Special Announcements


Join us for Lake Mary’s biggest and best Trunk ‘R Treat, Oct 29th at 5pm, right here in the Holy Cross Parking Lot! Back by popular demand the maze. We will have hot dogs and an ice cream truck and  LOTS OF CANDY!  So whether you are a little kid or a kid at heart, there is something for everyone. Kids can visit dozens of trunks in costume and safely collect candy.  To register your trunk or volunteer, go to trunkrtreat.org.

L-Team Announcements

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

Looking for Libations?

Corks for Dorks meets Friday, Oct 21st. Contact Ed Powell 407-322-2248 for place and time.
Ladies Happy Hour League meets Wednesday, Oct 19th. Contact Lana Wallis
407-754-8029 for place and time.

Real Men of Jesus

Have a meal, share a devotional and have some fun getting to know the other Men of Holy Cross. Meet in the Fellowship Hall on Oct 20th for a cornhole tournament and BBQ.

Can you do the Macarena?

How about the Electric Slide? If you join the Dancing Divas on Thursday, Oct 20th at 6:30 in the Youth Room you will learn that and more.


No, not the ultimate fighting club but Holy Cross’ very own Urban Fishing Club. This group of merry men go out for a couple of hours on a Sunday evening and sometimes they even catch some fish. Call Pastor Chris 407-929-7279 for place and time.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group

The service is always the best! There are several servers that go out of their way to please you and your entire party. Dinners all are over-sized and the best comfort food you could ask for. Meet at Metro Diner on Oct 27th at 5PM. Metro Diner is located at 985 N SR434, Altamonte Springs. Call Joanne Hench by Oct 26th to make reservations.

Suspicion, Betrayal and Hysteria

That’s the theme for the book The Witches by Stacy Schiff. Schiff provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials. Want to discuss this book? Join the book club on Oct 24th, 7PM, room 203.

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible study (LWML) will be Oct 25th. Bible Study starts at 6:30pm and the business meeting will begin about 7:30 for those who wish to stay. Hope to see you there! Any questions contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com.

Save the Date!

Our 2nd annual Ladies Christmas Tea will be held on December 13th from 6 to 9 pm in the church fellowship hall.  A small donation of $5 is requested. More information to come.

General Announcements

Family Serve

Grab your paint brush, put on some old clothes and join Pastor Paul at Hopper Academy on Oct 15th, 8:30AM-2PM. Lunch will be provided. The historic school is located at 1101 Pine Ave, Sanford, 32771.

Did you know that Jello has been around since 1897?

On our list for the Sharing Center this week is jello and pudding. Also, 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.

Original Art

Art work displayed in the courtyard following services has been made by the children in Kid’s Church. Take a moment to look at their creations.


People donating cans and metal for Missions will need to store their bags and such behind the dumpster inside the enclosure in the parking lot. The little red truck will be on vacation for the next three weeks.

Holy Cross Community Youth Basketball / Cheer League

Holy Cross runs Seminole Leagues, a sports ministry providing kids a safe and fun place to play sports.  We are now registering PreK4 – 5th grade for Basketball / Cheer.  Practices start the week of Jan 16th and are one evening a week.  Games are on Saturday mornings and everything is at the Holy Cross Upper School Campus at 100 Aero Lane in Sanford.  Join us for our third season of Upward Basketball for just $100.  Register today at www.SeminoleLeagues.com

Charitable Trusts

Charitable trusts save taxes when selling appreciated assets, eliminate taxable income when gifting retirement accounts and can establish regular income flow to heirs.  That may sound complicated, but not when our Gift Planning Counselor, Robin Paris, explains it. Why not have her stop by and show you the benefits?  Call Robin at 937-477-9713 or email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Elmer and Pam Nagy provided the altar flowers in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary and we pray for continued happiness and health
Greg and Debra Sisco provided the altar flowers in honor of their 24th wedding anniversary

Prayers for Healing

Chris Litwin (Alex and Carolyn’s son) having partial knee replacement; prayers for healing and full recovery
Deborah Anderson has a bad ulceration on her foot; prayers for healing
Regina Shaffer having last chemo treatment on Oct 27th; prayers for strength and wellness
Kevin Kittleson stage 4 cancer; prayers for healing
Debra Goodwin prayers for cancer free results from CAT scan
Annette Shaffer (Bob and Gina Shaffer’s daughter-in-law) will have surgery for a tumor in her head; prayers for doctor’s discernment for treatment
Alex Andino (Javier Rosario’s friend) has a brain tumor; prayers for successful treatment and comfort
Alice Clark right knee still swollen after surgery; prayers for healing
Jamie Fabozzi (Debbie Ruehle’s friend) has inoperable cancer in both lungs; prayers for healing
Jim Wood (Mistee Grunklee’s brother) prayers for successful surgery and full recovery
Scott Shyrock (Mark Shyrock’s brother) recently diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing
Gayle Lee (Dusty Netterstrom’s daughter) diagnosed with colon cancer, will be undergoing chemo; prayers for healing

General Prayers

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind had extreme damage due to
hurricane Matthew and had to be closed; prayers that God would be with the students and teachers at this time
Dennis Gudgen having both physical and mental problems; prayers for God’s guidance and peace

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
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
Kristen Sydney
Shawn Taggart
Cindy Taylor
Jim Thompson
William Ulm
Patrick Walsh
Rayna Wendell
Richard Wilton