New Sermon Series: Greatest Comebacks

 Genesis 45:4-15, Romans 9:30-10:4, Luke 19:41-48


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 Joseph and his brothers. See you there at 8am, 9:30, 11am or Monday night at 6:30pm!

Installation Service for Ethan Spira – August 5th

We are pleased to announce that Ethan Spira has accepted the call to join us as the School Chaplain Holy Cross Lutheran Academy. There will be an installation service on August 5th at 2:00PM at Holy Cross Lake Mary with a reception for Ethan and Kim to follow. Visit to let us know you’re coming.

Commissioning Our Teachers – August 5th

We will be commissioning our 2018-2019 Holy Cross Lutheran Academy teachers as well as praying for all teachers in the field of Education.


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 If you have further questions about our confirmation program or schedule of the year, please contact Daniel Robison at

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 ( 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:; includes “Habitat Hammers Back” Impact Report, itinerary for the week, and Volunteer Handbook. For more information or to register for the trip, please contact:  John Schultz (, 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!

Back to School

It is less than a week until school starts; many of the stores are having fantastic savings on school supplies. Please pick up a few of the items on the list in the narthex so we can help out the children right here in Lake Mary. Help these children start the new school year off right.

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 If you have questions please email Lara Jackson at

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 with questions or if you want to help, but can’t make the meeting.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – August 7th

Join the ladies on August 7th at Longhorn Steakhouse 4695 St Johns Parkway Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mickey Buschman (407-878-0204).

Real Men of Jesus – August 9th

Come to our next meeting on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30pm at Holy Cross Community Center. For info: Chris Kutcher (

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


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

For our teachers Grant them your strength to have courage in every situation, your wisdom to show others the path to success, your peace to find the best in everybody, your hope to never give up

Mandi King as she is now in remission from non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


Prayers of Comfort

RADM Alene Duerk, NC USN (Ret.) (98) Memorial service at Holy Cross on August 10th at 10:30am.

Richard Henderson


Prayers of Healing

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

Seth Shyrock fractured elbow and torn ligament, prayer for healing and for his work situation


General Prayers

Blair Henderson prayer for comfort and peace as she grieves the unexpected loss of her father, Richard Henderson

Gina Culpepper for guidance and direction as she moves back to Florida and seeks a job.

The Travis Family prayers for a struggling family, for guidance and direction and assurance of God’s faithfulness


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

Sylvia Jones

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

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 (