Current Sermon Series: Rhythms of Grace

Deuteronomy 32:36-39, Philippians 2:5-11, John 12:20-43

 

Current Sermon Series

Join us for our current sermon series as we follow the Rhythms of God’s Grace from the end of Epiphany, through Lent and Holy Week and on to Easter!  See how God leads us in these Rhythms in remarkable ways.

 

Announcements & Updates

Holy Week Services

April 14th/15th – Palm Sunday Services as usual

April 14th – Easter Experience at 9:30am

April 18th – Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00pm

April 19th – Good Friday Service at 7:00pm

April 21st – Easter Sunrise Service with Communion at 6:30am

           Easter Services with Communion 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am

April 22nd – No Monday night Service

 

Easter Lilies

If you would like to have a lily placed on the altar in the memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one or event, please fill out information on provided envelopes in the Narthex. Each lily is $7.00.

Kids Easter Experience – April 14th

Join us Palm Sunday starting at 9:30am for an Easter Experience like no other! Kids age 4 – grade 5 are invited to join us for hands on experience which walks them through the Easter Story and is sure to get them excited about their faith! For more information email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

Prayer Teams Gathering – May 5th

Save the date: The next Prayer Teams Gathering will be on May 5th at 12:15pm in the Community Center. Team Leaders and members or anyone interested in being on a team are encouraged to join us.

Sunday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Ethan

Pastor Ethan’s Sunday Morning Bible Study at 9:30am will not be meeting on April 14th and April 21st.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Paul

Pastor Paul’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 10:00am will not be meeting on April 17th and April 24th.

Wednesday Bible Study with Pastor Matt

Pastor Matt’s Wednesday Bible Study at 12:00pm will not be meeting on April 17th but will be meeting on April 24th.

Book Swap

The HCLA Lake Mary campus will be hosting a book swap for all ages April 23-26th outside the church and again on Sunday, April 28th. If you have any gently used books that you want to go to a good home, please bring to the church. This is a free event to promote reading for all ages.

Holy Cross 201

Are you coming to the Lutheran faith from another denomination? Even if you’ve been a member for a while, do you ever wonder why we have (or DON’T have) certain practices and traditions here at Holy Cross that aren’t common in other churches? Or you want to know what sets us apart from the different denominations of the Christian faith? Come join us every Wednesday at 8:00pm in the Worship Center at Holy Cross 201! Everyone is invited to come discuss the basics of our faith.

VBS Registration Opens – April 14th

Vacation Bible School (VBS) registration opens on April 14th. Cost per child is $25.00. VBS Week 1: June 10-14 & VBS Week 2: June 17-22 (9:00am-12:00pm). This year’s theme “Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good”.

VBS Volunteers Needed

Adult volunteers are needed to help with stations and leading the little kids around during the day. To register to volunteer please go to HCLM.org/VBS or if you have questions, email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

Thrivent Action Teams

Thrivent Action Teams make it easy to live generously on your Wise With Money Journey. It starts with a simple question: “Who can I help and how?” Next, identify a community need and grab friends and family to form a volunteer team and brainstorm ways to address it. Thrivent provides promotional resources and seed money to jump-start your fundraiser, educational event or service project. Your team provides the people power to bring it to life.

Women Build Fundraiser

Many women from our congregation have joined with others in the area to form the Dream Builders; one group working with the Women Build project of Habitat for Humanity Seminole County.  The team will work with other local women to build two houses 80% by women for two single mothers – one in Casselberry and one in Apopka.  Please take a clothespin and make a donation matching the amount on the pin by writing a check to Habitat for Humanity. If you prefer to donate online in any amount please visit  https://secure.qgiv.com/event/team/828025/ .

2019 Graduates

We would like to personally congratulate you on your graduation from High School or College. We would like to recognize your accomplishment at Holy Cross on Sunday, May 19th.  Make plans to attend Sunday Service as we congratulate you on your achievement. As part of our celebration, we would like to add a quick description of your plans after graduation. Please e-mail student name, graduating from which high school or college (degree earned), and future plans to Sue Moffitt at smoffitt@hclm.org.

 

L Team News

Book Club – April 22nd

Join the Book Club on Monday, April 22nd at 7:00pm for discussion of “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens led by Janice Plescia.

BUNCO – April 23rd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

Ladies Bible Study – April 25th

Join the Ladies Bible Study on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30pm as we continue our bible study upstairs in classroom 1.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – April 25th

Join this group on Thursday, April 25th 5:30pm at TooJay’s Deli located at 3577 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary, FL 32746. Call with your reservation by April 24th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).

Divine Dollies – May 7th

Join the ladies on May 7th at Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant located at 3705 Lake Emma Road Lake Mary FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Alice Clark (407-323-3109).

 

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

James-Paul Ethan Spira as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service

 

Prayers in Loving Memory

John Peterson (Altar flowers given by Carol Peterson)

 

Prayers of Healing

Kelley Conley for successful hand surgery scheduled on April 17th; prayers of healing and speedy recovery

Ollie Mae McCloud for recovery from a serious accident at home

Deb Fadool stage 4 breast cancer

Mike Bair cancer treatment did not work; pray for the whole family to accept what happens next

Martin Rodriguez successful surgery to remove a cancer mass in his stomach

Mickey Buschman healing and speedy recovery from knee 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; we pray that He would bring peace to the world.

 

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Mike Bair

Barbara Bechtold

Steve Benson

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Joey DiFazio

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Courtney Guenther

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Saundria Henderson

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Denise Melendez

Larry Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Martin Rodriguez

Karen Schlue

Jean Skelly

Gary Starkweather

Cash Register

Nancy Taggart

Maria Valez

 

“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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)