Holy Cross 101
Pastor Matt is offering a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Thursday August 6th from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs. It is a chance for you to learn more about Holy Cross and meet other people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.


On Saturday, August 1st, from 9am-12pm we will be hosting a community clean-up of the Historic Hopper Academy near downtown Sanford. Hopper Academy is a historic schoolhouse that is being turned into a community center to benefit the local neighborhood.

Looking for people to be ministry partners
in our Kids Church time. Please come to an informational meeting today immediately following Kids Church at 10:30AM in the Community Room. We need partners who love kids and want to teach them God’s Word. We need teachers, helpers, and greeters. If you have any questions feel free to email Lisa Mangus at lmangus @thehcla.org.

Behind the Scenes
Have you ever wondered who works behind the scenes to make sure communion is prepared or that the Altar is correctly set up?  Perhaps you are a new member looking for a way to serve the Holy Cross community. Altar Guild is looking for additional members, experience not
needed. Even if you aren’t sure you want to be an active member, maybe you would like to know more about how scripture and tradition guide us. Please join Pastor Matt and the current Altar Guild members for a light lunch and conversation today at 12:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please let Mickey Buschman know if you plan on attending by calling 407-878-0204 or mickeybuschman@gmail.com

Casual Restaurant in a Trendy Location
The wait staff was very attentive and customer service focused. The food is good and reasonably priced. Red Hat Ladies are going to 4th Street Bar and Grill on Aug 4th at 11:30AM. To make reservations please call Barbara Hartpence 407-268-9789 or Marilyn Prescott

Just a reminder….
Kids Church will be taking August 9th off, middle school and high school will be meeting as usual.

Confirmation Class for 7th and 8th graders
We would like to invite your 7th/8th grade child to join us for our 2015-2016 Confirmation Class. Confirmation is an opportunity for students to confirm their faith in Jesus Christ and lay a foundation which they can build upon for a lifetime. The program is small-group based and is designed to be fun and engaging. The class meets weekly on Wednesday nights. Over the course of the year, students will learn about their faith, become familiar with the Bible, be encouraged in their prayer life and develop a personal testimony. In addition to the weekly meetings, there are two weekend retreats. A fun 3 day retreat held in September where the students will “walk through the Bible” and a 2-day retreat held in early May. There is a one-time registration fee of $150.00.

Today’s Miracles
A few weeks ago Pastor Chris talked about miracles in the Bible. We are all familiar with some of the big ones: Jesus walking on water, the parting of the Red Sea, feeding the 5000 and Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We are putting together a pamphlet of miracles happening today. Please email us a miracle that you have witnessed we would like to share it with the congregation as well as on our website. Send your miracles to: Loriluedtke@gmail.com I think you’ll be surprised to read all the miracles that are happening right here in our congregation.

Looking for a place where your child can Live, Love and Learn?  We provide opportunities for your child to receive a wonderful education while teaching them to courageously share the love of Jesus in the community!  Visit us at www.thehcla.org for additional information about our preschool through high school programs. Or you may call us at 407-936-3636.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
The food came in a timely manner, was delicious, and was cooked to perfection. Every bite was amazing until the very end! These ladies will be having lunch at Gator’s Dockside in Lake Mary on August 11th at 11:30AM. To make reservations please call Grace Friedrich 386-574-8144 or Doris Underwood 386-789-4280.

Prayers of Thanksgiving
Zoe and Jack Binch as we celebrate their baptisms at the 11:00 service
Ivan Rosario that appendectomy went well and recovery was fast and smooth

Prayers of Comfort for Those Who have Lost Loved Ones
Jack Brady (Jean Ciullo’s brother)

Prayers for Healing
Bella Rae Brockhaus 9 year old girl with a rare blood disease; prayers for proper treatment and healing
Ruth Ann Russel hospitalized with a spine infection; prayers for healing
Scott Harding recently diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing and strength
Gizela Cintron had surgery; prayers for a successful procedure and a smooth recovery
Steve Seither in ICU; prayers for healing and full recovery
Scott T Brown fell and broke his hip while on vacation in California; prayers for healing
Heather McGuire multiple illnesses; prayers for healing, recovery, strength and comfort
James Blake knee replacement surgery; prayers for healing and full recovery
Bette Flynn diagnosed with colon cancer, will start to undergo radiation and chemo; prayers for peace and comfort
Oma Hertko having surgery on 7/29/15 to remove cancer; prayers for a successful procedure
Kerry Huffins in last stages of cancer, she is in a great deal of pain; prayers for comfort and ease of mind and body
Miriam Russell suffering with many illnesses; prayers that she will be healed and God’s peace and comfort
Janet King hospitalized with a stroke; prayers for complete recovery and return to good health
Susan Holder is in danger of losing her vision, she has 2 sons to raise and can not imagine not seeing her boys grow up; prayers that God would save her vision by showing grace and mercy
Jack Davis 4 year old  boy had open heart surgery, surgery went well; prayers for healing and a smooth recovery

General Prayers
Jonathan Ashbeck recent high school graduate; prayers for guidance and wisdom as he decides what he wants to do and also for full time employment

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Rob Barbour
Barbara Bechtold
Joyce Block
Debra Goodwin
Robert Bowes
Amanda Broughton
Sean Cadden
Ivan Cintron
Sharon Coe
Millie Diaz
Paige Elward
Bette Flynn
Liz Foster
Andy Frey
Carlton Graves
Scott Harding
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Rob May
Ethel McLeod
Janice Miller
Steven Montes
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Audrey Pettit
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Roz Rawson
Cash Register
Lisa Rooney
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Susan Shultz
Betsy Sell
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Ian Supra
Kristen Sydney
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Patrick Walsh
Richard Wilton