Special Announcements

Voters’ Meeting Today 3PM at Lake Mary

Presentation of 2016-2017 Budget
Pastor’s Report
Old Business
New Business
Election of New Board Members
Plans for the theCross Mt. Dora
Next Meeting Date – November 20, 2016
Closing Devotion

We will be live streaming the event:

Live Stream of Voters Meeting


We would like to personally congratulate you on your graduation from High School or College. We would like to formally recognize your accomplishment at Holy Cross at the 9:30am service on Sunday, May 22nd.  There will be a table in the narthex with a special gift for you. So make plans to attend Sunday Service and join your fellow graduates as we congratulate you on your achievement. As part of our celebration, we would like to add a quick description of your plans after graduation. Please send the information to the church office as well as if you will be in attendance by Monday, May 16th. You can e-mail Sue Moffitt with the information at smoffitt@hclm.org.

VBS Donations

The VBS team has requested that we start collecting paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls for them to use for their projects. Please  drop them off in the narthex.

Are you a caffeinated individual?

Holy Cross is looking for a Sunday morning Barrista to begin a donation only cafe in the Courtyard and Fellowship Hall. A passion for serving and hopefully some mad baking skills are all that is required (would be great for an aspiring caterer). Contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org if you are interested.

L-Team Announcements

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Apology Accepted, a Bible study that will try to answer some of the tough questions about Christianity, will start after the 9:30 service today in the Board Room.

Book Club

In a sunny California apartment, a young woman and her fiancé arrive to record her great-grandmother’s story. The story that unfolds of Precious Orchid’s life in China, where she rises from a childhood of shame to become one of the most successful courtesans in the land, is unlike any they’ve heard before. . . Want to know more? Join the discussion on May 23rd at 7PM as the ladies talk about Peach Blossom Pavillion.


It’s that time again – Roll the Dice and Ring the Bell. a fun time to get together and catch up with old friends or meet some new ones. Tuesday May 24th – Brown Bag Lunch at 11:30 – Dice down at Noon. Prized White Elephants have been won and lost in seasons past. Prior experience not required.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group

Famous for its New York-style delicatessen specialties, TooJay’s Gourmet Deli has been delighting diners with an extensive menu for over 30 years. When the craving strikes indulge in authentic NY-Style deli sandwiches piled high on your choice of thick homemade breads; or enjoy a bowl of steaming chicken noodle soup.  TooJay’s also offers time honored comfort food favorites sure to whisk you back to the warmth of Mom’s kitchen. Join this group on Thursday May 26th, make reservations by calling Joanne Hench 407-322-6004 by May 25th.

General Announcements

Baby Bottle Campaign

Fill a bottle, save a life. Help the Sanford Crisis Pregnancy Center raise awareness by supporting the baby bottle campaign. It’s so easy…take a bottle home, fill it up with coins or cash, and return it back to the church. We will be collecting for the entire month of May.

Still Collecting

We are still collecting Box Tops for Education. You can drop them off in the church office.

Gear Up for an Adventure

Holy Cross will be transforming into Cave Quest for VBS this year.  We still have openings for 4 year olds through first grade for Week one, June 6-10. Week two, June 13-17, has openings in both age groups. Volunteers, please sign up now so we can make assignments and order T-shirts for everyone. Teens think Bright Futures community service hours. To register campers and volunteers go to hclm.org/vbs.

Summer Camps and Programming!

Holy Cross offers so many summer activities for kids of all ages. From VBS to Educational Camps to Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball.  Whatever age or interest, we have programming that will engage, challenge and entertain your kids all summer long! For more information go to hclm.org.

Kids Church and Summer 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.

Looking for a way to volunteer this summer?  Kids Church is  looking for a  volunteers to help with our summer Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. To inquire, please call Lisa Mangus @ 407-936-3636 ext.2 or email at lmangus@thehcla.org.

Making Gifts using Unspent Retirement Accounts

Retirees have options for gifting unspent qualified retirement assets in a tax-wise manner.  These planning options can be surprising and effective.  Want to hear more? Call Gift Planning Counselor, Robin Paris for information: 937-477-9713, or email your questions to Robin.Paris@lfnd.org

Plant and Build Update

The latest Plant and Build Campaign update can be found online at Plant & Build. You can also set up your giving and login to track your giving from the site.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Judah Robison as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service
Robert Berl (Debbie Ruehle’s father) has portable oxygen so he is mobile again and recovering

Prayers of Comfort for those who have lost loved ones

Pearl Minella (Kristin Underwood’s grandmother)

Prayers for Healing

Gail Core diagnosed with stage 4 cancer; prayers for complete healing
Janet Sullivan mass found in her bladder, biopsy done; prayers for favorable test results
LaVerne Koel having a medical procedure; prayers for favorable results
Reenee McGavock (Dennis McGavock’s cousin) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; prayers for successful treatment
Prisco & Diane DeMercurio (Steve Ruehle’s sister and brother-in-law) she donated a kidney to him, both are home; prayers for complete recovery
Peyton Hurst in neuro ICU with a hemorrhagic stroke and a brain tumor that is most likely cancer; prayers for favorable test results from the biopsy, healing and guidance to determine treatment after surgery
Judy George (Jacqueline Litton’s mother) successful surgery to remove tumor on her liver, now will begin chemo and radiation treatments; prayers for strength and healing

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl
Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Jack Cadden
Cherrie Case
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Laura Doherty
Paige Elward
Kevin Fox
Carlton Graves
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Jan Kerns
Ray Kerr
Mary LaPlante
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Heather Marvel
Reenee McGavock
Janice Miller
Fred Misener
Steven Montes
Desmond Niburg
Sam Niburg
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Audrey Pettit
Pamela Petty
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Marian Ritter
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Bob Smith
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Tom Stein
Debbie Stevenson
Phil Stichler
Brandon Stone
Kristen Sydney
Shawn Taggart
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Laura Wade
Patrick Walsh
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton