New Sermon Series: Presence
Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-13, Mark 2:15-17
New Sermon Series
Christmas time, or what the ancient church has always called Advent, is a time when we celebrate and look forward to getting presents! This year we are going to focus on the greatest gift of all, the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. Discover how his presence enables us to be present in the lives of others. Join us for Presence: How to show up like Jesus, beginning on November 17th.
Voters’ Meeting on November 17th –
2:00pm at Lake Mary Campus
Minutes from May Voters’ Meeting
Synod By-Law Change
Dedication – December 8th
On December 8th between 8:00am and 9:30am service, we will be dedicating the installation of the Mosaic commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Holy Cross in Lake Mary.
E3 New Member and Information Class
Our next E3 class, for anyone wishing to become a member or seeking to learn more about who we are as a church, will be held on December 12th. The class runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm. We share a light meal together and spend some time getting to know one another, learning who we are as a church and what we believe, and discovering your gifts and how you can put them in a practice. Sign up with Pastor Matt at email@example.com.
Announcements & Updates
Experience Bethlehem Fabric Needed
We need large solid colored fabric. Any questions, please contact Chris Jennison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a desire to serve? Have a desire for worship? The Worship Team is looking for a couple of individuals to help behind the scenes in the sound booth to run sound and/or the computer. Sound board experience preferred but not required. Those interested please email Chris Kutcher at email@example.com.
200 Thanksgiving Baskets
This is our final week for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Here’s the current count: INSTANT MASHED POTATOES (189), STUFFING (144), CANNED VEGETABLES (241), CRANBERRY SAUCE (147), CANNED FRUIT (72), YAMS (83), JELLO/PUDDING (87), CAKE MIXES & CANNED FROSTING (126, 89), GRAVY PACKETS (116-no glass jars). Many Thanks for your donations. Donate at hclm.org/tg.
Bring Faith Home
Pastor Ethan is continuing his study ‘Bring Faith Home’ nights. All families are welcome to attend. Dinner and childcare is provided free of charge. The event will be held at the Lower Campus cafeteria (5450 Holy Cross Ct. Sanford, FL 32771) from 6:00-7:00pm. Please sign up with Pastor Ethan at firstname.lastname@example.org for food count. Topics and dates are as follows:
November 20th – Faith Confidence > Self-confidence
December 4th – Raising Kids With Lifelong Faith
December 18th – Making Christmas Count
Metals for Missions
The little red truck in the parking lot on Sundays and the blue recycling container in the courtyard are two ways that we are collecting aluminum cans and any recyclable metals. All proceeds goes to missions and HCLM youth ministry. Contact Warren Jennison (email@example.com).
Christmas Decorations – November 30th
Come help decorate the church on Saturday, November 30th at 9:00am. Questions please contact Chris Jennison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Line Screening – December 14th
Life Line Screening, a provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will be here at Holy Cross on December 14th. Five screenings will be offered: Carotid Artery/Plaque, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Osteoporosis Risk. See flyers in the Narthex for cost and registration. Complimentary available.
L Team News
New L Team – Sunday Afternoon Disc Golf
Ready for a fun and enjoyable time walking through nature while playing a game? Disc golf is just that! This is a sport that is perfect for all ages and skill levels. We will provide the discs. Starting soon! For information, contact Cary Hays @ 407-416-2210, or email@example.com.
Book Club – November 18th
Join the Book Club on Monday, November 18th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Girl in the Letter” by Emily Gunnis led by Audra Sieger.
JOY – November 21st
JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. We are meeting on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30pm in the HCLM Community Center. We will have game night. Please bring a brown bag supper and a friend. Contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information.
Ladies Bible Study
We will gather for our Annual Ladies Christmas Tea on December 12th at 6:00pm. The group will not be meeting on Thursday, November 28th or December 26th, due to Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Our Bible Study will resume on January 23, 2020. Any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com.
BUNCO – November 26th
The BUNCO group will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 26th or December 24th, due to Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Our group will resume on January 28, 2020.
Holiday Happening – December 3rd
The “Divine Dollies” will gather on Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:30 a.m., in the Community Center for a covered dish HOLIDAY HAPPENING! Along with your appetite, just bring a food item to share.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Jaxon Giardino as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service
The Grill Family (Jennifer, Ehren, MacKenzie, & Delaney) as we welcome them as members of the Holy Cross Family at the 9:30 service
Abigail Robison as we celebrate her birth on November 9th
Marisol Pagan repeat biopsies show no further evidence of cancer. Thanks for your continued prayers. God is good.
Prayers of Remembrance
Alfred Joseph Hazel (Altar flower given by Kathy Kassover in loving memory of Alfred Hazel)
Prayers of Healing
Larry Esch successful heart valve replacement surgery on Thursday
Zoe Hooper (six months old) continued healing after heart surgery
Karen Lorenz relief from pain and stiffness on left side, return function of left hand
Delaney Grill successful surgery on November 19th and speedy recovery
Kristina Lundberg healing from stroke that has paralyzed her left side
Gertraude Lopeman resolution of varied physical problems
We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials.
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
“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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)