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

Divine Dollies

A bed and breakfast on steroids, that about sums it up for Appleton’s Cafe. The food portions are huge, so order wisely! Our Ladies will be dining there on Nov 1st at 11AM (note the time change). Make reservations by calling Pati May at 407-221-2028.

First Sunday Cookout

November 6th 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.

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

We need your help

If we are going to make our goal of 200 baskets we need to do a big push in this last week of collections. So far we do not have enough items to even make 100 baskets. 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: 57/200; Gravy:  95/200; Cranberries:  53/200; Stuffing: 90/200; Yams: 45/200; Veggies 146/200; Chicken Broth 49/200; Pumpkin 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.

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.

What’s a Legacy Letter?

Have you thought about writing your ‘Legacy Letter’? This letter communicates your hopes and dreams for loved ones. It explains how your faith and generosity are interconnected.  Robin has samples for you to review. Email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org for some ideas!

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.

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

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Yahn Bartelink as he celebrates his 26th birthday
Javier Rosario as he celebrated his 42nd birthday
Scott Shyrock after surgery and radiation has been declared cancer free
Marlin Houser (Barb Cooley’s husband) was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, had 2 surgeries, and chemo, received a good report on his 3 month check-up

Prayers of Remembrance

Dirk Bartelink

Prayers for 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
Mary Carmen Diaz had a cardiac catheterization; prayers for favorable test results and healing
Mark Brink had his thyroid removed due to cancer; prayers for healing
Keith Lovell (Gayle Curtis’ nephew) diagnosed with diabetes; prayers that Keith accept this diagnosis and discernment for the doctors

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