Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Death To Life

Genesis 32:22-32, Romans 5:1-5, Matthew 15:21-28


Current Sermon Series – Seasons: Death To Life

As we move into a new season of the church year we shift our focus from new beginnings to preparation for Easter.  Here we will deal with issues of sin and death in the world that transition into life and victory through the resurrection of Christ.  Come join us for this important season.



Hey, did you know we offer a nursery during the 9:30am service?  We welcome children in church, but also know that some parents like time away from their children to be able to focus on worship. Nursery is located in the preschool area and is overseen by Carolyn Zacharias.  Stop in and say hello! 

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!

Portals of Prayer

Portals of Prayer (April-June 2020) for personal and family devotions are available in the Narthex.


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

“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 started on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30pm. Over the next four 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.

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 or any questions, email Lara Jackson 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.

Sharing Center Easter Baskets

We are collecting items for the 200 Easter baskets the Food Pantry plans on assembling. Please bring in cake mixes, cookie mixes, Jello, canned fruit, boxed macaroni and cheese, green beans, Jiffy cornbread mixes, and instant mashed potatoes.

Now Enrolling!

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy would like to thank our congregation for their continued support in our growth and continued Christian Education in our community.  If you or anyone you know is in need of Preschool through High School education we are now enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please call the school office at 407-936-3636 or visit our website at

Save the Date for Frozen Jr. – May 1st

HCLA’s Middle and High School students will be presenting Frozen Jr. Friday, May 1st at our Upper Campus at 100 Aero Lane, Sanford.  Tickets will be for sale soon.  Follow us at to keep updated.


L Team News

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.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Hannah Hench (Joanne & Craig Hench’s Grand-daughter) Blessings as she celebrated her 7th birthday

Matt and Lana Wallis as they celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary on March 12th

Thank you so much for all the beautiful cards, thoughts, and prayers that were sent during my recent illness. They were very much appreciated.” – Jean Carlson


Prayers of Healing

Chris Litwin in hospital ICU, prayers for proper diagnosis and recovery

Tony (Jill Kalia’s Brother-in-law) recovery from stroke and blood clot in brain

Michelle LeBlanc (Sue Stark’s Sister) continued strength, peace and comfort in her fight with cancer

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


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

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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