Special Announcements

LCEF – Young Investors Club

You know it’s important to teach children to give thanks for God’s many blessings and use those blessings wisely to serve Him. Learning to understand the value of sharing, saving and spending money is a good place to start. Holy Cross has partnered with LCEF to offer the Young Investors Club. For the first 250 accounts opened, we will fund the $25.00 initial deposit. Applications are in the Narthex.

First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – September 3rd

We will have the first Sunday of the month cook-out after the 11:00am service on September 3rd in the Courtyard. Come fellowship and connect with your church family!

Heart to Heart

Do you ever find yourself frustrated when you’re trying to communicate with your spouse?  Heart to Heart will help you rediscover the similarities and differences between you that you once found attractive and learn to appreciate, value and accept one another.  Using a research-validated personality and communication assessment tool, Heart to Heart will increase your self-awareness and give you personalized strategies and tools to better communicate with your spouse.  The cost is $69 per person. The 6-hour workshop is held over 2 sessions:  September 9 & 23, 8:30am to 12:00 pm. Registration deadline is Wednesday, 9/6.  Register at https://hclm.org/marriageworkshop/. Contact Valerie or David Fosburgh with questions at 407-986-0980.


L Team News

BUNCO – August 22nd

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, August 22nd at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

LWML – Bible Study – August 22nd

Please join us for Bible Study Tuesday night (August 22nd at 6:30 pm) in the Fellowship Hall. We are continuing our study on Daniel. After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com with any questions.

Book Club – August 28th

Join the Book Club on Monday, August 28th at 7:00pm for a lively discussion of “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles led by Karen von Lersner.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – August 31st

Join this group on Thursday, August 31st 5:00pm at Don Julio (4275 West Lake Mary Blvd Lake Mary, FL. Call with your reservation to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) by August 30th.

Divine Dollies – September 5th

Join the ladies on September 5th at Ichigo Ichie Buffet (3611 S. Orlando Dr. Sanford near Walmart) at 11:30am for lunch. Come and enjoy the fun, fellowship, and fantastic food!

This changes EVERYTHING!! – Sept 10th

Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University!! Classes will be offered on Sundays at 1:00PM starting September 10th in the Youth Room. Contact The Sadlon’s at arsadlon1234@hotmail.com for information.

Real Men of Jesus – September 14th

Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come join us on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a fun time.


General Announcements     

Rock the Universe – September 9th

8th-12th grade students, register now for Rock the Universe at Universal Studios Saturday, September 9th! All theme park rides will be open, and the night will be packed with top Christian artists. $75 covers your ticket, transportation and breakfast at the church in the morning. For more details and to register for this event visit hclm.org/rtu2017, or contact Daniel Robison at daniel@hclm.org. Registration ends Monday, August 21 so don’t wait! See you there!

Confirmation 2017-2018 – Starts September 13th

We invite your 7th grade student to join us for our 2017-2018 Confirmation, beginning Wednesday, September 13. 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 break from Thanksgiving through December). This year is the first part of a two-year experience in which students will learn about their faith. There is a one-time registration fee of $125. Online registration is available at hclm.org/confirmation. If you have further questions about our confirmation program or for a complete schedule of the year, please contact Daniel Robison at daniel@hclm.org.

Prayer Teams

Prayer Teams are forming to pray in a mighty way. You can get additional information at hclm.org/prayer to see list of prayer teams and submit a prayer. Prayerfully consider joining a team.

Metals for Missions

We are collecting donations of aluminum cans and assorted other metals to fund our various Holy Cross missions. Please place metals in the lil’ red pickup truck on Sundays or blue receptacle in the Fellowship Hall. Contact: Warren Jennison.

Family Serve – August 26th

We have our next family serve on Saturday, August 26th, at 8:00AM. We will meet at StarChild Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road and clean up our adopted road. Please bring a trash “grabber” and some gloves. RSVP to Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org.

Holy Cross 101: August 31st

Pastor Matt is offering a new member class on Thursday, August 31st from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introduction to our beliefs. A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy – Elementary Program is looking for a few aftercare workers for this upcoming school year.  The hours are 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday and all school holidays off.  If you are interested, please contact Rob Sinninger at rsinninger@thehcla.org or 407-936-3636.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Hilde Hoy as she celebrates her birthday on August 20th

Bob & Hilde Hoy as they celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary

Prayers of Healing

Gene Frebern (Hench Family’s Neighbor) in rehab after short hospital stay; prayers for healing and comfort for his wife as well

Snookie Dolan (Tom Easton’s Sister) is in final stages of her battle with cancer and has entered hospice care; prayers of peace and comfort

General Prayers

Katie Krauss pregnancy goes smooth with a healthy baby

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, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Mark Brink

Jack Cadden

Cherrie Case

Ivan Cintron

Millie Diaz

Laura Doherty

Paige Elward

Jamie Fabozzi

Jonell Hagle

Stacey Homra

Hetty Lou Horn

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ray Kerr

Kevin Kittelson

Toni LaRose

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Janice Miller

Steven Montes

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Pamela Petty

Claudia Quesada

Jessica Quintana

Marian Ritter

Lori Rockey

Marsha Rush

Jim Salley

Evelyn Samples

Bryton Saxon

Sunny Schilter

Karen Schlue

Bob Smith

Wendy Spring

Gary Starkweather

Debbie Stevenson

Phil Stichler

Cindy Taylor

Jim Thompson

Roger Webb

Rayna Wendell

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer

Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)