Church office closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day
No Monday night service on July 4th
Our VBS campers did a great job in donating cereal. With the donations from the congregation we were able to send over 500 boxes of cereal to the Sharing Center.
Special Independence Day Celebration! July 3rd
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.
Family Serve – Grace ‘n Grits June 29th 5pm – 7pm
Each church takes a turn preparing and serving a variety of hot meals. Sign up on the website if you and your family would like to join us in serving our neighbors.
High School Summer Worship Experience – 601
If you’re an incoming 8th grader and up, come on over for hangout time, worship, a Christ-centered message, and awesome games (last week they had a 200 foot slip ‘n slide). Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm upstairs in the youth room for the next 3 weeks. Any questions, contact Daniel Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Brown Bag, Bunco and a Guest Speaker
Come one, come all to hear a special program just for us by Robin Paris, our friend and Gift Planning Counselor. She will share as we eat our lunches, answer any questions we may have, and then stay to play Bunco. You just might learn something new, and find that Robin can assist you in ways you had not thought of. It will be a fun time all around. Why not join us? Tuesday, June 28th, 11:30 in our Fellowship Hall.
Book Club News
Enjoy the summer and hope to see you at the August meeting as we will not be meeting in June or July. Bring your suggestions for a book and a meeting date for when you would like to facilitate the discussion for the upcoming 2017 “season”. We’ll put together the 2017 list at the August meeting; if you are unable to attend, please email Karen vonLersner, email@example.com, your book/choice of meeting date.
Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group
One of the better places to eat in the area for sure! No complaints about the food and service. This dinner group will be dining at IHOP in Sanford on June 30th. Call Joanne Hench, 407-322-6004 by June 29th to make reservations.
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.
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.
We are still collecting..
Time to clean out your dresser drawers and bring all those old eyeglasses you find hidden on the bottom. Drop them in the church office.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Painting experience preferred, however we can put anyone to work.
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!
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
Lowry Barcott (Pastor Adam Barcott’s son) had successful open heart surgery, out of ICU and should be discharged soon
Jordan Wence as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service
Dale and Winnie Luzzi as they celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary on June 28th
Prayers of Comfort for those who have lost loved ones
Doug Cook (friend of Debbie Rolf)
Prayers in Loving Memory
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