Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Death & Life

Genesis 3:1-21, Hebrews 4:14-16, Matthew 4:1-11


Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Death & Life

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!


Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time begins next Sunday, March 8th. Turn your clock ahead by one hour.


LWML Spring Rally

Save the date- Saturday, April 18th – Come worship the Lord and refresh your soul at the LWML Spring Rally to be held at Holy Cross Lake Mary. See you there!


Announcements & Updates

Soup, Sandwiches and Lenten Bible Study

Come enjoy Wednesday evenings during the Lenten Season (March 4th thru April 1st) starting 6:00pm in the Community Center for soup and sandwiches. LWML makes the soup and you bring sandwiches to share. Lenten Bible Study follows the meal.

Lenten Bible Study – March 4th

“Linchpin” by Thomas Zelt is a bible study to explore the importance and the reality of the resurrection of Jesus, to be used with the linchpin. This bible study starts on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30pm. Over the next five weeks, we are going to examine the very root of how God chose to reveal himself to us. The method of God’s revelation in Christianity is unique among world religions. He revealed himself by engaging in human events. In those events, he shows us what he is like, how he treats us, what he has done for us and what he promises to do.

Early Communion Class – March 4th

The class is for 4th-5th grade children, which in their parent’s estimation, are mature and ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. The class starts on Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30pm-8:00pm, then will run each week on Wednesdays through April 8th.  After the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, April 9th at 7:00pm. Register online at

Crawfish Boil – March 28th

Our High School 17th Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil fundraiser is right around the corner–make sure you’ve got your tickets! The Boil is Saturday, March 28th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available online 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

VBS Youth Volunteer online registration will open up on March 1st at

2020 Hymn Festival – March 14th

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is sponsoring the 2020 Hymn Festival “The Lamb” with Worship Leader David Ludwig (Composer and Organist) on Saturday, March 14th at 4:00pm (2525 S. Oak Ave. Sanford). Enjoy a wonderful afternoon with friends singing old, new and original hymns. Chili, wine and cheese after singing!

St. Luke’s Concert Series – March 29th

The Lutheran Cantata Choir and Chamber Ensemble will be performing on Sunday, March 29th at 3:00pm St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Concert is free. Reception following performance.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – March 3rd

Join the ladies on March 3rd at Filomen’s located at 3590 N US Hwy. 17-92 Lake Mary FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388) or Carolyn Litwin (407-923-8440).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – March 10th

Join the ladies on March 10th at Cracker Barrel located at 200 Hickman Drive Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Ella Bieber (407-383-6471).

Coffee with Friends

The group will not be meeting in the month of March. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at

Family Game Night – March 20th

Ready for a fun night out with other families?  Join us for Family Game Night at Holy Cross in the Community Center on Friday, March 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Sara Russell to 773-710-6871.

Book Club – March 23rd

Join the Book Club on Monday, March 23rd at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Wedding Gift” by Marlen Suyapa Boddem led by Deb Martel.

BUNCO – March 24th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, March 24th 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 – March 26th

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30pm as we continue our Bible study upstairs in classroom 1.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Bradley and Isla Wagner as we celebrate their Baptism at the 11:00 service

Alexis McGavock & James Ronaldson as they celebrate their wedding

Thank you for all the prayers, notes, calls, and cards for Les and his healing process. He is doing great because of it.” – Les & Geri Frick


Prayers of Comfort

To the Family of Shelley Feazell

To the Family of Dotty Murray (Kathy Fidanza’s Aunt)

To the Family of Tony Stevens (Kathy Fidanza’s Brother-in-law)


Prayers of Healing

Gertraude Lopeman continued healing from hip replacement surgery

Karen Lorenz pain relief for nerve pain, having success with her 2nd nerve block to relief pain

Rosita Lopez recovery from health issues and return to good health

Ralph Morgan (friend of Jim Lillo) for recovery from health issues


General Prayer

Oasis homeless resource drop-in center at the Sharing Center, has served 61% more homeless people in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. Special prayers for our homeless neighbors and for more volunteers


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

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

Rick Lembrick

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Luis Marin

Judy McBride

Leslie Pilz

Irmgard Pommerening

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Debbie Shaffer

Jonathan Smith

Tina Smith

Franca Sparacio

Hector Vazquez

Michele Vitale

Linda Weiler

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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