Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace

Acts 9:1-22, Revelation 5:1-14, John 21:1-19


Current Sermon Series

Join us for our current sermon series as we follow the Rhythms of God’s Grace!  See how God leads us in these Rhythms in remarkable ways.


Announcements & Updates

Prayer Teams Gathering – May 5th

The Prayer Teams Gathering will be on Sunday, May 5th at 12:15pm in the Community Center. Team Leaders and members or anyone interested in being on a team are encouraged to join us to break bread together.

Monday Night Service – May 6th

Monday Night Service at 6:30pm will not be held on Monday, May 6th.

Wednesday Bible Study with Pastor Matt

Pastor Matt’s Wednesday Bible Study at 12:00pm will not be meeting on Wednesday, May 8th.

Second Sunday of the Month Cook-out – May 12th

We will have the second Sunday of the month cookout after the 11:00am service on May 12th in the Courtyard. Come fellowship!

Holy Cross 101 – May 22nd

New member and information class is on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Community Center. Sign up with Pastor Matt at

Family Serve – Grace and Grits May 29th

Mark your calendar! Our next Grace & Grits date is Wednesday, May 29th. More details to come. If you have questions talk to Pastor Matt.

Worship Team Meeting – May 22nd

Do you have a desire to serve? You are invited to attend a Worship Team Informational Meeting on May 22nd at 7:00pm in the Worship Center. We are currently looking for additional team members to run lights, ‘powerpoint’, sound, etc. (no previous experience required) – and if you’re musically gifted, your gifts are welcome as well! For additional information, contact Chris Kutcher at

VBS Supply Donations

Grab a description of supplies needed for VBS in the Narthex of the Worship Center for this year’s VBS Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good.

VBS Registration

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Camper registration at Cost per child is $25.00. VBS Week 1: June 10-14 & VBS Week 2: June 17-22 (9:00am-12:00pm daily). Contact: Lara Jackson at

Crusader Preschool Camp Registration

Holy Cross Lake Mary Campus is holding the Crusader Preschool Camps for 3-6 years old Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-12:00noon. Cost is $85.00 per week. Week One: June 24-27 “Adventures Around the World”. Week Two: July 8-11 “Art Camp”. Week Three: July 15-18 “Water Week” Register at

Middle School Summer Adventure Days Registration

Middle School Summer Adventure Days Registration is Open! Adventure awaits for our youth who will be in 6th-8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Our first trip will be out to the beach at Ponce Inlet on July 10th and our second trip will be to the Little Wekiva River for canoeing on July 31st.
~Registration is required –

~Each day costs $25/youth
~Sandwich lunch on the trip and pizza dinner back at the church after we return are included.

Baby Bottle Campaign

Fill a bottle, save a life. The Pregnancy Center of Sanford exists to offer women alternatives. Help them raise awareness by supporting the baby bottle campaign for the month of May. There are baby bottles in the Narthex, take a bottle home, fill it up with coins or cash or a check and return it (even empties) to the church office by Friday, June 7th.

Financial Peace (FPU) – June 2nd

We are going to start up another FPU on June 2nd at 1:00pm at Holy Cross. The link to signup is:

HCLA First High School Graduation – May 19th

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is happy to announce their first ever High School Graduation Commencement.  This accomplishment comes just before we celebrate our 20th year as a school. The support from our congregation has helped us get to this exciting time in the history of Holy Cross.  May 19th at 7:00PM we will celebrate our first class here at Holy Cross Lake Mary.  Come celebrate with us!

2019 Graduates

We would like to personally congratulate you on your graduation from High School or College. We would like to recognize your accomplishment at Holy Cross on Sunday, May 19th.  Make plans to attend Sunday Service as we congratulate you on your achievement. As part of our celebration, we would like to add a quick description of your plans after graduation. Please e-mail student name, graduating from which high school or college (degree earned), and future plans to Sue Moffitt at


L Team News

Divine Dollies – May 7th

Join the ladies on May 7th at Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant located at 3705 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Alice Clark (407-323-3109).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – May 14th

Join the ladies on May 14th at Miller’s Ale House located at 50 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Joanne Hench by May 13th (407-322-6004).

JOY – May 16th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on May 16th at 6:30pm. Bring a “brown bag” supper and then enjoy game night in the HCLM Community Center. We will have a variety of card and board games available. If you are interested in just having fun, bring a friend and come join us. Contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 for more information.

Book Club – May 20th

Join the Book Club on Monday, May 20th at 7:00pm in the upstairs classroom 3. Chris Jennison has arranged for a local author to come to the May Book Club Meeting. Choose any book by our guest author, Marcia Meara. She has written 6 novels: Wake-Robin Ridge, A Boy Named Rabbit, Harbinger, Swamp Ghosts, Finding Hunter, and The Darkest Place. Select any one of these books to read.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Hannah McGavock as she graduated from University of Central Florida


Prayers of Healing

Charles (Steven Ruehle’s co-worker) diagnosed with leukemia; prayers for healing

Dee Young prayers for proper diagnosis and treatment, strength & comfort during the process

Liz Davis suffering with severe back pain; prayers for a proper diagnosis and return to good health

Ollie Mae McCloud continued healing and recovery


General Prayer

Allison Stephan flying to Southeast Asia; pray for protection, stay healthy and share the Gospel – May 6th – 22nd

Margaret Ruehle as she prays about call as a deaconess

Andrew praying that he receives needed care


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

Joey DiFazio

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Deb Fadool

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

Martin Rodriguez

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 (