First Fruits Sunday

Join us this weekend for our next installment of “Plant & Build”
Today is a great day to celebrate!  God has blessed us over the last 5 years as we have planted 4 churches and helped start several non-profits in our local communities.  Because of the huge success we have had in the Plant and Build Capital Campaign, we are going to be able to further that work by planting more churches and continuing to impact the community.  Thank you for your generosity!  Celebrate with us today as we bring the First Fruits of our pledges and begin to fulfill the commitments we have made towards the work God has set before us.

Spotlight Announcements

Pastor Paul’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study will not meet on Nov 25th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday
Church Office will be closed Nov 26th & 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday
No BUNCO for the month of November due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

L-Team Announcements

After the Sermon Brunch Bunch
The After the Sermon Brunch Bunch was a big hit a Jason’s Deli.  Please join us this week at 12:00 p.m. at Another Broken Egg on International Drive.  We can fellowship and enjoy a simple meal together.  Please email Lisa Mangus at lmangus@thehcla.org if you can attend, or just join us at the restaurant.

Women’s Bible Study
The Lutheran Women in Mission invite you to join us for fellowship and studying God’s Word. This month we will meet in the Office conference room on November 24th at 6:30 for a short planning meeting and 7:00 to 8:15 for our Bible Study and fellowship time.  If you have never joined us before and have some questions, please feel free to email Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com. We would love for you to join us!

Date Change – REAL MEN OF JESUS
We just locked in 12 lanes of awesome fun at Airport Lanes! Join us at 7pm on WEDNESDAY, December 9th at Airport Lanes in Sanford. $10 covers two hours of bowling and shoes and a private room for discussion after. We hope to see all men! Bring extra money for food.

General Announcements

Calling all dessert makers
Senior Intervention Group has again asked for our help with their Christmas dinner. They have asked for desserts for 250 people. The event will be on Dec 16th so please bring your desserts to the church by Dec 15th.

Angel Trees
The Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Ladies Lunch Bunch, Divine Dollies and Bunco L-Teams have joined forces to place three Christmas trees, each with 48 Angels and tags suggesting items to benefit the Russell Home for Atypical Children in Orlando; The Salvation Army’s“Forgotten Angels”; and Pet Rescue by Judy.  Please bring the unwrapped items before Thursday, December 10th.

Christmas is right around the corner
The ladies of the LWML will be decorating the Worship Center and the Fellowship Hall and would like some volunteers to help. The trees and garland will come out on Nov 28th at 9AM.

Next Sunday is Mite Sunday
Where do your mites go? LWML has awarded a $120,000 grant to provide funding to renovate the buildings of Jonathan Ekong Memorial Seminary in Nigeria so they are safe and serviceable under the burden of larger student numbers. The buildings, built in the 1940s, are in need of resurfacing the floors and walls, replacing roofs and ceilings, replacing all electrical and plumbing installations, painting, and treating the termite problem.

HCLA Elementary School – Library Assistant
If you like books, kids and reading to kids, we have an opportunity for you!  We are in need of a few library volunteers who would help students pick out books, read to them and some general library tasks.  If you have time on Thursdays from 9:30-1:30 and would like to volunteer, have questions or would like to first visit, please contact Chris Jennison at cjennison@thehcla.org.

LWML
LWML is collecting laser cartridges, cell phones and pagers, digital cameras, tablets, scientific calculators for recycling to help fund their National Convention in 2019. Please drop them off in the purple container in the church office.

Gift Planning
Transfer the Blessings:   Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on redemption and the favor of God’s generosity. Learn ways to pass this incredible love on to your family.  Consider a conversation with Robin Paris, LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor. You can reach her at 937-477-9713, or email her at    Robin.Paris@lfnd.org.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Giselle Graham as we celebrate her baptism at the 8AM service
Presley Lorenzo as we celebrate his baptism at the 6:30PM service
Jim and Karen Lillo as they celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on Nov 25th
Greg Sisco as he celebrates his birthday

Prayers of Comfort for Those Who have Lost Loved Ones

Isabel Lecour (Lourdes Lecour’s mother)

Prayers for Healing

Kevin Fox, (John & Sherry Fox’s son) has been diagnosed with leukemia and is in the Moffitt Cancer Center; prayers for healing
Marianne Chapman fell and needs to have surgery; prayers for healing and a speedy recovery
Renee Fried has ovarian cancer, chemo not working, in a lot of pain; prayers for healing
Roland is in intensive care with pneumonia on life support; prayers for healing
Ken Rapp (friend of Debbie Rolf) in hospice needs heart valve replacement and is too weak for surgery; prayers for healing, comfort  and peace
Rebecca Junk has been placed on the kidney transplant list; prayers that a match is found, surgery is successful and a complete recovery
Jack Cadden prayers for favorable test results as he travels to Houston, God’s guidance for his doctor, and a path forward that will put his cancer into remission permanently
Wayne Lenyk had a bone marrow biopsy; prayers for favorable test results and complete healing
Harry Mock (Stephen Ilardo’s Uncle) has spinal cancer; prayers for healing and that he seek salvation
Judy Kay (Jacqueline Litton’s mother) beginning chemo for a mass on her liver; prayers for successful treatment and minimal side effects
Claudia White 14 year old girl who suffers with epilepsy; prayers for healing and strength as she copes with the complications from epilepsy

General Prayers

Pastor Jon Thomas has received a call to serve as Senior Pastor at St John’s Lutheran in Mansfield, Ohio; prayers for God’s guidance and wisdom
Judy Morlock (Amy Stier’s mother/Olivia Stier’s grandmother) for comfort and peace as she transitions to a life of less mobility and freedom in her new home in an assisted living facility.

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl
Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Jack Cadden
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Paige Elward
Liz Foster
Carlton Graves
Scott Harding
Jonell Hagle
Stacey Homra
Pastor Randall James
Megan Johnson
Carol Jusits
Maria Katz
Al Laruffa
Lori Luedtke
Don Lundberg
Heather Marvel
Rob May
Bruce Mensing
Ethel McLeod
Janice Miller
Fred Misener
Steven Montes
Desmond Niburg
Sam Niburg
Nicole O’Grady
Dan Olson
Audrey Pettit
Diane Plog
Claudia Quesada
Jessica Quintana
Howard Raddatz
Lisa Rooney
Marsha Rush
Jim Salley
Mike Salisbury
Evelyn Samples
Bryton Saxon
Sunny Schilter
Susan Shultz
Wendy Spring
Gary Starkweather
Debbie Stevenson
Phil Stichler
Brandon Stone
Ian Supra
Kristen Sydney
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
Patrick Walsh
Richard Wilton