New Sermon Series: E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody
Jeremiah 23:16-29, Ephesians 2:1-10, Luke 12:49-56
Current Series – E3 – Encounter, Engage, Embody
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 6:30pm-8:00pm 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!
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. 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”. 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.
St. Luke’s Concert Series – September 14th
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series starts its new season with two concerts on Saturday, September 14th with the Brass Band of Central Florida at 2:00pm matinee and at 7:00pm. St. Luke’s is located at 2021 W SR 426 Oviedo, FL 32765. Concerts are free and open to the public.
Drama Kids is coming to Holy Cross! Drama Kids the leading developmental after school drama program will begin offering classes at Holy Cross on Wednesday, September 4th at 4:30pm in classroom 4. Registration is currently open and space is limited. More information can be found at: www.dramakids.com/fl2 or email Kelly-Ann Pounds at email@example.com.
Trunk ‘r Treat Already?!?!
Trunk ‘r Treat seems far away, but will be here before you know it! This year we will be hosting our 9th Annual Trunk ‘r Treat and will need your help to pull it off. We will start collecting donations starting NOW! No time to get to the store? The church has an Amazon Wishlist (http://a.co/1XSDtvC) to help with Carnival Games Prizes, candy, and will be accepting monetary or gift card donations to help cover the cost of food for the event. All donations can be dropped off at or sent directly to the church office. For questions email Lara Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCLA – FunRun Boosterthon
HCLA is excited to announce our FunRun Boosterthon fundraiser to raise funds for campus improvements at all 3 HCLA campuses. We welcome all participation, go to https://funrun.boosterthon.com/a/s/3A0881CB to participate! Please direct any questions to Natalie_Evers@juno.com.
L Team News
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.
Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – August 29th
Join this group on Thursday, August 29th 5:30pm at Logan’s Roadhouse located at 4649 W 1st St. Sanford, FL 32771. Call with your reservation by August 28th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004).
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Hilde Hoy as she celebrates her birthday on August 20th
Danny Cleavenger as he celebrates his birthday on August 23rd
Cody Norman as he celebrates his 9th birthday on August 23rd
Mary Cembor (Joanne & Craig Hench’s sister-in-law) for good results following kidney biopsy
Mike Walters (Mistee Grunklee’s Brother) celebrate the fact that he is cancer free
Prayers of Comfort
To the Family of Courtney Guenther
Prayers in Loving Memory
LaVerne Koel (Altar flower given by Alan & Donna Mooney in loving memory of LaVerne Koel, who passed on to heaven one year ago)
Prayers of Healing
Lynn Hawkins complete healing and recovery from infection
Millie Cobb continued healing after lung cancer surgery
Hudson Curren (Phil Curren’s Grandson) continued prayers for healing
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)