Special Announcements


Teachers Commissioning – August 6th

Sunday, August 6th at the 11:00 service, we will be commissioning our 2017-2018 Academy teachers.

Prayer Teams Commissioning – August 6th

Sunday, August 6th at the 9:30 service, we will be commissioning our LTeam Prayer Captains.

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.

Kids Church – Root Beer Sunday August 6th

We are celebrating the end of summer in Kids Church. It is officially Root Beer Sunday.  Calling kids at 9:30 a.m. to join us.

Upon This Rock

The HCLA school theme is “Upon this Rock”.  We invite you to join us in painting a rock after the service.  Please paint a kind and inspiring message on your rock and take it with you.  You can place the rock in the spot of your choosing.  These rocks are meant to encourage others along life’s path.  Check out “Kindness Rocks Project” for more information.


L Team News

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – August 8th

Join the ladies on August 8th at Otter’s on the River (4380 Carraway Place Sanford) at 11:30am for lunch. Call Hilde Hoy or Grace Chewning to make reservations (407-324-7616/407-322-8634).

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!! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!!  Classes will be offered on Sundays at 1:00PM starting September 10th in the Fellowship Hall. Contact The Sadlon’s at arsadlon1234@hotmail.com for information.

General Announcements     

Confirmation 2017-2018

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.

Kids Church Teacher & Greeter

Kids Church needs teacher and greeter volunteers before the kickoff on August 13th.  This is a wonderful way to connect with our Holy Cross Children.  We need help greeting before the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. service.  Our K/1 and Preschool classes need teachers.  The teachers work on a rotating schedule every other week. Contact Lisa Mangus @ 321-37-8643 or email at lmangus@thehcla.org.

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.  If you are good with elementary aged children and like to have fun this is the job for you.  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

Colvin & Sandra Basdeo as they celebrate their 40th anniversary

Ryan Robert Hopkins (Bob & Anna Legenhausen’s Grandson) as we celebrate his birth on July 22nd

For our teachers Grant them your strength, so they will have courage in every situation; your wisdom, so they will show others the path to success; your peace, so they will find the best in everybody;  your hope, so they  will never give up;  your joy, so they  will be thankful for all their blessings;  your grace, so you will always be at their side

Prayers of Comfort

Douglas Young (Joan Velez’s Son) prayers for comfort as she deals with the accidental death of her son who passed away while in FL Hospital after successful foot amputation. Doug was diabetic and 55.

Prayers of Healing

Robert Janney (Deborah Martel’s father) since March has broken both arms and both legs.  At 90, the 3 surgeries have triggered anesthesia caused dementia.  Praying for his healing body, brain, and soul

Judy Hans (Deborah Martel’s sister) had tumors removed from the spinal canal in her neck several years ago.  The tumors have returned at the top of her C1 vertebrae/ skull; praying for healing

John Philips (friend of Don & Anne Blackadar) rare form of bone cancer, undergoing chemo

Elaine Sheridan (Anne Blackadar’s Sister) prayers for healing from a cardiac event

Laura Burgay Alexander (friend of Dave Thompson) prayers for healing

Will Thompson detected a lump on pancreas; prayers for favorable results from biopsy

Charlotte Smith-Wilkes healing from surgery
Brett Smith (Mary Charles’ son) healing from surgery

Kim Fabozz (friend of Debbie Ruehle) knee injury along with a five-year and an ill husband; prayers for complete healing

Richard Peters (friend of Debbie Ruehle) diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and is too weak for chemo/radiation, in hospice care. He has a wife with medical issues

General Prayers

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)