Current Sermon Series: Closer. Being Passionate Disciples
Genesis 15:1-6, Hebrews 11:1-16, Matthew 28:16-20
Current Sermon Series
It’s hot outside right now, but how is your faith? Are you in the doldrums, or are you on fire for Christ? Current sermon series – Closer: Being Passionate Disciples. Find out how you can draw closer to Jesus and become a more passionate follower of Him!
E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody – Next Series
This six week sermon series, is an in depth look into how we encounter, engage with, and ultimately begin to embody Christ and His Church. It will cover the foundational biblical truths we all live by, how we at Holy Cross Lake Mary live out those truths in our community and how you can apply your passion as a disciple to make a difference in your own life and the lives of those around you. Then, join us on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm when we will dig deeper into each week’s topic and get to learn about some “behind the scenes” church stuff you’ve always wanted to know. The Tuesday Night Class during these six weeks will also count as our new member class for this quarter. So get ready for six weeks to change your life!
LWML Mite Boxes Benefit Many
We want each of you to know that the money you put in your Mite Box is much more than dimes and dollars. It’s hope, healing, love, and Jesus’ mercy, and it reaches around the world. Bishop Emmanuel Makala from Tanzania passionately thanked LWML for the $25,000 Tanzanian Sewing Center grant. You are our Lord’s hands, feet, and heart as you share His love.
Announcements & Updates
Family Serve Grace and Grits – August 21st
On Wednesday, August 21st our church will be serving dinner to those in the community who are in need through Grace and Grits. We will be cooking the meal in our kitchen and then transporting it over to First United Methodist (419 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771). Servers should show up to First United Methodist around 5:45pm. All ages are welcome! For more details talk to Pastor Chris.
Family Game Night – August 23rd
Ready for a fun night out with other families? Join us for Game Night at Holy Cross Community Center on Friday, August 23rd 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bring drinks for your family and a snack to share. You are welcome to bring a favorite game to add to the pile – but we will have plenty to choose from. RSVP Sara Russell firstname.lastname@example.org / text to 773-710-6871.
Confirmation Program – August 28th
Parents, we invite your 7th & 8th grade students to join us for our 2019-2020 confirmation class! Our confirmation program is a small group based, interactive experience that gives students the opportunity to explore and confirm their faith in Jesus Christ. We meet weekly on Wednesday nights 6:30pm-8:00pm through the school year (with holiday breaks). This year begins on Wednesday, Aug 28th.
Confirmation is a two-year experience in which students will learn about their faith, become familiar with the Bible, with prayer and will develop a personal testimony. This upcoming year is called “The Foundation”. We’ll be working our way through Luther’s small catechism, which covers the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed and the Sacraments. In addition to the weekly meetings there are three retreats spaced throughout the year. There is an annual supply/retreat fee of $100. Contact Daniel Robison at email@example.com. Register online at hclm.org/confirmation.
Middle School Youth Group Kick-Off
– September 4th
Those who will be in 6th-8th grade this year are welcome to join us for Middle School Youth Group. This is typically held the first Wednesday of each month during the school year from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the HCLM Youth Room. We will be kicking it off with an extra special night on September 4th at Planet Obstacle from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The cost will be $20 per student and will include all access day pass, grippy socks, and pizza dinner. Registration and signed liability waiver will be required to attend. Email Lara Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Family Serve – Road Clean Up – September 7th
Join us for a fun morning with your family while we make a noticeable impact on our community. We will be cleaning up trash along Longwood Lake Mary Road. All ages are welcome. We are meeting at Star Child Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road to clean up our adopted road. If we get enough volunteers we can get this done pretty fast! Please bring a trash “grabber” (we have a few) and some gloves.
HCLA – Enrolling for 2019-2020
Do you want your child to love learning and to be prepared for what lies ahead? Would you like them to learn Christian values and principles at school? Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year. Contact the school office at 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour and learn more about HCLA. They have programs for preschool through 12th grade.
L Team News
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – August 13th
Join the ladies on August 13th at Bahama Breeze located at 1540 Rinehart Road Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Laura Seelen (407-203-7291).
JOY – August 15th
JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on August 15th at 6:30pm. Bring a “brown bag” supper and then enjoy game night in the HCLM Community Center. We will have a variety of card and board games available. If you are interested in just havin’ fun, bring a friend and come join us. Contact Denny McCombs at 317-919-7969.
Ladies Bible Study – August 22nd
All ladies are welcome to join us for our monthly Bible Study to be held on August 22nd at 6:30pm upstairs in classroom one. If you have any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com.
Book Club – August 26th
Join the Book Club on Monday, August 26th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak led by Jill Drake.
BUNCO – August 27th
Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, August 27th 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.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Aurora Bjerkestrand-McCoy as we celebrate her Baptism at the 9:30am service
Tyler & Kim Shadick as they celebrate their 6 years of marriage
For our teachers Grant them your strength to have courage in every situation, your wisdom to show others the path to success
Prayers of Comfort
To the Family of Pati May
To the Family of Ralph LaVigne
Prayers of Healing
Lynn Hawkins complete healing and recovery from infection which has severely impaired hearing
Millie Cobb healing after lung cancer surgery
Hudson Curren (Phil Curren’s Grandson) 10 month-old in medically induced coma; prayers for healing and to find cause of seizures
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)