Special Announcements

Seminole County Serve Saturday – September 16th

Seminole County Serve Saturday is happening THIS Saturday, September 16th at Central Baptist Church.  Join other local churches and organizations as we support our friends and neighbors in the clean up of Hurricane Irma.  We will meet together at 8:00am and deploy teams into our community. #SCServeDay Register your team here:  www.citychurchfl.org/serveday If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call Jo Rivera at 321-262-6619.  We look forward to partnering with you!

Blood Drive: September 17th

“One Blood” will have their bloodmobile this Sunday, September 17th parked in the front from 9:00am -2:00pm.

Financial Peace: September 17th

The Financial Peace University class is meeting September 17th. This is a great opportunity to learn about aligning your finances with your values. Most attendees recover $1,000s of dollars by following the “baby steps”.

A Man Named MARTIN – September 17th

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 about the German reformer in the first of this three-part series from Lutheran Hour Ministries. Pastor led Bible Studies starting September 17th at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Healing Service – September 23rd

Here at Holy Cross, we believe that Jesus is alive and well among us through his Holy Spirit, and that a part of his continuing ministry is healing the sick and afflicted. We believe in a supernatural God who still does supernatural things every day. We’re having a healing service on Saturday, September 23rd at 5:00pm in the sanctuary. We’re coming together as a congregation to expect and pray for the healing power of Jesus to be present among us. Come join us!

Heart to Heart – September 23rd

Heart to Heart will help you rediscover the similarities and differences between you and your spouse.  Cost is $69 per person. The workshop is held over 2 sessions:  First Session on Sept. 23, 8:30am to 12:00 pm. Registration deadline is 9/19. Register at hclm.org/marriageworkshop/. Contact Valerie or David Fosburgh with questions at 407-986-0980.

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 – September 24th

Our topic for September is Friendship. We plan to go to CiCi’s Pizza on Sunday, September 24th at 5:00 p.m.  All Kids Church families are invited to meet at CiCi’s pizza in Sanford.  3695 S Orlando Dr. Sanford, FL  32773.

LWML Mite Box – September 24th

LWML will have the mite box out next Sunday, September 24th.


L Team News

Book Club – September 25th

Join the Book Club on Monday, September 25th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Pecan Man” by Cassie Dandridge Selleck led by Betty Hoyer.

BUNCO – September 26th

Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, September 26th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.

LWML – Bible Study – September 26th

Please join us for Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall (September 26th at 6:30 pm). After the Bible study, we will have a short business meeting. Contact Sharon Shyrock at ssshyrock@yahoo.com with any questions.

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!


General Announcements    

Trunk or Treat Meeting – September 24th

Do you have a passion for our church and want to share it with our community in a unique way. Come to the Trunk-or-treat meeting Sunday, September 24th at 12:15p in the upstairs Youth Room. For more info email Lara Jackson at ljackson@hclm.org.

Are you ready for High School?

Have you started looking ahead to high school for your middle schooler?  We invite parents of 7th and 8th graders to get a preview of what Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s High School has to offer.  Mrs. Geiss, Upper School Principal, will offer 2 information sessions on Thursday, September 21st — one at 6:00pm and one at 6:45pm.  Choose the time that works best for you.  Classrooms will be open for tours between 6:00 and 7:00pm.  Please stop by to see the great things happening in our classrooms after the 6:00pm session or prior to the 6:45pm session.  If you have questions, please email Sue Stark at sstark@thehcla.org or call 407-936-3636 #3.

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

Lincoln Robinson as we celebrate his Baptism at the 11:00 service

Jill VanDamme as she celebrated her birthday

Ben VanDamme as he celebrated his birthday

Haley Hench as she celebrated her birthday

Scott and Laura Gelchie as they celebrated 12 years of marriage on September 10th

Rayna Wendell cancer in remission


Prayers in Loving Memory

Carolyn Schaffer

June Schreiber –  In loving memory of my wife June on our 68th wedding anniversary.  Life is very lonely without you. – Ervin Schreiber


Prayers of Comfort

Toni LaRose

Pamela Petty


Prayers of Healing

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

Art Schrysen (Jean Carlson’s Brother-in-law) praying for proper diagnosis and treatment of heart valve issues.

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


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


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

Stacey Homra

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

Jim 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)