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.

LWML Mite Box – August 27th

LWML will be collecting for the Mite Box for missions. One of the many organizations that receive Mite monies is LCS Ministry Enhancements at Faith Lutheran Church and School:  Many students at Faith struggle with difficult family and personal situations.  They depend on the Faith church/school family for support, as a large number lack a church home.  This grant money will enable families to receive professional assistance through LCS.

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 and your spouse.  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

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!! – September 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     

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.

Middle School Youth Group – September 6th

MS youth group will knock your socks off this month with an extended MS experience that you don’t want to miss. Join us Wednesday, Sept. 6th from 4-7p as we will be bringing in Ties That Bind for 2 hours of team building, confidence building, and leader making experiences. Dinner and all events are included in the $10 fee for this month. Please RSVP via the Holy Cross Student Ministry FB page or email Lara at ljackson@hclm.org.

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 Meeting – September 10th

Come share meal, prayer, and devotion on September 10th at 12:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Prayer Team members please join together. RSVP online and 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.

Bus Driver Needed

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is looking for an additional Bus Driver.  Eligible candidates need to have a CDL, Class B with passengers license.  Driving is on an as needed basis for field trips, sporting events, and after school activities.  Interested persons contact Mrs. Hoyer or Mr. Sinninger for more information by calling the school office at 407.936.3636.

Lutheran College Ministry

The Lutheran College Campus Ministry Live UCF Annual Gala is coming up on September 23rd. Tickets at: https://liveucf.cloverdonations.com/gala/


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Cody Norman (The Hench’s Grandson) as he celebrated his 7th birthday


Prayers of Comfort

Snookie Dolan (Tom Easton’s Sister)


Prayers of Healing

Lucas Gonzalez 4 months old and having open heart surgery on September 11th

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


General Prayers

The Ekern Family give the family strength as they deal with the death of their 20-yr-old son on Friday who was killed in a car accident


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)