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.

Semi- Annual Voters’ Meeting

The semi-annual voters’ meeting will be held on November 6th, 3PM on the Lake Mary Campus. The agenda is as follows:
•    Amendment to the Constitution of the Missouri Synod
•    Update with Plant & Build
•    Church Plants
•    Status of Mt. Dora Separation
•    Financials

L-Team Announcements

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

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.

I Got Bunco!

Take a spin of the dice at the Holy Cross Bunco luncheon on October 25th. It’s BYOB (Bring your own bag) lunch at 11:30 – Dice down at Noon. Prized White Elephants have been won and lost in seasons past. Prior experience not required.

Hiking Team

Black Bear Wilderness area, 5298 Michigan Avenue, Sanford, is the next spot for the Hiking L-Team. They will meet on Nov 5th at 9AM. For more information contact Dennis McGavock at 407-690-2985.

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.

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

200 Baskets

Jiffy Mix, cake mix and frosting are needed next weekend to help us provide a nice Thanksgiving Dinner for families in our community!  Also, thanks for your contributions over the past few weeks, so far we have….
Instant Potatoes: 44/200; Gravy:  73/200; Cranberries:  24/200; Stuffing: 58/200; Yams: 12/200; veggies 131/200; chicken broth 34/200. 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.

HCLA Middle and High School Open House

Join us Wednesday, October 26 for our Open House on our Upper School Campus at 100 Aero Lane, Sanford.  Parents of Middle or High School Students are invited to tour our campus and learn what HCLA has to offer for your student.  Students are welcome to join you as well.  Tours will be provided at 12:00, 1:30, 3:45 and 5:00 PM.  Call us at 407-936-3636 #4 or visit us at www.thehcla.org for additional information.

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

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

Emilee Martinez as we celebrate her baptism at the 9:30 service
Dylan Flynn as we celebrate his baptism at the 9:30 service
Devin Buster as we celebrate his baptism at the 11AM service
Jaelyn Buster as we celebrate her baptism at the 11AM service
Keith Lovell (Gail Curtis’ nephew) tumor on adrenal gland was benign
Jim Wood (Mistee Grunklee’s brother) surgery was successful; prayers for healing
Kristen Sydney cancer free for one year

Prayers of Comfort

Patrick Walsh

Prayers for Healing

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
Mary Carmen Diaz had a cardiac catheterization; prayers for favorable test results and healing
Mark Brink having his thyroid removed due to cancer; prayers for healing
Keith Lovell (Gail Curtis’ nephew) diagnosed with diabetes; prayers that Keith accept this diagnosis and discernment for the doctors
Greg in rehab; prayers of healing for him and his family
Chris Litwin (Alex and Carolyn’s son) had knee replacement surgery; 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

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
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