Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace

Ezekiel 33:7-20, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9


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

Easter Lilies

If you would like to have a lily placed on the altar 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.

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.

Crawfish Boil – March 30th

Our High School 16th Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil fundraiser is this week! The Boil is Saturday, March 30th at Holy Cross Community Center at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available online at On 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!

Easter Experience Volunteers Needed – April 14th

We are hosting the Easter Experience for children on Sunday, April 14th, volunteers are needed. Sign up with Lara Jackson at

VBS Volunteers Needed

We are thinking VBS already! Adult volunteers are needed to help with stations and leading the little kids around during the day. Register at Any questions, email Lara Jackson

Holy Cross 201 – April 3rd

Are you coming to the Lutheran faith from another denomination? Even if you’ve been a member for a while, do you ever wonder why we have (or DON’T have) certain practices and traditions here at Holy Cross that aren’t common in other churches? Or maybe you’re already a long-standing Lutheran but you want to know what sets us apart from the different denominations of the Christian faith? If any of these apply to you, come join us every Wednesday starting April 3rd at 8:00pm in the Worship Center at Holy Cross 201! Everyone is invited to come discuss the basics of our faith, the traditions we have and what they mean, and how to discuss our beliefs with friends and family of other denominations.

Hopper Academy – April 6th

On April 6th beginning at 8:30am, we will gather one more time at Hopper Academy to try and finish the last few things that are keeping the project from being finished. We will be painting (as neatly as possible) the stair railings and window trim and wall touch up. If you are willing to give 4 more hours to this project, please let Pastor Hoyer know that you are available on Saturday the 6th, or he can set you up for another day if that one does not work for you at

Memorial Benefit for Gail’s Legacy Project– April 6th

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.

LWML Greater Orlando Spring Rally – April 6th

The LWML Spring Rally invites you 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.

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 Individual tickets are $25.  Two tickets are $40.  We are so looking forward to seeing you there!

Retirement Lunch & Learn – April 7th

Holy Cross is hosting a Retirement Lunch & Learn with Thrivent financial on Sunday, April 7th at 12:30 in the Community Center at Holy Cross. Lunch will be provided. Get an idea about what it takes to ensure you will have enough for retirement. ALL AGES Welcome.

Easter Food Bags – “Five C’s”

From dark chocolate to fluffy vanilla, do you know what goes on cakes and sugar cookies? Frosting! Week four we’re collecting canned frosting, all flavors, all colors, with or without sprinkles. One can of frosting will generously frost a 2-layer cake or 24 cookies.

Seminole Leagues Soccer

Helping young athletes to grow in skills, character, and faith is the goal of Seminole Leagues, an Upward Sports Program. Practice and game at HCLA Upper Campus;

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 .


L Team News

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).

Divine Dollies – April 2nd

Join the ladies on April 2nd at Olive Garden located at 10 Town Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Priscilla Rogers (386-740-7851).


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Daniel Hench as he celebrates his 45th birthday on March 24th

Karen Sweet celebrating a special anniversary on March 17th


Prayers of Comfort

Keith Fisher

Dawn Pursel


Prayers of Healing

Russ Denton for healing from surgery and favorable test results

Wayne Dose (Lynet Osborne’s Brother) diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer

Maxine Rzepka for improved health

Esperanza Cardenas she is pregnant; the baby may present spinal defect; Praying for good results of tests

Denise Melendez  cancer; prayers for good outcome and full recovery


General Prayer

Carol Hendricks safe trip as she travels to and from her destination

Ryan and Holly Vigneau  safe travels for work

Lana Robinson had a baby early; Mom and baby doing well

Unborn Babies protection from diseases and defects and even from abortion; that our Nation may be blessed with healthy children


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

Wayne Dose

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

Denise Melendez

Larry Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

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 (