Special Announcements

Church Office Closed Sept 5th in Observance of Labor Day
No Monday Night Church Service on September 5th

Join the Pastors and L-Team Captains for lunch on September 11th at Noon

Over 150 families responded to our Summer survey. We have gone over the results and would like to have an open forum to discuss those results over lunch on Sept 11th at Noon in the Fellowship Hall. We continue to search for a new Worship Leader for the contemporary services, but that is not the only change taking place.  Pastor Chris is finished with school and turning his attention to L-Teams (We have around 15-20 new teams in development for Fall).  The Staff is teaming up with some members of the Congregation to help develop a continuing vision for Holy Cross that will help carry us into the future.  Join us to see what we’ve been doing and where we hope to go with God’s blessing.

Who will ever forget September 11, 2001?

The City of Lake Mary will be hosting a Memorial Service at 6:30PM on Sept 11th. They are considering the possibility of having a citywide choir for the event, if you would like to participate in this service please contact Deputy Fire Chief Joe Landreville at jlandreville@lakemaryfl.com.

L-Team Announcements

Red Hat Ladies

The ribs are amazing, fall off the bone,  love the new patio with the fire pit. The new look is amazing. Service is fantastic. The Divine Dollies will be visiting Smokey Bones in Sanford on Sept 6th at 11:30. Call Dee Good 407-772-0973 to make a reservation.

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. Starting on Sunday, Sept 11th (and continuing for 8 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 starting Sept 11th or Thursdays at 7:00PM  starting Sept 15th in the Fellowship Hall. For Sunday sessions, contact The Sadlon’s, arsadlon1234@hotmail.com and for Thursday sessions, contact Lisa LeBar at llebar22@yahoo.com.

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch

Great Tex-Mex at a reasonable price. Great portions too! Food is always made fresh. Lunch Bunch is having lunch at Amigo’s on Sept 13th at 11:30 AM. Amigo’s is located at 120 Westmonte Dr in Altamonte Springs. To make reservations call Dee Good at 407-772-0973.

HC Ladies Happy Hour League

A group of ladies that want to get together and bond with libations and good times. Their first get together will be Sept 14th, 5-7PM at Dexter’s. Locations will change monthly. For more information contact Lana Wallis 407-754-8029 or Susan Reid 407-330-7091.

Dancing Divas

Learn a line dance once a week; each week a new dance will be taught and practiced. They will meet Thursday’s starting Sept 15th 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.

Holy Cross 101

Pastor Matt is offering a new member class, no secret handshakes involved. It will be a onetime class on Thursday Sept 15th from 6-9PM. It will be a meet & greet with other new people, a Q & A with Pastor Matt and an introductions to our beliefs. It is a chance for you to learn more about Holy Cross and meet other people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A light dinner will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org.

General Announcements

Are You My Type?

Donating blood is simple and relatively painless. Three drops of blood contain over a billion blood cells. Blood cannot be man made. The Big Red Bus will be at Holy Cross on September 18th 9:30AM to 12 noon. So get ready to roll up your sleeves!

Family serve event

Come join us on September 10th at 9 AM until noon to help paint inside Hopper Academy. Hopper Academy is a historic school building near downtown Sanford that is being renovated to become a community center. By helping to restore it you will be benefiting the local community!  It’s also a great opportunity for families to serve together, and for students to gain needed community service hours.  Located at 1101 Pine Ave, Sanford. Contact Pastor Matt for more info at Mwallis@hclm.org

Please Help Spread the Word!

We are looking for a Worship Leader for our two contemporary services that can help us to grow and reach our goals for the future.  It is a part time position.  However, if the right person also has communications and IT/Website skills there is a possibility of the position being full time.  Please contact Pastor Matt at mwallis@hclm.org if you or someone you know is interested and for more details.

Gift Planning

Insurance can multiply family generosity. Insurance policies can let you leave large gifts for loved ones at affordable rates. Ever considered this for the Lord’s work? And the assets pass tax-free! Robin Paris, our Gift Planning Counselor, can help with correct and appropriate beneficiary designations. Her cell is 937-477- 9713, and email: Robin.Paris@lfnd.org

Prayers of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Ben VanDamme (Craig and Joanne Hench’s son-in-law) as he celebrates his birthday on Sept 6th
Nathaniel Hays as he celebrated his 7th birthday on Aug 31st

Prayers for Healing

Linda (Amy Stier’s cousin) has been hospitalized since Aug 13th, on a ventilator, experiencing organ shut down and showing no improvement; prayers for healing and that the family make the right decisions regarding her care
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; prayers for healing and full recovery
Midge Norris transferred to Florida Living; prayers for healing and complete recovery
David Hoenig had back surgery in Arizona prayers for healing and complete recovery
John Alvarez had heart surgery; prayers for healing and complete recovery

General Prayers

Crystal Vines prayers that she find gainful employment
Agatha and Jeffrey Agramonte (Debra Berg’s neighbors) prayers for strength, patience and direction
Steve prayers that he had a good interview that leads to employment

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