Happy Father’s Day!

We are thankful for the gift of fathers that God has given us!


Special Announcements

First Sunday Cook-Out

We are taking a summer break in the months of July and August.

VBS – Maker Fun Factory – Successful!

Thank you to all who donated supplies and snack food, who volunteered, along with your prayers have made two weeks of VBS successful. Over 360 children and 200 volunteers know that God built them for a purpose.

LWML Mite Box – June 25th

LWML will have the mite box out next Sunday, June 25th.


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.

Wednesday Bible Studies Resume – June 21st

Book Club – Summer Break

There will not be Book Club meeting in the months of June and July.

BUNCO – June 27th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, June 27th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

General Announcements

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.

Christian Illusionist – June 30th

FAKING THE SUPERNATURAL TO POINT TO THE REAL SUPERNATURAL Thrivent Financial and Holy Cross have partnered to bring you this exciting event on June 30th 6:30pm held at Holy Cross Lake Mary. Tickets are $7.00 Adults and $3.50 Students under 18. –John Michael Hinton’s unique style of close-up magic for the stage uses everyday objects to accomplish impossible feats. Tickets available at www.hclm.org/magic.

Collecting Items – Sharing Center

In June, we will be collecting cereals of various sized boxes.

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 the lil’ red pickup truck on Sundays or blue receptacle in the Fellowship Hall. Contact: Warren Jennison.

Summer Drama Camp

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and HCLA are pleased to be working with Summer Drama Camp for programs this summer. Two opportunities are available for children ages 7 – 15. Space is limited. For more information or to register, go to www.summerdramacamp.org.

Middle School Adventure Days

Holy Cross have Middle School Adventure Days for rising 6th thru rising 8th graders. There are 2 full-day adventures Wednesdays, June 28th (River Day) and July 12th (Beach Day). Register at thehcla.org/camps.

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.  Candidates must be organized, self-motivated and efficient with word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. 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.  Request candidates that love children and understand the connection between church and school.  Contact Lisa Mangus at 407-936-3636 ext. 2.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy – Sanford Preschool

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is currently looking for a VPK Teacher and part time assistants. Contact Elaine Gonzalez at egonzalez@thehcla.org.

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. Rotations begin at 9am, 10am and 11am at HCLA 100 Aero Lane in Sanford, FL. Learn techniques in Baseball, Soccer, Football, Basketball and more. The event is limited to the first 100 athletes, so RSVP today by emailing mmartin@theHCLA.org.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

We thank you for creating each father with a unique combination of gifts and talents. Bless all fathers who have come into our lives.

Cal and Valerie Schulz  as they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary

Ethan Wilsen Crowley as he celebrates his 1st birthday on June 24th

Prayers of Comfort

Ivette Batista

Mary LaPlante

Prayers of Healing

Jessie Howe (Karen von Lersner’s cousin’s 21-yr-old daughter) she had a brain tumor removed last month. We are so thankful that she has made progress with her right arm mobility & her speech.  She is working on regaining her writing and drawing skills. Prayers that these skills will return & for a benign outcome from the tumor pathology

Karen von Lersner “I have had my right hip replaced on 6/12 – praying for a speedy recovery (good outcome as my left hip replaced in January.)”

Anna Litton for successful outcome from surgery and healing

Sherry Fox for successful surgery on June 22nd

17 Year Old boy with Burkitt Lymphoma  prayers of healing

Jennifer Flinchum treatment for cancer has not worked; it’s getting worse and in a lot pain; prayers of healing

General Prayers

Amelia Stark She is heading to Thailand on June 25th.   She will be attending Thrive Justice School (thejusticeschool.com) for 5 weeks learning about how to fight human trafficking.  She will learn about prevention, rescue and restoration.  The congregation’s support has been amazing! Your prayers for her safety while traveling and His comfort while she sees the unbelievable are appreciated.

Mike Lillo beginning a new career with the Oakland Florida Police Department; prayers that he will be kept safe & serve with honor & integrity


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)