Special Announcements

A Man Named MARTIN

Martin Luther’s Spirit-inspired grasp of justification through faith was the cornerstone of the Reformation. His faith (tested and tried by the fires of religious oppression) remains a standard of Christ-centered endurance for believers today. Learn more with this three-part series from Lutheran Hour Ministries. Pastor led Bible Studies continues at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Reformation 500 for 500

As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we are planning on committing 500 hours of service during the month of October. Visit hclm.org/reformation500 to see the service opportunities and volunteer. Save the date of Oct 29th for a Reformation Celebration.

Kids Church Extended at 11:00 Service

Join Lisa Mangus – Director of Christian Ministry, after the praise & music upstairs in the Community Room for a Kids Service at 11:00 a.m. Children will sit with their parents for music and prayer.  Lisa will take them upstairs to the Community Room for the duration of the service.  Sign up in the narthex in the Kids Church binder.

First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – October 1st

We will have the first Sunday of the month cook-out after the 11:00am service on October 1st in the Courtyard. Come fellowship and connect with your church family!

It’s Trunk R Treat Time – October 28th

Saturday, October 28th from 5-8pm Holy Cross will host Trunk-r-Treat a church event turned a Lake Mary tradition! Families from all around Central Florida are invited to join us for a free night of fun, food, games, and of course candy and costumes. To make this event a success we need donations of candy, volunteers to help work the event, trunks to pass out candy and of course friends and family to come have a great time with us. For more information, or to sign up to help please visit trunkrtreat.org/ or email Lara at ljackson@hclm.org with any questions.

Need Lots of Wrapped Candy

Candy donations are needed for Saturday, October 28th as Holy Cross will be hosting TrunkRTreat.  Please bring wrapped candy to the front church office.  A box will be provided for your donation.  Appreciate your generosity in providing for this outreach opportunity in our community. For questions, email lmangus@thehcla.org.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – October 3rd

Join the ladies on October 3rd at LongHorn Steakhouse (4695 St Johns Parkway, Sanford, FL at 11:30am for lunch. Contact Mickey Buschman (407-878-0204) or Pattie Sanderhoff (407-687-8631) for reservations. Come and enjoy the fun, fellowship, and fantastic food!

Real Men of Jesus – October 5th

Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come join us on October 5th and every first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a fun time.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – October 10th

Join the ladies on October 10th at Outback 11:30am for lunch. Call Maxine Rzepka (407-323-7362) or Arlene Worden (407-321-3739) to make reservations.


General Announcements    

200 Baskets for the Sharing Center

Help us provide a nice Thanksgiving Dinner for families in our community! What would Thanksgiving be without STUFFING??? Mashed potatoes and gravy are a must at Thanksgiving and green beans. Yum! We have started our collection and will continue for the next 8 weeks, look for the complete list in the narthex.

Prayer Teams Meeting – October 1st

Come share meal, prayer, and devotion at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Haven’t joined a team? Prayerfully consider joining one: hclm.org/prayer.

Family Serve – Road Clean-up – October 7th

We have our next family serve on Saturday, October 7th, at 8:00AM. We will meet at StarChild Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road and clean up our adopted road. Please bring a trash “grabber” and some gloves. Visit hclm.org/reformation500 to sign up.

Family Serve – Grace N Grits – October 11th

We have another family serve opportunity on Wednesday, October 11th at Grace N Grits Sanford Civic Center downtown Sanford at 5:30pm. Visit hclm.org/reformation500 to sign up.

Academy – Sanford Preschool

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Sanford Preschool is looking for a part time VPK Lead Teacher. Contact Elaine Gonzalez 407-936-3636.

Metals for Missions

We are collecting donations of aluminum cans and assorted other metals to fund our various Holy Cross missions. Please place metals in the lil’ red pickup truck on Sundays or blue receptacle in the Fellowship Hall. Contact: Warren Jennison.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Ed Finnane (Dennis McGavock’s Nephew’s Son) for successful brain surgery, recovering at home


Prayers of Loving Memory

Tom Stein (on our 49th Anniversary – Gretchen Stein)

Stanley & Irene Cembor (Joanne Hench’s Parents)


Prayers of Comfort

Stacey Homra

Yates’ Conjoined Twins (Aaron & Amanda Yates (Lana’s Co-worker) gave birth to conjoined twin girls, both girls passed away on 9/17/17


Prayers of Healing

Barbara Hartpence for healing and recovery from surgery

Eli Culpepper for upcoming surgery with favorable outcome

Frank Sustr for healing and recovery from surgery

Karen von Lersner for healing from ongoing medical concerns

Earl Sipe (Kristin Underwood’s Great-Uncle) went into rehab feeling weak and is having difficulty walking; prayers for healing and strength

Joe Biagianti (Kristin Underwood’s neighbor) needs to find a heart surgeon as well as go through open heart surgery. Prayers for finding the doctor and they find the solution for his heart issues


General Prayers

Puerto Rico the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria; God help them come together to rebuild the Island


We pray today for all those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as those impacted by the wildfires in the western states.


We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Wolfgang Ahl

Barbara Bechtold

Debra Berg

Robert Bowes

Mark Brink

Jack Cadden

Cherrie Case

Ivan Cintron

Millie Diaz

Laura Doherty

Paige Elward

Jamie Fabozzi

Jonell Hagle

Hetty Lou Horn

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Megan Johnson

Carol Jusits

Ray Kerr

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Heather Marvel

Dennis McGavock

Janice Miller

Steven Montes

Desmond Niburg

Nicole O’Grady

Dan Olson

Audrey Pettit

Claudia Quesada

Jessica Quintana

Marian Ritter

Lori Rockey

Marsha Rush

Jim Salley

Evelyn Samples

Bryton Saxon

Sunny Schilter

Karen Schlue

Bob Smith

Wendy Spring

Gary Starkweather

Debbie Stevenson

Phil Stichler

Cindy Taylor

Will Thompson

Roger Webb

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer

Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

Pastor Matt Wallis (mwallis@hclm.org)

Pastor Chris Johnson (chrisj@hclm.org)

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul@hclm.org)