Sermon Series: Greatest Comebacks

1 Kings 17:7-16, Galatians 3:15-22, Luke 10:23-37


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 Widow of Zarepath. See you there at 8am, 9:30, 11am or Monday night at 6:30pm!

Prayer Service – September 16th

We would like to invite you to come to Holy Cross Prayer Service on Sunday, September 16th at 5:00pm in the Worship Center. We encourage you to join our prayer teams and pastors for a night of prayer and worship. Bring all of your concerns, physical, mental and spiritual and leave them at the altar that night.

Blood Drive September 16th

“One Blood” will have their bloodmobile on Sunday, September 16th parked in the front parking lot from 8:00am -1:00pm.


Church Office Closed – September 3rd


Back to School Supplies 2018 – THANK YOU

Thank you for your generous Back to School donations to Lake Mary Elementary School. It is truly appreciated!

Newspaper for Pet Rescue – THANK YOU

Thank you for collecting old newspaper for Pet Rescue by Judy. They have sufficient amount now. It is greatly appreciated!


Announcements & Updates

Trunk R Treat is Coming

One of our biggest outreach events of the year is coming in October. Every year, we strive to make Trunk R Treat a safe and free event for our community where we have the opportunity to meet many families who do not currently attend our church and we need your help. We are currently looking for planning committee help, day of volunteers, and carnival game prize donations. If you could please visit our Amazon Wish List ( and order a game prize pack for the event it would be greatly appreciated. This will help offset the cost of this event that will reach around 1,500 people. We will be looking for candy donation in October. If you have questions or would like to help in any way, please contact Lara Jackson at

Sunday School Volunteer Wanted

Little is more rewarding than having an impact on a child’s life and helping them get to know Jesus. We are looking for adult or high school volunteers to help with just that. Sunday School teachers are needed for 2nd-5th grade during the 9:30 service. If you have a heart for kids and can commit to at least two Sundays a month September-May, we would love to hear from you. Training and all supplies are provided, no experience necessary. Please contact Pastor Chris at for more information.

Last Chance for Rock the Universe Tickets

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 If you have questions please email Lara Jackson at

Sharing Center

The Sharing Center is out of fruit. For the next couple of weeks, we will be collecting canned fruit and fruit cups, no glass containers please.

Prayer Teams Meeting – September 9th

The Prayer Teams will be meeting on Sunday, September 9th in the Community Center after the 11:00am service. Lunch will be served. Please let us know by RSVP to Debbie Ruehle at by Tuesday, September 4th. We would like all Prayer Team members to participate.

Holy Cross 101 – September 19th

Pastor Matt is offering a onetime new member class in the Community Center on Wednesday, September 19th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs.  A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at

St. Luke’s Concert Series – September 15th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Concert Series begins their 25th Anniversary Season (2018-2019) on Saturday, September 15th Matinee at 2:00pm and Evening at 7:00pm with the Brass Band of Central Florida. Concerts are free and open to the public.


L Team News

Book Club – August 27th

Join the Book Club meeting upstairs in classroom 3 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 with items provided by the players.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – August 30th

Join this group on Thursday, August 30th 5:30pm at JAX in Lake Mary.  Call by August 29th to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) to reserve spot.

Divine Dollies – September 4th

Join the ladies on September 4th at TooJay’s (3577 Lake Emma Rd. Lake Mary, FL 32746) for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mary Charles (407-688-7575).

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – September 11th

Join the ladies on September 11th at JAX in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Maxine Rzepka (407-323-7362) to make reservation.

Coffee with Friends – September 13th

Come to Panera Bread on Sun Drive for coffee and girl-talk with your LWML friends from church.  We’ll be there on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00pm for an hour of fun and relaxation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Shyrock at


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

To All our Volunteers Thank you to all our volunteers who contribute to all we do at Holy Cross

Thank you for the wonderful response to all the recent collection drives


Prayers of Comfort

Janet Kerns (Barb Rueh’s Sister) she passed away on August 20th

Rebecca Junk passed away suddenly on August 17th

LaVerne Koel (Alan Mooney’s Mother)

Harold Brandel


Prayers of Healing

Bob Rogers resolution of recent diagnosed congestive heart condition

Patsy O’Nan (Tom Wilt’s 81 yr old sister) for improvement in her health


General Prayers

Lew Junk and Family prayers of comfort and strength as they struggle with the passing of his wife Becky


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.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Texann Buck

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Theresa Ciullo

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

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 (; Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (