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
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 hclm.org/crawfish. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 HCLM.org/VBS. Any questions, email Lara Jackson email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 www.dreambuilderswinetasting.eventbrite.com. 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; https://registration.upward.org/UPW68397.
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 https://secure.qgiv.com/event/team/828025/ .
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
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
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
“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)