Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace

Jeremiah 26:8-15, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 13:31-35


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 17th

Prayer Teams Gathering is rescheduled for TODAY at 12:15pm in the Community Center. Team Leaders and members or anyone interested in being on a team are encouraged to join us.

Soup, Sandwiches and Lenten Bible Study

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. Bible Study on “8-Day Revolution” follows for about an hour.

Easter Experience Volunteers Needed

Easter is fast approaching.  We are hosting the Easter Experience for children on Sunday, April 14th, volunteers are needed from 8:30am to 10:50am.  In order to make this event a success we need lots of willing volunteers to partner with us.  To sign up email Lara Jackson at  Thank you in advance for your help.

Crawfish Boil – March 30th

Our High School 16th Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil fundraiser is right around the corner–make sure you’ve got your tickets! The Boil is Saturday, March 30th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available online at We are also changing from silent auction to raffle this year, and the Sunday prior to the Boil, March 24th, our students will be out with a sampling of our raffle items in the courtyard. We will have raffle tickets available for purchase for those who either can’t make it to the Boil but still want to support high school missions, and for those who just want to get a head start! See you there!

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. There will be a Memorial Benefit for this project on Saturday, April 6th at 10:00am at Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center. RSVP by Friday, March 22nd at

Wine Tasting Fundraiser – April 6th

The Dream Builder team will be hosting a fundraiser on April 6th from 6:00-8:00PM at Cork & Olive restaurant on Sun Drive to benefit the Women Build project with Habitat for Humanity.  Please join us for two hours of wine, light appetizers and great conversation.  There will also be a silent auction for those in attendance.  Tickets are on sale now at or from any team member.  Individual tickets are $25.  Two tickets are $40.  We are so looking forward to seeing you there!

Doll House Fundraiser

Many women from our congregation have joined with others in the area to form the Dream Builders; one group working with the Women Build project of Habitat for Humanity Seminole County.  The team will work with other local women to build two houses 80% by women for two single mothers – one in Casselberry and one in Apopka.  The Doll House you see outside the church represents a home and the different amounts of money needed for things inside the home from refrigerators to light-bulbs.  Please take a clothespin and make a donation matching the amount on the pin by writing a check to Habitat for Humanity or giving cash to one of our volunteers.   If you prefer to donate online in any amount please visit .

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

Seminole Leagues Soccer

Helping young athletes to grow in skills, character, and faith is the goal of Seminole Leagues, an Upward Sports Program. The faith-based developmental sports league currently offering Soccer in March Sign up is now available! One practice a week and game each week at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Upper Campus located at 100 Aero Lane in Sanford.  To register at

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 and will be from 8:00-8:45am. Please send your reservation of how many will be attending by March 29th to or call 407-286-7288.

Easter Food Bags – “Five C’s”

Bake a delicious dessert with a cake mix that makes a moist, mouth-watering cake for any occasion. Cake mixes are the third “C” for the month of March. Our Easter Food Bags are filling up fast! There are 300 Families to receive Easter Food Bag.


L Team News

JOY – March 21st

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on March 21st at 6:30pm. Bring a brown bag supper, then enjoy popcorn, sodas, and movie at Holy Cross Community Center. If you are interested in Food, Fun, Fellowship,  just having fun, bring a friend and come join us.

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.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – March 28th

Join this group on Thursday, March 28th 5:30pm at Miller’s Ale House located at 50 Town Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by March 27th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Sharon Shyrock as she celebrates her birthday and God’s many blessings


Prayers of Comfort

Claire Louise Shorter (Warren Jennison’s Sister)

Thomas Berl (Debbie Ruehle’s Uncle)


Prayers of Healing

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

Joanne Lovell (Gayle Curtis’ Niece) she is in ICU in Michigan with double pneumonia and sepsis


General Prayer

Joanne Hench safe travels to and from North Carolina (March 14-21)


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.


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 (