Rodrian) cancer

Jim Foster (friend of Terry Krauss) diagnosed with blood cancer; prayers for treatment and health

Virginia Fauble (age 94) fell and broke her hip (2nd time), prayers for her daughters Marcia & Kay to help their mother

Wanda Cotten (friend of the Litwin’s) diagnosed with cancer of lungs, brain and bones – now on hospice; prayers for relief from pain & peace

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


General Prayer

Justin & Shana Rae Horstmeyer praying for their unborn baby

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

Kyle Corbett

Wanda Cotten

Deb Fadool

Shelley Feazell

Tosha Feldmann

Shirley Firestone

Carla Ford

Jim Foster

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

Irmgard Pommerening

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Debbie Shaffer

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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