Special Announcements


Special Voters’ Meeting – February 14th

We are having a special voters’ meeting to be held at Holy Cross Lake Mary in the Community Center on February 14th at 6:30pm. The Call Committee and Board of Directors are recommending Ethan Spira, a 4-yr Seminary student, for our next Church Plant.

Ash Wednesday Service – February 14th

We will be having Soup, made by LWML, and sandwiches, which you will bring with you, at 6:00pm followed by Special Voters’ meeting in the Community Center, then Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00pm in the Worship Center. Service includes the imposition of ashes and communion.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sunday morning Bible Study will not be meeting today but will resume next Sunday, January 11th at 9:30am on “The Challenge of Islam”.

Blood Drive February 4th

“One Blood” will have their bloodmobile on Sunday, February 4th parked in the front parking lot from 8:00am -1:00pm.

Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast – February 4th

Boy Scouts will be making their pancakes on February 4th after each morning services in the Community Center.


94.9 FM – 950 AM “THE WORD” will broadcast one of OUR Pastor’s recent messages all over Central Florida TODAY at 2 pm on the “Church of the Week” program! There will also be a brief interview with Pastor Matt. This is a great outreach opportunity, so be sure to listen and make sure you tell everyone you know.

Soup, Sandwiches and Lenten Bible Study

Join Pastor Paul on Wednesday evenings during the Lenten Season on “How We Got The Bible” starting 6:00pm in the Community Center for soup and sandwiches. LWML makes the soup and you bring sandwiches to share. They are looking for volunteers to sign up for soup. If you would like to participate, contact Valerie Schulz at ind_well@bellsouth.net. Bible Study follows for about an hour. Hope to see you there!

Early Communion Class for 4th-5th Graders

The class is for children, which in their parent’s estimation, are mature and ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. The class starts on February 21st at 6:30pm and runs each week on Wednesdays through March 28th.  After completion of the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, March 29th at 7:00pm. If you would like to have your child participate in the class, we ask that you do two things: Reserve your spot by registering online at hclm.org/communion and have at least one parent attend each of the six 1-hour sessions with your child. Contact Pastor Chris 407-929-7279.

Kids Easter Experience – March 25th

Join us Palm Sunday starting at 9:00am for an Easter Experience like no other! Kids age 4 – grade 5 are invited to join us for 2 hours of walking through the Easter Story with hands on activities that are sure to get them excited about their faith! Crafts, snacks, and an animal encounter await them at our 3rd Annual Easter Experience! For more info email Lisa Mangus at lmangus@thehcla.org.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – February 6th

Join the ladies on February 6th at Marriott Hotel in 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 13th

Join the ladies on February 13th at Amigo’s Restaurant Altamonte Springs at 11:30am for lunch. Call Sharon Gilbert (407-782-0017) to reserve spot.

Real Men of Jesus – February 8th

Join Pastor Chris and Worship Leader Chris Kutcher for a fun gathering. Contact Chris Kutcher at ckutcher@hclm.org for more information.

Prayer Teams Monthly Meeting – March 4th

The Prayer Teams will not be meeting next Sunday, February 11th but is on schedule for March 4th after the First Sunday Cookout.

ALOA News – February 11th

Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA) will be holding monthly gatherings each month on the second Sunday from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the upstairs classroom #2. Next gathering is scheduled on February 11th. Open to all 50+ aged individuals and couples. Contact: Warren Jennison

Dream Builders – March 9th

Dream Builders, Holy Cross’ Women Build team, is hosting a BUNCO night, Friday March 9th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center.  All ladies are welcome to come ‘roll the dice’ for a great cause – building a house in Apopka for Vicki, single mom of 2.  Your $20 ticket will let you play for great prizes and includes drinks, snacks and desserts. If you want to donate to our project or information on Women Build & the Dream Builder, https://secure.qgiv.com/event/team/809371/ or contact Betty Hoyer at bhoyer@thehcla.org.

Knit for Kids Update

On completion of our “Knit for Kids” project, the Nifty Knitters have donated 32 blankets, 1 sweater, 4 hats, and 2 scarves for needy children worldwide. Thanks to all the ladies who helped.


General Announcements    

Firehouse Subs Support Habitat

Firehouse Subs is hosting a partial proceeds fundraiser in support of our Women’s Build initiative for Habitat For Humanity. No need to pick up a hammer to help, just pick up a sub.Wednesday February 7th from 5 to 8 PM at the Firehouse Subs in Lake Mary.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more information or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” or at website http://bit.ly/XJrPZN.

Family Serve Road Clean Up – February 17th

Join us for a fun morning with your family while we make a noticeable impact on our community. We will be cleaning up trash along Longwood Lake Mary Rd. All ages are welcome. We meet at StarChild Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road at 8:00am and clean up our adopted road. If we get enough volunteers we can get this done pretty fast! Please bring a trash “grabber” (we have a few) and some gloves.

Family Serve Assisting With Parking – March 3rd

Holy Cross Lake Mary and Holy Cross Academy have teamed up with the Lake Mary Heathrow Arts Festival for a great Family Serve Opportunity. We will be assisting with parking on Saturday, March 3rd. It’s the perfect opportunity to serve for a few hours and then walk around to enjoy the arts with your family. This event is recommended for 7 and up. To sign-up for a time slot email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

Faith & Family Night – March 2nd

Join your Holy Cross family for Faith & Family Night with the Orlando Magic as they take on the Detroit Pistons on March 2, 2018 at the Amway Center! Purchase tickets at our group rate and come to an exclusive pre-game tailgate reception at 1010 West Church Street (home of TheCross Orlando starting at 5:30PM) game time 7:00PM. Tickets must be reserved at​ https://groupmatics.events/event/Holycross6 by February 28, 2018.

Help Feed the Homeless – The Sharing Center

This month we will be collecting items to make a complete meal for the homeless. We are collecting 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.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jack & Laurie Mackin as they celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on January 30th

Mark Shyrock thanks for God’s healing power and restoration for Mark. Thankful for all the prayers and support


Prayers of Healing

Winnie Luzzi prayers of healing & recovery from breathing issues

Carl Farmer (friend of the Litwins) healing and recovery from shoulder replacement surgery

Kristin after a choking incident, is in the ICU and unresponsive. Prayers for a full recovery and comfort for friends and family

Elizabeth Mooney (Alan Mooney’s Mother) had a stroke & lost most of her eye sight; prayers for healing and recovery


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Bob Behl

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Lucy Clark

Diane Culpepper

Jamie Fabozzi

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Cathy Maisonet

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

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)