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


Opening Prayer

Minutes from May Voters’ Meeting

Operations Report

Synod By-Law Change

Department Reports

Closing Prayer


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


Announcements & Updates

Experience Bethlehem Fabric Needed

We need large solid colored fabric. Any questions, please contact Chris Jennison at

Worship Team

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

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

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 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 (

Christmas Decorations – November 30th

Come help decorate the church on Saturday, November 30th at 9:00am. Questions please contact Chris Jennison at

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

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 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

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


General Prayer

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

Barbara Bechtold

Laken Binkley

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Wayne Dose

Deb Fadool

Shelley Feazell

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Luis Marin

John Metz

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Karen Schlue

Larry Schnabel

Jonathan Smith

Michele Vitale


“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

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