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!

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Papa Joe’s pizza is truly authentic NY pizza. Fast delivery and always a crowd pleaser. The wings are good too. Salads were surprisingly good. The ladies will be enjoying pizza on July 14th at 11:30AM. To make reservations please call Mary Charles at 407-688-7575.
Looking for people to be ministry partners
in our Kids Church time. Please come to an informational meeting on Aug 2nd immediately following Kids Church at 10:30AM in the Community Room. We need partners who love kids and want to teach them God’s Word. We need teachers, helpers, and greeters. See you Aug 2nd! If you have any questions feel free to email Lisa Mangus at lmangus

Caps of Love
“Caps of Love” is dedicated to helping the disabled. Recycling plastic caps raises money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children. Plastic caps are a different grade of plastic from the bottles and are valuable in bulk. Hard plastic caps from laundry detergents, beverages, shampoo, spray paint, cream cheese, peanut butter, medicines and so many others. Color is not an issue – save them all! Translucent type water bottle caps are especially valuable. There will be a container in the narthex, let’s fill it up!

Sharing Center Thrift Store
Our big sale is coming up in 6 days and we desperately need help!  We still need 60 volunteers at our 20th Anniversary on Saturday, July 18th to work in shifts that day. Can you help us by coming in to help for a few hours? Contact Patricia Shields, Volunteer Coordinator, at 407-691-3138 or  You can also sign up at: Volunteerspot Thrift Store Anniversary Sale. We’re expecting 300-400 shoppers the day of the sale and it’s really important to us to have enough hands-on-deck to make this day a big success!

Behind the Scenes
Have you ever wondered who works behind the scenes to make sure communion is prepared or that the Altar is correctly set up?  Perhaps you are a new member looking for a way to serve the Holy Cross community. Altar Guild is looking for additional members, experience not
needed. Even if you aren’t sure you want to be an active member, maybe you would like to know more about how scripture and tradition guide us. Please join Pastor Matt and the current Altar Guild members for a light lunch and conversation on Aug 2nd at 12:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please let Mickey Buschman know if you plan on attending by calling 407-878-0204 or

Are you busy August 1st?

We all have busy summers with vacations, holidays like the 4th and all the kids activities and summer camps.  But maybe, in spite of all the other busyness, you have also felt like you should be spending some time helping people and making the world a better place?  Well, now’s your chance!  On Saturday August 1st, from 9am-12pm we will be hosting a community clean-up of the Historic Hopper Academy near downtown Sanford.  Hopper Academy is a historic schoolhouse that is being turned into a community center to benefit the local neighborhood.  Before it can be renovated, it needs to be cleared of debris and old furniture.  It is a great opportunity to make an impact, as well as providing a chance for students to earn much needed community service hours.  The building itself, which once served as a Negro School, is a walk through history.  And downtown Sanford, just a few blocks away, provides a great place to spend the rest of your afternoon with great local eating establishments, a river-walk and a great park with a splash-pad.  So load up the mini-van and make an impact!

The Little Red Truck is on vacation!
Please save your aluminum cans and all metals, until late July. All the proceeds from this recycling help fund the Guatemalan mission.

Gift Planning
Honoring God with a statement of faith is often the most meaningful gift we can leave to our loved ones. Does your will or living trust reflect such honor?  Contact our Gift planning Counselor, Robin Paris, by calling her at 937-477-9713 (cell); 407-333-0797, ext 1103, or emailing her at She will be happy to assist you.

Too hot outside for your kids?  
Send them to our “cool” Preschool camp for ages 3 to 6.  July 13th – Science, July 20th –
Water, July 27th – Drama.  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon., Monday – Thursday.   Cost is $75.00 per week.  Sign up on line at or call Lisa Mangus at 407-936-3636 ext.2.

Prayers of Thanksgiving
Julie Devaney as we welcome her into the Holy Cross family at the 5:30 service
Andrew & Janelle Crème, John & Jeanne Russell, Eric and Kathryn Wiltse as we welcome them into the Holy Cross family at the 9:30 service
Jennifer Pendley (Craig  & Joanne Hench’s daughter) as she celebrates her 40th birthday on July 16th
McKenna Wallis as she celebrates her 11th birthday on July 17th
Joan Degregoria (friend of Grace Chewning) no signs of cancer after her surgery, she will not have to have chemo or radiation

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Rob Barbour
Barbara Bechtold
Debra Goodwin
Robert Bowes
Amanda Broughton
Sean Cadden
Ivan Cintron
Sharon Coe
Millie Diaz
Paige Elward
Liz Foster
Andy Frey
Carlton Graves
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
Cash Register
Lisa Rooney
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Betsy Sell
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Ian Supra
Kristen Sydney
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Patrick Walsh
Mike Williams
Richard Wilton

Prayers for Healing
Rob Barbour (Lori Bieber’s brother in law) has prostate cancer; prayers for favorable results from bone scan, healing and support for the family
Hunter LaFlesh 19 year old involved in a car accident, recovering slowly; prayers for
continued healing
Dave McCormack involved in a motorcycle accident, in ICU at Central Florida Regional with serious injuries and in a coma; prayers for recovery and strength for his wife, Barbara
Steve Ploutz had surgery; prayers for a complete recovery and return to full health
Michelle Torres an expectant mom had an injury that required surgery; prayers for a complete recovery
Joyce Block has tumors on her liver; prayers for wisdom for the doctors that they can diagnose and properly treat her
Pastor Darrell Stuehrenberg, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Fort Myers, malignant tumor in upper back and kidney; prayers for healing
Jake Johnson (son of a friend of the Hench family) recovering from open heart surgery; prayers for speedy recovery and support for his parents and sisters
Clay Petonick  (Stephanie Sanders 3 yr old nephew) having a lot of blood tests to see what is causing him to be sick; prayers for favorable test results and proper treatment
Bryton Saxon at Shands now battling cancer; prayers for healing

General Prayers
Daniel, Kristen, Isaiah and Kenan Hench safe travel back to Florida as they come home from Vermont
Donna Ingino taking her Bar exam at the end of July; prayers for God’s guidance and relief from the pressure and stress
The Smith family, Mayla & Mary DeBonville safe travel as they go to Guatemala to support the Holy Cross mission in Amatitlan
Safe travel for the Holy Cross High School Students as they leave on July 19th for a mission trip in North Carolina to help those in need