Pray For Orlando
Holy Cross is deeply saddened about the tragic loss of life that occurred in Orlando on June 12. When heartbreaking events of this magnitude occur, Holy Cross members often want to know how they can make a difference. In addition to continuing to hold those affected by this tragedy in our prayers, other opportunities exist to support the victims, their families and their community during this difficult time.
Holy Cross is partnering with Thrivent Financial and other Lutheran congregations in Central Florida to provide assistance to those in need through the Thrivent Action Teams program. Thrivent members can help support those affected in Orlando by forming a Thrivent Action Team supported by $250 seed money. For more information, visit Thrivent.com/actionteam.
If you are forming an action team to support the victims of the Orlando tragedy, let us know so we can help.
School’s out for Summer
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 1 more week to donate to the Sharing Center. Our VBS campers did a great job in donating cereal.
High School Summer Worship Experience
Our high school summer worship experience, 601, is starting this Tuesday, June 21! If you’re an incoming 8th grader and up, come on over for hangout time, worship, a Christ-centered message, and awesome games. 6-8:30pm upstairs in the youth room for the next 4 weeks. Any questions, contact Daniel Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Jesus Didn’t Tap…
Would you like a fun way to get in shape while learning an Olympic sport? Then come join Pastor Matt for Judo! Judo is a wrestling sport and martial art. It is based on the principles of using your opponents strength against them and training safely with power and speed. You will learn throws, takedowns, pins and submissions in a fun and safe environment. Join us Tues nights from 8-10pm at Urban Ninja Dojo in Longwood. Contact Pastor Matt at email@example.com for more info.
Family Serve – Grace ‘n Grits June 29th 5pm – 7pm
Each church takes a turn preparing and serving a variety of hot meals, and local supermarkets donate baked goods and bread which can be taken home. Sign up on the website if you and your family would like to join us in serving our neighbors.
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!!
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.
Middle and High School Students the Lake Mary Police Department invites you to attend a 1 day training on babysitting safety, first aid, fundamental skills on bathing, feeding, playtime and injury prevention. Also included will be an American Heart Association infant and child CPR course. To receive your CPR card a fee of $10 will be collected. This all takes place at the Lake Mary Police Dept. on Wednesday, June 29th, 9AM to 3PM. Contact Officer Rebekah Matviak 407-585-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
We are freshening up around the campuses this summer. If you have any free time during the week that you can contribute over the next couple of weeks, contact Rob Bowes (email@example.com). Painting experience preferred, however we can put anyone to work.
Our sister congregation
Faith ‘Viera’ Lutheran, invites you to an installation service for their new assistant pastor, Rev. Kevin Duff, on Saturday evening, July 9th, at the 5 pm worship service, with reception to follow. Church address is 5550 Faith Dr., Viera, FL 32955.
Crusader Preschool Camp
Children 3 to 6 years old are invited to join any one or all of the three weeks of preschool camp on the Lake Mary campus. Week one will center around the arts, week two they will be playing old fashioned games and week three will be water days fun. To enroll go to THEHCLA.org/camps.
Looking for a few middle school or high school students that may want to earn volunteer hours this summer! The Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Preschool on the Lake Mary Campus has a summer camp the weeks of July 11th, 18th and 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Choose one week or all three weeks.
Crusader Adventure Camps
HCLA, Upper School Campus, still has openings in several of their summertime camps. Children 1st through 5th grade can enjoy exploring our amazing oceans, mountains, rainforests, the Everglades, National Parks and our own state of Florida. To enroll go to THEHCLA.org/camps.
Too hot outside for your kids?
Why not schedule a tour at our “cool” preschool? We are currently enrolling 2,3,and 4 year olds for our Lake Mary Campus. To schedule a tour you can go to THEHCLA.org or call Lisa Mangus at 407-936-3636 ext 2.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
For our fathers; Bless these men, that they may find strength as fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect.
Cal and Val Schulz as they celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary today
Kenan Hench (Craig & Joanne Hench’s grand son) as he celebrated his 6th birthday on June 15th
Prayers of Comfort for those who have lost loved ones
Doug Cook (friend of Debbie Rolf)
Robert Berl (Debbie Ruehle’s father)
Susa Rae Baldado
For the victim’s families of the shooting in Orlando
Prayers in Loving Memory
Irene Cembor (Joanne Hench’s mother)
Don & Kaye Hench (Craig Hench’s parents)
Prayers for Healing
Wilaine Northway (Lisa Mangus’ mother) had several medical procedures; prayers for favorable test results
Jane Jones (Carol Peterson’s sister) has cancer; prayers for healing
Arthur Koel (Donna Mooney’s father) had heart bypass surgery; prayers for healing
Sheila Mosca had surgery; prayers for healing and speedy recovery
Dina Winters has incurable lung cancer; prayers for healing and the ability to cope with the future
Annabelle Prima Moser born 4 months prematurely, weighing only 1 pound; prayers the God be with her and that her family would feel peace and the presence of God
Butch Kropfeld (friend of Gayle Curtis) had bypass surgery; prayers for healing and speedy recovery
Kathy Stetcko hospitalized with blood clots; prayers for a return to good health
Karen von Lersner had knee replacement surgery; prayers for healing and a speedy recovery
Carissa Borton involved in a car accident sustaining serious internal injuries; prayers for successful surgery and recovery
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
Pastor Randall James