Sermon Series: Greatest Comebacks

Exodus 3:1-10, Ephesians 2:1-10, Luke 18:9-14

 

Great Comebacks

At times we feel that God has abandoned us, in fact, He never does. Join us for our new sermon series, Greatest Comebacks as we look at several famous people from the Bible who felt abandoned but God brought them back. We will focus this week on Moses. See you there at 8am, 9:30, 11am or Monday night at 6:30pm!

Baby Bottles Campaign 2018 – THANK YOU

Thank you for your participation in this year’s baby bottles campaign. Because of you, the ministry of the Sanford and Oviedo Pregnancy Center is stronger. For this year’s 2018 campaign, Holy Cross raised $1,140.00. Isn’t it amazing how a bunch of coin, cash and checks can add up? Holy Cross, along with 45 others, raised a combined total of $129,407.00. What a beautiful testimony of what happens when the body of Christ works together.

 

Announcements & Updates

Student Confirmation – August 22nd

Confirmation is starting up Wednesday, August 22! We invite your 7th grade and 8th students to join us for our 2018-2019 Confirmation. 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 6:30-8:00 through the school year (with a few breaks during the holiday season). It’s 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. In addition to the weekly meetings there are three retreats spaced through the school year where our students can grow in community with one another and dive a little deeper into the material we’ll be covering on Wednesdays. There is a one-time registration fee for the year of $100. Online registration is available at hclm.org/confirmation. If you have further questions about our confirmation program or schedule of the year, please contact Daniel Robison at daniel@hclm.org.

FL Hurricane Relief Trips

Have a passion for making a difference in peoples’ lives?  Join us on a Thrivent Builds disaster response trip and help change some lives – including your own! What:  Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity (www.thriventbuilds.com) trips to work with Highlands County (FL) Habitat to build new homes for people who lost their homes in the 2017 hurricanes.  Where:  Sebring, FL  When:  September 9-16, October 7-14, October 21-28, or November 4-11

Cost:  $350 for Thrivent benefit members ($650 for non-members)   Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/sebringtb;

For more information or to register for the trip, please contact:  John Schultz (Johnschultz2000@hotmail.com, 407-862-8218)

There are no skills required for these trips – only the desire to serve and make a difference!  Experience the joy of serving while creating lifelong friendships!

Rock the Universe – September 8th

Holy Cross is getting group tickets to Rock the Universe at Universal Studios Orlando for Saturday, September 8th. This event is the premiere Christian music festival in Florida and includes access to the park from 4pm till 1am. Group tickets will be on sale until Sunday, August 26th. To order tickets or for more information please go to hclm.org/rtu. If you have questions please email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

Trunk-R-Treat Planning Help Needed

Each year Holy Cross gets the opportunity to show love to the community through our Trunk-R-Treat event. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th. If you are interested in helping plan this year’s Trunk-R-Treat join us noon Sunday, August 12th for a quick meeting in the Community Center to get started on planning. Email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org with questions or if you want to help, but can’t make the meeting.

 

L Team News

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – August 14th

Join the ladies on August 14th at Bagel King in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Phyllis Crocker (407-322-8101) to make reservation.

JOY – August 16th

JOY (just older youth) is a social group for 50+ adults. Our next meeting is on August 16th at 6:30pm. Bring a “brown bag” supper and enjoy a presentation by Warren Jennison about Florida Native American history. This is a great opportunity to learn about the original peoples who lived in our area. We meet in the Holy Cross Community Center. If you are interested in Food, Fun, and Fellowship, bring a friend and come join us.

LWML Bible Study – August 23rd

Our monthly Bible study is meeting on Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30pm in the Community Center. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com.

Book Club – August 27th

Join the Book Club at Holy Cross Classroom 3 (upstairs) on Monday, August 27th at 7:00pm for discussion of “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger led by Jill Drake.

BUNCO – August 28th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, August 28th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon held in the Youth Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

Coffee with Friends – September 13th

Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee and girl-talk with your friends from church.  We’ll be there at 7:00PM on Thursday, Sept 13th for an hour of fun and relaxation.

 

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jose & Tracy as they are married on August 11th

 

Prayers of Comfort

Brian Ulm (Mary Oyler’s Nephew)

 

Prayers of Healing

Pete Johnson (Jackie Haines’ Father) prayers of healing from knee replacement surgery

Savannah Arroyo prayers of healing and recovery from back surgery

Carey Kain (Tracy Kain’s Husband) prayers of healing

Brant & Kain (Tracy Kain’s son-in-law and grandson) prayers of healing; for Karrah as she cares for her husband (Brant) and son (Kain)

Debbie Wilson healing from problems with diabetes

Teresa Lorenz proper diagnosis, treatment and recovery

 

General Prayers

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, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.

 

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Andrea Clark

Lucy Clark

Karen Dunn

Wendy Eisenhower

Joey DiFazio

Jamie Fabozzi

Tosha Feldmann

Al Follett

Carla Ford

Kathi Grages

Dennis Halloran

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Jan Kerns

Kevin Kittelson

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Jody Santopietro

Karen Schlue

Nancy Taggart

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

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 (mwallis@hclm.org); Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

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