There will be no Saturday Night service on October 24th due to Trunk or Treat

The Table in DeLand to add a traditional worship service
The Table is one of Holy Cross’ sister churches located on the south side of DeLand.  They have been gathering for Sunday morning worship since February of this year.  Beginning November 8th they will add a traditional worship service, featuring Lutheran liturgy, at 8:30am on Sundays.  If you or someone you know lives in western Volusia county and prefers traditional worship, check out what’s going on at The Table.  There will be a special “preview” of the traditional style worship service on October 25th at 10am, with every week traditional worship beginning November 8th at 8:30am.  Find out more about The Table online at or on Facebook at

Holy Cross is once again hosting a “Trunk or Treat” on our Lake Mary Church Campus on Saturday, Oct 24 from 5-7pm. With bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course and a dunk tank it is a can’t miss event for all ages. Come roast hot dogs over the fire pit, plan on visiting the ice cream truck too. Bring your friends to this free community event. We are asking for candy donations (individually wrapped), and volunteers.  We need people to host Trunks for the 300 plus kids that parade around the campus.  To volunteer, go to or contact Pastor Chris Johnson,

Book Club News
The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Lawrence Anthony’s experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife. Come for a lively discussion on Oct 26th at 7PM.

Holy Cross 101
Pastor Matt is offering a new member class, no secret handshakes, no passwords involved. It will be a onetime class on Thursday October 29th from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs. It is a chance for you to learn more about Holy Cross and meet other people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at

First Sunday Cookout
It’s time to get cooking! Looking for the best volunteer job ever…grillmaster. If you would like to help out at the cookouts contact Pastor Matt at On Nov 1st come have lunch with us.

In the Beginning…
Join us for an historical, geographical, and Biblical journey through the Old Testament beginning in Genesis. We meet Sunday mornings starting today at 9:30AM in the church office conference room.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner Group
R.W. Blue American Grill & Bar is now open at 1210 S. International Parkway in The Shoppes at Oakmonte in Lake Mary near Interstate 4. The menu features fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, and wings. Our diners will be visiting this new restaurant on Oct 29th please call Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) by Oct 28th.

Something New is Coming to Holy Cross!
On November 2nd we would like to invite you to our new Monday night service!  The Monday night service will be an evening service from 6:30 to 7:30 PM that celebrates our rich Lutheran heritage with a traditional service.  We will share the same message for the whole weekend of services so that we can grow and learn together, and so that you won’t have to miss anything even when you’ve been out of town.  We are going to kick it off with the special service on November 2nd so please remember there will not be Saturday night service on October 31st. Please join us!

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  4 weeks, look for the complete list in the narthex.

Lead, Join or Just Come and Listen
Have you ever thought about getting involved in an L Team at Holy Cross, or maybe even starting one of your own?  Are you currently a member or a Captain of an L Team?  Then Pastor Matt would like to invite you to our next big L Team event!  November 1st, coinciding with the First Sunday of the Month cook out, we will be holding an L Team training and information session in the Fellowship Hall.  L Teams are a great way to get involved, meet new people, and grow in your faith simply by doing the things you already enjoy!  At this event, you can learn all about L Teams as well as how you could potentially start one and become a Team Captain.  If you already have an L Team, you can learn new ways of helping it grow and succeed.  Come join us!

Prayers of Thanksgiving
Tyler Bandhoo as he celebrated his 17th birthday on Oct 13th
Jennifer Gonzalez does not have cancer in her thyroid
Hannah Maisonet prayers of thanksgiving that she walked away from a serious car accident

Prayers of Comfort for Those Who have Lost Loved Ones
Diane Mazro (Pamela Sadlon’s Aunt)

Prayers for Healing

Mike Nicolosi has stage 4 stomach cancer that has spread to his lungs, abdomen and shoulder; prayers for healing,comfort and peace
Anette Johansson having headaches; prayers for favorable results from her CT scan
John Koury has had a stroke with seizures, doctors are still determining the best course of treatment; prayers that God gives guidance to the medical team and comfort to the family
Nellie Towers (Pamela Sadlon’s mother) undergoing testing; prayers for favorable results
Joan Willman (Pamela Sadlon’s Aunt) readmitted to the hospital for an infection; prayers for healing
Chris Jennison having surgery; prayers for healing and a speedy recovery
John Piros emergency brain surgery for a brain hemorrhage; prayers for full recovery, prayers for his family as they deal with this trauma
Bert Cook cervical disc surgery; prayers for healing ans full recovery
Susan Ashcraft (friend of Mary DeBonville) prayers for successful surgery and a full & speedy recovery
Joyce Guckert hospitalized with heart problems; prayers for healing
Kevin Whitefield recovering at home after a hospitalization following a fall sustaining several broken bones; prayers for healing and full recovery
Blackie Horst (Ashley Rivera’s grandfather) had bypass surgery, still in ICU; prayers for improvement and healing
John Crawford has had several surgeries to remove cancer, the doctors removed the cancer but he is hospitalized because of an infection; prayers for healing and a full recovery
Jordan McCaskill young college student whose body is rejecting her lung transplant, she needs another transplant; prayers for strength, a perfect match for the lung transplant, successful surgery and healing
Marco being treated for small cell cancer; prayers for healing
Karen Lorenz recovering from a stroke; prayers for strength and healing

General Prayers
Bob and Hilde Hoy safe travel to Germany for their 5 week visit with family
Jessie Ford safe travel as he comes home on leave from the Army
Danny and Tammy Chirinni prayers for God’s strength and guidance to help them get through a marital crisis

Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Barbara Bechtold
Robert Bowes
Amanda Broughton
Jack Cadden
Ivan Cintron
Jane Deed
Millie Diaz
Paige Elward
Bette Flynn
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