Current Sermon Series: Red Letter Challenge: Week of Going

 Isaiah 6:1-7, Romans 11:33-36, Luke 8:26-33


Announcements & Updates

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!

Sunday Morning First Time Guest Parking

We want to welcome our first time guests by providing parking spaces. If possible, please leave designated front parking spaces for our visitors.


Church Office Closed – May 28th

Church office will be closed on May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.




Save the Date – August 5th

We are pleased to announce that Ethan Spira has accepted the call to join us as the School Chaplain Holy Cross Lutheran Academy. There will be an installation service on August 5th at 2:00PM at Holy Cross Lake Mary with a reception and grocery shower for Ethan and Kim to follow. To assist with the reception contact Kathy Sinninger (

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

Mite Box Sunday

LWML will be collecting for the Mite Box for missions. One of the many organizations that receive Mite monies is Bible Storybooks for Spanish-Speaking Families: Introduce children to the Savior’s love by translating and publishing 9,000 Spanish copies of “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories” for Spanish-speaking mission churches in FL/GA and around the world.

VBS Registration

VBS Camper registration at VBS week 1: June 4th-8th and week 2: 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

Collecting Cereal – Sharing Center

Hello, Captain Crunch! We will be collecting cereal for the month of June for the Sharing Center. Our Shipwrecked VBS campers will partner with us to collect as many boxes of cereal that we can.

Red Letter Challenge – Week of Going

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

Thank you to all who took a bottle to fill! Please return it (even empties) back to the church office by Friday, June 1st.


L Team News

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).

First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – June 3rd

We will have the first Sunday of the month cook-out after the 11:00am service today in the Courtyard. Come fellowship and connect with your church family!

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 located at 1540 Rinehart Rd. Sanford, FL 32771 at 11:30am for lunch. Call (407-203-7291) Laura Seelen to reserve spot.

Real Men of Jesus – June 14th

Next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14th at Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center at 6:30pm. Contact Chris Kutcher ( for more information.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Steven & Deborah Ruehle as they celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary on May 29th (Altar Flowers given by the Ruehle in honor of their Anniversary)


Prayers of Remembrance

That on this Memorial Day weekend we offer prayers of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy.


Prayers of Healing

Pastor Paul Hoyer has been dealing with an issue affecting his eye & vision; prayers for healing and restoration

Jean Fleischman (Sally Oyler’s Mom) healing well, now at LM Rehab

Mary Warren  prayers for successful 6/6 double mastectomy surgery

Mary Clark  prayers for successful 5/29 melanoma surgery

Texann Buck (friend of Grace Chewning) colon cancer metastasized to liver; prayers for viable treatment options.


General Prayers

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

Texann Buck

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 (