New Sermon Series: E– Encounter, Engage, Embody

Jeremiah 23:16-29, Ephesians 2:1-10, Luke 12:49-56



Current Series – E– 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 / 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 Register online at

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 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

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: or email Kelly-Ann Pounds at

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 ( 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

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 to participate! Please direct any questions to


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

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


General Prayer

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

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Becky Burrell

Jack Cadden

Theresa Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Joey DiFazio

Wayne Dose

Karin Duggins

Deb Fadool

Tosha Feldmann

Carla Ford

Michael Francis

Ron Frederickson

Jerry Gross

Dana Grimes

Dennis Halloran

Bob Hamilton

Todd Haynes

Steve Homan

Marlin Houser

Alan Kimball

Lynne Kramer

Al Laruffa

Michelle LeBlanc

Lori Luedtke

Jean Mactye

Denise Melendez

John Metz

Judy McBride

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Marisol Pagan

Irmgard Pommerening

Sue Puglisi

Kathy Ratchford

Dave Riker

Martin Rodriguez

Rafael Rosario

Karen Schlue

Johnathan Smith

Gary Starkweather


“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 (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (