Special Announcements

Holy Land Carvings – July 30th

“Bethlehem Christian Families” from the Holy Land: They sell Olive Wood Carvings to help the Christian families. Please look over these carvings displayed in the narthex and will be available for sale on July 30th to help support this mission. More information www.holylandcarvings.com.

Remembering the Reformation!

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. We mark this date from October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church. At Holy Cross, we will be doing many things this year to commemorate this historical time.

Pastor Hoyer has written 95 thoughts that can be used in your daily devotions based on each of the 95 Theses. Beginning July 28th, we will send out one thought each day for 95 days leading to October 31, 2017. If we have your e-mail address, we will be sending you the devotions. They can be downloaded at lutherdevotions.com.

Server Issue

We have been experiencing some issues with our server here at Holy Cross. Due to this problem, some of your prayer requests and questions submitted through our website may not have been reaching us. We apologize if one of your prayer requests did not make it into our prayer list, or if we did not respond to a question that you submitted.  We are working on resolving the issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Parking Lot Resurfacing – July 26th – 29th

The parking lot resurfacing will begin July 26th and finish on July 29th. There will be restricted area for parking.

Kids Church – July 23rd

Do you love children? Do you love God?  Ever thought of helping in Kids Church?  Come to an informational meeting on July 23rd at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.  There are lots of ways to help.

LWML Mite Box – July 23rd

LWML will be collecting for the Mite Box for missions. One of the many organizations that receive Mite monies is Good Shepherd Lutheran Church/School Classroom, Sarasota, FL:  Good Shepherd Preschool offers classes for children 6 weeks old through pre-kindergarten.  It would enable them to expand their outreach to the community.


L Team News

BUNCO – July 25th – Cancelled

LWML – Bible Study – July 25th

Please join us for Bible Study Tuesday night (July 25th at 6:30 pm) in the church office Board Room. We are continuing our study on Daniel Chapter 5 & 6. After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com with any questions.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group– July 27th

Join this group on Thursday, July 27th at Miller’s Ale House (50 Town Center Circle Sanford 32771). Call with your reservation to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) by July 26th.

Divine Dollies – August 1st

Join the ladies on August 1st at Outback (Sanford) at 11:30am for lunch. Call Laura Seelen (407-203-7291) to make reservations.

Real Men of Jesus – August 3rd

Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come join our Worship Leader Chris Kutcher on Thursday, August 3rd at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a fun time and dig deeper into community together along with some wild and crazy fun. Invite your friends and see you there!

Holy Cross on the Water – August 19th

If you are going to the Bioluminescent tour on Saturday, August 19th, please pay $40.50 per person online at hclm.org/kayak by July 28th. Contact Robert Bowes at Rob@hclm.org with any questions.


General Announcements

July Fun days on Sundays

Please join the Kids Church group after church.  Sign up for each event. If you have any questions, please email lmangus@thehcla.org.

July 23rd – Putt Putt at Conga River 6:00 p.m.

July 30th – Pool Party at Lake Mary Splash Pad – after church

Middle School Youth Group Kickoff – August 2nd

Middle School Youth Group is starting with a bang this year and you don’t want to miss it! Kids going into 6th-8th grades can join us Wednesday, August 2nd as we start our youth year off with a wrecking ball, slip n’ slide, taco bar dinner, and devotion from 4pm – 7pm. Bring a swimsuit and your friends. If you have any questions, contact Lara at ljackson@hclm.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” (if you have one, we only have a few) and some gloves. For more information or to RSVP, please email 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.

School Days

School Days, School Days. Remember your first day of school, everything was brand new? Let’s help some of our Lake Mary students have the same memories by donating school supplies. Only two weeks left for donations.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Jill & Ben VanDamme as they celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary

Jennifer Pendley as she celebrated her 42nd birthday

Prayers of Comfort

John Dole (Memorial Service at Holy Cross on Tuesday, July 25th at 11:00am)

Prayers of Healing

Michael Migliore (Jeanine McGavock’s nephew) in hospital with heart issues; prayers for speedy recovery

Lydia Schuster had emergency brain surgery; prayers of healing & full restoration. Also for the Schuster Family as they also have other adopted special needs children, prayers of strength and guidance.

Jessie Howe (Karen von Lersner’s cousin’s daughter) she is undergoing radiation therapy now for 6 weeks and will then have to do chemo treatments for brain cancer. We are praying for successful treatment to remove all cancerous cells.

General Prayers

High School Mission Trip (July 23-29) prayers of safe travel and protection as 40 students and chaperones venture to N. Carolina on a week’s mission trip to help serve others.


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

William Ulm

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)