Kids Church Celebration
Come celebrate with your new Kids Church Teachers on Sunday, August 16th at 9:30 a.m. K-5th grade in the community room and Pre-K (3 years & 4 year olds) in the preschool area.  We will be kicking off the new program with lots of praise songs and get to know you games.  Can’t wait to see you!!

Confirmation Class for 7th and 8th graders
We would like to invite your 7th/8th grade child to join us for our 2015-2016 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. 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 September where the students will “walk through the Bible” and a 2-day retreat held in early May. There is a one-time registration fee of $150.00.

A Message from Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

Dear Community Supporter –

In just a little over a week we will start our first year of High School at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy.  HCLA is unique in this immediate area as a Christian school serving Preschool through 12th grade.  We are ready to embark on this journey and fulfill the great commission to Build His Kingdom Here in Northwest Seminole County.  Please pray for our administration, teachers, students and families that will be reached through this mission.  Together, along with local churches and families, we can make a difference in this community.

Feel free to schedule a visit to one of our 3 campuses in Lake Mary and Sanford. We would love to see you.  You can also visit us at or

Blessings on your day!

Sue Stark
Admissions Counselor

Today’s Miracles
A few weeks ago Pastor Chris talked about miracles in the Bible. We are all familiar with some of the big ones: Jesus walking on water, the parting of the Red Sea, feeding the 5000 and Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We are putting together a pamphlet of miracles happening today. Please email us a miracle that you have witnessed we would like to share it with the congregation as well as on our website. Send your miracles to: I think you’ll be surprised to read all the miracles that are happening right here in our congregation.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
The food came in a timely manner, was delicious, and was cooked to perfection. Every bite was amazing until the very end! These ladies will be having lunch at Gator’s Dockside in Lake Mary on August 11th at 11:30AM. To make reservations please call Grace Friedrich 386-574-8144 or Doris Underwood 386-789-4280.

Part time Aide needed
The preschool on the Lake Mary Campus has an opening for a teacher’s aide for 2 year olds, 2 days a week. If you’re interested please contact Lisa Mangus at

Looking for a place where your child can Live, Love and Learn?  We provide opportunities for your child to receive a wonderful education while teaching them to courageously share the love of Jesus in the community!  Visit us at for additional information about our preschool through high school programs. Or you may call us at 407-936-3636.

Ready to Serve in a Unique Way?
Redeeming Life Maternity Home supports single expectant women by providing a safe, stable home. Residents are also given opportunities for growth in relationship with their Savior, as well as career, parenting and life skills education. You are invited to a Volunteer Information Meeting on Aug 11th at 7PM. This meeting will be held at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2525 S Oak Ave., Sanford. Please RSVP by contacting Resident Director, Tricia at or 407-790-9745.

Fixed payments for life?
Charitable Gift Annuities allow generous stewards to receive fixed payments for life and make a meaningful gift when they are called home to heaven. Payment rates get higher as one gets older—one of the benefits of a long life! Call Robin Paris, our Gift Planning Counselor, at 937-477-9713 (cell); 407-333-0797, Ext. 1103; or email her at

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 of call Jamie 407-644-4692 to purchase tickets.

Prayers of Thanksgiving
Sean Cadden prayers of thanksgiving he has been removed from all cancer medications, his leukemia has been fully cured
Cash Register is cancer free

Prayers for Healing
Jennifer Gonzalez (friend of Debbie Rolf) had a thyroid biopsy; prayers for favorable test results
Lee Kellerman prayers for healing from recent surgery
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
Bruce Mensing (Barb Rueh’s brother) started chemo/radiation this past week; prayers for complete healing and comfort during treatment
Bella Rae Brockhaus 9 year old girl with a rare blood disease; prayers for proper treatment and healing
Ruth Ann Russel hospitalized with a spine infection; prayers for healing
Scott Harding recently diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing and strength
Gizela Cintron had surgery; prayers for a successful procedure and a smooth recovery
Steve Seither in ICU; prayers for healing and full recovery
Scott T Brown fell and broke his hip while on vacation in California; prayers for healing
Heather McGuire multiple illnesses; prayers for healing, recovery, strength and comfort
James Blake knee replacement surgery; prayers for healing and full recovery
Bette Flynn diagnosed with colon cancer, will start to undergo radiation and chemo; prayers for peace and comfort
Oma Hertko having surgery on 7/29/15 to remove cancer; prayers for a successful

General Prayers
Jonathan Ashbeck recent high school graduate; prayers for guidance and wisdom as he decides what he wants to do and also for full time employment

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
Ethel McLeod
Janice Miller
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
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