Current Sermon Series: Seasons: New Beginnings

2 Kings 5:1-15a, Romans 12:16-21, Matthew 8:1-13


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!


Chili Cook-Off – January 26th

It’s going to get a little spicy!  Chili Cook-off scheduled at 2:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, January 26th in the Community Center. Register your chili or to volunteer at Come and enjoy some fun and fellowship.

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/Comedy Show – 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 at 5pm, we will be hosting a Steak Fry Fundraiser with SAK comedy club performing 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 to practice. Sign up with Pastor Matt 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

The Sharing Center Food Pantry

The Super Bowl is coming up next week …no matter who you’re cheering for you can help fill the “Soup Bowls” of families throughout Central Florida by donating canned soups and stews to our food drive for The Sharing Center Food Pantry.  They have a great need for food at this time and our donations are helping to feed families and individuals here in our community.  God Bless you all, our Holy Cross Family is SOUPER!

Adult Volunteers Needed!

Holy Cross’ nonprofit is looking for adult volunteers to help with serving and registration on February 8th at their Steak Fry Fundraiser. Contact Lara Jackson at

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. For more information, questions, or to sign up email Lara Jackson at


L Team News

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).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – February 11th

Join the ladies on February 11th at Olive Garden located at 10 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mickey Buschman (407-878-2842).

Coffee with Friends – February 13th

Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee with your friends from church.  We’ll be there on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00pm for an hour of fellowship and relaxation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Community Partners for their outreach to our community

Redeeming Life Maternity Home sends their THANK YOU to everyone for the Christmas Angel Tree gift cards


Prayers of Healing

April Siracus hospitalized, in coma

Jean Carlson in hospital with congestion issues

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

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) healing & 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

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

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

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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