Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving on November 23 and 24
“The Story” – Week 3 Meeting November 28th
We are embarking on a journey of reading through God’s Word in the Book “The Story” together. “The Story” is a version of the NIV Bible arranged so that it can read straight through as a chronological narrative. The Bible Study will not meet on Tuesday, November 21st but will start back on November 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. See you then!
2017 Christmas Service Times
Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24th
9:30am – ONE Sunday Morning Worship Service with Communion
Kids Church will not be meeting
5:00pm – “The Birthday of a King”
Family Christmas Service with Children’s Message
7:00pm – Candlelight Christmas Service
11:00pm – Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th
9:30am – Carols & Readings with Communion
Submitting Prayer Requests & To Volunteer
Need prayer or want to volunteer, but don’t know who to talk to? Did you know that Holy Cross has two easy to remember email addresses to help you out?
Prayer@hclm.org is set up for those times when you or someone you know is in need of prayer. You can send a quick email anytime to request prayer and it will be received by a Pastor or even can be sent to our prayer team to have a whole army of people praying for you by the end of the day.
Volunteer@hclm.org was set up for those times when you see need that our congregation may be able to fill or if you yourself want to volunteer with something going on in the church.
L Team News
Advent L-Team Kick-Off – November 29th
What a better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than to learn more about the Advent season while giving back to our community with friends old and new? Bring the family to join Pastor Matt, Wednesday, November 29th in the Community Room from 6:30-7:30 with this L-Team Kickoff as we learn what Advent really is. Then join us throughout December as we go Caroling in a local neighborhood, Bake Christmas treats, Help with decorating the church, Stuff stockings to bring with as we visit those in the nursing home, and more! Contact Lara Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club – November 27th
Join the Book Club on Monday, November 27th at 7:00pm for discussion of “Life from Scratch” by Sasha Martin led by Kathy Sinninger.
BUNCO – November 28th
Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, November 28th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.
LWML – Bible Study – Wednesday, November 29th
Please join us for Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall (November 29th at 6:30pm). LWML have moved their monthly Bible Study meetings to the 4th Wednesdays. Contact Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com.
Family Serve – November 22nd
We are hosting meals at the Sanford Civic Center. Contact Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Christmas Decorations – December 2nd
Christmas trees, lights, wreaths: We must be talking about decorating the Worship Center and Fellowship Hall for Christmas. Church Decorating will be held on Saturday, December 2nd starts at 9:00am. See you there!
Parents Night Out – December 8th
Need time for a date or holiday shopping? You’re in luck! Friday, December 8th, Holy Cross Student Ministry will be hosting Parents Night Out! From 5:30pm-8:30pm, 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 www.hclm.org/PNO to register. Any questions email Lara Jackson at email@example.com.
Greeters & Hospitality Needed
Greeters and hospitality people needed for “The Birthday of a King” at the 5:00pm Christmas Eve Service. If you would be willing to help, please contact Lisa Mangus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! High Tea on December 13th
You are invited to the 3rd Annual Christmas Tea, hosted by LWML to be held on Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm. We will be serving a High Tea, with scones, finger sandwiches and a sweet. Please bring your favorite teacup and dessert plate to use and a wrapped ornament for the gift exchange. A $5 donation is requested to cover costs. RSVP by December 10th to reserve your spot. Ladies of all ages are welcome.
Volunteer Build Day with Habitat – December 2nd
We have another painting day. Register at hclm.org/reformation500.
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is in search of a 4th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher to start in December through the rest of the school year. We are looking for a Christ centered individual who holds or can easily qualify for their Florida Teacher’s certificate. If you are interested or know someone please send an email to the Elementary Principal Mr. Sinninger at email@example.com.
Job Opening – HCLA
A part-time position is available at our Preschool Lake Mary Campus for an Aide. No experience necessary. A love of children and a flexible disposition required. Contact Lisa Mangus at lmangus@thehcla or call 407-936-3636 ext. 2 if interested.
Seminole Leagues Youth Basketball
Seminole Leagues Youth Basketball Program Registering Now
Makes a Great Christmas Gift Grandparents!!!
Holy Cross Upper Campus is excited to host another winter basketball program! Whether your K4-5th grade student is a beginner, intermediate, or skilled player, Seminole Leagues is for you! We evaluate each player individually to obtain skill levels for league parity. Our league utilizes the faith-based Upward Sports program. We are family friendly with one practice per week and all games are played on Saturday. This is especially convenient with the upcoming holiday season rapidly approaching. The cost for the 8 week season is only $100 (includes uniform). Please don’t delay in signing up because evaluations will be done on December 9th and the 16th. We will start the season on January 13th. Please go to seminoleleagues.com for more information and to register today!
End of Year Giving
Now would be a great time to think about end of year giving. Many retirement accounts feature a Required Mandatory Distribution that can be donated to a charity with no taxes due.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Audrey Pettit cancer free
Steven Montes cancer in remission
Prayers of Healing
Walter Nyblade unresponsive after surgery for tumor behind his eye; prayers for him and his parents (caregivers)
Achmad prayers for proper diagnosis and treatment
Cathy Maisonet – Recovering from brain surgery and diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Pray for her and her family
The Pendley Family safe travel
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
Roger Hart Jr
Hetty Lou Horn
Pastor Randall James
“For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 8:11
Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center
Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall
Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)