Special Announcements

Semi- Annual Voters’ Meeting Sunday

The semi-annual voters’ meeting will be held this Sunday at 3PM on the Lake Mary Campus. It will be streamed from the HCLM.org websiteThe agenda is as follows:

  • • Amendment to the Constitution of the Missouri Synod
  • • Update with Plant & Build
  • • Church Plants
  • • Status of Mt. Dora Separation
  • • Financials

Veteran Recognition

Preschool is inviting all veterans to their chapel on November 9th at 9:30 am. They will say the pledge, sing God Bless America and recognize them with a special ribbon.

L-Team Announcements

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

First Sunday Cookout Sunday

We will be firing up the grill to cook hot dogs and hamburgers for after the 11AM service. Our grill masters need help with the preparation of this event. Please contact Helen Burns 407-302-4316 if you are able to help.

Pastor Poker

Monday, Nov 7th, at Pastor Paul’s house, 7PM. The game is Texas Hold Em, $5 buy in and winner picks non-profit organization to which they will donate the money.

Men’s Basketball

Come exercise and have some fun on the court. They will meet Nov 7th, 7PM at HCLA on the Aero Lane Campus. For more information contact Matt Martin 407-474-2030.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch

This is great place for a quick lunch, the food is always good and their lunch menu has lots of options and reasonable prices. Our lunch bunch will be dining at Bahama Breeeze located at 499 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, 32701, at 11:30AM on Nov 8th. To make reservations call Joanne Hench at


Women’s Bible Study

Just wanted to let you know of the change for November’s LWML meeting date. Due to the 4th Tuesday falling during Thanksgiving week, we have decided to meet the previous Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30PM. We will meet in the board room/conference room in the office as there is another function going on in the Fellowship Hall.

Christmas Tea

Second  Annual Christmas Tea, hosted by LWML, will be held on December 13th from 6 to 8 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring a wrapped small Christmas ornament or votive for the gift exchange and a $5.00 donation to defray the costs of the food. Any additional monies collected will go to mites. Looking forward to sharing this time with many of you.

General Announcements

Sunday is the last day to donate

Sharing Center will be here this Monday at noon to pick up our Thanksgiving basket donations. Here are  our totals so far:

Instant Potatoes: 57/200; Gravy:  95/200; Cranberries:  53/200; Stuffing: 90/200; Yams: 45/200; Veggies 146/200; Chicken Broth 49/200; Pumpkin Pie Mix 17/200; Jiffy muffin mix 21/200; Cake mix 20/200; Graham cracker crusts 25/200; Jello/pudding 87/200. Each family receives a Publix gift card valued at $15 to purchase a Turkey or Ham, your monetary donations will help us purchase these gift cards. No time to shop? Your $40 donation will pay for 1 family’s Thanksgiving dinner.

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.

Senior Intervention Group

Holy Cross has been invited to participate in the Senior Intervention Group’s Christmas Gathering by providing desserts. Please  call the office (407-333-0797) if you are interested. SIG will pickup the desserts on December 14th.

Stories about what your church is doing in the world

You are an essential part of the Synod’s work around the world, and the stories found in Lutherans Engage the World are about how You are making a difference and changing lives with Gospel and Christ’s mercy. Join us on the journey like never before. The new, multimedia website has videos, audio clips and author interviews that immerse you in the story.To sign up for a free subscription call the Church information center at 1-888-843-5267 or visit engage.lcms.org.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy And Seminole Leagues Receives $83,000 Grant
Seminole Leagues, a Faith-based sports league sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Academy 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, and offer more sports and to upgrade the quality of their program.  For information about Seminole Leagues go to: www.seminoleleagues.com

Transfer your blessings from God

You can through your will or trust as a testament of Christ’s love. Your faith and generosity will bless those you leave behind. Robin Paris can assist you with that. She has a list of reasonably priced Christian attorneys who understand the process of setting these up as a part of your estate plan. And our LCMS Foundation does any legal work on charitable gifts for free! Call her to set an appointment at 937-477-9713, or email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org.

Largest Potluck Ever

Be a part of a world-record attempt that will change a community forever! Join theCross Mount Dora on November 12th, 3-6PM. as they assemble 2000+ people to break a Guiness world record for the largest potluck ever! And the best news of all is that every dollar that is raised will be going to Lake Cares Food Pantry. Sponsored by theCross Mount Dora and hosted by Renningers. Questions? Go to largestpotluckever.com.

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

For our Veterans, God of compassion, dignity and compassion, watch over our veterans in recognition of their loyal service to the United States. Bless them with wholeness and love. Shelter them, heal their wounds, comfort them and grant them peace.

Prayers for Healing

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

Lori Luedtke having surgery on Nov 17th; prayers for successful surgery and healing

Alexis Villegas (Will Zacharias’ friend) fell off roof while preparing for the hurricane, broke his skull and several other bones, is comatose; prayers that  his body heals, that he wakes up fully aware and damage free

Carlee (Amy Stier’s niece) suffered a heart attack is responding somewhat; prayers for discernment for the doctors and patience & faith for her parents

Deloris Myers having surgery to alleviate severe nerve pain; prayers for successful surgery and complete recovery

Ed Hays (Cary Hays father) hospitalized; prayers for healing and comfort

Medford Shoemaker had surgery; prayers for favorable outcome and healing

Phil Curren had open heart surgery; prayers for healing and full recovery

Roger Webb (Doris Underwood’s son-in-law) cancer in neck and back of tongue has returned, starting extensive treatment; prayers for strength and healing

Samantha and Mary Muse, Samantha is donating her kidney to her mother; prayers that surgery was successful and peace for the family

General Prayers

James Robert III and family as they move from Colorado to Indiana; prayers for safe travel

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
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
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton