Sermon Series: Faith In Action

Exodus 32:1-20, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 6:1-15


Sermon Series – Faith In Action

Join us for our current sermon series, Faith in Action.  Each week we will be looking at ways we can live out our faith and how we are already working with our community partners to make a difference!

Thanksgiving “Service”

Join us Wednesday, November 21st for our annual Thanksgiving Family Serve event. We are once again partnering with Grace and Grits near downtown Sanford to feed those in need. Please register at Volunteers helping to serve the food will need to be there from roughly 5pm to 7pm. Contact Pastor Matt at with any questions.

Mosaic Installation

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center, the mosaic designed for over the main worship center doors is being installed, thanks to a generous donation. To find out more about the mosaic and stained glass, visit

Church Office Closed – November 22nd & 23rd

Observance of Thanksgiving


Announcements & Updates

Christmas Angel Trees

We are sponsoring three Christmas Angel Trees in the Narthex with tags of children’s names and ages from the Boys and Girls Club West Sanford, needed items to help Redeeming Life Maternity Home and Pet Rescue By Judy. Please return designated tag (name and age of child) with the unwrapped gift by Wednesday, December 5th for the Boys & Girls Club. The other items can be brought in by Monday, December 17th.

Parents Night Out – December 8th

Need time for a date or holiday shopping? You’re in luck! Saturday, December 8th, Holy Cross Student Ministry will be hosting Parents Night Out! From 5:30p-8:30p, the kids will have cheese pizza dinner, watch a movie, play games, and do crafts all for $15 per kid! Potty Trained Pre-School-5th graders are welcome. Go to to register. Any questions email Lara Jackson at

Mercy Me Concert – May 4, 2019

Mercy Me tickets are now on sale in the church office. The church has purchased 2 rows of tickets in section 111 for $30 a ticket including all fees and taxes. We only have a limited number of seats so get them soon. To purchase tickets either order them online through or stop in the office with cash or check. For questions email Lara Jackson at

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)

LCEF is launching a special promotion for its 40th birthday.  The goal is to raise 100 million dollars to support the growing loan demand. This is a limited time offer. As soon as the needed 100 million goal is reached the offer will end. Look for flyer in the Narthex for details of this offer.

Seminole Leagues

“Helping young athletes to grow in skills, character, and faith” is the goal of Seminole Leagues, an Upward Sports Program. The faith-based developmental sports league currently offering basketball in January. Sign up is now available! One practice a week and game each week at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Upper Campus in Sanford. Basketball League


L Team News

Book Club – November 26th

Join the Book Club on Monday, November 26th at 7:00pm (upstairs Classroom 3) for discussion of “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan led by Betty Hoyer.

BUNCO – November 27th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, November 27th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Youth Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

JOY – November 30th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. In November we will attend the free Christmas program at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oviedo on November 30th at 7:00pm. Due to the large attendance and varying times of arrival, we will not try to sit together. Please arrive early in order to get a seat. We’d love to have you join us to start the Holiday season with this beautiful musical celebration of our Savior’s birth. For information on JOY, contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969 or at

Christmas Decorations – December 1st

Do you like to decorate for Christmas? Come help decorate the church on December 1st at 10:00am. Questions please contact Chris Jennison at

Holiday Happening – December 4th

The “Divine Dollies” will gather on Tuesday, December 4th, 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.

Annual Christmas Tea – December 6th

Ladies it’s time for our annual tea party. December 6th at 6:00pm in our fellowship hall. Bring your favorite tea cup, plate, and a wrapped Christmas ornament for our Ornament exchange. No need to bring any food, just $5.00 to cover costs. Bring a friend and please RSVP to with the number attending. This helps us properly prepare. Looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces to celebrate the holiday season with a holiday tea party.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Laurie Adami for successful treatment and complete remission


Prayers of Healing

Connor Luedtke full recovery from surgery

Mr. Kimball (Isaac Kimball’s Dad) having pacemaker surgery; prayers for successful surgery and better heart function

Jim Ahlfeld (Denny McCombs’ Uncle) He is in failing health and being moved to hospice

Maria Valez strength, peace, comfort and healing from stage 4 cancer; return to full health

Myra Hurt recovering from a stroke last week

Trinity Loffman (Age 13) healing from removal of kidney

Janet Viruet (Ingrid Rosario’s friend) had emergency open heart surgery; prayers for a full recovery

Saundria Henderson diagnosed with cancer, prayers for successful treatment and return to good health

Rhonda Shields (Deb Sisco’s Sister) healing from leg ulcer

Rick Underwood (Doris Underwood’s Son) continued healing


General Prayer

Alicia & James Hoye financial guidance and provisions for family


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

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Karen Dunn

Wendy Eisenhower

Joey DiFazio

Jamie Fabozzi

Tosha Feldmann

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Kathi Grages

Dana Grimes

Dennis Halloran

Rileigh Hanson

Saundria Henderson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Kevin Kittelson

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Karen Schlue

Nancy Taggart

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Maria Valez

Lindsey Williams


“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 (