Last Week to Bring in School Supplies!
School’s out for summer but soon children in our community will be starting back to school and many will need help gathering together the necessary supplies. Throughout the month of July we will be collecting school supplies to donate to local children. Please pick up a list in the narthex and do some fun back to school shopping for these students. Thanks as always for your support!

Where can you get breakfast all day long?
Service was great and fast plus we got seated quickly and got our food fast,our server was nice and friendly and took good care of us. The Last Thursday of the Month Dinner group will be dining at the IHOP in Sanford by the Seminole Towne Center on July 30th To make reservations call Joanne Hench at 407-322-6004 by July 29th.

Holy Cross 101
Pastor Matt is offering a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Thursday August 6th 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. It is a chance for you to learn more about Holy Cross and meet other people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at


Looking for people to be ministry partners
in our Kids Church time. Please come to an informational meeting on Aug 2nd immediately following Kids Church at 10:30AM in the Community Room. We need partners who love kids and want to teach them God’s Word. We need teachers, helpers, and greeters. See you Aug 2nd! If you have any questions feel free to email Lisa Mangus at lmangus

Behind the Scenes
Have you ever wondered who works behind the scenes to make sure communion is prepared or that the Altar is correctly set up?  Perhaps you are a new member looking for a way to serve the Holy Cross community. Altar Guild is looking for additional members, experience not needed. Even if you aren’t sure you want to be an active member, maybe you would like to know more about how scripture and tradition guide us. Please join Pastor Matt and the current Altar Guild members for a light lunch and conversation on Aug 2nd at 12:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please let Mickey Buschman know if you plan on attending by calling 407-878-0204 or

Today’s Miracles
A few weeks ago Pastor Chris talked about miracles in the Bible. We are all familiar with some of the big ones: Jesus walking on water, the parting of the Red Sea, feeding the 5000 and Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We are putting together a pamphlet of miracles happening today. Please email us a miracle that you have witnessed we would like to share it with the congregation as well as on our website. Send your miracles to: I think you’ll be surprised to read all the miracles that are happening right here in our congregation.

“Fourth Tuesdays”
Represent fellowship AND FUN at Holy Cross with lots of laughter and socializing while playing BUNCO! Come see for yourself on Tuesday, July 28th [11:30 a.m./brown bag lunch; noon/game starts] in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for first BUNCO, most BUNCOs, most wins, most losses, and whatever are in the form of bagged white elephant items provided by the players. Since it takes all of 5 seconds to learn the “rules,” prior experience obviously is not required!

Looking for a place where your child can Live, Love and Learn?  We provide opportunities for your child to receive a wonderful education while teaching them to courageously share the love of Jesus in the community!  Visit us at for additional information about our preschool through high school programs. Or you may call us at 407-936-3636.

Casual Restaurant in a Trendy Location
The wait staff was very attentive and customer service focused. The food is good and reasonably priced. Red Hat Ladies are going to 4th Street Bar and Grill on Aug 4th at 11:30AM. To make reservations please call Barbara Hartpence 407-268-9789 or Marilyn Prescott 407-688-1858.

Mark your calendars
We all have busy summers with vacations, all the kids activities and summer camps.  But maybe, in spite of all the other busyness, you have also felt like you should be spending some time helping people and making the world a better place?  Well, now’s your chance!  On Sat Aug 1st, from 9am-12pm we will be hosting a community clean-up of the Historic Hopper Academy near downtown Sanford. Hopper Academy is a historic schoolhouse that is being turned into a community center to benefit the local neighborhood.  Before it can be renovated, it needs to be cleared of debris. It is a great opportunity to make an impact, as well as providing a chance for students to earn much needed community service hours. So load up the mini-van and make an impact! Questions? email Pastor Matt

Prayers of Thanksgiving
Mark and Sharon Shyrock as they celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary

Prayers of Comfort for Those Who have Lost Loved Ones
Randy Moore

Prayers for Healing
Steve Seither in an induced coma due to cardiac episode; prayers for healing and full recovery
Scott T Brown fell and broke his hip while on vacation in California; prayers for healing
Heather McGuire multiple illnesses; prayers for healing, recovery, strength and comfort
James Blake knee replacement surgery; prayers for healing and full recovery
Bette Flynn diagnosed with colon cancer, will start to undergo radiation and chemo; prayers for peace and comfort
Oma Hertko having surgery on 7/29/15 to remove cancer; prayers for a successful procedure
Kerry Huffins in last stages of cancer, she is in a great deal of pain; prayers for comfort and ease of mind and body
Miriam Russell suffering with many illnesses; prayers that she will be healed and God’s peace and comfort
Janet King hospitalized with a stroke; prayers for complete recovery and return to good health
Susan Holder is in danger of losing her vision, she has 2 sons to raise and can not imagine not seeing her boys grow up; prayers that God would save her vision by showing grace and mercy
Jack Davis 4 year old  boy had open heart surgery, surgery went well, in ICU; prayers for healing and a smooth recovery
Erin Luckeydoo in ICU with stomach issues; prayers that the doctors find the problem
Joyce Block diagnosed with cancer of her liver, meeting with oncologist; prayers for wisdom for the doctors, healing and peace & faith for the family
Alfred Casale (Joanne Hench’s Uncle) recently diagnosed with cancer given 6 months to live; prayers for God’s peace and support for his family in the months to come
Shaniya Hayes 7 year old with a blood disorder that requires her to have a transfusion every month; prayers for healing
Abigail (Julie Devaney’s grandniece) a newborn born with a heart condition; prayers for healing and strength for the family
Frank Lombardo hospitalized with a heart condition and kidney failure; prayers for healing
Ivan Rosario had emergency surgery for appendicitis; prayers for healing
Eric Stier right knee replacement; prayers for healing and full recovery

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Rob Barbour
Barbara Bechtold
Joyce Block
Debra Goodwin
Robert Bowes
Amanda Broughton
Sean Cadden
Ivan Cintron
Sharon Coe
Millie Diaz
Paige Elward
Bette Flynn
Liz Foster
Andy Frey
Carlton Graves
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Rob May
Ethel McLeod
Janice Miller
Steven Montes
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Audrey Pettit
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Roz Rawson
Cash Register
Lisa Rooney
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Betsy Sell
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Ian Supra
Kristen Sydney
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Patrick Walsh
Richard Wilton