Church office closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day
No Monday night service on July 4th
Special Independence Day Celebration! Today!
We will be welcoming a special guest speaker, Eddie Kaufholz from the International Justice Mission who will be speaking on the pressing need to help bring the same freedoms we enjoy to millions of people oppressed throughout the world by human trafficking and slavery. Become aware of this important issue and learn how you can make a difference. Then stay and join us for a special First Sunday of the Month Cookout! We will be kicking things up a notch with special food and desserts in honor of our Independence. Come and help us make this special day both meaningful and fun!
Holy Cross Lake Mary is conducting a church wide survey. Please take some time to go online to hclm.org/survey or pick up a paper copy in the narthex. There are different surveys for new attendees vs seasoned veterans so choose accordingly. Your input will help guide us as we look to the future.
High School Summer Worship Experience – 601
There’s still another two Tuesdays of our high school summer worship experience, 601! If you’re incoming 8th grade and up, come on over for hangout time, worship, a Christ-centered message, and awesome games. 6-8:30pm upstairs in the youth room. Any questions, contact Daniel Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Our Red Hat Ladies will be having lunch at Chianti’s where everything is so good! From the pizza to the burgers, wonderful. Their lunch specials are affordable and made to order. To join them on July 5th at 11:30AM, make reservations by calling Mary Charles 407-688-7575 or Mickey Bushman 407-878-0201.
Holy Cross 101
Pastor Matt is offering a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Thursday July 7th from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs. It is a chance for you to learn more about Holy Cross and meet other people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A light dinner will be provided. If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at email@example.com.
This changes EVERYTHING!!
Your money. Your story. Your life.
Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University!! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!! Classes begin on Thursday, July 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is a 9 week course. Please contact Lisa LeBar at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on ordering your kits to get started!!
Hospital Gowns and More
For their upcoming convention, Lutheran Women’s Ministry will be collecting items for a Lutheran Hospital in Madagascar that treats people without any ability to pay. They will be asking for several different items. This month they would like 100% cotton material to make hospital gowns. Each gown requires 3 yards at least 42 inches wide. Please bring the material to the church office for drop off.
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch
The food is great, you have lots of choices, but the best part is the ambiance. You feel happy in this place and leave the restaurant wanting to come back again to repeat the experience! Our second Tuesday lunch bunch will be enjoying German food at Willow Tree in Sanford on July 12th at 11:30AM, to make reservations call Anna Litton 407-322-9375.
Calling All Recyclers
Every Sunday there is a red truck parked across from the Fellowship Hall with a sign on the tailgate. Ever wonder why? Mr. Jennison recycles cans and all sorts of metals and donates the proceeds to several HCLM ministries as well as overseas ministries. So let’s fill up his truck!
High School at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy
Is your child looking forward to High School? Are you comfortable with where they will be attending? Will your child be ready for college? Visit us at www.thehcla.org to see how HCLA’s high school experience is different than any other. We are enrolling for 9th and 10th grade for the 2016-2017 school year.
Put on your paint spattered jeans
We are freshening up around the campuses this summer. If you have any free time during the week over the next couple of weeks, contact Rob Bowes (email@example.com). Painting experience preferred, however we can put anyone to work.
Thrivent Day with the Tampa Bay Rays
We hope you can join us for the 13th Annual Thrivent Day with the Rays! This year’s game will have the Tampa Bay Rays taking on the Minneapolis Twins on Saturday, August 6th at 6:10pm. Group tickets in the lower level reserved section cost $25 (Up to a $60 value!). The Rays require 10 or more tickets to qualify for the group rate. If you are interested in going please contact the church office.
Preschool, VPK, Elementary, Middle School and High School
Join us at any age. Come for preschool and stay for High School or anywhere in between. This year we will be Growing with Jesus! Visit us at www.thehcla.org/tour or call Sue Stark at 407-936-3636 #4 to schedule a time to visit and see the HCLA difference.
Plant and Build statements have been mailed out. If you have not received one or have questions about the one you have gotten please contact the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
We give you thanks for the blessings of freedom. Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace
Tristan Feldmann as we celebrate his baptism at the 11:00 service
Brianna Feldmann as we celebrate her baptism at the 11:00 service
Brittany & Jared Crowley on the birth of their son, Ethan, on June 24th
Howard & Cindy Hughes prayers of thanksgiving for a healthy pregnancy for their daughter and the birth of their grandson, Ethan Crowley
Laura Wade has completed treatment and is in remission
Jerry Oyler prayers of thanksgiving that he does not have to have surgery on his heart
Prayers of Comfort for those who have lost loved ones
Joan Meier (Mary DeBonville’s mother)
Prayers for Healing
Gertraude Lopeman prayers for definitive diagnoses of various health concerns and a return to good health
Carissa Borton still in ICU recovering from neck and back surgery resulting from a car accident; prayers for healing
Paulette Schonshock (Robin Paris’ sister-in-law) is home but will be continuing treatment for another 5 months; prayers for healing and speedy recovery
Wilaine Northway (Lisa Mangus’ mother) diagnosed with gastritis; prayers for healing
Judy Kay George (Jacqueline Litton’s mother) has completed her cancer treatment; prayers for strength and healing
Maureen Smith prayers for a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery
Adelmo Lopez (Nelly Coleman’s dad) prayers for healing to his heart, restore his body, peace and strength for his family
Jane Jones (Carol Peterson’s sister) has cancer; prayers for healing
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James