Starting today we will be suspending Brunch until further notice. It has become cost prohibitive to serve brunch weekly, we will still have coffee in the courtyard and in the Fellowship Hall.

It’s Cereal Time

Summer is a tough time for many families trying to keep food on the table. As we have done in the past, we will be collecting cereal for the month of June to donate to the Sharing Center. We are going to be getting a lot of help from the children and volunteers who attend VBS.

Book Club News

Our June book club meeting is scheduled for June 22nd.  The book of the month is “The Midwife of Venice” by Roberta Rich. 1575 Venice and Malta come to life here. The dark, cramped quarters of the ghetto in which the Jews are forced to live as well as the splendid marble palazzo filled with silks, spices and elegance are vividly recreated. The differences between Hannah’s life as a Jew and the unfettered existence of the Conte and his family are starkly delineated in every scene they both inhabit. Sounds like a great read!

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group

We have found this tiny little eatery consistently good. The brisket tender and tasty, chicken always tender and extremely flavorful. Spare ribs also fabulous. Our overall favorite is the pulled pork. Join this dinner group at Keller’s BBQ on June 25th. Make reservations with Joanne Hench at 407-322-6004 by June 24th.

Even Though it is Summer

We are still collecting Box Tops for Education to raise funds for the HCLA. Each Box Top has a $0.10 value. When buying your groceries, be sure to look for items that have the Box Top logo  on them and don’t forget to clip the coupon before throwing the bag or box away.

Young Women

Are you a woman between the ages of 18 and 40?

Do you want to get away for the weekend?

Would you like to spend some time getting closer to God?

If you answered “yes” to all  of the above, then text Sharon Shyrock at 407-719-2409 or e-mail to find our more about attending the Lutheran Women in Mission Retreat at the Sirata Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida this coming September 26-28, 2015.

Bean Bag Chairs Needed

Seminole Leagues, Holy Cross’ very own sports ministry, is quite proud of our first year. At our Aero Lane Campus, we hosted an Upward Sports Program that saw 172 different kids participate in one of our leagues. This summer we are hosting summer sports camps for incoming 3rd -8th grades and are creating a room for them to “recharge”. It is our vision to have this room filled with bean bag chairs…for them to escape the heat. If you have an old one or can pick one up while you are out and about, please donate it to the Church Office.

Sports and Wacky Games

All Summer Long (from now until July 31st), Holy Cross, through its Sports Ministry (Seminole Leagues) will be offering full day camps for older kids. This active camp is designed for kids entering 3rd-8th grade and will be at 100 Aero Lane (HCLA Middle and High School Campus) in Sanford. The camp opens at 8am and runs until 4pm at a cost of $175 per child. Aftercare is available until 5:30 for an extra fee. Kids will be split into two age groups and spend the day learning and playing new sports and wacky games. Each day includes snacks and daily swimming in our on-campus pool! For more information, please visit or call 407-915-JUMP(5867).

Transfer the Blessings

Being generous at the end of our earthly lives to people and ministries we love transfers our faith values. Such action demonstrates Christ’s love through us. Contact our Gift Planning Counselor, Robin Paris, by calling her at 937-477-9713 (cell); 407-333-0797 Ext 1103, or e-mailing her at Robin.Paris She will be happy to assist you.

The 12th Annual Thrivent Day with the Rays

This year’s game will have the Tampa Bay Rays taking on the Houston Astros on Saturday, July 11th at 4:10PM. Group tickets cost $25!  The Rays have upgraded the tickets to the Lower Reserved section. to get the group rate we will need 10 people to sign up, please see Carolyn in the church office for tickets.

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Kayson Schott as we celebrate his baptism at the 9:30 service

Prayers of Comfort for Those Who have Lost Loved Ones

Margaret Mueller (Lynn Mueller’s mother)

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold

Debra Goodwin

Robert Bowes

Amanda Broughton

Sean Cadden

Beverly Caouette

Judy Chapman

Wendy Ciallella

Ivan Cintron

Sharon Coe

Franshelly Cruz

Millie Diaz

Adam Ehling

Paige Elward

Pete Engilis

Wendy Feathers

Crystal Ferrell

Ray Fox

Robyn Freeman

Andy Frey

Carroll Geesaman

Carlton Graves

Jonell Hagle

Stacey Homra

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ron Kesselring

Anya Lamar

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Rob May

Ethel McLeod

Frank Miller

Janice Miller

Fred Misener

Steven Montes

Paula Morin

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Diane Plog

Michelle Przemieniecki

Claudia Quesada

Jessica Quintana

Howard Raddatz

Roz Rawson

Cash Register

Nancy Robinson

Lisa Rooney

Marsha Rush

Jim Salley

Evelyn Samples

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

Robert Bowes reoccurrence of cancer; prayers for favorable test results and healing

Susan Shultz reoccurrence of cancer in her spine; prayers for healing and strength as she endures more treatments

Steve Ploutz surgery on the 29th; prayers for successful surgery and a complete recovery

James Brucker a teacher at Lake Tech suffered a brain aneurysm and is in ICU, he had successful surgery; prayers for healing and strength as it will be a long recovery

Charlee Klaus a 2 year old hospitalized with mono; prayers for healing and speedy recovery

Nicole O’Grady has liver cancer and is going through her 5th round of chemo; prayers for strength and healing

Barbara Bechtold fighting bone cancer, her labs are very critical, she had to stop chemo; prayers for strength and pain control

Fred Misener (Kristin McAllan’s Dad) diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing

Mary Cembor had knee replacement; prayers for healing and speedy recovery

Kimberly diagnosed with lupus; prayers for strength and healing

Sally hospitalized with kidney failure; prayers for healing

Mike LaPeters having internal bleeding; prayers that doctors can find the source and correct it

Karen Beth in critical condition after valve replacement, has heart-lung complications; prayers for healing and full recovery

Liz Foster recently diagnosed with breast cancer; prayers for proper treatment and healing

Don Steinbach (Jeff Steinbach’s father) had open heart surgery is at home; prayers for healing and complete recovery

Joan Degregoria (friend of Grace Chewning) had a kidney removed due to cancer; prayers for healing and favorable test results

Pastor Jim Timmons had abdominal surgery; prayers for healing and improvement

General Prayers

Donna Ingino (Renee Hays sister) is studying for the bar exam; prayers that she will pass and have the energy to do what she needs to do

Amanda Casey safe travel to and from Ecuador