Current Sermon Series: Presence
Malachi 3:13-18, Colossians 1:13-20, Matthew 26:6-13
Current 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.
Church Office Closed – November 28th & 29th
Observance of Thanksgiving
Sunday Morning Bible Study – December 1st
Sunday Morning Bible Study will not be meeting on December 1st but will resume the following Sunday, December 8th.
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
Family Serve Grace & Grits – November 27th
Join us Wednesday, November 27th the day before Thanksgiving at 5:30 in downtown Sanford to serve dinner to those less fortunate. We will be serving promptly at 6:00pm at First United Methodist Church (419 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771). Let Pastor Matt know that you are coming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Decorations – November 30th
Come help decorate the church on Saturday, November 30th at 9:00am. Questions please contact Chris Jennison at email@example.com.
Experience Bethlehem – December 7th
Join us at Holy Cross for a family interactive Christmas experience on Saturday, December 7th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Step back in time to experience what it was like in Bethlehem on the day that Jesus was born, and then visit our Community Center for fun activities and camel stew. Reserve your time slot to minimize your wait at HCLM.org/eb or just show up when you can because walk-ins are welcome!
Christmas Angel Trees
This year we are sponsoring four Christmas Angel Trees.
1) Boys and Girls Club West Sanford – Tags with children’s name, grade, gender and wishes
2) Redeeming Life Maternity Home – Gift Cards to buy food and supplies
3) Pet Rescue By Judy – Various items
4) Pregnancy Center of Sanford – Various items
Please return designated tag (name of child) with the unwrapped gift and tag with description of item under the respective Christmas tree by Friday, December 20th. You can keep the ornament. Please bring all gift cards into the church office or give directly to Grace Chewning.
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 (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.
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:
December 4th – Raising Kids With Lifelong Faith
December 18th – Making Christmas Count
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
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.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – December 10th
Join the ladies on Tuesday, December 10th at Appletons Café located at 3575 W Lake Mary Blvd. #101 Lake Mary, FL 32746 at 11:30am for lunch. Call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) or Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616) to make reservation.
Christmas Tea – December 12th
It’s that time again ladies! Time for our annual Christmas Tea. This year we have scheduled it for Thursday, December 12th at 6:00pm. Please RSVP (Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com) if you will be able to come and how many will be in your party. We are asking for a $5 donation per person and that you please bring your own tea cup, saucer, dessert plate, and a wrapped ornament for our gift exchange. Please come and share this annual Christmas tradition.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Baskets Thank you to everyone at Holy Cross and Holy Cross Lutheran Academy for your contributions!
Priscilla and Bob Rogers as they celebrate their 41st anniversary on November 25th
Priscilla Rogers as she celebrates her birthday on November 27th
Prayers of Healing
Ryan Lorenz recovery from surgery and injury
Dale Austin hospitalized in ICU
Larry Esch continued healing from heart valve replacement surgery
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 healing and speedy recovery from surgery
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)