Newsletter for May 28, 2017

Sue MoffittWeekly

Special Announcements

Mite Box Sunday – TODAY

LWML will be collecting for the Mite Box for missions. One of the many organizations that receive Mite monies is Bible Storybooks for Spanish-Speaking Families: Introduce children to the Savior’s love by translating and publishing 9,000 Spanish copies of “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories” for Spanish-speaking mission churches in FL/GA and around the world.

Church Office Closed – May 29th

Church office will be closed on May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

NO MONDAY NIGHT SERVICE – May 29th

Baby Bottle Campaign

Thank you to all who took a bottle to fill! Please return it (even empties) back to the church office by Monday, June 5th.

Holy Cross 101 – June 8th

Pastor Matt is offering a onetime, new member class on Thursday, June 8th from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs.  A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.

Healing Service – June 17th

Here at Holy Cross, we believe that Jesus is alive and well among us through his Holy Spirit, and that a part of his continuing ministry is healing the sick and afflicted. We believe in a supernatural God who still does supernatural things every day. That’s why we’re having a healing service on Saturday, June 17th at 5pm in the sanctuary. We’re coming together as a congregation to expect and pray for the healing power of Jesus to be present among us. Come join us!

L Team News

BUNCO – May 30th

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

First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – June 4

We will have the first Sunday of the month cook-out after the 11:00am service today in the Courtyard. Come fellowship and connect with your church family!

Divine Dollies – June 6th

Join the ladies on June 6th at Toojay’s (Lake Mary) at 11:30am for lunch. Call Phyllis Crocker (407-322-8101) to make reservations.

Ladies’ Summertime Book Study – June 6th

Are you looking to be encouraged by other Godly women this summer? Join us as we study through the Apostle Paul’s call to women in Titus 2 through the book “Feminine Appeal” by Carolyn Mahoney.  Contact Nicole Robison at 386-848-0577 or email nicolecrobison@gmail.com.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – June 13th

Join the ladies on June 13th at Carrabba’s (4675 St. Johns Parkway Sanford, FL 32771) at 11:30am for lunch. Call to make reservations to Anna Litton (407-322-9375).

General Announcements

Collecting Items – Sharing Center

In June, we will be collecting cereals of various sized boxes.

VBS Snacks Needed

VBS is coming soon and we need snacks. Look for the display in the Narthex for snacks needed.

Volunteers Wanted!

Our Worship Leader, Chris Kutcher, and Pastor Matt will be holding a special meeting on May 31 at 7pm for anyone interested in learning more about our Sound and Worship Ministries. Come learn and get involved and help further the worship at Holy Cross. Areas of need include Sound, Power Point, Worship Band, etc. All experience levels and all ages welcome! Email Chris (ckutcher@hclm.org) to RSVP.

VBS 2017

Register at hclm.org/VBS. The dates are June 5th-9th and June 12th-16th.

Attention VBS Volunteers!

It’s the final countdown to the 2017 Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School!  We have scheduled a Volunteer Training session on June 4th in the Worship Center at 12:30pm. Our goal is to prepare you for an amazing experience and provide you with the tools you need to help kids follow Jesus, the Light of the World. You will also find out your volunteer role and responsibilities.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy – Lower Campus 

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is currently interviewing for Kindergarten, First Grade and a potential Second and Fourth Grade teaching position for this upcoming school year. If you have your Florida Teaching Certificate and would love to share the love of Jesus on a daily basis with our wonderful students, please call or email Rob Sinninger for more details- 407-936-3636 or rsinninger@thehcla.org.

Seminole Leagues

We are revamping our website, our fields and are looking for additional volunteers to help lead, coach, mentor, and referee.  If you have a passion for Kids and Sports, contact Matt Martin at mmartin@theHCLA.org.

High School Girls Volleyball Coach

HCLA is looking for a High School Girls Volleyball Coach for next Fall.  We are joining the Sunshine Christian League. For more information, contact Matt Martin at mmartin@theHCLA.org.

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Steven & Debbie Ruehle as they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on May 29th

Brad Short praise report for successful bypass surgery & may he be fully restored as he continues to heal

Prayers of Remembrance

That on this Memorial Day weekend we offer prayers of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice our freedoms that we enjoy.

Prayers of Healing

Karen Sweet has some medical issues; prayers for proper diagnosis & treatment, a return to good health & a long life of health & happiness

John Garza had triple bypass surgery on May 22; prayers for a successful surgery & return to good health

Jessie Howe (21 years old daughter of Karen von Lersner’s cousin) just had a brain tumor removed. We are praying for a benign biopsy result and strength for Jessie as she tries to regain her speech and mobility on the right side.

Amanda Porter complications with pregnancy; prayers of favorable results

Mr. D.  battling stage 4 cancer in the hospital

General Prayers

Manchester, England Prayers of God’s peace and comfort for those affected by the terrorist bombing

Bob & Hilde Hoy safe travel to & from Germany for four weeks

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Mark Brink

Jack Cadden

Cherrie Case

Ivan Cintron

Millie Diaz

Laura Doherty

Paige Elward

Jamie Fabozzi

Carlton Graves

Jonell Hagle

Stacey Homra

Hetty Lou Horn

Marlin Houser

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ray Kerr

Kevin Kittelson

Mary LaPlante

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Janice Miller

Steven Montes

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Pamela Petty

Diane Plog

Claudia Quesada

Jessica Quintana

Marian Ritter

Marsha Rush

Jim Salley

Evelyn Samples

Bryton Saxon

Sunny Schilter

Bob Smith

Wendy Spring

Gary Starkweather

Debbie Stevenson

Phil Stichler

Cindy Taylor

Jim Thompson

William Ulm

Roger Webb

Rayna Wendell

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer

VICTORY: The Summer Sermon Series – The Book of Romans

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 (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)