Next Sermon Series: Carols for a King

Psalm 105:1-5, 43-45, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:1-13


Next Sermon Series – Carols for a King

Join us this advent and Christmas season as we look at the coming of the King through the eyes of classic Christmas Carols and Hymns!  The lyrics in these songs are tied closely to the words of Scripture.  We will see what those words have to say to us about Jesus and His incarnation as we also get to enjoy some great music of the Season.


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

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. To purchase tickets: pay in office or order online through Question: Email Lara Jackson at


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. Please bring all gift cards into the church office or give directly to Grace Chewning.

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

Christmas Shoppe – December 16th

On December 16th the Christmas Shoppe is coming to the 9:30am service for Kids Church. If you would like your child to participate in the event, please bring a list of names and how much you would like them to spend per person and an envelope with change and small bills no more than $5.00 so they can go shopping for the family. The gifts will be wrapped with everyone’s name ready to put under the tree before the end of service. The money raised for this event is going towards new tables in the classrooms on the Lake Mary Campus.

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. 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.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – December 11th

Join the ladies on December 11th at Appleton’s at 11:30am for lunch. Call Grace Chewning (407-322-8634) to make reservation.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Priscilla and Bob Rogers as they celebrate their 40th anniversary on November 25th

Priscilla Rogers as she celebrates her birthday on November 27th

Gabriel Borraez Calderon as we celebrate his Baptism at 9:30 service

Zachary Borraez Calderon as we celebrate his Baptism at 9:30 service


Prayers of Healing

Geri Frick healing and full recovery from surgery

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

Jean Skelly healing from cancer

Connor Luedtke full recovery from surgery

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

Myra Hurt continued healing and recovery from a stroke

Trinity Loffman (Age 13) continued healing from removal of kidney

Janet Viruet (Ingrid Rosario’s friend) full recovery from heart surgery


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

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

Jean Skelly

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 (