Special Announcements

A Man Named MARTIN

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 with this three-part series from Lutheran Hour Ministries. Pastor led Bible Studies continues at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

Kids Church Extended at 11:00 Service

Join Lisa Mangus – Director of Christian Ministry, after the praise & music upstairs in the Community Room for a Kids Service at 11:00 a.m. Children will sit with their parents for music and prayer.  Lisa will take them upstairs to the Community Room for the duration of the service.  Sign up in the narthex in the Kids Church binder.

LWML Mite Box – September 24th

LWML will have the mite box out this Sunday, September 24th. The money helps NLS Cartridges for the Lutheran Library for the Blind:  Lutheran Braille Workers’ mission is to provide the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ to visually impaired persons.  Providing NLS digital cartridges free of charge is an effective way to reach them with the Word of God.


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.

Last Thursday of the Month Dinner – September 28th

Join this group on Thursday, September 28th 5:00pm at Patio Grill (2900 S Orlando Dr Sanford 32773). Call with your reservation to Joanne Hench (407-322-6004) by September 27th.

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!

Real Men of Jesus – October 5th

Calling all men, high school and up, who seek a deeper community connection with other men. Come join us on October 5th and every first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a fun time.


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.

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.

Prayer Teams Meeting – October 1st

Come share meal, prayer, and devotion at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP online, bring a side dish or dessert to pass. Check with your Team Leader. Visit hclm.org/prayer to see list of prayer teams and submit a prayer. Haven’t joined a team? Prayerfully consider joining one.

First Sunday of the Month Cook-out – October 1st

We will have the first Sunday of the month cook-out after the 11:00am service on October 1st in the Courtyard. Come fellowship and connect with your church family!

Family Serve – October 7th

We have our next family serve on Saturday, October 7th, at 8:00AM. We will meet at StarChild Academy on Longwood/Lake Mary Road and clean up our adopted road. Please bring a trash “grabber” and some gloves. RSVP to Pastor Chris at chrisj@hclm.org.

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.

Charitable Trusts

Charitable Trusts are agreements allowing generous people the ability to avoid capital gain taxes upon transfer and receive a charitable tax deduction at the same time. What a joy!  Robin can show you how to set one up. Call her at 937-477-9713, or email her at Robin.Paris@lfnd.org.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Isaiah Hench as he celebrates his 10th Birthday on September 28th

Maya Rose Moore as we celebrate her Baptism at the 11:00 service


Prayers of Comfort

Jeremiah Mickelson (Stacey Dyess’ Son)


Prayers of Healing

Karen von Lersner for healing from ongoing medical concerns

Winnie Luzzi for healing and recovery from bladder procedure

Lucy H. Clarke (age 81) breast cancer, has become senile & unable to care for herself, lives alone in Attleboro, MA

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.


We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.


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

Will 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)