The Newsletter

For the Weekend of September 18, 2016

Welcome to Holy Cross!

If you are visiting with us today, we’d like to say thank you for coming and worshipping together.  We’d also like to get to know you better, and give you a chance to connect with us.  On some of the seat backs in front of you we have placed Connect Cards.  If you fill one out and leave it with an Usher, or place it in the offering plate, it is a great way to let us know that you were here.  You can also request more information or to have us contact you by checking one of the appropriate boxes.  We hope to hear from you!

Special Announcements

Creating a New Focus

Pastor Jake from The Table led several key members of Holy Cross through a visioning process which resulted in some new key areas of focus. Holy Cross Lake Mary is Casting Light to Help Those in The Dark Find their Way In Christ. Stay tuned to find out how we live this mission!

L-Team Announcements

Pastor Paul and Pastor Chris Sunday Bible Study

One of the common themes that we heard during the last survey was a desire from you to have more accessible Pastor-led Bible studies. Continuing for the next 7 weeks, at 9:30AM Pastors Paul and Chris will  lead a Bible study on the Book of Acts. We would love to see students attend Sunday School and parents attend this Bible Study and worship together at 11:00am!

This changes EVERYTHING!!

Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University!! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!!  Classes will be offered Sunday’s at 1:00PM or Thursdays at 7:00PM  in the Fellowship Hall. For Sunday sessions, contact The Sadlon’s, and for Thursday sessions, contact Lisa LeBar at

I Got Bunco!

Take a spin of the dice at the Holy Cross Bunco luncheon. 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.

Dancing Divas

Learn a line dance once a week; each week a new dance will be taught and practiced. They will meet Thursday’s at  6:30 in the Youth Room. Questions? Contact Lisa Mangus (321-377-8643) or Lori Hill (407-927-1815).

Men’s Breakfast with Pastor Chris

Start your week off right with a positive devotional focused on fatherhood along with a good breakfast. They will meet weekly, on Mondays, 6AM, starting Sept 19th at Cracker Barrel. Contact Pastor Chris 407-929-7279 with any questions.

Just Saying

Bring your favorite Bible verses and let’s discover the treasure that is in the Bible. Starts Saturday, Sept. 24th at 1PM and will meet in the church board room. For more information contact Sue Moffitt ( or Mary Oyler (386-717-8702). Be imaginative, be creative, be amazed!

Ladies Bible Study

This months Ladies Bible study (LWML) will be Sept 27th. The meeting will start at 6:30 with business and the Bible study should start at 7PM in the Church Board Room. Hope to see you there! Any questions contact Sharon Shyrock at

Save the Date

Trunk ‘R Treat will be Oct 29th 5-7PM. To register your trunk or volunteer go to

General Announcements

Every Drop Counts

There is no substitute for blood; blood cannot be manufactured. Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days, so the blood supply needs to be constantly replenished. So get ready to roll up your sleeves! The Big Red Bus will be at Holy Cross Today (Sunday) 9:30AM to 12 noon.

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

We are Cleaning the Closets

Come to the Sale…Sept 25th all morning. Bits and pieces of VBS’s of the past, Bible Studies, etc. Also plants and seeds. Cost? Donation only; all monies will go towards missions.

Teachers Needed

The Lower School campus is in need of 2 year old lead full time teacher 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a Early Childhood floating assistant, part time 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   Contact Elaine at 407-936-3636

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Rememberance

Carolyn Schaffer The altar flowers are provided by Walter Shaffer in loving memory of Carolyn.

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Carsyn Pendley (Joanne & Craig Hench’s granddaughter) for successful sugery

Prayers for Healing

Jack Cadden for favorable test results and a clear path forward, complete healing and return to excellent health

Jason Reimer (Doris  Zentner’s grandnephew) 30-year-old diagnosed with cancer; prayers for healing

Jennifer has been in the hospital for over a week. She has R.A., lupus, and has lung issues.

Dawne Samson (Ivy Fernandez’ sister) has been diagnosed with cancer; prayers for complete restoration of health

George Ryan suffering from chronic migraines with visual distortions, weakness, fatigue and severe pain; prayers for healing and relief from these migraine attacks

Rian (Andy and Pamela Sadlon’s nephew) hospitalized, unable to breathe on his own; prayers for healing

Kevin Kittleson diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer; prayers for healing

Carsyn Pendley (Craig and Joanne Hench’s granddaughter) had surgery; prayers for a successful procedure and recovery

Linda (Amy Stier’s cousin) has been hospitalized since Aug 13th, on a ventilator, experiencing organ shut down and showing no improvement; prayers for peace and guidance for the family

Marylou Nethers (friend of the Evers’ family) recently diagnosed with breast cancer, undergoing surgery and treatment; prayers for healing and that she develop a relationship with Christ

Alice Clark knee replacement surgery in rehab; prayers for healing and full recovery

Midge Norris transferred to Florida Living; prayers for healing and complete recovery

General Prayers

Maria (Mom) & Monica (Daughter) prayers for strength, patience and direction to find someone to take care of Mom at home

Crystal Vines prayers that she find gainful employment

Agatha and Jeffrey Agramonte (Debra Berg’s neighbors) prayers for strength, patience and direction

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

Jan Kerns

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