Special Announcements

Pastor Paul’s Bible Study will not meet on Wednesday, November 23rd
Pastor Matt’s Bible Study will not meet on Wednesday, November 23rd
Church office will be closed Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th, in observance of Thanksgiving
Kid’s Church for 3years old to 5th grade will not meet on Sunday, November 27th

L-Team Announcements

If you would like more information about any of the L-Teams go to hclm.org/teams

Urban Fishing Club

Bring your fishing poles on Nov 20th at 6PM, location TBD. Contact Pastor Chris for more information, 407-929-7279.

Book Club

Erik Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction. In book after book, he’s proved adept at rescuing weird and wonderful gothic tales from the shadows of history. And so Erik Larson and the sinking of the Lusitania would seem to be an ideal pairing. The mighty ocean liner was the paragon of civilization, big and fast, strong and sleek, tricked out with every kind of innovation, a White City on the high seas. If “Dead Wake” sounds like something you would like to read, join the ladies for their discussion on Nov 28th, 7PM.

Family Serve – Grace ‘n Grits November 30th

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, hclm.org/serve, if you and your family would like to join us in serving our neighbors.

Holiday Happening!

Get ready to spread cheer with the “Divine Dollies” on Tuesday, Dec 6th, 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Just bring a covered dish to share with friends in Christ, along with some Holiday Spirit and a good appetite!

Monthly Bunco is taking a HOLIDAY HIATUS!

No games are scheduled for 11-22 [Thanksgiving week] or 12-27 [Christmas week]. Get ready to resume play next year on Tuesday, January 24, 2017!

Calling all ladies…

Please join us Dec 13th from 6-8 pm for our 2nd Annual Christmas Tea sponsored by the ladies of LWML. Light refreshments and sweets and of course delicious teas will be served. If possible, bring your own favorite tea cup and dessert plate. Also please bring a small wrapped Christmas decoration (ornaments, votives, etc.) for the gift exchange and a $5.00 donation to defray food costs. Any additional monies collected will go to mites. Looking forward to sharing this time with many of you.

General Announcements

Christmas trees, lights, wreaths

We must be talking about decorating the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall for Christmas. Church Decorating will be held on December 3rd, usually start at 9:00 am. Many hands make light work. Please look for further updates as to times and needs.

Seniors Intervention Group Christmas Banquet

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has again been asked to provide desserts for The Seniors Intervention Group Christmas Banquet. The dinner will be December 14th at the Lake Mary Events Center.  This is the 7th year we have had this honor.  For many Seniors this will be the only Christmas dinner or celebration they will have. If you are willing to prepare a dessert please contact the church office, 407-333-0797. They plan on picking up the desserts on Dec 14th.

Angel Trees

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Ladies Lunch Bunch, Divine Dollies and Bunco L-Teams have joined forces to place 2 Christmas trees in the narthex on which there are Angels with tags suggesting items to benefit the Russell Home for Atypical Children and Pet Rescue by Judy. Please bring the unwrapped items by Sunday, Dec. 18th, for scheduled delivery on Dec. 19th.
We will also have a collection box for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office who provide a brighter holiday for children in foster care, as well as those who have faced abuse or neglect. We have been asked to provide toys, accessories, bicycles for children 9 years old up to 18 years old. We need to respond quickly as we must deliver the donations by November 29th.


Seminole Leagues, a Faith-based sports league sponsored by HCLA has received one of the first Kaleidoscope grants from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) for $83,000! This grant will allow them to improve facilities, secure additional equipment, offer more sports and to upgrade the quality of their program.  For information go to: www.seminoleleagues.com

The season of giving…

This holiday season, we thank everyone who has supported Holy Cross this past year with their time, talent and financial contributions and look forward to support from all of our members in the year ahead. If you need a convenient way to make regular offerings or if you plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving options. As the pace of life speeds up, especially around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions. Visit hclm.org or contact the church office for more information.

Financial Statements

By now you should have received your financial statement, if you have not please contact Sue Moffitt in the church office (407-333-0797). An end of the year statement will be mailed to you in January.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

God of all grace, govern our hearts that we may never forget Your blessings but steadfastly thank and praise You for all Your goodness in this life
Arianna Sufka as we celebrate her baptism at the 11:00 service
Jamie Fabozzi colitis has cleared, thank God

Prayers for Healing

Dr. Ashok Khanna shot in an armed robbery in his own primary care office; prayers for healing and a speedy recovery
Kim Fabozzi had knee surgery, knee is very swollen and in considerable pain; prayers for healing and full recovery
Jim Powers (Jennifer Myers’ uncle) is waiting for a liver and kidney transplant; prayers for him and his wife during this difficult time in their life
Barb Putz (Ken Bates’ cousin) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, receiving chemo; prayers for comfort, strength and healing
Harold Krauss hip replacement surgery; prayers for healing
Joyce Guckert is bedridden and losing her eyesight; prayers for comfort and peace
Gayle Lee (Dusty Netterstrom’s daughter) starting 6 mos of chemo following  colon cancer surgery; prayers for strength and healing
Ben VanDamme hurt his back, experiencing a lot of pain; prayers for healing
Jamie Fabozzi  still has cancer; prayers for healing
Chuck Grabar having eye problems; prayers for healing
Carmen Lidia Diaz hip surgery; prayers for healing and comfort
David Hoenig experiencing kidney problems; prayers for healing and complete recovery
Jeff Rodgers brain surgery scheduled for Dec 1st; prayers for successful surgery and complete healing
Larry Mellott recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; prayers for strength, hope, faith and peace
Zoe Acevedo 2 year old struck by a car sustaining head injuries, transported to Tampa Hospital; prayers for healing and complete recovery
Allen Hartman had total knee replacement; prayers for healing and full recovery

General Prayers

Lynette Houser (Adam Cooley’s aunt) prayers for God’s guidance and she takes college courses and testing
The people of New Zealand as they struggle to get their lives back in order after the recent earthquake

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl
Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Mark Brink
Jack Cadden
Cherrie Case
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Laura Doherty
Paige Elward
Jamie Fabozzi
Carlton Graves
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
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
Marian Ritter
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Bob Smith
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Tom Stein
Debbie Stevenson
Phil Stichler
Shawn Taggart
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
William Ulm
Roger Webb
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton