“Fourth Tuesdays”
Represent fellowship AND FUN at Holy Cross with lots of laughter and socializing while playing BUNCO! Come see for yourself on Tuesday, August 25th [11:30 a.m./brown bag lunch; noon/game starts] in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for first BUNCO, most BUNCOs, most wins, most losses, and whatever are in the form of bagged white elephant items provided by the players. Since it takes all of 5 seconds to learn the “rules,” prior experience obviously is not required!

Book Club News
“Bittersweet” is Colleen McCullough’s new, romantic Australian novel about four unforgettable sisters taking their places in life during the tumultuous years after World War I is “just as epic as her ultra-romantic classic, The Thorn Birds”. Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet each of these vivacious young women has her own dream for herself. Set against the background of a young and largely untamed nation, “filled with humor, insight, and captivating historical detail, McCullough’s latest is a wise and warm tribute to family, female empowerment, and her native land”. Join the Book Club as they discuss this book on August 24th at 7PM.

Wondering what to do
with empty inkjet printer cartridges, empty laser printer cartridges, used cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, e-Readers, tablets, GPS systems and Scientific Calculators? Here’s a suggestion – donate them to LWML. They will collect them and redeem them for cash to help fund the 2019 National Convention. Ask your family, friends, neighbors if they would like help disposing of their empty inkjet and laser cartridges or other recyclable items. Then, bring them to the church office and drop them in the collection box. LWML appreciates your help… and so will the environment!

The Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group
Excellent service. Food was fantastic and the price was perfect! Our Thursday night group is going to Carrie’s Bistro located in the train depot shops in Longwood on Aug. 27th. Address for the bistro is 182 West State Road 434, Longwood. Call Joanne Hench 407-322-6004 by Aug 26th to make reservations.

First Sunday Cookout
We took a short summer “break”, and now it’s time to get cooking! Looking for the best volunteer job ever…grillmaster. If you would like to help out at the cookouts contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org. On Sept. 6th we’ll be restarting out First Sunday Cookouts, so come have lunch with us.

Healing Service
Here at Holy Cross, we believe that Jesus is alive and well among us through his Holy Spirit, and that a part of his continuing ministry is healing the sick and afflicted. We believe in a supernatural God who still does supernatural things every day. That’s why we’re having a healing service on Saturday, September 26th at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. We’re coming together as a congregation to expect and pray for the healing power of Jesus to be present among us. Come join us!

Financial Peace University
This changes EVERYTHING!! Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University!! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!! Classes will begin September 27th @1:00 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a 9 week course. Please contact Pamela & Andy Sadlon for information on ordering your kits to get started!!  (386)734-6609 or (386)747-8271

Brass Band of Central Florida
The Brass Connection featuring international trumpeter, Rex Richardson, headlines the first concert of the St Luke’s Concert series. Musical pieces range from classical, jazz, improv and more. Two shows on Saturday, September 12th a matinee at 2PM and an evening performance at 7PM. For more information contact St. Luke’s at 407-365-3408 or visit their website stlukes-oviedo.org.

Transfer the Blessings
not just the wealth. Property symbolizes value. Transferring it to loved ones fulfills our desire to bless them. Learn how it works. Call Robin Paris, our Gift Planning Counselor, at 937-477-9713 (cell); 407-333-0797, Ext. 1103; or email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org

Lutheran Counseling Services
They are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a banquet being held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on October 10th at 5:30-8PM. Music will be provided by David Ludwig. Masters of Ceremony is President Walton of LCMS.  Dinner will be catered by Chef Scott. Tickets on sale now: 1 for $20 or 2 for $30. Visit www.lcsfl.com/events of call Jamie 407-644-4692 to purchase tickets.

Prayers of Thanksgiving
Mae Easton as we celebrate her baptism at the 9:30 service
Cody Norman (Craig and Joanne Hench’s grandson) as he celebrates his 5th birthday on August 23rd
Lee Kellerman prayer of thanksgiving for healing and a thank you for all your prayers

Prayers for Healing
Betsy Sell has been placed in hospice; prayers for comfort and peace
Mike Salisbury diagnosed with kidney cancer; prayers for healing
Kirby Claxton just diagnosed with cancer and has to undergo treatment; prayers for his fast healing
Fred Misener (Kristin McAllan’s Dad) prostate cancer has spread to his bones; prayers for healing, comfort and strength
Ken Kernen Jr (Donna Mooney’s cousin) prayers for successful heart by-pass surgery
Terry Hall (Joanne Hench’s cousin) had surgery on his foot; prayers for proper healing
Jennifer Gonzalez (friend of Debbie Rolf) had a thyroid biopsy; prayers for favorable test results
Jack Cadden recently diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing and strength and for guidance on a treatment plan
Frank Lombardo (friend of the Schumann’s) fighting bladder cancer; prayers for healing and strength
Phil (friend of Ken Bates) complications following cancer surgery, hospitalized at South Orlando; prayers for healing and complete recovery

General Prayers
Morganne Oyler prayers for God’s guidance and protection as she deploys on the USS Truman
Brian and Kayla’s wedding Sept 5th that Christ be the center of their blessed day and their lives together

Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Rob Barbour
Barbara Bechtold
Joyce Block
Debra Goodwin
Robert Bowes
Amanda Broughton
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
Bruce Mensing
Ethel McLeod
Janice Miller
Fred Misener
Steven Montes
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Audrey Pettit
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Roz Rawson
Lisa Rooney
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Mike Salisbury
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