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


Easter Lilies

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 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

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.

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

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.

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


General Prayer

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

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

Pedro Santos

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Debbie Shaffer

Gina Shaffer

Jonathan Smith

Tina Smith

Franca Sparacio

Martin Summ

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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