Special Announcements


No First Sunday Cook-Out – July 2nd






L Team News

Ladies’ Summertime Book Study

Are you looking to be encouraged by other Godly women this summer? Join us as we study through the Apostle Paul’s call to women in Titus 2 through the book “Feminine Appeal” by Carolyn Mahoney.  Contact Nicole Robison at 386-848-0577 or email nicolecrobison@gmail.com.

Divine Dollies – July 4th

Join the ladies on July 4th at Bob Evans (Lake Mary) at 11:30am for lunch. Call Barbara Hartpence (407-268-9789) to make reservations.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – July 11th

Join the ladies on July 11th at Chianti’s (Sanford) at 11:30am for lunch. Call Barbara Hartpence (407-268-9789) to make reservations.


General Announcements

Last Middle School Adventure Day – July 12th!

We saved the best for last… Let’s go to the BEACH! This beach adventure is open to kids entering 6th through 8th grades. And we aren’t just sitting around and sunbathing, join us for a day of sandcastle contests, cookouts, boogie boarding, ultimate Frisbee, and other beach fun! The bus leaves Holy Cross at 9am and will return around 4, we will have dinner and devotional at church before pick-up at 6pm. Registration is required, please go to thehcla.org/camps to register or email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

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!

Seminole County Immediate Needs Program

The Seminole County Immediate Needs Program is designed to provide funds in the form of a grant to qualified applicants with necessary immediate repairs and/or alterations to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the household or to affect the immediate livability of the home. The five trades in which assistance can be provided are roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC (heating and cooling systems), and accessibility. Contact Melody Frederick, HUD Administrator, at 407-665-2394 or mfrederick@seminolecountyfl.gov.

Shepherd’s Hope – Back to School Physicals

Shepherd’s Hope, in partnership with Nemours Children’s Health System, is pleased to offer free Back to School Physicals for children up to 18 years of age, who are uninsured and have no other options. Appointments are required (407-876-6699 x243) and available on July 31, August 3 & 9 from 9am-noon, located at 600 N US 17-92 #124 Longwood, FL.

Metals for Missions

We are collecting donations of aluminum cans and assorted other metals to fund our youth mission trip to N. Carolina and other various Holy Cross missions. Please place metals in blue receptacle in the Fellowship Hall.

Summer Drama Camp

Holy Cross & HCLA are working with Summer Drama Camp this summer. Register at www.summerdramacamp.org.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy – Job Opening

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is looking for an energetic, friendly, service-oriented individual to help grow our school ministry.  This part-time and/or full-time position will include administrative work as well as community outreach at events. Position requires flexible schedule to include evening and weekend events in addition to hours during the school day.  Please submit resume to Betty Hoyer at bhoyer@thehcla.org.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy–Lake Mary Preschool

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy – Lake Mary Preschool has an opening for a qualified preschool lead teacher.  Position starts in August.  Contact Lisa Mangus at 407-936-3636 ext. 2.

Sports Fest by Seminole Leagues

Come learn Multiple Sports from Professionals, D1 College Athletes and Elite High School Stars at this FREE EVENT for kids ages 5-15 on Saturday, July 15th. The event is limited to the first 100 athletes, RSVP by emailing mmartin@theHCLA.org.

Vacations Create Family Memories

Being together in less stressful settings strengthens family ties. Wills are planned before vacations to protect and preserve family values. Have you taken care of that? Need some help? Call Robin Paris, Gift Planning Counselor, at 937-477-9713.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

We give you thanks for the blessings of freedom. Grant that we all may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace.


Leslie & Geraldine Frick as we welcome them at the 8:00am service through transfer from Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle, IL


Prayers of Healing

Robert Bowes prayers for an upcoming scan on 7/3 – for good test results with no cancer growth

Snookie Dolan (Tom Easton’s sister) cancer spreading

Lori Luedtke prayers for favorable test results

Debra Berg prayers of continued healing from cancer surgery & strength to go through radiation therapy

Elsie Allen (106 yrs-old aunt of Harry Meeker) lives on her own home but her health has not been good lately & getting worse; prayers of God’s provision and care

Jessie Howe (Karen von Lersner’s cousin’s 21-yr-old daughter) she had a brain tumor removed last month. She will need radiation and chemotherapy treatments as her pathology report showed stage 3 tumor.

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

Carlton Graves

Jonell Hagle

Stacey Homra

Hetty Lou Horn

Marlin Houser

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ray Kerr

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Janice Miller

Steven Montes

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Pamela Petty

Diane Plog

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

William Ulm

Roger Webb

Rayna Wendell

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer

VICTORY: The Summer Sermon Series – The Book of Romans

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)