Current Sermon Series: Prepare The Way

2 Samuel 7:4-16; Romans 4:13-18; Matthew 21:1-9


Announcements & Updates

Holy Week Services

March25th/26th – Palm Sunday Services as usual

March 29th – Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00pm

March 30th – Good Friday Service at 7:00pm

April 1st – Easter Sunrise Service with Communion at 6:30am

Easter Services with Communion 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am

Kids Church, MS/HS will not be meeting

April 2nd – No Monday night Service


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.

Picture Day!  – March 25th

Holy Cross Lake Mary has a new online pictorial directory. Our second “Picture Day” is March 25th before and after all services in the church office. Everyone will take an individual photo, your login for the new directory and a free gift while supplies last. More photo dates to follow.

VBS Registration Opens TODAY!

VBS Camper registration is now open at or visit one of our VBS registration stations today outside the Community Center. VBS week 1 will be June 4th-8th and week 2 will be June 11th-15th, both weeks are 9am-12pm daily.  Campers must be going into VPK through 5th grade next year to register. Those going into 6th grade or higher should register as a volunteer (volunteer registration is also at Registration includes a music CD for each family. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Jackson at

3rd Annual Easter Experience – March 25th

Join us Palm Sunday starting at 9:00am for an Easter Experience like no other! Kids age 4 – grade 5 are invited to join us for 2 hours of walking through the Easter Story with hands on activities.

“The Story” Bible Study – March 27th

Pastor Matt’s “The Story” Bible Study on Tuesday, March 27th will not be meeting due to Holy Week. It will resume on Tuesday, April 3rd in the Community Center at 6:30pm.

Prayer Vigil – March 30th

Bring your cares, your dreams, your thanks, your praise. Come and pray this Good Friday, March 30th from 7:00am-7:00pm. Come at your convenience Holy Cross Worship Center – Make an Impact.

7th Annual CancerBank Tournament – April 21st is a Holy Cross Ministry that has been helping Seminole County families impacted by cancer since 2010. The annual poker tournament and silent auction, our biggest fundraiser, is right around the corner on April 21st at the HCLA Upper Campus. Register to play by visiting To volunteer or donate contact Lara Jackson

Red Letter Challenge – April 22nd

Starting on April 22, Holy Cross will be embarking on the 40 day long Red Letter Challenge! The RLC is unique because it takes Christ’s literal words and gives you practical daily challenges based on those words. The RLC will give you targets to shoot for to help you measure how you are practically following after Him. RLC believes that Jesus followers want to be the best Jesus followers that we can be not out of obligation, but out of gratitude for what Jesus has done for us! We will kick things off with a message from the author, a former Holy Cross pastor and church planter, Pastor Zach Zehnder. Check out for more information. Books will be available soon!

Your Child, Your Choice, Their Future!

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is accepting new students for the 2018-2019 school year.  Changing the future one child at a time from preschool through high school.  Visit or call 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour.

“The Last Supper” Performances

There are four remaining scheduled performances by the “Last Supper Players” at four different locations and times. The schedule is as follows: March 25th-Holy Cross Episcopal Sanford 2pm; March 29-Serenity Towers Senior Home Sanford 7pm; March 30th-G3 Church Sanford 7pm; March 31st-St. James AME Church Sanford 4pm. Donations accepted at the door. Contact Warren Jennison ( for additional information.


L Team News

Book Club – March 26th

Join the Book Club on Monday, March 26th at 7:00pm for discussion of “A Girl from Yamhill” by Beverly Cleary led by Chris Jennison.

BUNCO – March 27th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, March 27th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center.

LWML Bible Study – March 28th

Please join us for Bible Study in the Community Center at 6:30 pm. After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at with any questions.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner

This group will not be meeting on Thursday, March 29th due to Holy Week. Look for details on the next gathering in April.

Divine Dollies – April 3rd

Join the ladies on April 3rd at Filomena’s for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388).

Real Women of Jesus – April 6th

Our mission is to serve and model the love of Jesus (and have fun while doing it). Our first meeting, by divine intervention, will be partnering with Relay for Life for Robert and Carmine Bowes with a relay walk at the Sanford Zoo on Friday, April 6th. Any questions please email Jen Johnson at Join the team (relay for life) at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Kurt Sisco as he celebrates his 21st birthday (Altar flowers given by Greg and Deb Sisco in honor of Kurt’s birthday)

Daniel Hench as he celebrated his 44th birthday on March 24th

Holly & Ryan Vigneux as they celebrate their marriage


Prayers of Comfort

Irma Lundberg (Dave Lundberg’s Mom)


Prayers of Healing

Gary Lundberg for healing and quick recovery

Joey DiFazio proper diagnosis, treatment and a return to good health

Andrea Clark diagnosed with cancer, healing and a return to good health

Charlie Willis successful results and healing as he undergoes extensive and reconstruction surgery

Herbert “Whitney” Eckstein healing from cancer

George Gould recovery from fall, broken pelvis

Nana  she fell and broke her hip, needs surgery, prayerfully she will heal quickly


General Prayers

Somarie Quintero  to find job and guidance as she relocates here from Puerto Rico


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

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Patrick Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Lucy Clark

Karen Dunn

Herbert Eckstein

Jamie Fabozzi

Al Follett

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Jan Kerns

Mandi King

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Cathy Maisonet

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Sue Puglisi

Kathy Ratchford

Lori Rockey

Karen Schlue

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer


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 (