New Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace

Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Hebrews 3:1-6, Luke 9:28-36


New Sermon Series

Join us for our new sermon series as we follow the Rhythms of God’s Grace from the end of Epiphany, through Lent and Holy Week and on to Easter!  See how God leads us in these Rhythms in remarkable ways.


Announcements & Updates

Ash Wednesday Service – March 6th

We will be having Soup, made by LWML, and sandwiches, which you will bring with you, at 6:00pm in the Community Center followed by Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00pm in the Worship Center.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time begins next Sunday, March 10th. Turn your clock ahead by one hour.

Early Communion Class – March 13th

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 13th from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the upstairs Children Center, then will run each week on Wednesdays through April 17th.  After the 6-week class, the students are invited to partake in their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service, April 18th at 7:00pm. Register online at

Lenten Soup and Sandwiches

Come enjoy Wednesday evenings during the Lenten Season (March 13th thru April 10th) starting 6:00pm in the Community Center for soup and sandwiches. LWML makes the soup and you bring sandwiches to share.

 Lenten Bible Study

“8-Day Revolution” title of the video bible study that we will do starting the Wednesday after Ash Wednesday. Over the next few weeks we are going to examine a few of Jesus’ final days. A handful of scriptural snapshots reveal to us Jesus’ revolutionary actions and teachings as He willingly embraces His trajectory to the cross. If you’re looking for an example of what to do and say to get yourself crucified — Jesus is your man. The four Gospels teach us that Jesus officially begins His preparation for burial on the Friday He enters Bethany and claims His work finished the following Friday in Jerusalem while dying on the cross. And although the Gospel evangelists don’t say one word about what Jesus is doing on Saturday or Wednesday, these eight days are worthy of our utmost attention and reflection, for in this brief period of time (from Friday to Friday), Jesus revolutionized the world in eternally significant ways.

Community Serve – Roof Repair

The city of Lake Mary has come to us to let us know that there is a family that needs a new roof in the city of Lake Mary…they have been fined and will be kicked out of their house if Holy Cross doesn’t help. We will working several Saturdays starting March 9th from 8am-3pm to replace this families roof and need volunteers to help with the project. For more information, including the worksite address, please reach out to Pastor Chris at To donate visit

Memorial Benefit for Gail’s Legacy Project 

Gail Cleavenger always had a passion to help others that were in need.  In particular, Gail had a calling to mission through the Pregnancy Center of Sanford, to help women with limited options and resources to get the support they need.  We have an opportunity to continue her legacy beyond her death through the Gail Legacy Project, that will directly benefit the Pregnancy Center in Sanford.  There will be a Memorial Benefit for this project on Saturday, April 6th at 10:00 am at the Holy Cross Lake Mary sanctuary at 780 N. Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL.  Please click on the invitation link below and RSVP for the event by Friday, March 22nd.

St. Luke’s Concert Series – March 16th

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing on Sunday, March 16th at 7:00pm St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Concert is free.

Easter Food Bags – “Five C’s”

The Sharing Center Food Pantry has asked us to help them gather food items for their Easter Food Bags. For the five Sundays in March we will be collecting a different “C” food item starting March 3rd with boxed cornbread mix. Who doesn’t love cornbread? It combines fresh corn, honey, and rich butter in mouthwatering bread. Please drop off donations in the narthex.

Prayer Teams Gathering – March 10th

Prayer Teams Gathering is on March 10th 12:15pm in the Children Center. Team Leaders and members or anyone interested in being on a team are encouraged to join us. RSVP for food count to Debbie Ruehle (321-460-3017).

Family Serve Grace and Grits – March 20th

Join us as we serve meals to those in Sanford that are in need. Families of all ages are available to come help. We will be cooking from 2:00pm –4pm at Holy Cross and serving 5:45pm at First United Methodist Church at 419 S Park Ave, Sanford. Any questions please email

Fidelity Giving

Holy Cross is a member of the Fidelity Giving Marketplace which makes it easier for donors to find, evaluate, and support organizations like ours. See if your employer supports this workplace giving initiative which helps donors manage their charitable giving in a convenient way.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – March 5th

Join the ladies on March 5th at Filomena’s Pizzeria (3590 US 17-92 Hwy Lake Mary, 32746) for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – March 12th

Join the ladies on March 12th at Breezeway Restaurant located at 112 E 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388).

Book Club – March 25th

Join the Book Club on Monday, March 25th at 7:00pm for discussion of “Code Girls” by Liza Mundy led by Lorraine Negley.

BUNCO – March 26th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, March 26th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Comfort

Mike Clark (Liza Denton’s Brother-in-law) passed away February 24th

James Carey (Ellen Maggard’s Father) passed away February 26th


Prayers of Healing

Craig Hench hospitalized for possible heart problems; pray for favorable outcome and treatments

Todd Haynes (Joanne Hench friend’s son-in-law) recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, pray that extensive chemo treatments will have favorable results

Russ Denton relief from back pain

Mickey Buschman hopefully preparing for knee surgery on April 11th – heart cath. on Friday – pray for acceptable results

Claire Louise Shorter (Warren Jennison’s Sister) curing for heart, lung, and esophagus problems in South Georgia Medical Center

Noah Deason and Dalton Tyrcma severe traffic accident both boys hurt badly; Dalton in a coma and Noah has collapsing lung & broken bones

Karin Hunt Duggins stage 4 breast cancer, treatments are not working – cancer is growing

Linette Singleton in ICU, full recovery from heart attack

Sally Shields (Deb Sisco’s Mom) in the hospital with pneumonia and congestive heart failure


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

Mike Bair

Barbara Bechtold

Steve Benson

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Karin Duggins

Karen Dunn

Joey DiFazio

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Saundria Henderson

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Larry Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Dawn Pursel

Karen Schlue

Jean Skelly

Gary Starkweather

Cash Register

Nancy Taggart

Maria Valez


“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

Pastor Matt Wallis (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (