Special Announcements

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; you are welcome to share these with others. Upon request, if you want a printed version, contact the church office (407-333-0797).

Kids Church 

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 in this important ministry of our church.


L Team News

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.

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.

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

We are planning a Bioluminescent tour out of Titusville on Saturday, August 19th. Check our Facebook page: Holy Cross on the Water or email Robert Bowes at Rob@hclm.org for details and cost. We would like to try and get a final count of participants by July 17th so we can go ahead with the reservations.

General Announcements

July Fun days on Sundays

Please join the Kids Church group as we enjoy some cool activities in July after church.  Sign up for each event on the appropriate sheet up in the Community room on Sunday.  If you have any questions, please email lmangus@thehcla.org or call 407-936-3636 ext. 2.

July 9th – Movie at the Altamonte Picture Show

July 16th- Beach Day at New Smyrna Beach

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

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

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.

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.

Inheritance of Freedom

Christ is the inheritance of freedom shared with ancient Biblical cultures. Recalling this inheritance compels believers to respond with gratitude by remembering ministries in their wills. It’s easier than you think. Robin Paris can help you. Email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org or call her at 937-477- 0713. Let her show you how painless it can be.

Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Dennis McGavock as he celebrated his birthday

Alexis McGavock as she has passed her nursing accreditation

Prayers of Comfort

Andrew Kipar

Prayers of Healing

Toni LaRose cancer list

Charles Burgess (friend of Doris Underwood) had open heart surgery on July 8th; prayers of healing and restoration

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

Toni LaRose

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)