First Sunday Cookout for August/September
We will not be having a cookout in August or September our grillmasters have both months off.
Today at the 11:00 service we will be commissioning our 2016-2017 Academy, Kids Church and Youth Ministry teachers. In addition we will be praying for all teachers in the field of Public Education.
Holy Cross will be the host of the Thrivent board meeting in August and we are planning an Action Team to assist the homeless and needy. We will be assembling care kits to give to those seeking a hand out on the street corners. We are still collecting non perishable single serving snacks and 8 oz. bottled water for the kits. Please drop off donations in the church office. Assembly will take place Aug 10th at noon, lunch will be served so please contact the church office if plan on attending.
L-Team Captains Meeting
We are looking to re-launch L-Team Activities on the weekend of September 11th. Before then, we hope to hold a Captains’ Meeting on August 18th at 6:30PM so we can review the purpose of L-Teams and to brainstorm new and innovative ways to invite people to live life together, like Christ intended. We’ll meet in the newly remodeled Youth Room upstairs, dinner will be provided!
Medical Mission Trip
This month LWML will be collecting light-weight fusible interfacing and velcro to make hospital gowns for the Lutheran Hospital in Madagascar. A mission service committee member and 20 medical professionals will be going in October bringing the gowns with them.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Great atmosphere, plate presentation is top notch. staff is super friendly and helpful. Wonderful all the way around! Our ladies will be enjoying lunch on the shores of Lake Monroe at St. John’s River Steak and Seafood at 550 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, on August 9th 11:30AM. Make reservations by calling Hilde Hoy (407-324-7616) or Grace Chewning (407-322-8634).
We’re collecting school supplies
School’s out for summer but soon children in our community will be starting back to school and many will need help gathering together the necessary supplies. Throughout the month of July we will be collecting school supplies to donate to local children. Please pick up a list in the narthex and do some fun back to school shopping for these students. Thanks as always for your support!
Countdown to Kickoff
Kids Church starts August 14th @ 9:30 a.m. Wear your favorite sports jersey to help kickoff a new year of learning about God! Special guest appearance by the Minion and all the terrific Kids Church volunteers. We can’t wait to show you our newly renovated space!
Confirmation Class for 7th graders
We would like to invite your 7th grade child to join us for our 2016-2017 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 starting August 17th. 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 August where the students will “walk through the Bible” and a 2-day retreat held near the end of the year. There is a one-time registration fee of $125.00. You may go online to hclm.org/confirmation to register online.
Please Help Spread the Word!
We are looking for a Worship Leader for our two contemporary services that can help us to grow and reach our goals for the future. It is a part time position. However, if the right person also has communications and IT/Website skills there is a possibility of the position being full time. Please contact Pastor Matt at email@example.com if you or someone you know is interested and for more details.
New Day, New time, Different location
Join our middle school youth group for hangout time, a Christ-centered message, and awesome games on Wednesdays 4-6PM in the youth room on the Lake Mary Campus starting August 17th. Confirmation will follow at 6:30PM. The high school youth group will meet on Tuesday nights, 6-8PM in the Youth Room on the Lake Mary Campus starting August 16th.
All Holy Cross members are invited to join us.
Thrivent Financial is hosting a luncheon on Sunday, August 21st, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Tim Fraser and Katie Dewitt will be giving a short presentation on the charitable member benefits that are available to Thrivent members, such as Thrivent Choice and Thrivent Action Teams. This is a great opportunity to learn details and ask questions. Please RSVP to the church office 407-333-0797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor God with a heritage of faith for your Family. When you distribute property to your family, reflect that God has given you faith to share also. What a wonderful legacy! Call Robin Paris, our Gift Planning Counselor to assist with both the transfer of assets and your statements of faith. Her email is Robin.Paris@lfnd.org, and you can call her cell: 937-477-9713. Either way, she will be quick to answer and help you in any way she can.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
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 for Healing
Dennis Yell (Michelle Grass’ father) has terminal cancer, deteriorating rapidly; prayers for peace for the family
Jouanny Ceballos prayers that he recover from an injury
Kevin Kwas prayers for healing, strength and stability, that he receive a kidney and pancreas transplant. Prayers for his family’s comfort and peace
Betty Drews (Marty & Gina Lauth’s Aunt) diagnosed with ovarian cancer; prayers for healing and comfort
Zachary Dillehay 20 year old Marine who has a very rare and little researched cancer; prayers for wisdom for the doctors and a miracle
Gina Shaffer has breast cancer; prayers for healing
Joe Ingino (Renee Hays’ Dad) hospitalized with possible pneumonia and maybe heart issues; prayers for healing and salvation
Etta Woodruff prayers for healing and full recovery
Carmen Manning (Gayle Curtis’ niece) had surgery; prayers for healing
Dave Littlefield (Gayle Curtis’ brother-in-law) had a tumor removed from his brain; prayers for healing and full recovery
Loreley Castro had gall bladder surgery; prayers for healing and a speedy recovery
Brooklyn 1 year old girl has a brain tumor; prayers for proper treatment and healing
Muriel Oehler (Diane Oehler’s aunt) hospitalized with pneumonia; prayers for healing
Karen Sweet as she travels to Alaska to visit with her brother
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James