Current Sermon Series: Red Letter Challenge: Week of Giving

 Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, Luke 21:1-4


Announcements & Updates

Voters’ Meeting on May 20th – 2:00pm at Lake Mary


Opening Prayer

Approval of Minutes from November 2017 Voters’ Meeting

Operations Report

Pastor’s Report

Old Business

Call Update

New Business

2018-2019 Board of Directors

2018-2019 Budget

Closing Prayer


Be Our Guest!

If you are new to Holy Cross, thank you for the opportunity to worship with you today. Please feel free to stop by the Welcome Center in the courtyard just outside the Worship Center to enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry with us in between services. Also, take the opportunity to fill out an Engage Card there to get a Holy Cross T-Shirt, Mug, or Magnet. We look forward to getting to know you!

Holy Cross 101 – June 13th

Pastor Matt is offering a onetime new member class in the Community Center on Wednesday, June 13th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs.  A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at

Middle School Summer Adventures Await!

Middle School Adventures don’t have to stop just because summer is here. Join us for First Wednesdays Summer Edition! We will be going to Planet Obstacle, having a day trip to the beach, and a day trip to the river. Visit for dates, times, and to register. For questions email Lara Jackson at

VBS Registration

VBS Camper registration is now open at 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. Registration includes a music CD for each family. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Jackson at

VBS Volunteers Needed!

Calling all Adults, High Schoolers, and Middle Schoolers with a servant’s heart. We are looking for volunteers who love kids, singing, dancing, and hands on fun to help us make this year’s VBS the best yet! Volunteer registration and attendance at a training is REQUIRED. To register go to or for questions email Lara at

VBS Training Sessions in the Community Center:

Sunday, May 27th – 12:30pm-2:00pm

Wednesday, May 30th – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Sunday, June 3rd – 12:30pm-2:00pm

Red Letter Challenge – Week of Giving

Red Letter Challenge is our current sermon series and church wide event for six weeks. It is designed for you to follow along with the 40 day challenge yourself while experiencing Messages about the experience on Sundays. You can pick up the book from the church or online at for a suggested donation of $15.

Smiling Faces Wanted!

Do you love meeting new people and are looking for a low time commitment way to serve Holy Cross? We are looking for smiling faces to man the Welcome Center Cart between services. Talk to Pastor Matt or email Lara Jackson at for more information or sign up!

Baby Bottle Campaign

Fill a bottle, save a life. The Pregnancy Center of Sanford exists to offer women alternatives. Thank you for the awesome response! There is one baby bottle left. Everyone who took 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 1st.

Family Serve – Grace and Grits May 23rd

Our next Grace and Grits Family Serve is Wednesday, May 23rd. If you are interested in serving join us at 5:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Sanford (419 S Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32771). Any questions contact Pastor Matt (

2018 Graduates

Congratulations on your graduation from High School or College and continued blessings in your future endeavors. We want to recognize your accomplishment this Sunday, May 20th.  Please take one gift displayed in the Narthex as we congratulate you on your achievement.


L Team News

Book Club – May 21st

Join the Book Club on Monday, May 21st at 7:00pm for discussion of “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult led by Karen von Lersner.

BUNCO – May 22nd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, May 22nd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon upstairs in the Children’s Center.

LWML Bible Study – May 23rd

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

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – May 31st

Join this group on Thursday, May 31st 5:00pm at St Johns River Steak & Seafood, 550 Palmetto Ave. Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by May 30th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Divine Dollies – June 5th

Join the ladies on June 5th at Outback in Sanford for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Laura Seelen (407-203-7291).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – June 12th

Join the ladies on June 12th at Bahama Breeze in Sanford at 11:30am for lunch. Call Laura Seelen (407-203-7291) to reserve spot.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Nathan Rudin as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service

From LaVerne Koel – “Thank you for all the wonderful cards and support received from people at Holy Cross”

Kathy Ratchford Prayers worked! Praise God! Remove from cancer list


Prayers of Healing

Jody Santopietro prayers for healing and comfort from pancreatic cancer

Courtney Guenther prayer for cure and patience for cancer

Susan Arroyo and her children Savannah & Nathan (Carolyn Litwin’s friend) involved in serious car accident, for continued healing

Jean Fleischman (Sally Oyler’s Mom) healing from open heart surgery

Betty Walsh (Louis Lorenz’s Sister) for proper diagnosis & treatment

Alex Fecher (Barbara Hartpence’s 18-yr-old Granddaughter) prayers of continued healing from blood clots and full recovery


General Prayers

Robison Family – Nicole & Daniel are dealing with a recent miscarriage; Prayers for healing and the peace that passes all understanding


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

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Andrea Clark

Lucy Clark

Mary Clark

Karen Dunn

Herbert Eckstein

Wendy Eisenhower

Jamie Fabozzi

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Jan Kerns

Mandi King

Kevin Kittelson

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Sue Puglisi

Lori Rockey

Jody Santopietro

Karen Schlue

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Mary Warren


“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 (