Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace

Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13


Current Sermon Series

Join us for our current 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

Prayer Teams Gathering – March 10th

Prayer Teams Gathering is on March 10th 12:15pm in the upstairs Children Center. Team Leaders and members or anyone interested in being on a team are encouraged to join us.

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 – March 13th

“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”

Our second “C” is sugar Cookies. Share the joy of home baked cookies! Mixes for sugar cookies can be found in almost every store. Let’s add them to the Easter Food Bags for the Sharing Center.

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

LWML Greater Orlando Spring Rally – April 6th

The women of Prince of Peace welcome all ladies from the churches in the Greater Orlando Zone and all guests to the LWML Spring Rally for a day of fellowship, Bible study, and song on April 6th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (1515 South Semoran Blvd. Orlando, FL 32807). Registration is $8.00 which includes mission service project to work on, Bible Study, Worship service, and lunch. Registration will be from 8:00-8:45am. Bring any of the following gifts for the Samaritan Resource Center: AA or AAA batteries, canned meat, tuna, washcloths, bars of soap or deodorant. Please send your reservation of how many will be attending by March 29th to or call 407-286-7288.


L Team News

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. 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

Aubrey Anderson as we celebrate her Baptism at the 11:00 service

Hannah Hench as she celebrated her 6th birthday on March 4th

Carsyn Pendley as she celebrates her 6th birthday on March 14th

Matt and Lana Wallis as they will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on March 12th


Prayers of Healing

Joan Schrysen pray for proper diagnosis and treatment for a serious mitral valve problem

Mary Anne Casas who fell and damaged her elbow

Patricia Dykes had a heart attack and is in ICU; pray for favorable outcome and full recovery

Pamela Ferrar recently diagnosed with cancer; prayers for a complete recovery and return to good health

Russ Denton relief from back pain

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


General Prayer

The Casas Family safe travels to and from Pennsylvania for a family member’s funeral


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

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

Todd Haynes

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 (