Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace

Isaiah 12:1-6, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-32


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

Holy Week Services

April 14th/15th – Palm Sunday Services as usual
April 18th – Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00pm
April 19th – Good Friday Service at 7:00pm
April 21st – Easter Sunrise Service with Communion at 6:30am
                  Easter Services with Communion 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am
April 22nd – 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.

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.

First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – April 7th

We will have the first Sunday of the month cookout after the 11:00am service on April 7th in the Courtyard. Come fellowship!

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 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

Book Swap

The HCLA Lake Mary campus will be hosting a book swap for all ages April 23-26th outside the church and again on Sunday, April 28th. If you have any gently used books that you want to go to a good home, please bring to the church. This is a free event to promote reading for all ages.

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? 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.

Holy Cross 101 – April 4th

New member and information class is on Thursday, April 4th 6pm-9pm in the Community Center. Sign up with Pastor Matt at

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 the stair railings and window trim. 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 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 mission through the Pregnancy Center of Sanford. There will be a Memorial Benefit for this project on Saturday, April 6th at 10:00am at Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center.

Easter Food Bags – “Five C’s”

Hop on over to your favorite store! Easter candy is the best holiday candy. Candy is our fifth and final “C”. The Food Pantry asks for individually wrapped candy to put in the Food Bags and Easter Baskets. Distribution of the Food bags will be April 9th so please have your donations to the church before that date. Thank you to everyone who participated in gathering items for Easter.

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.

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. To register to volunteer please go to or if you have questions, email Lara Jackson 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.  Tickets are on sale now at 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 Doll House you see represents a home and the different amounts of money needed. Please take a clothespin and make a donation matching the amount on the pin by writing a check to Habitat for Humanity.  If you prefer to donate online in any amount please visit .


L Team News

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).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – April 9th

Join the ladies on April 9th at Cheddar’s located at 1650 Rinehart Road Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mary Charles (407-688-7575).

Book Club – April 22nd

Join the Book Club on Monday, April 22nd at 7:00pm for discussion of “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens led by Janice Plescia.

BUNCO – April 23rd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Fred & Gail Atherton as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 3rd


Prayers of Comfort

Gage Howe (21-yr-old died in an accident)


Prayers of Healing

Nadine Baer (John Fox’s Cousin) healing & recovery from leg amputation

Russ Denton continued healing from surgery

Maxine Rzepka for improved health

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


General Prayer

Joe & Louise Lore (97 years old) God watches over and blesses them during this stage of their lives


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

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 (