Current Sermon Series: Seasons: Death To Life
Jeremiah 26:1-15, Ephesians 5:1-9, Luke 11:14-28
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.
Holy Week Services
April 5th/6th – Palm Sunday Services as usual
April 9th – Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00pm
April 10th – Good Friday Service at 7:00pm
April 12th – Easter Sunrise Service with Communion at 6:30am
Easter Services with Communion 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am
April 13th – No Monday Evening 6:30pm Service
If you would like to purchase a lily or lilies in the memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one or event, please fill out information on provided envelopes in the Narthex. Each lily is $7.00.
Portals of Prayer
Portals of Prayer (April-June 2020) for personal and family devotions are available in the Narthex.
LWML Spring Rally – April 18th
Come worship the Lord and refresh your soul at the LWML Spring Rally to be held at Holy Cross Lake Mary on Saturday, April 18, 2020, Theme: Philemon 1:7, REGISTRATION – 8:00am-9:00am, Registration fee: $5, Continental Breakfast: Community Center (Fellowship Hall), WORSHIP SERVICE with COMMUNION with Pastors Tim Brown and Chris Johnson. GREATER ORLANDO ZONE BUSINESS MEETING Zone President Kathy McCartin, GIFTS FROM THE HEART Cash donations for: Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries Maternity Center Speaker: Sheryl DeWitt, BUFFET LUNCH: Community Center, SERVANT EVENT: How to paint rocks with Instructor: JoAnn Rombough. RESERVATIONS: Email or call with numbers planning to attend from your society to Chris Jennison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-377-8523. “Donation only” plant sale. Proceeds to benefit LWML and Redeeming Life.
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 three weeks, we are continuing 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 Saturday, March 28th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available online at hclm.org/crawfish.
Supporting Seniors Intervention Group
We believe in helping our homeless and seniors. They need NEW, WHITE Crew Socks–Women, Men, and Children sizes. Please help our community by donating socks. Please put them in the RED bag in the Narthex and will be picked up by Tuesday, March 24th. Thank you in advance!
Sharing Center – 200 Easter Baskets
We have a short time period to collect food items for the Sharing Center as they are distributing them April 2nd. Please have donations to the church by Friday, March 27th. Please bring in cake mixes, cookie mixes, Jello, canned fruit, boxed macaroni and cheese, green beans, Jiffy cornbread mixes, and instant mashed potatoes.
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 www.thehcla.org.
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 facebook.com/thehcla to keep updated.
L Team News
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 email@example.com/text 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.
Divine Dollies – April 7th
Join the ladies on April 7th at Red Robin located at 1630 Rinehart Rd. Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Sharon Gilbert (407-782-0017).
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Carsyn Pendley (Joanne & Craig Hench’s Grand-daughter) Blessings as she celebrated her 7th birthday on March 14th
Russ & Liza Denton as they celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on March 17th
Prayers of Healing
Chris Johnson healing from dizziness and high blood pressure
Martin Summ (Tyler Shadick’s Grandfather) healing from cancer
Kim Seaver’s Father-in-law full recovery from multiple strokes
Paul Middeke (Jason Middeke’s Father) for favorable test results
Gene & Rita Freebern healing from medical issues and full restoration
Chris Litwin continued healing and recovery
Ralph Morgan 26 days in ICU from complications after surgery; prayers for kidney and lungs to heal and a complete recovery to good health
Gertraude Lopeman continued healing from hip replacement surgery
Joanne Hench safe travels as drives home from North Carolina
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
“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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)